Enjoy superb views of the ocean by staying at any one of the numerous island inns in Maine. The island inns in Maine with their laidback atmosphere is the ideal locale to enjoy a romantic honeymoon vacation or a relaxing family holiday. The remote location of these inns further add to their charm. Some of the best island inns in Maine are The Keepers House Inn, Chebeague Island Inn and The Island Inn. To know more about these inns and other similar off the grid hotels, read on.
Here are 5 Best Island Inns In Maine:
The Keepers House Inn
The Keepers House Inn, an operating lighthouse, is perched precariously on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by crystal clear waters on the remote and picturesque island of Isle Au Haut. The keeper’s house, which is attached to the main lighthouse, was converted in 1986 into a cozy bed and breakfast inn by the then owners Jeff and Judi Burke. This off the grid, unique coastal inn is only accessible by a mail boat. Families can choose to stay at the The Garret, The Oil House or The Woodshed Cottage. Couples can stay at the beautifully decorated Horizon Room, Keepers Room or Sunrise Room. Guests can enjoy hearty local fare at their in-house dining room.
Chebeague Island Inn
Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway at the nearly one hundred year old Chebeague Island Inn in Portland, Maine. This beautifully restored, yellow, Greek revival style, historic inn is located on the remote Chebeague Island. A ferry transports guests to this luxury hotel. Guests can stay at any one of the twenty one nattily decorated rooms. The Great Room with its roaring fireplace is the ideal place to enjoy an exciting board game, to read a book or to sip a beautifully prepared cocktail. Visitors can enjoy flawlessly prepared cuisine at ‘Charles’, the in-house restaurant. Guests can also get to taste a variety of cocktails at either The Sunset Landing Porch or the cozy ‘Charlie’s’ bar.
The Island Inn
Ten miles off the coast of Maine, on Monhegan Island, atop a bluff sits the historic Island Inn. This secluded inn which offers panoramic views of the ocean was built in 1816. Guests can stay at the Ocean View Suites, Inn Private Bath Rooms, Inn Shared Bath Rooms or at the fabulous rooms which are located at the adjoining Pierce Cottage. Guests can sample the extensive local fare at the in house dining room of this hotel. Visitors are also encouraged to try out a variety of sandwiches, muffins, lemon bars, brownies, cookies and a selection of hot and cold beverages at ‘The Barnacle’.
Inn At Cuckolds Lighthouse
Enjoy your summer vacation at the beautifully resorted, historic lighthouse which has been tastefully converted into private island resort. The high end bed and breakfast inn (which functions out of a lighthouse) is located on a rocky island which is situated half a mile offshore. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean by staying at the Private Island, The East Suite or The West Suite. Each of the rooms in this inn is decorated in authentic coastal style. While guests can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, they have to travel to the mainland for lunch and dinner.
Inn on Peaks Island
Refresh yourself with unending ocean views by staying at the Inn on Peaks Island. Peaks Island which was originally called Coney Island is located is a small island located off the coast of Portland, Maine. The Inn on Peaks Island is accessible only via a ferry boat. The Inn boasts of 15 lavishly appointed rooms with en suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy hearty, local fare at their in house restaurant.