We took the boat out of Port Clyde Me., arriving about 75 minutes later at Monhegan Island. Monhegan sets out in the Atlantic and is approximately 1-1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Few Inns, small quaint shops, no bars, no movies, no TV or radio...just blissful quiet. The Island Inn is situated at the entrance of the Island overlooking the ocean and some lobster boats coming and going. The Inn is 3 stories, old structure, giving the feeling of elegance along with welcoming comfort. the staff was more than gracious, welcoming us with information on our room...when breakfast is served, what the Inn provides, our room and local eateries, which were two. This was the last of the season before all the Inn's closed for the winter months. The Island Inn did have electricity as there was one up the road with none. The food at the Inn was exceptional, with very prompt and gracious waitresses and waiters. Our room looked over the Atlantic Ocean and lobster boats which started bobbing around at 5 am. It was bird migratory week and the birds were in the hundreds or all colors, sizes, shapes and willing to sit for photos. I was told they were there getting fat and ready for their journey south. The hiking was great with high cliffs looking out over the expanse of ocean. It was beyond peacefulness and tranquility and something that I have never experienced before. A treasure of a vacation. For those who want away from the crazy life on the mainland.... Monhegan is the place. The Island Inn is the place. Breakfast was Lobster Scrambled eggs, home-fries, bacon, stuffed french toast, home made blueberry scones and muffins...fruit, yogart, home made granola and all the toast, muffins, bagels you could want. Coffee in the lobby at 6:35 am and breakfast at 7:30. It was absolutely fantastic and beautiful. I can't say enough about this Inn or this Island and will return another season. This Island only has about 45 people living there all winter. Go, bring a book, your hiking boots, binoculars, camera and be ready to relax and enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island Inn sits atop a bluff looking west over Monhegan harbor toward the ocean and in the evening it provides a perfect location to view the dramatic sunsets and the magnificent colors that accompany them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Island Hotel Monhegan
- The Island Inn Monhegan Island, Maine