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There are probably one hundred or so houses/cottages on Monhegan...all delightful!

Kim and I were gleeful to step ashore onto our island and lead the way to our lodging at the Monhegan House.  Spencer, however, was a bit struck by the ‘primitive’ state of things.  In spite of her relatively broad travels, they were all in sheltered environments.  There are only a handful of pick up trucks on Monhegan (and I think only one which has a license plate) and a pair of unpaved roads.  She hadn’t even reached the Monhegan House yet, where (gasp!) she would have to spend a night without television.

 

Holden, the new owner of the Monhegan House, greeted us at the front desk and proudly shared a few of the improvements since our last stay.  It remained the ramshackle four-story structure from before, but the first floor had been significantly re-habbed to provide a second suite (now there are two rooms with en suite facilities and we had one!) and enlarged dining hall.

Looking at Black Head (from White Head) on Monhegan's stunning cliffs

 

Wasn’t much luggage to drop, so we shortly headed back outside to retrace our wedding procession back to White Head where we had exchanged vows.  The ocean side of Monhegan is an unknown majesty featuring dramatic 150-foot cliffs and it was wonderful to return.  After savoring the splendor for a bit we dropped Spencer back at the hotel and did a quick scamper out to Lobster Cover before dinner time.

 

Dinner time was an exceptional feast at Monhegan’s only “classy” place, the Island Inn.  Some lobster and seared scallops later it was time to kick back and work on some crossword puzzles with Spencer and Kim before going to sleep in heaven.

vances says:
Since we were sharing the room with Spencer this time, I can assure you we slept. Gives a whole new perspective to "you snooze, you lose".....
Posted on: Jul 03, 2010
Sweetski says:
Hehehe, sleep in heaven. Sure! If you were truly on wedding memory lane, I bet you didn't get much sleep. Neither this time nor fifteen years ago :D
Posted on: Jul 03, 2010
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There are probably one hundred or …
There are probably one hundred or…
Looking at Black Head (from White …
Looking at Black Head (from White…
Monhegan Island, Maine
Monhegan Island, Maine
Our lodging on the island.
Our lodging on the island.
A lot of artists flock to Monhegan…
A lot of artists flock to Monhega…
Lupens were in bloom everywhere ar…
Lupens were in bloom everywhere a…
House on Lobster Cove...can you im…
House on Lobster Cove...can you i…
Lobster Cove, Monhegan
Lobster Cove, Monhegan
The Monhegan Light house
The Monhegan Light house
Hiking back to White Head
Hiking back to White Head
View from White Head (where Kim an…
View from White Head (where Kim a…
Why is Monhegan Island utterly unk…
Why is Monhegan Island utterly un…
Monhegan Hotels & Accommodations review
Monhegan House
One of two hotels on Monhegan Island, the Monhegan House is a rambling four-story building which meshes with the comfort of the island. While decided… read entire review
Monhegan Hotels & Accommodations review
Living the good life on Monhegan
The Island Inn is your other lodging option on Monhegan, where I never stayed but have dined at several times over twenty years. The Inn commands you… read entire review
Monhegan
photo by: vances