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Keeping It Green


An Environmental Leader Among Rockport ME Hotels and Maine Resorts

At the Samoset Resort, we are committed to setting an example among Rockport, ME hotels and resorts when it comes to preserving the pristine beauty of coastal Maine. In an effort to keep our renowned waters intact for generations to come, our eco-friendly resort has adopted a variety of sustainable practices aimed to reduce water and energy consumption while increasing resort-wide recycling opportunities.

The Samoset has been a certified participant in the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Leader program since 2008, and continues to serve as an innovator among Rockport, ME hotels. We have also partnered with likeminded organizations that have a demonstrated history of environmental conservation as we implement new green programs throughout our hotel operations.

By working together, the Samoset can help keep the “Green” in the Pine Tree State.

Some of the recent green initiatives at the Samoset Resort include:

  • The replacement of over 3,000 light bulbs to energy-efficient compact flourescents
  • Reduced water consumption and detergent wastewater after the implementation of our optional Linen Reuse Program for guests staying multiple nights
  • The inclusion of Gilchrist and Soames amenities in our guest rooms and cottages. This eco-friendly company does not test on animals and uses an innovative packaging method to reduce the overall environmental impact of their products
  • Resort-wide composting policy
  • Creating cuisine that emphasizes local ingredients from our own flower and herb gardens as well as partnering with nearby farms, artisans and fishermen
  • Paper products used at the resort are made from recycled materials
  • Plastic cups and cutlery are derived from biodegradable corn products
  • Including paper and cardboard recycling stations along with biodegradable bags in each guest room to recycle bottle and cans
  • Serving tap water in our meeting rooms with pitchers and glassware thereby eliminating the need for plastic bottles

The Samoset Resort’s Composting Policy

One of the sustainable practices we are most proud of at the Samoset is our composting policy, which benefits our resort, our guests and the local community. Organic food waste from the kitchen is sent to Earthly Fertilizers, a local farm located in Appleton. The food is then converted to compost and supplied to area farms as soil amendments for their crops and animal feed. A portion of the compost is also returned to the resort and used for our own flower and herb gardens. Executive Chef Tim Pierce and his culinary staff use these flowers and herbs to decorate our plates and complement our signature dishes, which also showcase fresh ingredients from local farms, artisans and fishermen whenever possible. The Samoset’s composting program is a prime example of how Maine resorts and community programs can work together to reduce the waste in our landfills while providing resources that support local farms.

Samoset's Clean the World Program

Samoset Resort partners with Clean the World by donating guests' leftover soap and shampoo to be recycled. Rather than discarding these products to overflowing landfills, the soap is melted down and sterilized before being distributed to impoverished countries around the world. Clean the World aims to save one million lives each year by providing unattainable, yet essential cleaning items for combating the spread of diseases worldwide.


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The Samoset Resort

The Samoset Resort is perfect for all of your family's Maine vacations. Sitting along the blue waters of Penobscot Bay, The Samoset offers lush green landscapes, perfect for a game of golf. With sweeping views, and luxurious comfort and style, you won't want to leave this coastal Maine hotel.


The Samoset Resort: 220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856
Samoset Phone: 207.594.2511 Toll-Free: 800.341.1650

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