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What We Love

  • Crisp white rooms feature works by local artists
  • Dinner or cocktails on the screened patio
  • Friendly staff and community
  • Sitting by the fire in the Great Room
  • A true escape — rooms don’t have telephones or televisions (but WiFi is available at no cost)
  • A fleet of bikes are available for exploring the tiny island

What To Know

  • The inn requests guests keep the property aware of their estimated arrival times (especially in the case of delays)
  • It’s a 20-minute water-taxi ride from Portland
  • There's one general store nearby
  • Guests of the five Ocean View Shared Bath bedrooms share access to two hallway bathrooms (men; women)
  • Pets are not permitted

Amenities

  •  Golf Course
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Originally built in the 1880s, the restored Chebeague Island Inn sits atop a manicured bluff on its namesake island overlooking the surrounding Casco Bay. The inn is a quintessential Maine getaway: simple, comfortable and secluded.

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Downstairs, the restaurant is dressed in darker tones, but all of the round tables are topped with crisp white linens. Chef Justin Rowe uses local ingredients, many from nearby Second Wind Farm, to prepare dishes such as buffalo flank steak or grilled yellowfin tuna.

After dessert (selections may include coriander-scented lemon curd and homemade sorbet) go across the hall and curd up with a cup of tea and a book in front of the Great Room’s stone fireplace. Chebeague Island is that kind of place.

All the activities expected of an idyllic landscape are here. There’s a croquet greensward, a nine-hole golf course within walking distance, a tennis court and access to fishing, secluded beaches and guided sailboat trips to nearby islands. Or explore the island with one of the inn’s L.L. Bean bicycles. You’ll have plenty of fuel; with dishes like banana bread crepes, the breakfasts here are a highlight to any stay.

How to Get There

Chebeague Island Inn
61 South Road
Chebeague Island, ME 04017 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 157 Reviews
Incredible Stay w/ great service
Eli E

Can't say enough good things about the inn and staff. From the moment we were kindly picked up from the ferry the service was top-rate. The staff was extremely helpful with recommending activities around the island and highlighting routes, and was understanding and patient when we were a bit late checking out after having been out bicycling. The rooms were immaculate and the staff even upgraded our room for no extra cost on the second night of our stay. This is the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend. Thank you all for making this a special weekend for us.

Awesome Location
LawrenceS462

A beautiful Inn located on a picturesque island. Great views from the patio and generally good food. Our room was on the 3rd floor. Many of the rooms do not have bathrooms as stated on their web site. The service was a bit uneven having to ask several times requesting our room to be serviced over a 4 day visit. I would recommend a lower floor if you are mobility impaired. Time the ferries correctly in conjunction with your flight if you fly in to Portland.

A quiet island getaway
aurorabelladisaranac

We stayed in an ocean view room with private bath. The room was quite small, which we were aware of when we booked. The common spaces of the hotel are really nice, the large porch with ocean views and the inside sitting room with fireplace. We borrowed bikes from the hotel to tour the island. The older bikes need to be mai ntained better or replaced.
When we were at the inn(midweek) the only other place on the island for dinner was not open, so we ate both dinners at the Inn. The first was just great , both the service and the food. The second was memorable, but not in a good way. The dinner had obviously been overbooked and the staff was not able to give good service. We waited an hour and a half for our entrees. We had incorrect food brought to our table and were asked (after an hour) by our server what we had ordered. After our meal was served, no one came to check on us or fill our drinks. We were offered free desserts, but by that time, all we wanted to do was finish our food and leave. Since there are no other options for meals, the inn really has a responsibility to do a better job in this area for their guests.