42 Masonic Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
Home Away From Home
The Guest House provides a welcoming and peaceful haven from which one need not roam. It was built by wharfbuilder John Mitchell.in the 1870’s. High windows pour natural light onto warm pine floors. A spacious living room opens onto a back garden, and along with the dining room, is comfortable for groups up to 8. You are welcome in the kitchen, where snacks and tea are always available. All rooms, including the 4 second-floor bedrooms, provide a comfortable reading chair and writing space that allow groups to be alone while together. In warm seasons, take a book to the front porch or the private back patio. A second floor full bath accommodates four bedrooms; a first floor half bath is also available.
The spiritual power of Maine's rock, forest, water and light evokes our core. The outer landscape reflects the inner landscape we long to inhabit. You will be a five-minute walk from the harbor boardwalk, rocks and benches looking out to the Rockland Lighthouse. A fifteen minute drive brings you to the pounding sea at Owl’s Head Lighthouse or the top of Camden Hills and head-clearing views over Penobscot Bay. Hiking trails, afternoon windjammer cruises or moonlight kayaking are possible for those who want to engage the elements.
In this coastal town, those who return to themselves best through art and culture can easily walk to galleries, museums, theater, a library, bookstores or cafés. Arrangements can be made to spend time at Starfire studio with art supplies provided, or Clayworks North for a pottery lesson. Whether creating or appreciating, being intown allows you to balance your quiet time with intentional experiences that evoke and expand your creative core.