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Craignair Inn

5 3rd Street , Spruce Head, 04859 USA (Show map)
4.4
16 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: $185/$130

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: $185/$130

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: $140/$100

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: $135/$85

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

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16 Reviews

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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.


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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, Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Farnsworth Museum, 200 Acre Island onsite, Wildlife-wildflowers-Birdwatching, Monhegan Island, Halfway between Portland and Bar Harbor, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country 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, Near Rockland and Port Clyde, ME, Non-Smoking Rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, 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

Resident Pets

1 Dog

Check Dates

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

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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