East Wind Inn historic photo

History


The Inn began life as a nineteenth-century sail loft, part of a working boatyard. Occasional town meetings were held there, as well as the village's first Masonic gatherings. In the 1920s, it was converted to an inn—the Wan-e-set—where tourists from Boston, arriving by steamer, spent long summer stays.

The Inn closed in the mid-1950s, and remained abandoned until the early 1970's. In 1974, Tim Watts, a native of Tenants Harbor purchased the now abandoned building, restored it and started the Inn again under the name East Wind Inn. Several years later he purchased a nearby old sea captain's mansion and added it to the inn business, calling it the "Meeting House."

Tim Watts passed away in 2012 and the inn was sold to Randy Deutsch, a long-time summer resident of Tenants Harbor who retired from law practice in San Francisco and who currently runs this historic New England bed and breakfast.


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The East Wind Inn     |     21 Mechanic Street, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860   |   207-372-6366   |   info@eastwindinn.com