We have stayed here twice and will likely return next summer. This is an 1883 hotel that has been carefully restored and preserved, with an elegant restaurant added. It can be a little precious, what with the croquet courts and tournament, but that affectation is merely charming in this place.
The summer staff, aside from managers, is largely Eastern European young people in Maine for the summer. That can make for some interesting communication opportunities, but they are uniformly charming and helpful. You will find young people from Eastern Europe all over. We found some working behind the sandwich counter at Gott's store on the way to Bass Harbor (great whoopie pies there).
My family used to vacation in the area fifty years ago so it was a pleasure to return. I was pleased to learn that my good friend's parents had met when his mother rode up on her bicycle to deliver eggs at the Clarmont where his family was staying, as they did each summer, for a month at the Claremont. That would have been in the 1920's. Lovely to have that bit of history. And I'm sure the hotel looked much the same.
We would also recomment two local restaurants: Red Sky and Fiddler's Green. Both very fine.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking