My husband and I just spent the weekend at Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor. It was our first time visiting Boothbay, and we kind of expected to sleep at the inn and use it as our home base for exploring the area. Once we got there though, we never wanted to leave!
The resort has a very comfortable, relaxed feel. It’s the kind of place where you can be extremely active if you want to, or just laze around and do nothing for a week. We chose the former (we are really not good at relaxing on vacation, despite our best efforts).
We arrived Friday evening and checked into our room. It was very nice and quite large with a comfortable bed. Very clean. Nothing super fancy, but hey, this is a historic property on the coast of Maine…it’s not supposed to be super fancy. We enjoyed a late dinner at Bogie’s Hideaway, where there was a band playing and a lively atmosphere. The food was very good. Our server could have been a little more knowledgeable about the beer selections — we learned the next day they have some good microbrew selections available that he didn’t tell us about (Dogfish Head IPAs, Sam Adams Octoberfest, etc.). The place emptied out early — we were the last ones in the restaurant and it wasn’t even 10 pm.
What a nice surprise to look out the window on Saturday morning to find the most perfect view and weather imaginable. Quintessential Maine right outside our door. After a lovely breakfast the first morning (really good eggs benedict & French toast w/ local maple syrup), we checked out kayaks at the front desk and paddled around the tip of Spruce Point. A word to the wise: ask which way the tide is going before you get out there – it was really tough to get back! After that we tried the saltwater pool situated right on the harbor. A little too cold for my taste, but my husband found it to be quite refreshing. I opted for a hammock instead. We enjoyed a quick, casual lunch at Bogie’s and headed into town via the complimentary shuttle. Our driver was very friendly and gave us some tips on what to see in town. Boothbay Harbor wasn’t really our scene — lots of art galleries and touristy shops (i.e. lighthouse and lobster-themed everything). However, we were pleased to stumble upon an amazing time warp in town: Romar Bowling Lanes (a tiny candlepin bowling alley and old fashioned soda counter). The Inn has a complimentary boat launch, so we traveled back by boat and our captain told us all about the area, surrounding islands and even pointed out a harbor seal poking its head out of the water just a few yards away from us!
We got back and wandered the grounds, tried out the freshwater pool, played shuffleboard and even found a pinball machine in the kids area. We also relaxed and read for a bit in Adirondack chairs on the front porch — what a view! On Saturday night, we left the inn to drive to Rockland for a long-anticipated dinner at Primo (I’ll save that for another review). Long story short, we wish we had stayed at Spruce Point and dined at 88 instead.
Sunday morning was another active one. The Keurig coffee maker in the room was a nice amenity, but we are total coffee snobs so we got up early, checked out bikes and rode into town to Moosehead Coffee Shop. We pedaled back and I had an appointment for a hot stone massage at the spa. Jenn was my masseuse and did an awesome job!! I left there feeling totally relaxed and refreshed and then spent some time in the zen garden – had the place all to myself! After that, sadly it was time to check out. We can’t wait to make our reservations for next summer. I’m telling you, this place is full of things to do. I could stay there for a week and never get bored. We didn’t even have a chance to check out the nature trails, try the restaurant 88 or eat s’mores by the fire pit. Next year!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MAINE'S CLASSIC OCEANSIDE RESORT A Conde Nast 2016 'Top 20 Northeast Resort' and Downeast Magazine 2016 'Best Hotel/Resort in Maine', Spruce Point Inn is exactly what most guests picture when they think of an oceanside resort in Maine. For more than 125 years, the Inn has attracted travelers from across the United States and provided a refreshing backdrop for families and friends to create 'treasured oceanside memories made in Maine'. On a private 100 acre peninsula on the ocean overlooking the entrance to Boothbay Harbor and Burnt Island Lighthouse, the Spruce Point Inn is an ideal venue for memorable reunions, seaside weddings, romantic getaways and business retreats. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spruce Point Hotel Boothbay Harbor
- Spruce Point Resort
- Spruce Point Inn Resort And Spa Boothbay Harbor, Maine