Would you like to plan the perfect escape this summer and learn how to sail? Then the Linekin Bay Resort in Maine is the place to plan your next adventure. Tucked away in the woods overlooking a rocky coastline, this resort is the ideal setting for those seeking tranquility and an authentic coastal experience. It’s also a picture perfect spot for weddings and family reunions.
Linekin Bay is set on twenty fabulous acres on the water in Boothbay Harbor and has been owned and operated by the Branch family since 1909. It's the only all-inclusive sailing resort in New England. Really! Only in Maine will you find this kind of legacy.
Let’s slip on our Top-Siders and head out for some fun sailing adventures. Not a sailor? No problem. Give it a try. You’ll have your own private sailing instructor to show you the ropes. When we’re finished tacking around the bay let’s relax and take a dip in the heated salt-water pool.
There are plenty other fun activities for the entire family as well. Take a nature hike, play a game of tennis or paddleball, or throw a hook in the water and see what bites. Let the adventures begin.
Hard-a-Lee. Learn to Sail at Linekin
What a treat to have access to this classic sailboat. Our instructor was patient and introduced us to the basics on how to set the main sail, jib and how to jibe. (The wind direction changes from one side of the boat to the other) Boothbay Harbor was the perfect setting to learn. The winds were blowing a gentle ten knots and we had enough speed to make jibing fun and exciting. By week’s end, we were confident bay sailors and ready for Linekin’s weekly in-house regatta. It takes place every Thursday afternoon at 2pm. We came in second and enjoyed bonding with the other sailors staying at the resort. Lessons are available from 9-5 daily.
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My Room at Linekin Bay Resort
The best thing about my room was that each night we were serenaded to sleep by the waves washing over rocks down below. We also enjoyed the cool nights and the gentle breezes that played with the curtains as we sat and relaxed before bed.
The room had a nautical cozy feel and was in Bristol condition. It was fitted with a King bed that had fluffy striped nautical pillows. There was a soft sea grass area rug too. It felt divine under foot.
The closet was large enough to store all my personal items as well. Linekin is a place to unwind and unplug. There are no in-room phones or flat-screen televisions to distract you. It took some adjustment, but by the end of second day it was delightful to be off the grid. If you need to make a call or access the Internet, the cell service is excellent and we were able to access the resort’s complimentary WiFi with ease.
Another great feature was the wrap around porch. It’s the perfect place to gaze at the sailboats underway and the lobster buoys that dot the bay. On one occasion, we caught a glimplse of a lobster fisherman hauling in his catch. That was special.
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