Island Retreat Featuring James Beard Award–Winning Chefs and Puffin Cruise
July 21–23 and August 18–20
- Single occupancy/shared bath $889/person
- Double occupancy/private bath $839/per person
- Double occupancy/shared bath $789/person
- Per couple/private bath $1,644/per couple
- Per couple/shared bath $1,544/per couple
We are happy to announce our *NEW* Down East Island Retreat featuring meals by our friends from Big Tree Hospitality, better known as Eventide Oyster Company, Hugo’s, and the Honey Paw. James Beard Award–winning chefs and their teams will provide dinner and a light breakfast during your stay. Please come and enjoy a quintessential Maine stay on Gay Island, just minutes from Port Clyde. Arriving at Maine Island Lodge starts a time warp in the heart of Vacationland. There are no cars on this island, but one can enjoy walking on paths, beach combing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or simply sitting with the sounds of nature. We’ll even take a boat ride to the lighthouse that Forrest Gump ran to, Eastern Egg Rock to see puffins, and visit the island-scapes used in N.C. Wyeth paintings. The lodge is located near Friendship, home of the original lobstering boats and Friendship sloops. Experience a beachfront bake with lobster from one of the local fishermen and oysters from our next-door-neighbor’s oyster farm. Please join us for a two-night classic Maine adventure! 12 guest maximum. Arrive at 2 p.m., depart at 11 a.m.
2 meals with James Beard Award–winning chefs
- Puffin cruise
Lobster bake on the beach
2-night stay in rustic island accommodations
All meals provided
Access to kayaks and paddle boards
Boat transfer to Maine Island Lodge and back
UPDATED: Our first Down East Adventure this year is May 17. While we have not yet canceled any trips, we will continue to evaluate trip cancellations as state and CDC guidance is updated over the coming weeks. We will notify all participants immediately if we decide to cancel a trip.
The payment is 50% refundable in the event you have to cancel, as long as the cancellation is made 21 days before the trip. After that time, your payment is non-refundable. Alternately, 100% of your payment will be refunded if a replacement can be found prior to the trip. However, if, due to state and/or federal COVID-19 policies, a lockdown is still in effect, we will refund 100% or offer credit on future trip.