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The Inn at Diamond Cove opens Saturday

From Colwen Hotels

PORTLAND – Tucked away on Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay, The Inn at Diamond Cove opens on Saturday, offering a Maine Island getaway that’s free from crowds and full of outdoor fun.

Just a 30-minute ferry or water taxi ride from Portland’s Old Port district, the historic Inn is the centerpiece of Diamond Cove, a small car-free private island community that was once the site of Fort McKinley.

Steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty, The Inn at Diamond Cove offers luxury island condominiums including spacious suites with kitchens, a heated swimming pool with hot tub and cabana bar, and recreational amenities including tennis courts, an indoor basketball court, and game room with duckpin bowling, pool table, and arcade games. Guests will also enjoy secluded beaches, miles of hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding and other activities perfect for families and couples looking for a summer escape off the beaten path.  

The Inn at Diamond Cove is opening on Saturday on Great Diamond Island. The only access to the island is by the ferry boat from Portland Harbor, or by private boat. Primary modes of transportation on the island are golf carts and bicycles. (Photo courtesy of Colwen Hotels)

Café breakfast is served at the Inn, featuring Starbucks coffee and beverages, while lunch is grab-n-go. A Bar menu is available in the evenings.

Guests are invited to experience waterfront dining at Diamond’s Edge, featuring a dinner menu of Rooted Coastal Cuisine. Housed in the former Quartermaster’s storehouse overlooking Diamond Cove (“Cocktail Cove” as the locals call it), Diamond’s Edge offers waterfront dining for a relaxing dinner featuring local seafood, New England favorites, and amazing views. Guests may choose to dine in the dining room or on the deck or lawn, when the weather is right.

Diamond’s Edge Restaurant is located steps away from the full-service marina accommodating large sailboats and motor boats. For reservations call 207.766.5850 or visit

Great Diamond Island is not accessible from the mainland by car, and primary modes of transportation are golf carts and bicycles. Visitors arrive by ferry, water taxi, or private boat and have access to a full-service marina. Guests will be picked up at the marina in golf carts upon arrival. Minimum three-night-stay. Long term stays are welcome.

For more information call 207.805.9836 or visit

The Inn at Diamond Cove is managed by Colwen Hotels, a rapidly growing hotel management company based in Portsmouth, NH. Colwen’s portfolio features over 35 successful hotels and resorts in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida. For more information, visit

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