Destination: Southwest Harbor, Maine
The only travel on our minds this September—a pre-fall escape to the fresh crisp air and charming destination of Southwest Harbor, Maine.
For us, we found the perfect respite at Southwest Harbor’s Claremont Hotel, complete with luxe rustic decor, panoramic views of the Somes Sound, and a classic coastal atmosphere (which also provided the perfect backdrop to our September Style Guide).
Road Trip Destination: The Claremont Hotel
Where: Two miles from Acadia National Park in idyllic Mount Desert Island, Maine
About: A Maine classic, originally built in the early 1880s, this cozy coastal retreat was the perfect spot for retired sea captain Jesse Pease to fulfill his lifelong dream of running a hotel. Now, it is revitalized with charming decor—antiques mixed with modern touches.
Grab A Drink: Whether you’re cooling down after a hike in the nearby Acadia National Park or want a nightcap after eating at the Claremont Hotel’s Little Fern Restaurant, Harry’s Bar has a curated list of elegant cocktails. The decor also pays tribute to the Claremont’s classic history with painted wood and nautical accent pieces that remind of a captain’s ship.
What To Wear To Harry’s:
Dine In: Seeking a Maine culinary masterpiece? Dine in-house at the Claremont’s Little Fern Restaurant which features a mix of savory reimagined classic Maine food like Broiled Lobster Tail and Black Cod.
What To Wear To Little Fern Restaurant:
Get Outdoors: Situated on Mount Desert Island, the Claremont Hotel has an outdoorsy activity for everyone – from hiking through the nearby Acadia National Park or strolling the Claremont’s gardens, to boating around neighboring islands or golfing with waterfront views.
What To Wear On Your Next Outdoor Adventure:
- Jaycie Jeans$178.00
Explore The Claremont: Engage in a little friendly competition in a card-game marathon or pool table tournament in the elegant Croquet Club Game Room, or try your hand at actual croquet on the Croquet Court. If games are less your speed, take in the Claremont’s picturesque views on the back porch while listening to one of the hotel’s rotating local musicians.