Choice of lodges in one family-run group, including the original York Harbor Inn (main inn); the seven-room Harbor Crest Inn, which dates from 1730; and the newest addition, Chapman Cottage
Two restaurants in the main inn, including 1637 for dinner and a fun Sunday brunch and the Ship’s Cellar pub for lunch; Chapman Cottage also has the Tavern, for hearty dinners on the deck
What To Know
Chapman Cottage and the Harbor Crest Inn are around half a mile from the main inn along a scenic coastal road
Rooms at York Harbor Inn have the most traditional look; sloping ceilings make some feel small
No elevators, but the staff is on hand to help with bags
Harbor Crest Inn is the only pet-friendly hotel in the group
Check-in is at York Harbor Inn
Parking on site
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Collection of family-run historic inns in York Harbor, Maine, with beach access and sea views
Family owned and run since 1978, York Harbor Inn comprises six historic lodges along the waterfront in York Harbor, Maine. At the heart of the action is the namesake York Harbor Inn (dubbed the “main inn”), the largest of the buildings and home to the 1637 restaurant and the Ship’s Cellar pub, which showcases custom handcrafted mahogany woodwork. The guestrooms here are all individually designed, but they have a uniformly traditional style, with fabric headboards, flat-screen TVs and small private bathrooms. Around half a mile away along the coast road, the Harbor Crest Inn is the pet-friendly option of the group, with just seven large guestrooms, including a two-room suite with a private terrace. All have four-poster King beds, gas fireplaces, WiFi and, in most, a two-person Jacuzzi tub. Next door is Chapman Cottage, the newest and most upscale of the properties, opened in 2012. Here you’ll find just seven guestrooms, three with private decks and two with deep soaking spa tubs and gas fireplaces, as well as the popular Tavern restaurant. A favorite with guests and locals, the indoor/outdoor Tavern puts a creative spin on regional specialties like cottage chowder with Atlantic hake, grilled watermelon and ricotta fritters, and Chapman’s lobster brioche.
In the Area
Just an hour north of Boston, York, Maine, is a quintessential New England seaside escape. Beach lovers have their pick of the two-mile-long Long Sands, the sunbather-friendly Short Sands, family-favorite York Harbor Beach (across from the main inn) and secluded Cape Neddick Beach, while culture seekers should plan on stops at the landmark Nubble Lighthouse and Boon Island Lighthouse. Pick up some salt water taffy at the Goldenrod, a York Harbor institution since 1896, or shop for keepsakes in the indie boutiques in Perkins Cove. For golf lovers, the Ledges and Cape Neddick Country Club are both within driving distance.
York Harbor Inn
480 York Street
York Harbor, Maine 03911
How to Get There
Flights are available to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The inn does not offer transfers to/from BOS, about 50 miles away. It is recommended that guests rent a car. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available at no charge.