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The hotel closed in 1982, fell into disrepair, was rescued from demolition in 1997, renovated and reopened in 2003. It is so lovely, even in Winter, you have a sense of what it must have been like in days gone by. It's also one of the grand old wooden ladies, i.e. wood structures, from the Gilded Age. There are three in New Hampshire, the Wentworth in New Castle, the Mt. Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods and the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield.
1906 post card of the Hotel WentworthWe had a lovely room with a view of the lagoon. The hotel sits on a spit of land, up on a hill, with a view of the ocean to one side and an inlet lagoon on the other. There is a marina on the bay side, still tying up boats after more than a hundred years. The golf course too is vintage, opened in 1897 and enlarged by Donald Ross in 1921.
Wentworth by the Sea 2010
After the Wentworth, we made our way up the Maine coast into Camden. One of the first sites we stopped for was a beautiful point out on the water, overlooking Penobscot Bay.
On a point between Camden and Rockland overlooking Penobscot Bay