The Carriage House Inn has long been considered as one of the most haunted hotels in Maine. Ghosts have been spotted in the mansion’s windows and various paranormal experts have confirmed that the inn has at least two ghosts. The owner has a pet beagle which refuses to go inside some parts of the inn. Guests and staff have reported hearing music, knocking and the smell of cigar smoke in the air. Others have reported having the feeling of having someone walk into the room with them. If you fancy having your very own ghostly experience, you should head to Carriage House Inn.
The inn has been featured in countless television shows about the paranormal. A particular show has conducted three investigations in the inn during the past few years. They were able to catch activity on each occasion, and promise to return again soon.
Carriage House Inn was built in 1874 by Captain John McGilvery. He was a member of the place’s most prominent families who are into shipping. Before becoming an inn, the Carriage House was once an army garrison and was also the favourite retreat of the popular painter Waldo Peirce. Waldo Peirce was a very close friend of Ernest Hemingway. Peirce spent twenty years of his life in the Carriage House Inn finding inspiration in the Penobscot Bay.
In 1983, the inn was recognized as part of the historical and cultural heritage and was entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The main house had 13 rooms with ceilings reaching 12 feet. There were also 5 fireplaces. However, currently, the inn only has 3 rooms available for guests.
The inn is a historic landmark in Maine and is also one of the most photographed homes in the area. In order to give guests a personalized experience, Carriage House Inn only has three rooms. All of the rooms in the inn have queen beds and spacious bathrooms. They also have floor to ceiling windows which allows gorgeous natural light into the room.
If you are searching for a place where you can relax, Carriage House Inn will cater to you. The Captains Quarters as once the room of Captain John McGilvery. The room has sweeping view of the grounds. The chairs are covered with velvet and the bed is hand-carved cherry. The Waldo Pierce room has a nice view of the ocean. The room is named after Waldo Pierce because it has two of the artist’s original drawings. The Rose Room comes with two closets which have been converted into a bathroom. The inn also offers special packages to guests who would like to spend their honeymoon there
- Wireless internet connection
- Complimentary toiletries
- Bottled water
- Spacious bathrooms
Things to Do
Maine is a place with a lot of antique shops where guests can but lots of souvenirs. For a history of the area, visitors can go to the Penobscot Marine Museum. The Belfast Historical Society and Museum has one mission and that is to conserve, preserve and interpret artefacts which are related to Belfast.
The Moose Point state Park is a great place to spend the day in with family and friends. The day can be spent relaxing in the evergreen grove, exploring tidal pools or walking on the park’s trails. Lastly, Winterport Winery has 3200 sq. ft. winery and 1100 sq. ft. tasting room. What was once a hobby of owners Michael and Joan Anderson has now become a thriving business.
The Captain’s Quarters starts at $140
The Waldo Pierce room starts at $130
The Rose room starts at $115