More reasons to wail and whine

More sad news from Maine's coast. The Oakland House, one of my faves, will not reopen this season. Fourth-generation innkeeper Jim Littlefield, and his wife...

Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings this spring

It's back! The Maine Innkeepers Association's annual Habitat for Humanity program. Donate $35, and save 50% on your room, April 18-May 27, 2016, at...

Winter romance in K’port

If you're hankering for a fully frilled escape, want to impress your Valentine, and have cash burning to be spent, Kennebunkport's five-star/five-diamond White Barn...

You could win Maine’s Blue Hill Inn

Envision the perfect country inn, a classic with the charm and elegance of that in the old Bob Newhart Show, and it could be...

Open and shut, Belfast-Searsport

• Rollie's, downtown Belfast's popular sports bar and grill, has opened a second location in the former Chocolate Grill in Searsport • Bay Wrap now...

Deal alert: Great rates through mid June at the oceanfront Ocean Point Inn, in...

I fell in love with the Ocean Point Inn, an oceanfront old fashioned inn, cottages, and motel in East Boothbay, Maine, when I stayed...

Maine bits and pieces: news and chatter

Here's a quick round-up of interesting news bits that have come across my desk: • Chebeague Island Inn reopening under new ownership A favorite destination for...

Restaurant Week Maine lodging deals

Restaurant Week Maine is quickly approaching and this year, there are some decent lodging deals offered that complement the set-price dinners. For example, the...

Maine rooms, meals, deals, and steals

A collection of bits and pieces that you might want to consider if planning a midwinter escape to Maine to take advantage of this...

Maine lodging deals and news you can use

Planning a trip to Maine? Here are some lodging deals and news worth considering before you book. Most deals are subject to availability. I've...

Learn to find and prepare wild mushrooms in Mid-coast Maine

Every now and then I stumble across an innovative lodging package, one that goes well beyond the ho-hum usual offering of room, meals, and...

Perfect Maine foliage escape: Waterford Inne

Updated Sept. 2017 I don't think one could find a more classic country inn in a more perfect location for leaf peeping than the Waterford...

Pre-Prelude quietude

Spent Wednesday night at K'port's Cape Arundel Inn. This is a very comfortable B&B with a smashing location: It's on Ocean Drive, with views...

Lose the crowds, find the Berwicks

The Berwicks aren't on the regular tourist loop. Snugged against the New Hampshire border in southwestern Maine, these  communities are less than a half...

207 winter escapes

Looking to escape the holiday craziness? Want to chill and enjoy winter's chill? Steal away to one of these inns I recommended on the...