Peacock House Bed & Breakfast Lubec, Maine

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 just what you are looking for. The innkeepers, Mary Beth and Jim Hoffman will make you feel right at home in a friendly, unassuming style. Attention to detail with guest comfort in mind is our primary focus. Conveniently located on peaceful Summer Street in the village center, Peacock House is just 3 blocks from shopping and restaurants. Enjoy a leisurely walk to the Lubec Channel to enjoy a dinner overlooking the channel and with any luck you'll spot some seals there in the water. The West Quoddy Light house, Campobello Island and the FDR Park are just minutes from Peacock House by car.  It is not uncommon to experience whale sightings from the Campobello island beaches or you can book a whale watch cruise locally.  The area is a birder's and hiker's paradise.

Mary Beth and Jim relocated to Lubec, Maine from Pennsylvania and now call Lubec their year-round home.  They are genuinely interested in making your stay in Lubec and at Peacock House the best experience possible. Play the Medium Grand Piano, or the acoustic guitar, 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 your innkeepers would be 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, Mary Beth and Jim, and Lubec, soon!

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The History of Peacock House

240Captain 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!

Sue and Dennis Baker purchased Peacock House in 2002 and completed substantial renovations. These included a providing a new heating system and new roof, renovating all seven guest rooms and updating the common areas and garden. The Bakers provided exceptional hospitality while being conscientious stewards of the inn. 

Peacock House Bed and Breakfast was purchased by Jim and Mary Beth Hoffman in 2015 and thus, the inn has entered a new phase of its life.   As did previous owners throughout the years, the Hoffmans have carefully added their own personal touches, both decorative and structural, to the property.  A warm welcome, caring attention to detail and exceptional service will be hallmarks of your stay here at the inn.

Peacock House has enjoyed hosting B&B guests from all over the country and the world for over 30 years. Mary Beth and Jim 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.


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