The Sebasco Harbor Resort is located on the rocky coast of Phippsburg, Maine. This resort has so much to offer, your entire family could be happily entertained without ever having to leave the grounds. It reminded me a bit of summer camp mixed with some Dirty Dancing vibes.
The great thing about booking the Sebasco Harbor Resort is that there is something to fit the needs of any family or situation. Whether you need a cottage for a large family or a hotel room for a single person, Sebasco has you covered. Heck, you want to stay in a lighthouse? They can do that too. It is Maine after all.
The main lodge also has family rooms that sleep five. They are great for families with children because there are bunk beds in an alcove area.
The resort is not just family friendly, but also dog friendly! My dog always sits by the door when we are loading up the car anxiously waiting to see if he will be included in the adventure or not. Leaving him behind fills me with guilt. He was SO happy he got to join us.
There are dog friendly resorts and then there are resorts that embrace our canine companions. Sebasco Harbor Resort is one of the latter. When checking in, your dog will receive a welcome treat and a resort map of VIP areas.
There are walking trails all over the resort with dog stations throughout so that pick-up bags are easily accessible if you need one. For a list of their dog-friendly rooms & cottages, click here.
We checked into the Pinecrest Cottage which was perfect for our family. The cottage had three bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. We loved being able to spread out and have our own space. I also appreciated that I didn’t have the anxiety that my kids were being too loud or annoying people in a hotel room next to us.
We were settled within a small cluster of cottages beneath the pines. The location of the Pinecrest Cottages is perfect for families because there is a playground nearby. The kids could run off to play and I could still keep an eye on them from our front porch. We had Adirondack chairs to relax in and a picnic table for meals.
We were also a short walk to the kids favorite part of the property… the Quarterdeck. This vintage arcade was SO much fun. There was candle pin bowling, fooseball, ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard and a variety of arcade games. If the quarterdeck was open, my kids were there.
Our big adventure over the weekend was taking a boat ride on Random Island, the resort’s newest boat. We left right from the wharf by the lighthouse. There are many boat tours to choose from but we did a 1.5 hour scenic cruise around Sebasco Bay.
We saw a mama seal and her baby flop ungracefully across the rocks and a bald eagle soaring across the sky. I would highly recommend taking a boat trip. It’s such a great way to explore the rugged coast of Maine. They even offer a pirate cruise during the summer season that looks really fun for kids.
There are two on-site restaurants at the Sebasco Harbor Resort. The Pilot House Restaurant has fine dining. We had breakfast there every morning. We head to The Ledges Pub for dinner each night because we loved it there. It is a more casual atmosphere and the food was amazing. Try the fried pickles! Trust me.
And also look out for Fred the seagull. He will politely ask for/ demand handouts. But he is a bit picky and won’t accept fried food. He’s pretty famous. They even make tee shirts with him on it.
We also enjoyed walking over to the Sea Chest which is a small cafe and gift shop. This is where you would purchase souvenirs but it is also open for coffee, pastries or a quick breakfast. Kids could get ice cream at Sweet Scoops.
On this trip to Maine, we felt like we traveled up one state and back one season. Actually most of New England is experiencing record low temperatures and non-stop rain.
The weather kept us from trying out some of the biggest draws of the resort. Sebasco Harbor Resort has an unbelievable salt water pool that looks like it was built right into the coastline. They are also well known for their challenging 9-hole golf course.
During the summer, kids can do fun activities at Camp Merritt on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Their camp season begins the week of June 28th and runs through August 26th.
Lastly, I can’t not mention how amazing the hospitality at the Sebasco Harbor Resort was. Every staff member we met from the moment we checked in bent over backwards to make sure that we were happy. As one example, when my son when to the bathroom at dinner, someone came over and asked if we wanted them to put his food under a heater so it didn’t get cold. They are so thoughtful and always looking out for you.
The bad weather did not stop us from enjoying our time at Sebasco Harbor Resort. We can’t wait to return during the summer when we can check out all of these other amazing activities. It is always a challenge to find accommodation for a family of 5 traveling with a dog, so this resort is a keeper for sure.