About The Inn

Welcome to Our Slice of Paradise!

In the Maine coastal village of Spruce Head, The Craignair Inn is a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast situated on a breathtaking section of coastline just south of Rockland. Being so close to the water, we cherish the wonder and beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and believe that we all need to do our part to help save our oceans. We strive everyday to lead by example and demonstrate how to run an inn and restaurant in an environmentally conscious and sustainable way.

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Perfect Location FOR OUTDOOR FUN

The Craignair is located at the end of a quiet road and is connected via a walkable causeway to the Clark Island preserve. The Inn is halfway between Rockland and the Marshall Point Lighthouse. It feels very secluded and peaceful, but you’re a short 15-minute drive from the heart of downtown Rockland. Close enough to be close to everything, but removed enough to fully relax.

Gateway to the Clark Island Preserve

Clark Island is a magical place located just across the causeway from the Craignair Inn. With miles of hiking trails, sandy beaches, and tide pools, there is a lot to take in. In addition, guests can explore the island’s many ecological features, including intertidal salt marshes, mudflats, and beaches, many of which are designated as significant wildlife habitats by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Guest Rooms

The Main Inn holds 13 guest rooms in various configurations to accommodate a wide variety of guests. All rooms have private bathrooms. The seasonal Vestry building behind the Inn provides an additional 8 guest rooms that are dog-friendly. Every room in the Inn is appointed with luxurious Brooklinen and Comphy sheets, towels, and robes.

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The Craignair has excellent Wifi! Our Spectrum service with high speed wireless provides our guest with great internet availability during their stay.

The living room provides a place for guests to gather in front of the cozy fireplace, read a book from our library, play the piano or guitar, or pick a game or puzzle to keep you entertained for hours. Grab the house telescope for a closer look at the sea lion colony on the ocean rocks below or just relax on a sofa with a local newspaper or magazine.

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The Causeway restaurant is located on the first floor of the main inn and offers panoramic ocean views while you enjoy your homemade breakfast. During peak season, we also offer dinner 5 nights a week. During the winter months, The Causeway will be open 4 nights a week and also offer Saturday and Sunday brunch. We also host a very popular New Year’s Eve celebration each year.

The deck offers additional seating during the warmer months and provides you with a chance to really connect with the ocean views while enjoying your meal. There is a porch swing and rocking chairs that are the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, conversation, or take in the view.

Our waterfront lawn, slopes gently towards the shoreline. There are classic Adirondack chairs available for guests to enjoy. And we often light a fire in the fire pit on summer nights.

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A delicious homemade breakfast is included every morning of your stay at the Craignair. All dishes are made-to-order and, as with all food served at the Craignair, are made from the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. Along with staples, such as Maine blueberry pancakes, you’ll find a rotating selection of amazing options to choose from based on what is fresh and in-season. We also provide a selection of juices and custom Craignair coffee from a local roaster for you to enjoy.

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The Inn was built in 1928 to house workers from the nearby quarries on Clark Island and was converted into an Inn in 1947.

When you visit the Craignair Inn you can still feel the mood of a once lively and active working town. The union hall still stands as well as the old general store and post office on Clark Island Road. The chapel, where the stone-cutters and their families once worshiped, is now our Vestry building, which is set just behind the Inn building with 8 pet-friendly, spacious guest rooms.

Evidence of the quarry-workers’ time is also portrayed in the beautiful granite causeway that stretches across the water to Clark Island, where a great quarry was once the center of this picturesque village. Clark Island is a magical place located just across the causeway from the Craignair Inn. Clark Island has been settled since the 1780s and was an active granite quarry until the 1950s. Clark Island granite was used in the construction of the Central Park bridges and gate houses, and in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, both in New York City, and the Library of Congress in Washington, just to name a few.

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Testimonials

Just went for dinner. Superb ocean view from the porch. Food was excellent. Service was great. We will go back!

— Bob