The Island Inn
MONHEGAN ISLAND, MAINE
“After a particularly busy few weeks of working, we really needed a total disconnect – close enough to home yet far removed from city stress. Monhegan Island was perfect. The Island Inn is a turn-of-the-century summer hotel, classic in style and contemporary in comfort: painted floors, oak furniture, crisp white linen and newly renovated bathrooms. Welcome is incredibly warm – we felt almost as if it was our own summer house! The island (home to a mix of artists and fishermen, and a working lobster village) is just the place to blow the work cobwebs out with bracing walks along the cliffs. Waking up to the sight of the ocean (book an Ocean View room – we had suite #1 with a sitting room overlooking Manana Island) was so relaxing, and when we took a breakfast stroll along the cliffs and beach we spotted nesting birds and harbour seals. Don’t forget some good walking shoes - you’ll want to explore.”
- Trusted Friends: Harold & Marjorie Brachemann, Darien, CT
(Date Experienced: July 2010)
Truly escaping back to nature, yet just 10 miles off the coast of Maine. Sleeping deeply...
There’s not a lot to keep 21st-century kids occupied on the island so go for a romantic handful of days or a week of long walks, delicious lobster and chilling out.
The simplicity of the stay – exactly what we needed. Sitting in a rocking chair on the porch, taking in the amazing view, we truly managed to not have a care in the world.
Best time to go
Rooms are well-equipped, but only the ground floor is heated, not usually a problem but something to bear in mind at the end of the season. If you feel the cold, stick to mid-late summer.
The Inn is lovely – but not ‘luxury’ in certain senses. Some rooms share bathrooms – check when booking. Cell service is patchy, but that just makes it all the better for getting away!
From $170 to $395