The Chapman Cottage and Tavern was acquired by the York Harbor Inn and opened in August 2012. It is located right next door to our 1730 Harbor Crest Inn and is approximately one half a mile before the York Harbor Inn. The cottage is the sister house to our Harbor Crest Inn. The Tavern; our celebrated restaurant at Chapman Cottage, has a wonderful cutting edge menu, intimate bar, inside fireplace dining, and outside dining on the deck and covered patio!
The Inn has seven beautifully appointed luxury guest rooms, each with its own unique amenities and character. Three third floor rooms feature large private decks, perfect for enjoying your morning breakfast and the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Inn. Four large rooms on the second floor feature King beds and Jacuzzi tubs, with two premier rooms that offer oversized spa bathrooms complete with jacuzzi tubs for two, separate shower, and gas fireplaces in both bedroom and bathroom. All Chapman Cottage guests have access to Harbor Beach (across the street from our Main Inn) as well as waterfront recreation access.
All of the York Harbor Inn’s dinner and special event packages are available to guests of the Chapman Cottage. The York Harbor Inn and the 1637 Restaurant and Ship’s Cellar Pub are within walking distance (.5 mile). Also within walking distance is the Wiggly Bridge, and the Fisherman’s path, both beautiful places to stop and enjoy the quiet serenity of York Maine.
Chapman Cottage is named for Fannie Chapman, who built the home as a summer cottage in 1899. She was born to Judge Henry Chapman and Nancy Shunk of Doylestown Pennsylvania in 1846.
Fannie and her sisters, Mary Mercer and Elizabeth Lawrence, vacationed here in York. Mercer Mansion, known today as the Harbor Crest Inn is located next door to Chapman Cottage. Fannie vacationed here six to eight weeks during the summer, after which she would board a steam ship with her sisters and travel to Europe. Fannie enjoyed the social life of Boston and Washington DC. She and Elizabeth were frequently in the company of the best known writers, poets and legislators of the time. Henry Adams used the two sisters as models for the characters in Democracy.