This past week was my 23d year's stay at the Yew. I went there in 1988, and have never considered staying anywhere else. Of course, from year to year, food and staff vary a little, and some years both are better than in other years. On the whole, however, this is one of my husband's and my favorite places on earth. It is clearly not for everyone. (If you like things fancy, elegant, and thoroughly modern--don't even think of coming here. And if you want to be sequestered in a very private place with soundproof walls and ceilings, don't come here either.) On the other hand, if you like the feeling of going back in time--AND you enjoy meeting fascinating people from all over the world (literally), hearing good (free) folk music every other night or so on the porch, and enjoying simple but ample and delicious food at breakfast and dinner--this is a terrific place, and surely a bargain. Marion and her staff (mostly, but not all, college kids on-island for the summer) are exceptionally kind, and will go out of their way to be helpful. (They will also remember you from year to year.) There are lovely rustic gardens surrounding the main building, a horseshoe pit, and adirondack chairs that face the surf. What more can you ask for?
- Also Known As:
- Trailing Yew Monhegan Island, Maine