It is always difficult for us at Select Registry to choose just a few examples to demonstrate how wonderful our bed & breakfast listings are. We hold them all to high standards to provide you an exceptional experience.
This is true for this edition of our recommended tranquil bed & breakfast destinations along Maine’s coastline. In the interest of brevity, we have placed just a few here on our short list for you to peruse, as they represent what you can find in one of the nation’s most coveted states for relaxing in an extraordinary setting.
Camden Maine Stay Inn
This cozy and romantic Camden bed & breakfast is the second oldest of the 66 homes listed on National Register of Historic Places in the High Street Historic District. Built in 1802, staying at the Inn will bring you the peace you deserve as you enjoy any one of the eight uniquely decorated guestrooms.
Here you will be hard pressed not to feel a sense of history and tradition, which asks you to slow down and enjoy each precious minute. Every room comes with its own private bathroom, and some come with fireplaces. Relax in a sumptuous bathrobe as you take advantage of all the wonderful amenities offered.
Each morning brings a gourmet breakfast in the intimate dining room or on the beautiful sun porch overlooking the Inn’s two-acre garden. Afternoon treats are available for your pleasure and in the evening, you can saunter over to one of the 15 exceptional restaurants nearby
Camden Maine Stay Inn has created special packages and offers, including picnics to take with you for your walk along the shore. The town itself offers many activities. A mere two blocks down the lovely tree-lined streets puts you right at the harbor park where you can enjoy the charming shops and restaurants. Four blocks and you’ll be ready to enter the over 30 miles of gorgeous Camden Hills State Park Trails.
The Inns at Blackberry Common
Right in the heart of town, this Camden bed & breakfast is only three blocks from the harbor. A 200-year-old Colonial home plus an 1849 Victorian mansion create sister inns that stand side by side. Here you have a choice between 18 charming guestrooms and suites, complete with queen and king beds, private baths, hardwood floors, ornate plaster moldings, original tin ceilings, and impeccable furnishings.
Romantic and tranquil, these stately accommodations are on one-acre of impeccably tended gardens. Walk the winding paths to find hidden areas to dream in and you will experience the peace and quiet you deserve.
Gourmet breakfasts are served each morning, using local ingredients as well as fresh herbs from the garden. During the quiet season, dinner is served at the Inn, and you can also benefit from the excellent culinary classes given by Chef Jim.
Nearby you will find all the shopping, antiquing, galleries, museums, and outdoor activities you could want. No matter the season, you can take advantage of a beautiful setting for whatever strikes your fancy.
This seaside haven is located in Lincolnville, where you can experience a luxurious getaway complete with ocean views. An AAA Four-Diamond Inn on five secluded acres, this tranquil hideaway is only a few minutes away from the town of Camden.
Drink in the sea air and the music of the waves as you watch the sun play over the water at Penobscot Bay. Select one of the nine beautifully furnished rooms in the Main House or one of the five elegant cottages situated at the edge of the water. You can also indulge in the beauteous two-bedroom Loft suite nestled among the trees.
Every room features an ocean view, private deck, fine linens, plush robes, and private access to the water. Linger over a sumptuous three-course breakfast before you set forth, featuring Maine specialties made with organic produce. In the evening there are many excellent restaurants nearby where you can unwind after your day.
Whether you choose to quietly walk the beach or dip into any one of the many activities offered in Camden and its surroundings, you will be surrounded by extraordinary views, delightful places to explore, and a hospitable stay that will become the backdrop for many special memories.
Captain Jefferds Inn
In the splendid village of Kennebunkport, this 1804 sea captain’s home has 15 rooms and suites, five of which are in the attached carriage house. With queen and king size beds, fine linens, down-filled comforters and pillows, private baths, plush robes and towels, fresh flowers, and other amenities, you will find the Inn to be charming and hospitable.
Located in the historic district filled with lush lawns and gardens, Captain Jefferds Inn is right near the village center where you can enjoy the many art galleries, antique stores, and cafes. Take a long walk on the beach, or a garden tour. Hike one of the many nature trails within the national and state parks, or ask about the special packages offered.
Inn at Ullikana
In a secluded area right by the sea in the heart of Bar Harbor, this 1885 English Tudor home boasts exceptional guestrooms with private baths, many of which come with fireplaces or private terraces with water views. Old-fashioned gardens festoon the grounds, providing respite as you shed your cares from back home.
Delicious breakfasts are served each morning on the patio overlooking Frenchman Bay or in the lovely dining room with views of the terrace fountain. Should you need them, refreshments are ready for you in the afternoon, and at day’s end, you are invited to sit before the fire to ruminate on all you’ve done.
Enjoy all that Bar Harbor has to offer in addition to the gracious waterfront coast. Whether you decide to make your vacation a quiet retreat or a more active getaway, your stay at the Inn at Ullikana will provide you with all that you need.
In Deer Isle, the Pilgrim’s Inn takes a deserved place in the National Register of Historic Places. With 12 rooms and three cottages you have the pleasure of exquisite décor, private baths with high-end bath products, fine linens, wooden floors, and views of the Northwest Harbor or the tranquil pond at the back of the Inn.
The bed & breakfast’s common rooms are designed with ultimate comfort in mind, with grand views of the harbor and the gardens. Find yourself a nook to read, sip a glass of wine, or chat with friends. Featured in the book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die,” it is not difficult to see just how fortunate you are to have booked a room in this fine establishment.
After an exceptional breakfast, let the staff help you plan your day. From all of the outdoor activities you could imagine to an art gallery tour, hiking in one of nature preserves, or visiting one of the local farmers markets, you can expect a beautiful adventure as you discover the beauties of Deer Isle and its surroundings.
Visit Acadia National Park or Isle au Haut, or sail Penobscot Bay and then return to the Inn for a Main microbrew, glass of wine, or a cocktail at the bar and tap room. For dinner, The Whale’s Rib Tavern awaits you with fresh, local ingredients adding to a menu that is created to perfection.
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