The Moorings Inn Waterfront

Join us on the waterfront of Manset in Southwest Harbor, Maine overlooking Acadia National Park from the quiet side of Mount Desert Island! WiFi available!

(207) 244-5523

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Exceptional Oceanside Location - We offer some of the best oceanside views of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Located in Southwest Harbor near the southern entrance to Somes Sound, the only natural fjord on the eastern US coast, you will treasure the panoramic landscape of mountains, ocean, and harbor yachts.

Our historic oceanside inn will give you the feeling that you have been transported to a simpler time and place with its nautical theme, period antiques, and mariner appointments such as finely detailed ship models, maps, and tools.

GPS Coordinates: 44.268629, -68.306142

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Our History

Imagine waking up each morning to a gorgeous view of a Maine coastal harbor scene. Bear Island Lighthouse is on the right. To the left is Greening Island and a home where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote some of his poems.

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Rooms & Suites

The main building (as you can see above) sits so close to the Manset shore that you can often hear the waves lapping against the pebbles on the beach or the pilings of the large private dock. Most of our suites have an ocean view.

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We have three rental cottageson the same property as the Moorings Inn that offer more room and privacy. Look these over as an alternative to staying at the Inn. Each has its own unique character and easy access from the parking area.

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Shores of Manset, Maine

Relax along the shore, have a BBQ, cook some marshmallows over the open fire, or take your shoes off and walk in the water. We have bikes for your enjoyment or you may take some boating or sailing lessons through Mansell Boat Rentals located on the same property. If experienced, you may rent larger craft to get a closer view of Bear Island Lighthouse or visit some out-islands.