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Craignair Inn at Clark Island

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5 Third Street, Spruce Head, ME 04859
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 2 wonderful days and nights at this charming, stunning, relaxed and friendly Hotel. The location is stunning with views of the Atlantic, causeway and islands. Joanne and Michael are perfect hosts, relaxed, informal and helpful. Michael's breakfasts are superb! We enjoyed a fabulous meal in the Restaurant on our second night. The service was excellent! I strongly recommend... More 

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Searsmont, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn is accessible, at the end of a road, yet with a private Island for walking, and appreciating the serenity of nature. The inn is clean and very comfortable. The views of the sea are breathtaking, especially from the dining room. The food was incredible. May sound trite, but very true. Each meal not just delicious but artistically prepared,... More 

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

Merci beaucoup! It was absolutely our pleasure to host our second (hopefully annual!) French Immersion weekend. The beginning of June is the perfect time of year for this type of gathering..beautiful weather and a calm & relaxing atmosphere.Thank you for joining us here at the Inn and we look forward to hosting you again! Joanne & Michael More 

Waldoboro, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The real Maine is out your window with the beach at low tide and the islands in the background. At higher tides the lobster boats are working in the distance. Rooms are comfortable with excellent beds, especially in the main building. Walks over the causeway to the quarries are special. Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant are outstanding. The inn... More 

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

Thank you very much! We appreciate your kind words and are so glad you felt comfortable and enjoyed your meals here. We have been slowly refurbishing the inn--just got a new metal roof and painted the annex building over the winter! We look forward to having you stay again. Joanne and Michael More 

Holliston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we were the only guests the first day, which can be a bit lonely; bedroom ok, bathroom very nice, very good views of the harbour. Breakfast ok, funny combo of omelette and French toast. Found the living room downstairs chilly in temperature and vibe. It's hard to go for a walk, all the roads are private, full of No Trespassing... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking time to send a review. April is well before the summer tourist season and it is typical to be the only guests staying at that time. We are sorry you felt lonely! Many people staying with us during other times of the year come for that very reason--the solitude and quiet beauty of the... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I recently needed some time to decompress so we took a leisurely ride up US Route 1 in Maine. We spent a night at the Craignair Inn in Spruce Head. If you enjoy a place with some history this is for you. The Inn was originally a boarding house for people working the quarry on nearby Clark... More 

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

Thank you Gene! You're right--lots of history and beautiful views here at Craignair Inn! We strive to make a comfortable and un-fussy destination for our guests and are so glad you took a few minutes to write about your stay. Hope to see you again! Joanne + Michael More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have stayed at the Craignair three times over the past two years...in summer and fall. We have loved every visit. We always feel welcomed by Joanne. The breakfasts from Michael are great...as are the dinners. The view from the porches is wonderful. There are crafts and art displays from the area decorating the main rooms and these are very... More 

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

It's always a pleasure to have you stay with us! It's a great compliment to have guests like yourselves return-we know you have a choice of lots of wonderful places to stay along the mid-coast. Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We look forward to your 4th stay! More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've stayed at Craignair many times, and look forward to it every time I go. It has one of my favorite porches to sit and relax on along the coast. The view is beautiful and expansive. Mike makes fantastic homemade breakfasts and Joanne is incredibly welcoming and friendly. Their dog, Mimi, is very sweet and is such a treat to... More 

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

Thank you for the review! We just put away the swing for the winter but it will be beckoning in the spring! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We originally honeymooned here in 1988 & last stayed here in 1991 during the hottest August week on record in Maine. More on that later. This time we stayed for 3 days in early October and the Fall weather was more typical of what we expected. The Inn was originally built to house quarry workers and it has a cozy... More 

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

Thank you for your thorough review! I think you've described the Inn and the environs really nicely and will help other travelers with their decision to stay with us. Regarding air conditioning, we do have it in the Vestry Annex rooms (#21 and above) and since the main Inn is situated so closely to the water it's rarely an issue.... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our corner room (#2) was great... windows on two sides facing the water, quiet, and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Owners (Joanne & Mike) were friendly & helpful, and worked very hard to make their Inn comfortable for their guests. Their doggie (Mimi?) was a friendly little ambassador for the Inn. We enjoyed walking onto Clark Island and relaxing on the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Very happy you had a nice stay and enjoyed the corner room. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Joanne and Michael More 

Chelsea, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A month ago my husband and I spent a night at the Craignair Inn & Restaurant in Spruce Head, Maine. The accommodations were great and the staff were very friendly. From the porch the view of the ocean is great and we spent a beautiful evening on the porch swing while having an after-dinner drink. The dinner was delicious and... More 

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

We really appreciate your time writing this review! Thank you particularly for mentioning our staff--it's truly due to their efforts and caring that we have been successful. I will share this with them! Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again! More 

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