Black Point Inn
What We Love
- A historic oceanfront retreat in coastal Maine, with breakfast and beach accessSeeing the Atlantic as Winslow Homer once did – literally, since the artist painted here
- Enjoying preferred tee times at four local golf clubs and court times at 14 tennis courts
- Taking yoga on the lawn, and then resting by a blazing hearth
- Soaking in the geothermally heated seasonal pool, or in the waters along the two beaches
What To Know
- The Chart Room holds events throughout the week: Tuesday jazz nights, Wednesday wine tastings, and Thursday beer flights
- Quintessential Maine stay in a grand New England-style mansion
- The pan-seared diver scallops are a favorite dish at the signature Point Restaurant
Have an idyllic stay on the Atlantic in Scarborough, Maine. At Back Point Inn, you can see the ocean on three different sides, via two beaches – and this is just one of the unique features you can look forward to. Other delightful draws of this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, which is housed in a grand clapboard mansion, include its geothermally heated seasonal outdoor pool, yoga classes on the front lawn, fleet of bikes, playing privileges at local golf and tennis clubs and crackling fireplaces. Your light-filled room comes with Egyptian-cotton bathrobes, and you can receive a massage in the privacy of this airy accommodation.
?When you’re hungry, find the perfect plate at this eco-friendly Migis Hotel Group property’s signature eatery, The Point Restaurant. Order up rosemary gnocchi or pan-seared diver scallops, and then relocate to The Chart Room for a Tuesday jazz night, a Wednesday wine tasting or a Thursday beer tasting. And throughout the week, be sure to take a memorable wander along the aforementioned sea. A good place to start: the on-site stretch of Prouts Neck Cliff Walk, immortalized in a painting by renowned 19th-century realist Winslow Homer, who spent 25 years of his life just steps from Black Point Inn’s front door.
You’ll be in one of 25 airy, elegant, air-conditioned rooms and suites. Surf channels on a cable LCD TV, wash off in the shower, and then dry off with a bathrobe made of luxurious Egyptian cotton. For a fee, an in-room massage can be arranged.
The Point Restaurant is Black Point Inn’s signature fine dining room. Overlooking the Atlantic, it’s an elegant spot, with a menu of fresh, local produce and seafood, as in butternut pappardelle and Damariscotta oysters with black-pepper mignonette. (Please note that a business-casual dress code applies.) The Chart Room offers breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner; come here for a cocktail, a beer and a view of the bay, as well as tastings or jazz nights throughout the week.
If you love to walk along and swim in the sea, you’ll find Black Point Inn to be ideally located, as it’s flanked by beaches and the Atlantic on three different sides. You’ll be on Prouts Neck, which was a subject of 19th-century realist Winslow Homer’s landscape painting – which you can also learn more about, just steps away, at his former studio. For another taste of the local culture, try horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, canoeing with the Maine Audubon Society or touring Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Two Lights State Park.
How to Get There
I stopped at Black Point Inn last year on my way to Canada, and ended up getting in way later than expected. There was a staff there to greet me and my dinner tray was brought up to my room. The Inn was quiet, had working wifi, and I was disappointed that I was unable to have arrived earlier. In the morning, the fireplace was roaring and was quite inviting. Homemade muffins were ready for me to take on my next leg of the journey, and boy were they delicious. I also was greeting very well by the daytime staff. If I needed to get away for a writer's retreat, this is an ideal location...and definitely relaxing. By the way...they have an elevator to the second floor.
It's not for everyone, I guess. All the Black Point Inn is elegant and surrounded by natural beauty that has not been spoiled by over-development. Unfortunately, we only had one day there. I could have unwound much more completely with several days of beachcombing and kayaking.
Wonderful setting overlooking the ocean
Food is mixed , Brussel sprouts are great , but clam chowder ho hum
Service was slow ( under staffed ) so food was cold
Needs to improve to match the setting
Suggest you take the walk along Prouts Neck shoreline ( 1 Hour ) . Not too hard but need good walking shoes
Lots to do (water activities, tennis, biking, shopping and lots of eating)
Concierge/desk staff very helpful (Wanda is fantastic)
You get everything and more for the price.
My husband and I stay at the Inn often. The exceptional service is consistent with every stay.
They are only open from May to October.
Finally achieved staying at this classic inn. At over 100 years old there is ample evidence of the work involved in maintaining this property, done very tastefully. The siting offers views in nearly every direction. It is adjacent to a shore walking path around the point. Beach privileges at the Prouts Neck Beach Club are very convenient. Restaurant is the first one on this trip to Maine offering the incomparable Prince Edwards Island mussels.