I just returned from spending nearly a week at the comfortable Monhegan House with a Road Scholar group. After arriving by ferry from the mainland our luggage was taken to the inn in one of the many pick up trucks. There are no cars on the island but trucks and golf carts have the right of way on the narrow dirt roads. Although not large, my room with a double bed was spacious compared to many European hotels. The bed was comfortable, and the soft white duvet was cozy at night when I had the window open. Although the bathrooms (toilet and sink) and showers (each in a separate small room) were down the hall, I never had a wait. The owner and staff at the hotel were cordial and took care of all of our needs. We ate as a group in the light filled dining room for most meals, and once out on the terrace in front of The Novelty, the small store behind the inn which serves pizza, ice cream, sandwiches, and salads. All of our meals were delicious. Breakfasts and dinners are available to the public as well as guests. Our Road Scholar group was staying at the Monhegan House while taking drawing lessons ("Learning how to see"). We were able to use the wide outside lawn area, the dining room and a small room off the lobby/library area for our meetings and classes. One afternoon when the fog kept us from taking a planned boat trip around the island, we were treated to fiddle music in the lounge arranged by our group leader. Our friendly Road Scholar group also had impromptu happy hours on the Inn's wrap around porch and in the lobby. Wine, beer and munchies are available at The Novelty and a couple of other small stores nearby. The Monhegan House is near galleries, artist studios, walking trails, and beauty everywhere you turn. I hope to return in the future.
- Also Known As:
- The Monhegan House Monhegan Island, Maine