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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.

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.

Each of Elsa’s six well-appointed guest rooms offers a large private bath and harbor view, including historic Prospect Harbor Light. Guests can enjoy cable television, Wifi or watch the workings of the harbor from the privacy of their room or enjoy the views from the shaded front porch


  • Harbor views from every room
  • All rooms have private baths, most with tubs
  • Backyard patio
  • Veranda rockers
  • Full Breakfast
  • Down duvets
  • Luxurious linens
  • Library of books, games, and puzzles
  • All rooms individually climate controlled
  • Most rooms with televisions 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

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Copier, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access,

Our professional chef serves a gourmet breakfast each morning in our sunny dining room, on our backyard patio or covered front porch.

It is two miles from the entrance to the unspoiled Schoodic section of Acadia National Park as well as convenient to the fishing villages of Winter Harbor and Corea. Elsa’s is a perfect place to stay if your plans include kayaking, hiking, birding, biking, beach combing, antiquing, and visiting art galleries and unique gift shops in the area.

Organized boating trips leave from nearby including the ferry to Bar Harbor, whale watching, lobstering, nature and birding, and a cruise on a historic schooner. In the winter try snow shoeing and cross country skiing the new trails in Acadia! Easy day trips include Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Bar Harbor and the villages of Mount Desert Island, Belfast, Camden, Jonesport , Eastport, Lubec and Campobello.

Elsa's Inn on the Harbor is located in Prospect Harbor, a working fishing harbor on the Gouldsboro peninsula


Rates and Policies

  • Rates: Open year round, our rates range from $115.00-$175
  • All rates are based on double occupancy.
  • $25.00 for each additional guest over the age of 12.
  • Rates do not include Maine’s 9% lodging tax.
  • Guests access WiFi while staying at Elsa’s.
  • All rooms have private baths, down-filled duvets. harbor views, cable television as well as access to a library of movies.
  • Guests are treated to a hot, hearty breakfast with Maine’s Carrabassett coffee. | Soaps, shampoos and lotions handmade locally by the Prospect Harbor Soap Company.
  • We are a non-smoking inn.
  • We request cancellations 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.
  • 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.
  • Check out is 11am so that we may prepare for our arriving guests.
  • We accept cash, Visa and Master Card.
  • Check-In 3:00-6:00 P.M. Check Out 11:00 A.M.

Please inquire about special packages and promotions.

What Our Guests Are Saying


“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 was superb.
Tom and Pauline Trainor, N. Grafton, MA


Come spend a real Maine vacation at our comfortable inn, where you will enjoy the quiet lifestyle of this unspoiled section of Maine’s beautiful
rocky coast.

Elsa's Inn On The Harbor
Bed and Breakfast

179 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, Maine 04669
(207) 963-7571
Innkeepers:Scott and Cherrie Markwood

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