Gray and Lynne Smith, who lived in Connecticut, came to the area in the summer of 1986 to attend an extravaganza at the nearby Owls Head Transportation Museum. They were both fond of antique cars and Gray enjoyed the work of restoring them.
They fell in love with the area and within a few months bought the "Keag Inn" which had just come on the market. They knew the setting was perfect and beautiful and they were both excited, although they had never stayed at a B&B and had much to learn about the business of running an inn.
Gray Smith said: "We all were enthused and ready to be innkeepers, (even our kids). We could never have pulled off the needed renovations and business ventures without Susannah, (our oldest daughter and first innkeeper), Nelson our son and a builder with expertise in all the necessary phases of building renovations, and Carmen our youngest daughter who 'minded the store' at our home in Avon, Connecticut. It was an entire family affair which gave back many great memories and experiences."
After many happy years at the inn, Lynne became ill and passed away in 2003. She is still missed by all those who have met her. Gray carried on running the inn and learned a lot along the way, like how to make breakfast, and beds too!
Gray and Lynne's son Nelson lives next door at the Weskeag house with his lovely wife Annie. Together they share in the work and entertainment of running the Weskeag Inn.
They all hope to meet you on your next trip to the wonderful state of Maine.
South Thomaston, Maine
The view in back of the Inn
Another wonderful breakfast is served!