Monday, August 24, 2009

Samoset Golf Resort, Maine

This is where we stayed. Samoset Resort is located on the water in the Penobscot Bay region which is located in the Camden-Rockport area of Maine.

Although we didn't experience the usual late summer, balmy, upper New England weather, it was still a fabulously hot, hot, hot, week. Temperature and humidity not seen in the area in years! Well, how lucky for us as we enjoyed swimming in this pool and the poolside service offering us frozen drinks while listening to some very "fab" music, and taking in this gorgeous view! Relaxing, indeed, is all one can do when you have a view like that from your lounge chair!

Our room had beautiful views with a large deck overlooking the golf course as well. Mr. Boston did his golf time and we also went out as a family late in the day a few times. This place is truly a golfer's paradise. The deep blue color against the greens was breathtaking! Ok, so I didn't golf as well as I would have liked. I'll just blame it on being distracted from my surroundings! (hah!) My little baseball guy was driving farther than me on a few holes! What?!!!! I just couldn't pay attention!
This well-known resort dates back to the late 18oo's and was sold to the Poland Spring owners. It soon became the premiere coastal resort in Maine. Fact: it was renamed "Samoset" after the Native Indian; Pemaquid Chief, one of the first to greet the first Pilgrims off the Mayflower. Over the years, ownership passed frquently and in time the "grand" became old and unkept. It was destroyed in a fire in 1970 only to be rebuilt later and in time with an 18 hole championship golf course. The lobby of the hotel displayed beautiful old photographs of vacationers from the 1800's. Women in long skirts with big straw hats and men in suits paraded the grounds, played croquet and enjoyed the same breathtaking views as we did last week! That gave me the goosebumps!
We truly enjoyed our time at this resort. More to come about our adventures in the area.


  1. Oh my amazingness! How stunning! Sounds like an incredible trip.

  2. I love that area! I have an ex who lived there and I loved visiting, since it was (is!) so, so lovely. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but we always went to this place right overlooking the water and sat on the porch. So helpful, I know :)

  3. I had to laugh when I saw this post. My parent's took my sister and I to Samoset when we were 9 and 3, it was cold and rainy, and the pool was broken, we still talk about what a disaster that trip was. We have since been back (several times) and it is lovely!!

  4. How beautiful! I have put Maine on must go to list for next summer!

  5. I remember the Samoset fire, though I was quite young at the time. It's all very different now.