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Where to stay in Maine & beyond: Look here for reviews, news, special experiences, pet-friendly accommodations, and more. For more specific lodging posts, click on one of the tabs: Hotels & Resorts, Cabins and Cottages, Inns & B&Bs, motels, sporting camps, or cheap sleeps (my picks for budget-friendly accommodations).

For a budget-friendly stay in Greater Portland, consider the retro Maine Idyll Motor Court in Freeport.

Cheap Sleeps Greater Portland, inexpensive lodgings in Portland & Freeport, Maine

These Portland and Freeport accommodations are relatively inexpensive, providing cheap sleeps along with a bit of, uhm character. (Updated Feb. 20, 2018) Eighth Maine Oceanfront Lodge...

Cheap Sleeps: Southern Maine coast, budget-friendly lodgings

Cheap sleeps are becoming difficult to find to find along Maine's Southern Coast. The region's proximity to Boston and its easy access has made...
The Percy Inn not only has well equipped rooms, but also a great location in downtown Portland as well as free onsite parking. ©Hilary Nangle

Checking in: Portland’s Percy Inn is a great choice for independent-minded travelers

The Percy Inn delivers everything an independent-minded traveler needs. This handsome, 1830 Federal-style row house is sited downtown Portland, Maine, just a few steps...
Original architectural elements enrich a stay at The Francis, a 15-room boutique hotel in Portland, Maine. ©Hilary Nangle

Checking In: The Francis, Portland’s newest boutique hotel

I'm sure ate 19th-century Maine architect Francis Fassett would be pleased with The Francis, Portland's newest boutique hotel. Fassett designed the Congress Street home...
Egon Zimmermann enjoys schmoozing with guests at the Hotel Kristberg in Lech, Austria. @Hilary Nangle

Olympic Dreams: Ski and sleep at world-class alpine resorts with Olympic connections

Schuss Olympian-worthy slopes by day and immerse in Olympic history at night at one of these hotels owned by or affiliated with an alpine...

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...
Sweet dreams for Red Sox and Bruins Fans in themed suites at two Boston hotels. ©Hilary nangle

Score! Suite dreams in Boston for Red Sox & Bruins fans

Yo, Red Sox and Bruins fans: Check out these sweet splurge-worthy Boston suites dedicated to the teams you love. Fenway Park Suite at the Hotel...
Lubec's last sardine-processing plant found new life as The Inn at the Wharf. The Inn on the Wharf, in Lubec, is sited in a former sardine processing plant. ©Hilary Nangle

Lubec’s Inn on the Wharf delivers authentic taste of Maine’s seafaring heritage

If The Inn on the Wharf, in Lubec were any closer to the shoreline, I could cast a fishing line out my window. Instead,...
Bernie surveys his domain at the Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth. ©Hilary Nangle

Bernie, Maine’s dog-friendly expert, makes his final post

Last Friday I said a final goodbye to one of my favorite travel companions and my resident expert in dog-friendly experiences. Bernie, my 11-year-old Leonberger,...

Elephants at my doorstep: Satao Elerai Lodge, Kenya

I’m sitting on the deck of my tent (an understatement, canvas walls, yes, but also full bed, wood floor, and shower bath) gazing...
Visit lighthouses along Maine's coast on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Light up your life: Eight great ways to enjoy Maine’s lighthouses

The romanticism of lighthouse life has motivated many a traveler to seek out Maine’s 64 beacons. Some of Maine’s lighthouses can be viewed from...

Cheap sleeps in Maine: Good deal for a good cause

This spring, check into one of Maine's finer accommodations at a great rate, while supporting a worthy cause. Choose from participating Maine accommodations in...

Autumn Escape: Explore Maine’s Katahdin Woods & Waters and Moosehead regions

This autumn, why not take explore both Maine's Moosehead Lake region and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument from one convenient base?...

Escape to Maine’s Attean Lake Lodge

With August comes the realization that summer isn’t forever, and it’s time to get cracking on getting away. But where, you ask? I have...

Classic Maine: Pair lodging at the Colony House with a Lakewood Theater show

If you're looking for a inexpensive, lakeside, retro-vintage escape in Maine,  let me tell you about Lakewood. Sited in Madison, 6 miles north of...