About our Inn

Throughout the Inn's history the English tiled fireplaces, quarter sawn oak interiors and original hand carved woodwork are but a few of the features that have been lovingly preserved and maintained. An impressive collection of historic, local, New England photographs, period family photos and superb paintings are displayed throughout the Bed and Breakfast Inn. Stepping back into a time of gracious luxury in the history of Greenville, ME is intriguing and the Moosehead Lake lore is truly fascinating.

Your choice of accommodations is delightfully varied with rooms, suites and cottages; all individually decorated, each ready to extend the daily pleasure of your Maine vacation. The individually appointed guest rooms are equipped with all the comforts and facilities for discerning leisure and business travelers, or families enjoying a Maine Summer, including flat screen cable TV's, and private baths.

Each luxury suite has a unique touch. Each suite has its own unique décor, some with original fireplaces, private sitting rooms, oversized soaking tubs, marbled English showers, or a two-person bubbling whirlpool tub with fluffy robes waiting! Choose one of the delightfully decorated private, family friendly and romantic cottages. Each cottage overlooks the mountains, all has private sitting areas, overstuffed chairs and private baths. Our English Cottages and Carriage House Suite are perfect accommodations for family stays and romantic weekend getaways.

History of the Inn

The Greenville Inn traces its history back to 1890, when wealthy lumber baron William Shaw initiated construction of what would be a ten year project of finishing his primary residence.

The home has recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places. It features stunning carved embellishments and paneling, found throughout the structure. It sat atop the hill overlooking the East Cove of Moosehead Lake and the historic steamboats, as seen below. The restored steamboat, the Katahdin, still remains in service today. It continues to grace the view from the Greenville Inn's expansive porches.

You can read more about the process of adding The William Shaw House to the National Register of Historic Places on the Greenville Inn Blog.

During the early 1920's, the Craft family of Greenville Junction purchased the home.

The next owners, Rockwood's Whitten Family, took over in 1946 and converted the elaborate home into a hotel/inn.

The Atherton family became owner/operators from 1970 until 1972.

The third party to operate the Greenville Inn was the Oddy family. They remained here until 1981, when the Stein family purchased the business.

From 1987, the Schnetzer family, from Columbus, Ohio operated the inn until 2003.

The Johannemann Family, from New Jersey, owned and operated the inn from 2003 to 2021.