Mike surprised me for my birthday and took me to The Inn at Ocean's Edge, a wonderful ocean front resort in Lincolnville Maine. Staying one night was not enough, I wanted to stay here for a whole week!
Our package included dinner at the onsite restaurant, The Edge, and a cooked breakfast in the morning.
The Inn is beautiful, both outside and inside. The grounds are stunning with beautiful landscaping and an exceptional pool area. The receptionist was very kind and gave us a tour of the property upon our arrival. There is a nice balcony which overlooks the pool with ocean views, perfect for relaxing with your morning cup of coffee.
Amenities included 24 hour coffee and tea, afternoon cookies, a movie library, breakfast, an outdoor infinity pool and hot tub, a sauna, and an outdoor fireplace.
The vanishing pool was really neat especially with the ocean views in the background. Unfortunately, it was a bit cool outside so we mostly stuck with the hot tub. The outdoor fireplace was also a nice treat. The sauna was a perfect mini escape from the cool weather.
In addition, there is access to a private beach via a small staircase. I thoroughly enjoyed searching for sea glass during our trip.
The breakfast was included in the rate and it was excellent, not to mention held in a gorgeous room overlooking the water. In addition to fruit and homemade muffins, you could also order eggs and potatoes.
We paid extra for a package that included dinner at The Edge Restaurant. This was the only disappointment of the trip. Almost the entire menu is seafood, so if you love seafood you are in luck. Vegetarians beware: the choices are very limited!
I am a vegetarian, so I could not eat any of the listed entrees. I asked for something vegetarian and they brought out a plate of pasta that looked like Ramen noodles. The sides of vegetables were good though. Portions are very small, so you will probably need to order a few apps and dessert just to satisfy your hunger.
On the other hand, Mike ordered lobster and enjoyed his entree very much.
Another advantage of this inn is the friendly, helpful staff. I had a problem with The Edge restaurant and the manager offered us another stay including an upgraded room and another free dinner. I really appreciated the nice gesture. Also, I left my phone charger by accident and the receptionist called right away and mailed it out to me. Talk about exceptional service!
Our package cost around $300 for one night in a regular room. The package included dinner for 2 at The Edge Restaurant and also breakfast in the morning. Normal rates vary based on the season and can range from $195-350 per night depending on the type of room you book.
Make sure to sign up for their email list to receive news of special offers and promotions and also to find out about last minute deals. The receptionist also informed us that we could be placed on a phone list to find out about last minute deals.
The hotel room was beautiful. It was decorated in an elegant summer vacation type theme. There was a nice fireplace, too. The large jetted tub in the bathroom was a luxurious bonus. Mike also added chocolates and champagne in the room which was a nice treat! Check the website for additional add-ons.
I am waiting for my next visit to the Maine coast, just so I can stay at The Inn at Ocean's Edge resort again. Next time, I would just book the room, and then find a nice restaurant in the Camden area for dinner as opposed to the on-site option.
The entire resort including the elegant rooms and lobby, amazing ocean views, landscaped grounds and infinity pool definitely make the Inn at Ocean's Edge worthy of another visit.