An Historic Bed & Breakfast Overlooking the Bay of Fundy
Peacock House B&B of Lubec, Maine
The Peacock House Bed & Breakfast
If you want a quiet, traditional Bed and Breakfast, The Peacock House is it. Sue and Dennis Baker will make you feel right at home in a friendly, unassuming style. Attention to detail and the comfort of their guests is their primary focus. Conveniently located on peaceful Summer Street in the village center, Peacock House is just 3 blocks from shopping and restaurants. No need for a car if your idea of a holiday is a leisurely walk to the Lubec Channel to enjoy a dinner overlooking the water. The West Quoddy Light house, Campobello Island and the FDR Park are minutes from Peacock House.
Operating Peacock House since 2002, The Bakers relocated to Lubec Maine from Pennsylvania and now call Lubec home. Along with their cat, Charles (very shy and not often glimpsed) Sue and Dennis are genuinely interested in making your stay in Lubec and at Peacock House the best experience possible. Play the Baby Grand Piano, join other guests in the Sun Room, read quietly in the Library – whatever you want to do - just let them know and every effort will be made to meet your request. Information about hiking and things to do in the area is readily available and Sue is thrilled to talk to you about what to do based on your interests. You will feel at ease and welcome upon arrival.
Do yourself a favor and visit Peacock House, The Bakers and Lubec soon!
The History of Peacock HouseCaptain Trott's photo above the mantle
The Peacock House was built in 1860 by Captain William Trott, whose portrait hangs above the living room fireplace. Captain Trott was a sea captain from Bedford, England and built the house for his bride, Lois Neagle.
The house was originally constructed as a Victorian, but later updates and renovations have made it a mix of Federal and Revivalist styles. The house passed to The Peacock Family in 1880 when Robert Peacock, a sardine merchant, married Minnie Trott, the old sea captain's daughter. Five generations of the Peacock family lived here continuously and hosted some of Maine’s most prominent citizens – including US Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Donald McMillen (the famous Arctic explorer ), Senator Edmund Muskie and Maine humorist Tim Sample. In 2010, Peacock House was host to Michael Richards, Kramer of "Seinfeld" fame.
In 1936, the main part of the house was re-designed by Mr. Carroll Peacock, with the help of a Massachusetts architect. A maid's room and informal library were added to the third floor. The grand front porch was removed and a formal entry was added. New hot and cold water sinks were added to the three family bedrooms and guest room. Like most sea captains homes, the original home included, many elaborate furnishings and workmanship… most of this was lost during the 1930s renovations.
After this reconstruction project, Peacock House boasted twelve rooms, seven bedrooms and four full baths!
Enter the Child’s family – who in 1988 discovered Peacock House in desperate shape after years of neglect. More major renovations ensued and in June of 1989, Peacock House was formally opened as a new Bed and Breakfast. The beautiful old home now has twenty rooms!
Since 2002, when the Bakers purchased Peacock House, renovations have been ongoing. A new heating system, a new roof, garden additions, exterior painting, insulation, redecoration and renovation of all 7 guest rooms, updating of the library, living room, dining room, foyer …the improvements continue.
Peacock House has enjoyed hosting guests from all over the country and the world for 20 years. The Bakers are committed to upholding the legacy of hospitality begun in 1860, when Captain Trott created this lovely home in the little easternmost village of Lubec.