Lobster-loving kids and grown-ups can agree: Maine is made for families.
We see it in the excited eyes of children eating ice cream, reunited family members embracing at the doorstep of a rustic cottage, and cheerful attendants at a lively lobster bake. Whether your getaway is for three or thirty, find Vacationland inspiration for all ages with our five favorite features of a Maine family resort.
5 Things To Expect At A Maine Family Resort
1. All The Essentials For A Family Reunion
Before your “meet us in Maine!” invitation makes it all the way to your Aunt Sally twice-removed, make sure the reunion site has ample space and amenities for that lengthy guest list. We’ve got two full restaurants complete with a kids-eat-free family meal plan, widely-walkable resort grounds, and all-inclusive amenities that cater to the varied whims of an extended party.
2. Maine Cottages & Rooms Worthy Of Calling Home
Home is where the heart is, and families tend to have their hearts set on our coastal Maine cottages. In fact, we’ve met many that’ve come to call a specific cottage their bonafide home at Sebasco, returning year after year to the nook that they know best. For extended family reunions, larger family cottages like the Early Bird, Harborview, Shore Ledges, and Pine Crest cabins are usually at the top of the lodging list.
If a cottage doesn’t strike your fancy (perhaps Aunt Sally snores a little too loud), our Main Lodge is filled to the brim with spacious family rooms, so every member of your crew can enjoy a little elbow room.
3. An Array Of Aquatic Activities
We wouldn’t be doing Maine justice if we didn’t have a worthy way to splash for every member of the crew. We recommend paddling past rustic fishing villages on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and letting the kids set off on a swashbuckling voyage. For a sightseeing excursion, cruise along Casco Bay in style aboard the Ruth, our circa-1935 wooden tour boat. We also understand that the open seas aren’t for everyone — that’s when a refreshing dip in our saltwater pool becomes a family-wide hit.
4. Educational (And Actually Fun) Programs To Learn Maine
You can’t learn to drive by textbook alone, so why try to soak up seafaring fun facts in a classroom? It’s a much bigger blast at Camp Merritt, our summer day camp where kids can explore nearby Merritt Mountain, get up close and personal with sea creatures like crabs and starfish, and set off on adventurous scavenger hunts. Plus, while the kids are away, the adults can play — parents, when was the last time you grabbed a table for lunch for two?
5. A Surplus Of Spots To Reconvene
Let’s put it this way: if you don’t want plenty of ways to make family memories in Maine, you’d better find a different resort. Flip through our daily activity schedules for Maine-y events from tie-dye on our grassy lawns to ice cream-making lessons.
If you’ve got golfers in the group, they can catch up while swinging away on our nine-hole course while the kids are away at play (or bring them along and introduce them to the game on our putt-perfect practice hole). After a long day of Maine adventuring, reconvene as a family at our Quarterdeck Recreation Center for a night of friendly competition with candlepin bowling and ping-pong.
No matter how you choose to spend your time at our Maine family resort, inspire some Sebasco summer splendor with our Family Fun Package.