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Craignair Inn

5 3rd Street , Spruce Head, 04859 USA (Show map)
4.4
18 Reviews
$80 - $205
per night

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About

With full views of the great blue Atlantic from your room, enjoy the sandy beach just steps from your door. We're 15 minutes from the (fun!) hubbub of Rockland but feel hours away. It's relaxing and quiet here. Enjoy climbing the granite boulders, listening to the sea birds and smelling the salty breeze as you take in the woods of Clark Island. We serve a full breakfast to our guests and our dinner chef is a gem. Sit on the deck with a glass of wine then have dinner in our dining room overlooking the water. We're honored by many years of being "Fodor's Choice on the Maine Coast" and Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England Winner" for Best Seaside Country Inn. We look forward to hosting you! ~Joanne and Michael

Rooms & Rates

Queen Bed, Private Bath

Queen bed, private bathroom and a full view of the ocean and Clark Island. UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require an accessible room or pet-friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130-$185

2 Twin Beds, Private Bath

2 twin beds, private bathroom and a view of the ocean and Clark Island. UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require an accessible room or pet-friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130-$185

Queen Bed, Shared Bath

Featuring a queen bed and a shared bathroom this room has easy access to the dining room and outside deck overlooking the water. Please note this room is not pet-friendly and is upstairs. Contact the innkeeper directly for other options.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100-$140

2 Twin Beds, Shared Bath

Featuring 2 twin beds and a shared bathroom this room has easy access to the dining room and outside decks overlooking the water. Please note this room is not pet-friendly and is upstairs. Contact the innkeeper directly for other options.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $85-$135

Room 3 (Queen/Shared)

Room 3 is on the second floor of the Inn with a queen bed, shared bathroom (3 bedrooms share 2 bathrooms on this floor)and quiet location. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $85-$120

Room 6 (Queen/Priv. Bath)

Room 6 has a queen bed, private bathroom and direct view of Clark Island and the ocean. It is on the second floor of the Inn. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130-$185

Room 8 (2twin/share bath)

Room 8 is on the second floor of the Inn and has two twin beds and a full view of Clark Island and the ocean. It has a shared bathroom. This floor has 3 bedrooms that share 2 bathrooms. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $95-$135

Room 2 (Queen/Priv. bath)

Room 2 has a queen bed, private bathroom and full view of Clark Island and the ocean. It is on the second floor of the Inn, in the corner of the building with views from two windows. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130-$185

Room 12(Queen/Priv. bath)

Room 12 is on the third floor of the Inn with a private bathroom, queen bed and full view of Clark Island and the ocean. It is on the corner of the building so it has views from 2 windows. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130-$185

Room 14(Queen/Priv. Bath)

Room 14 is on the third floor of the Inn with a queen bed and a private bathroom. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125-$175

Room 18(Queen/Share bath)

Room 18 is on the third floor of the Inn with a queen bed and a full view of Clark Island and the ocean. It shares a bathroom with another room on this floor. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100-$145

Room 16(2Twin/Priv. Bath)

Room 16 is on the third floor of the Inn with 2 twin beds, a private bathroom and a full view of Clark Island the ocean. **UPSTAIRS! Please contact the Inn directly if you require a more accessible room or a pet-friendly room**

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130-$185

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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3.2 on July 20, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this lovely inn on the edge of a wonderful remote bay outside of Rockland, Maine. It is very well run with fine food and a good wine selection.


Great, relaxing spot with a great view

4.6 on July 10, 2014

We stayed at the Craignair Inn over the Fourth of July weekend, which, as you probably know, gets extremely crowded on the coast of Maine. The Craignair provided a blissfully off-the-beaten-path retreat, right on the water. The weather was rainy while we were there so we didn't have a chance to enjoy the array of Adirondack chairs out on the lawn facing the ocean, but we did get a chance to walk across to the island across the way. (Note: the island is private property, but the owners apparently allow access if you're respectful.) The room was charming - we were on the third floor, facing the ocean - and Joanne the co-owner was very welcoming. Breakfast the next day, in a dining room with a great view across to the island, was tasty and substantial. Our room had a shared bathroom, which is fine. My one complaint is that the walls are pretty thin, so we heard people talking in the next room, but our room did have a nice loud fan that blocked out the noise. This was a great place and we'd gladly return, next time with better weather, we hope!


A Most Welcoming Inn

4.4 on September 24, 2012

We had a wonderful four nights at the Craignair Inn. Most notable were the friendliness of Joanne and Micheal, the cleanliness of our room, and in fact the entire Inn, and the delicious food. The other guests were friendly also and we picked up several tips of restaurants to visit and walks to take. We love animals and were happy to see that the Inn is pet-friendly. Perhaps it is the cordial atmosphere, but all of the dogs we met were well-mannered and agreeable - not always the case when pets travel. As I was attending a workshop, we barely scratched the surface of the local entertainments: hiking, kyaking, sailing, and visiting Matinicus Island. We have family scattered throughout the country and we realized that this would be a perfect spot to bring all of them together for a few days. The O' Sheas' good food, attention to their guests needs, and the welcoming porches and living room all allow visitors to relax completely. We will certainly return.


Winter Stay

3.8 on January 05, 2012

This is a wonderful B&B; the owners were very, but genuinely, nice. The place is beautiful and the breakfasts were delicious.


Wonderful atmosphere!

4.6 on July 23, 2011

This is a gem, located a few minutes south of Rockland-Camden. Sitting on the veranda or walking to Clark island was so relaxing, the room was very nice, the bed comfortable. Dinner was just outstanding- note fresh fish, wonderful lobster stew- great chef! Breakfast was also wonderful, using local ingredients. We will definitely stay there again!


Just what we were looking for.

5 on July 02, 2011

With a busy summer ahead, we decided to take some time for R & R and to celebrate my birthday, and what better place than the coast of Maine? The Craignair is off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Situated right on the coast, you can have quiet, with porch or lawn chairs for relaxing. Chat with the informal young owners who will give you directions to the quarry. This involves a walk through the peaceful meadows and woods and a bit of daring to take a dip in the picturesque quarry. St. George Peninsula and Mid Coast Maine offer many opportunities to explore. The Inn has over 20 rooms to choose from, each tastefully decorated with restrained charm-some with lovely ocean views and some with private baths. With several bathrooms up and down the hallway, just steps away from the bedrooms, there is no worry about guests waiting their turn. Breakfast is enjoyed in the dining room overlooking the lawns and ocean and if you have dinner here (open to the public), the food is fantastic, and beyond expectations. The perfect spot for us! Ed & Alice


Quiet and lovely

3.8 on August 26, 2010

This place is nice for someone looking for peace and quiet outside the city. The views are lovely. Our room was small, but the common areas are very nice. The one down side was the steep stairs to the second floor. I would recommend another railing on the wall, as you can't grip the existing railing at the top. Could also use a railing at the step-up to the bathroom. Dining was outstanding and the service was great. I would recommend this place to my friends.


Good value B&B for mid-Coast Maine

3.0 on August 03, 2010

I stayed one night at the Craignair Inn. This is a lovely spot if you enjoy peace and quiet and don't mind sharing a bath. The room was simple but comfortable and the breakfast was tasty (we did not eat dinner at the Inn). Location near Rockland and Camden is a plus. I thought the Craignair was good value for money. I would stay there again.


A place to return to again and again!

5 on November 23, 2009

An incredible Inn...beautiful views..romantic rooms...fabulous restaurant...and such a friendly staff! What more could you want? We look forward to returning to the Craignair Inn again and again!!!


oceanside peace

5 on July 21, 2009

Fabulous location on Maine seacoast, with well-appointed rooms, beautiful gardens, a hospitable innkeeper, and a superb restaurant. We will return for the peace, quiet, and pristine setting.


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Location

Location Type

Airport, Beachside, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 80 miles

Directions to property:

We are mid-way between Portland or Bangor. However, Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) is in the town of Owl's Head, 10 miles away, and has flights daily from Boston on Cape Air. Directions from RKD: Go east on Terminal Ln toward Ash Point Dr. Turn right. Turn right onto Dublin Rd. Dublin Rd becomes Spruce Head Rd / ME-73. Turn right onto Spruce Head Rd / ME-73. Continue to follow ME-73. Turn left onto Clark Island Rd. The Inn is at the end of the road, 1.5 miles down.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Wildlife-wildflowers-Birdwatching, 200 Acre Island onsite, Monhegan Island, Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Farnsworth Museum, Halfway between Portland and Bar Harbor, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Country Inn, Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Ocean Swimming, Sandy Beach, Coffee/Tea on site, Full Bar Service, 15 minutes from Rockland and Port Clyde, Maine, 2 hours north of Portland. Non-Smoking Rooms.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Ocean Swimming, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Contact the Inn for policy. Require vet documentation. $20.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum on holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit in the amount of a one night stay (3 nights for stays of seven nights or longer) is required for all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable if the cancellation is made 14 days in advance of the check-in Date, less a $25 administrative fee per room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joanne and Michael O'Shea

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

1 Dog

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-9 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Lobster!, Seafood, local meats


Signature Dish

Lobster!
Have Lobster Newburg with a sherry cream sauce, Crab-Stuffed Lobster, Steamed Lobster or Lazy Lobster--we'll pick the meat for you! All of our dishes are made from scratch in our kitchen, from our salad dressings, home-made bread and desserts! Our restaurant is open seasonally, call for reservations.


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5 3rd Street , Spruce Head, 04859 USA (Show map)

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