Activities & Amenities
Tucked away in elegant Southwest Harbor, The Claremont Hotel is close to all of Acadia’s best attractions. Of course, with so many on-site amenities, services and dining options, it’s entirely possible to enjoy a perfect vacation without ever leaving our waterfront property. We’ve carefully designed every common area in our Main Hotel and every outdoor seating area, including our numerous decks and porches, to take advantage of our spectacular view of Somes Sound and Acadia National Park. This majestic backdrop combined with our attention to detail at every point of your stay creates a vacation experience like no other.
Celestial Cocktail Parties
These breezy affairs, featuring live music, light dessert bites, a unique specialty cocktail, and cash bars, are worth planning your summer vacation around. Each party coincides with something special happening in the night sky to add even more excitement and intrigue.
August 12 – Perseids Meteor Shower | August 22 – Blue Moon
September 7 – New Moon | September 21 – Full Moon
What better way to spend a summer day than lounging by our heated pool overlooking Somes Sound? The social and visual hub of our majestic back lawn, this impeccably manicured area is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the body, mind, and soul. Whether for a swim or to simply admire the panoramic view of Acadia National Park’s stunning mountains, next-level relaxation awaits day or night.
Guests of The Claremont are invited to take a break from the sun without returning to your room in one of our luxurious cabanas. Featuring a day bed, two chaise lounges, and two beach chairs, you will enjoy a more private experience while taking in the spectacular view of Somes Sound.
HALF DAY: $150 includes towels, water, fruit plate
FULL DAY: $250 includes towels, fruit plate, water, 2 Ice Pops, 4 Canned Cocktails, and 2 Claremont Tumblers.
Reserve at the front desk.
Yoga & Pilates on the Lawn
Guests of The Claremont are invited to start their day with focus, energy, and gratitude as the sun advances over our lawn and Somes Sound sparkles in the morning light. Weather permitting, these 60-minute courses begin at 9am and are enjoyable for practitioners of all experience levels.
Monday & Wednesday: Mat Pilates (prop free)
Tuesday & Thursday, Friday & Saturday: All Levels Yoga
Explore our corner of Mount Desert Island at your leisure on one of our cruiser bikes. Southwest Harbor is home to some wonderful restaurants, delightful shops, and beautiful views that are even more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot for your car.
Music at the Croquet Club | Open to the Public
Don’t Miss Roberta Demuro performing live at 8pm each Saturday at The Claremont Croquet
Club. Imagine a powerhouse personality with an extensive song catalog and you get a rough
idea of the energy and fun Roberta brings to a room. “You name it, she can play it!”
Prepare your body and mind for an exceptional vacation experience with a relaxing massage, an invigorating reflexology session, or a soothing body treatment in one of our four massage rooms. Our skilled and experienced staff of massage therapists and aestheticians is at your service. Guests of The Claremont can make an appointment at the front desk or call 207-244-5036.
Music on the Porch
Every Thursday and Sunday, we welcome a local musician to take the stunning views on our
back porch to new levels. Every musician brings something different to The Claremont, but
the experience is always a delight for the ears as well as the soul.
For 43 years, The Claremont Hotel was home to The Claremont Classic, a spirited croquet tournament where players from all over the country squared off on our three on-site courts. This tradition lives on with a single court where the stakes aren’t nearly as high and the competition is decidedly less intense
No visit to Acadia is complete without getting out on the water. That’s why we’re proud to offer boating charters for you and 5 of your closest friends. Waters, soft drinks, and a fruit plate are included and food and drink packages can be purchased in advance of your trip. Be aware water may be choppy at times.
Somes Sound Cruise: 2 hours – $1,800
Lighthouse Cruise to Bass Harbor Headlight: 3 hours – $2,100
Otter Cliffs & Frenchman’s Bay Cruise: 4 hours – $2,500
Exclusively for guests of The Claremont. Stop by the front desk to book or call 207-244-5036. 100% deposit required with a 7-day cancelation policy.
Explore our corner of Southwest Harbor in total comfort and ease. Reserve one of our golf carts and enjoy a scenic drive around Southwest Harbor. The quiet side of Mount Desert Island is home to some wonderful restaurants, delightful shops and beautiful views.
Croquet Club Game Room
At the end of a busy day or when the weather isn’t cooperating, our expansive game room is a wonderful place to unwind and match wits. From Table Shuffleboard to Giant Scrabble, we have dozens of card, dice, and classic board games to choose from in a comfortable yet elegant space.
Lovingly tended by our Head Gardener as a source of the freshest produce possible for our restaurants and fresh flowers for our Historic Main Hotel, our on-site farm is a delightful place for an afternoon stroll. Here you’ll also find our Artist in Residence who conducts a variety of classes throughout the summer to indulge your creativity. Check with guest services to learn about the latest workshops, schedule a tour, or inquire about reserving our garden dining shed for celebrations or family gatherings of up to eight guests.
With thirty feet of depth at the mouth of Somes Sound and wide-open spaces throughout its five-mile length, the waters beyond our private dock are ideal for vessels of all sizes. Registered guests arriving by boat will have access to boat moorings for $45/night. Please note, the moorings do not include launch service, so guests will need their own dinghy to row to the dock.
We also have relationships with a host of local marina service providers.
Beadle & Soames Mercantile Gift Shop
From logo apparel and our signature soaps to our carefully selected assortment of amenities from local artisans, our on-site gift shop is the place to get a head start on holiday shopping or find the perfect thank you gift for your dog sitter.
Looking for a curated experience when planning your trip to Acadia? Your Maine Concierge will work with guests of The Claremont to create a personalized vacation itinerary when visiting Southwest Harbor, Maine. For more information, visit yourmaineconcierge.com
Explore Mount Desert Island
Where else can you spend the morning watching whales, the afternoon riding your bike in a national park, and the evening at the top of a mountain? Only on Mount Desert Island.