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The Moorings Inn Information


Offering some of the best ocean side views of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island! Located in Southwest Harbor, you will treasure the panoramic landscape of the mountains, ocean, and harbor yachts. The Moorings Inn is a pet friendly historic Inn, with a rich history dating back to 1765. We are across the street of one of The Hinckley Co. boat yards, and there is a boat rental business on-site. We have a private beach complete with picnic tables, chairs, charcoal grills, and fire pits. From our backyard, you can see Southwest Harbor and the sunset to the West, Somes sound nestled amongst the Acadia mountains directly northward, and multiple islands along with the sunrise and open ocean to the East. We are a unique boutique, and NOT modern chic! The few owners and families that have owned this property have worked hard to keep this 18th century beauty as unique, preserved, and different from most anything you'll come across! We are a locally family owned and operated Inn that has Cottages open all year, with the Main House Inn open seasonally. The Moorings Inn is 30 minutes from the Bar Harbor Airport, 1 hr from Bangor International Airport, and 3 hrs 30 minutes from Portland International Jetport. Our property contains 4 different buildings, with 2 buildings being open all year and available for rental. Our property is right on the ocean, which keeps our weather mild and fairly windy. Due to this, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY AIR CONDITIONING IN ANY UNITS-- however there are fans available in the rooms on the occasion they are needed. Our Inn focuses on the beauty of our one of a kind view, so most rooms in the Main House do not have a TV. All cottages have a TV. Main House Inn - 12 rooms, Open Mid May until Oct. 31st. NO A/C. Lookout Cottage - 3 Units, Open Mid May until Oct 31st. NO A/C Pilot House Cottage - Open all year. NO A/C Redone: 2011 Mansell House Cottages-- 3 Units, Open all year. Newest Building, built in 1994. NO A/C


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Ice machine
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Private beach area


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Free breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Boating
  • Wine tasting
  • Card, board, video games
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Wild life


We have limited rooms with walk-in showers, listed here: Mansell Port Mansell Starboard Spindrift Suite Lookout Portside Cottage Northern Light (NOT walkin shower, but there is a tub rail on the wall)


Check in: 3:00 PM till 6:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
Accommodation type: Inn
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Thompson Island Info Center (13.0 miles)

    When you drive onto Mount Desert Island from the bridge, you're on route 102. Keep right on 102-S, which will eventually take you through Southwest Harbor. Take the left turn onto 102A (Seawall Rd.). Take another left onto Mansell Lane, and then a right onto Shore Road. We will be on your left-hand side, directly next to the Hinckley boat yard and dock

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