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
The beauty of the resort is only surpassed in the professionalism of the staff. Each and every staff member that we encountered was pleasant, professional and ever so helpful, It is a rarity to find such service excellence and consistency in a property. We enjoyed every aspect; from the food and menu choices, to the variety of amenities for every age and affinity. It is ever so rare for a property to retain the charm and quaintness of a classic Maine property while adding every modern comfort anyone could desire.
We look forward to returning!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the resort. The resort has a great view of the harbor and lighthouse. The room was large and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the rocking chairs enjoying the view. The breakfast buffet was excellent. There is a great restaurant a few miles away with great lobster! Great hotel choice!
We found this place to offer great views and great service. I was able to kayak and enjoy the hiking path while not long, but enjoyable. The staff was exceptional . The shuttle service into town was a big help. I usually like to book in town to be able to walk for shopping and dining and was a little uncertain when we drove in and saw the distance to town ,but I did not need to worry as the shuttle service was always available and our driver always so considerate.
We did enjoy a night cap in the bar which we found to be very relaxing with friendly Argentine Bar man.
Our family of four stayed here for 3 nights. We stayed in Loon and it gave us a great view of the water. The rooms were nice and comfortable. The grounds are breathtaking. The view of the ocean, the gorgeous flowers everywhere, the hammock and chairs around the property are just wonderful. Our kids loved the pools and the game room. We were so sad to leave. It was beautiful, fun, and everyone was so nice!
We stayed at the Spruce Point Inn last week for one night, on the way to Bar Harbor. We stayed in Puffin #2. The room was huge, with a separate sitting area that had an electric fireplace. The bathroom was also huge. Since we only were there for one night, we did not take advantage of the facilities, however, we walked around the property and it was all beautifully maintained. We would definitely come back again.