Monhegan is a place for respite, wonder and outdoor delight and we could not have had a better base than the Island Inn. The Inn had lovely touches -- a shared guest refrigerator for storing picnic items -- including the Growler from the Monhegan Brewing Company, a crazily delightful find after a few hours of hiking -- and 6:45 coffee provided, making an early morning sit on their exceptional porch a fabulous way to start the day. Breakfast was excellent and included in the price of the room. While dinner at the inn looked fantastic, it also was on the big/rich side, and we opted instead to enjoy the fun and low key food available at the fish shack. On our second evening we got fish tacos from Hot Fat and brought them back to the lawn of the inn and ate while watching the sun set. (If you're bringing younger children, consider Tracey Kane's book Fairy House and the film Kristin's Fairy House as an intro to Monhegan - but remember, fairy houses should only have natural materials that are not living - we were disappointed to find some embellishments that are not good for the woods) The rooms themselves are small and somewhat rustic, but it is not a place to stay indoors, and everything was very clean and well cared for. Picnic supplies can be found on the island, but we were also glad to have brought our own for lunches by the ocean.
- 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