Freeport, Maine: The Harraseeket Inn

The Harraseeket Inn
162 Main Street
Freeport, Maine
Telephone: (207) 865-9377

  • PET POLICY: Dogs are very welcome in the rooms specifically set aside for the four-pawed crowd in one of the inn’s adjacent buildings; a $25.00 charge per pet per night applies, as well as a credit card on file for any damage incurred. The inn provides a dog bed with freshly laundered cover, food and snacks, and even a few clean-up baggies for when walking the grounds. Although dogs are not allowed in the main building, guests are permitted to leave their canine companions in their rooms for up to 1½ hours – long enough to nip over for the inn’s wonderful breakfast or a spot of afternoon tea.

Chaucer Review Coming SoonAs frequent day trippers to Freeport and its environs, my People have enjoyed lunch at the Harraseeket Inn’s Broad Arrow Tavern on numerous occasions. The lobster bisque and a pint of the local brew can fortify one for an entire afternoon of shopping at the L.L.Bean flagship store, or so they tell me. I’m planning an overnight visit to this historic inn in early Summer – so check back then for my first-hand (er, first-paw) report on its dog-friendly accommodations.

  • NEAREST DOGGY DAYCARE/DOG CAMP: The Brown Dog Inn, “located on 10 acres of land in beautiful Freeport,” according to their website,, (207) 865-1255
  • NEAREST 24-HOUR EMERGENCY VET: The Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine in Lewiston, (207) 777-1110, or the Animal Emergency Clinic in Portland, (207) 878-3121; for urgent and emergency visits during regular hours, go to the local Freeport Veterinary Hospital, (207) 865-3673 (the hospital’s website suggests you call to alert the staff you are en route)