Meet the Innkeepers

Pamela and Richard Riley first came to Maine on their honeymoon many years ago. After that memorable visit they began to daydream about relocating to Maine someday and owning a bed & breakfast inn.

Dreams became reality in 2009 when they bought the Hodgdon Island Inn and promptly set about bringing a Boothbay area landmark back to life. They left behind their families, friends and careers (Pamela was a non-profit executive and fund-raiser; Richard an artist and photographer) and their “Old Kentucky Home” (literally and figuratively – it was a stone house built in 1817 and on the National Register of Historic Places) to come to a magic place that would provide rest and relaxation for guests longing to escape the ordinary, celebrate special occasions or looking to explore natures’ wonders. They found it all in Boothbay, Maine after searching the Maine coast from Kittery to Eastport. The picture perfect Maine postcard – a lovely old home with a history connected to the area, quaint seaside villages, boats of all shapes and sizes, lobster pounds, crashing surf, lighthouses, festivals on the town green and all the wonders that mid-coast Maine has to offer. Richard and Pamela are very passionate about the wonderful history of the Hodgdon Family for whom the house and the island are named and all the Boothbay Region has to offer guests who visit.

As your hosts, their specialty is personalized service, delicious breakfasts, and hands-on attention when needed to create a relaxing getaway, casually elegant yet comfortable in a place of rest, retreat and memories. Whether you want to experience the numerous activities found nearby, take a dip in the Inn’s heated in-ground pool, sit and read that special book on their porch overlooking the garden and the water, get reacquainted with that special person in your life, or dine in one of the area’s wonderful restaurants, Pamela and Richard’s goal is to make your stay at the Hodgdon Island Inn your best ever.