Craignair Inn is a beautiful waterfront property on Clark Cove built in 1928 to house the quarry workers. It was converted to an inn in 1947 and has been in operation since. There are 21 guest rooms, a 45 seat dining room and a gorgeous view. Close enough to Rockland for convenience, but remote enough for quiet relaxation.
a bit about the inn's business and reputation
- Rooms priced from $85-245 depending on the season and room
- Established relationships with a variety of caterers, florists, party rental vendors, musicians, and officiants for weddings. 90 guests can be hosted outside, and 45 inside. Could be more extensively advertised/could development elopement package
- Excellent good will among existing customer base, as evidenced by guest feedback on TripAdvisor, Facebook, booking.com and other reviews. Voted "Best Seaside Country Inn" by Yankee Magazine
- Highly loyal and engaged customer base with numerous repeat guests
- Contact list with thousands of previous guest emails set up for ease of communication of upcoming events/opening date, etc plus active presence on TripAdvisor, Instagram, Facebook
- Website utilizes a Squarespace template that’s easily edited – requires negligible technical skill to edit/maintain the site
- The Inn’s reputation has been built in large measure on the delicious and beautifully presented meals. Recipes and menus for breakfasts and dinner will be available for a buyer if requested
- Craignair Inn’s operational model focuses on delivering a superior guest experience New ownership will gain access to a high-functioning turnkey business including an organized and documented set of operational standards and practices including:
- Employee Policies, Housekeeping Procedures
- Video documentation of how to winterize the Annex Building and maintain the water system
- Preferred vendors (food ordering/delivery, appliance maintenance/repair, oil, plumbing, electrical, website, advertising, POS/merchant servicing etc.)
Private second floor owner's suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, breakfast nook, office/storage, plus large living room-a very comfortable space with breathtaking views. Direct access via stairwell a step from the OQ door to the kitchen
Set on a granite ledge rising from the sea and surrounded by flower gardens, the Craignair was built in 1928 to house workers from the nearby quarries. It was converted to an Inn in 1947 and little has changed here since the turn of the century. You can still feel the mood of a once lively and active working town. The union hall still stands as well as the old general store and post office. The chapel, where the stone-cutters and their families once worshiped, is now an annex to the Inn. Evidence of the quarry-workers' time is also portrayed in the beautiful granite causeway that stretches across the water to Clark Island, where a great quarry was once the center of this picturesque village. Clark Island granite was used in the construction of the central park bridges and gate houses, and in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, both in New York City, and the Library of Congress in Washington, just to name a few.
Craignair is 30 minutes to Camden; 20 to Rockland; 2 hrs 15 minutes to Bar Harbor; 1 1/2 hours to Portland; 1 hour to Bath; 2 hours to Kennebunkport and just 20 minutes to the Knox County Regional Airport, where in season, there are flights daily to/from Boston via Cape Air, a Jet Blue partner.