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Winter at the Welch House Inn

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Winter is great at the Welch House Inn. It’s quiet. It’s pretty.

Snowy Islands from the Welch House Inn.

Snowy Islands from the Welch House Inn.

I grew up in New England, and let me tell you that even if you didn’t spend your youth driving around wicked fast on the back roads, you can still have a great time in Boothbay Harbor in the winter.

“Traveling w/o reservations, made the call because of the ad @ an information center. Michael, your kindness on the phone made the sale – being open in January helped. We had a great night! Breakfast was super!”
Richard & Jeanne Lynn
Yukon, OR

OK, the fact that they were from Yukon, OR might have had something to do with their comfort in the snow, but other guests are having just as good a time.

In addition to the breathtakingly beautiful setting, we have several really good restaurants within walking distance, McSeagull’s (our local hangout) stays open ’till the plows come home. Ralph and Illana have a wicked cool menu that’s quite different from your usual pub fare. The Thistle Inn offers a real “non-descript-lower-European” Comfort Food menu. Lamb Shank, Short ribs, Brisket. Michael (their Chef) still has wonderful seafood on the menu, but the meat dishes are what bring me every time.

Shopping your bag? Just walk down the hill. A Silver Lining (owned by Goldsmith Tony Heyl) is fabulous and has a great selection, including his ”Maine Bracelet”.

The House of Logan and Jansons Clothing Store have everything from the über-fashionable to traditional foul-weather gear.

Art. Art. More art . . . You can’t have enough good art. Try Joy to the Wind Gallery. John & Lynne are extremely talented artists, good conversationalists and damn fine people. Mung Bean has an increadible selection of Maine-made crafts and art that will keep you browsing for hours.

And what can I say about staying at the Welch House Inn? Fireplaces, snuggly comfort, great breakfasts. We have been designated a “Fodor’s Choice” location and written up in “Get-aways for Gourmets”. Go to our Specials page to see how you can take advantage of our “Little more for a little less” offer.
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