Pampered in Lincolnville

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            After decades of camping in tents and a VW van, Linda and I are now into pampering. And boy, do you get pampered at the beautiful Inn at Ocean’s Edge in Lincolnville. The drive down the short paved way to the inn’s ocean-side location is even beautiful, and we birded those woods the next morning, seeing a dozen species in a half hour.

            The pampering started for us with a warm welcome and tour by Alex at the front desk. There is comfortable seating throughout the inn’s three buildings, as well as outside on the deck and around the heated infinity edge pool and hot tub.  Yes, you can sit here all day long, relaxing and enjoying the view.  You can also relax with the inn’s massage therapy at their poolhouse spa.

            Entering our beautiful and large room, with a great ocean view, the first thing I noticed was the bottle of wine. Nice! Each of the inn’s 32 guest rooms includes a king-sized bed and fireplace. From the Egyptian cotton bathrobes to the morning newspaper to the afternoon tea to the guest bar and sauna, you will really enjoy this place.

            Later in the afternoon, we sat in the comfy chairs in our room enjoying a glass of wine and the view, before heading to dinner at the Whale’s Tooth Pub in “downtown” Lincolnville.

            The next morning we were treated to a fantastic breakfast at the inn with lots of choices, served by the delightful Lattie from Jamaica. We let her know how pleased we were that she was working in Maine this summer.

            At the Whale’s Tooth Pub, Rob and Dorothee have been offering remarkable meals for 26 years. Chef Eddie has worked here for 24 years, starting out as a dishwasher.
            The restaurant is in a beautiful brick building. The entrance room features a bar, while the room to the right is ringed with ocean-view windows. Dorothee told us the locals prefer the bar while the tourists all sit in the ocean-view room. Of course! You won’t be surprised to hear that we joined the tourists in “their” room! The place was packed on a Wednesday night.

            I started with a porter beer ($5.25) brewed locally by Andrew’s Brewing Company. My appetizer of seafood chowder ($7.95) was packed with delicious haddock, shrimp, and scallops. While you can get pub fare here, including Shepard’s Pie and Mac and Cheese, I focused on the lengthy list of seafood dishes.

            Our server Vanessa helped me sort through it all, and I chose the British-style Fish & Chips ($16.95), which she said a couple from Britain told her was exactly like they got at home. Fries and coleslaw came with the fish which was huge and delicious. I enjoyed half of it the next day for dinner at home.


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