About the Auberge on the Cove
Many, many years ago there was a little farmhouse sitting beside a tiny river at the entrance to the ocean. The farmer decided to take in a few transient guests, and he did so well that he decided to expand. He named his property the Riverside. Years went by, and the tiny river was dredged
to make a beautiful Cove at the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean. It became a picturesque working Cove for the strong Maine fishermen and lobstermen, and it was named Perkins Cove.
Over the years, the Riverside guest house expanded, and it became a motel with many guests making lasting memories.
The property has once again evolved and is now named Auberge on the Cove...Please stay with us and make your own lasting memories. Walk out of your room and across the iconic footbridge to the charming artist colony village with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants.
We look forward to your stay with us!
Ogunquit is a cozy, southern Maine village, nestled around sandy beaches and Maine's beautiful rocky shoreline. Ogunquit offers one of the finest sandy beaches anywhere, a picturesque area of rocky coastline, outstanding restaurants, great shopping, art galleries, summer theater and much more.
Just across the famous footbridge is Perkins Cove, a quaint working harbor that has been popular with artists from around the world for nearly 100 years. Today Perkins Cove is a delightful mix of shops, galleries, restaurants, and homeport for many fishermen. The Cove also serves as the departure point for charter fishing boats, sight-seeing cruises, and whale watching expeditions.
Just a brief amble from your room, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art is one of Ogunquit’s hidden treasures. Dedicated to contemporary American art, the museum is both a showcase for today’s artists and a repository for the works of many members of Ogunquit’s famous art colony. Characterized as “the most beautiful little museum in the world” by Francis Henry Taylor, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum’s location, overlooking the mouth of Perkins Cove, continues to delight visitors each year.
Many guests enjoy strolling along Marginal Way, which is a mile and a quarter long footpath that follows the shoreline from just on the other side of Perkins Cove north to Ogunquit Village Center. This walk is one of the most spectacular places to enjoy scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and to watch the surf crashing against the rocks.
Ogunquit Beach is absolutely beautiful with three miles of white sand and natural dunes. As parking is limited at the beach we recommend that you enjoy a ride on the famous Ogunquit Trolley that stops in Perkins Cove, just across the footbridge. On the Trolley, you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking sights that Ogunquit has to offer.
Ogunquit has so much to offer you can spend a week or more and never want to leave. But for those who love to explore… the nearby seaside villages and towns of Kennebunkport, Kittery, Wells, and York are all just a short drive away.
Some even like to use Ogunquit as "home base" and plan day trips to nearby Portland, Freeport - home of L.L. Bean or Portsmouth, NH.
We hope to see you soon at the Auberge on the Cove in Ogunquit.