Owned and operated by descendants of the Flye family for more than 100 years, The Lookout is a unique, old-fashioned country inn located three miles from the boat building village of Brooklin on the coast of Maine. Visitors enjoy spectacular views of Blue Hill and Herrick’s Bays, small islands, lighthouses, majestic sailing vessels and lobster boats alike. Organic flower and vegetable gardens grace the landscape. The name “Lookout” originated when the Flye family had to post a watch on a hill overlooking Blue Hill Bay for unfriendly Indians coming from the north.
The Lookout Inn has nine rooms on two floors, most with exquisite views of the ocean just beyond our meadow. Many rooms have queen-sized beds; some rooms offer private bathroom facilities. Eight cottages with housekeeping facilities for families are available for rent by the week. Some cottages are also available for rent during the off-season. A gazebo stands at the end of the point and is ideal for weddings and other special ceremonies.
We offer a variety of dining options for summer and autumn guests. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. The menu is market driven and changes daily. For years the Lookout has been known for serving the freshest seafood, poultry, finest cuts of meat and exquisite locally grown produce, some from our gardens right on the property. The carefully chosen and attractively priced wine list is a perennial standout among restaurants and inns in Down East Maine.
The kitchen serves complimentary breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:30 am for all Inn guests. We offer a full breakfast including eggs done your way, fresh fruit, cereal, and the Inn’s special recipe for buttermilk blueberry pancakes. Cottage guests are welcome to join us for breakfast for a fee of $12 plus tax and gratuity. Many times a summer the Lookout will host large groups for breakfast with various menus.
Lobster cookouts on the beach which typically include Maine’s most famous crustacean, corn on the cob, steamed mussels and clams, and blueberry cobbler are offered by prior arrangement. .
Proximity to Blue Hill, Camden, Bar Harbor, Belfast, and Acadia National Park, make the Lookout a perfect vacation destination for those with families or those who are merely in search of an informal getaway to one of the most gorgeous properties on the coast of Maine.