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.
On-Site Activities & Amenities
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a painting is truly priceless—especially when you create the painting yourself under the instruction of our Artist in Residence. What better way to remember your visit to Southwest Harbor than a work of art of your own creation?
Game Night at The Croquet Club
From chess tournaments to bingo, Tuesday nights at The Claremont Hotel are all about matching wits and friendly competition. Each week, our Game Master selects a game for our guests to play at The Croquet Club. Prizes are available on select weeks, and we offer special contests for kids ages 12-17.
Celestial Lawn Parties
These breezy adult-only affairs featuring live music, light bites, 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. Each event features a unique specialty cocktail along with a local Maine beer or spirit you’re sure to love. Tickets include two complimentary specialty cocktails and are $50.
July 10 – New Moon | July 24 – Full Moon
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? Whether for a swim or to simply admire the panoramic view of Acadia National Park’s stunning mountains, next-level relaxation awaits.
Botanica Spa | Opening July 1
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.
Discover an even deeper appreciation for our breathtaking perennial gardens with a guided tour led by the gardener who tends them. You’ll learn all about optimal plant selection and placement as well as proper care and maintenance while getting an up close and personal look at how our gardener handles the challenges of coastal weather.
Punch Bowl Parties
Get to know your fellow guests (and a few special guests we invite throughout the season) over complimentary cocktails served from traditional punch bowls every Wednesday at 5pm. There’s no better way to unwind after an eventful day and prepare for the night ahead.
Every Monday night we feature a different classic movie from summers past in our cozy yet spacious game room, The Croquet Club. Enjoy free popcorn all night long as well as beer, wine, and cocktails at Harry’s pop-up bar.
Yoga on the Lawn
Start your day with focus, energy and gratitude as the sun advances over our lawn and Somes Sound sparkles in the morning light. Weather permitting, these 30-minute courses begin at 8am and are enjoyable for yoga practitioners of all experience levels. Schedule updated weekly.
Croquet Club Family 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 Apples to Apples to Zeus on the Loose, we have dozens of card, dice, and classic board games to choose from in a comfortable yet elegant space.
Golf Cart Rentals
Explore our corner of Southwest Harbor in total comfort and ease. We have golf carts available for rent by the hour, by the day, or for the duration of your stay.
Lovingly tended by our Head Gardener as a source of the freshest produce possible for our restaurants and fresh flowers for our Historic Main Inn, 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 reception 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. We also have relationships with a host of local marina service providers.
Croquet Court & Lessons
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. We invite you to experience the exhilaration and satisfaction of this regal game by learning from local croquet masters.
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.
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.
As our guest, you’ll have access to exclusive boating excursions departing from our private dock.
Dinner Boat Excursions
For a dining experience like no other, take our dinner boat excursion and enjoy an exclusive culinary experience that is a vacation unto itself.
No visit to Acadia is complete without a boating excursion. That’s why we’re proud to offer sunset cruises and Acadia boat tours that depart daily from our private dock.
Full Moon Cruise
Step aboard the spacious and luxurious The Liberty for an unforgettable evening of stargazing and socializing under the light of the full moon. The Liberty is a 47’ trawler flybridge sedan offering first-class comfort.
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.