Samoset Resort Maine: Luxury on West Penobscot Bay

Samoset Resort Maine

Samoset Resort

Samoset Resort Maine in Rockport is the quintessential coastal luxury space you have been looking for. The rugged coastline in which Samoset Resort is perched atop over 230 acres, offers perfect views of West Penobscot Bay, Samoset Golf Course and Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.

This seaside elegant resort offers guest rooms and suites with thoughtful New England decor; but most importantly, the hotel rooms are being renovated and will be offering guests a more upscale contemporary look when they are finished. Because of the resorts location on the water, every view is stunning.

Samoset Resort Maine

Samoset Resort Grounds

During my short, but sweet stay, I had a chance to discover the golf course, dine at the hotel, take in the views, and sleep on one of the most comfortable beds. No trip up the coast would be complete without staying at the Samoset Resort Maine and I say this because I have stayed here.

Samoset Resort Maine

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

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Resort Overview – retrieved from Samoset Resort

When you arrive at the resort in the main drive, the gracious hosts are there to greet you, take your luggage should you need help and valet park your car if you would like. When you walk into the lobby, not only do the high ceilings catch your attention, but the windows that glare right out to the water beyond the golf course. Checking in is a breeze and the staff is extremely friendly and willing to answer all your questions because they want you to have the best experience at Samoset Resort Maine.

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Samoset Resort Lobby – retrieved from Samoset Resort

Samoset Resort Maine Guestrooms:

The Samoset Resort offers its guests 178 guest rooms across multiple categories to choose from. I would recommend selecting a room with the gorgeous view of West Penobscot Bay and the grandeur of the Samoset Golf Course. The accommodations are being updated and will exude that coastal Maine design while remaining contemporary and luxurious. Thoughtful attention was given to the rooms down to the small details.

In the headboards you can see rowing paddles make up the wood work and sailing pictures are displayed. All the crisp white and variations of blue complete the decor.

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Samoset Resort New Model Room

Room Amenities: 

  • 363 – 418 Sq. Ft. + deck
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Down bedding
  • 50″ TV
  • iHome Radio
  • Coffee station with fridge
  • Luxurious bath amenities by NEST
  • Separate sink and bathroom
  • Work station
  • Climate control
Samoset Resort Maine

Samoset Resort Model Room

Samoset Resort Maine Dining:

Finding good food and drinks wont be hard to come by at Samoset Resort Maine. With three restaurants, a pool bar and in-room dining, you are sure to find something scrumptious in the resorts offerings. Even more so in the in-room dining options, in my opinion. In-room dining can be hit or miss because it has to be covered and delivered and can often times we cold. Not this time. The food was perfect!

During my stay at Samoset Resort Maine, my favorite meal was through in-room dining. Breakfast is the best meal of the day and Samoset Resort has so many delicious options to choose from! In addition, the food came gorgeously prepared and quickly. Bacon is one of my favorite foods and I order it nearly everywhere. Samoset Resort Maine delivered perfect bacon and I could not have been happier. Amy and I tried a variety of foods including: bacon, pancakes, oatmeal, cappuccinos, fresh fruit, and a passion fruit smoothie. The passion fruit smoothie and bacon were the best and highly recommendable.

Samoset Resort Maine

In-room Breakfast

La Bella Vita is an authentic Italian restaurant on site at Samoset Resort Maine and is located on the lower level right past the lobby. You can smell the fresh herbs (the resort has an herb garden) and pizza when you walk in because there’s a chef preparing food in the center of the restaurant in the pizza kitchen. La Bella Vita is open for three meals a day and offers indoor and outdoor seating. I dined in for lunch and ordered the locally harvested vegetables. This sandwich was served on a ciabatta bread and loaded with goat cheese while also served with Tuscan fries.

Samoset Resort Maine

Locally Harvested Vegetables

Late one night we ordered room service again and got a blueberry pie and bruschetta. I cannot rave enough about the food. Personally, I think food can make or break a trip. If you do food well, you keep people happy and full. Samoset Resort Maine does just that.

Samoset Resort Maine

Blueberry Pie

Samoset Resort also has a Enoteca Lounge, The Clubhouse Grill and Splash Pool Bar for guests to enjoy. Bare in mind that as the season winds down the pool will close as will the golf course, so their respective dining venues will as well.

Samoset Resort Maine Activities:


One of the main attractions to this luxury seaside resort is the award winning 18 hole Samoset Golf Course. If you are planning to play the course, it is recommended you book in advance. The greens are perfectly manicured and the course is gorgeous. Many of the holes are along the coast giving you sweeping views of West Penobscot Bay.

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Samoset Golf Course

Samoset Resort Maine

Samoset Golf Course

Samoset Resort Maine

Views From the Golf Course

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1st tee

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Coastline Views

The 200,000 gallon zero entry swimming pool is a beacon of summer at the resort overlooking the Bay. With the zero entry feature of the pool, it is easy for anyone to walk into the pool to which depth they prefer. Because of this set-up, you do not have to use stairs or a ladder to get in and out if you do not want to.

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Samoset Resort Zero Entry Pool – retrieved from Samoset Resort

  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Pickle Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Shuffleboard
  • Croquet
  • Corn Hole
  • Playground


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Samoset Resort Lobby Fire – retrieved from Samoset Resort

If you plan to visit during the gorgeous winter months the activities available to you will be different. For example, the Samoset Golf Course and out door pool will be closed. However, there is still a plethora of things to do at Samoset for its guests. Visiting during the winter will be an entirely new experience as the Bay will be cold, if not frozen and there will be snow. The resort has appropriate activities for the shift in weather and your luxury experience will be just that.

  • Indoor pool
  • Glacier Ice Bar and Lounge
  • Cross country skiiing
  • Evening fire pits
  • Spa

Area Add-Ons:

If you are already in the area and staying at the hotel, it would be great to add a Maine Windjammer Cruise to your trip. This gives you a chance to see Maine from the sea and have a new experience. I loved my windjammer cruise and thought it completed my trip while in Maine. I am recommending this add on because I genuinely believe my tripp would not have been complete without it.

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Maine Windjammer Cruise Sunrise

Overall Review of Samoset Resort Maine:

This trip to Maine would not have been the same without a stay at Samoset Resort Maine. Every hotel stay is unique in its own way and as a result each experience differs person to person. I thoroughly enjoyed the property and its offerings and highly recommend it to anyone visiting.

I think Maine has a lot to offer its visitors and staying at Samoset Resort Maine is a great place to start your trip.

Additional Information:

  • Address: 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856
  • Phone: (207) 594-2511
  • Distance from Knox County Regional Airport: ~15 minutes
  • Distance from Portland International Jetport: ~ 2 hours
  • Valet parking available
  • Spa menu –> here
  • There is a gift shop in the lobby with gifts, drinks and snacks available
  • Room service is not available 24 hours a day at Samoset Resort Maine. If you are a late snacker, bring food and store it in your fridge or grab non perishables.

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Samoset Resort Maine is located in the beautiful coastal town of Rockport, ME. This luxury hotel is spread out on over 230 acres of land with sweeping views of West Penobscot Bay Samoset Resort Maine is located in the beautiful coastal town of Rockport, ME. This luxury hotel is spread out on over 230 acres of land with sweeping views of West Penobscot Bay














Disclaimer: I was hosted by Samoset Resort, but as always, opinions are entirely my own. 


1 Comment

  1. September 2, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Beautiful Nicki. I just love the New England feel; especially by the water. We are doing a 2 week house sit in Norwalk now. A few minutes away from the many inlets worming its way in from the Long Island Sound. Fabulous region of the country. Tweeted for you.


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