The Dockside is a special place on the Maine seacoast. This Maine inn captures the essence of dockside York Maine with natural beauty, gracious hospitality and abundant array of sights, and activities. The unique location on a private peninsula provides an unsurpassed panoramic view of York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Spacious grounds offer privacy, relaxation, and classic Maine natural beauty.
Accommodations are in the Maine House, a quintessential "New England Cottage" and modern multi-unit buildings at the water's edge. All rooms in the Maine House enjoy large porches overlooking York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, complete with wicker rocking chairs so you can take in the harbor activity. The rooms in the multi-unit buildings have private decks with water views each looking directly out the harbor channel to the ocean. We offer a delicious breakfast buffet each morning, which can be enjoyed on the front porch overlooking the water. June through October the Dockside Restaurant serves dinner and lunch in a bi-level dining room that affords every seat a water view. Local seafood as well a wide variety of other favorites make the Dockside popular with locals and visitors alike. The Dockside offers quintessential Maine scenery with a relaxing and hospitable atmosphere.
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- Inn Amenities Refine Search: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available
Food & Wine
Dockside Restaurant couldn’t be more classic Maine. Savor a meal, sip a cocktail, and revel in unparalleled water views. Relax and watch the boating activity of York Harbor. Offering the feeling of a yacht club without the pretense, our restaurant features a diverse menu rich in regional seafood specialties and local or organic fare.
From gourmet salads and sandwiches at lunch time to drinks and hor d’oeuvres in the lounge and memorable dinners in the dining room and porch, the Dockside is known for offering the best views of the prettiest little harbor in Maine. Emphasizing local and organic foods, the culinary team at the Dockside Restaurant consistently creates an array of master pieces for the palate. Click below for seasonal menu selections and Dockside’s focused wine list.
The Portland Press Herald, Down East, Yankee and Off Shore Magazines have offered generous praise for the Dockside Restaurant. Come learn what the restaurant reviewers champion; whether it’s a gathering of friends, a private party or wedding, a family lunch or dinner or a romantic special celebration, Dockside Restaurant’s cuisine, setting and service are perfect.
- Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch
- Breakfast: Complimentary
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
- Breakfast Service: Continental
- Offered Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea
- Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Rooms & Suites
Set on a private seven-acre peninsula surrounded by Maine’s rocky coast with unparalleled views of the great Atlantic and York Harbor, Dockside Guest Quarters offers a variety of room styles in the Maine House a classic “New England cottage” and the Crow’s Nest, Quarterdeck, Lookout and Captain’s Quarters — Dockside’s multi-unit out-buildings
Rooms in the delightful 1895 Maine House reflect the relaxed style of a quintessential seaside inn. Airy, with warmth and charm to spare, the five Maine House Rooms feature private baths and access to large decks with water views. Most rooms also have windows with water views. Rooms vary as to bed size: king, queen and double options available.
Filled with plenty of amenities, these rooms feature either twin beds or a queen bed, comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing, plenty of room in dressers and closets for belongings, and baths with vanities and tub/showers combinations or showers. Depending upon which building you’re in, these rooms either offer access to a large waterfront balcony or a private balcony sporting great water views.
Queen or King with alcove
These rooms offer either a queen or king bed with a small separate area from the bedroom accommodating a twin bed; ideal for a child or third guest. Additionally these rooms feature comfortable chairs for reading or relaxing, plenty of room in dressers and closets for belongings, and baths with vanities and tub/showers combinations and small refrigerators. Private balconies and spectacular water views make these rooms popular.
Queen with fireplace
For romantic getaways or a distinctive touch, these rooms offer a queen bed and an in-room individually controlled gas fireplace. Additionally these rooms feature comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing, plenty of room in dressers and closets for belongings, and baths with oversized showers. Private balconies and spectacular water views add to the ambiance here.
For those traveling with families or in need of a bit more space the suites offer plenty of room and privacy. Each suite includes one bedroom, a separate living room and a kitchenette. The bedroom includes king, queen or twin beds, and plenty of room in closets and dressers for belongings. The living rooms offers a pull out sofa or futon, comfortable reading chairs, and dining area, The kitchenettes are small units with a two-burner stove and sink over a dorm-sized refrigerator, a microwave and dishes, pots and pans for cooking and other kitchen amenities. Breathtaking views from private decks put a perfect finishing touch on these accommodations
If privacy and comfort in a quintessential Maine seacoast setting is what you are looking for, then this is the place for you. The Dockside is pleased to offer a special three bedroom, 2 ½ bath unit in our Captain’s Quarters building. This unit is ½ of the first floor and the entire second floor of a two unit Cape Cod style building, with extraordinary water views. There is also plenty of room outside to play and relax as the Captain’s Quarters is surrounded by lawns, gardens and water. The view out the front door is York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Out the back you see the Wheeler Wildlife Preserve. You might be tempted to prepare all of your meals in the large, fully equipped kitchen, but you don’t have too as the Dockside Restaurant is only a short walk away
- Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites
- # Rooms: 25
- Beds: Twin, Double, Queen, King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerators, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Microwaves
- Entertainment: Cable TV
- Safes: Front Desk
- Handicap Accessible: Limited
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Corporate Rates: No
- Inn Amenities: Wine/Spirits available, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Restaurant on Site
- Location Type: Waterfront
- Pet Friendly: No
- Smoking Policy: Outside Only
- Family Friendly: Yes
Weddings & Events
The wedding was great and we couldn't of asked for anything better. Thanks so much. You have the most beautiful location to insure a perfect wedding day!"
— Kristi & Scott LaCroix
Southern Maine wedding ceremonies are very special events at Dockside Guest Quarters. Our lovely coastal Maine wedding facility has the most beautiful view of York Harbor and all its nautical activities; gleaming yachts and colorful lobster boats are just the beginning. We have everything onsite at our Maine resort to make your special day memorable — chair rentals, arbors and runners for your ceremony, exquisite lodging for your out of town guests and wonderful, wonderful food.
SETTING THE STAGE
Ceremonies are held on front lawn of the historic Inn facing the Atlantic Ocean. Delicious house made hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails follow the ceremony on the same ocean front lawn.
Dining and dancing take place in our newly renovated restaurant with floor to ceiling windows and wrap around porches facing scenic York Harbor, Maine. A big mahogany bar also faces the harbor; your guests will enjoy the skillfully crafted cocktails and extensive wine by the glass selection.
ON THE MENU
The food, simply delicious! We are here for you; menus are custom crafted to reflect your taste and budget. The choice is up to you — elegant served meals, station buffets, lobster bakes — they each are presented with style. Mix in family, friends and music and you have all the ingredients for an exceptionally fun reception experience to remember.
Large Receptions: You may reserve the exclusive use of our grounds and restaurant with a minimum reservation of 100 guests, however we can accommodate up to160 guests.
Intimate Receptions: If your party calls for a more intimate setting (25-60 guests) we offer you our Deck Room with sweeping view of York Harbor.
Call 888-793-5379 or email us for more information or to start planning your coastal Maine wedding today.
"You and your staff ran everything so smoothly, letting us enjoy our time with friends and family. Our guests
all complimented us on the beautiful setting and attentive service."
—Kristen & Eric Autio
- Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor