Now open for the 2024 season!

About Us

Each member of our team plays an integral role in welcoming you to our town. Our vision is a collective, where everyone has a responsibility to participate fully in the decision making process, and taking ownership of what the inn becomes. As you may have gleaned from a thorough reading of our website (we know there are some of you!), our team has big plans. For now, our guestrooms and restaurant are open for you to enjoy, and we hope you keep coming back as we build the future of this wonderful, historic place. 

What Sarah and Xander love about the area, and the inn... 

"When we first came to Maine for the summer some eight years ago, we stayed at the Cornish Inn. Post and Beam, built in 1827, just after Maine's founding, the inn resonated for us with history and authenticity. We went to the County Fair, down the road the next day, and felt like we’d gone back in time. We met people at the Inn’s pub who told us of a rental property they had on a lake. When we saw it we flipped! We stayed for weeks and were in heaven. We discovered we would still be in town for the about the Ossipee Valley Music Festival and decided to check it out. Never had we heard such amazing musicians (not just from across the country, but all over the world) in such a bucolic setting. Our two daughters were swept away by a big group their age who arrived on cue with bicycles. And for the first time ever (outside the big cities) we weren’t worried about where they were! So, we returned to Los Angeles with a new aim- we needed to move to Maine. Although it might not be for everyone year round perhaps, but for us? Perfection. We came and stayed at the Inn again in winter. It looked like Currier and Ives. We could finally prove to the kids those stories weren’t all make believe or in the past. They were alive and well, in Cornish." 

-Owners Sarah Clarke and Xander Berkeley