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Maine Best Lodging 2010

Maine Best Lodging 2010
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by in May 2010

Best Oceanfront Spa
CLIFF HOUSE, Ogunquit
Next stop, Spain! Or so it appears when you gaze out the guestroom windows here. Roll out of bed and head to the indoor lap pool and outdoor infinity pool, or to a blueberry treatment at the spa. Shore Road. 207-361-1000; cliffhousemaine.com

Best Family Resort
SEBASCO HARBOR RESORT, Sebasco Estates
Sebasco’s oceanfront campus has the perfect blend of retro and contemporary amenities: saltwater pool and full-service spa, bowling alley and family golf center, children’s program and fitness center. 29 Kenyon Road. 877-389-1161, 207-389-1161; sebasco.com

Best Retro Lodging
OAKLAND SEASHORE, Glen Cove
For budget-savvy travelers, these 11 vintage oceanfront cabins, plus motel, are just the ticket, especially since the rates are as retro as the lodgings. Dearborn Lane. 207-594-8104; oaklandseashorecabins.com

Best Euro-Style Boutique Hotel
CAMDEN HARBOUR INN, Camden
Although this lodging house retains its 19th-century bones, the decor is contemporary European. Add five-star service, right down to chocolates, slippers, and dream card at turndown. 83 Bayview St. 800-236-4266, 207-236-4200; camdenharbourinn.com

Best (Non)Executive Retreat
POINT LOOKOUT, Lincolnville
Once a private executive retreat, new owners have opened the gates, inviting visitors to stay in the well-equipped cabins, use the high-tech fitness center, hike the trails, and absorb the views over Penobscot Bay. Route 1. 800-515-3611; visitpointlookout.com

Best Family-Friendly B&B
CROCKER POND HOUSE, Bethel
A Shingle-style B&B in a woodsy location. There’s a pond for swimming, hiking trails out the back door, and a kids’ nook with games. 917 North Road. 207-836-2027; crockerpond.com

Best Classic B&B
BLUE HILL INN, Blue Hill
Innkeeper Sarah Pebworth does everything right at this Federal gem, featuring three-course breakfasts and plentiful insider wisdom. Union St. (Route 177). 800-826-7415, 207-374-2844; bluehillinn.com

Best UnVictorian Victorian
BASS COTTAGE INN, Bar Harbor
Jeff and Teri Anderholm turned an in-town 1885 white elephant into an elegant, contemporary retreat, while preserving architectural treasures, including magnificent woodwork and stained-glass windows. 14 The Field. 866-782-9224, 207-288-1234; basscottage.com

Best Quiet Refuge
HARBOUR COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST INN, Southwest Harbor
A colorful inn provides a comfortable retreat within walking range of downtown shops and the Cranberry Isles ferry. 9 Dirigo Road. 888-843-3022, 207-244-5738; harbourcottageinn.com

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