Destination: The Craignair Inn & Restaurant – Spruce Head, Maine

 

Maine is full of bed and breakfasts. It’s actually easier to find a b&b than a commercial hotel in most areas. And that’s one reason why I Love Maine.

Last year when planning my wedding, I was referred to the Craignair Inn and Restaurant in Spruce Head by a good friend. The Inn was built in 1928 as a boarding house for workers in the quarries on Clark Island. When the quarries closed down it was turned into an inn and has been operated as such since. In 2010, Joanne and Michael O’Shea bought the inn and have been working their tails off renovating rooms, cooking unique breakfasts and hiring an amazing staff to run the incredible restaurant. We booked it for our wedding and everything was perfect, low key and the food was absolutely delicious.

 

There is lots to do in this region of Maine. Rockland, Rockport and Camden are close by and offer great galleries and shops.  Nature lovers can be entertained by lots of hiking trails, swimming holes, kayak or bike rentals and sailing excursions. The Monhegan Island ferry in Port Clyde is about 15 minutes from the Inn, you could do a day trip to the island or spend a few days hiking that area like I did last summer. Or you could bring a book and simply relax on the Inn’s lawn overlooking Clark Island and the Penobscot Bay. Either way, it’s a perfect spot to take a breather, reconnect and eat some really awesome food.

 

Mimi, the resident pup, is always making new friends.

 

For all of you lobster-lovers out there, right down the street from the Inn is Miller’s Lobster Co where you can enjoy the little creatures right off the boat….all while being surrounded by ocean views. Can’t beat that, right?

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Sue - October 10, 2012 - 9:04 pm

You captured this gem on the coast perfectly. We look forward to many more stays and meals here. Want to try the Burger Friday menu this winter!

Crystaline Kline Randazzo - September 28, 2012 - 10:11 am

Sold! I told Dom the Maine is on my to do list next summer. Now I know where to stay. #maineroadtrip #youknowyouwanna

Joanne O'Shea - September 28, 2012 - 7:26 am

WOW!!! Hannele these are beyond gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing these…truly honored to have them. THANK YOU!!!

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