The Iconic Maine Resort You'll Want To Keep To Yourself

Jun 8, 2017  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

Cliff House Maine puts a very modern twist on the traditional New England resort.

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Another Way to See Portland, Maine at the Historic Inn at Diamond Cove

May 4, 2017  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Once you’ve explored the treasures of Portland, you may be interested in looking a bit further afield. 

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A Visit to Kennebunkport, Maine’s World Class Hidden Pond Resort in the Ferrari 488 GTB

Apr 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Kennebunkport, Maine has all the finest features of a classic New England seaside town in the state’s most beautiful region with none of the overbuilding and overcrowding that plague so many otherwise alluring destinations. 

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10 Buildings That Transformed From Historic Spaces Into Luxury Hotels

Jan 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

“If these walls could talk,” is never more true than when uttered in reference to hotels. Of course, if they could speak, we probably wouldn’t want to know all the spicy details of a traveler’s stay. But there are some properties whose stories begin long before they ever housed guests. These hotels once housed everyone from bankers to newspaper men and even prisoners, before being transformed into luxury properties across the globe. Here are 10 properties that went from historic spaces to four- and five-star accommodations:

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Make the Most of Your Trip to Maine & Stay in Both of These Picturesque Hotels

Sep 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When those with taste and panache picture a summer vacation spot in Maine, chances are the image in their mind’s eye most closely resembles either the Black Point Inn or Migis Lodge. The quintessential bastions of summer style in the Pine Tree State are Maine’s most historic retreats, and both are located within easy driving distance of Portland. The Black Point Inn is situated overlooking the ocean in the exclusive area of Prouts Neck, while Migis Lodge is on the shore of the famous Sebago Lake.

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Tempo Dulu Brings Sophisticated New York Standards to Portland's Gourmet Asian Cuisine Scene

Aug 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The restaurant scene in Portland, Maine is one of the hottest in the country, with an incredible number of eateries per capita and an economy that encourages young chefs to be entrepreneurs. While no one could say the cuisine in the seaside city is in any way lacking—and while dishes and menus have achieved the “New York standard"—a certain amount of sophistication has long been absent. With the recent opening of Tempo Dulu in the historic Danforth Inn, that’s no longer the case. 

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Boating, Lobstering & President George H.W. Bush With Maine's Lord Captain Mansion

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine is one of the most romantic places to “bed and breakfast,” and is a stately Federal home on the National Register of Historic Places. Previously owned by a ship captain, the home is now a place for guests to get cozy in and includes an adjacent carriage house and quarters. 

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Lavish New Book Celebrates Rockefeller Favorite Hinckley Yachts

Apr 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Billionaire banker, philanthropist, and former Chase Manhattan Bank CEO David Rockefeller could obviously own any boat in the world. However, when he heads out on the water in Southwest Harbor, Maine, his hand is on the tiller of a Hinckley — vessels which have been built by hand in Southwest Harbor since 1928.

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The Girlfriend's Guide to The Kennebunkport Festival in Maine

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Maralyn D. Hill

Sometimes we want just to veg out with a BFF on vacation and sometimes girls just wanna have fun! For this particular girls getaway, we were looking for an unusual escape that would offer relaxation along with fun, excellent food, wine and mingling with locals. It was found by attending Maine's 2013 Kennebunkport Festival for food, wine, and works of art. For six days, Kennebunkport showcases their local talent to the community through an event featuring chefs, artists, musicians, wine purveyors and beer makers.... Read More

Bar Harbor's West Street Hotel: An Authentic Taste of Seaside Maine

Jul 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Years ago, Bar Harbor, Maine served as an exclusive summer playground for the wealthy Vanderbilt and Astor families. Today, the popular summer destination attracts cruise ships, New Englanders looking to escape for a long weekend, and many Canadians due to its northern proximity.... Read More

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake: Get Back to Nature With a Weekend in Maine

Jun 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Way up in the deep north woods of Maine lies a magical place where the state’s natural splendor and beauty abounds. It’s where stressed out travelers (and even celebrities) come to find solace and an escape from their hectic routines. After a near six-hour trek from Boston, we finally arrived at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake. We walked up to the massive front door and were quickly greeted by friendly innkeeper Linda Bortis, who runs the property along with her husband Dennis.... Read More

Brunch at Sonny's in Portland, Maine Will Not Disappoint

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When you walk into the now defunct Portland Savings Bank on Exchange Street, which has morphed into a funky local hangout for artists known as Sonny’s, you can almost feel the rich history that surrounded this historic building. While transforming the bank into the now popular restaurant... Read More

David's Restaurant Delights in Portland, Maine

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Portland, Maine is well known for its conglomeration of talented artists, who flock to the quaint area for its tight-knit community, funky shops and fantastic restaurants. What you might not expect to find here though is a chef who seems to turn out dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat.... Read More

Portland Harbor Hotel Offers Ideal Weekend Escape

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

New England has so many incredible destinations but Portland, Maine remains one of our favorite places to visit with its rich maritime history and short driving distance from Boston. There is so much to do in this waterfront city from visiting the local shops and restaurants that dot the main downtown streets to taking a day trip on a boat to a nearby island.... Read More

The White Barn Inn and Spa Hosts Summer Lifestyle Retreat in Maine

Apr 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

The White Barn Inn, located in Kennebunkport, Maine, is hosting its "Lifestyle Retreat" June 14-16. The two-night event will feature a unique twist on the traditional wellness... Read More

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