Have you ever been surprised with an unexpected trip? Last May, James knew I needed a break and planned a super sweet getaway for me over the Memorial Day weekend. I’m a fan of New England and knew we were going to Maine, but nothing could have prepared me for how unique our experience at Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa would be in Boothbay Harbor.

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Spruce Point Inn was like stepping back in time to the resorts you hear about in mystery books. The main lodge was full of charm and the grounds were brimming with free activities like bike riding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking trails, and games. There were fitness rooms, massage and spa options, and activities for children. Yes, if you’re already having the same thoughts that we did, the resort felt like an upscale version of the campgrounds that Baby’s family visited in Dirty Dancing.  Think of it as awesome summer camp for adults.

In addition to all of the activities, the accommodations were amazing. There were options to stay in a cottage, a lodge, a townhouse, or at the Inn. We opted for a lodge, which boasted two queen beds, a large bathroom, and a fireplace! Fireplaces come in handy even in May when the weather can still be pretty cold in Maine (bring layers, friends). Our lodge looked right out onto the bay, as well as a gorgeous pool and hot tub that actually sat on top of the bay! Unfortunately, the weather was a bit too cold to take advantage of the pool or the bay.

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We dined at a number of the resort’s several restaurants, each with different menus. Meals were not included in the cost to stay at the resort, so, to keep things interesting, we also tried out local lunch spots in town (read: lobster rolls on the dock).  Both the town of Boothbay and the Spruce Point Inn delivered on food in a serious way.

The great room in the main lodge was a comfortable place to hang out, play board games, sit by the fire, and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. View the great room here in my very amateur video, horizontal framing #fail – don’t judge. (Also, James obviously loves it when I film him unexpectedly).

Are you getting the picture? James and I did a whole bunch of relaxing in a gorgeous place with incredible surroundings. We went hiking, we enjoyed a complimentary boat ride (shout out to Capt. Jamie) into town to explore Boothbay Harbor, visited the nearby botanical gardens, and drove the coast.

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The thing is: Maine’s air is noticeably cleaner. Problems seem to melt away as you breathe deep and take in your surroundings. I need more Maine air in my life.  If you want to experience quaint, small town New England living, check out Boothbay Harbor, ME.  If you want to return to summer camp like we did, we would definitely recommend checking out the Spruce Point Inn.