Established in 1889 on a scenic hill outside Rockland, the Samoset was meant as a grown-up summer camp for the wealthy. This is not the original building -- the original was shuttered, auctioned off, and destroyed by fire decades ago. But the place has bounced back, big-time, as a noted golf resort and luxury property thanks to a number of exciting recent upgrades. Most recently, in 2009, a new heated pool and hot tub were added on the hill's highest point, with sweeping views of the bay, plus a tiki bar serving frozen drinks and light meals; it's a huge hit already. Rooms vary in position and view, but many have balconies or porches with grand Penobscot Bay views; all have rich wood-leather headboards, flatscreen TVs, and marble vanities. Bathrooms are extra-big, some with whirlpool tubs. The golf course remains one of the most scenic in New England, while the quiet local roads are perfect for strolling, and there's even a minilighthouse adjacent to the property. Check out the good health club before heading to dinner -- your options include seasonal Marcel's, serving excellent resort fare, and the Breakwater Grill, serving lighter fare year-round. All in all, a great luxury comeback.
220 Warrenton St, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 800/341-1650, 207/594-2511 Prices Early July–late Aug $299–$339 double, $409–629 suite; May–early July and late Aug–Nov $159–$299 double, $259–$589 suite; $619–$1,849 cottages year-round. MAP rates available. Amenities 3 restaurants; babysitting; children’s programs; concierge; fitness center; golf course; golf school; health club; Jacuzzi; indoor pool; heated outdoor pool; room service; sauna; 4 tennis courts; free Wi-Fi. Units 178 Web site Samoset ResortBook a Room Now
Map220 Warrenton St USA Rockland
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