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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.
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

Boutique hotel celebrates its past while providing the latest in luxurious amenities

A 100-year-old industrial brick building in the heart of picturesque Camden has been transformed into a jewel of a hotel: 16 Bay View. With modern amenities including gas fireplaces, pillow-top mattresses and radiant floor heat, the hotel’s 21 one-of-a-kind rooms and suites also honor the past with exposed brickwork and private ornamental iron balconies with harbor views. Guests gather in the Vintage Room, where contemporary classic meets Golden Age opulence, to enjoy cocktails and small plates (and an expanded dinner menu Fridays and Saturdays) in plush leather chairs by a roaring fire. The hotel also has a breathtaking rooftop bar and terrace and passes to the local YMCA with a pool, running track and fitness center.

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

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

Once a lumber baron’s summer cottage, this luxurious inn welcomes travelers seeking ideal seaside vacation

The romantic Inn at Tanglewood Hall has its origins in the 1880s, when it was built as a summer cottage for Chicago lumber baron Alexander Coburn Soper and his wife, Mollie Eliza Pope. The bed-and-breakfast inn, a York Historical Society Decorator Showcase in 1994, has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur, with six exquisite guest rooms, a wraparound veranda, grand staircase and gorgeous woodland gardens with whimsical fountains. Period antiques can be found both downstairs and in classic rooms and suites, all with gas or electric fireplaces, silky sheets and room to stretch out and plan your day on the nearby beach, in the seaside village or engaging in coastal activities from sea kayaking and harbor cruises to beachside arcades and concerts.
Summer Outdoor View - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Inn at Diamond Cove

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

Inn boasts modern amenities but honors its past as a military fort and artists’ retreat

The inviting Inn at Diamond Cove features a variety of modern amenities, from a heated pool to tennis courts and a yoga studio. But its celebrated roots are in the past. The inn is housed in what used to be the barracks for Fort McKinley, built during the 1890s to protect Portland Harbor and Casco Bay. It actually overlooks the former parade grounds. The casually elegant Diamond’s Edge Restaurant is in the former quartermaster’s storehouse, overlooking the cove. But before the fort, the property was a well-known artists’ retreat, welcoming Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others. No doubt they, too, enjoyed the island’s old forests, secluded beaches and spectacular sunsets. Relaxation is still only a short boat trip away from Portland’s Old Port district.