Besides beach-chic lodging, The Tides boasts an elegant dining room, well-stocked library, outdoor patio, and other amenities. In the club’s lively bar, earth-toned grass cloth flatters the walls while faux bamboo Chinese Chippendale chairs and accents of blue add to the welcoming ambience. Menus feature sea-inspired dishes ranging from lobster rolls and Maine scallops to fish and chips with slaw and tartar sauce.
The natty inn is only a half mile away from its sister resort, Hidden Pond, the enchanting Victorian village featured in our June + July 2009 issue. That venue has grown to include 20 cozy cottages, a treehouse spa, a new restaurant, and such amenities as yoga and vegetable-picking classes—also available to guests at The Tides.
“Each project is really special,” says Hurlbutt about Harrington’s long list of properties. “But no matter the time of year, Tides is the essence of a Maine seaside summer.”
Be sure to make your reservations for dates between mid-May, when the resort opens, and the end of October, when the season ends. Visit their website for more information.