Welcome to Cliff House.
We are so pleased that you have decided to stay with us and hope you enjoy discovering all that makes our resort and Maine so special. Cliff House sits atop 90-foot Bald Head Cliff, and as you explore, you’re likely to discover many breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline.
Beyond the view, we have endeavored to offer you a true taste of the laid-back Maine lifestyle. During your stay, we invite you to relax, sample local cuisine at one of our restaurants, enjoy a relaxing treatment at The Spa, or take part in our wide range of activities and adventures, either here on our 70-acre resort or within the southern Maine region.
Regardless of the purpose of your visit, trust that our team is on-hand to help make your stay both captivating and exceptional. Some of our amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center, and daily programming. The charming village of Ogunquit is also just a few miles up the road.
Our focus is to ensure that you have a wonderful stay, and we encourage you to get in touch if there is anything we can do to make your stay even better. We wish you a memorable and authentic New England escape.
Warm regards from the Cliff House Family
- The Spa EXT. 6290
- The Tiller EXT. 6277
- Concierge EXT. 6245
- Front Desk EXT. 4305
- Text Us 207.994.5353
- WiFi Just Connect
Hours of Operation
Each floor is equipped with a convenient Maine Station. Here you’ll find hot, cold, and sparkling water, coffee and tea service, ice, and more.
Check In & Check Out
Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 11am.
Lost & Found
All abandoned personal property is reported to our front office. In the event that you misplace a personal article, please dial the front desk at 4305.
Our 24-hour wellness center offers state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, group and private yoga, personal training, ocean views, and more. Located within The Spa, equipment includes Peleton bikes, a premier collection of treadmills, and elliptical machines —each outfitted with an individual television and complimentary disposable headphones. Free weights and weight machines allow for superior strength training, and a spacious stretching area offers ample room to warm up and wind down. We are pleased to offer onsite a variety fitness classes.
Cliff House is happy to offer our house Volvos for guest use. Please call the front desk at 4305 to reserve a car during your stay.
In Room Dining
The rugged coast of Maine is the driving force behind The Spa at Cliff House, a sanctuary of well being that invites you to surrender to your truest essence and experience the wild & free spirit of Maine. Taking inspiration from the raw power of the Atlantic, the Spa offers a variety of services each designed to guide you back to your own untamed beauty.
Our intuitive therapists use only the finest natural and organic products that are sure to enliven the body and mind. Anchor your spa experience in a reflective retreat to our Seaside Sanctuary, which hovers high above the seaside cliffs, or our Sun Lounge, and indoor-outdoor space overlooking the Maine Coast and Nubble Lighthouse. To book a Spa appointment, please dial 6290.
Dining at Cliff House
Rediscover Maine dining. Native ingredients honor Maine’s indelible heritage. By partnering with local fisherman, farmers, distillers, and purveyors, Cliff House combines the region’s distinctive culture and tradition with culinary innovation and sustainable practices for an authentic and nuanced dining experience.
Things to Do
Explore, immerse, and discover. At Cliff House, we’re here to help you experience our unique destination from a local’s perspective. Whether you have an hour, an afternoon, or a day, we have recommendations for authentically-Maine experience. Visit our Discovery Center adjacent to Nubb’s Lobster Shack for a look at local must-do’s.
THE CLIFF HOUSE STORY
For almost 150 years, Cliff House has offered iconic ocean views and incomparable Maine escapes to generations of New England travelers. Today, Cliff House is proud to continue the traditions of warm hospitality first established by the Weare family when they first opened the resort in the 1870s.
A SELECTION OF MILESTONES
1866 - The opening of the new Maine & Boston railroad spurs Elsie Jane, wife of Captain Theodore Weare, to purchase land on Bald Head Cliff and begin planning a resort. 1869 Elsie’s brother, Captain Charles Perkins, begins building the first Cliff House with wood milled in their own sawmill on Beach Street in Ogunquit. 1872 Elsie Jane opens Cliff House, with summer rates as high as $6 per week, including three meals a day.
1920s and 1930s - Cliff House thrived through the roaring 20s, as well as the precarious 30s.
1941 - During World War II, the U.S. Army took over the property, built a radar station, and kept a 24-hour-a-day vigil for Nazi submarines in the coastal waters. The installation on Bald Head Cliff was considered so important that the Weare Family was barred from their own land for the duration of the conflict. 1948 Cliff House re-opens again as an exclusive ocean-front resort following the war, after some necessary refurbishments.
1990 - The Cliff House experiences a dramatic expansion with additional buildings, rooms, and amenities, beginning a process of transformation that will ultimately lead to today’s resort.
2015-17 - Cliff House closes its doors after the 2015 season to begin a landmark transformation, debuting in 2016 as one of New England’s most stunning luxury resort destinations open year-round for the first time ever.
Since Elsie Jane first realized her dream and opened The Cliff House in 1872, there have been many developments to this iconic Maine resort. Sensitivity to the changing needs and expectations of our guests and a willingness to evolve have always been the hallmarks of the Cliff House success story, but Elsie Jane’s principles endure to this day: clean rooms, fine food, fresh air, and personal hospitality, all in an incomparable setting that cannot be replicated.