Sporting the only granite façade left in Rockland, the Granite Inn began as a private residence when the granite Federal Colonial house was built in 1840 attached to a little 1790 house. Today, the Granite Inn, occupying the granite house along with the large wing to the rear added by the Elks’ Club in 1906, offers a unique B&B experience and the ideal mid-coast location for exploring Maine’s arts, heritage, and sights. Known for its warm hospitality, comfort, artistically decorated rooms, and innovative cuisine, the Granite Inn offers a wide range of amenities to romantic couples, families, business travelers, and people traveling with pets. Amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, flat screen televisions, two whirlpool tubs, air conditioning, and “raidable” guest pantries with refrigerators, hot/cold bottled water dispensers, and a “bottomless” cookie jar.
The Granite Inn has been certified by the state of Maine as an environmental leader in the hospitality industry.
The Granite Inn offers a variety of B&B experiences. There are six spacious guest rooms furnished for double occupancy and two two-room suites. One suite comfortably sleeps four and the other has a king bed, luxurious sitting room with fire place, and bath with whirlpool tub. All guest rooms have private baths. If you want to take the pulse of Maine’s second largest harbor and watch the sun rise over the water, choose one of the two rooms in the original granite building that face the ferry terminal and Knight Marina. On the other hand, if you want a more serene setting, pick one of the rooms at the quiet end of the building.
Joan, co-owner of the Inn and a graphic designer by profession, has been the interior decorator for the eight guest rooms and suites. Each is uniquely decorated in an artful counterpoint of authentic antiques and modern furnishings. All guest rooms offer either queen or king beds (some convertible to two twins), fine linens, plush towels, wireless high-speed internet access, flat-screen television, alarm clock, and pillows, pillows, pillows. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers are available on request.
In the quiet season, (mid-November through mid-May) room rates range from $85 (double occupancy) to $130 (the suites). During the shoulder seasons (mid-May through mid-Junes and mid-October through mid-November) rates range from $90 to $170) During the ummer season, (mid-June through mid-October) the same rooms range from $150 to $215 per night.