Beauport Inn – Lesbian Owned Ogunquit Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 22nd, 2019

Beauport Inn

The Beauport Inn is a unique stone English Manor located just 1/2 a mile from Route 1 and the center of Ogunquit, Maine.

This gorgeous property is set on nine acres of fields and woods which border the Josias River. With three large guest rooms, a two-room suite, and a fully-equipped apartment, this intimate setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a relaxing escape, or an extended Maine vacation.

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Beauport Inn – Lesbian Ogunquit Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 7th, 2017

Beauport Inn

The Beauport Inn is a unique stone English Manor located just 1/2 a mile from Route 1 and the center of Ogunquit, Maine.

This gorgeous property is set on nine acres of fields and woods which border the Josias River. With three large guest rooms, a two-room suite, and a fully-equipped apartment, this intimate setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a relaxing escape, or an extended Maine vacation.

You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds in this ideal location — surrounded by nature, it’s peaceful and tranquil; yet we’re just a stone’s throw to beaches, shops, restaurants, and all the area has to offer.

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Ogunquit, Maine: A Beautiful Place by the Sea

Author: , March 17th, 2014
by Linda Zietz, The Beauport Inn, Ogunquit, Maine
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Nubble Lighthouse - Ogunquit, Maine

I’ve traveled to many places, but had never been to Provincetown, Massachusetts. So when my partner Ellen and I planned our first vacation together in October 2009, that’s where she suggested we go. She said, “You’ll love P-town. It’s a happy place.”

Ogunquit BeachEllen was right. We found a rental online and went to Provincetown for a week. It’s a wonderful, joyous town. I loved everything about it — the view of the dunes as you approach the town; the beautiful beaches; interesting shops; great restaurants; the
liveliness of Commercial Street.

But most of all, it was the friendly vibe of the area that drew me in. And it was wonderful to be able to walk down the street holding hands with another woman, without giving it a second thought. For our next three vacations, Provincetown was the destination of choice.

Perkins Cove - Ogunquit, MaineBut I like change, so I researched other gay-friendly towns. After a neighbor told me how much he and his partner loved Maine, I decided to check that out. I’d always envisioned Maine as backwoods, cold, and a long car ride away, but decided to keep an open mind.

When I read about a town called Ogunquit on the southern coast of Maine, I was intrigued. It sounded like a smaller version of Provincetown, with a large gay community; welcoming attitude; lots of restaurants and shops; and beautiful beaches. An added bonus — which surprised me — was that it was a shorter drive from our home in Connecticut, and relatively free of the traffic jams you might face going to the Cape during the summer. I was ready to pack my bags.

Ellen wasn’t quite as enthusiastic. “The town’s the size of a postage stamp”, she said. “Why would you want to go there?”

Lolly the Trolly - Ogunquit, MaineIn the end, though, she agreed to go to Ogunquit. We found a rental online, the “River View Apartment”. It was part of a bed & breakfast called the Beauport Inn, a stone mansion just outside the center of town. The apartment and setting looked gorgeous, and there was an in-ground pool if we got tired of going to the beaches. We booked the apartment for a week, and on June 26th, 2010, headed off to Maine.

Compared to Provincetown, Ogunquit seemed more laid back and less flamboyant.
Although the town is small, there’s much to see and do — the beautiful white sand
Ogunquit beach stretches for miles; the Marginal Way is a spectacular path along the ocean; The Ogunquit Playhouse offers first-class live musical theatre; Perkins Cove, a quaint former fishing community, has interesting shops, restaurants, and gorgeous scenery. There are art galleries and a modern art museum. And lobsters, of course – the best I’ve ever tasted.

When we wanted to explore other places, the choices were plentiful. Portland, a vibrant, eclectic, gay-friendly city, was just a half-hour drive north. Nearby towns of Biddeford, Old Orchard, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, York, Cape Neddick, and Kittery each had their own special character, and much to offer.

OgunquitEvery day was a new and wonderful adventure. There was a feeling of endless possibilities, and not being limited. We never got bored. Ogunquit was everything we’d hoped it would be, and more; and the Beauport Inn was so wonderful, we wished we never had to leave.

We didn’t know it at the time, but we had taken a step into our future. When we headed home that July 4th weekend, we began planning our next trip to Ogunquit — not just for vacation, but also for house-hunting.

In the three years that followed, we returned to Southern Maine a number of times. A year ago, true to a psychic’s prediction, we bought the Beauport Inn, the place where we stayed during that first visit to Ogunquit. We’re now living our dream in this “beautiful place by the sea” — and now as innkeepers, happily sharing it with others.

Beauport Inn - Ogunquit, MaineBut that’s another story, for another time.

Stay tuned!

Beauport Inn is a Beautiful Luxury Manor – Warm and Welcoming!: Come join us at this beautiful, tranquil English Manor on 9 acres. Outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Tiled steam room. Private bath, small refrigerator, and gas fireplace in each room. Wi-fi, A/C, full breakfast. Walk or bike to town center, beaches, and bars. One mile to Playhouse. Tennis courts next door. A hidden gem.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Beauport Inn, Ogunquit, Maine

Author: , May 26th, 2013

Beauport Inn, Ogunquit, MainePeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Beautiful Luxury Manor – Warm and Welcoming!: Come join us at this beautiful, tranquil English Manor on 9 acres. Outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Tiled steam room. Private bath, small refrigerator, and gas fireplace in each room. Wi-fi, A/C, full breakfast. Walk or bike to town center, beaches, and bars. One mile to Playhouse. Tennis courts next door. A hidden gem.

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