About Us

Meet Your Hosts: Laurence Plotkin, Glen Porter and Bentley

Laurence was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut and graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He then moved to Los Angeles and worked for The Four Season’s Hotel in Beverly Hills while getting his degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. He transitioned into staffing, human resources and recruitment at Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Company, and Digital Domain. Moving back to New England in 2005 to be nearer to family, Laurence spent the next 10 years as Vice President of Global Employment at Nuance Communications, a speech recognition software company in Boston.

Glen grew up in Massachusetts and went to Colby College here in Maine where he studied Theater and Economics. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, finding success in theater and commercials. Glen continued his career teaching and directing Theater at Campbell Hall, a private K-12 school in Studio City, California.

Laurence and Glen met in Los Angeles in 1996 and have spent many years happily building their life together which has included buying and renovating many properties in California, Florida, Maine and Massachusetts. Laurence and Glen currently reside in Ogunquit, Maine and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have put their heart into renovating and thoughtfully preparing The Trellis House for a Spring 2015 opening.

Bentley was born in Maine in 2014 and spent his puppyhood in Massachusetts. He graduated from crate training early and moved back to Maine to join The Trellis House when we opened in 2015. Bentley doesn’t shed and is hypo-allergenic. He loves long walks on the beach, licking faces, sitting on the front porch and hanging out with guests at The Trellis House. Our guests tell us he is one of the cutest, sweetest and most gentle dogs they have ever met.

Blue Shutters Inn and Studios

For nearly a hundred years, the Blue Shutters Inn and Studios has been a center of hospitality on Beachmere Place inviting guests all year round. The Blue Shutters Inn and Studios is family owned and operated. The inn was purchased in 2016 from the longtime owners then sold to the Trellis House owners in March 2021. We aim to create an environment where you truly feel welcomed and at home during your stay. Our goal is to provide our guests with their own special experience. We can’t wait for you to stay with us.

Steps from the famous Marginal Way in Ogunquit’s lively downtown, the Blue Shutters Inn and Studios Bed & Breakfast in Ogunquit, ME is just minutes from the beach, boutiques, art galleries and world class restaurants. From Marginal Way to the summit of Mount Agamenticus; Ogunquit offers an abundance of breathtaking views of the coast and elaborate plumage of many bird species with their very sweet songs.

*We have adjusted our breakfast service to be compliant with the current state mandated COVID-19 restrictions and be aligned with all of the global efforts to flatten the pandemic curve. Our plan is evolving and aimed to balance meeting our guest’s satisfaction while maintaining their safety.

The History of
Marginal Way

Step out of our inn’s backyard onto a path to an amazing one and a quarter mile paved coastline trail from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. The footpath is a gentle easy stroll alongside an awe-inspiring seaside vista with benches along the way to linger and enjoy the view.

Josiah Chase Jr., a Civil War Veteran, conservationist and former state legislator, bought a twenty-acre strip of land from Perkins Cove to Israel Head. Three years before his death, at age 88, Chase donated a one-mile strip to the town of Ogunquit in 1925.

Years later other seaside Ogunquit landowners also generously donated land extending Marginal Way’s length with an additional quarter of a mile, dedicated to the public’s enjoyment.