A Touch of History

The Twilite Motel is sitting on a section of the “Old James Grant Homestead” once a bigger tract of land, hundreds of acres, owned by the Grant family, one of the prominent families in town and deeply invested in the ship building and timber trade. Over the years their land was cut into smaller lots and either given to family members or sold.

The motel itself was built in a rather strategic location between Route 1 and the Old Bangor Rd, (the present Christian Ridge Rd) in the second half of the 1950s; as a small road stop on the way north, further into Maine and Canada or East to the ocean.

Like the legendary Route 66, also called “the mother road”, where the first motels sprang in the ‘20s, Route 1 going through Maine was a major north–south U.S. Highway that served the East Coast of the United States. It ran some 2,400 mi (3,800 km) from Key West, Florida, north to Fort Kent, Maine, at the Canadian border.

Being a mom-and-pop motel we maintain that old tradition. We are not a fancy establishment with a shiny appearance and an exercise room, nor a twenty four hours operation with anonymous desk clerks. Just the two of us, working hard on giving our guests the feeling of home and sharing with them our knowledge of the area.