The Bailey Island Motel is ideally situated to make the most of your Maine vacation. Whether you’re looking for solitude, great restaurants or to explore the many area attractions, the Bailey Island Motel is unique. We are located in walking distance to the famous Cooks Lobster House and Morse’s Cribstone Restaurant and a short drive to Giant Staircase Grille and ‘BIGS’ the Bailey Island General Store, Tiffins Ice Cream and Lands End Gift Shop. Also if you like hiking, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has many trails on the islands that offer much to see.
Comfortable, clean, quiet rooms
We take great pride in our clean, comfortable smoke-free rooms, many with ocean views. All rooms have a private bath and cable TV along with a small refrigerator. One efficiency unit is available. Nine of our rooms have 2 double beds and two rooms have 1 queen bed.
We offer a complimentary breakfast of fresh coffee, tea, juice and delicious home-made muffins.
Water access is available from our private dock!
From housekeepers to front desk staff, everyone here at the Bailey Island Motel goes the extra mile to make your visit pleasant and satisfying. Our Hallmark is “down-home” friendly service with a smile. We love to talk about the lore and history of this very special part of Maine. Just ask!
The Bailey Island Motel began as a five unit motel in 1958. Since that time, many changes have been made making it what it is today; an eleven unit motel and owner’s residence.
Bailey Island History
Bailey Island, originally called Newaggin, was first settled by Will Black, a trader from Kittery in the 1600’s. The island was later claimed by Deacon Timothy Bailey of Hanover Ma., who bought the island for 1 lb. of tobacco and 1 gallon of rum. He named the island for himself.
The islands surrounding Bailey Island are rich in tales of pirate treasure and adventure. Gold was supposedly found on Elm Island, Cedar Ledge and Pond Island. Pond Island is also the site of the ghost tale telling of a murdered pirate who stands guard over a buried treasure.