Featuring gorgeous views of the bay, The Manor Inn offers historic bed and breakfast lodging in Castine, Maine. The inn boasts very large guest rooms, all of which have sitting areas, complimentary full breakfasts, and a pub and full restaurant. In Castine, you can enjoy attractions & activities, go for long walks, kayak, ride bikes, visit our museums, or find a bench close to the water and watch the beautiful boats go by. In the colder months, you can snowshoe or cross country ski in Witherle Woods. It’s quite like a Norman Rockwell painting here in the winter months.
The Manor Inn was built in 1895 by Commodore Fuller of the South Boston Yacht Club as a summer cottage. Then it was named Allview because of its many windows that prominently display surrounding views of the bay.
The commodore sold the house to the McClintock family -of Pittsburgh- five years after the passing of his wife. The McClintock family remodeled the house to resemble the stone and shingle style made fashionable by architects McKim, Mead, and White. The McClintocks reportedly sold, then hitched up the horses and moved when cars began driving past the inn on Battle Avenue.
By the 1940’s public dinners were taking place at The Manor Inn and boarders were being taken in for the summer. This continued throughout the 50’s and subsequently the house fell into decline so much so that by the 70’s it was due to be bulldozed. Fortunately, previous owners restored the house and saved it from destruction.
The owners of the last 21 years, Tom Ehrman and Nany Watson, continued to restore and preserve this historic property before selling it in May of 2019 to Will Cosgrove and Simone Martin, who are enthusiastic and honored to be the stewards of The Manor Inn and to be the next chapter in this beautiful long history.