Ona Barnet

Ona Ona grew up in New York, New York; daughter of artist Will Barnet and social worker Elena Barnet. Prior to running the Inn, Ona recieved her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and co-founded the Childrens' Museum of New Hampshire with Denise Doleac. She came to Rock Gardens Inn in 1984, and has been welcoming guests ever since. Changes that she has instituted during her time as Innkeeper include: numerous updates and improvements to cottages, while maintaining the classic feel of a coastal Maine Inn; a return of artist retreats and art workshops to the Inn; installation of a swimming pool; creation of a cookout area in Darling Park; addition of Contra Dances to the activities available at the Inn; among many others. For Ona the guests who return summer after summer are like an extended family, to which every new guest is a potential addition.