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Peacock House Bed & Breakfast - Lodging You'll Love in Lubec

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If my recent post - "Lubec, Maine - The Easternmost Town in the United States" - has by any chance inspired you to take a drive out to the edge of the country and check things out for yourself, then I can highly recommend a wonderful place where you can stay and enjoy all of the town has to offer while having a terrifically relaxing place to retire to when you're done exploring.

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Peacock House Bed & Breakfast is the former home of Captain William Trott, a sea captain from Bedford, England who built the house in 1860 for his bride, Lois Neagle.  In 1880, the house passed into the possession of the Peacock Family when Minnie - daughter of William and Lois - married Robert Peacock, a sardine merchant. Five generations of the Peacock family continued to live in the home which was originally constructed in the Victorian style but later emerged into a mix of Federal and Revivalist styles following numerous updates and renovations throughout the years.   

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While the Peacock family lived there, they completed many restorations and redesigns while hosting some of Maine’s most prominent citizens including US Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Arctic explorer Donald McMillen , and Senator Edmund "Ed" Muskie - the 64th Governor of Maine and Democratic nominee for Vice President in the 1968 presidential election, the running mate of Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota.

In 1988, Peacock House left the ownership of the Peacocks when it was purchased by the Child's family who found it to be in desperate shape after years of neglect. Following more major renovations to restore the home to its former beauty and giving it a grand total of twenty rooms, in June of 1989, the former home of Captain Trott was formally opened as a Peacock House Bed and Breakfast.

The house is now owned by former Reading, Pennsylvania natives Dennis and Sue Baker who came to Lubec looking to fulfill their dream of someday becoming the owners/operators of a historic country inn.  That dream was realized when they purchased Peacock House in 2002 and relocated from Berks County to Washington County with their cat Charles who occasionally makes an appearance (but not often!) at the house which has seven beautiful guests rooms.

One of those rooms is the first-floor Meadow Suite located at the back of the house and best accessed via the outside deck which makes it really easy to park curbside and bring your luggage in without having to lug it up any steps or stairs! Depending upon your preferences, the room can be set up with either a king-size bed or two twin beds and also has a very nice sitting area and an en suite with a full-size tub and shower.

Twin beds in the Meadow Room at the Peacock House in Lubec, Maine
Sitting Room in the Meadow RoomMeadow Room Bathroom

Along with the rest beautifully renovated guest rooms which can be found on the upper floors of the home, Peacock House boasts a small library with an impressive collection of books, movies, and games  -

Peacock House Library
Shelves of Books at the Peacock HouseGlobe and Magnifying Glass in Library
Library area

There's a comfortable living room complete with a Yamaha baby grand piano that guests are invited to play while Captain Trott himself looks down from his portrait above the fireplace -

Main Living Room at Peacock House
Fireplace in the Living Room with portrait of Captain Trott above the mantle.
Piano in the Main Living Room at Peacock House
Fireplace in the Main Living Room at Peacock House

The Gathering Room is a relaxing sun room where one can can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee from the antique sideboard or perhaps an adult beverage (there's a small refrigerator behind the bar where guests are invited to store whatever beverages they wish) or perhaps even chat with other guests staying at the house -

Bar in the SunroomSunroom in the EveningCoffee station in the sunroom

And one of the most important rooms in the house is the warm and inviting dining room where delicious breakfasts are served each morning while whimsical teapots and salt and pepper shakers can be found in the china cabinet -

The Dining Room at the Peacock House
Friday Morning Breakfast at Peacock House
Saturday Morning Breakfast
Teapots and Salt and Pepper Shakers in the China Cabinet

Other common areas of the house are the welcoming foyer -

Main Foyer
Bell in the foyer Peacock House Needlepoint
Entrance to the Living Room from the Main Foyer

and an outdoor deck and seating area at the rear of the house overlooking the back lawn and gardens for those times when Mother Nature has decided to grace Lubec with good weather -

Peacock House Back Deck
Back of the Peacock House showing the deck and sunroom.

Located on the quiet corners of Summer and Church Street in the village center, guests can park their cars at Peacock House and take a lovely (but hilly!) 3 block stroll to the small shops and restaurants on Water Street where can be found a number of places to sit, relax, and enjoy a drink or a meal while overlooking Lubec Channel which separates Maine from nearby Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.  

View down a rainy Summer Street in front of the Peacock House in Lubec
Front Side View of the Peacock House
Side View of the Peacock House up Church Street

Information desk in the sunroomThere are lots of nice walks around the town of Lubec but unless you're feeling particularly adventurous and prefer a much more exertive stroll,  if you'd like to explore even further afield you'll most likely need your car (or perhaps a bicycle) to visit the West Quoddy Lighthouse (6 miles west) or Roosevelt Campobello International Park (2.5 miles north) and the East Quoddy Light (10 miles northeast) - both of which are located across the International Bridge on Campobello Island and require a passport to get to and back from.

With the Bay of Fundy and all that it as to offer right outside Peacock House's door, there is most definitely lots to see and do while you're visiting the area but if you aren't sure where you might want to go or what you might want to see, not to worry - there's plenty of information about the town and surrounding region readily available in the Gathering Room along with photo albums that might give you some great ideas of what areas to explore.  Also, don't be afraid to ask your hosts what they might recommend as they can give you those valuable "insider tips" that come in so handy when visiting someplace new and they are quite happy to do so!

During our mid-October stay in Lubec, The Doodologist and I had a wonderful time exploring lighthouses, walking down to Water Street in the evenings for dinner and drinks, driving over to Campobello Island to enjoy the gorgeous water views, and just relaxing with a movie and a drink when we got back to the Peacock House.  Both Dennis and Sue were terrific and gave us lot of good suggestions of places to see and we really enjoyed sharing breakfast with the other folks that were staying in the house while we were.  I have to say that I truly enjoyed our stay and as soon as I get the chance, I definitely want to make a return trip as I can't think of anywhere much more peaceful to be - plus it would be nice to try to get two days without rain so I could try to get the timing right to make that walk across the bay floor to East Quoddy Light!

Front Steps and Door at Lubec, Maine's Peacock House
For further information on Peacock House Bed & Breakfast, check out their website and if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact Dennis or Sue via email or by calling from outside of Maine toll-free to (888) 305-0036 or (207) 733-2403 if you're in Maine.  It really is a beautiful place to stay in a beautiful part of the world!

Author's Note: Should you wonder why I didn't post a picture that I took myself of the front of the house, it was getting some new siding while we were there and I didn't think that the Tyvek necessarily made for a great photo! It's okay though as that simply means I'll have to go back up to get a shot of my own one of these days!

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