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Vacation at a historic hotel, inn, or resort when visitng Maine

Maine historic hotels, inns and resorts are located in beach towns, ocean resorts and cities. Historic lodgings and bed and breakfasts include first class hotels and historic hotels with long pedigrees and the atmosphere to go with them: antique or period reproduction furniture, beautiful surroundings, fireplaces and balconies, first-class service. Even through these hotels have their roots in earlier times, they are equipped with modern conveniences, including air conditioning, cable television, and Wi-Fi.
Classic BW Photo - Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-4050 Toll-Free: 800-552-5651

Inn near the coast celebrates its proud heritage and region’s maritime history

History matters at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, as evidenced by the fact that they have been helping guests celebrate life’s special events or get away for fun vacation retreats for over a century. Stay in the resort’s Carriage House Inn, and you will be transported back to the Victorian era, as it is part of the original 1883 inn. That inn was part of a sea captain’s home, and that nautical theme, perfect for an establishment located on the Kennebunk River, is celebrated in the inn’s Portside Lodge. That sense of pride in the past and celebration of Maine’s maritime history can be found throughout the region, from lighthouses to lobster boat tours to classic fishing villages, ready for a new century’s worth of guests.
Spring/Summer View - Camden Maine Stay Inn - Camden, ME
Camden Maine Stay Inn

22 High Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-9636

Vacationing in an historic building, reminded of a more gracious time

At the Maine Stay Inn in Camden you can close your eyes and imagine yourself back in 1802, when the place was constructed and the region was still part of Massachusetts. Back then there was a dirt road out front when Alden Bass, a direct descendant of John Alden and related to both presidents named Adams, built the place at 22 High Street. Now there is Wi-Fi and some of the quaintly decorated rooms have a TV, but the ambiance harkens back to a more gracious time. The building is the second oldest of 66 listed in the district on the National Register of Historical Places. The impressive main house, gleaming white with dark green shutters, has an attached carriage house, as was the custom at the time, and a four-story barn.
Summer Outdoor View - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Inn at Diamond Cove

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

Island inn once the site of a 19th century fort and an artists colony

If you’re a history buff, or you just love resorts that incorporate their storied past into their present, stay at the Inn at Diamond Cove. A short ferry ride from Portland’s historic Old Port District, the elegant inn was once the site of Fort McKinley, built in the 1890s to protect Portland’s harbor and Casco Bay during the Spanish-American War. The inn, with 44 deluxe rooms and suites, is in the fort’s former barracks. Before the fort, the area hosted an artists colony visited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Harriet Beecher Stowe. It is still known as a tranquil getaway. Modern amenities include a popular restaurant, fitness room, tennis courts, heated pool and cabana bar, hot tub, and, of course, meticulous service.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inna t Diamond Cove will not be opening for the 2020 season. Anyone holding reservations will be contacted by our sister property (the Portland Harbor Hotel) to make further arrangements, or call us at (207) 775-9090.
Evening View 500x250 - Cape Arundel inn & Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

208 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2125 Toll-Free: 855-346-5700

History and luxury meet on the alluring Maine Coast

Like many of the New England’s finest inns this magnificent resort is found within landmark buildings. Be transported back to the 19th century when the railroad brought “summer people” to this enviable spot on the Maine coast where the first schooner was built and where architecturally alluring mansions earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Today enjoy the same privacy and comfort of coming “home” to Kennebunkport—with a world of amenities. You’ll enjoy the sea, of course, but also the daily wine events, bicycles for touring, high-speed wireless Internet access, a menu of pillow choices, coffee and tea throughout the day, car service into town, yoga on the lawn, movie screenings, and live music outdoors.
Waterfront Lodging 2019 - 16 Bay View Hotel - Camden, ME
16 Bay View Hotel Camden

16 Bay View Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-4325

Turn-of-the-century building transformed into elegant boutique hotel

Erected in 1905 with Colonial and turn-of-the-century flair, the brick former industrial building in the heart of Camden was reimagined in 2015 into a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel: 16 Bay View. Inspired by the building’s bold structural elements and unique architectural features, 16 Bay View offers guests unparalleled service in a special environment. Gaze out at the harbor or the charming town of Camden from your private ornamental iron balcony or relax in your suite’s freestanding soaking tub. In the hotel’s Vintage Room, where contemporary classic meets Golden Age opulent, grab a hand-crafted cocktail at the reclaimed-wood bar top with a view of lively Bay View Street. Relax, recharge, reconnect – and rediscover a little history.

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Porch View - Inn at Tanglewood Hall - York Harbor, ME
Inn at Tanglewood Hall

611 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-351-1075

Picturesque inn harkens back to a relaxed era

Originally the home of a Chicago lumber baron in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (when seaside mansions were called “cottages”), and later the property of a cousin of the Big Band Dorsey brothers, who stayed there when playing at Old Orchard and Hampton beaches, the Inn at Tanglewood Hall celebrates its past while offering the amenities expected by today’s guests. That means antiques, high-end linens, luxurious bath amenities, and memory foam beds coexist nicely in the York Harbor seacost inn’s six exquisitely restored rooms. And the inn’s stunning gardens feature flowers from the past as well as modern fairy lights at night. Guests might well feel they are going back to a more relaxed time as they lounge in a hammock on the veranda.
Exterior View at Dusk - Waldo Emerson Inn - Kennebunk, ME
Waldo Emerson Inn

108 Summer Street Kennebunk, ME, 04043 Phone: 207-985-4250

Colonial-era inn with a touch of whimsy still beckons travelers

You step back in time when you step onto the centuries-old pine floors of the Waldo Emerson Inn. Built in 1753 by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Great-Uncle Waldo, the stately inn has been given a touch of whimsy by new innkeepers who have scattered original artwork among the antiques and installed a series of bars (for candy, bread, cocktails and more) throughout the bed-and-breakfast. To immerse yourself in history, ask to stay in Ralph’s Library, rumored to be the room where the great writer slept when he visited. The room, with fireplace (and books!) looks out over a lovely garden. Gourmet breakfasts, beautiful coastal town rich in its own history and six elegant, comfy rooms: the perfect respite.