The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House

Taste(ful) Stays by Kristyn Lak Miller / July, 2016

Just 100 yards from the tip of York’s Long Sands Beach—and close to Nubble Light, Short Sands Beach, and York Beach Center—The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House provides its guests with a superb, close-to-it-all spot.

The inn’s 29 rooms include Deluxe and Standard Rooms, Carriage House Suites, and the Family Suite, most popular for its extra space. Each morning, guests gear up for sunning and splashing with a complimentary continental breakfast (tea, coffee, muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit) served in the reception lounge. Those visiting for an event might end their day with a tempting treat as well. For a corporate outing or wedding reception, The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House will turn its huge kitchen over to the folks at Foster’s Clambake to prepare and serve a sumptuous seafood feast.


With new ownership, the inn is currently undergoing some changes. “We’re updating the property to make it more contemporary and beachy, with a little bit more of a hipper, city-boutique feel,” says owner Diane Pace. To underscore its appeal for water enthusiasts, the inn also has a pool, hot tub, and two outdoor showers. For those hoping to squeeze out another beach day after the 11:00am check-out, the inn invites guests to remain parked in the roomy lot until 5:00pm—upon return, they’re also encouraged to use the outdoor showers and lobby bathroom to rinse away any lingering sand.

The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House
20 Nubble Road
York Beach, Maine

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