Are you looking for a getaway to beautiful Maine resort located in the woods overlooking the ocean? Today I’m sharing our trip to Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Brandon and I were invited to spend four days and three nights at the picturesque oceanside resort in the coastal town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We are lucky to live just under four and a half hours away – it was such an easy drive. Even though the Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa is both family and pet friendly, we chose to take an adults only getaway.
The historic inn spanning 57 acres of waterfront property has attracted visitors for more than 100 years. It’s no wonder the Spruce Point Inn is a Conde Nast Top 25 Northeast Resort, Downeast Magazine’s Best Resort in Maine and the #1 Resort in the Mid-coast on Trip Advisor. From the quaint cottages to an oceanside pool, delicious dining options and countless activities on both land and water – the Spruce Point Inn has something for everyone interested in a Maine vacation.
Our Accommodations – The Little Spruce
We had the privilege of being the Little Spruce’s first guests, a historic cottage custom designed by Jackie Greaney and Paul Havel of Seacraft Vintage. The cottage is adorned with carefully chosen Maine coast antiques from Jackie and Paul’s travels throughout New England. You can find a mixture of nautical flare and vintage designs inspired by the quintessential Maine coastal lifestyle.
Our cottage had all of the amenities including complimentary wireless and air conditioning. In the kitchen area we found a Keurig with Green Mountain coffee/tea, a microwave, sink, mini fridge, mini stove, and plenty of dishes/cookware. The cathedral ceiling living room has a table for two, comfy pull-out sofa, plenty of seating, a wood stove, flat screen television, and board games! The bedroom was so spacious with a giant plush top King size bed and bonus twin bed. There’s plenty of storage for your clothing, a work desk, and a small bathroom with tub/shower and complimentary bath products.
We loved the location of Little Spruce – it was conveniently close to the fitness center, pool, complimentary bikes, and parking. It’s also just a quick walk to the restaurants and oceanside pool. Despite it’s proximity to the Spruce Point’s amenities, we felt like we were in our very own private cottage in the middle of the woods. We had a beautiful front porch, perfect for sitting on during the early morning with a cup of coffee or the evening for a nightcap. It was a little too chilly during our stay though!
Dining at the Spruce Point Inn Resort
When it comes to delicious food, Maine is one of the best places to be. From fresh seafood to local farm collaborations, the dining options at Spruce Point Inn Resort are incredible. We enjoyed breakfast, a picnic lunch, and two amazing dinner experiences during our stay. The Salty Stag is where we casually dined on breakfast and dinner whereas the Whiteclover is the spot for a more formal meal.
The Salty Stag
For our first meal at Spruce Point we dined on lobster caesar salad and lobster tacos at The Salty Stag. The meal wouldn’t have been complete without a plate of perfect fries!
We ate breakfast at The Salty Stag on our last morning at Spruce Point Inn. My Farmhouse Baked Eggs with spinach, bacon, and goat cheese was absolutely divine. Brandon opted for a more traditional breakfast of two eggs, ham, bacon, and hashbrowns. He also ordered a Bloody Mary – which he highly recommends from The Salty Stag bar.
We visited Whiteclover on their grand opening night of the season. Whiteclover is Spruce Point’s signature restaurant offering seasonal menus that seize the best of the hour to craft culinary “oceanside memories made in Maine.” Note: There is a Dress Code required for dining and only children ages 8 and up are allowed in the restaurant.
Our experience was so wonderful, with incredible service (Dale is wonderful!) and a five star meal. I started with the perfectly cooked colossal shrimp and grit fritters before a field green salad with local blueberries. My main course was a grilled lobster with mashed red potatoes and herbed corn. Brandon enjoyed the same sweet and savory lobster, but started with the local oysters and hearty clam chowder. All of our dishes were cooked perfectly and served hot. I am still dreaming of this dinner!
My meal would not have been complete without the Vanilla Panna Cotta, inspired by the pastry chef, Sammy Parker’s, love for chocolate covered strawberries.
A Picture Perfect Picnic at Burnt Island Lighthouse
One of the most amazing activities offered to Spruce Point guests is a boat ride and picnic at Burnt Island Lighthouse. We took off from the pier on the Bright Line with a picnic basket filled with sandwiches, fruit, drinks and dessert – packed by the staff at The Salty Stag.
Fun Fact: The Burnt Island Light, built in 1821, is the second oldest surviving lighthouse in Maine. The ride to Burnt Island Living Lighthouse is quick, easy and BEAUTIFUL! I cannot get over how picturesque the Maine coastline truly is. I’ll chat more about our experience at Burnt Island Light in Part Two of our stay at Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa.
Want more? Stay tuned for PART TWO of Our Stay at Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa later this week!