Built in the late 19th Century the Inn has continued its tradition of being recognized as "The Place to be in Southern Maine." One of only a handful of buildings in downtown York Beach, that has retained and preserved its original structure.
First conceived as Cobb's Algonquin Hotel and Restaurant, greeting guests arriving by railroad and horse and buggy, it then changed hands several times over 100 years becoming the Ancient Mariner, Bogarts, Marlins, and finally as The Inn on the Blues in 1998.
The current owners Joe Lipton and Chris Crane completely restored the building in 2004. The Inn now offers 5 studios and suites, an award winning restaurant, a 2nd floor lounge and the best in live entertainment in Southern Maine. In 2010 the owners also opened a very successful Mexican restaurant named "Guac N Roll" in the building next door. (The Kearsarge House).