This is a wonderful place. Deer Isle is a special area, with beautiful scenery, interesting history, and many galleries displaying a variety of different art. The Inn is situated just south of Little Deer Isle and the bridge that connects Sedgwick, Maine to Deer Isle. The Inn building had various functions when the ferry operated, and after the bridge was completed in 1939, the building was turned into an Inn. The proprietors, Jean and Gerald Wheeler, are very interesting people--who have operated the Inn for nearly twenty years--and make guests feel at home and part of their extended family. Gerald Wheeler was a harpsichordist and pianist with the Montreal Orchestra, and Jean Wheeler is a photographer (and ski instructor in the winter months), and their home is filled with many books and other treasures. The breakfasts are delicious, and there are often lively conversations with other guests. Gerald often practices the piano (and sometimes the harpsichord), and guests can enjoy this special treat more than once. We have stayed at the Inn a number of times, and as a consequence, feel part of the Wheeler family. It is a very remarkable place. The Inn has a number of very comfortable rooms, from a commodious loft to other quarters with great views of the bridge spanning Eggemoggin Reach. There are a number of good restaurants on Deer Isle for dinner, and the old landmark Opera House in Stonington often has a movie or play, and there are concerts and lectures there as well and in other venues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast by the Sea, in a lovingly restored 1840 farmhouse on the Eggemoggin Reach. Four unique guest rooms in the main house and a well-furnished, attached family cottage The Mooring. Professional musician and sailor/photographer owner-innkeepers. Peaceful setting, inspiring area, fishermen and artists in a 'real' Maine island community found in the writings of Robert McCloskey and John Steinbeck.... ... more less