Spruce Point Inn
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    • Spruce Point Inn Aerial - Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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    • SPI Arrival Main Inn
    • Spruce Point Inn Porch shade
    • Flags and Ports
    • 88 Alcove view
    • SPI Pier
    • Oceanside Pool
    • 88  and Deck at twilight
    • Spruce Point Inn 88 Dining Room
    • Undersail off Spruce Point Inn
    • Spruce Point Inn Lark Lodge
    • Bright Line in BBH
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    • Adirondacks visiting on the Inn porch
    • July Sunset
    • Ram Island Light off Spruce Point Inn
    • Maine Spruce Point walk to town
    • Spruce Point Inn Ospery lawn chairs
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    • Bikes
    • Kennedy family and friends at SPI dock
    • Whitehawk starting the Shipyard Cup
    • Deck at twilight
    • 88 Beers painting
    • 88 center table
    • 88 Scollops
    • Welcome
    • Front Reception Desk
    • BrightLine launch getting underway
    • Little Spruce Cottage
    • Norman II  BBH circa 1900
    • Spruce Point Inn sunset from 88 Dining Room
    • Shipyard Cup  Yacht Marie
    • Windjammers off Spruce Point Inn dock
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    • Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days
    • Spruce Point Inn  Overlook deck chairs
    • Burnt Island Light off Spruce Point Inn
    • Adirondacks with a view
    • Fireworks in Boothbay Harbor
    • Fireworks in Boothbay Harbor
    • Underway to Burnt Island
    • SPA Zen Garden at Spruce Point Inn
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    • Spruce Point Inn Lobby
    • Oriole Cottage
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    Escape to the charming Spruce Point Inn - Resort and Spa, a distinctive seaside retreat situated on 57 acres of woodland shoreline. Recognized as one of the best family resorts in Maine, our historic vacation destination offers 56 modern guestrooms in eight scenic lodges, 16 classic cottage rooms, 9 storied inn rooms and 4 townhouses and features modern amenities such as a boutique full-service Spa and Fitness Center.

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Memories

The Spruce Point Inn: Then & Now

For more than 100 years, the Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa has been the summer destination of choice for couples and families in search of serene surroundings and exciting outdoor adventures. In only one generation, it has grown from a small summer retreat to one of the most popular resort inns on the coast of Maine.

The original Spruce Point Inn was built in the late 1800s by the Marston family from Skowhegan, Maine, and was used as a private hunting and fishing lodge. In 1902, the property was rented to Mrs. Holland, who ran it as a tea house and inn. Ten years later, Walter Holland purchased the inn and continued to operate it with his wife as the Spruce Point Inn and tea house until shortly after World War II. The inn flourished, operating at full capacity with a long waiting list. A recreation hall called the Lighthouse, the Balsam Lodge and tennis courts were added.

Following WWII, Mr. Holland sold the property to Leroy Race, who operated the inn until 1957.  During that time, the average rate was $9.00 per day and included a full American Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

By 1957, clientele had dwindled and the inn had gradually fallen into disrepair. Raymond P. Harold, a neighbor of the inn, purchased the property and turned over management to his daughter, Charlotte, and her husband, John Druce. The family owned the inn for 31 years until they sold it in the fall of 1988.

Under the ownership of the Druces, the inn once again began to thrive. Though they had only three guests during the first summer, interest in the property grew as new facilities were added. In 1965, the saltwater pool was installed, and a miniature golf course was added. The following year, the Evergreen Lodge was built, and a stone wall was constructed to ring the beach.

The summer of 1967 brought with it the arrival of some very high-profile guests. They included: Vice President Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Humphrey; Senator and Mrs. Edmund Muskie of Maine; Governor and Mrs. Kenneth Curtis of Maine; Governor and Mrs. John King of New Hampshire; Maine Congressman Mr. William Hathaway; Maine Congressman Mr. Peter Kyros; Senator and Mrs. Robert Kennedy; Col. and Mrs. John Glenn; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Williams; actress Claudine Longet; syndicated columist Rowland Evans (of CNN's Evans and Novak); Joe Kennedy and Chuck McDernmott.

In the years that followed, other noteworthy visitors frequented the inn, including NBC commentator Sander Vanocur, Congressman and former Governor of Vermont Robert T. Stafford, and Senator and Mrs. Edward M. Kennedy and their three children, Kara, Teddy and Patrick.

In 1991 John Druce retired and Ernest Mallett and Bruno DiGiulian purchased the inn, and Joseph Paolillo and Angelo DiGiulian became innkeepers.

Today, Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa continues to be a sought-after summer destination for families, couples and groups. In each season since 2012, the Inn has completed extensive renovations including upgrades to the guestrooms, cottages, function facilities and recreation areas. Annually, the Inn is freshened for the upcoming season. These upgrades and ongoing maintenance ensures that guests continue to receive the highest level of service and the best possible Maine vacation experience.