The Katahdin Inn is a rare place: a charming 19th century guesthouse perched right on Short Sands Beach in York Beach , Maine.
What we offer hasn’t changed much in over 125 years.
A bed and a beach.
Some things in life don’t need much improvement. Sure, you’ll find the comforts of the modern world in our nine unique and cozy rooms. We even have a TV in the sitting room, but it doesn’t get turned on very often. When you can step off the porch and on to one of Maine’s most spectacular beaches, a host of fabulous restaurants, and endless entertainment, you can forget all about your car for a few days. Or, you can easily drive to all of the natural beauty, culture, food, and fun of Southern Maine and New Hampshire. It’s your vacation. Relax. Enjoy.
--Rae and Bob LeBlanc, Innkeepers
The Katahdin Inn is the perfect launching point for your adventure in Southern Maine--even if that adventure is only as far as your flip-flops will take you. Whether you plan to soak up all the nature, history, and culture available within a one-hour radius, or just soak up the sun with a good book and your toes in the sand -- the Katahdin Inn has been the right spot for more than 125 years.
York Beach is just minutes from Portsmouth, NH and a short drive to Portland. There’s too much entertainment to be had up and down the Maine Coast to list--but here are a few of the popular activities that our customers come back for year after year: Maine has a stunning coast, and York is one of the most spectacular shorelines in Maine. Calm or stormy, summer or winter -- the coast of Maine is magic.
Great Food - Of course we’re known for our seafood in New England, but there’s also nationally celebrated cuisine of every kind, all up and down the coast. Amusement Parks - York Wild Kingdom Animal Park, Funtown, Old Orchard Beach -- fun for all ages! Shopping - L.L.Bean, Portland’s Old Port, Kittery’s Outlets, Portsmouth’s Waterfront and so much more!
Book the Katahdin Inn for your next Family Reunion, Company Retreat, or other Special Event!
From I-95, take EXIT 7 to the Yorks.
At the lights, turn RIGHT onto Route 1 South.
At the next light, turn LEFT onto Route 1A North.
Follow Route 1A North several miles through York Village and York Harbor.
When you pass Long Sands Beach--you’re nearly here. Continue straight until the road starts to go downhill.
You will see a STOP SIGN just as the road starts downhill. The Katahdin Inn is just beyond the stop sign, three houses down on the right. Short Sands Beach is to the left.