(207) 647-2522

17 Tarry A While Rd, Bridgton, ME 04009, USA

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Our Policies

Otherwise Known as the Fine Print

•SEASON –The Inn and Cottages are open from the Friday before Father’s Day (mid-June) until mid to late September, with some weekends reserved in June, late August and September for weddings and private events.

•WEDDINGS & EVENTS – If you would like to book Tarry A While for your wedding, reception or other special event, we are happy to oblige. Please contact us for availability and additional information on what can be offered.


•ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE –Guests are allowed to check into their room or cottage after 3pm, and must check-out by 10am on the day they depart. Guests are welcome to arrive at the resort as early as 8am and depart as late as 9pm in order to enjoy our beach and other amenities; we do ask however that all guests report to the office immediately upon their arrival, there are no "self-check-ins". If possible, we will try to get you to your cabin/room upon arrival, but if we can't then it will be 3pm. Please let us know if you plan on arriving after 7pm, and no arrivals after 9pm, please.


•RESORT AMENITIES –All of our guests are permitted free use of our Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Ping-Pong & Pool Tables, Social Hall, Shuffleboard, Fire Pit and Bicycles.


•INN ROOMS –are for double occupancy and include full breakfast, daily housekeeping and free use of all resort amenities. All Inn rooms have a two night minimum over Saturdays and no children under 5 may sleep in the Inn - try a cabin for your young family instead.


•COTTAGE RENTALS – For the most part, all of our cottages rent weekly, from Saturday at 3pm to Saturday at 10am, many times to the same guests, for the same week, year after year. We prefer to rent our cottages by the week, but after June 15th we take reservations for 2 to 5 day stays. We encourage our weekly cottage guests to join us for breakfast in the Inn for $75/guest per week, or $15/guest per day, and all of our daily cottage rates include a full breakfast each day.


•COTTAGE HOUSEKEEPING – We are very picky about the cleanliness of our cottages and expect that you leave them (for the next guests) in a similar condition as you found them; of course, you don’t need to make the beds on your last day. We pick up garbage and recyclable bags when full, (extra bags are provided).  Please leave full bags hanging on the hook outside the main door to your cabin. We provide what we think will be adequate towels and linens for your use, however, if at any time you would like fresh towels or linens, please see our innkeeper. Each cottage has its own vacuum, broom and furnished cleaning supplies; we ask that you keep the cottages relatively neat and clean during your stay. If you desire, we would be happy to provide Daily Cottage Housekeeping, (you pickup - we clean) but availability can only be guaranteed if reserved at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival. The price of Daily Cottage Housekeeping is $100, $175, $250, $400 for 1, 2, 3 & 5 bedroom cottages, respectively. We also offer a Wednesday’s Only Cottage Housekeeping for $35 per bedroom, which includes the kitchen, baths and all living spaces, but no dishes.

•RESERVATIONS & DEPOSITS – are accepted year round by making them online or calling (207) 647-2522.  Reservations can be made 51 weeks in advance and are considered officially booked once a deposit is received. During your stay, you are allowed to re-book the same cabin/room(s) for the same week next year by making a deposit with the remaining amount due in the spring. All reservations made less than one month of your arrival must be paid in full by debit or credit card at the time of booking.

•PAYMENT METHODS - We accept cash, personal checks, and debit & credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). Occasionally our rates may change.

•CANCELLATIONS - Cottages: Prior to 60 days of your arrival, if for any reason a cancellation of your entire stay is necessary then we will promptly return all but $100 of your deposit; but, if canceled within 60 days of your arrival we will return all but $100 of your deposit, when, and only if the space can be filled. No refunds for early departures. Inn: Prior to 14 days of your arrival, a $20 service charge will be charged on all cancellations. We regret that there are no refunds for cancellations less than 14 days before arrival for either the Cottages or Inn Rooms. No refunds on early departures.


•ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE – Check In after 3pm -Check Out before 10am. To enjoy our beach and facilities, guests are welcome to arrive as early as 8am and depart as late as 9pm, but all guests must immediately report to the office upon arrival, there are no self-check-ins. We will try to get you to your cabin/room upon arrival, but it may not be possible until 3pm. Please let us know if you are running late, and no arrivals after 9pm.


•SWIMMING – No Lifeguard on Duty! Swimming and boating are at your own risk! Life vests must be worn at all times when boating! Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision when at the waterfront.  No horseplay, playful screaming or boisterous activity allowed! Bring flashlight when skinny dipping to look out for others.


•TRANQUILITY – Tarry-A-While is a magical place that is laid back yet fun packed. A place where dreams of summer come alive and fond memories are forged for a life time…. so don’t ruin it by playing loud music or using profanity.


•LOBSTER BAKES – On Friday evenings in July and August, our guests and the public are invited to lobster bakes on our beach from 6pm to sunset. A cash bar is also provided.


•GRATUITIES & TAXES – Maine state lodging tax of 9% is not included in our listed prices. Gratuities are accepted if you feel something special was earned or deserved.


•PLEASE – Bring your own Beach Towels (or purchase a special Tarry A While one from us) but do not use bath towels (or blankets) outside. Please wear shoes or something on your feet when outside.


•PETS – Pets of any kind are Not Allowed, however we have some fine kennels in the area.


•SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT – Smoking is strictly prohibited in all buildings and only in designated areas outside of buildings.  The only smoking area is at the fire pit that is adjacent to the Social Hall.  A cleaning charge of $100 will be assessed if there has been smoking in guest rooms or within any building.


•DRUGS & ALCOHOL – Tarry-A-While has a liquor license and alcoholic beverages may be purchased and consumed on the property in designated areas. Consuming alcoholic beverages within your private room or cottages is also allowed, however we will not tolerate intoxicated guests who become loud or unruly. No drugs are allowed!