About Us

Meet the Innkeepers

Billie-Jayne and Wess Cooke

Billie grew up in a little town in Maine named Greenville, on the shores of beautiful Moosehead Lake which is 2 1/2 hours from Lewiston. She brought Wess up to Maine in 2014 to show him where she grew up, and he fell in love with the state too. Wess is a Virginia boy, but they made their home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where they met and raised a blended family of five boys together and now they are thrilled to call Lewiston home giving Wess the opportunity for a lot of hunting and fishing of our great state.


Prior to becoming the owners of the Inn at the Agora and the Agora Grand Event Center located next door, Billie was an information security project manager. She has a BS from Penn State in Quantitative Business Analysis, an MBA in eBusiness from the University of Phoenix, and is also a PMI certified project manager. She retired from the corporate world in June of 2018 to pursue this new adventure. Wess has been one of the few musicians that can proudly say he has always been fortunate enough to make his living doing what he loved. He has performed all over, primarily focused on the east coast and has been part of the Williamsburg Opry, Carolina Opry, and just ended an 18-year run with the American Music Theatre in Lancaster. Our guests may be lucky enough to have the opportunity to be entertained with his acoustic guitar skills, and talented "pipes" in informal settings in the evenings on occasion either in the parlor, on the porch, or in the courtyard.

They are joined here by their youngest son, Dominic, Lewiston High School Class of '25 student and their friendly mini Bernadoodle, Bailey Bear. They all live on the third floor of the Inn in the Innkeepers' Quarters.

Inn at the Agora Gift Shop 

Essential Oils and More!


We have several items in our guest rooms (bathroom spray, linen spray, slate coasters - all made onsite by us at the inn) that are available to purchase and take home in our gift shop. We also carry Simply Earth essential oils, handmade items, and other assorted goodies. Guests can self-checkout, shop from their room, and if you aren't here, you can even shop online, and we will ship your order to you by clicking the Shop Now button below!


Order our products from home. If you can click it, we can ship it!

All major credit cards accepted

Questions? We're happy to help!

(855) 552-4672

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for purchase in the dollar amount of your choosing! 


Give the gift of a stay in one of our suites -- just call us for pricing! (855) 552-4672

About L/A

Located along the Androscoggin River, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, is considered the gateway to Maine’s beautiful lakes and mountains, with scenic beaches and picturesque coastal villages less than an hour away. Long ago the Great Falls on the river powered the twin cities’ economy…an economy based on huge fabric mills and many shoe factories. Today, a diversified business base features renovated mills, shopping facilities and restaurants, as well as two world-class hospitals (CMMC and St. Mary's Health System) and one of the nation's finest colleges, Bates College. The arts and local history feature prominently in the area’s draw, both of which are celebrated with festivals, performances and exhibits throughout the year. Take a smartphone self-guided tour of L/A by downloading the app from the Androscoggin Land Trust.

Take a Hike on One of Lewiston's Many Trails!


Our City Trails

 Enjoy an easy hike along the Lewiston-Auburn Riverwalk (2.5 mi)

Are you a birder? Enjoy a day at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary (2.2 mi)

Mount David is a short uphill hike at Bates College Campus a mile away. (.3 mi)

McMahon Nature Trails are well-maintained and located behind an elementary school. (1.7 mi)

The Garcelon Bog Boardwalk is a fun way to view the bog. Wheelchair accessible. (.4 mi)

The Greenway Trails are located in the core of Lewiston/Auburn and give an unobstructed view of both cities' skylines as well as the Androscoggin River. The Lewiston Riverside Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway system. (1.6 mi)


Check out old remnants of a mill and water wheel on the Papermill Trail


Rockhounds have enjoyed hiking Mt Apatite's four miles of trails and mining apatite, tourmaline, and quartz for 150 years.


College Tours

Planning to visit area colleges? Leave the Lodging to Us!


Planning a trip to tour the colleges offered in Maine? Add a little less chaos to the process and tour Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby Colleges with the Inn at the Agora as your "home base". The Inn at the Agora is minutes away from Bates College, and under an hour from the Portland International Jetport, Bowdoin College, and Colby College!

We suggest arriving to the inn, enjoying a leisurely evening at one of our local eateries, and after a good night's sleep, starting the tours. Bates and Bowdoin can easily be toured on the same day. Colby College could be toured on the third day, and from there, onto your next destination...or, returning to the Inn at the Agora!

Call us directly at 855-55-AGORA (855-552-4672) to make your reservation and get a
40% discount on your third night when you mention COLLEGE TOURS!

We look forward to booking your stay with us. Best wishes for deciding which college will prepare your son or daughter for the career of their dreams!


Click on the college campus images below to visit the college websites.

 *Please note, the Inn does not provide campus tours

Colby College

Bates College

Bowdoin College

Higher Education Honorable Mentions

You don't have to limit yourself to the "Big 3" Maine colleges (the ivies). There are other notable institutions of higher learning near the inn. A few options include the Maine College of Health Professionals just a few blocks away, the University of Southern Maine L/A Campus, about 10 minutes' drive from the Inn, as well as St. Joseph's College and Maine College of Art -- both less than an hour away. Click on the maps below to visit the college websites.

Stay with Us and Hit the Slopes

Our Top Destinations for World-Class Downhill and XC Skiing

Auburn (15 mins/5.4 mi)

Lost Valley

Rangeley (2h/90 mi)

Saddleback Mt

Carrabassett Valley (1h 50m/80mi)


Newry (1h/48.5mi)

Sunday River

Camden (1h 20 mins/64 mi)

Camden Snow Bowl

Farmington (1h/44.8mi)

Titcomb mt

Hermon (1hr 30 mins/99mi)

New Hermon Mt

Rumford (1hr/46.5mi)

Black Mt of Maine

Maine Trail Link

Top XC Trails

Greenwood (1hr/40 mi)

Mt Abram

Bridgeton (1hr 10 mins/40 mi)

Pleasant MT (Shawnee Peak)

Jay (42 mins/29.7mi)

Spruce Mt

Did You Know?

Lewiston is known as the Disc Golf Capital!


Check out our favorite disc golf courses near Inn at the Agora!

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