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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

Relaxing, gorgeous Island inn
halfmoonguides

We spent two nights at this lovely inn. We had requested a room with an en suite bathroom, which also had an incredible view of the water. Be aware when booking that there are rooms with shared bathrooms in the hallway. The food is slightly pricey but delicious, and hey, it's an island and they're the only game in town, so I get it! Loved the communal living room and fireplace, a perfect place to read and relax after exploring the island. Highly recommend borrowing their bikes to check it all out - their staff are wonderful and gave us a map to follow. It's a gorgeous Maine camp - so do not expect anything luxuriously modern and pristine, but if you're into quiet, rustic Victorian inns, do it!

Fantastic Destimation Wedding
debrag55

Quaint, rustic, comfortable inn with wonderful bay views. You relax when you enter the door. Beautiful woodwork. Neat as a pin and a staff that couldn't be more helpful. Relax on the porch and enjoy the view or sit by the crackling fire while you read a paper. Beautiful natural grounds with wonderfully colored perennials. Stroll to the ferry or be shuttled. Watch the golfers or take a relaxing bike ride.

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.