Sebasco Harbor Resort
Location: Phippsburg, Maine
Accommodations: hotel style main lodge, lighthouse rooms, standalone cottages
Amenities & Perks: two restaurants on site (laid back pub at Ledges & fine dining at The Pilot House), fitness room, spa, golf course and tennis courts, saltwater pool, a dock/mooring area and Quarter Deck (a rec room with candle pin bowling, arcade games, etc.)
After a quick & easy check-in, we made our way to our sweet little cottage tucked directly next to the water. Our cottage, Water’s Edge (a two room, two bath cottage that was impeccably clean), not only had incredible water views, but we sat directly next to the resort’s restaurants - Pilot House and Ledges - making scooting over for an early breakfast and happy hour + dinner so easy. Once you park your car at Sebasco, it can stay put for the duration of your trip, if you'd like, as everything is at your fingertips and just a short stroll away. When we opened our back porch door, it flowed into a gorgeous, oversized lawn that our daughter happily ran through multiple times throughout our stay.
This is truly a place where you bring the whole crew and can feel good about it. It’s kid friendly, dog friendly (make sure to book a dog friendly room) and there are so many activities to keep everyone busy and happy - regardless of what the weather decides to throw at you. Each menu has kid options, every staff member greets your little one or furry pals with a smile, and you immediately feel welcome and relaxed. Oh, and you can stay in a lighthouse!
I won't lie: I was a little worried when I checked the weather on our drive up as it called for two straight days of rain. Any parent out there knows what a challenge it can be to keep a little one entertained with mostly indoor activities. But at Sebasco, they've got you covered.
Hands down, our favorite part of our stay and something completely unique to this resort was their old school rec room, Quarter Deck, that instantly transported me back to my summer camp days (and I basically just pretended like I was in a remake of Dirty Dancing while inside much to my husband's embarrassment.) I watched my daughter completely light up as her eyes darted between the candlepin bowling, to the arcade games, checkers, ping pong, and so, so much more. We had to drag her out of there.
We also loved that they had a darling ice cream stand, Patty's, in the middle of the resort. Not only was it delicious, but it was a great bribe to get our daughter out of Quarter Deck. One treat to another - totally crushing parenthood.
We enjoyed some great burgers from The Ledges Pub and a yummy breakfast from The Pilot House. Because our daughter hadn't been totally spoiled yet (sarcasm) she scarfed down chocolate chip pancakes and fresh fruit in the blink of an eye. We met Fred & his girlfriend, the famous seagulls that pine at the window for scraps.
One morning we ventured to Popham Beach (one of my favorite beaches in Maine) to do some beach strolling (and plenty of seal spotting!) and we also scooted over to Wiscasset for lunch & shopping one day. It's ten minutes to Popham and thirty minutes to Wiscasset - talk about convenient. You can truly use Sebasco as your home base and get out there and explore all that Midcoast Maine has to offer.
Sebasco Harbor Resort truly has something for the whole family - rain or shine.