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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.
Champagne by the Fireplace - The Kennebunkport Inn - Kennebunkport, ME
Kennebunkport Inn

One Dock Square Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2621 Toll-Free: 800-248-2621

Historic Federal-style inn honors its past in its architecture, ambience

The golden age of Maine’s maritime history is still celebrated at the Kennebunkport Inn, perched in the heart of this bustling village. The inn, which features 35 luxurious guest rooms, was for generations a home to the Perkins family, famous for being successful merchants and sea captains. In 1899, the home was purchased, and torn down, by coffee and tea merchant Burleigh S. Thompson, who transformed it into the lovely Federal-style house it still is today. Design updates have repeated the historic architecture while adding contemporary flair, meaning rooms still offer classic luxury, period style and a heritage of warm ambience. Select rooms and suites have gas fireplaces, four-poster beds and views of Dock Square and the Kennebunk River.
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.

Inn at Tanglewood Hall will be reopening for Memorial Day Weekend - Book your stay today!
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

Sense of history merges with ultra-modern amenities at luxury hotel

At 16 Bay View, the elegant boutique hotel in the heart of picturesque Camden, a sense of history is evident throughout, giving the perfect balance to sophisticated modern amenities. The industrial brick building, erected in 1905, was transformed into a jewel of a hotel in 2015, and honors it past with everything from ornamental iron balconies and freestanding soaking tubs to its Vintage Room bar and small-plates restaurant, a nod to Golden Age opulence. Modern touches include gas fireplaces, spacious spa-inspired bathrooms, luxury linens and pillowtop beds, as well as 24-hour concierge service, deluxe continental breakfast and day passes to the state-of-the-art fitness center and pool at the local YMCA. Plus, in season, there’s a fabulous rooftop terrace.

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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.