Romantic Places in Maine
-Southern Maine- Sandy beaches, ship captain’s homes and historic colonial buildings. Kennebunkport A sophisticated coastal village and summer home to a president. Captain Lord Mansion Pleasant and Green Streets Kennebunkport, Maine T: +1 207 967-3141. 16 room b&b. US$ 195- www.captainlord.com Meticulously restored 1812 Federal home, this romantic hotel is located in Kennebunkport’s historic residential area. Greater Portland Area Explore Portland’s cobblestoned Old Port, then take the Casco Ferry to Peaks Island, an enclave favored by artists and creative types. Inn on Peaks Island 33 Island Ave. Peaks Island, ME T: +1 207 766-5200. 7 rooms. US$ 199- www.innonpeaks.com Recently under new ownership, the inn and restaurant is located a 15 minute ferry ride from Portland’s historic Old Port. -Central Maine- Rolling hills, artist retreats and quaint coastal villages. It includes Camden, a popular summer resort town. Camden Located in beautiful Penobscot Bay, Camden is a picture-perfect harbour town with steep rocky cliffs, 18th century windjammers, and a mountain backdrop. Drive 2.5 hours north of Kennebunkport to reach it. Inn at Sunrise Point Camden, Maine T: +1 207 236-7716. 3 guestrooms & 5 cottages b&b. US$ 170- www.sunrisepoint.com The Inn is an upscale shingle-style "cottage" b&b owned by a travel book author. This romantic getaway sits on 4 acres of lawn and rocky shore in a secluded area outside bustling Camden. Guestrooms overlook the ocean. -Down East & Acadia Region- The easternmost part of Maine contains mysterious off-shore islands and beautiful Acadia National Park. This frontier region is located just north of Central Maine coastal region. Mount Desert Island Aristocrats, nature lovers and renowned painters—including Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church—summered here. John D. Rockerfeller donated 11,000 acres of his beloved Maine retreat to the national park service. Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island By the 1880′s Bar Harbor, a harbor town surrounded by Acadia National Park on three sides and the Atlantic Ocean on the fourth, had blossomed into a summer social capitol. Today you’ll find arts festivals, restaurants and high-end boutique shops. Ullikana 16 The Field Bar Harbor, Maine T: +1 207 288-9552. 10 room b&b. US$ 195- www.ullikana.com Located in a peaceful garden setting, this tastefully decorated 1885 Tudor house is just a block away from bustling Main St. Some rooms have terrraces with views overlooking Frenchman Bay. Inn at Bay Ledge 150 Sand Point Road Bar Harbor, Maine T: +1 207 288-4204. 10 rooms. US$ 150- www.innatbayledge.com Set on a wooded cliff a few miles outside town, the inn includes a grand piano, a private pebble beach, and tiered terraces with spectacular views over Frenchman Bay. -Katahdin-Moosehead Lake Region- A magnificent pristine nature reigns here, beckoning the sportsman and nature lover alike. This wooded inland region includes Maine’s tallest peak, Mt. Katahdin, and its largest fresh water lake, Moosehead Lake.
The Lodge at Moosehead Lake Greenville, ME T: +1 207 695-4400. 9 rooms. US$ 250- www.lodgeatmooseheadlake.com 1917 Cape Cod Colonial with stunning views of Moose Lake. The lodge’s decor is rustic yet refined. It’s a four season resort with onsite restaurant and safari packages.