Historic Inns in Maine

Historic Inns in Maine

Getaways, Maine Select Registry – July 24, 2013

The Berry Manor Inn

Recently selected by TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top Ten Best Bed and Breakfasts and Inns in the US, the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland is a truly enchanting option for your Maine vacation. Elegance abounds at this lovely 1898 mansion, where Maine Coast charm meets Victorian refinement. The Berry Manor Inn has been a center of grand and gracious hospitality for over a century, with truly romantic roots - the original owner built it as a wedding present for his new bride. Guests can revel in Maine’s spectacular beauty in any season, from the blossoming spring to summer’s sunny opulence, from fall's colorful show to the brilliant white winter wonderland. From deluxe king rooms in the carriage house to the former manor house master bedroom and the former ballroom, each and every room is the picture of discerning taste. Its charming hometown of Rockland was named the "2007 Top Adventure Town in Maine to Live and Play" by National Geographic and was nominated as "Coolest Small Town in America" by Budget Travel. To enhance the special memories, several package options are available for romantic getaways, active exploring or just deep relaxation. Another great bonus: guests can feel good about their stay at the Berry Manor Inn, which has been named by the state of Maine as an "Environmental Leader in Hospitality" for its dedication to pampering guests while showing that an environmentally friendly inn can provide top-notch comfort, luxury and service.

The Pentagoet Inn

The lovely Pentagoet Inn sits nestled on a seaside bluff graced with majestic elms, in the charming town of Castine - selected as one of the most beautiful villages in New England. This distinct Queen Anne Victorian inn is a perfect home base for a relaxed, quiet and off-the-beaten-track stay in coastal Maine. Built in 1894, the inn is Castine's oldest, original "summer hotel" still welcoming guests to the enchanting Penobscot Bay area. This unique and storybook house features a three-story turret, gables and a wraparound porch filled with flowers and wicker furniture. The picturesque porch is a delightful spot to read the morning paper or enjoy an intimate dinner at dusk. The Pentagoet is conveniently located for exploring the Blue Hill peninsula, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, and the Downeast region of Maine. More than a dozen towns are within easy reach of Castine, each with its own unique character and offering many lovely options for day trips: from antique shops and art galleries to flea markets and country fairs. Gourmands will not be disappointed dining here. Guests are treated to complimentary afternoon tea with homemade cookies, tarts and cakes prepared daily by the in-house pastry chef. Moreover, the Pentagoet’s renowned farm-to-table menu offers exquisite local seafood dishes and only the very best of local artisanal products complimented by an excellent wine list and specialty cocktail menu.

Captain Jefferds Inn

You will discover the cozy charm of this 1804 sea captain’s home at Captain Jefferds Inn, tucked away within the heart of the historic residential district of Kennebunkport, is the perfect place to treat yourself to a seaside getaway. Take time to smell the roses in the inn’s beautifully manicured gardens, listen to the pleasant lapping of ocean waves, and enjoy easy access to golfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing and biking just a stone’s throw away. Guests of all ages can relish in the beauty of Kennebunk beaches, or take a meandering stroll around Dock Square’s specialty boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and the spectacular array of restaurants. The Captain Jefferds, owned and operated by generations of families for two centuries, offers guests pristine service and attention to detail, expressed in each carefully-decorated room. Numerous packages are available to make your stay even more memorable - imagine skiing, snowshoeing, or enjoying a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the winter wonderland; or a romantic chocolate, champagne and strawberry-filled stay with your sweetheart.

The Manor House Inn

Bar Harbour bounty at the Manor House Inn is just a stone’s throw from the dazzling beauty of the Acadia National Park, the Manor House Inn is located along one of Bar Harbor’s graceful tree-lined streets in the heart of the West Street National Historic District. This Victorian Inn, steeped in local tradition, consists of the original three-story 1887 Boscobel Mansion - listed on the National Register of Historic Places - as well as the 1897 Chauffeurs' Cottage, two garden cottages and the Acadia Cottage at Manor House Inn. The spacious one-and-a-half acres of thoughtfully landscaped grounds around the cottages provide a delightful green oasis to enjoy day and night. Each morning, guests are treated to a hearty, home-baked breakfast buffet, which can be enjoyed in the sunny breakfast garden. Tea and homemade sweets are offered each afternoon; imagine curling up in a cozy wicker chair in the afternoon sun on the inn’s gracious front porch. The Inn is known for its genteel hospitality and offers guests a wide range of amenities including king or queen beds, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs in private baths, and private porches. The Innkeepers, Stacy and Ken, grew up in Bar Harbor and like to say that the town is their home and Acadia National Park their backyard, so they will happily and expertly help visitors plan their vacation and enjoy the scenic beauty of the gorgeous rocky Maine coast. The Manor House Inn is located within walking distance of village shops, restaurants, and ocean activities like whale-watching, kayaking, and schooner rides. Active travelers will revel in more than 50 miles of beautiful Carriage Trails through the exquisite beauty of the Acadia National Park, 200 miles of hiking trails and the many freshwater lakes that are a perfect backdrop to a memorable picnic. Watch the sunrise from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, see the adorable evergreen forest creatures and be entranced by the ever-changing Atlantic tide pools. The Manor House Inn is a perfect base for exploring the Acadian wonders.

The Blair Hill Inn

The Blair Hill Inn at Moosehead Lake offers discerning travelers the opportunity to surround themselves with authentic North woods décor and cuisine and a range of luxury comforts and amenities. The Lodge is a four-season inn nestled in the spectacular Maine wilderness. Its 1917 Cape Cod Colonial appeal has been preserved and treasured, from cozy wood-burning fireplaces in guest rooms to the elegant, white wooden deck chairs on the verdant grounds. This warm and welcoming inn and its 15-acre hillside estate with legendary vistas of Moosehead Lake has become one of the most desired destinations in Maine. The Blair Hill Inn provides guests a joyful tranquility that allows them to sit back, relax, and be at one with the surrounding glory of nature as far as the eye can see. Built in 1891 as a country estate, the inn is perched 30 feet high atop huge stone walls. The commanding views of and from the estate offer a rare combination of man-made elegance surrounded by nature’s panorama. This unique location has been awarded and profiled by numerous publications such as North Country, Private Clubs, Men’s Journal, Victoria, Travel & Leisure, and National Geographic Adventure. The exceptional Blair Hill Inn also boasts one of the state’s premiere restaurants featuring fresh regional ingredients served in refreshingly creative ways. Fresh, 'farm-to-table' ingredients - including vegetables and herbs from the inn's own gardens and greenhouse are the stars of executive chef Amy Oliver’s new five-course menus each weekend. A select palette of light and flavorful dishes, as seasonal as the week's harvest, is beautifully prepared and served for guests’ enjoyment.   

These historic Maine bed and breakfast gems are just a few of the many options awaiting you at Select Registry. Contact us today to plan your dream vacation!