"Oceanside Memories Made in Maine" at Spruce Point Inn
Spruce Point Inn started crafting oceanside memories made in Maine back in 1892 when the building that’s now the Main Inn was a private fishing camp for rusticators who escaped their desks for a week of fine fishing and cordial entertaining with their colleagues. Today, it’s a place that invites you to enjoy the same unspoiled views and sea air – and the same unhurried ease that’s hard to find. Spuce Point Inn is made for families and friends -- those new to Boothbay Harbor and those who are perennial visitors to Maine’s Mid-coast.
In the 1600s English fishermen and trappers encountered tribal sachem Menawarmet in the area they named Boothbay. In the 1870s, after the Civil War, coastal ferries brought summer visitors from the steamy cities of Boston and New York to the fresh breeze and sparkling waters of the Maine coast. Spruce Point was one of the most attractive destinations -- a finger of shoaling beach and spruce forest overlooking the sea, with the maritime bustle of Boothbay Harbor just around the bend. Soon private cottages dotted the peninsula and Spruce Point began to accumulate the memories that made the name legendary.
Today you’ll find echoes of that past in the Main Inn that’s filled with the character of the classic Maine shore resort -- wood floors, bead-board wainscoting and porch ceilings painted a soothing sky blue with sun and sea air streaming through the windows. With its nine guestrooms and suites, the Inn’s two restaurants, a gameroom and the bright, breezy reception area., the Main Inn is a focal point where you’ll find multiple generations of guests gathering, as they have for over 100 years.
We believe we keep the tradition ofpersonal hospitality and unobtrusive attention to detail that has made this such a storied place – making each guest part of the history that transforms a visit into ‘oceanside memories made in Maine.’
- Lifelong learning outside the book on the Midcoast
- The February Sound of Silence
- Adding up the elements of experience
- Boothbay Harbor Nation
- The spruce ‘forest primeval’ and the Ghosts of Christmas present
- Festivals of trees, lights and straight on til morning
- Over the Rivers
- A Bird's Eye View on the Season
- Native American Heritage and November’s full moon
- Listening to the Trees