Samoset Resort in Maine Reopens to Year Round Status

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Classic Maine Resort Opens April 27, 2012

"We are extremely excited for our guests to utilize our newly enhanced services and amenities year round," said GM, Connie Russell.

Samoset Resort, one of New England’s premier resorts, announces its restored status as a year-round destination resort with the launch of a new winter season of holidays, romantic retreats, family activities and winter group meetings. The decision to stay open year-round was fueled by the completion of numerous additions to the resort including a full-service, seaside spa, an Italian restaurant and lounge, and three new luxury guest cottages. These recent improvements are the result of a multi-million dollar investment by the resort owners in an effort to bring the guest experience to a whole new level.

"We are extremely excited for our guests and our local community to utilize our newly enhanced services and amenities year round, as we feel these improvements solidify Samoset as a year-round retreat for couples, families and groups," said General Manager, Connie Russell.

When the resort opens on April 27th for the summer 2012 season, it will feature many improvements from the previous season, all in an effort to enhance the resort experience. Groups will enjoy an updated and renovated 21,000 feet of meeting space. All guests will enjoy the addition of new iPod docking station stereos, refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, safes and complimentary bottled water in every guestroom at the hotel. The resort will also introduce a 9-hole Disc Golf Course overlooking the ocean, adding a new amenity for guests and groups to enjoy as part of the Ultimate Backyard Experience, which also includes tennis, basketball, outdoor pool, shuffleboard, volleyball, badminton, croquet, horseshoes and a playground. Finally, golfers will enjoy brand new driving range mats and new drainage on holes 6, 7, 16, and 18.

The new 2012/2013 winter season at Samoset will start with a series of Holiday Happenings from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. The hotel will be festively decorated and guests will be able to enjoy holiday packages, menus, and activities such as Brunch with Santa. The resort will also feature a new ice skating rink with bonfire and S’mores. La Bella Vita Ristorante will feature an outdoor Ice Bar set amongst the fire pit and fire lamps overlooking the ocean. Samoset’s Winter Weekends and School Break Vacations will feature a series of family activities, culinary events, kid’s recreation center, indoor pool, group health classes and custom Spa treatments.

About Samoset

The Samoset opened the doors of its new Italian restaurant La Bella Vita Ristorante and Enoteca Lounge in 2011. The new design of the restaurant focuses on rustic touches and materials most commonly found in Italian kitchens such as copper, marble, wood and iron. The Enoteca Lounge sits adjacent to the restaurant and features a live action antipasto bar and a theatrical, wood-burning oven. It is designed to be a place where guests can linger over a glass of wine and small plate of food, enjoying each other’s company.

The Spa at Samoset also opened last year and has received rave reviews. The new Spa has four treatment rooms, with one to accommodate couples treatments, and a nail salon. The Spa also features a relaxation lounge and beautiful outdoor patio, meant to invite patrons to relax by a fire while taking in the sweeping vista of the Penobscot Bay and the aroma of the ocean as an integral part of their spa experience.

Finally, the resort now offers three new luxury Guest Cottages which met the growing need for accommodations similar to the extremely popular and recently renovated two-bedroom Flume Cottage. The three new cottages are aptly named Wind Drift, Spring Tide and Sea Spray. Together with the Flume, they form a collection of private, luxury guest cottages offering stunning views of Penobscot Bay and Breakwater Lighthouse, arguable the best view in Maine.

For more information and booking, please visit or call 800.341.1650.

Nestled between cosmopolitan Rockland and the Norman Rockwell-like Camden, Maine, the AAA Four Diamond, Samoset Resort crowns a lovely 230 acre waterfront complex at the edge of Penobscot Bay. The spectacular 18-hole championship golf course, complete with an on-site PGA coordinator, ensures guests’ experience will be memorable.

The 178-room hotel features a state of the art health club, indoor and outdoor heated pools, tennis, basketball, playground and complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the guestrooms and public spaces. The resort was renovated in 2011, with the addition of a brand new restaurant, full service spa and new cottages.

Samoset Resort has been a leading resort choice for over a century for visitors to the coast of Maine seeking the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group outing. The Samoset is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts.

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