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Cliff House Maine Earns 4-Star Rating in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Star Awards

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Cape Neddick, Maine (February 15, 2023) - For the first time in its storied history, Cliff House Maine has been awarded the Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) Four-Star ranking for 2023. The FTG award is the only global rating system representing the best luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises worldwide.

“We are extremely proud to receive such a prestigious ranking by FTG and it’s an honor to be amongst such fine establishments,” says Nancy White, Managing Director of Cliff House Maine. “This wouldn’t be possible without the incredible staff we have here and it’s a testament to their hard work and dedication that we’ve received this honor.”

Cliff House Maine is an iconic waterfront resort which offers featured events and thoughtful programming throughout each month. Their outstanding services, oceanfront views and luxury spa and amenities are some of the elements that have contributed to this distinction.

“Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritize authentic, in-person experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

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About Cliff House Maine:

Nestled across 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House Maine offers guests unrivaled experiences that are accessible, exceptional and spectacular. Acquired by Rockbridge along with Maine Hoteliers Marc Dugas and Peter Anastos, the property reopened in September 2016 following a landmark revitalization and completed its second and final phase in October 2017. Cliff House reemerges from this transformation as one of the most captivating coastal destinations of its kind with 226 stylish accommodations, including 186 guest rooms and 40 breathtaking suites, in addition to a classically restored New England Cottage with a front porch overlooking the ocean. Under the direction of Executive Chef Rick Shell, the distinct restaurant and bar concepts – The Tiller, Tidemark Terrace, and Nubb’s Lobster Shack – combine the region’s culture and tradition with culinary innovation. The property boasts a 9,000-sq. ft. world class spa, 25,000-sq. ft. of meeting and event space, an adjacent 18‐hole semi‐private golf course and so much more to provide guests with an authentic and memorable Maine getaway. Visit to learn more or follow us on Facebook: @CliffHouseMaine, Instagram @CliffHouseMaine and Twitter @CliffHouseMaine.


About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit

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