The forecast this weekend is for snow; but here at Spruce Point we are counting down the months til it’s “Maine summer resort” warm. Happily, we are working our way steadily through our winter checklist. Now that we’ve turned into the New Year, we’re excited about what’s new and what we’re “sprucing up” in anticipation of our opening in May.
We feel that the Spruce Point Inn is one of the best family resorts in Maine and a great American destination for families looking to create amazing oceanside memories. We are passionate about the American family getaway and so we thought we would do some research and put together this infographic of how the American family vacation has evolved over the years. We hope you enjoy it and would love to hear your comments and feedback.
Our staff was honored recently when the Inn earned a Certificate of Excellence from the popular travel website TripAdvisor.com.
We love TripAdvisor, and not just because we won the award. The site is a comprehensive resource for travelers who are looking for information about hotels, restaurants and things to do during their trips. When you use TripAdvisor to search for a travel destination, you can read about the experiences other travelers have had.
The Inn is always hopping during Fourth of July week, and it looks like 2012 will be no exception. Boothbay Harbor has a rich history, so what better place could there be to celebrate our nation’s birthday?
If you enjoy art, you should check out the Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s July Member Show (www.boothbayartists.org/), which features paintings, sculptures, photography and prints by more than 100 artist members from the Boothbay region. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Keen business managers know that one way to spark enthusiasm and creativity in their team members is to hold an off-site business meeting.
Expert meeting planners recommend that such meetings be held in a relaxed environment that encourages fun and features activities unrelated to the meeting itself. The Spruce Point Inn offers a perfect ocean-side site for business meetings.
Here are some other tips for planning fun, productive meetings away from the office:
Our Inn is pleased to host guests who travel to Maine from many different parts of the United States, some of whom are pleasantly surprised to learn that there’s more to New England than Boston.
Although Maine may seem “out of the way” to some, it’s actually easy to travel here by plane or automobile. The Portland International Jetport is about 90 minutes away from Spruce Point Inn. If you’re planning on an extended stay with us, renting a car is the best way to travel between the airport and the Inn.
If you’re thinking that airfares into Boston might be cheaper, figure on a four-hour drive – again with a rental car – to get to Boothbay Harbor and the Inn.
Ask Executive Chef Peter Stiles about the differences between the three restaurants at Spruce Point Inn, and he’ll first want to tell you what 88, Bogie’s and Deck have in common.
All three follow the “farm-to-table” philosophy, which means that each uses as many locally grown and raised products as possible, the chef says. The result is a fine Maine dining experience suited to just about any palate.
For some folks, a whale-watching cruise is the highlight of their Maine coastal vacation, and we often send our whale-hunting guests to Boothbay Whale Watch.
Six species of whales are often seen in the Gulf of Maine, including three of the so-called "great" whales -- the finback, the humpback and the minke. The whales hang out near the fishing banks, where upwelling waters bring food such as krill, squid and small fish.