The Way Life Should Be. . .

If you've never been to Boothbay Harbor before (or Maine, for that matter) then it's time you made plans to visit this magical seaside village. The beauty of the scenery is only surpassed by the friendliness of the people. When we first moved up here 13 years ago the Maine state slogan was "The Way Life Should Be", and as far as we're concerned that statement is spot-on! Many of our guests return year after year because they agree wholeheartedly (plus, returning guests receive welcome gifts, room upgrades, and other perks, just for being a part of the Welch House family).

Do your tastes run toward outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, sailing, fishing? We've got plenty of that and more. Enjoy browsing art galleries and collecting the work of fine artisans and craftsmen? Check. We've got the country's best garden according to Trip Advisor – the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden – plus a narrow gage railroad and antique car museum. You'll find live music performances in a variety of genres, and several of Maine's top restaurants all within walking distance.

So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to check out our calendar of events to see what’s happening, and check out our specials page to get one of the best deals in town.

Summer Special: Dinner on Us

Stay three nights, Memorial Day through Columbus Day in a king or queen harbor view room (Best Available) and receive a bottle of our house wine to enjoy on the deck and a $50.00 gift card for dinner at the Boathouse Bistro, Cod's Head Fish House & BBQ or Mine Oyster.

Find out why our guests return to the Welch House Bed & Breakfast year after year, and why the locals call it the best view in town!

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"My husband and I stayed at the Welch Inn to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. This was only the second time we have stayed at a B & B - and - thanks to the Welch Inn - it won't be our last. Susan and Michael are the quintessential hosts! They are welcoming and warm and made our stay memorable. The rooms are lovely. We stayed in the Leeward Room with a queen size bed (very comfortable), attached bathroom and fireplace. The inn is exceptionally clean and well appointed. At night we enjoyed either sitting on the deck or in the main room enjoying the fireplace. We couldn't have asked for more. On top of it, we were treated with a lovely gourmet breakfast - homemade apple pancakes and a tasty crab quiche! Not to mention their great endless coffee and homemade granola, muffins and scones! What more could you ask for! This was our first time visiting Boothbay Harbor and we will most definitely return. Also, if you visit make sure to enjoy the breakfast and take Michael and Susan up on their restaurant recommendations. Thank you Susan and Michael - you exceeded our expectations!"

Name: The Welch House Inn
Description: Enjoy your Maine vacation at the Welch House Inn, an uncommon 14-room Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, ME; the soul of Midcoast Maine and your best Maine Coast B&B vacation choice!
Date Founded: 2003
Founder: Susan Hodder & Michael Feldmann
Address: 56 McKown Street
City/Locality: Boothbay Harbor
State/Region: ME
Postal Code: 04538
Map: Link
Days Open:
Payments: Cash,Checks,Credit
Price Range: $$