Pictures of the minimalist motel rooms and cottages at the Lincolnville Motel have been popping up on our Instagram feeds each summer since it opened in 2015 and though we’d mentioned the motel in this Forbes article on Midcoast Maine, we’d yet to actually stay at the quirky renovated roadside motel until late this summer when we found ourselves passing through Lincolnville with Orvis. The experience certainly lived up to the hype we’d seen online – the rooms, with their ultra comfy beds, record players, and deck access are altogether fairly sparse, but in a refreshing way that’s seldom found in many hotels.
The motel’s common areas are full of effortlessly styled vignettes that beg to be photographed, as is the outdoor pool and its Instagram-worthy floats. Local design team, Hessler Creative, not only crafted the motel’s spot-on logo and brand collateral, but they’re also credited for the beautiful landscape photographs on display in each of the rooms and cottages.
Owner, Alice Amory, who spent years working as a chef in New York, has done a remarkable job with the complete transformation of what was once a dated 1950s-era motel. She has big plans for the property, which include opening a year-round sauna club and returning to her roots by incorporating some sort of food service.
Though the Lincolnville Motel is closed during the winter, I suggest moving it to the top of your summer bucket list next year!
Photos by Meredith Perdue for Map & Menu.