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.
1. The Cottages At Cabot Cove
© The Cottages At Cabot Cove
These seasonal accommodations in Kennebunkport 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 packages available 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. Things to Do in Kennebunkport
7 South Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine, Phone: 207-967-5424
2. 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 whirlpool 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, Phone: 207-865-4486
3. 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, Phone: 207-236-3785
4. The Inn on Carleton
© The Inn on Carleton
This restored 1869 town home in Portland 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. Things to do in Portland
46 Carleton Street, Portland, Maine, Phone: 207-775-1910
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5. 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, Phone: 207-288-1234
6. 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, Phone: 207-695-0224
7. 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, whirlpool 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, Phone: 207-363-5119
8. 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 are available. 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, Phone: 207-563-5685
9. 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, Phone: 207-288-4204
10. 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 whirlpool.
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, Phone: 207-363-2062
11. 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, Phone: 207-967-4454
12. 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 whirlpool 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, Phone: 207-967-5632
13. 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, Phone: 207-236-3196
14. 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. New England day trips
165 Park Row, Brunswick, Maine, Phone: 207-729-4914
15. 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 whirlpool 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, Phone: 800-622-2708
16. 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, Phone: 207-633-3100
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17. 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, Phone: 800-338-1377
18. 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 whirlpools, 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. Things to Do in Camden
6 High Street, Camden, Maine, Phone: 877-492-9656
19. 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, Phone: 207-583-4037
20. 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, Phone: 207-348-6615
21. 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, whirlpools, 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, Phone: 207-646-7210
22. 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, Phone: 207-772-1006
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.
52 High Street, Camden, Maine, Phone: 207-236-3391
24. 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, Phone: 207-865-1338
25. 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, Phone: 207-967-3879
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More Ideas: Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor
Overlooking the picturesque waters of Northeast Harbor in Maine, the Asticou Inn is a classic retreat surrounded by beautiful flower gardens that offer deluxe accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and warm and welcoming service. Providing unrivaled hospitality for over 100 years, the Asticou Inn features 48 rooms spread across several buildings and enjoys first-class amenities such as a heated swimming pool, a clay tennis court, and free parking. The Asticou Inn is ideally situated for exploring the area and is within close proximity to many of the region’s main attractions, including the Asticou Azalea Garden, Thuya Garden, and the Acadia National Park.
The Asticou Inn features 48 well-appointed guest rooms spread across several buildings, namely the Main Inn, which houses 31 guest rooms, and the Cranberry Lodge, Topsider Cottages, Bird Bank, and Blue Spruce. Individually decorated guest rooms and suites are decorated in country-style décor with contemporary furnishings, king, queen, double or twin beds with deluxe linens, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and soaking tubs, and pullout sleeper sofas for additional guests. Some rooms and suites have small balconies or screened in porches, while the lodge chambers, houses, and cottages have fully equipped kitchenettes with dining areas and flat panel televisions, and all have complimentary wireless Internet.
The Asticou Inn is home to the Asticou Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner from mid-May through late October. Guests staying at the Inn can enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning, which includes an array of fresh fruit, freshly baked pastries and bread, cereals, yogurt, hot made-to-order entrées and coffee and tea. The restaurant also serves lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, and features an indoor dining room and outdoor deck on which guests can enjoy alfresco dining under the stars in the warm summer months. The creative menu features traditional Maine fare such as seafood chowder, lobster stew, crab cakes, popovers, and homemade ice cream.
Amenities at the Asticou Inn range from the on-site Asticou restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to a heated swimming pool, clay tennis courts and a library and TV room. A 24-hour front desk and free seasonal shuttle services are also available for convenience.
Weddings & Events
The Asticou Inn caters for a variety of events and functions from brunches and weddings to cocktail receptions and dinner parties for up to 200 guests. The Inn features several venues for ceremonies and receptions, including the Inn’s beautiful green lawns and flower gardens, fine dining restaurant and swimming pool deck, all of which boast stunning views.
15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, ME, Phone: 207-276-3344
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More Ideas: Inn at Ocean’s Edge in Lincolnville
Resting on the Western shore of picturesque Penobscot Bay, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge is a serene retreat that lies between the sandy curve of Lincolnville Beach and the historic port of Camden. Exuding an ambiance quintessential to Maine, the oceanfront boutique hotel features luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities and facilities, gracious hospitality, and spectacular views of the ocean. Situated in the heart of Camden Village, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge is ideally located within close proximity to the many quaint shops and bustling harbor, the vibrant artist colony of Belfast and the beautiful sandy beaches of Lincolnville.
The Inn at Ocean’s Edge features 32 well-appointed and beautifully decorated guest rooms and luxury suites with panoramic ocean views. Accommodations are spread across three locations, namely the Main Inn, the Hilltop building, and the Pool House. All feature king-sized beds with designer linens, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, terry bathrobes, and designer branded products, and spacious living areas with gas fireplaces, mini-fridges, and private balconies with beautiful views. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions, individual climate control, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
The Main Inn is at the center of the beautiful 22-acre property and is home to 18 well-appointed guest rooms, along with the breakfast room, the fitness center, front desk, full service bar and several communal areas such as a large balcony and patio overlooking the ocean.
The Hilltop building can be found next to the Main Inn and offers a more private, tranquil space with 12 spacious guestrooms, each of which has private balconies with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay. Located on the second floor of the pool house, overlooking the swimming pool and hot tub, the Pool House suites are ideal for discerning guests wanting something special.
A delicious buffet-style breakfast is served every morning in the lobby of the Main Inn and includes fresh fruits and cereals, various cheeses, cold cuts, and smoked salmon and a variety of freshly baked homemade bread, bagels, muffins, scones, and pastries. A signature made-to-order hot entrée is also served each day and ranges from blueberry pancakes to eggs benedict and coffee and tea are available earlier for the early risers.
The Inn at Ocean's Edge offers an array of first class amenities and guest services, including exclusive spa services at the Poolhouse Spa, which features two massage rooms, a hot tub, and a cedar sauna, and a heated outdoor infinity edge swimming pool with sun deck and outdoor fireplace. The Inn’s pub and lounge offer an ideal spot for an early evening drink by the crackling fire or on a lounger in the outdoor lounge area overlooking the picturesque Penobscot Bay.
The Inn at Ocean's Edge is ideally situated in the heart of Camden and offers an array of coastal and outdoor adventures and activities to enjoy, ranging from hiking and biking on Mount Battie to kayaking and classic schooner cruises. Guests can also enjoy guided fishing trips and day trips to Deer Isle, Acadia National Park, and Boothbay Harbor. There are several 18-hole golf courses in the Rockland and Northport areas, and a selection of day trips from wildlife viewing to visiting historic lighthouses.
Weddings & Events
The Inn at Ocean’s Edge offers a beautiful venue for special celebrations and occasions, such as weddings, receptions, and other functions. Surrounded by 15 acres of pristine gardens, rolling lawns, and dense woodlands, along with a stunning infinity swimming pool and spectacular ocean views, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge promises a memorable occasion. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge specializes in small weekend destination weddings of up to 120 guests from early May through the end of June and again from September through mid-October and caters for all types of events from casual to formal affairs.
20 Stonecoast Road, Lincolnville, Maine 04849, Phone: 207-236-0945
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Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Cliff House Resort is an iconic Maine retreat. Set on 70 acres of pristine oceanfront landscapes on top of Bald Head Cliff, this sprawling resort and spa was built in 1872 and has been captivating guests with its luxury and charm ever since. Located minutes from Ogunquit’s sandy beach and just over an hour north of Boston on the southern coast of Maine, the resort features deluxe accommodations, first-class amenities and facilities, award-winning cuisine, and breathtaking panoramic views. Each of the retreat’s guest rooms and suites is beautifully appointed and stylishly decorated with handcrafted elements and coastal accents and boast en-suite bathrooms and private terraces with incomparable oceanfront views. Deluxe amenities and facilities include four swimming pools, including one adults-only pool, an exclusive full-service spa with an outdoor meditation labyrinth, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a full range of equipment and classes on offer. An excellent restaurant serves superlative cuisine, and a casual lounge and poolside grill offer a relaxing place for drinks. The Cliff House Resort also features over 25,000 square feet of event space for unforgettable weddings, social gatherings, or corporate retreats, capturing the best of New England in every season.
The Cliff House Resort features beautifully appointed and stylishly decorated accommodations in the form of 226 elegant guest rooms, luxury suites, and a quintessential New England Cottage. Accommodations are custom designed in a charming coastal style with contemporary coastal chic décor, handcrafted elements, and soft-hued nautical accents. Polished rooms feature king or queen size beds with deluxe linens and Maine Cuddledown comforters, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, deep soaking tubs, thick towels and bathrobes and Red Flower bath products. Luxury suites have spacious living areas with work desks and chairs, comfortable sleeper sofa beds, gas fireplaces and wet bars, while most rooms and suite have private terraces with Adirondack chairs and full or partial ocean or coastline views. Modern amenities in every room include LCD flat screen televisions with cable channels, telephones, hairdryers, and complimentary wireless Internet.
The Cliff House Resort offers a selection of elegant and casual dining experiences, along with a delicious complimentary breakfast every morning. The resort’s signature restaurant, The Tiller is an inviting oceanfront dining destination with panoramic views of Cape Neddick and serves seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus of delicious coastal cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
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A delicious complimentary continental breakfast is served on the covered porch every morning and includes freshly brewed coffee and tea, fresh fruit and juices, warm baked goods, cold and hot cereals, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, bagels, and bread.
Amenities and Recreation
Upscale amenities at The Cliff House Resort include four swimming pools, including one adults-only pool, an exclusive full-service spa with an outdoor meditation labyrinth, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a full range of equipment and classes on offer. The resort boasts an excellent restaurant, along with a more casual poolside grill and elegant lounge for drinks, and guests are treated to a complimentary continental breakfast every morning.
Wedding & Events
The Cliff House Resort offers an unrivaled setting for New England weddings with captivating indoor and outdoor venues and panoramic ocean views, exceptional cuisine and first-class amenities and services for up to 250 guests. The pristine grounds of the Resort provide an array of beautiful settings for outdoor ceremonies overlooking the ocean that are also perfect ideal for hosting cocktail events or welcoming receptions. The magnificent Atlantic Ballroom features a stunning vaulted beamed ceiling in cedar wood and boasts expansive panoramic windows that embrace the unobstructed views of the Atlantic. Services include expert catering and wedding specialists who take care of every detail, along with the provision of award-winning cuisine.
591 Shore Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902, Phone: 207-361-1000