Night away – Cliff House Ogunquit Maine

Jess and I are on a mini get-a-way.


Happy couple and view from our room.


Can anyone say “Shining”!


The Cliff House opened in 1872 and the original owner Elsie Jane’s formula was ” clean rooms, fine food, fresh air, personal hospitality – all in an incomparable scenic location”.

So far it’s lived up to her formula and we’ll be back for sure.

Sunrise on the Atlantic. Ireland is just a short trot across the pond! Just keep heading East and you’ll find it.


Jess on the deck.







Way finding for those non architectural type is the ability to find your way around a building. As some of you may know I’m big on it. The Cliff House is lacking a lot in this department. The real issue was no master plan and the desire to build on, join together and move people between spaces. Our room for example was on the first floor (room 504!), but the ground floor was Level 4. We had to take the elevator down to Level 2, then a stairs down to Level 1. In the middle you need to move thru one if those odd connector spaces, but you actually go up a ramp prior to going down the stair! However, it’s good for a few laughs and at least you get a little exercise.






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