York Harbor Inn
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
Such a beautiful property with the nicest staff! So kind and patient- our accommodations luxurious- beautifully appointed rooms with every amenity- and then their restaurant- over the top fresh and delicious- wonderful seafood dishes and old fashioned desserts such as blueberry pie with ice cream, hot fudge sundaes with homemade hot fudge- this is a very special property and you must come and visit.
Our stay here this year was absolutely amazing!!! Just to recap, our stay last year wasn't a good one and the Manager, Paul Gagnon, reached out to us and invited us back. So we spent our anniversary there again this year and he did not disappoint. We stayed in the Chapman Cottage. Absolutely gorgeous room, the view from our room was magnificent, the bed was nice and soft and the mini second level where the Jacuzzi and the shower were situated, was nice and neat (too bad we didn't have a chance to use the Jacuzzi....definitely next time). the lawn was very well manicured and the staff was amazing in helping with anything we wanted or needed. Paul more than made up for last year and I plan on bringing my friends and family back there with me. We ate at the Chapman Grill which was so delicious. Look for my review on it. Chapman Cottage just made my top 10 list!!! Thanks Paul!!
Our Winter and Summer getaway! A little bit of heaven on earth in Maine ! Going there over 25 years and always find something that was better than the last time we visited at our Northern home away from home !
Love this place, so quaint, balcony off front beautiful water views. This time stayed at Chapman house down the street. Lovely room with a balcony/porch. Small quaint bar area, lounge with fireplace. Huge lawn walk over to beach. Close to shops. Friendly staff. Definitely recommend, we had wonderful time
We stayed there for a family wedding down the road and associated events held at the Inn. The food in the cellar pub and the breakfast buffet was wonderful and plentiful. Every staff member with whom we dealt was pleasant and helpful. The room had a lovely view of the park and water, the bed was comfortable, but the shower was extremely small and uncomfortable, especially for taller people. The gracious team there made the weekend delightful.