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Craignair Inn at Clark Island

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 Third Street, Spruce Head, ME 04859
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Ranked #1 of 2 Spruce Head B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
S M Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Craignair has been around forever with various owners. The new owners are friendly and have definitely "spiffed" things up since my last visit there. Particularly appreciated that they serve a decent breakfast. In fact, it was a really tasty breakfast that included fresh blueberry muffins and and excellent frittata (the best I've had outside of Spain!). The setting is... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for staying with us and taking time to share a review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again! Having tv's in the rooms is a conversation we frequently have and, as you know, we've stuck with them--seems to be more people like them than not! Always a good idea to... More

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the adjoining restored church in a lovely room with private bath. The thing that makes this place aypical is the gourmet food. Attention to detail is first rate, and the breakfasts (included) were thoughtfully prepared and artfully presented. Innkeepers are a young couple who are friendly and helpful, even on a weekend with a full house. This... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

We were so happy to have you stay with us! Thank you for the kind words and advice about calling me--I'm happy to describe the rooms and make suggestions. Glad to hear you enjoyed breakfast and the Vestry room. Hope to see you again soon! ~Joanne More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely inn right on the water, beautiful view from my 2nd floor window. Quiet location at the end of a road, outdoor seating, delicious breakfasts. Clean and simple room, 2 shared bathrooms down the hall. Well kept and decor is rustic. Owners friendly and accommodating. Couldn't make it for dinner, but the menu was enticing and would be delicious if... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the breakfast and hopefully next time around you'll be able to have dinner too. Thank you for staying with us! ~Joanne and Michael More

Jamesville, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I consider ourselves foodies and thought the food here was excellent. In fact we ate here two nights in a row--not something we usually do when we have a choice of several good restaurants. We loved the room we were in at the annex building--it was an end room so we had windows on two sides and... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! Glad you liked the Vestry Annex room! We've been updating all the rooms in the Vestry and we're glad you enjoyed your time here. MiMi loves all our guests too and she works hard at being a good hostess with me :) More

Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit out of the way - but that was our purpose. The owners / inn keepers make you feel quite welcome. We reserved late and on July 4th time, so had a room in the second building across the lot from the mail building, but it was very clean and quiet. The breakfasts (included), and dinners (separate) were outstanding.... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

We were glad to have you stay with us! Thanks very much! More

Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I booked a night at the Inn for this coming September. We really preferred to stay at a place with an on-site restaurant. There were some changes to the summer schedule at Craignair and they so happened to be off the night we were planning our stay. (We get it, everyone deserves a night off. :) )... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Hi, It's so kind you took the time to write this! We really would've like to have the restaurant open 7 evenings a week during the high summer season but it just wasn't in the cards this year. I'm sorry you couldn't stay with us this year but we look forward to your future stay! More

Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Michael and Joanne, the proprietors of this lovely inn, are funny, smart, and so very welcoming. Their dog, Mimi, a small catlike canine who doesn't bark at all, was a huge bonus. (She's hypoallergenic, a Jack Russell/poodle cross, about 10 pounds of love.)The rooms are plain, but comfortable, clean, inviting, and nicely turned out. The food was excellent--we had the... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us this past weekend. It's almost shameful we had to warm up with a fire in the living room when we're nearly into June, but it did feel nice!! Such is Maine! Glad MiMi was a hit--she just loves everyone! We're looking forward to your return--send me a reminder when you make your next reservation... More

Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We spent one night just to get away from home and relax. We hadn't been there in some time, but it was as relaxing and beautiful as ever. The hosts were perfect -- warm, friendly and not obtrusive. Dog was a hit with my wife -- well, and me too, actually. We also had dinner, and the meal was better... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us recently! MiMi, our resident jack-a-poo does her best to make everyone feel welcome! We're so glad you felt at home and enjoyed your dinner! The weekend you stayed was our opening weekend for the season and we're thrilled to have our chef back with us this year. Thanks again! More

Spruce Head, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The type of experience that I want when I travel should transport me from the ordinary to the magical. I want to feel something special ... almost "other worldly." The Craignair Inn offers this experience as it's located in a very tiny sleepy coastal Maine village in a spectacular setting with ocean, island, native flora and fauna. It's close to... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're grateful to have you as "regulars" and it's always a pleasure when you're here. We appreciate you making this extra effort to spread the word about the Craignair Inn! More

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

My group came to the Craignair inn to hold a daylong training for 30+ people. I'll admit at first we were looking at the Samoset as a location but due to a full date up there we settled on the Craignair as our backup plan. To say that I'm glad we did would be the understatement of the decade. The... More

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

WOW!! You just made my whole week!! Thank you so much! We love hosting groups like this and yours was such a pleasure to work with. Glad to receive such nice feedback from everyone. Our dining area comfortably seats up to 50 people and setting up the projector and having speakers seemed to work out great. I'm off to tell... More

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Address: 5 Third Street, Spruce Head, ME 04859
Location: United States > Maine > Spruce Head
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Craignair Inn at Clark Island 3.5*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Craignair Inn and Restaurant is walking distance from beautiful Clark Island via the causeway. We're at the end of a peninsula with relaxing rooms, unmatched food and gorgeous views. Craignair is just minutes to Rockland, 40 minutes to Camden and about an hour to Portland. Come enjoy the peace and serenity of Craignair Inn at Clark Island! ... more   less 
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