A warm welcome awaits you at the Kilby House Inn, a recently-restored Queen Anne house, reflecting Eastport at its commercial peak in the late 19th Century.
Explore The Unique Down East Region
The most remarkable attribute of the Down East Maine area is its coastline, much of which is accessible to the public via trails. Many of our guests use our convenient location on the “Quoddy Loop” as a point from which to take day trips to West Quoddy Head State Park at Lubec, and then to Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Visit our Area Attractions page to see all there is to do in this largely untouched region, from breathtaking sea views to quaint coastal towns, to fresh local cuisine, your trip is sure to be a memorable one. At Kilby House Inn, we’ll help you plan your time so you get to explore as much as possible.
Innkeeping in the finest Maine tradition
Built by local entrepreneur and seaman Herbert Kilby, the late-Victorian home boasts four delightful bed-chambers, each with its own individual charm and style.
The Kilby House Inn is located on Water Street, among homes of distinctive architectural styles, and affords easy walking to shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront where local artists, potters and craftspeople exhibit their work.
The best of both yesterday and today
Antiques and family heirlooms, many originally belonging to the Kilby family, many others from the family of the present owner, grace the bed-chambers and common rooms on the first level. Guests enjoy the comfort of a drawing room with fireplace. and a music room with grand piano.
The Kilby House has been furnished and decorated to create a light and welcoming ambiance, rather than the dark and heavy atmosphere found in many Victorian homes. View our rooms and availability.
Plan your adventure over a hearty breakfast
The Kilby House Inn offers elegant accommodations in a restful, welcoming B & B atmosphere.
In the morning our guests are treated to a full, hearty breakfast served in the elegant dining room daily at 8:00 a.m., where guests and innkeeper chat, plan daily adventures and solve world affairs! In cooler weather breakfast is often served in the country kitchen, complete with working wood-burning Canadian cookstove!
See what our happy guests say about Kilby House Inn
Our commitment to your experience shows with 90 reviews and a 5-star rating, on TripAdvisor. Read more reviews and see guest photos here.
"I've stayed at a lot of B&B's and I can say that our experience at Kilby House was excellent. Greg is a terrific host quick to offer suggestions on what to do, the history of his lovely house, etc. There are 4 rooms, plus a small apartment (incl. kitchen) in a separate building that would be excellent for a stay of several days. The rooms are good sized, very clean and decorated very nicely; plenty of books to suit any taste. Our room had a canopy bed. There are 2 big sitting rooms downstairs available for guests, plus a dining room. Greg also makes a terrific breakfast; ours was french toast, sausage, juice, plenty of fruit and good coffee. Eastport is not Freeport in terms of fancy shopping or restaurants (especially in early December), but the beauty of the Downeast Maine coast is right there, including Campobello Island within a reasonable drive. The place to stay when you are in this neck of the woods."
"We spent two nights in this lovely inn. Greg, the innkeeper, was a wonderful host and chef. Our room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was divine. The rooms of the inn are full of antiques, each with their own story. It is within easy walking distance of the little downtown. Don't stay anywhere else when you are in Eastport."
"This was a great place to stay in Eastport! (really the only place) Greg is SO knowledgable about the entire area, planning trips, history, fun quirky facts about the town. Breakfast every morning was delicious and full of great conversation. Such a charming room and very clean, Greg is very accommodating. The only thing I wish we could have done was heard Greg play the beautiful old organ in the music room, that would have really topped the stay off. Thank you for a wonderful, most enjoyable time." - Jay and Jenny
"Oh, there are other options for accommodations in Eastport--but they have to pale in comparison. This late 18th c home is so fascinating that just visiting it would have been fun, but add to that how comfortable it is, how quiet despite all the period clocks!, the fabulous breakfasts--and best of all, Greg, the innkeeper--and you just want to move in and never leave. The portrait paintings, the china, the musical instruments, the furniture--this home is a lovingly refurbished gem by a gentleman who happens to be knowledgeable about local history, local attractions, and who is a gourmet cook. I rarely bother to upload photos, but I was so taken with the presentation of breakfast (every day I stayed) that you'll find one below. Note: If possible, the food was tastier than it looks! Greg is an enjoyable person who enjoys people. The whole experience was just wonderful and took the stress out of travel. And the rates were more than reasonable, considering those breakfasts!"
"What a beautiful inn! Greg is the best innkeeper! Everything was wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious and the presentation perfect. Greg made us laugh all weekend! He has such a personality. Greg was able to answer many questions and if he didn't have the answer, he would point us in the direction of someone who did. When we left we felt we were leaving a new friend. Thank you again Greg for making our stay perfect!"