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
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.
Nightly Rate: $140/$100
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.
Nightly Rate: $135/$85
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Airport, Beachside, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Village
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 80 miles
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.
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
Historic Inn, Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
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
Joanne and Michael O'Shea
Low fat , Vegetarian , Lobster! , Seafood, local meats
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.