My son and I stayed at this extensive "resort" in the fall of 2009. I had stayed at the property back in the 1980s when it was the Riverside Motel. It literally is right across the Sheepscot River from Wiscasset, next to the Highway 1 bridge. The current owners have REALLY put a lot of money and attention into making this into a full scale resort.
We stayed 5 nights in a cottage: 412, "The Cousins" which is a one-bed room, half of a duplex. I am not sure if it is one of the old 1920s cottages that they completely rebuilt or if its new. It has a slightly odd floorplan because it has a what would normally be a porch, but it is indoors. The living room and kitchenette adjoin this indoor porch, but since there is a wall of windows, it feels a bit truncated. For a couple, this is not a huge deal. The decor is really nautical-country-cottage with lighthouses, ship models, starfish etc. The interior finishes look and feel brand-new and decently built. The kitchen has a small fridge, micro, sink and some dishes. The one bedroom has a quen bed and tv.
Besides the small cottages, there are "lodge" rooms which are the newly renovated "motel" rooms that would have been built in the 1970? Then there is the "inn" which is a large house where the breakfast/lobby is located. Then there are dozens of 2-4 bedroom houses. I think there is an indoor pool somewhere. All of these buildings look newly built or renovated and they seemed to spare no expense. Apparently, all these rooms can be purchased as timeshare/rental income properites. Lots of landscaping and great views across to Wiscasset.
There was no internet in our cottage nor laundry facilities. Apparently some cottages have both?
Continental breakfast in the "inn" was good. The restaurant "Bintliffs" has not been open since Nov. 2008 which is not a good sign?, but there are plenty of eateries in town.
I would stay there again, especially since I have relatives in Wiscasset. It has so much more than just a hotel or motel, since the outdoor areas are so scenic and quiet. My only concern is that it looks like there was a LOT of money sunk into this property and maybe the economy is taking its toll. I hope they do well since it is a very appealing location and set of accomodations.
- Also Known As:
- Sheepscot Harbour Village Hotel
- Sheepscot Harbour Village Hotel Edgecomb
- Sheepscot Harbour Village And Resort
- Sheepscot Harbour Village & Resort Edgecomb, Maine
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Midcoast Maine, the Sheepscot Harbour Resort is only minutes away from lighthouses, antiquing, boat trips, train trips, beaches, museums, hiking, biking, kayaking, and more. We are a great central location for your vacation, business trip or as a transitional spot while you are building or shopping for a new home in Maine. Open year-round, we offer a diverse property with standard inn rooms, cottages, and efficiency suites. ... more less