Originally built in 1832 by the Hallet family, the Spouter Inn’s main building was created as a summer home to escape the everyday routine of life in upstate New York. Not only a place to relax and enjoy the summers, their home helped to create memories for many in the community as they held concerts and dances in the second floor dance hall. The decades of fun and frivolity were many and the home evolved over the years. At times it was a place for migrant workers to rent rooms while harvesting local crops or working in the fishing/lobstering industry.
Fast forward to 1986, when Paul and Catherine Lippman purchased the home and saw potential for wondrous changes. They and their boys lived on the property for many years and Paul and Catherine renovated the old colonial style home, updating the structure, upgrading its function, yet keeping the feel of its “golden days” of old. They also added the beautiful carriage house, a custom design of artistic post & beam woodwork. With ceilings of Maine Hemlock and floors of Ash, each guest room and private bath has its own personality demonstrated by Paul’s use of wood finish: Mahogany, Bird’s Eye Maple, Cherry, Pine, and Oak.
The summer of 2016 brought the Spouter’s current owners and B & B hosts, Don and Erin Shirley. Upon finishing 30+ year careers in teaching, Erin and Don recognized a new adventure awaited them. After much searching, they came upon the Spouter Inn. In February while sitting in Adirondack chairs on the hill behind the Inn, taking in the mesmerizing view of gentle waves on Penobscot Bay, Erin and Don knew they were in the right place. Their family calls it “the reason." Everyone has a reason for being called to the shore. Experiences like they had that day, when the sea refreshes the soul, that the Shirleys wish to share with you. What’s your reason? Come and create one for yourself!