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Elsa's Inn On The Harbor
Bed and Breakfast

Prospect Harbor, Maine


Elsa’s Inn is the newest full service Maine Bed & Breakfast on the Schoodic Peninsula in Downeast Maine.

Come spend a real Downeast Maine vacation at our luxury inn, where you will enjoy the quiet lifestyle of this unspoiled section on the coast near the fishing villages of Winter Harbor and Corea.

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Built in a working fishing harbor on the Gouldsboro peninsula, our newly renovated inn has the charm of the mid-1800’s with the comfort of the new millennium.

We are conveniently located to numerous area galleries, shops, restaurants, antique shops, lighthouses, as well as trips to Camden to the south, New Brunswick, Canada to the north and many other charming Maine towns in between. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests.

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Each of Elsa’s 6 rooms offer private baths and ocean water views of a lobster fishing harbor and a lighthouse.


  • Harbor views from every room
  • All rooms have private baths, most with tubs
  • Backyard patio
  • Veranda rockers
  • Continental breakfast with chef’s choice of hot entree
  • Terry bathrobes in each room
  • Complimentary Maine spring water in every room
  • Down duvets
  • Luxurious linens
  • Handmade quilts
  • Library of books, games, and puzzles
  • All rooms individually climate controlled
  • Most rooms with televisions and VCR's as well as access to an extensive library of books, games, puzzles and movies
  • Handmade lavender soaps made locally by the Prospect Harbor Soap Company

Carroll and Elsa Alley purchased their home in 1955 and there raised their four children Julie, Jeffrey, John and Jane. All married and with children of their own, their children left home to come back again and again. There was always family filling the Alley home.

Carroll was a lobster fisherman, captain of the Elsa Louise. Their home, across from the harbor, was convenient for him.

In the early morning Elsa awoke to sounds of the boats leaving for the day, and in the evening she watched them steam home with the days haul.

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On days when inclement weather kept the fishermen on dry land, many would gather around Elsa’s kitchen table where a hot pot of coffee and storytelling was commonplace. Elsa sat listening and cutting patchwork pieces for the quilts she made for the whole family.

Each guest room is named for family. Elsa’s room is surrounded by rooms named for her daughters and grand daughters. Decorated in Elsa’s old-fashioned style, flowered wallpaper, hand made quilts, gardens full of flowers and a full cookie jar are among the many touches which remind the grandchildren of Grammie.

A full breakfast is served in our sunny dining room.

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Weddings & Events

Called “the perfect place for a party” by several of our guests, Elsa’s is a suitable venue for small receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners or brunches.

Our backyard patio offers water views and a direct view to the historic Prospect Harbor Lighthouse. In addition Elsa’s public areas include a sunny dining room, cozy parlor and covered veranda with seating for as many as sixteen people.

With six guest rooms each with a private baths and water view Elsa’s can sleep up to sixteen guests. We welcome area caterers or may be able to meet you menu needs ourselves.

While you are planning your vacation to our area, we invite you to join us for a traditional, downeast lobster bake on our backyard patio - weather permitting.

Rates and Policies

  • Open year round, our rates range from $115.00-$165.00.
  • All rates are based on double occupancy.
  • Additional guests over the age of 12 will be charged $25.00 per night.
  • Rates do not include Maine’s lodging tax, currently 7%.
  • To avoid a charge, cancellations must be made seven days prior to arrival. Should you cancel within seven days you will be charged for your entire stay unless we are able to resell the room which you reserved.
  • Should you opt to leave earlier than your original departure date, you will be charged for nights reserved unless we are able to resell your room.
  • Check in time is from 3pm-6pm. If you plan to arrive later than 6pm you must make arrangements in advance. If you do not arrive by 6pm we reserve the right to sell your room to another guest.
  • Payment for your entire stay will be due on arrival.
  • We accept cash, traveler’s checks, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.
  • Please check out by 11am so that we may prepare for our arriving guests.
  • We are a Non-Smoking Inn

Please inquire about special packages and promotions.

Our Guests Say...


“Thank you for a wonderful weekend.  We always enjoy the time spent at Elsa's because you and your family make your guests feel like part of the family.”  
Sherry Beal, York, Maine



“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  You made our stay on the east coast a very special one.  I am only sorry we could not stay longer.” 
Charles Blake, Woodburn, Oregon



"We would like to thank you for a wonderful anniversary stay and look forward to staying with you again soon."
Ethelyn & Russell Anderson, Canaan, Maine


“As always, a charming inn and great innkeepers!”  
Phil and Debbie Mankin, Montacello, IL

“What a delightful and restful stay we had here.  The view in the evening and morning is beautiful.  We enjoyed spending time with your family.”  Thanks so much.” 
Bob and Cecilia Larsen , Lock Haven, PA  



“Stopped for a night and stayed for 3!  Loved the view, fresh flowers, food and hospitality.  An artist’s palette!”  
Peg and Bill Panasiti, Latrobe, PA


“Loved your B&B.  Cozy, beautifully done.  Loved the robes, warm towels, great hospitality.  Would recommend it to all my friends.  So lovely on a cold, rainy day!”
Peggy Fields and Paul Goldstein, New York, NY



Our stay at Elsa's was the best in our week in ME.  Thanks so much.  We really felt comfortable there. 
Donna Faer, Dunwoody, Georgia 


Wow!  Eye candy everywhere.  Our stay was fabulous.  Breakfast superb.Tom and Pauline Trainor, North Grafton, MA

A home that has been in their family for more than fifty years, Elsa’s is sure to exceed your expectations.

Elsa's Inn On The Harbor
Bed and Breakfast

179 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, Maine 04669
(207) 963-7571
: elsas@verizon.net
Innkeepers: Jeffrey & Cynthia Alley and Glenn & Megan Moshier

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