Boothbay, ME 

Five Gables Inn

PO Box 335
107 Murray Hill Rd.
Boothbay, ME 04544 US

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Rates: $165 to $375
Total Rooms: 16
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1896. For more than a century, the Five Gables Inn has perched on a garden-framed hillside overlooking Linekin Bay. This coastal Maine Inn was originally built in 1896 and underwent an exciting restoration in 1989 which brought back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay, Maine. Guests now relax and enjoy the tranquility of East Boothbay by lounging near the living room fireplace with a book or magazine or sitting back in a rocking chair on the porch, enjoying the gentle sea breezes coming off the bay. A five-minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster dining, galleries and shopping.Publicity and Awards: Calendar, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Down East Magazine, Yankee Traveler.Location: Ocean Community and Waterfront.

Room Detail

Room 2
A cozy room that will make you feel like you are in your own coastal Maine Cottage. White wicker headboard, cottage shutters, and an old fashioned wicker chair to relax and look out over the bay, all combine to give this room lots of personality. Bay view.
Rates: $190 - $230
Type of bed: Queen

Room 1
Our "cottage room" gives you the feeling of being in your very own Maine cottage. Bay view, high beadboard wainscoting, a built-in daybed when not in use is a cozy couch, and wall to wall shelves filled with books, vintage postcards of the area, and a collection of antique pitchers.
Rates: $195 - $240
Type of bed: King, Twin

Room 4
This corner room has lots of windows and a bay view. Beadboard wainscoting, soft colors, and wicker and pine furniture give this lovely room the feeling of a breezy summer day in Maine. A hand painted mural by a local artist of a trompe l'oiel fireplace is the focal point of the room. Terrific Bay View.
Rates: $195 - $240
Type of bed: King

Room 3
A bright, whimsical room with cheerful decor and a spectacular view of the bay. A comfy wicker chair nestled in the corner is perfect for catching up on some reading while watching the waves roll in. The white wicker headboard and cottage shutters help set the relaxing mood. Bay view.
Rates: $175 - $215
Type of bed: Queen

Room 5
This corner room gets the golden afternoon sun. Bright cheery colors with windows on two sides, an antique armoire plus a soft comfortable wing back chair perfect for reading or just having a cup of coffee and watching the lobster boats bobbing in the bay . Terrific bay view.
Rates: $210 - $250
Type of bed: King

Room 6
A wonderful view of the bay and a working fireplace for those cool Maine nights dominate this charming room with King bed. This lovely room is always a favorite of our repeat guests. Bay View.
Rates: $215 - $260
Type of bed: King

Room 7
Our sea mariners room has a marvelous bay view with soft coastal colors, white coastal four poster bed and enough sea shells to let you know you are on the coast. To counter those cool evening sea breezes this room has a romantic fireplace with a hand painted willow design. Bay View.
Rates: $200 - $235
Type of bed: Queen

Room 8
Enjoy spectacular views of Linekin Bay from two separate directions from this rooms three windows. The morning sun bathes this cheerful, corner room and soft pastel colors and white wicker headboard add to the feeling of being in your own Maine Coastal Cottage. King bed with private bath with shower. Second floor.
Rates: $230 - $280
Type of bed: King

Room 9
We love this light, cheery room. It's very Maine cottage in feel. The walls are hand painted blue and white stripes above crisp, white wainscoting. There is a little window seat below a diamond-shaped window, hand painted furniture, a cheerful quilt on the queen bed, and a wonderful view of the bay.
Rates: $189 - $220
Type of bed: Queen

Room 10
One of our more requested rooms. Fall leaves are spectacular from this corner room that catches the morning sun. With water views in two directions, you'll know every lobster and sail boat on Linekin Bay. A King size bed, a little hand painted night stand, a "shabby chic" dresser all add to this rooms individuality. Terrific Bay View.
Rates: $230 - $280
Type of bed: King

Room 11
"By the sea by the beautiful sea". You'll see what we mean when you see this room. Tucked under one of the five gables, a window seat all cozy with pillows and overlooking the bay, soft blues, and a summery white chenille spread on the queen bed all lend to make this one of the most tranquil rooms in the inn. Bay View.
Rates: $175 - $220
Type of bed: Queen

Room 12
Like being in one of those old-fashioned attic rooms. This room has character. Charming slanted ceilings, skylight, a window seat overlooking the bay and a rocking chair all combine to make this a very popular room with our guests. Bay View.
Rates: $175 - $215
Type of bed: Queen

Room 14
Our largest room. You may feel like a sea captain in here. Located under the 2 large gables, you'll know you're in Maine when you see the shimmering view of Linekin Bay from this room. After dark, when the view is covered by night, you can enjoy the seating area in front of the working fireplace with its antique marble mantle. Terrific Bay View.
Rates: $250 - $350
Type of bed: King

Room 15
The star of this room is the seascape mural that goes up and over the bed painted by a local artist. Sleep under hand painted clouds and billowing white awning. This is another one of our "gable rooms" with slanted ceilings and a charming window seat with a view of the bay.
Rates: $175 - $215
Type of bed: Queen

Room 16
Water water everywhere. Our smallest room has the best view in the inn. Your head never has to leave the pillow to gaze on water, trees, and sky. This delightful corner room, located under one of the five gables, has slanted ceilings and a window seat just right for reading. Handmade and hand painted queen bed.
Rates: $175 - $215
Type of bed: Queen

Room 17
The twin beds in this room (which can be made into a king) are covered cheery red, white and blue quilts. Coastal Maine cottage shutters, a vintage hand painted armoire and white wainscoting headboard sets off the room.
Rates: $180 - $220
Type of bed: King



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $165 to $375
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Discover and cash.
Rooms: This property has 16 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 with fireplaces.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Cancellation: Cancellation Policy: We are a small inn, therefore, cancellations and changes made with short notice impact us significantly. We understand that sometimes plans change so cancellations made 14 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival will receive a full refund less a $35.00 processing fee. If you need to cancel your reservation less than 14 days prior to your arrival date we will refund your deposit if we are able to re-rent the room for the nights you had reserved. However, if we are unable to re-rent the room, the charges for the room you had reserved will be billed to your credit card. If you arrive late or check out early, you will be charged for the cancelled nights.
Pets: Sorry and we cannot accommodate pets but there are kennels nearby.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Full Gourmet Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea and Afternoon Tea.
Amenities In Room: Telephone, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access, Bath Amenities, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Heating, Air Conditioning, All rooms have in-suite private bath and 15 of the 16 rooms have a spectacular view of the bay.
Amenities On Site: Swimming, Copy Machine, Parlor Games, Gift Shop, Phone, Free parking on premise, WiFi is throughout the inn, private parking lot, access to swimming off the dock, sublime buffet breakfast included, use of the inn's fridge, ice and setups.
Business Traveler Amenities: Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board and Wireless Internet Access.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Honeymoons, Romantic Getaways and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis, Water Sports, Whale watching, windjammer sailing, nature cruises, island lobster bake, kayaking, biking, hiking, lighthouses, great restaurants and live entertainment. Do not miss the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Historic Interest

For more than a century the Five gables Inn has perched on a garden-framed hillside overlooking Linekin Bay. This coastal Maine Inn was originally built in 1896 and underwent an exciting restoration in 1989 which brought back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay, Maine.
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.

Romantic Interest

Imagine waking up with the blissful feeling your room resembles a Maine cottage overlooking a picturesque bay. Here we enjoy quiet mornings on the porch watching lobster boats bobbing in the bay. Yet a short five-minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster eating, galleries, shopping and our #1 rated Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. 15 of our 16 rooms have an ocean view, all have air conditioning, private en-suite bath and 5 have a fireplace. Additionally, included in your stay is our delicious multiple-course breakfast served on our porch overlooking the bay or in in our common room in front of a roaring fire. All of our breakfast items are made from scratch in our kitchen using the freshest ingredients available and change daily. Guests will also enjoy afternoon tea and homemade treats, swimming off of our dock across the street, beach towels or the opportunity to just sit back and relax in one of our rocking chairs and watch the lobster boats bobbing in the bay from our wrap-around porch. When you visit this East Boothbay inn, you won’t ever want to leave. The Inn is known for its warmth, comfort, gourmet breakfasts and spectacular views. Our guests come often and stay awhile. Join us, and recapture some of the graciousness of grand days gone by.