Dockside Guest Quarters

March 22, 2012

Beach Day in March !

March Beach Day ?

March Beach Day ?

As most areas in the northeast, we have had a very warm winter. However, the 80 degree days we had this week are the best.There are actually people at Harbor Beach today with kids in the water. BUT the water was only 43* !!

Water temperature 43* !!

Water temperature 43* !!

February 6, 2012

Standing Guard


Standing lookout for unwanted Canadian Geese

The Dockside has been invaded by Canadian Geese. There have been times when upward of 50 have been on the lawn along the water, in front of the Maine House. With mild temperatures and no snow they find this a great place to hang out. Unfortunately the mess they leave behind is unbelievable! In a scene from the movie Caddy Shack we are batting to persuade them to go somewhere else. So far our Down East scarecrows complete with reflective CD’s are doing the trick! They stand watch 24/7 in rain and snow with no complaints! I wonder if we can get them to make beds?

Dockside's scarecrow is ready for duty in all weather

Dockside's scarecrow is ready for duty in all weather

January 25, 2012

Southwest Airlines coming to Portland !!

Good news on airfare to Maine ! Southwest Airlines has announced that it will start flying to Portland, Maine as well as Boston and Manchester,NH. This can only help reduce fare and add convenience.


January 24, 2012

So….what do you do all winter.3

Pictured below are a couple of important guys that help keep the Dockside maintained at a high level. Scott and Zach Chase are the carpenters who repair just about everything at Dockside.  They show up in November and leave in April.  Scott has been with us for over 35 years.
Siding, windows decks, leaking roofs and more. chase
In the project pictured above they are replacing rotten siding out side of room 115 in the Lookout. BUT they had to remove the stairs going to room 119 & 120 to get at the problem. Nothing is simple!

January 10, 2012

So….. what do you do all winter.2 ?

This is a continuation of a series about what we do at the Dockside over the winter months.


Fred gives room 113 in the Quarterdeck a refresh; He has stripped the old wall paper and painted the ceiling, walls and woodwork. There will be new upholstered chairs and lighting.

January 2, 2012

So… What do you do all winter?

One of the most common questions I get is “what do you do all winter?”
Lots actually, we work on room renovations, maintenance and other projects that we can’t do when there are guests around. We just performed one of the more interesting ones: taking down the flag pole in front of the Maine House. It hasn’t been down in over 5 years and needed to be painted. Good thing we did because we found some rotten spots that need to be repaired. Yes, the flagpole is wood.

Dockside's flag pole being loaded on a truck

Dockside's flag pole being loaded on a truck

The above photo shows the 48′ flagpole being loaded on a truck to be taken away for repairs.

December 19, 2011


A whimsical view of Cape Neddick Light Station, commonly referred to as Nubble Light in York Beach, Maine.
2011Christmas Card1

December 6, 2011

Gift Certificate Sale !!

Savings offer from Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant

Happy Holidays from
Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant

November 2011


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In an attempt to keep pace with the ever changing electronic world and the way people communicate and receive information the Dockside now has Twitter and Facebook pages. Periodically we will post photos or current events that we think may be of interest to loyal Docksiders. Please feel free to visit our pages and share your wonderful experiences at the Dockside !

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The annual lighting of the Nubble kicks off the holiday season in York in grand style.

Gift Certificate sale !
10% OFF

As our holiday gift to you.  We will take 10% off the price of  any gift certificate purchased before December 23,2011.
Purchase a gift certificate for $200 and pay $180 !

We make it easy – gift certificates can be purchased by calling, emailing or on line.

Click here to purchase gift certificates on line

Last minute shopper ?
No problem – gift certificates can be emailed !

Maximum discount of $200 on any gift certificate purchase or series of gift certificate purchases.

Here to help
If you have any questions or need assistance in booking your visit or purchasing gift certificates please call, we are glad to help.

Off-season office hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-3pm.
1-800-270-1977 OR
click here to book online

Either way, we look forward to seeing you this season.

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The Dockside Crew & Lusty family

November 28, 2011

Lighting Of The Nubble !

Lighting of the Nubble ,also know as Cape Neddick Light Station is the official start of the Christmas season in York.

Nubble Light is ready for the Holidays

Nubble Light is ready for the Holidays

Click here for more on this festive event.

October 31, 2011

Reservation Special

Make your reservation for 4 nights or longer and receive this year’s rates.
This special is good through the end of the year.
Winter office hours : Monday-Wednesday 9am-3pm

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