COVID-19 Update: June 26, 2020

We opened our doors on Thursday and are celebrating our 91st season of Pure Maine Hospitality.  We’re ready to serve you as we always have – our team is excited to do what we do best.

Yes, you will notice some changes in how we operate, but you will also notice that we are still Sebasco – where we can continue to provide a safe a memorable experience for your family.

We can now welcome all guests beginning June 26 and hope you can join us in 2020!  Please enjoy my last weekly video message but we will still be keeping in touch.

With Appreciation,
Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

COVID-19 Update: November 25, 2021

Dear Sebasco Family and Friends,

Family is everything to us – and we know it is to you as well.  We are thankful for those who bring joy to our lives and we hope that joy is felt throughout your Thanksgiving holiday.

Below is our video message and we hope you are excited to return to Sebasco for our 93rd season!

Happy Thanksgiving and stay well,

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: October 17, 2021

Dear Sebasco Friends and Family,

Season 92 is officially in the books.  We can’t thank our guests, hospitality team and community enough for the continued support!

We all faced another challenging season, but providing Sebasco hospitality was the key to success, as we welcomed back so many old friends, and, of course, made a whole bunch of new friends.  We are forever grateful to you for staying with us this season and are already planning for another banner year in 2022!

Thank you,
Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: September 6, 2021

Dear Sebasco Friends and Family,

Our Labor Day message is simple – thank you to our team for being here to make the guest stay exceptional!

And, of course, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our guests, neighbors and friends as we navigated the ever-changing landscape while providing new amenities, upgrades and features to your vacation experience.   We hope to see you this fall!

Thank you for your support,
Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2021

Dear Sebasco Friends and Family,

Summer’s here and there’s so much to talk about…

…and I mean SO MUCH, even for me. We are so eager to show off all the improvements we made over the winter. You’re going to love us more than ever. Have a great Memorial Day weekend and make your plans to join us soon!

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: May 8, 2021

Dear Sebasco Friends and Family,

We’ve put in $3,000,000 of upgrades in the past two years and are excited to share it with you this season. While we’re filling up fast for the high summer season, we still have plenty of space for you early on. Maine is one of the safest states in the country, and we’re opening up to visitors who are longing for some fresh air, wide open spaces, and a relaxing getaway.

See you soon,

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: March 30, 2021

Dear Sebasco Friends and Family,

As April nears, our hospitality team is anxiously awaiting your grand return – it’s your time to relax, reunite and gather at Sebasco once again.  The pandemic hasn’t slowed us down as we continue to improve our accommodations, amenities and other areas that may not be as visible but as necessary to your comfort and safety.

Enjoy my Spring video message and we hope you are excited as we are for the upcoming season!

Happy Spring and Stay Well,

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: November 24, 2020

Family is everything to us – and we know it is to you as well. As we continue to navigate these crazy times, let all of us be thankful for those who bring joy to our lives. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and please know that we can’t wait to see you during our 2021 season.

Enjoy the video message and we hope you are excited for this new surprise!

Happy Thanksgiving and Stay Well,

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

COVID-19 Update: October 18, 2020

As our last guests of the season leave today, we can’t help to remember all the great moments of 2020! Yes, it was different, challenging and crazy – but many of our guests returned to support us and we made so many new friends! We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021 – which will be our 92nd season!

And the end of this season wouldn’t be complete without another message from our Lighthouse Keeper! We look forward to staying in touch over the winter months and hope all of you stay safe and healthy.

With Appreciation,

Bob Smith

Lighthouse Keeper

 

We also encourage you to follow us on Instagram @sebascoharbor if you need a moment of armchair escapism to the beautiful coast of Maine – we will be posting videos and photos daily.   And we will be staying in touch weekly by email as we work our way together through these challenging times.

COVID-19 Update: September 25, 2020

As we celebrate the traditional end of summer on this special day, here’s a tribute to our team.

Labor Day honors the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Melissa, Michael and I are so proud of everyone working here and the wonderful attitudes maintained despite countless hours of overtime during a difficult time in all of our lives. We will be forever grateful to this incredible team of hospitality professionals that show up each and every day to make your stay memorable.

Please enjoy the smiles!

With Appreciation,
Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: March 26, 2020

We are all in this together. How many times have we heard or said that phrase in the last week?  It rings very true for us here in Maine, and we are thinking of all our extended Sebasco family of guests: even from afar our connection has never felt deeper.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and at a time of deep uncertainty for everyone, our family at Sebasco wishes to give you some peace of mind. Firstly, some transparency: we are in a unique situation as a seasonal resort, currently closed and, like the rest of you, taking it day by day. We are not scheduled to re-open until May 15th, and while that is likely to change, we have little choice but to wait for a few weeks to make that call.

If you have a reservation already booked with us for May, we have generous and flexible options available should they be needed. Please call us to discuss,  866-389-2072.  If your reservations with us are for June or later this summer, please don’t worry.   We will adjust your dates if it becomes necessary.  And we will fully refund any deposits, without any fees, if you do need to cancel.  Once it becomes safe to gather again, I can’t think of a better place than Sebasco.

And if you’re receiving this email, lest we forget what brought us together to begin with: a wonderful vacation in Maine. Better days are surely ahead, and we want to remind you of the rest, relaxation and beauty of Sebasco in our little corner of the world. As such, we will have a LIVE WEBCAM for “Sunsets at Sebasco” beginning Friday, March 27th so that you can take a moment each day and watch the sunset on beautiful Sebasco Harbor.

We also encourage you to follow us on Instagram @sebascoharbor if you need a moment of armchair escapism to the beautiful coast of Maine – we will be posting videos and photos daily.   And we will be staying in touch weekly by email as we work our way together through these challenging times.

Keeping You Safe

These are historically new times and we have adjusted to what will be the new normal, creating new standards of sanitation and cleaning that will remain in place moving forward.  We are taking all steps necessary to keep both our guests and our staff safe from COVID -19.

We want to enjoy all the wonderful things Sebasco has to offer without any concern for your family’s safety.  The beauty of Maine and our great outdoors has never been more in focus than now.    The warmth of the hospitality we have been providing for 90 years will not change.  We promise broad smiles will still be there, even behind a mask.  We will have to put the hugs, the handshakes and even the high fives on hold for a while.  That won’t be easy for us but let us hope that will be temporary.

Moving forward, this summarizes our standards for 2020.

  • Guests may Pre-Register and get all their information and keys without coming to the desk.  Just call when you arrive, and we will meet you outside of the registration area.  If you want to come in, that area will be used exclusively for guests and front desk staff and fully sanitized with the proper barriers and shielding between you and us.
  • Properly spaced, in restaurant dining will still be available, but we have expanded outdoor seating around the entire campus and can arrange for meals to be delivered to you if needed.
  • Distancing Guidelines will be defined for seating at the pool, outdoor patios and decks, and all around our wide-open spaces

We remain committed to the highest standards of personalized service.  We have adopted and, in many cases exceeded, protocols set by the CDC, both nationally and in Maine,  and are using the Stay Safe Initiative developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, working with all of the major chains and independent resorts around the country.   Please feel free to explore the links below for the details of our programs.

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

For Those Visiting from Out of State

COVID-19 Update: May 29, 2020

June is just around the corner and we are gearing up to welcome everyone back to Sebasco – where there is no shortage of space, smiles and fresh air. Our trails are progressing at a fast pace and our 450 acres are calling out for outdoor enjoyment.

And wait until you see the special guest that’s going to let you in on another special surprise for our 91st season!

Thanks again for sticking with us,

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

COVID-19 Update: May 23, 2020

Memorial weekend is upon us and the weather is perfect for hosting our guests. We have to wait just a bit longer though and know you will appreciate the ‘wait’.

We are still very busy getting ready with all of our property upgrades that we know you will enjoy when you return – we’re getting closer!

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

COVID-19 Update: May 16, 2020

If you’re getting tired of working from home, why not come here and work from home-away-from-home? Or maybe you’re just looking for a change of scenery. You know we’ve got scenery and lots of it!

It’s time to start planning your visit to Sebasco. It’s safe, beautiful, and with 450 acres, there’s plenty of space for social distance.

Enjoy this week’s video message, and then give us a call. We’ll help you figure something out.

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

COVID-19 Update: May 9, 2020

As many of you are enjoying special time with your families and loved ones, we continue to move forward with our grand welcoming plans when you are ready to return to Sebasco.

Enjoy this week’s video message and a Happy Mother’s Day to all those incredible Moms that have always been there for us!

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

 

COVID-19 Update: April 18, 2020

First the bad news, we’re going to open a little later this year. Now the good news. That gives us all the more time to do some spectacular new improvements before you come this year. Stay tuned.  You won’t believe the surprises at Sebasco.

Enjoy this week’s video message and a look at the live Amazing Lambcam from our friends at the Chewonki Foundation.

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper

“Sebasco – My Home Away From Home”

We hope you’re staying safe and we wish you and all of your loved ones the best, during these times.

Everyone here at Sebasco is still working hard to get ready for the summer, although most of us are working from our homes. Those that are working at the resort are keeping their distance and staying safe.

We said we would keep communicating and let you know how we’re doing. We hope you’ll find this week’s message from the Saltwater Hillbilly entertaining but sincere. Please enjoy the video and staying connected with us in a very positive way. We can’t wait to see you all this season, even if it might be a little later than some have planned.

And remember, cherish those Sebasco Harbor sunsets via our LIVE Lighthouse Cam as well as staying in touch via our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Bob Smith
Lighthouse Keeper