Our Victorian Style Bed & Breakfast
Step back into the 19th century in this large, gracious 1846 Victorian home, just two blocks up from Eastport Maine’s Historic District Waterfront. Our historic B&B inn accommodations are a wonderful lodging alternative to local hotels or motels. Victorian buffs will be delighted with the ornately carved, marble-topped furniture, knick knacks and books with which the builder, Benjamin F. Milliken, furnished his home, and which he left intact. Mr. Milliken maintained a wharf on Eastport’s busy waterfront from which he serviced the tall ships that used the harbor for a flourishing international trade throughout the 1800’s.
The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast offers elegant accommodations and a restful, comfortable B&B atmosphere. Guests can relax in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is DISH TV, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are six guest rooms on the second and third floors, some uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family.
The Milliken House is noted for its breakfasts, which are sumptuous, and as elegant as the heavy carved dining room furniture from which they are served. Delicious buttermilk pancakes served with a variety of fruit sauces made from native island berries and topped with whipped cream always accompanied by beautiful fresh fruit trays and homemade breads and sweetbreads.
Eastport Maine is a small 19th century island city located on Moose Island, connected by causeway to the mainland. In the middle 19th century it vied with New York City as the busiest port on the east coast. Though those days of the tall ships are gone forever, the harbor is still busy with shipping and fishing boats. Whale watching and historic walking tours number among the unique recreational opportunities available to visitors. Local attractions and events include whale watching and deep sea fishing on Passamaquoddy Bay, Campobello Island, Roosevelt’s “Summer Cottage”, Old Sow Whirlpool, Reversing Falls, Old Home Week Fourth of July celebration, the Pirate Festival and the Salmon Festival.