This was our 2nd year at Eighth Maine, and it's now become our family tradition. Peak's Island is a treasure unto itself, and the accommodations here fit in perfectly with the easy going, relaxed vacation we enjoy.
As you'll read in other recent reviews, there's been a change in management. I had no problems with the old management, but there have been noticeable improvements made. The ladies' bathroom/shower room was upgraded, & they have the softest towels. The new people were very pleasant and helpful. It shows that they're interested in keeping the true spirit of the place while making it more comfortable for guests.
Give this wonderful, unusual building a try. Granted, it's not for everyone, but it's a really great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Yankee Magazine's Top 12 Places to Stay on the Water, The 8th Maine Regiment Memorial Building is located just a short 15 minute ferry ride from downtown Portland. It is both an American Civil War museum and a Victorian era lodge overlooking the beautiful Atlantic shoreline. Come relax and enjoy the communal atmosphere that the veteran's created to share with their families and comrades in arms as well as the many recreational activities on scenic Peaks Island and in the Greater Portland Maine area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The 8th Maine Peaks Island