Maine lodging news with a few dining morsels

So much happening in Maine, and I’ve been too sick with the flu to tell you about it all. Accept my apologies along with...

Is your pooch stressed?

Take him for a spa escape at the Cliff House, in Ogunquit. Doggie massage is the newest service at the oceanfront resort topping Bald Head...

Planning ahead: chefs duel at Arts in the Inns

Both visual and food arts take the stage June 3-7, 2009,  at Arts in the Inns, Kennebunkport's spring shindig pairing palettes with palates. New this...

Checking in: The Boathouse & The Lodge on the Cove, new in Kennebunkport, Maine

Oh dear, I've been on the road quite a bit lately and have fallen behind with posts, and there's much to share. I'll start...

Ring in the new year at the Capt. Daniel Stone Inn

Champagne. Local artisan cheeses. Maine oysters. Lobster. The newish No. 10 Restaurant in Brunswick's beautifully renovated Captain Daniel Stone Inn is bidding adieu to...

Foliage escapes without the crowds: Tour Maine’s Katahdin/Moosehead region

Considering a fall foliage leaf-peeping trip in Maine? Here's the first in a series of places where you can escape the crowds. I'll start...
Make breakfasts like those served at the Pomegranate Inn, in Portland, Maine, with innkeeper Dana Moos' new cookbook, The Art of Breakfast.

Dana Moos, innkeeper at Portland’s Pomegranate Inn, defines The Art of Breakfast

Yesterday, I had the good fortune to attend a brunch at Portland's Pomegranate Inn launching innkeeper Dana Moos new cookbook, The Art of Breakfast:...
Watch lobster boats unload their catches from The inn at the Wharf, in Lubec, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

You asked: Rooms with a view over working lobster wharves on the Maine coast

A reader asked: "I want to visit Maine and stay at a motel/hotel cottage/guest house where I can have a view of the harbour...

Cheap sleeps in Searsport

Down comforters and fluffy towels; nice shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and soap; inroom coffee makers and fridges; hard wood floors in deluxe rooms and...

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...
Visit lighthouses along Maine's coast on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Light up your life: Seven special 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...

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...

Cheap Sleeps: Southern Maine coast, budget-friendly lodgings in York Beach & Kennebunk

Lodging can by pricey on Maine's Southern Coast, but these budget accommodations provide a good night's rest. Franciscan Guest House, Lower Village, Kennebunk One of the...

Do it for Mom

Kennebunkport's Captain Lord Mansion, a tony inn in the historic district within steps of Dock Square, has a present for one special mom; a...

A winter’s night in the Maine woods

Despite doubts, I did it. I backpacked into Poplar Stream hut, the first hut on the new Maine Huts & Trails system. I had...