Wow, is the Wolf Cove Inn ever a mess right now! All demolition work in the new construction areas is complete. Framing is well underway, as is electrical rough-in. Plumbing rough-in begins next week. As well we’ll begin taking down wallpaper and taking up carpets in rooms that are (only!) getting a facelift. We are in good shape to re-open for business May 1st. Oh, and the Town of Poland has approved the Wolf Cove Inn liquor license application (which now goes to the state). So get ready for afternoon wine and cheese tastings (and if you like the wine you can get a bottle or two or three to take to your room.)
Say goodbye to the old bathroom that was shared by the former Sweet Alyssum and Hollyhock rooms. This is on its way to becoming the spa and bath for the Winter Harbor Suite. You’ll enjoy a spa, two person shower and double vanity. And we are making this bathroom (and the suite) Americans With Disabilities (ADA) compliant.
OK, use your imagination here! Picture a beautiful spa, two person shower and double vanity in the new Winter Harbor spa and bath. Definitely has more elbow room than before. And the double vanity will surely aid those “on the go” folks and families that avail themselves of the sleeper sofa we’ll have for the kiddos in the Winter Harbor suite living area.
There are a few things going on here. In order to create the Winter Harbor suite we needed to move the door to Casco Bay (formerly Evergreen). The hole in the wall on the left is where the new door will be. Also, to enlarge the bathroom for Winter Harbor we needed to claim some storage space on the right. Well all that toilet paper, tissue, shampoo, sheets and towels need to go somewhere! So we are claiming former hall space to build storage for all those essentials.
This will be the new grand spa/bath and living room area in the new Acadia suite. It was formerly a common room with an adjoining half bath. Instead of watching TV, you will romantically luxuriate in the large spa or get really clean in the shower for two ! Can you say “romance” at the Wolf Cove Inn?!
This once was a kitchenette in the Begonia room on the 3rd floor. It is now framed for a bathroom in the new “The Bigelows” room. Nothing as grand as what is going on in Acadia and Winter Harbor, but it provides the basics for our “few but meaningful frills” guests at the Inn.
What once was a large gift shop is one its way to becoming our bedroom and a small reception area and gift shop. While smaller than before you’ll find special items in the shop like the new luxury linens you’ll be sleeping on and poo-pourri (go ahead and Google it and enjoy the video!)
Exploratory demolition has begun. We’ve been pulling things up and down, and poking holes all around, so we can find out what lurks within this grand old Wolf Cove Inn. Our architect, carpenter, plumber, electrician, flooring and ceiling folks need better views of what’s there to plan the details of construction.
The carpet is up and the ceiling is down in the grande room. We can now see how to route the plumbing for the changes in the second floor bathroom. The renovated bathroom will become the grand bath and spa for the new second floor suite that combines with the two rooms that previously shared the bath. The new suite will be called the Winter Harbor Suite.
Our buddy (and soon to be your friend) Gabby inspecting the work so far. She tells me she approves!
Formerly a bathroom, this will become a new kitchen in our quarters. By having a separate kitchen from the Inn kitchen we can now present late afternoon wine, cheese and appetizer tastings.
What was the Inn office will become a dining area. The hole in the wall lets the plumber and electrician see what’s going on with wiring and pipes. That hole will become the hallway to the new kitchen.
Tripp Lake is a frozen, winter wonderland right now. This day we were treated to a beautiful (and chilly) sunset.
Think that Adirondack bench will be a favorite sunset cuddling spot this summer? Kind of looks like our new logo!
A big “Hello World” to all past and future guests of this wonderful Inn. My name is Roy Forsberg. My wife Suzanne (she mostly goes by Sue or Suzie) and I became the new owners of the Wolf Cove Inn on December 18th, 2013. We are thrilled to be your new hosts for your future relaxing stays at the Wolf Cove Inn!
We have exciting plans to improve your enjoyment, relaxation and decompression while at the Wolf Cove Inn. We are in the process of modernizing the interior common areas and select suites/rooms, creating private, in-room baths for rooms that don’t have them now, and adding new amenities for your visiting pleasure. Stay tuned for more details of improvements to the Wolf Cove Inn. We are also in the process of creating a new and improved Wolf Cove Inn web site that will launch in the spring.
While we finalize the improvement details and update our reservation systems we will take new bookings via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, you may contact me directly about any changes at the Inn at email@example.com. Further, if you have any questions about what is going on at the Wolf Cove Inn, please feel free to contact me at that same email address.
During the improvement period, the Wolf Cove Inn will be closed. We will have a grand reopening of the Wolf Cove Inn at the beginning of May, 2014. I hope you will join us to see what’s new!
Sue and Roy Forsberg, new owners of the Wolf Cove Inn
(and our dogs, Bruschi, a pug, and Gabby, a black English Lab)