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Welcome to  Innsaei  Guesthouse ~  boutique lodging and dining on the coast of Maine.

On the coast of Maine in charming downtown Damariscotta, perhaps a strong-arm shell throw from the banks of the Damariscotta River, stands the historic Gilbert Gay building. This main street icon was built in the 1800's from brick made from clay found on the banks of this briny, oyster loving river.

Originally a turn of the century market, the building is now the keeper of stories for many generations of Maine life. 


Stay with us and enjoy one of three spacious guest apartments reimagined with attention to detail and respect for the buildings inherent  historic charm. Appointed with comfort in mind, each with appealing decor with a unique vintage style , each with a story to tell.


Guests of Innsaei may enjoy our first floor restaurant featuring local seafood , house made pastas and loads of Maine hospitality.

We are currently adding the finishing touches to our guestrooms ~ panoramic pictures are coming soon!       


                                                                      Reservations are currently available for the 2024 season!



Featuring river views and loads of panache. If this space were a personality think of an eccentric traveler with a love of art nouveau, fine teas, bay rum aftershave, and an ear for jazz ~ Infused with a little something spicy we think.


Two bedrooms: 1 King, 1 Queen with Egyptian cotton linens and feather beds.
Living room and  kitchenette.

(there is one flight of stairs to this room)


A spacious apartment, the living room featuring the original wood paneling, antiques, fine art, and a “sink into the sofa” vibe.


Cozy bedroom with king bed, Egyptian cotton linens, and a lovely feather bed, with two cozy chairs facing the water

(there are two flights of stairs to this room)

 Anne Bonny

On the top floor, with water views and very nice light.  A good place to write a mystery or play the violin while checking out the comings and goings of boat folk.


Two bedrooms: 1 Queen, 1 Full Egyptian cotton linens and feather beds.

An extremely cozy living room, full kitchen.


(there are three flights of stairs to this room)


Community born, sustainably lived.



With an emphasis on Mediterranean fare, our team brings what's nearby-on the land, in the sea, and in our hearts to your plate.  We hope to become a hometown destination full of family, friends, and food that sustains us.


With our compliments

Espresso bar & pastry 

Welcome Apéritif

Blue drop water 

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