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Workshops are taught in the historic VFW Post 9605 building overlooking Casco Bay and adjacent islands. The Post, built in 1957, stands as a testament to the recognition of the impact of World War II on the island’s landscape and character. Because of its deep bay and protected harbor location, Long Island housed a military base from 1942 to 1962 and the refueling depot for the North Atlantic Fleet during the war. Today the town-owned Post building serves as a function hall and meeting space with a large main room, kitchen, surrounding lawns, and an open porch with magnificent sunset views over Casco Bay. Stairs at the edge of the lawn lead down to a beautiful beach.
While taking workshops at Casco Bay Craft School you will be staying at one of the island’s lovely waterfront condominiums. Accommodations range from private bedrooms/baths to shared bedrooms/baths, all with full kitchens and common living areas. If you will be coming to Long Island with a partner or friend and would like to share a room please let us know in your reservation request. Please note that accommodations will not be handicap accessible.
Accommodations are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis so plan to book early to assure that your choice is available. However, there are many other options for your stay including guest houses and private home rentals on the island which you can book directly through airbnb, VRBO and other rental websites. There are also hotels and private accommodations at nearby Great Diamond Island and in Portland, Maine where you might want to extend your stay beyond the days of the workshop. If you choose to stay in Portland please be aware that the ferry ride is 40 minutes in each direction and runs on a tight schedule. You can find out more and see the full schedule at cascobaylines.com.