New England Coast

Our Favorite Opal Private Retreats

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Style & Design|

The idea of isolation takes on a different meaning when on vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Opal’s best on-property cabins, cottages, and other tucked-away spaces that marry supreme privacy with the ultimate escape.

Finding Maine Along Coastal Route 1

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Road Trip Series|

During a three-day road trip up the coast of Maine, from Penobscot Bay to Bar Harbor, our writer and New England native, Maggie Wallace, attempts to show her “from-away” friend that there’s more to this state than just lobster. In the process, she receives some schooling of her own.

This or That: Maine’s Blueberry Mojito or Florida’s Coconut Daiquiri

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Opal's Own Recipes, This or That|

We compare two creative cocktails – one served at Opal resorts in the Northeast, and one served at the resorts in Florida – plus their recipes to take home.

Get the Look: Maine’s Modern Nautical

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Style & Design|

Noticing a room in your home in need of a bit of a refresh? Taking a page from the design of Samoset Resort’s newly renovated guest rooms.

The 2020 Opals: The Best of Arts & Culture in Opal Destinations

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Awards season may be over, but we’ve still got our own crop of statues to hand out to a few of the outstanding arts and culture institutions in and around Opal destinations.

Our Picks: Opal Romantic Getaways

Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place to rekindle as a couple, we’ve got five OPAL destinations just for the two of you.

Top Things to Do in Penobscot Bay from February to April

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Special menus, peak scallop season, and baby seals – we’ve got the top activities, attractions, and events you can take advantage of only during these months in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine.

ICYMI: What’s New at Samoset Resort

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Why this is the year to reacquaint yourself with Samoset

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Accomplish…by Vacationing

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Exercise more, learn a new skill, travel more. If these sound like your kind of New Year’s resolution ideas, then we’ve got the perfect ways you can actually accomplish them – while taking a vacation, to boot.

Icy Hot: Inside Opal’s Annual Glacier Ice Bars

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Food & Drink, Lake George, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

Simply a swan sculpture it is not. The Glacier Ice Bars that descend upon The Sagamore and Samoset each January are Instagram eye-candy extravaganzas entirely made out of ice.