The Team & History
For nearly a hundred years, the Blue Shutters Inn has been a center of hospitality on Beachmere Place inviting guests all year round.
The Blue Shutters Inn is family owned and operated. Purchased in August of 2015 from the longtime owner,
we aim to create an environment where you truly feel welcomed and at home during your stay.
My path to being an innkeeper meanders through the many phases of my life, careers and passions. I developed a passion for cooking in early childhood. The joy of watching a cake rise through the door of a dear friend's Easy Bake oven
sparked a lifelong love of sharing good food with great friends.
In high school I caught the hospitality bug while holding various waitress jobs at a restaurant, cafe and the iconic Fenway Park.
Later I worked my way through college as a live-in private cook for a family on Beacon Hill.
As a nurse, I always enjoyed the connection I made with my patients and their families.
My career in healthcare and technology provided me with a wealth of experience on how to deliver quality services with precision.
I found my place in the world when I landed on the coast of Maine twenty years ago.
I came to escape the city traffic and to enjoy hiking, sailing and skiing.
I started my family here and it is where I feel most at home and happy.
My passion for promoting health with nutrition, coupled with the pleasure of meeting people from all over the globe,
fueled the pursuit of my dream of becoming an innkeeper.
I am fortunate to work in Maine amid its natural beauty where majestic mountains meet 3,478 miles of coastline and 4,613 islands.
I enjoy meeting each of our guests and ensuring they have the most enjoyable and memorable stay.
Marginal Way History
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.