The 230 oceanside acre Samoset Resort Hotel offers championship golf, four dining options, luxurious guest rooms and first class resort amenities for your Maine vacation.
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Overlooking scenic Penobscot Bay, the Samoset Resort offers panoramic ocean views.
Just south of Camden, Maine cradled between lush green hills and the blue waters of Penobscot Bay lies the Samoset Resort Hotel.
For over a century, the Samoset Resort has been considered the premier coastal resort location in Maine, renowned for spectacular and expansive views of Penobscot Bay and distant islands.
The Samoset lobby was constructed almost entirely from the beautiful old timbers of a deserted granary, which was once a Portland, Maine landmark.
The 230 oceanside acre resort hotel offers an oceanfront championship golf course.
All existing 178 luxurious hotel rooms and suites feature complimentary wireless internet, king or queen beds, voicemail, coffee makers, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers and luxury amenity products.
Whether you choose the classic elegance of Marcel's or the casual comfort of the Breakwater Cafe or Clubhouse Grille, dining at the Samoset is an experience to savor.
The readers of Meetings East Magazine have voted the Samoset Resort as one of the best meeting sites in the East.
Samoset Resort, Rockport ME
The Samoset Resort is one of the premier Maine hotels, a destination for generations of families, many of who return year after year. The 1902 landmark Maine hotel sits on 230 waterfront acres at the edge of Penobscot Bay. Nestled between cosmopolitan Rockland and scenic Camden, the Samoset Resort boasts an 18-hole championship PGA golf course, widely acclaimed as one of the top courses in America.
All of the Samoset's 178 guest rooms are luxurious retreats, each offering a private balcony or terrace overlooking the ocean or golf course. For a unique hideaway at the ocean’s edge, the Samoset has the dramatic Flume Cottage, a two-bedroom bungalow just off the 15th fairway. The Samoset Resortl offers wonderful guest amenities, including a state-of-the-art health club, indoor and outdoor heated pools, tennis and basketball, and wireless Internet connection throughout the resort. This legendary Maine hotel has just added a new 200,000-gallon designer swimming pool with sweeping views of the Atlantic and historic Rockland Breakwater.
Located on the hillside overlooking the ocean, the Samoset Resort's free form pool has ample seating on a multi-tiered deck. Among renowned Maine hotels, the Samoset provides a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group outing. For dining, guests at the Samoset turn to the culinary inspirations of La Bella Vita Ristorante, Enoteca Lounge, the Splash Pool Bar, and the Clubhouse Grille. For a Maine vacation stay to remember, choose from one of the Samoset’s wide variety of vacation packages, including golf, romance, dining, spa and holiday.
For over a century, The Samoset Resort has been considered the premier coastal resort location in Maine, renowned for spectacular and expansive views of Penobscot Bay and distant islands, with the soft Camden Hills rising to the east, and the spacious grounds of Jameson Point to the west. The Samoset Resort's history is full of people having come to Maine specifically to enjoy the beauty of the Maine coast.
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220 Warrenton Street
Samoset Resort 2011 Lodging Rates
|Guest Rooms & Suites (178)||Flume Cottage||Timeshare Condo Rentals (72)|
|$159-$620||Call for Seasonal Rate||Call for Weekly Seasonal Rates|
Rooms are based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and are subject to State and Local Taxes.
The Samoset does accept pets.
Hotel guests, notification of cancellation must be received at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one night's lodging and tax or package rate. Condominium rental guests, notification of cancellation must be received 7 days prior to scheduled arrival to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one night's lodging and tax. Please note that checking out prior to scheduled date will incur a $100 fee.
Check in time is after 3 p.m. Although availability of rooms is not assured prior to 3 p.m., we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Check out time is 4 p.m.
Samoset Resort Accommodations
The Samoset offers four types of guest accommodations; hotel guest rooms and suites, luxurious guest cottages, the Flume Cottage and Timeshare condominium rentals.
Guest Rooms & Suites
All existing 178 hotel rooms and suites at the Samoset feature complimentary wireless internet, king or queen beds, voicemail, coffee makers, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers and luxury amenity products. Each guest room has either a private balcony or terrace overlooking the ocean, outdoor pool and lush gardens or our awarding winning golf course—the perfect accommodations for a quiet moment, a cozy interlude or an evening cocktail. Sleep in and allow room service to deliver a sumptuous breakfast or relax after a great day of golf, tennis or sightseeing and enjoy a relaxing dinner on your private balcony or terrace.
All guest rooms feature: 32" LCD Flat Screen TVs, granite vanities, luxurious down bedding, marble top mahogany furniture, lighted make-up mirrors, decorative framed bathroom mirrors, upscale fixtures, rich moldings, deluxe lighting, and lavish window treatments.
We are excited to announce that The Flume Cottage is now completely refurbished in 2010! All new windows and treatments, hardwood flooring, cherry kitchen cabinets, see- through glass railings on the deck overlooking the ocean, radiant heat flooring in bathrooms, new furniture, fresh paint, bathroom make overs, new decorations and artwork, rich moldings, new doors and more.
For the experience of a lifetime stay in the exclusive Flume Cottage, built out over the ocean and offering a unique hideaway with spectacular views from every window. The 1500 sq. ft. highly praised Flume Cottage is, quite literally, on the ocean and is located adjacent to the Samoset's fifteenth fairway. It can accommodate up to four people, each of the two guest rooms feature a king size bed with the master bedroom featuring it's own a private bath. The Flume Cottage offers a spacious open dining room, full kitchen, wireless internet, gas fireplace and a large deck with a gas grill, hot tub and seating. Enjoy the naturally cooling ocean breezes of Penobscot Bay as air conditioning is not available in this unique location. Take pleasure in a complimentary breakfast basket filled with freshly baked muffins, orange juice & other bakery specialties delivered to your front door each morning with a newspaper. While the Flume Cottage offers all the privacy of a secluded ocean front cottage, its guests can enjoy all the amenities available to all Samoset guest's and the exclusive use of a four passenger golf cart.. Whether planning your honeymoon, anniversary, a romantic getaway or just a weekend away to the rocky ocean coast of Maine , the Flume Cottage is the perfect place to stay.
The Samoset offers 72 Interval International and RCI Gold Crown award-winning timeshare units, all with private balconies or patios and spectacular ocean views. Sixty-one one-bedroom units feature a kitchen area with microwave oven, dining/living area with queen sofa bed, master suite and full bathroom. Some units feature a whirlpool. Maximum occupancy 4 people. Eleven two-bedroom ocean view units feature a kitchen area with microwave oven, dining/living area with queen sofa bed, master suite and bathroom with a whirlpool. Second bedroom includes two twin beds and bathroom. Maximum occupancy 6 people. Rentals available year round. AAA discount does not apply.
New Guest Cottages
Three new luxurious guest cottages overlooking the Atlantic’s Penobscot Bay and situated in a serene setting overlooking Samoset’s signature golf holes and Breakwater Lighthouse. The cottages are designed for the sophisticated traveler who demand the very best in accommodations. Every detail of the cottages captures the tranquility and charm of coastal Maine.
We are very excited about naming the three new Samoset Guest Cottages to join the Flume Cottage. They are aptly named Wind Drift, Spring Tide and Sea Spray. Together, they form a collection of private, luxury guest cottages offering stunning views of Penobscot Bay and Breakwater Lighthouse. There are two 1 bedroom units, that sleeps two adults, @ 804 sq ft plus a porch of 168 sq. ft. for a total of 972 sq. ft. The one 2 bedroom unit, that sleeps four adults, is 1,046 sq. ft. plus a porch of 160 sq ft for a total of 1,206 sq. ft. Each cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, central air, stackable washer/dryer, gas fireplace, radiant bathroom heated floors, screened in porches, cherry kitchen cabinets and granite counters, Ipod docking stations, gas fireplaces, stackable washer/dryer, flat screen televisions in both the bedroom and living room, under the counter refrigerator, dishwasher, Jenn Air stove, luxurious king-sized beds and hardwood floors.
Samoset Resort Amenities
Amenities icons represent services and features provided by the hotel property. Some amenities such as dvd players and pet allowance may be available on a limited basis or only offered in certain room types. You should always check with the hotel's front desk to confirm the availability of a specific amenity, feature or service.
The Spa at the Samoset
Our new Spa features four luxuriously-appointed treatment rooms. Experience the care and service of professionals who are experts in nurturing your body and revitalizing your spirit. Enlighten your senses with an eclectic array of services to balance and restore your mind, body and spirit. Surround yourself with nature’s beauty and re-awaken your sense of health and well-being.
|New Day Spa||Fitness center|
|Offers member discounts||Indoor pool|
|Handicap accessible features||Outdoor pool|
|Family friendly facility||Hot tub/jacuzzi|
|Group bookings available||Sauna|
|Restaurant dining on premises||Tennis|
|Air conditioning in room||Outdoor games available|
|Cable TV||Business center|
|Free local phone service||WIFI internet access|
|Coffeemaker in room||Non-smoking rooms|
|Hair dryer||Free on-site parking|
|Iron||24 hour check-in|
Dining at the Samoset Resort
The Samoset offers four different onsite dining options; La Bella Vita, Enoteca lounge, the Clubhouse Grille, and the Spanish Pool Bar. La Bella Vita is an Italian Restaurant designed around the theme of an authentic Italian town square with distinguished dining areas that overlook the Italian piazza (Public Square) and mercato (Market). Enoteca Lounge is modeled on the local urban Italian wine shop where one can find simple foods to accompany the wines served there. The Splash Pool Bar offers lighter fare and a variety of favorite libations on its outside deck for hours soaking up the sun and savoring the sea air. To round out your dining pleasure, indulge in a championship golf course view at the Clubhouse Grille.
La Bella Vita Ristorante
For Italians, food is life. And life is food. Whenever families and friends gather to eat, the conversation centers on food, local cooking and the warmth of the dinner table. At La Bella Vita we celebrate that passion for the good life and good food. As they do in Italy, we use only the freshest ingredients - with an emphasis on garden-grown vegetables and healthy olive oil - to prepare the same wonderfully flavorful centuries old dishes only Italians can make. You don’t have to live in Italy to live like an Italian. Just experience La Bella Vita and you’ll enjoy the passion for the good life. Buon Appetito!
The new culinary experience, La Bella Vita, will be approachable, intimate and engaging, referencing
Trattorias surrounding the Piazzas of Italy. The interior design will complement the artful manner
in which the food is prepared and served at the Antipasto Bar and Marketplace. The rustic finishes
and textural materials will be genuine elements most commonly found in domestic Italian kitchens,
such as marble, wood, copper and iron.
Lighting and decorative fixtures will be strategically placed to enhance the food and create an intimate
atmosphere; subtly illuminating the diverse dining areas.
The color palate of the interior and patterns of the carpets and fabrics will be derived from both the
food and the rich Italian history. The luminous colors of the ocean provide an additional dimension
to the dining experience at Bella Vita.
Splash Pool Bar
Located next to our new outdoor heated zero-entry, free form pool with sweeping views of the Atlantic lies the new Splash Pool Bar. Colorful seasonal blooms, lighter fare and your favorite libations make it easy to linger longer on the deck for hours soaking up the sun and savoring the sea air. Casual Dress.
Open Daily – Weather Permitting. Check with the restaurant to confirm operating hours during the off-season.
Splash Pool Bar will be closing for the season on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.
Thank you for a great season and we'll see you next year!
La Bella Vita is an Italian Restaurant designed around the theme of an authentic Italian town square with distinguished dining areas that overlook the Italian piazza (Public Square) and mercato (Market). Each area is individually designed and contributes to the warmth and unique Italian atmosphere. Upon entering La Bella Vita’s vibrant world, guests are drawn into the convivial Italian inspired bar area following the footprint of the local urban Italian wine shop (Enoteca). A term commonly used in Italy to refer to a place where one can find simple foods to accompany the wines served there.
A live action antipasto bar, pizziolas and wood fired oven set the theatrical culinary stage in the Italian Piazza… centered between the Enoteca Lounge and main dining room it focuses on the diverse flavors and soul of an Italian Salumeria. It provides the perfect place where guests can linger over small plates of antipasti and wine.
Opposite the antipasto bar is a lounge area with living room style seating, cozy fireplace, communal wine-tasting tables and a wall of etched glass featuring an ample stock of wine peaking through dimly lit glass cabinets. The walls at the other end of the lounge are covered with giant floor to ceiling slabs of slate, a place where daily specials are chalked up for everyone to see between large Italian wall murals.
Beyond the eye catching Enoteca lounge and bustle of the antipasto bar one enters into the comparative calm of the main dining room and outside terrace that both provide a serene setting for superior dining. This area is flanked on one side by a private dining room that is enclosed with floor to ceiling glass etched with hand-written Italian translations like; Famiglia (family), Recordi (memories), Cucina (food), and Vini Rossi (red wine), rustic farm table, and wine display. This area provides for a visual but quite retreat for a special family gathering. At the far end of the main dining room is the mercato (Italian Market) that bustles with excitement and culinary abundance by morning and on special occasions. On the other end of the dining room is another private dining room featuring a rustic wood planked table, wine display, Italian wall mural and spectacular ocean views. The exterior patio terrace is a place for both serene contemplation as well as a vantage point to survey and celebrate the spectacular views. That patio embraces a contemporary lifestyle with a modern fire-pit, a favorite spot for summer dining or a light bite. Field stone retaining walls create a transition from the patio and the working herb gardens to the expansive grounds and ocean beyond.
The Clubhouse Grille overlooks the Samoset Resort's 18-hole championship golf course. The Clubhouse Grille offers a variety of signature dishes including light lunches and full bar service. The Clubhouse Grille offers inside seating featuring a 50 inch flat screen TV and outside seating on the restaurant's covered porch from late spring to early fall weather permitting.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Full bar 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Check with the restaurant to confirm operating hours during the off-season.
Samoset Resort Golf
Begin your golf vacation with a course offering breathtaking ocean vistas and complete your round on one of the most challenging finishing holes in New England. With the completion of our 474 yard, par four 18th the Samoset Resort continues to be ranked one of New England's premier resort golf destinations. In 2002, the Samoset Resort Golf Club celebrated 100 years of golf.
Samoset's 18-hole championship golf course will delight both the serious and recreational player. The course meanders along the coast and through the woods, boasting seven oceanside holes and ocean vistas from 14 holes. The golf complex includes a clubhouse with an indoor/outdoor grille, golf range, practice green, short game facility with bunkers and private or group instruction.
Designed by Robert Elder in 1902, Samoset Resort celebrated its centennial year in 2002. The course features some of the most spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, with a granite seawall separating the golfer from the Atlantic Ocean. Samoset Resort was also a qualifying event on the former Nike Tour. Recent upgrades by Maine architect Bradley Booth have strengthened the resort's reputation of having a premier championship layout.
In addition to the newer 18th, the par-five 4th, Samoset's legendary signature hole that plays alongside Penobscot Bay, has undergone extensive enhancements to the green and surrounding area. The hole now boasts an impressive stone seawall that encompasses the contoured green with added bunkers and elevation. Coupled with the redesigned 185-yard par-three 5th hole (formally a par-four), featuring a demanding uphill slope and a tee box located directly above the seawall on Penobscot Bay, playing to a heavily bunkered bank to front sloping green, the golf course has certainly increased its ability to challenge golfers.
Samoset Resort Location & Directions
From Boston, MA: (3.5 hours)
Proceed north on I-95. Take slight right exit I-295 N, signs for Portland. (Partial toll road). Go 28 miles to exit 28 for Coastal Rte/US-1 toward Bath and Brunswick. (Follow directions below)
From Portland, ME: (1.75 hours)
Take I-295N. Go 26 miles. Take exit 28 for Coastal Rte/US-1 toward Bath and Brunswick. Merge onto US-1 and follow US-1 for approximately 49 miles.
Follow Rt. 1 north though Rockland down Main Street. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right at lights by Littlefield Baptist Church on Waldo Avenue. Samoset Resort entrance is ½ mile on right
95 North to Gardiner exit 102. Turn LEFT onto Rt 126 (Lewiston Rd), follow Rt 126. Turn LEFT on Rt 201 (Maine Ave). Turn RIGHT onto bridge, turn RIGHT onto Water Street. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto Rt 226, continue to follow Rt 226. Turn RIGHT onto Rt 17. Continue to follow Rt 17 Turn LEFT on Rt. 90 (West Rockport) and follow until it reconnects with Rt. 1. Turn RIGHT at this light onto Rt. 1 south. At this point you are 4 miles north of the Samoset. Follow Rt. 1 south, At the fifth light turn LEFT onto Waldo Avenue, you will pass Home Depot on the right and Walmart on the left. (Tim Horton’s is on the right at the fifth light) The Samoset entrance road is ½ mile down Waldo Avenue on the RIGHT.
From Augusta, ME: (45 mins.)
Route 17 East approx. 41 miles, when Route 17 meets Route 1 turn left (McDonald's on left), onto Route 1 North. 1/3 mile down turn right at the light onto Waldo Avenue (Littlefield Baptist Church) 1/2 mile on Waldo Avenue to the Samoset Resort entrance.
From Bangor, ME: (75 mins.)
Route 1A South to Route 1 South through Belfast and Camden, 7 miles beyond Camden and 1 mile beyond Penobscot Bay Medical Center, turn left onto Warrenton Street just past the Glen Cove Rest Area, 1 mile on Warrenton Street to the Samoset Resort entrance.
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