Old Granite Inn
Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Rockland, Maine, USA
546 Main St, Rockland, Maine, 04841, USA
Contact(s): Ed & Joan Hantz
Phone: 1 207 594-9036
Tollfree: 1 800 386-9036
Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast - 8 rental units
|High Season: Fall, Summer
PR Discount: 10% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS
General Discount: None
Agent Commission: None
Payment: Amex, Cash, Check, Debit Card, Discover, MC, Visa Amenities Private Bath * Disability: No Access * Wireless in Room * Nonsmoking Rooms Available * Garden, Ocean views * Breakfast included * Children Welcome * Pets - Call First
HISTORIC B&B INN OVER PENOBSCOT BAY
Welcome to Maine's Old Granite Inn Bed & Breakfast, in the national historic district of Rockland, Maine. Our Rockland B&B is a Federal Colonial constructed from gray granite that was quarried nearby in St. George.
Local craftsmen built this beautiful home that still stands today. In the early 1900s, the building changed hands, purchased by the ELKS for their clubhouse.
In 1984 John and Stephanie Clapp bought the property, and through renovation and restoration created the lovely, comfortable Old Granite Inn. In 1997 the inn was sold again to Ragan and John Cary of St. George, an educator and an engineer, continuing the tradition of a fine Maine Bed & Breakfast. The current owners are Ed & Joan Hantz.
Rockland is a great place - the "Gateway to the Penobscot". Ferry boats leave daily for North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands, part of the Fox Islands. There's fresh water swimming on Lake Chickawaukie just two miles from the Inn.
Rockland is close to the Knox County Airport, with daily service from Boston, Massachusetts.
EXPLORE THE CITY
There are so many great, diverse galleries and intriguing shops in Rockland:
* Farnsworth Art Museum
KNOX COUNTY LIGHTHOUSES
Out in the countryside, you'll find beaches, parks, lighthouses and mountains to climb. The Rockland area contains the only Knox County mainland lighthouses accessible by car and foot. These include:
* Rockland Breakwater Light (1888/1902): 18' square tower atop fog signal house at end of granite pier. Access from Samoset Road.
GO TO SEA
Rockland Harbor is home to windjammers and other tour boats offering luncheon cruises, day trips and extended sails. Just take the ferry, across from the inn, to the islands of Vinalhaven or North Haven.
When evening comes, try some of our excellent restaurants, or plan a picnic of fresh boiled lobster and clams on a wharf as the sun sets over the darkening water...
Then come home to the Old Granite Inn and sleep soundly.