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
We wanted a short, stress-free getaway after a very busy time, and the Black Point Inn was perfect. First, there is its location on Prouts Neck, as peaceful and beguiling a place as you are likely to find, owing to its lack of through traffic and its being surrounded by quiet lanes and pathways. Everywhere you look, there is something beautiful to see.
Second, it's such an inviting place. It's all here for you. You can walk, run, bike, scramble along the seaside cliffs or stroll through the quiet woodlands of the nearby bird sanctuary, enjoy two beautiful beaches just steps away, or just relax with a good book in one of the Adirondack chairs on the lush green lawn, whatever suits you best. This is a very appealing place, where you hear birds singing and water gently lapping along the shore, NOT traffic noise. That alone makes it wonderful.
Ours was a spacious, comfortable, light-filled room with water views from 3 large windows. A nice touch was that the flowers in the vase on our small desk were fresh ones, daisies. We loved having the windows open for the refreshing breezes, but in the late afternoon heat appreciated having air conditioning, too. We very much enjoyed our room.
But our favorite place here at the inn was the veranda overlooking the West Beach, with its dramatic tidal changes. When the tide is out, the beach is transformed. You can wander or see others wandering way out in the shallows dotted with interesting shells and sea plants, or, if you take the short walk down there from the inn, witness the purely wonderful sight of piping plovers (protected on this beach) pecking in the sands at low tide for tasty snacks. This beach is uncrowded. Early one morning, I was the only person on it.
If getting sand in your shoes is not your idea of a good time, then you can just take in the sights from the veranda. Breakfast out there -- big, tasty, and always so beautifully presented -- is a pleasure. We also relished afternoon snacks and drinks while looking toward the white sand and blue water from the inn's comfortable wicker chairs. Our favorite selection: a glass of delightful rosato frizzante (sparkling rosé wine) paired with a well-selected plate of cheeses, fruits and nuts. Pure pleasure.
Dinner at the inn was also quite the gustatory experience, from the "lobster bake" one night in The Point restaurant (superb) to the à la carte menu choices on the next night, with all of the food at peak freshness, with very appealing presentation. The ambience there was quiet, a bit more formal while still very friendly. For those looking for a little more excitement and a little less formality, there's a lively pub scene too.
We had a great time. We will be back whenever we can next get away to the peaceable kingdom here at the Black Point Inn. Thanks to everyone who made our short visit so memorable and special.
We recently enjoyed a very nice lunch on the deck at The Chart Room at the Black Point Inn. My mom and I had turkey, bacon and avocado club and my husband had the barbecue sandwich made with jack fruit instead of meat. The food was delicious, the view was awesome and the service was very good.
We had dinner reservation for 7:30, we were sat at 8:15 on the deck , which I asked. We felt we were in a zoo, servers running like in a chicken coop...too many people on a Wednesday night
The sunset was amazing but the food wasn’t to par for such a nice hotel.
We had a kale Caesar salad , I took the crab cakes which turn out to be more mayonnaise than crab, the came my baked cod simply plated like my mother would do on a Sunday, my husband took the steak frites, the meat was tough, the only thing he liked were the fries...
Our server had just come back from summer school, had no idea or recommendations about the menu
I wouldn’t recommend having dinner there, your best bet would be the Portland food scene if your a foodie..