Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Spectacular oceanfront location just 10 minutes from the shopping hub of Boothbay Harbor
- Family friendly: Children’s programs include a daytime Lighthouse Camp (every Thursday through Sunday in July and August), but the resort caters to couples in the earlier months
- Boutique spa with a hot tub on a secluded deck, plus oceanfront saltwater and heated freshwater pools
What To Know
- Pet-friendly, but if you plan on packing your pooch, you must let the inn know ahead of time
- Signature worn-in charm (low ceilings and uneven floors) is all part of the experience
- Historic property, but Partial Oceanview Rooms are in the more modern lodges
- The Deck is open only during summer months
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
For more than 100 years guests have been coming to the Spruce Point Inn to breathe in the salt-tinged air, dip in the chilly ocean and gaze at the star-filled skies. Three things distinguish this 57-acre property: the service is low-key yet attentive, it has a spectacular oceanfront location, and it offers myriad activities right on property. In fact, the sea plays a key role here, as the focal point for daytime bike rides and kayak trips, and evenings around the firepit for s’mores.
Bed & Bath
Although many returning guests prefer that nothing change, the innkeepers keep gently updating the facilities, balancing nostalgia with the need for modernity. The guestrooms are spread across a Main Inn that dates from the 1800s and eight contemporary lodges, which house the Partial Oceanview Rooms. Every guestroom has a plasma TV, a Keurig coffeemaker, and a whirlpool or soaking tub. Some have cast iron gas stoves, ideal for that chilly Maine air.
Spruce Point Inn is a haven for outdoors lovers — they even have their own activities app. Staff can help organize rounds of golf at nearby courses, sailing excursions, fishing from the dock, kayaking on the bay and much more. Throughout July and August, youngsters aged five to 12 can join the Lighthouse Camp for kid-friendly activities as well as the twice-weekly kids night out (in May and June, though, the resort caters more so to couples). On the dining front, the resort’s three restaurants have you covered for three meals a day: hit Bogie’s hearty breakfast buffet from 8 a.m.; dine alfresco at seasonal restaurant Deck for lunch; and have dinner with a view at ocean-facing, 88.
In the Area
The shorefront Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are a wonder to experience, with woodland and oceanfront trails and myriad gardens, including a spectacular children’s garden with a storybook theme. Or board an excursion boat to Burnt Island and you’ll travel back in time to 1950. Visit with the lighthouse keeper and his family, portrayed by knowledgeable reenactors. For an authentic windjammer experience, book a two-hour sail aboard the schooner Eastwind with Herb and Doris Smith, who not only built the ship but also sailed it around the world. Later, work off lunch — might we suggest fish and chips from Bet’s Fish Fry? — with a relatively easy hike through the Porter Preserve, a 23-acre property along the Sheepscot River. Pick up the perfect souvenir at Gleason Fine Art, which specializes in 19th- through 21st-century works depicting the Maine Coast. Rotating shows mean fresh artists and work.
How to Get There
This is one of our favorite family, pet-friendly resorts. With 2 outdoor pools (one heated), a hot tub, lawn games and lovely property, this is the quintessential resort vacation. Amazing service and staff, nice details in the rooms and convenience to the town, we love coming back here.
Our one issue is that the suites don't have a way to separate the bedroom from living area so we are sharing the (very large) room with our kid vs each having our own space. The cottages would serve this better, but are a little much for us. Otherwise, the amenities for kids are fantastic and ours loves coming back here.
Stayed in the Spruce Point for the second time and can confirm it's a lovely resort with a lot of amenities for family and kids.
The inn is set within walking distance to Booth Bay, but in it's own campus. The resort is on the water and almost every room appears to have a beautiful water view.
Our daughter loved the arcade, the huge checker board, the evening fire pit with smores. You feel like you are staying in a family summer camp
The rooms? Spacious with comfortable beds, a fireplace, and huge bathroom.
The food at the resort is good as well.
Oh dear…searching for the right word to describe our stay at the Spruce Point Inn is difficult, perhaps I should use, “excellent” or maybe, “spectacular”. From the cordial welcome at the front desk, our lovely accommodations, to the amazing views of Boothbay, and the dining, yes I think I chose the right word to match our experience...”spectacular”! Thank you for everything, we’ll be back next year!
pleasant fall visit for 4 nights. Cabin comfortable, nice location, easy check in and out. We did not eat or spend much time on the grounds but they were well kept. Boats still in water for use which was nice. Samll kitchen but it had what we needed to cook our clams and bring in some steamed lobster from the local grocery store>!
From the moment you enter the property you know that your stay will be something special. Everything comes together to assure a memorable stay. The breathtaking views, welcoming and accommodating staff, comfortable rooms and delicious food all combine to create a lasting impression. It’s just a little slice of heaven!