This New Oceanfront Maine Resort Has 10 Stylish Bungalows, a Heated Saltwater Pool, and an Oyster Bar

One among Taylor Perkins’s fondest childhood reminiscences is watching his father stroll as much as the crystal clear waters of Maine’s Lengthy Sands Seashore, surfboard in tow, and paddle out whereas he would flip rocks and search for starfish and crabs on the seashore. Within the Nineteen Sixties, his father, native browsing legend Sonny Perkins, based The York Seashore Surf Membership — a collective of surf fanatics who charged the waves alongside southern Maine’s shoreline.

So when the chance to purchase an outdated motel on that very same seashore in York the place Perkins grew up watching his dad catch waves — and he himself discovered the way to surf — got here up, he jumped at it with a transparent thought of what the property could be like.

“Our long-term imaginative and prescient was to show this mission right into a world-class resort expertise proper right here in Southern Maine […] and have a good time the distinctive tradition of summering and browsing in Maine,” Perkins informed Journey+Leisure. 

And on June 1, The York Seashore Surf Membership resort, named after the membership his father based greater than 60 years in the past, will open its doorways overlooking Lengthy Sands Seashore.

The 52-key resort has 42 visitor rooms and 10 bungalows, a heated saltwater pool with a pool bar, a espresso store, a coastal-inspired eatery, and a uncooked oyster and cocktail bar. There will even be a rooftop superb eating restaurant making its debut later this summer time.

Naturally, every part in regards to the resort celebrates browsing tradition and its wealthy native historical past. “From the wooden that we used across the bands of the skin of the constructing representing the basic mid-century ‘Woodie wagons’ to the curvature of the partitions on the skin of the Waverider constructing mimicking the skin fringe of a basic 60’s longboard, you may discover all types of browsing [references] snuck fastidiously into the design,” Perkins stated.

Additionally on show are lots of of pictures lining the partitions of visitor rooms and public areas depicting the game’s evolution in southern Maine and authentic Nineteen Sixties surfboards gifted by his father and different members of the unique York Seashore Surf Membership.

Described as “Scandinavian Trendy Maine,” the decor blends trendy minimalism with pops of shade and basic coastal motifs. The rooms and bungalows include balconies and patios looking to the ocean or the pool. Indoors, custom-designed furnishings and high-end facilities (Bellino superb linens, massive flat-screen TVs, and walk-in rain showers) add an expensive contact.

The boutique resort provides a powerful number of eating ideas with one thing to fulfill each style and palette. The all-day informal eatery serves coastal classics corresponding to lobster rolls and blackened tuna tacos. There’s additionally The Rolling Pearl: a former Nineteen Sixties milk truck that Perkins remodeled into the property’s signature uncooked bar.

The property’s wealthy cultural programming consists of stay music, meals and wine occasions, artwork installations introducing friends to the native artwork scene, and, after all, loads of alternatives to surf. Whereas personal browsing classes can be found to ebook, friends have entry to complimentary foam surfboards and weekend yoga courses. And for many who choose to look at with a drink in hand, the property’s communal firepits and oceanfront garden are the proper spots for this.

Nightly charges at The York Seashore Surf Membership resort begin from $285, and you’ll ebook your keep on