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The Kilby House Inn Bed & Breakfast

by David Therot

Dating from the late 19th Century when Eastport was a bustling community related to shipping and fishing, the recently-restored Kilby House Inn bears the name of its builder, Herbert Kilby, who was a local entrepreneur and seaman. Guest rooms are beautifully appointed, as is the entire Inn, with antiques that hail from the Kilby family.

Common spaces downstairs include a fireplace in the drawing room and a music room with a grand piano. Large windows and bright interiors are visually uplifting and provide a wonderful living space for visiting guests. Period details extend to restoration of crown moldings and even the wood-burning cook stove in the country kitchen that is enjoyed by guests when the weather turns cooler.

Over breakfast, one can invite suggestions from the innkeeper and other guests about how to spend the day. Situated perfectly on the north end of Water Street among other fine examples of period architecture, Kilby House guests can opt to take a short, walk to the downtown for site-seeing or to enjoy the amenities including a museum, public library, eateries, art galleries, fishing pier, and more. Other days, guests can stroll further north on Water Street to enjoy peaceful breezes, spectacular views of Passamaquoddy Bay, and, in the right season lupine fields in bloom and a snack of wild raspberries.

The Inn is open year round, adults only, and is smoke-free. Please note that pets are not allowed.

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