Fireplaces, falling leaves, hot spiced cider…Don’t miss your chance for a Fall getaway! Our 2015 season is coming to an end – just one month left before we close! We’ll be back in 2016…and we hope you will be, too!
Fall Getaway Flash Sale: October 18th – November 18th
Reserve 2 or more nights with us and receive a gift certificate valued at $100 towards a stay next season for you or a friend!
Mention special when booking online or call to book!
Certificates are transferable. This offer is based on availability, cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions, and is valid on new reservations only.
Calling all leaf peepers! Fall is the perfect time to plan a Maine fall getaway to our luxury oceanfront Camden inn. Enjoy stunning autumn colors and beautiful weather on the coast without the crowds. It is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy hiking, kayaking, or sailing along our rugged coastlines!
Fall Getaway Special – Save 10%
Book your favorite room for a romantic getaway to the coast before October 31, 2015 and we will extend a 10% discount. We will also throw in a complimentary bottle of our favorite wine from Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard!* Hurry, must book by September 30th!
Book Online with Promo Code: September
*New reservations only, cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
Let us pack you a picnic!
Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic carefully packed by your favorite innkeeper to enjoy on your adventures along the coast. Simply add it on when you book your room online.
Gourmet Lobster Roll Picnic for Two – $75.00
Includes: Two buttered rolls packed with fresh Maine Lobster meat, Brie en croute with crackers, assorted sides – salad, nuts, fruit, homemade cookies, and beverages.
Club Sandwich Picnic for Two – $44
Includes: Turkey or Ham stacked Club Sandwich, assorted side salads, olives, hummus and crackers, fruit, homemade cookies, and beverages.
Book your New England fall vacation today to enjoy beautiful autumn colors at our romantic oceanfront hideaway.
Late summer is one of our favorite times of year in MidCoast Maine. Most of the summer crowds have gone home, and while the weather is still pleasantly warm during the day, the evenings are cool and crisp– perfect for sailing or enjoying upcoming events and festivals. Make the most of the final days of summer with a last-minute getaway to our oceanfront Camden, Maine bed and breakfast.
September Insider’s Special – Save 10%
Visit us in September and enjoy sun-kissed days and sweater weather nights! The Camden area is still in full swing…shops and restaurants are open, the schooners are sailing, and the kids have gone back to school. Reserve now for a stay in September and we’ll extend a 10% discount. In honor of the local grape harvest, we’ll also include a bottle of wine from nearby Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard.
Book with promo code: September. Offer based on availability and valid on new reservations only. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
2015 Camden Windjammer Festival
Join us Friday, September 4 thru Sunday, September 6th for one of our favorite annual festivals celebrating Camden’s maritime history. You may want to take a long weekend so you can watch the majestic fleet of schooners parade into the harbor Friday afternoon, followed by a talent show and fireworks over the water. Then be ready for a non-stop weekend full of fun, including relay races, chowder cook-off, boat tours, and wrapping up with the Harborside Dance. Hurry, we will fill up fast! Book your favorite room today!
Can’t make it for the festival? You can still get a taste of life at sea while exploring the hidden treasures of Maine’s beautiful rocky shoreline with one of our sailing adventure packages.
If you have stayed with us at the Inn at Sunrise Point in the past you will be very familiar with Chef Brad, the master of delicious breakfasts, baked goods, picnics, snacks, and more that we offer here at the inn. Chef Brad is not only a favorite among our guests but he is also a very popular Chef in the community. A clear example of this is that our very own Chef Brad has been asked once again to participate in the annual Merryspring Kitchen Tour that will take place on August 5th in Camden and Rockport, Maine.
Every summer the Merryspring Nature Center located in Camden, Maine organizes a wonderful Kitchen Tour where you can visit beautiful homes, see uniquely designed kitchens, and enjoy delicious food prepared by the best chefs in Midcoast Maine. This is not only a very enjoyable event but it is also prestigious as Merryspring goes though a selection process to invite the best chefs to participate. This will be Chef Brad’s third year in the Merryspring Kitchen Tour – quite an honor. Needless t say we are proud of our master chef!
The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will be taking place on Wednesday, August 5th. I highly recommend attending this event if you are in town and make sure to stop by Chef Brad’s kitchen! Brad will be cooking at the home of Diane and Keith Blizzard located at 118 Chestnut Street in Camden and will be making and serving delicious treats from 12:30-3:00pm
For more information on Kitchen Tour or to buy your tickets for this wonderful event visit the Merryspring Kitchen Tour website!
Rain Day? Not to worry! There are many indoor activities to enjoy right here at the Inn at Sunrise Point in Lincolnville, Maine and in the surrounding area.
One of our favorite places to visit, rain or shine, is the Farnsworth Art Museum. The Farnsworth, located in Rockland, Maine approximately 12 miles from the Inn at Sunrise Point and is a jewel of an art museum celebrating the role Maine has played in the creation and development of American Art. The Farnsworth Art Museum opened in 1948 and has been drawing people from across Maine and beyond ever since. Its primary attraction—and what we love most about the museum is it’s Wyeth Center which features one of the largest and most impressive collections of work by the Wyeth family members: Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth, all who are famous artists across the globe. Speaking of the Wyeth family, some of you know that we have an accommodation named the Wyeth Loft (link with http://www.sunrisepoint.com/wyeth-loft.html) here at the inn. Yes, this luxury suit was named after this extremely talented family. In fact, all of our accommodations are named after famous artists who were from, or inspired by, Maine’s beauty.
Another popular destination is the Owls Head Transportation Museum located in Owls Head, Maine about 15 miles from the inn. The Owls Head Transportation Museum is a nonprofit educational organization that has an amazing and very interesting collection of aircraft, ground vehicles, engines, etc. If you are interested in history, methods of transportation, or simply enjoy looking at beautiful old cars and aircrafts the Owls Head Transportation Museum is defiantly worth a visit.
While we would recommend checking out these two museums in particular, many of our guests prefer to relax and enjoy what we have to offer here at our coastal retreat on a rainy day. We have a charming library at the Inn filled with a great selection of books, movies, cd’s, and board games for your enjoyment. . Why not sit in front of the cozy fireplace with a delicious glass of wine from our bar and turn a rain day into another day in paradise?
Retreat to the Inn at Sunrise Point, the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. Our luxury oceanfront inn near Camden is a private haven that feels “far, far away” from the world you came from. You can spend your time just relaxing on the property. Watch the sailboats drift by while the cool summer breezes off the Maine coast wash over you. Indulge in a lawn picnic with champagne and lobster rolls. Sip a tall cold drink. Close your eyes while the sun smiles softly on you. Dream a bit. Take some time just for you.
Then, when you are ready for some action– Lots of Summer Adventures Await!
Sail on a Historic Schooner
Explore the beautiful rocky shoreline of Penobscot Bay and see hidden estates, lighthouses, wildlife, and more on a two hour cruise. Our sailing adventure packages include an optional gourmet picnic basket to enjoy on your trip.
Hiking on the Coast
Our region offers some of the best hiking in Maine. One of the most popular areas is Camden Hills State Park which features over 30 miles of trails and spectacular panoramic views of Penobscot Bay and surrounding lakes.
Kayaking on Megunticook Lake
In addition to the ocean, Midcoast Maine is also adorned a number of beautiful inland lakes. Megunticook Lake spans over 1,220 acres dotted with small islands and is perfect for a kayaking, bird watching, or even swimming in its cold crystal clear-clear waters.
Don’t forget though–the hammock at the Inn awaits your return!
Did you know that Maine has a longer coastline than California?
Although it may be hard to believe, it is true. The general coastline of Maine only measures to be 228 miles, but the tide coastline (which includes all of the inlets and bays in Maine) measures to be 3,478 miles. There are only three other states that have a longer coastline than Maine: Alaska with 33,904 miles of coastline, Florida with 8, 436 miles of coastline and Louisiana with 7,721 miles of coastline.
Maine’s stunningly beautiful coastline also encompasses 3,166 islands. Many of these islands are extremely small and uninhabited but some are so large and a few are so famous that you don’t think of them as islands. The best known island in Maine may be Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, which attracts thousands of visitors and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Acadia is one of our guests favorites locations to go for a day trip. Mount Desert Island isn’t the only island within your reach if you stay with us here at the Inn at Sunrise Point, if you visit the top of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park only a couple miles from the inn or if you gaze upon the ocean from our own private ocean facing lawn you can see there are several islands right off the cost of the inn-all within reach of your camera lens and some easily accessible by car or ferry.
The Inn at Sunrise Point, a luxury coastal retreat located in the beautiful state of Maine is the perfect place to stay not only if you are looking for a highly relaxing and enjoyable stay but also if you are interested in exploring the vast Maine coastline and islands. Staying at our Midcoast Maine Bed and Breakfast gives you easy access, via State of Maine operated ferry boats, to islands such as Islesboro, North Haven and Vinalhaven. Each island features a charming island village as well some of Maine’s most beautiful landscapes.
Islesboro — the closest island to the Inn– is located three miles off the coast of Lincolnville Beach. The ferries run hourly during daylight hours from Lincolnville Beach, which is less than 2 miles north of the Inn at Sunrise Point. During the 19th century the island was home to the largest commercial shipping fleet in the bay. However, following the Civil War the island became more of a resort community with many summer homes. Actors such as John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are among those who live part time on the island. Our guests love to visit Grindle Point Lighthouse, Warren Island State Park, as well as to see the open meadows and tall spruce trees on this island.
North Haven and Vinalhaven are both accessible via ferry from Rockland, which is about 12 miles south of the Inn at Sunrise Point. North Haven has beautiful pebble beaches, wildflower meadows and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. Vinalhaven is another charming island that prides itself on its natural beauty as well as its friendly and close-knit community. Lobster fishing is a big part of the Vinalhaven economy so if you are looking to meet some fisherman and see some lobster traps this is one of the best locations to do so. Walking and biking around these two islands is a pleasure.
There are many more islands to explore in Penobscot Bay. If you have time we would highly recommend visiting some of them. We would be happy to make you one of our delicious gourmet picnic baskets to take while you enjoy a relaxing boat ride and an island adventure.
If you have stayed with us in the past you will most likely be familiar with Brad Purdy, our executive chef here at the Inn at Sunrise Point. Chef Brad is known as a true magician in the kitchen as he creates beautiful and absolutely delicious dishes for breakfast every morning. He is also a fabulous baker and makes homemade bread, pastries, cookies, cakes, etc. for our guests. This weekend, however, Chef Brad will be taking his amazing skills to New York State to cook for the Clearwater Festival as he does every June.
The Clearwater Festival, or the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, is an annual festival put on by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc in order to preserve and protect the Hudson River as well as the communities in the river valley.
After many years of dumping sewage, industrial waste, and toxic chemicals into the Hudson River the river was declared dead in the mid 1960’s. Pete Seeger, a popular musician and respected activist understood the environmental and social importance of the river. As a result, Seeger decided, “to build a boat to save the river”. Holding small fundraising concerts throughout the Hudson River Valley he raised enough money to build the sloop Clearwater, a true symbol of environmental advocacy in America. The Clearwater has become a floating classroom to teach people about the Hudson River.
The small fundraising concerts that Seeger started in the 60’s have continued to grow and now the Clearwater Festival has grown into the country’s largest annual environmental celebration. The music, dance, storytelling, education and activism of the festival attract thousands of people of all ages to the shores of the Hudson River each year.
Chef Brad has been volunteering at the festival for 36 years, serving as the head Chef to feed all of the incredibly talented performers. Several thousand people attend this weekend-long event and there are approximately one thousand people who volunteer to make this event a success.
For more information on the Clearwater Festival visit their website http://www.clearwaterfestival.org
The 2015 Season is here! Have you seen our newest rooms?
Although the summer solstice has not yet arrived, it feels like summer here in the beautiful mid-coast Maine. Daina Hill, owner of the Inn at Sunrise Point, and her entire staff are thrilled for the 2015 season and are excited to welcome guests coming from across the globe. Whether this is your first trip to Camden, Maine or if you have been visiting us for the past ten years we are looking forward to your visit. This summer looks to be a great one and although rooms are booking up fast there is still time to plan your vacation to mid-coast Maine where the views of the gorgeous rocky coast, the magical forests, the charming boats, the historic lighthouses and more will take your breath away.
Those of you who followed us last season are aware of the exciting renovations we completed and the new gardens we planted last year but for our new guests here is a quick update of some wonderful additions we made to the Inn at Sunrise Point.
We transformed our beautiful Garden House by creating four new elegant and spacious luxury suits. The upper floor of the Garden House now contains three amazing rooms: the Wyeth Loft, the Longfellow Suite, and the Thaxter Loft. Each accommodation is simply exquisite. These rooms are perfect for a couple on a romantic and relaxing holiday as well as for larger groups celebrating a wedding, a family reunion, a birthday, etc. A very unique feature about the upper floor of the Garden House is that the three rooms can be connected to accommodate larger groups. Visit our website for more information regarding each individual accommodation.
We also renovated the bottom floor of the Garden House and are proud to introduce the Garden House Suite, the largest accommodation here at the Inn at Sunrise Point. The Garden House Suite is perfect for an extended stay as it features a full dining table, a fully outfitted kitchen, as well as an eating nook.
And of course we could not have a Garden House without stunning gardens surrounding it. Our favorite gardeners Al and Amanda designed and planted extensive new gardens last year. Despite the harsh winter here in Maine our gardens are truly flourishing this summer. Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts with more pictures of our charming gardens.
Visit our website for more information on any of our lovely accommodations or to book your stay with us. We hope to see you this season!