Claremont Gift Guide | The Best Experiential Gifts
2021 Claremont Gift Guide
At The Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, we pride ourselves on delivering extraordinary experiences in one of the most beautiful places in New England. For the ‘21 holiday season, we’ve created a list of VIP gift experiences inspired by our guests’ appreciation for creativity, uniqueness, luxury, and elegance. Book December 1 – December 23 by calling guest services at 207-244-5036.
ULTIMATE COUPLE’S NAUTICAL ESCAPE
$25,000 | 1 Available
Three nights’ luxury accommodations on the houseboat; boat butler on call for duration of stay, dinner for two from Little Fern delivered each night; couples massage on deck, sunset serenade, stocked pantry, bubbles and charcuterie, flowers, and bag of Claremont goodies.
For three incredible nights during the festive 4th of July holiday, you and your partner will be the FIRST to call Somes Sound home aboard The Claremont’s luxurious houseboat. Completely updated from stem to stern, this floating suite features a king-size bed, bathroom with shower and fully stocked kitchenette. Not that you’ll be doing any cooking—this gift includes a personal Boat Butler who will stock your cabinets with breakfast essentials and deliver your picnic lunch and spectacular dinner each day. Your Boat Butler will also light your gas firepit each night, schedule a massage for you and your mate on the upper deck, coordinate the timing of your sunset serenade, and fulfill any request you have during your stay. From the charcuterie board and bottle of bubbles waiting for you upon arrival to the departing care package filled with signature items from The Claremont’s gift shop, you and your guest will be lavished with luxurious amenities and unforgettable experiences.
Available July 2-5 or July 3-6 in the 2022 season
Murder Mystery Party at The Croquet Club
$2000 | 1 Available
With accommodations ranging from traditional guest rooms to three-bedroom houses, The Claremont is the perfect destination for family getaways, couples’ trips, and vacations with friends. This entertaining package is the perfect way to bring you and nine of your favorite traveling partners together for a night of mystery, intrigue, and unpredictable fun. As your guests enjoy a selection of appetizers, your personal Game Master will set the scene, provide helpful clues, and keep the game play fun throughout the night. Meanwhile your bartender will keep everyone’s glasses filled with complimentary beer and wine with bar packages available for an additional cost. This engaging and amusing experience is sure to keep everyone guessing but an amazing time by all is virtually assured.
Available June-October in the 2022 season
Full Moon Party Aboard The Liberty
$5000 | 2 Available
With a spacious bridgedeck to observe the night sky, there’s no better place to celebrate the full moon than The Liberty, a 47’ Grand Banks luxury motor yacht as it gently sways on its mooring in front of The Claremont. You and up to five guests will enjoy three levels of entertaining space with plush seating throughout and climate-controlled comfort in the elegant, teak-trimmed cabin. This package includes appetizers and desserts, a bartender, and a fortune teller who will provide private readings for every member of your party. Kick back, relax and enjoy an altogether different kind of cocktail party with the beauty of Somes Sound providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening.
Party must be booked for during one of the following full moons: June 14 (Super Moon), July 13 (Super Moon), August 11, or September 10
The Spirit of Love
$1,000 | 2 Available – 1 at Little Fern and 1 at Batson Fish Camp
Let the world know how much you love your partner by having a cocktail created to their specifications, named in their honor, and included on 2022 menus at Harry’s (sold), Little Fern or Batson Fish Camp. This gift includes a private mixology session in Harry’s Bar where you, your partner, and our bartender will “work” together to create your concoction, plus five complementary cocktails during the 2022 season.
Private mixology class must be booked in early to mid-May.
Cabana Date Night for 2
$1,000 | 2 Available
Our stylish and luxurious cabanas are among the most coveted places to be at The Claremont on hot summer days. This is a rare opportunity to experience these magical spaces in the evening while savoring an elegant, three-course meal. Each course includes a wine pairing, and your server will ignite your Solo fire pit whenever you wish. It’s al fresco dining with a side of romance you and your partner will always remember.
The Great Gardener’s Getaway
$3,000 for two nights or $4000 for three nights | 3 Available
If your partner’s happiest summer moments involve time spent among plants and trees, this immersive gardening experience is sure to please. This package features a two-night stay in our Summer House garden-themed suite where you’ll enjoy the very best view of our on-site garden. Fresh-picked flowers from this garden will be in your room when you check-in as will a detailed itinerary for the exciting days ahead. The adventure begins with a private class with our Master Gardener where you’ll learn how to select edible herbs and flowers to plant in your home garden. This fascinating class will be followed by lunch in the dining shed where you’ll be able to taste a few of the flowers and herbs you just learned about. On Day 2, our Master Gardener will lead you on a tour of some of Mount Desert Island’s most stunning gardens. You’ll gain a deep appreciation for the local flora and bring home plenty of ideas to help your home garden flourish. We suggest booking the three-night trip for a more relaxing experience.
The Great Gardener’s Getaway is available July 5- September 15. Garden tour will be given after checkout for two-night package or on second day for three-night package.
All gifts from the 2021 Gift Guide must be purchased before noon on December 23 by calling guest services at 207-244-5036.
Gifts must be reserved by 12 pm on Tuesday, December 13th for Christmas delivery, otherwise a certificate will be emailed.