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Craignair Inn

5 3rd Street , Spruce Head, 04859 USA (Show map)
4.4
20 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

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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A wonderful stay

5 on August 08, 2014

Relaxing. Great location. Breakfasts were superb; and filling. Had a wonderful dinner as well. Very near a great lobster pound where we sat out overlooking the water. Met some fantastic people including locals explored lighthouses. Make sure you visit Owl Point Light, and climb all the way up.And make sure you go into Rockland for the greatest tasting ice cream cone. The small cone was soo large I don't know why anyone would ever order any larger .Overall a great stay!


Summer stay

4.0 on August 04, 2014

We stayed here during the annual Maine Lobster Festival. The inn is beautiful and in a quiet location. The owners were welcoming and served a great breakfast. It was also nice to relax on the porch chairs and walk over to Clark Island. Unfortunately there was no Wifi in the Vestry, but it is available in the main building. I would stay here again!


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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.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 3(Queen/Shared Bath)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

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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:

From Route 1, Go South on Route 131 for 6 miles. Turn Left on Route 73. Go 1 mile. Turn Right on Clark Island Road. Go 1.5 miles to the end of the road.

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

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Contact the Inn for policy. Require vet documentation. $20.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Dogs

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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.


Details

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

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