The Island Inn sits atop a bluff looking west over Monhegan Harbor toward the ocean and in the evening it provides a perfect location to view the dramatic sunsets and the magnificent colors that accompany them. Monhegan is located 10 miles off the coast of Maine at latitude 43 degrees 46 minutes and longitude 69 degrees 19 minutes.
The main building dates from 1816, when it was known as the Pink House, which was extended in 1907 to satisfy the need of the increasing number of visitors to Monhegan. It was last enlarged in 1910 to form The Island Inn as it is seen today. Its architecture represents a classic turn of the century style of summer hotel much reproduced in the early part of the 20th century but rarely found today. The Pierce Cottage, which sits on the meadow road and looks toward the lighthouse, with beautiful views of the island, was added to the property in 1924 by the Tribler sisters who had taken over the Inn that year from Frank Pierce. Pierce began the story of The Island Inn when he purchased the Pink House in 1906.
An extensive program of renovation has taken place over the last number of years to upgrade all the interior spaces, adding private bathrooms, refurnishing all the rooms and suites but at the same time maintaining a sympathetic period style. The rooms have painted floors, original pieces of antique oak furniture and extremely comfortable new beds with down duvets and crisp white linens. The Inn respects a more simple way of life and no telephones or televisions are provided in the accommodations.
Only the lobby and dining room of the main building are heated, but the Pierce Cottage has a new system which keeps the rooms snug at either end of the season.
In order to make your stay more comfortable we suggest that you bring a sturdy pair of walking shoes or hiking boots, binoculars, a flashlight, a windbreaker and sweater, your camera and a spare battery, and maybe even some thermal underwear for the cooler ends of the season!
We look forward to your visit and can assure you of a great time.
32 Rooms and Suites – see Accommodations and Rates.
14 days for all changes – groups and suites min. 30 days.
Luggage will be held for early arrivals.
10:30AM – luggage will be held for late departures.
All ages welcomed.
We love pets but sadly are unable to accommodate them.
Length of Stay
Minimums may apply.
Telephones: Although not provided in the rooms, a telephone is available in the Lobby.
Internet: Wireless Internet is provided throughout the property, but with limited bandwidth. It is usually adequate for routine emailing, but will not support large attachments or video streaming. Ethernet plug in points are provided on the ground floor of the main building for use with your own equipment. Smartphones normally receive emails but sometimes are not able to send them. In general, text messages can be sent and received reliably.
Cell Phones: Coverage should improve in the near future but please do not assume that your service will operate – it is spotty at best!
Produced on island and very expensive! For this reason we are unable to provide air conditioning, elevators or any electrical appliances such as in-room hairdryers or fridges.
Summer buildings in Maine tend not to be heated, however we do have heat in the Pierce Cottage and the public sitting rooms of the main building.
Not available on island.
Not permitted inside the buildings or outside the village area.
Available to our guests and to the public:
Breakfast: Full Buffet Breakfast included in the rate for accommodation.
Lunch: Served daily in the Dining Room from 11:30-1:30 between mid June and the end of September. Always available at The Barnacle.
Dinner: A la Carte menu served in the Dining Room.
Sandwiches, baked goods, beverages and lots of other goodies are available at The Barnacle.
Available for guest use in the luggage room adjacent to the front desk.
Wine and Beer
Not available for purchase in the restaurant. But a wide selection of wine and beer is available at The Barnacle to-go, for you to bring into the restaurant, where we will open it and provide glasses.