It goes without saying you want to mark a honeymoon in memorable style: getting away from it altogether, celebrating a newly minted marriage someplace beautiful and serene.

Well, as it happens, Maine—the largest, least populated, and (you heard it here first!) most beautiful New England state—checks all the boxes when it comes to a honeymooning destination. And it’s mighty hard to beat the MidCoast specifically, where you’ll find exceptional lovebirds’ accommodations here at The Craignair Inn by the Sea.

The MidCoast: One of the Preeminent Honeymoon Destinations in Maine

The gloriously indented rockbound shore between Casco and Penobscot bays and the many Atlantic islands and islets adjoining it constitute MidCoast Maine. Readily reached from Eastern Seaboard cities to the south—yet galaxies removed in scenery and vibe—the MidCoast makes one of America’s great seaside retreats. You and your main squeeze will feel deliciously away from it all amid the wooded peninsulas, saltwater farms, deep bays and inlets, and postcard fishing villages.

The tempo’s slower here. The sunrises and sunsets are richer. And on a honeymoon escape, it seems as if all this MidCoast beauty and tranquility has been summoned out of a dream expressly for the two of you!

Swoony Scenery

From the high domes of the Camden Hills—with their breathtaking views out over Penobscot Bay and far beyond—and the cobble beaches of unpeopled North Atlantic isles to blueberry farms, wildflower meadows, and deep maritime forests, the MidCoast’s scenery is like an idealized vision of the New England seaboard. And the ocean sunrises and sunsets—well, words just can’t do justice.

What better backdrop, in other words, for a honeymoon? It’s yours to savor together, and The Craignair Inn—nestled along the St. George Peninsula, right across from fully preserved Clark Island—is the perfect base.

Romantic Activities & Excursions

Whatever the day seems to call for—from high-intensity hiking, mountain biking, or paddling to hardcore chillaxing—romantic itineraries are easy to come by in MidCoast Maine.

Hit the seemingly limitless hiking trails of the region together. From The Craignair Inn, the two of you can stroll across the causeway to Clark Island’s network of paths (packing a swimsuit, perhaps, for a dip in the island’s quarry pool!). Or wind your way among the cliffs and summits of the nearby Camden Hills.

Our St. George Peninsula is ideal for quiet, scenic road biking—or you can ferry over to the island of Monhegan for some pedal-powered bliss. Visitor cars aren’t allowed on the isle and miles of trails crisscross its scenic wildlands. Speaking of islands, you’re spoiled for choices; another favorite, for example, is Vinalhaven (accessible from Rockland), where splendid offshore vistas await you just a ferry ride away.

Take in sunrise or sunset from a local beach (one of Clark Island’s, perhaps?) or at one of the MidCoast’s many historic lighthouses—or kick back on a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay. Practice your coordinated paddle strokes in a canoe or a tandem sea kayak. Stroll the fragrant blooms of Boothbay’s Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. And we’re merely scratching the surface here!

Dining for Two

From restaurants and lounges to more than a few classic lobster shacks, you and your sweetheart have plenty to choose from in terms of honeymoon dining on the MidCoast. But some of the very best lies just steps away from your Craignair Inn guest room or suite: our own Causeway Restaurant and Clark Bar.

Date-night meals at The Causeway combine creative twists on locally sourced New England coastal cuisine with suitably celebratory libations and a beautiful waterfront backdrop.

Extra-Special Honeymoon Suites in Maine

From our Main Inn (built-in 1928) to the Vestry annex, our guest rooms and suites here at The Craignair Inn by the Sea are as romantic as MidCoast accommodations come! That’s especially so when it comes to our ocean-facing rooms, which seem to sync you up with the tidal rhythms of our seashore.

And without any TVs to distract you (though strong and consistent Wi-Fi if you need it), Craignair Inn lodgings encourage a truly in-the-moment getaway where the focus can be spending quality time with each other. Our B&B lawn’s Adirondack chairs, positioning you with a sumptuous seascape view, will be hard to resist.

Meanwhile, more than a few of our Craignair Inn specials—from the Wine on Arrival and Welcome Prosecco to the Late Check-out packages—seem tailor-made for honeymoon bliss.

Our upscale Spruce Head B&B also makes a fine venue for a small honeymoon reception or party, if you’d like to celebrate the occasion with others.

Escape to Coastal Maine: Book a Dreamy Honeymoon Stay at The Craignair Inn by the Sea

Make it a genuinely unforgettable honeymoon with a bucket-list idyll for two here at The Craignair Inn by the Sea, serving up ocean views and premium hospitality in MidCoast Maine!