The scenic beauty parallels the rich history of this area. Living on the mid-Atlantic coast, this visit to the northeast reminds us of the diversity of the country's landscape. West Quoddy Station provided lovely and well-stocked accommodations, gorgeous views (including Campobello in Canada), and a very unique experience of US history as the birthplace of the US Coast Guard. Great hosts, wonderfully special place to stay...and just blocks from the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse.
A sweet two night stay, just me and two dogs. We stayed in the Cabin, which was spacious and comfortable. The deck overlooking Campobello island was perfect, and the cabin itself was rustic and well-equipped. The weather was incredibly varied. Our first evening was graced with a glorious sunset, and the morning and following evening were cloaked in fog. All were beautiful. The entire area was new to me and i spent most of my time exploring the new Cobscook Shores parks in the are ( there are 15 shoreline public parks). What a fabulous philanthropic gift! I loved Hamilton Cove Preserve as well, en route between Cutler and West Quoddy Head-a beautiful and pretty easy walk through a wildflower meadow to a rocky beach where the smooth tumbled stones make a unique music as the waves wash over them. It was too hot and humid during my visit to explore Lubec, but an early morning foggy drive through was memorable. I would go back to this part of Maine again,sooner rather than later…
I stayed in the Keeper's Cottage for two nights and enjoyed my stay. The space is colorful, clean, and the heater was able to keep up with the wintry weather! There were a couple of matters of attention to detail that bothered me, such as several burned-out light bulbs across the cottage. I also thought one of the proprietors seemed rather cold when I had a question and a miscommunication that resulted in an odd situation for me (though the other seemed much more outgoing). However, by and large this was a good base of operations for my weekend of experiences in Lubec.
The owner of this property has renovated or constructed several buildings associated with the old keeper station for West Quoddy Lighthouse. We stayed in the crews quarters, which is the building closest to the shore with views all around. As I sit on the deck on our last morning I am able to see clearly Campobello island, The town of Lubec and the little bridge connecting the two across the water. The state park we’re sitting next to has wonderful little trails. The lighthouse is almost a mile easy walk from us and is open to visitors. There are wonderful spots for beach combing and lookouts where you can watch eagles fishing from rocks and porpoise that porpoise popping up every now and then. We will definitely be back to this relaxing and beautiful spot. It warms my heart to be here.…
When our reservation was made, we made a point to inquire with the owner regarding potential problems for a handicapped person in the party- we were assured there would be no problem and it would be comfortable, so we made the decision not to book at an ADA certified facility in town. Fortunately ramps were brought by us, so we were able to get the wheelchair inside the 4 steps.. the next problem was the bathroom- all toilets were extremely low- even below ‘standard’ height, let alone accessible height. The first floor bed was basically like sleeping on granite with bedsheets. Other than a beautiful view, I would not recommend the place at all.
This quirky place was just perfect for the last couple days we had in Maine. The sunset views were incredible and the hikes from the lighthouse were not too strenuous but afforded gorgeous views! There were only a few restaurants in the small town of Lubec but the drive to Eastport was worth a visit too.
I felt extremely lucky to book this place! It is in the most perfect setting on West Quoddy Head. Just a 2 minute drive to the old lighthouse and some of the best hiking in Maine. We stayed in the Bouy Shed, on the port side, and it was huge! A full kitchen, big dining table, and a couch. It was like an apartment. The views of the harbor from the property are wonderful. We've already been telling our friends about this place, and we will definitely come back and spend more time. 2 nights just wasn't enough. We found it to be perfectly clean. This whole area of Maine is just wonderful. Off the beaten path, quiet, and authentic.
Can't beat the views and we enjoyed our stay but the room had a few quirks: 1) The shower was weak. I know you're trying to save water but it doesn't help if you have to take twice as long to get the soap off. Also, you couldn't adjust the position of the spray. I was in an accessible room and have no mobility problems so I'm not sure how that shower would have worked for someone with mobility issues. 2) The window in the bathroom had a semi-sheer curtain so anyone at the back of the property could see in at night. At the least they should have put up a cheap blind so that people going up and down the back stairs couldn't see in. 3) The dresser in the bedroom was musty and the family didn't feel comfortable putting my clothes in there so we lived out of our suitcases for our stay. But none of these were deal breakers for my family (although the poor shower was a bit frustrating) and we enjoyed the scenery and seclusion.…
If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, this isn't the place. If you are looking for a comfortable, cozy, affordable Down East place to stay, this is it. We stayed in the cabin. The beds were comfy, kitchen was stocked with pots/pans/etc. The grounds were gorgeous. The West Quoddy light was a 2 min drive. Check in was a breeze. it was near perfect.
We booked 3 nights , two in the Camp. We left early the next morning. The place was absolutely filthy. Under the beds were huge lumps of dog fur mixed with huge clumps of dust, dirt and food. The lamps in the bedroom were covered in dust. The floors were dirty as well. Clearly no one had cleaned behind the end tables, baseboards, or under beds. Baseboards and corners were covered in dog fur, dirt and dust. This in the middle of a pandemic, did not give us confidence that any amount of cleaning was done in between guests. It’s too bad, because the place was cute, quiet and in a wonderful location. Also we were bitten by fleas as well. No excuse for filth at any price, but especially at 160$ a night. We couldn’t leave fast enough. Awful night.