Our Neighbors

Here’s a list of local businesses that we love, and we’re sure you will too.

Lodging and Rental Services:

Ann’s Point Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast with beautiful water views. Located just a mile from Thurston’s, your dinner commute is a breeze!

Jane and Andy Pooler at MDI Vacation Homes provide top-notch service, and will undoubtedly be able to find you the perfect home to rent for your stay.

Maybe you’ll fall in love with island life and want to stay forever! Husband and wife team, Guy and Paula, at Dunbar Real Estate have both lived on MDI for their entire lives. They’ll help you find you an amazing place to call home.


Check out MDI’s scenic coast and harbors on a guided kayak tour with Maine State Sea Kayak. You’ll have a great time learning about local wildlife all while working up an appetite for our jumbo lobster roll. We’ll save one for you, we promise!

If you’d rather relax while taking in the views on the water try a trip with Sea Princess Cruises. Informative and fun, we know you’ll love it.

One of our very favorite local businesses, Island Cruises, provides an incredible way to enjoy the very harbor that Thurston’s calls home, and beyond! They offer everything from afternoon nature tours to all day sailing excursions that will take you to one of the small, outer islands that MAY be even more picturesque than Mount Desert Island. Located just across Bass Harbor from us, you could easily squeeze in an early dinner at Thurston’s and catch a stunning sunset cruise with Captain Eli all in the same night!