Tour the Inn
Oceanside Meadows Inn is an historic sea captains home c. 1860 standing on 200 acres at the head of Sand Cove in picturesque Prospect Harbor. Built by Captain George Allen the inn was placed close to the white sand beach at the head of the bay, so that summer guests could enjoy the relaxing sound of the surf and the cool sea breezes. Local resident and dear friend Frances Wood remembers staying with her Great Uncle George as a small child during her summer vacations, and recalls the many house guests that would visit from Boston and New York to summer on the ocean.
Inside the inn you are reminded of the buildings history and original owner. The travels of the sea captain are reflected in furnishing which would have been collected during his voyages around the globe. Inlaid screens from the east, a magnificent carved elephant from India, fine furnishings from England and many pieces reminiscent of the ports of Boston and New York. Several models of grand sailing ships of the day adorn the main living room, which commands spectacular views of the bay and crashing surf. In the evenings a large fire place bathes the room with a warm glow creating a welcoming atmosphere conducive to conversation, while marshmallows are roasted and hot chocolate enjoyed after a day of fresh air and adventures on the peninsula.
Retiring to your room you will find comfortable queen or king sized beds, memorable views of the ocean, meadows and gardens with the sounds of nature all around. The trickling of two streams that run by the side of the inn and the sound of the surf will lull you to sleep. All our rooms have private bathrooms with either showers or tubs. We have a large suite that has a queen sized bed, its own living room area as well as a small room adjoining that has two twin beds that is ideal as a dressing room if you are not traveling with children. This room is favored as a special treat for honeymooners, spanning the house the room has five eight over eight windows offering views over the bay, meadows and gardens. All the inn rooms are all well sized and comfortable, attention has been made
to small details that will make your stay on the coast of Maine a relaxing respite away in your home away from home. Also on our estate is the large 1820′s farmhouse, that commands super views of the beach and offers seven further bedrooms all with private bathrooms. AdditionallyAlso on our estate is the large 1820′s farmhouse, that commands super views of the beach and offers seven further bedrooms all with private bathrooms. Additionally there is a large living room with fireplace to warm you on cool nights, a spacious dining room and kitchen, all with views of the ocean. This building is perfect for parties that want to stay in an historic inn and experience all that it offers but also want the opportunity of preparing some of their own meals. One of the bedrooms in the farmhouse offers spectacular views over the bay, has a cathedral ceiling and french doors that open onto a private veranda overlooking the beach. This large room has a king sized bed and the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep at night. All the other rooms in this historic house are individually appointed, offer ocean or meadow views, queen sized beds and private bathrooms. We have found that guests with specific dietary requirements, that are catered to by our inn and many local restaurants, also enjoy the extra luxury that having a fully equipped kitchen offers.
Guests at the inn wake to the sun rising across the bay, the sound of birds all around and the occasional sighting of moose that stroll onto the beach to feed on seaweed brought on the last tide. Gourmet breakfasts are served daily and are available to all our guests staying both in the sea captains home and the farmhouse.
Sonja’s very special three or four course breakfasts are served in the colonial house dinning rooms, where guests gather for a wonderful culinary experience which often includes exquisite chilled soups, fresh homemade muffins and breads, waffles, pancakes, soufflés, baked eggs to name just a few of her extensive repertoire of wonderful dishes. A perfect way to begin your day in Down East Maine as you watch lobster boats ply the Atlantic Ocean just yards away.
There are lots of things to do while on the peninsula. Our unique sandy beach is a great place to have a picnic, lay in the sun or take a dip in the refreshing Atlantic. Explore the rugged coastline, tidal pools, and lighthouses; spot an eagle or osprey overhead; try sea kayaking , yachting or fresh water canoeing. Join us for croquet on the lawn; relax in the flower gardens or curl up by the fire with a good book or parlor game.
The painting on this page is by Deane Folsom, an award winning painter whose work we are glad to feature here and in our inn. Absolutely all proceeds from the sale of Deane’s work go directly to support the artist and his work.
For further information please do call us here on the coast of Maine. We look forward to welcoming you.