Comfort Found Literary Lodging was founded by the award winning author and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy and her husband Jeff Prostovich, a real estate broker in Maine and California.
Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy purchased this apartment in 2006
The first time I saw downtown Damariscotta I felt as though I had come home. The small village of old sea captain’s houses, the perfect New England churches and steeples and mid 19th century brick buildings huddled near the river touched my heart.
One building in particular stayed in my mind. For decades, 112 Main Street was the apothecary shop for the town. Years later, the pharmacy was taken over by a country store (now a gallery) and the top two floors were turned into apartments.
When the chance came to buy the building, we wandered through the floors up to the top level. It felt like a Paris (don’t laugh) apartment. Maybe it was the 33 steps, but I loved the high ceiling in the stairwell, the moldings, the funky 30's kitchen, the living room, and the two bedrooms.
We had often talked about buying a small hotel to outfit with comfortable furniture and beds, antiques, art, and lots of wonderful books.
When Jeff asked me what we should call it, I thought of the book Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch. Written in 1911 by the book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Fitch’s book highlighted the most beloved of the books he turned to for comfort. He believed, as do I, that cultivating a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Books bring the world to your easy chair; they give you wings; and they are ever faithful friends whether you need inspiration, edification, or consolation. Fitch believed in the verity of the old quote by Thomas Carlyle, “My books are friends that never fail me.”
When our first guests checked into Comfort Found, they said, 'This is a HOME,' which was exactly how we wanted them to feel. Jeff and I would like to invite you to experience the real taste of New England in the warm and welcoming rooms of our dear 'Comfort Found.' I think you'll feel, as did our first guests, that you've stepped into a well-loved home.
Thee is welcome here friend.
Relax and unwind year round with our plentiful selection of books or bring your own. We offer free wifi to keep you connected, but not distracted. DirecTV in living room and sports bars are nearby. We are frequent business travelers and want our guests to feel at home in a clean comfortable environment. Damariscotta is centrally located in MidCoast Maine with Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomastown, Tenant's Harbor to the north and Boothbay, Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick , Freeport (outlet capital of North America), and Portland to the south. Reservations are accepted starting and ending any day of the week.