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Spruce Point Inn is Maine Summer Camp Filled with Oceanside Memories for Parents and Kids, Complete with S’Mores

Boothbay Harbor, Maine (March 9, 2011) - The 57-acre Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa stretched out along the coast of Linekin Bay at the tip of the peninsula leading out to sea from Boothbay Harbor extends a special welcome to camper parents. With a range of accommodations, from classic summer cottages and historic Main Inn guestrooms to the residential feel of the Maine Lodges and Townhouses, Spruce Point Inn is a rewarding “stay-over” experience. Parents who decided to “camp out” at the resort while their children enjoy nearby summer camps find the same Maine rest, relaxation and new experiences as their kids. Spruce Point has also seen a trend where Mom or Dad spends the week of quality time with a younger sibling while their older children are at camp.

And like summer camp, Spruce Point Inn makes it easy to create “oceanside memories made in Maine.” The amenities of the oceanfront resort include two outdoor pools: one salt water and one heated fresh water, two Har-Tru tennis courts, kayaks and bicycles for guests’ use, croquet, shuffleboard and a gameroom complete with classic arcade games. The Spa at Spruce Point Inn offers full-service treatments, including pampering tailored for a little princess on her own special vacation with Mom. The Spa also offers fitness classes in the fully-equipped fitness center and outdoors beneath the pines. Nature trails complete with fairy houses wind through the resort’s woodland and the on-site Lighthouse Camp for children aged 4 to 12 may add new friends to the memories. Parents and kids especially enjoy the Inn’s informal evening gatherings around the firepit. While adults relax, the kids make their own s’mores – the timehonored camp tradition of melting marshmallows on sticks to serve with chocolate squares on graham crackers.

“Our goal is to give both parents and kids the opportunity to have fun and maybe fall in love with Boothbay the way our families have,” said innkeeper Angelo DiGiulian. “There’s nothing like seeing that light of discovery go on in a kid’s eyes – and Mom’s too – when he sees a live lobster or campfire for the first time. We like making that kind of magical memory here.”

The Inn’s motor launch provides complimentary transportation by water to the village of Boothbay Harbor for shopping, gallery-hopping and sightseeing along the working piers. A shuttle van makes the same 2-mile, 10-minute trip by land. Plus the Inn makes an ideal base of operations for exploring nearby attractions including the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens with its renowned Children’s Garden, the Boothbay Railway Village and Auto Museum featuring rides on a restored steam train and a visit by Thomas the Tank Engine (Aug 5-7 and 12-14, 2011), Burnt Island Lighthouse and the Maine State Aquarium with its touch tank. Boothbay Harbor also hosts a variety of special events, including the Windjammer Days (Jun 21-22, 2011), family Fourth of July celebration with fireworks and Orne’s Candy Store International Rock Skipping contest (Jul 9, 2011). Guests who golf appreciate the 18-hole championship course at Boothbay Country Club just 3 miles from the Inn. Day sails, whale-watches, nature cruises and fishing trips are also easily arranged.

About Spruce Point Inn
In operation for more than 100 years, Spruce Point Inn is a distinctive and historic vacation destination for travelers from all over the United States. Its relaxing facilities have long been a part of the summer community and a backdrop for delightful “oceanside memories made in Maine.” Located in the seafaring village of Boothbay Harbor, Maine(an hour north of Portland) and situated on 57 acres of stunning oceanfront and sheltering pine forest, the Inn is a retreat of 56 modern rooms in eight lodges, 16 classic cottages and rooms, 9 historic inn rooms and 4 townhomes. The convenient location, peaceful setting and spectacular coastal views have made the Inn a premier resort for families, reunions, weddings and business events. For reservations, call 800-553-0289 or visit http://www.sprucepointinn.com.