My girlfriend surprised me with this trip in October and I didn't have any idea where we were going. We stayed at the Harpswell Inn our first night in Maine, on our way up to Acadia. We arrived late, about 1am, so I really wasn't expecting much service. Richard was there to greet us and show us around the Inn which was very nice. It had the feel of an old victorian house. I was surprised by how large it really was. Even while sharing a floor, it felt like we were in our own retreat. Richard and Ann had even left a bottle of champagne and cheese and crackers for us, as my girlfriend had requested.
In the morning, after a wonderful breakfast, we began to explore the nearby beach at the end of the street, and the water the property backs up to.
Some have argued that this location is less than perfect. Whatever imperfections there may be, Richard and Ann make up for it in genuine hospitality. I felt as though I had never left home.
Bryan and Kelly
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the sea on one of Maine's most famous finger peninsulas, historical Harpswell Inn at Lookout Point dominates a knoll overlooking a quaint cove which serves as a snug harbor for lobster boats. Only 8 miles from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, the 2 1/2 acres of expansive oak-shaded lawns offer an exciting and endless selection of sights, sounds and activities to delight our guests. Furnished with antiques, the Inn offers casual elegance and comfortable ambience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harpswell Hotel Harpswell
- Harpswell Inn Maine