What a charming coastal inn with delightful water views! My husband and I had a wonderful 5-night stay last week and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the innkeepers and the nature walks on Clark Island across the causeway. We enjoyed our delicious breakfast each morning and two great dinners in the popular Causeway Restaurant. The Craignair Inn is centrally located along the lower Maine coast and within a reasonable drive of many popular coastal destinations (ie Acadia National Park). We would definitely recommend to others looking for a quiet and restful getaway!
My husband and I just enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Craignair Inn. The amenities were perfect, and the owners, Lauren and Greg, we’re so welcoming! The location couldn’t have been more quintessential Maine if it tried! We enjoyed walking around the quarry and relaxed on Adirondack chairs facing the water before dinner. Oh, and the dinner was fantastic **chef’s kiss** You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu! We can’t wait to visit again (and soon!)
We were so looking forward to our stay at the Craignair! Based on reviews, albeit one, we thought we were in for a treat. Unfortunately we paid over the top for a very basic motel-like room. There was no one to check us in, we waited fifteen minutes and finally asked a waitress. We were in the building opposite the inn which we thought was the better building, especially for the price. There are clean towels but nothing else. It’s plain and small with a view of the sea that is very far away and no amenities. The photos make the room look huge. We could not sleep well as the bed was not comfortable and walls are thin. In addition because we came in late after dark one night, and there are no lights on the property, my wife literally fell into the room. She was holding a lot of bags and it is impossible to see the ledge at the entrance. She fell and hurt both her legs, just barely missing the bed railing and a possible concussion. Needless to say we will never stay here again. We felt the owners took advantage of our late booking and charged us an atrocious price considering the quality. This is not a generous bed and breakfast. We recognise that they may be struggling but there are motels near the sea that charge one quarter the price we paid with more generous offerings, like open breakfast sides, afternoon treats and room amenities including water and good lighting. The dinner fare is mediocre, although our waiter was exceptional.…
The Inn was taken over in 2019 so improvements are coming but the bed was one of the most uncomfortable. Not sure why an Inn doesn’t have fresh and clean bedding. Do they think it’s quaint?? And we were instructed to take “short showers” because they are on well water. The shower was so restricted that it took a long time to rinse the soap off. No way I could take a short shower…. If you are looking at a basic and not so comfortable stay in the area, this inn will suffice. Breakfast was nice. Go with the blueberry whole wheat pancakes. Don’t miss McLoons for a lobster roll. It’s only 5 miles away and one of the best in the state of Maine. I would skip the overly salted meal at the Inn and get the lobster roll at McLoons!! MUCH better and healthier.
What an incredibly peaceful visit to coastal Maine. The views were breathtaking. The food and drinks were mouthwatering—we were never disappointed and never wanted to try any other restaurant because it was So Good for Every Single Meal. The owners and staff were so friendly, accommodating, and had such attention to detail. Soft linens, great mattress, clean and tidy rooms, lovely scents and environment at the Inn. It was just what we needed. Will. Be. Back!!!!!!