Newly restored suite at The Colonial Inn, Ogunquit, Maine
Victorian Charm, Modern Convenience
Our suite awaited us at The Colonial Inn, a Victorian beauty that recently underwent a superb $4 million renovation. Here, the charm of a century ago (huge, inviting wraparound porch and real keys with brass tags) meets modern amenities (pool, hot tub, 24-hour coffee and lemon water urns in the expansive lobby). Close to the beach but between the Village and Perkins Cove, The Colonial was an ideal location to base ourselves when exploring Ogunquit. The Inn serves a hearty Continental breakfast of oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, homebaked muffins, hardboiled eggs, coffee, and juice that fills you up enough to let you skip lunch.
When visiting, everyone will tell you that a stroll along the curiously named “Marginal Way” is a must. I don’t know where y’all are from, but to me “marginal” means “mediocre,” “average” or maybe, “just ok.” But this stunning mile-long footpath is anything but. It winds along the coast, above the rugged Maine cliffs with it’s pocket beaches and waves crashing below.