Dear  , 

Every afternoon, as we wrap up for the day, there's more light on the horizon. With Daylight Savings Time will come even more sun in the afternoon, streaming across the harbor and onto the waterfront cottages and pool deck. Hard to believe that in just over two months, we'll have Brightline in the water and ready for another season at Spruce Point Inn.


It's been a long but "continuous improvement" winter, working through a checklist of construction (the kitchen team is dazzled by the transformation in their workspace!) and upgrades (the old lemonade stand we recycled to be the s'mores bar received a total makeover).  Behind the visible changes are the seemingly invisible - but equally important - enhancements to the Quality Management training processes we put in place last year.


During the "off season" we look at all the details, understanding that every element and every department affects the overall experience of a guest's stay. When we open for each season, we try to get to "opened" faster and more smoothly than we did the year before. We're counting down the days til we turn on the lights - and turn on our people - to help you create "Oceanside memories, made in Maine."


 Ange & Joe, Innkeepers


David Marx Returns!


Here at Spruce Point Inn, it gives us great pleasure to help guests customize their "oceanside memories made in Maine" with packages built around specific vacation experiences. This June, we are delighted to be able to repeat our very successful photography workshop with David Marx ( The photographers (both casual and professional) who participated in our three day Coastal Maine Photography Seminar last September (see student images) relished the chance to explore the iconic built and natural landscape of the Maine Mid-coast "through the lens" with David.


Once again, David Marx will lead a small group on the Inn's motor launch Brightline to different locations. Along the way, David Marx will discuss contemporary photography techniques and critique the seminar participants' work.



Presented June 11-14, 2014, the Coastal Maine Photography Seminar Package includes THREE nights accommodations, all meals, seminar fees, daily transportation to the photography sites, use of all the Inn's amenities including two swimming pools, Har-Tru tennis court, sea kayaks and bicycles. Rates, including taxes and gratuities, range from $1,475 single occupancy ($2,045, double). For more information on the Coastal Maine Photography Seminar with David Marx and to make reservations, call 800-553-0289. 




Guestroom artwork by Kevin Beers



One of the newest complements to our guest experience here at the Inn is greater immersion in the local art, history and cultural scene. Spruce Point Inn will never be just another hotel! Because we know you seek the most authentic sense of place when you travel, we seek to make Spruce Point the most authentic taste of Maine, experienced through all your senses, from the scent of the spruce forest and ocean air to the taste of locally-grown blueberries and Maine lobster right off the dock.


We are pleased to announce that we have commissioned two paintings by Kevin Beers who has long painted each summer on Monhegan Island. We'll  be placing those, along with a new collection of his and other artists works, in our guestrooms to add another dimension of 'oceanside memories made in Maine' to your stay.


Kevin Beers says, "I don't believe in long-winded manifestos. The paintings can speak for themselves more honestly than anything I could say. I will say that I only paint things for which I have a strong emotional attraction. I am drawn to certain subjects that I return to again and again. I'm also drawn to plein air painting. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, an area with a rich history of landscape painting. The artists of the Hudson River School, the first school of American painting, worked in my backyard. I have since expanded my stomping grounds to include Monhegan Island, a small island off the coast of Maine also prominent in the history of American art. Artists like Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent and The Wyeths have painted there. A tiny island of rugged rock with dramatic headlands and crashing surf, it can give you a pretty intense experience of nature." Gleason Fine Arts Gallery in Boothbay Harbor represents Kevin.


In addition to placing them throughout the Inn - windows onto life here in Maine -- we will have collector-quality giclee prints available for purchase so that you can take the specific memory of that scene back with you for your home or office wall. 




2014 Winter Projects





Link to our Facebook page to follow our projects as we begin to enter the finishing stages.