Sailing on the ViVA and then an evening in Beautiful Belfast Maine...
Lots of things to do here...  Let us know what you like! 
We can point you in the direction to make your time with us unforgettable.
 

Both the inn and the town are among the best kept secrets in Maine...Come see why!

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Introduction
Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell anyone about The Alden House Bed & Breakfast (as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show); located in Belfast, Maine, the jewel of mid-coast towns (recently ranked among the top 5 culturally cool small towns in the U.S. by USA, Today). Our guests want to keep us a secret so that this authentic, New England village does not become overcrowded and so that the Inn will always be available to our repeat clientele. Alden House B&B

As Noreen and John of Glastonbury, CT wrote in their room journal, "Traveling south from the Coney Island atmosphere of Bar Harbor, we left Route 1 seeking, simply, a place to spend the night. What we found was this oasis of tranquility and restored elegance." Mark and Jean of Minneapolis proclaimed Belfast, "Small town America at its fullest!"

Something Old
The Alden House, a beautiful Greek Revival structure was built circa 1840. A stately building, it attracts many passersby who photograph the B & B daily. The inside is resplendent with imported German silver hardware, hand carved cherry newel post at the foot of the winding staircase, several working fireplaces graced by marble mantels and original tin ceilings. You will savor your stay at the Inn. As one guest penned, "Our stay at The Alden House, though brief, was magical. The house, down to the smallest details, has been lovingly restored. The pride and joy you took can be felt by your guest everywhere." - Lilda and Mike from Bermuda.

Victorian parlor with piano forte ~ Beautiful spiral staircase

Something New

The Alden House was completely restored in 1997. The results include seven beautiful bedrooms, five with private baths and two with a shared bath. The bedrooms are antique appointed with ornate beds, feather bed mattresses and lavender scented sheets. Formal parlors and a library are for guest use and pleasure. The ambiance is serene and comfortable.

As captured by Mary Kate from Houston, Texas, "Our stay here has been the highlight of our holiday. The gracious generosity of your hospitality is within this room and throughout the Inn. The colors let this house live - the reds and greens and blues - the flowers, the grass - all are a feast for the eyes. The joy of spending a few days here has been a gift, indeed. The angel gratitude is my welcome companion. I think you will find her here quite often."

Victorian style bedroom

Something Intimate
Dining Room

Wake up to the aroma of freshly ground gourmet coffee and tea ready for early-bird risers. A full, scrumptious, three-course breakfast is served in the dining room with sample signature dishes such as Baked Eggs with Havarti and Dill, Homemade Granola, Peaches and Crème Brulee French Toast, Lemon Soufflé Pancakes, succulent and delightful fresh local fruits with crème fraiche, Blueberry breads, Raspberry Lemon Streusel Muffins, Pecan Belgian Waffles, and Lobster Stuffed Crepes! Feature menu items incorporate many local Maine products. Casual, afternoon tea is served with fresh baked scones, biscotti or the innkeeper’s choice of the day.

As Nancy and John of Wilmington, DE. wrote, "We would awaken anticipating our candlelit breakfast and wonder what Jessie and Marla were cooking up." Lisa and Craig from England said, "We came, we saw, we slept on the divine feather mattress, we ate stuffed french toast for breakfast and...we decided to extend our stay so that we could do it all over again!"

Something Exciting

Belfast is built on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Penobscot Bay. Turn-of-the-century brick buildings line the street that descends to the picture perfect harbor dotted with both lobster boats and sailboats. The town is fast becoming the cultural center of the coast. There are many fine galleries, a theatre group, countless antique shops, nice restaurants, live music, hiking, cruises, sea kayaking, museums and more! Explore nearby islands or relax on our sprawling porch. Winter brings snow, which adds the possibilities of snow shoeing, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. After your days' activities, enjoy a sherry and conversation in one of the parlors or library. In late fall and winter the ambiance of these rooms is enriched by a welcoming fire softly burning. Or, retreat to your room and watch one of the more than 400 videos from our collection.

Far from the madding crowds of Camden and Bar Harbor, but perfectly situated between the two cities for day trips.
Then return to the tranquility of Belfast and the quiet elegance of The Alden House.

Something to Remember
We leave you with a note from one of our guests, "May your dreams continue to grow and be fulfilled. You can be sure a beautiful abode like yours brings a little dream into everyone's heart".

Ted, a co-owner of the Alden House playing bag pipe on bow os sailing boat.

We invite you to stay in our dream, but Shhhhhhhhh! Don't tell anyone.