White Sailboat in Bay of Portland, Maine
Photo: elrepho/Fotolia

Plan a relaxing summer weekend getaway to one of these romantic inns, B&Bs and lodges in Maine. Some are perched on the water's edge, offering calm views surrounded by nature, while others are near unique attractions in Portland, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport and other charming cities and towns.

»York Harbor Inn

York Harbor Inn


The York Harbor Inn is actually a group of inns with six different lodging options. The Main Inn has 22 guest rooms along with meeting rooms, banquet rooms, and two restaurants. Many of the rooms have fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and/or beach views. The Country Inn rooms have clock radios, irons with ironing boards, data ports, phones, and TVs. The Chapman Cottage has seven luxury rooms, some of which have oversized spa bathrooms or large private decks. The seven rooms at the Harbor Crest Inn are pet friendly and there are seven more rooms at Harbor Hill Inn, seven at the Harbor Cliffs Inn, and larger rooms in the Yorkshire Inn.

All guests can use the house computer, access wireless internet, enjoy daily newspapers, make local phone calls, and take advantage of parking. There are also beach towels to borrow and access to both the oceanfront Hartley Mason Park and the beach. There is a daily continental breakfast with coffee, herbal tea, juice, the chef’s hive honey, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, granola, and homemade pastries. You can get a drink, lunch, or dinner at the Ship’s Cellar Pub, where there is often live entertainment, or at the Tavern at Chapman Cottage.

480 York Street, York, Maine, website, Phone: 207-363-5119 Photo: York Harbor Inn

Weekend Getaways & Attractions: From NYC, Ohio, TX Places to Visit, PA, CA, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago

»The James Place Inn

The James Place Inn


This 1890 home is in the Victorian style and each of the rooms has its own unique décor. There are seven rooms in total to choose from and the entire property has free wireless internet. All rooms have air conditioning, individual thermostats, flat-screen TVs with cable and DVD players, queen or king beds, and private baths. Four rooms also have Jacuzzi tubs while one has a private deck and fireplace.

You can borrow a movie from the DVD library or relax on a hammock or chair on the café-style deck. There are afternoon refreshments such as tea and home-baked goods. The daily full breakfast always includes a range of choices such as fresh fruit salad, freshly baked goods, locally roasted gourmet coffee, eggs to order, French toast, pancakes, frittata or quiche, and Belgian waffles. The inn can also accommodate dietary restrictions with notice.

11 Holbrook Street, Freeport, Maine, website, Phone: 207-865-4486 Photo: The James Place Inn

Fun Vacations & Things to do near me: Montauk Places to See, Tampa Attractions, Fun Tucson Date Ideas, Charlotte Places to Go, Top 10 in Newport Beach

»Captain Fairfield Inn

Captain Fairfield Inn

This chic boutique bed and breakfast is in historic Kennebunkport’s heart with easy access to attractions. The nine coastal accommodations have a federal mansion charm and modern amenities. Each room has luxury designer bed linens, iPads, iPod docking stations, private baths, flat-screen TVs with DVD players and Apple TV, wireless internet, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, cork screws, wine glasses, and air conditioning. You can also choose a room with a gas fireplace, rainfall shower, soaking tub, writing desks, and/or private porch.

Guests have access to current magazines and daily newspapers and can also enjoy the use of umbrellas, board games, puzzles, the DVD library, the landscaped gardens and grounds, the outdoor lounge with its private seating areas and fire tables, and the indoor lounge with its wood-burning fireplace. The daily breakfast is locally sourced and made using fresh ingredients. In the afternoon, you can enjoy freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Guests can also order from the small plate menu or the carefully selected wine list. The guest pantry with French press coffee, organic tea, ice, and soda is available all day.

8 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, Maine, website, Phone: 207-967-4454 Photo: Captain Fairfield Inn

Fun places to visit, events, facts, all inclusive & photos of what to do last minute: Great Attractions near me & Free Activities

»Inn On Carleton Bed and Breakfast

Inn On Carleton Bed and Breakfast


This restored 1869 town home is in the West End neighborhood of Portland along a quiet street lined with trees and close to downtown. The six inviting rooms are on the second and the third floors. All have en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and electric fireplaces. Four of them have larger bathrooms and extra windows. Other amenities include writing desks, cozy settees, walk-in showers, chairs, extra privacy, and/or claw foot tubs.

Guests can take advantage of free parking on the property. A two-course breakfast is included in every stay. It features custom-roasted coffee, tea, and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The menu rotates daily, alternating between savory and sweet dishes or you can always opt for eggs any way you want. Dietary restrictions can be met with notice.

46 Carleton Street, Portland, Maine, website, Phone: 207-775-1910 Photo: Inn On Carleton Bed and Breakfast

You are reading "25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine Today" Back to Top or Best Weekend Vacations with Kids

Best things to do with kids: Santa Barbara, Poconos, Cleveland Events, Key West Free Things to Do, SF Activities, Sanibel Island, OR, SC

»Victorian By The Sea

Victorian By The Sea

This seaside inn is perfect for relaxing and provides easy access to the water along with gorgeous views. The seven rooms all have views of the ocean and are perfect for romance or a quiet stay. The rooms have fireplaces to add to the comfort along with ceiling fans, queen-sized beds, toiletries from Gilchrist and Soames, including a shower cap, a private bathroom with a shower, cotton terry robes, hair dryers, daily housekeeping, and chocolates. Some also have claw-foot tubs and there is daily housekeeping. One room is also pet friendly.

A gourmet breakfast is served daily in the sunroom with views of the sea. Breakfast is always made from scratch by the innkeepers and uses as many local and fresh ingredients as possible, including those from the inn’s garden. Breakfast includes juices, freshly baked muffins or other pastries, fresh fruit, and a main course that varies. There is also the option of locally harvested oats or granola with yogurt and fresh fruit. The inn can accommodate dietary restrictions with notice and there is a guest fridge to use.

33 Sea View Drive, Lincolnville, Maine, website, Phone: 207-236-3785 Photo: Victorian By The Sea

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine" Back to Top or More Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Honeymoon, Downtown Wedding Venues

Great places to visit: Chicago, What to Do in Moab, LA this Weekend, Pittsburgh

»The Brunswick Inn

The Brunswick Inn


The Brunswick Inn is in the heart of the downtown area along historic Park Row, meaning it is quiet and free from traffic yet close to everything, such as Bowdoin College, restaurants, and shops. There are 16 guest rooms plus suites, each of which has modern amenities and personal service. Just some of the amenities include fluffy towels, hair dryers, lotions, soaps, warm terry robes, wireless internet access, desks, phones, luggage racks, clock radios, ironing boards, and irons.

Suites also have televisions, as do all the rooms within the Carriage House. You can choose a room with a king, queen, double, or twin beds. Some rooms also have sitting rooms, multiple bedrooms, an additional half bath, or day beds. The Garden Cottage also adds a kitchenette and a DVD player. Guests can sit in one of the many sofas in the front parlor or relax outside on the shady front porch. You can also relax in the bar, which is open to the public and has multiple seating options and a fireplace. The complimentary breakfast is made fresh every morning and served by a roaring fire.

165 Park Row, Brunswick, Maine, website, Phone: 207-729-4914 Photo: The Brunswick Inn

Vacations for Couples, Packages, Date Night Ideas, Pictures of Romantic Hotels & Free Things to Do: Best Romantic Getaways

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine Cool Points of Interest" Back to Top or Best Towns, Safe Neighborhoods and Cities for Travel and Living

»The Cottages At Cabot Cove

The Cottages At Cabot Cove


These seasonal accommodations consist of 16 small cottages with all the amenities you need as well as extra privacy. Each cottage has its own amenities and size with views of the gardens and cove. Each cottage has a private patio, designer furnishings, thick fluffy towels, sheets with a high thread count, daily housekeeping, wireless internet, iHome docking stations, cable TV with DVD players, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, air conditioning, baseboard electric heat, ceiling fans, private baths with tile showers, and a full kitchen with a microwave, fridge, two-burner cooktop, tea kettle, and coffee pot. One also has a wet bar and two have full baths.

The peaceful grounds have areas for playing croquet or just relaxation. Guests are welcome to use the kayaks, beach cruisers, and row boats. The property’s location gives guests easy access to the cove and Dock Square for eating, art, and shopping. There are also available packages to enhance your stay, including those designed for honeymoons and babymoons. Each cottage receives a continental breakfast with orange juice and freshly baked pastries delivered to their door in the morning.

7 South Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine, website, Phone: 207-967-5424 Photo: The Cottages At Cabot Cove

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine" Back to Top or More Family Weekend Trips, Cool Vacation Spots & Destination Facts

Places to go with kids: Best Family Vacations, VA, IL, ID, OR, SC, Best Beach Vacations

»Newcastle Inn

Newcastle Inn


This coastal bed and breakfast lies on the Pemaquid Peninsula in the Damariscotta Region. The historical inn has numerous common areas to relax in and 14 guest rooms to choose from. Each room has a private bathroom, fluffy bathrobes, William Roam bath amenities, hair dryers, triple-sheeted beds, and a queen or king bed, although one has two twins. All rooms also have a through-the-wall unit or window air conditioner, while most have flat-screen TVs. You can also choose a guest room with a TV, gas stove or fireplace, or one that is pet friendly.

Guests can relax in the numerous common areas that include the outdoor deck, the pub, the sitting room, the living room, and the screened porch. The pub has beer and wine for purchase while the sitting room has a gas fireplace and TV. The entire inn has complimentary wireless internet. You can enjoy the complimentary beverages, bottomless cookie jar, and snacks in the guest pantry whenever you want. During the summer, a full breakfast is served either on the deck or inside when the weather is chillier. Breakfast includes a special blend created by Seacoast Coffee especially for this inn and coffee and tea is available by 7:30. Breakfast is served a bit later and includes a fruit course along with a hot entrée and meat on the side.

60 River Road, Newcastle, Maine, website, Phone: 207-563-5685 Photo: Newcastle Inn

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine this Weekend" Back to Top or Photos and Map of Conference & Wedding Destinations

»Inn At Bay Ledge

Inn At Bay Ledge


This inn has impressive views overlooking Frenchman Bay and a private beach with historic sites like Cathedral Rock and the Ovens. All rooms have views of the bay and some also have private decks. In the Main Inn, all rooms have queen or king four-poster or canopy beds, down comforters, designer linens, and feather beds. All rooms have private baths and some even have whirlpools. There are also three Hillside Cottages with access to the Main Inn’s common areas yet provide extra privacy and space. There is also the Summer Cottage with plenty of room and a river-stone fireplace.

Guests can relax on the front porch, by the pool, or in a seaside hammock. The Hill Cottages have a sauna and steam shower plus an in-ground pool and an old-fashioned porch with wicker furniture. If you pay attention, you are likely to see ospreys or bald eagles flying by or you can just sit in the gardens and listen to the birds. Begin the day with breakfast on the porch or in the sunroom with cereal, homemade granola, tea, coffee, hard-boiled eggs, pastries or muffins, bread, and a savory or sweet entrée. Afternoon tea is served every day as well.

150 Sand Point Road, Bar Harbor, Maine, website, Phone: 207-288-4204 Photo: Inn At Bay Ledge

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine & Things to Do near Me" Back to Top or Images of Hotels, Moving & Known for Attractions

Best attractions, points of interest & fun places to go near me: Virginia Beach, Chattanooga Things to See, What to See in Fort Lauderdale, Couples' Weekend, West Coast Tourist Attractions, Romantic Getaways in Florida

»Morning Glory Inn

Morning Glory Inn


This bed and breakfast is along the coast of southern Maine and is perfect for a getaway with easy access to beaches, hiking, museums, restaurants, boating, and more. You will find snacks in your room along with a king or queen bed, fresh flowers, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, an iron and ironing board, a private deck, and an en suite bath with Gilchrist and Soames products. One room also has a double shower and Jacuzzi.

Guests can relax in one of the two comfortable living rooms or in the cozy library with its selection of books. One living room has a fireplace while the other has a wood stove and there is wireless internet throughout the property. On nice days you can sit in the outdoor courtyard. There is a “bar” for guests to use with utensils, plates, mugs, Keurig pods, a microwave, an ice machine, a fridge, and a sink. Guests can also borrow beach towels or chairs and insulated beach bags. There is always coffee and tea available and fresh fruit and cookies are served in the late afternoon. Coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods are available early every morning with fresh fruit, Margie’s granola, and yogurt a bit later and a full homemade breakfast after.

120 Seabury Road, York, Maine, website, Phone: 207-363-2062 Photo: Morning Glory Inn

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine & Destinations" Back to Top or Beaches near Me

Holiday ideas: Birthday, Anniversary Ideas, Secluded, Girlfriend Getaways, Easter, Luxury, Beach Getaways, Memorial Day

»Bass Cottage Inn

Bass Cottage Inn


This bed and breakfast feels like a boutique hotel and has been providing guests with easy access to Downeast Maine, Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor for over a decade. The overall style of the inn, including the rooms, is clean and fresh with plenty of historical touches. Each of the ten rooms is named after a spice or seasoning and has an elegant feel.

All rooms have iPod docking stations on alarm clock radios, charging stations, L’Occitane bath amenities, flat-screen TVs with DVD layers, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, a carafe of chilled water, and central air conditioning. Other amenities vary slightly according to the room, but can include wooden floors, high ceilings, cozy fireplaces, gas stoves, leather or rattan armchairs, tub/shower combinations, Victorian claw-foot soaking tubs, two-person jetted tubs, love seats, and king or queen beds.

Breakfast is included in the room rate and features Maine-roasted coffee and fresh scones. Main dishes may include Maine lobster quiche, banana ricotta pancakes, a scramble with locally smoked Atlantic salmon, and crème brûlée French toast. All dishes are made to order and guests can always choose between a healthy choice, a sweet dish, and a savory dish. You can also access the guest pantry at all hours for beverages or snacks.

14 The Field, Bar Harbor, Maine, website, Phone: 207-288-1234 Photo: Bass Cottage Inn

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine" Back to Top or More Wedding Ideas, Honeymoon, Getting Married & Romantic Places

Top points of interest in: Solvang, New Orleans, Mobile Date Ideas, Durham, Romantic Getaways in Michigan

»1802 House Bed & Breakfast Inn

1802 House Bed & Breakfast Inn


This bed and breakfast is a historic colonial inn by the quiet Maine coastline, surrounded by towering pines and landscaped gardens. The six guest rooms have modern amenities and comforts like flat-screen TVs, complimentary wireless internet, audio docking stations, plush robes, premium bedding, queen-sized beds, tiled private baths, and deluxe toiletries. Some rooms also have Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in showers, sleigh beds, and fireplaces.

In the summer, you can relax on the porch in a rocking chair and in the winter, sit inside and enjoy a fire in the fireplace. The day begins with a three-course gourmet breakfast made using organic and local ingredients. It consists of fruit juice, homemade breads or muffins, seasonal fruit, and a main entrée. You can also opt for a breakfast-to-go and dietary requirements can be met with notice. Every afternoon, the inn serves homemade cookies, cold and hot beverages, and additional treats. The inn’s location means that Dock Square is only a short walk away, giving you easy access to restaurants, galleries, and shops.

15 Locke Street, Kennebunkport, Maine, website, Phone: 207-967-5632 Photo: 1802 House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Vacation Ideas: Panama, Lyon, Wisconsin, Munich, Prescott, Hawaii, WA

»Blue Harbor House Inn

Blue Harbor House Inn

This bed and breakfast is perfect for renewal and relaxation while visiting Camden. Guests are treated to relaxing accommodations, delicious food, and Scottish hospitality in an inn that is only two blocks from Camden Harbor, shopping, dining, and more. The eleven guest rooms and suites all have a traditional coastal style with clean lines, a nautical nod, and European flair. They have air conditioning, soft triple-sheet bedding, wireless internet, hair dryers, Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, alarm clocks featuring USB ports, bottled water, flat-screen TVs with cable, and en suite bathrooms.

Some accommodations have an extra TV, a gas fireplace, a steam shower plus a rainfall shower head, a claw-foot soaking tub, and/or a private entrance. Relax on a rocking chair on the side porch or on a sofa or chair in the comfortable parlor. Guests have access to a computer, a library of DVDs and books, a guest fridge with complimentary bottled water and ice, and a concierge service. The daily two-course breakfast begins with a starter course, coffee or tea, and juice and is followed by an entrée made with local, fresh ingredients. In the afternoon, you can enjoy home-baked treats and cakes.

67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine, website, Phone: 207-236-3196 Photo: Blue Harbor House Inn

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine" Back to Top or Life in the Suburbs, Places to Eat & More Fun Weekend Getaways

Romantic ideas: Terranea, Rosario Resort, Hutton Hotel, The National Hotel, The Westin Verasa Napa, The Landing Resort

»Blair Hill Inn

Blair Hill Inn

This inn has the only spa on Moosehead Lake and is perfectly situated for those who love the mountains and the lake. There are ten guest rooms within this sweeping mansion, all with huge windows that you can open to let in the mountain air and sunshine. All rooms have queen or king beds, comfortable sitting areas, large HD TVs, reading lamps on bedside tables, free wireless internet, an ice bucket, a bottle opener and wine glasses, fans, guides, air conditioners, and irons with ironing boards. Many also have wood-burning fireplaces and you can request a turn-down service. In the bathroom, you will find a loofah sponge, mouthwash, all-natural bath products, a magnifying mirror, a hair dryer, thick towels, and plush robes.

During their free time, guests can explore the 21 acres of land owned by the inn, including hillside perches over Moosehead Lake. Take advantage of the guests’ fridge and freezer or use the refreshment center with its Keurig and selection of beverages. Guests also have access to beach chairs and towels, sunscreen, bug spray, and a selection of books, games, CDs, movies, a spa, and a fitness center. The on-site gourmet restaurant has a farm-to-table menu or you can get a drink in the cocktail lounge. Breakfast is included with every stay.

351 Lily Bay Road, Greenville, Maine, website, Phone: 207-695-0224 Photo: Blair Hill Inn

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine for Locals & Tourists - Restaurants, Wedding Venues & Hotels" Back to Top or More Pictures of Fun Vacation Spots

Texas getaways: Travaasa Austin, Tremont House, Lake Austin Spa Resort, Sage Hill Inn

»Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn and Conference Center

Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn and Conference Center

This Maine bed and breakfast is a farm inn that prides itself on its green practices and on providing quiet, high-quality lodging. You get the all services you would expect from a hotel, like flat-screen cable TVs, private baths, individual climate control, hair dryers, makeup remover wipes, toiletries, irons with ironing boards, and free wireless internet in every room. Some rooms also have huge Jacuzzi tubs, private decks, and fireplaces. Certain rooms can have a rollaway bed as well.

Guests will find numerous common areas along with an outdoor hot tub, a sauna, and a spacious front porch with seating. You can take a guided tour to visit the farm animals in the barn, which are situated far enough away so you won’t be bothered by noises. There are also llamas and chickens on the property and the yard attracts wildlife such as white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and moose. The entire property covers 130 acres for hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. There is also a full-service bar or you can use the guest kitchen, where you will find coffee, tea, and hot chocolate 24/7 along with baked goods. You can enjoy a full custom breakfast or a breakfast to go.

11 Inn Road, Hallowell, Maine, website, Phone: 800-622-2708 Photo: Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn and Conference Center

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine" Back to Top or More Conference Venues & Places to Get Married, Where is a Great Place to Elope

Detroit, MI: MOCAD, The Whitney

»The Inns at Greenleaf Lane

The Inns at Greenleaf Lane

The inns are actually a series of two inns, The Admiral’s Quarters Inn and The Greenleaf Inn, separated by the parking area. Both inns were built during the early 1800s and served as homes for sea captains. Now they have an oceanfront location with amazing views of the inner and outer harbors. Each room has its own private fireplace, a TV with DVD player, a mini fridge, and air conditioning. Most also have private decks and all have water views.

The library and parlor have a high-speed internet station, or you can use the free wireless internet from anywhere on the property. This room also has movies, videos, games, and books. The living room has plenty of seating and a wood-burning fireplace and there is another fireplace in the sunroom, where you will also find wicker furniture. Other common areas include the spacious grounds, the living room deck, the sunny breakfast area, and the wraparound porch. The full gourmet breakfast can be enjoyed at an outdoor café table or at a private table and includes coffee or tea, fresh orange juice, eggs, fresh local cheese, house-made cereal, fresh fruit with yogurt and homemade granola, and a main dish.

65 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, website, Phone: 207-633-3100 Photo: The Inns at Greenleaf Lane

You are reading "25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine Today" Back to Top or Best Weekend Vacations with Kids

Lancaster, PA: Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster Central Market, Lancaster Science Factory, Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, North Museum of Nature and Science, President James Buchanan’s Wheatland, The Phillips Museum of Art

»West End Inn

West End Inn


Located in the West End neighborhood of Portland, this inn is surrounded by historical architecture and it is actually a restored property. Each of the six guestrooms has a private bath, iPod docking station, wireless internet, and flat-screen TV. Relax on Oeko-Tex certified linens and enjoy earth-friendly toiletries in the bathroom, where there is also a hair dryer to help with your morning routine.

The full made-to-order breakfast is served in the east-facing dining room which has 12-foot ceilings. In the afternoon, enjoy tea in the library by the gas fireplace. Breakfast includes freshly baked muffins and fresh fruit along with a meal cooked to order from a list of sweet or savory entrées. If you prefer, you can enjoy the continental breakfast with homemade organic granola, juice, fresh muffins, and organic yogurt, which is served before the multi-course breakfast.

146 Pine Street, Portland, Maine, website, Phone: 800-338-1377 Photo: West End Inn

Traverse City, MI: Brys Estate

»Windward Bed & Breakfast

Windward Bed & Breakfast

This is the only place in Camden with a full-menu complimentary breakfast and the inn’s location means that it is just a few minutes’ walk from all the local attractions. The sheets are all Egyptian cotton with a high thread count and have been hand pressed. Rooms also have flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and hair dryers. Many rooms also have smart TVs and many have Jacuzzis, claw foot tubs, mini fridges, or fireplaces.

The entire property has wireless internet for guests to enjoy and there is plenty of off-street parking. Breakfast starts off with fresh fruit and gourmet coffee followed by your choice from the menu. Everything is prepared individually for you and made with local organic ingredients. You can find traditional American comfort foods along with numerous gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, all of which are clearly labeled for your convenience. There are also afternoon snacks to enjoy.

6 High Street, Camden, Maine, website, Phone: 877-492-9656 Photo: Windward Bed & Breakfast

You are reading "25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine this Weekend" Back to Top or More Family Vacations

Florida getaways: Innisbrook Golf Resort, Hotel Zamora, Westcott House, Waldorf Orlando

»The Waterford Inn

The Waterford Inn


This 19th-century farmhouse is along a picturesque country lane and sits on 25 acres filled with woods and fields. There are eight guest rooms, each with its own theme and style. Some have wood stoves or private porches. Other potential room amenities include bay windows, ceiling fans, twin beds, double beds, queen or king beds, private or semi-private baths, and skylights.

On the expansive property, guests can explore the rolling terrain, old red barn, and farm pond. The common rooms are filled with art and antiques and the library has an extensive collection that will appeal to everyone. The inn is pet friendly, so you don’t have to leave any member of your family behind. A country-style breakfast is included with every stay. You can also enjoy a four-course dinner on fine china for an additional fee.

258 Chadbourne Road, Waterford, Maine, website, Phone: 207-583-4037 Photo: The Waterford Inn

Rehoboth Beach, DE: Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market, Rehoboth Boardwalk

»Pilgrim’s Inn

Pilgrim’s Inn

This bed and breakfast is ideal for relaxation or romance with views of the picturesque Northwest Harbor. The building actually dates back to 1793, but has been restored and maintained to become part of the National Register of Historic Places. There are 12 rooms along with three cottages to choose from. The rooms all have private bathrooms with natural bath products, historical décor, air conditioning, hair dryers, bathrobes, and fine linens.

There is free wireless internet throughout the property along with a guest computer and a guest phone line. Guests can relax on an Adirondack chair beside the property’s tranquil mill pond or in the game room, with its cable TV and board games or the library, which is packed with books. The daily breakfast is a gourmet affair that begins with local and freshly brewed coffee, homemade pastries, and the hot entrée, which varies and can be something such as applewood-smoked bacon or Maine blueberry pancakes. There are also lighter breakfast choices if you need to get moving early. A dinner menu is also available. Throughout the day, you can help yourself to beverages, homemade cookies, and fresh fruit.

20 Main Street, Deer Isle, Maine, website, Phone: 207-348-6615 Photo: Pilgrim’s Inn

Washington D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Washington Monument, National Museum of American History, United States Capitol

»Hartwell House Inn

Hartwell House Inn


Ogunquit is known for its beauty all year round, particularly in the height of winter when it is covered in snow, and the Hartwell House Inn provides a romantic escape with easy access to everything you need. There are 16 guest rooms divided between two buildings, each with their own unique appointments and themes. Every room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, complimentary wireless internet, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, bottled water, Turkish towels, corkscrews, wine glasses, alarm clocks, hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards.

Deluxe rooms and suites have complimentary brandy and these rooms plus suites also have French doors leading to the terrace or deck. Some rooms also have separate sitting rooms, decks, Jacuzzis, and/or kitchenettes. The Lower House has the check-in office and here you will find afternoon tea and breakfast. It is surrounded by the expansive lawn plus the gardens. The Upper House is further back at the top of a small hill with some added privacy. Exit the inn’s property and you are just a few steps from Perkins Cove Harbor and a short walk to the beach.

312 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine, website, Phone: 207-646-7210 Photo: Hartwell House Inn

Getaways from NYC: Castle Hotel, Daniel Webster Inn, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Buttermilk Falls Inn

»Pomegranate Inn

Pomegranate Inn

The Pomegranate Inn has a one-of-a-kind environment, offering a soothing sanctuary with plenty of arty panache. There are eight guestrooms perfect for romance, business traveling, or simply visiting Portland. Each room has free wireless internet access, air conditioning, premium spa-quality robes, private baths, hair dryers, cork screws, wine glasses, irons, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, and other essentials. Some also feature gas fireplaces.

Guests can play a game in the parlor on the third floor, read or relax in the front lounge, or just walk around the property to enjoy its impressive collection of art. There are always complimentary cookies in the dining lounge and breakfast is a small-plate affair that lets you sample sweet and savory items. In addition to a range of plates to choose from, you get fresh fruit and juice, organic tea, rich-roasted coffee, and baked goods. These baked goods are also available throughout the day.

49 Neal Street, Portland, Maine, website, Phone: 207-772-1006 Photo: Pomegranate Inn

South Carolina: DuPont Planetarium, Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University , Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina State Museum

»Whitehall

Whitehall

This is a seasonal Camden hotel that is closed during the winter and has recently undergone a renovation to show off both the property’s unique history and the town’s natural beauty. The rooms have luxury, super-soft linens, Lather bath amenities, wireless internet, LED Smart TVs with Apple TV, iPod docking stations, iPads with local information, ice buckets, waffle kimono robes, fridges, irons, air conditioning, hair dryers, wine glasses, corkscrews, Keurig coffee makers, and daily housekeeping.

Sit under the stars or warm up by a fire pit. You can also play corn hole or shuffleboard or have a swing in the rope chair. The covered porches have seating areas and rockers while the front patio has a lounging space and fire pit. There are also numerous common rooms inside, as well as a concierge service and free parking. The inn has an on-site restaurant, Pig + Poet, which serves sustainable Maine dishes with local ingredients. The homemade breakfast is a small-plate affair that lets you try a bit of everything. You can enjoy tea and local coffee between 8am and 4 pm.

52 High Street, Camden, Maine, website, Phone: 207-236-3391 Photo: Whitehall

California destinations: Menlo Park, Monterey, Malibu, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Cambria, Palo Alto, Tiny Houses

»Kendall Tavern Inn Bed And Breakfast

Kendall Tavern Inn Bed And Breakfast

The Kendall Tavern Inn was built during the early 1800s and has been hosting travelers on and off for nearly 200 years. It is in a historic residential area that is pleasant and quiet yet just a short walk to the Freeport Village. Each room has new flat-screen TVs along with streaming video and DVDs, an en suite bathroom, high-speed wireless internet, and climate controls. Some rooms also have room for up to four people, extra windows, and/or four-poster beds.

You can relax outside on the New England-style porch filled with Adirondack chairs or in the back patio with its umbrellas and tables. Inside, relax in the living room or library by the fireplaces. The daily breakfast always features assorted juices, tea, coffee, freshly baked treats, fruit, and a sweet or savory entrée. The inn can accommodate dietary needs with advance notice and there are alternative breakfasts available, including plain scrambled eggs, plain French toast, and cold or hot cereal. Visit the library in the afternoon and evening to get homemade treats or cookies or the coffee and tea that is available at all hours.

213 Main Street, Freeport, Maine, website, Phone: 207-865-1338 Photo: Kendall Tavern Inn Bed And Breakfast

"25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine for Couples" Back to Top or More Elopement Ideas & Sights

Kansas City, MO: Things to Do, Romantic Getaways, Kansas City Zoo, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

»Bufflehead Cove

Bufflehead Cove

This inn is right by the woods on the Kennebunk River and offers complete privacy or easy access to historic Kennebunkport. There is a range of cozy rooms designed for comfort as well as a cottage that is ideal for extra privacy or romance. Each of the six guest rooms has air conditioning, a private bath, a private patio or balcony, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, an iPod docking station, an iron and ironing board, wireless internet, micro-fiber robes, Turkish towels, luxurious linens, triple sheeting, fiber and down-filled bedding, toiletries from Gilchrist and Soames, bottled water, sherry, wine glasses, a corkscrew, freshly cut flowers, and a nightly turn down service. Some also have fireplaces, fridges, Bose radio, and/or spa tubs.

Guests can relax on the porch, which is great for viewing wildlife in its natural habitat. You will find a selection of books and magazines to enjoy along with a complimentary morning paper and wireless internet. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace and there is waterfront seating. Guests also get full concierge service, beach parking passes, beach umbrellas, and beach chairs. The breakfast is made with fresh, local ingredients and the inn is known for its house-made specialties. There are beverages and cheese in the afternoon.

20 Bufflehead Cove Lane, Kennebunk, Maine, website, Phone: 207-967-3879 Photo: Bufflehead Cove

Virginia vacations: Richmond, Charlottesville Tourism, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Roanoke, Norfolk, Alexandria, Hampton, Arlington, Richmond Restaurants



25 Best Romantic Summer Getaways in Maine