The end of July always finds us at the Monhegan House. We see some of the same families every year and catch up on how our children have grown if we have enough energy after hiking. The new families and travelers always add spice to the easy and friendly conversations. The beds are the newest on the island, as is the paint, and plumbing. We opt for our own bathroom which makes our experience a bit different than some of the others who have posted. We have done the shared bathrooms, and they are clean and convenient on the second floor. The hiking is fantastic, but we love knowing on the trails that we will be back to the "house" in the evening. The library evolves yearly, the art does as well, and thankfully, the classics in the game room are all still there. Every night there are chess games, Risk, Scrabble, Backgammon and brave Apples and Oranges judges. The kitchen at the "House" has been fantastic for the last several seasons. Using local and seasonal fare, each breakfast-which is included!-features a chef's special. My favorite this Summer was the crepes....paper thin....with fresh strawberries and cream-so rare treat when done well! As we stay for several days, it is wonderful that the chef's specials change daily. While there are a few places to eat on the island, we prefer the kitchen at Monhegan House for dinner. Inventive cuisine, with island flair and staples the kids will eat....did you hear about the "Novelty" yet? The "Novelty" is just behind the "house" with the best pizza on the Island....so even if you do a "date" night with your partner, the kids can get pizza and play frisbee in the yard. With the best of "Island" living-great guests, great hosts, great food, great easy atmosphere-Monhegan House remains our "home away from home" every July.
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- The Monhegan House Monhegan Island, Maine