Maine Accommodation January 31, 2019
The Most Historic Hotels In Maine Are So Much More Than Just A Step Back In Time
There’s nothing like cozying up in a nice Maine hotel during the winter months. And, of course, we also love enjoying the beachside retreats dotted along the coast. No matter the season and no matter the hotel, what we truly love is the history that’s embedded within so many of them. If you’d like to combine your next overnight stay in Maine with a little bit of history, consider a few nights in one (or all!) of these historic hotels. The offer so much more than just good stories.
1. Jeweled Turret Inn, Belfast
This Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1898 and today it's one of the most lovely places to stay if you'd like to be close to downtown and just one block from Penobscot Bay. It's named for the stained and jeweled glass turret on the house that closes in the beautiful spiral staircase. It's located at: 40 Pearl St., Belfast / 207-338-2304.
2. Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport
The Newagen has been around since 1819, but was completely redone in 1943 after a fire. It's been enjoyed by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Rachel Carson, both of whom clearly had great taste. You can find it at: 60 Newagen Colony Rd., Southport / 207-633-5242.
3. The Herbert Grand Hotel, Kingfield
The Herbert Grand Hotel might not be located in a major city. It might not see the national attention that many other Maine hotels receive. But, what you'll find here is something even better - a piece of Maine history rich with Prohibition-era debauchery and political woes.
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4. Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Portland
This Portland favorite was once a giant armory, a history of which you can see in each of the heavily bricked rooms. Today, locals love hanging out int the (aptly named) bar in the basement, The Armory. They're located at 20 Milk St., Portland / 207-774-4200.
5. Old Granite Inn, Rockland
There are only 8 rooms in this 1840s home that's been an inn for over 30 years. The name comes from the rock quarries located throughout the area and, of course, the color pays homage to that.
They're located at 546 Main St., Rockland / 207-594-9036.
6. Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunk
Built by shipyard workers for Captain Nathaniel Lord in 1812, the Captain Lord Mansion is reportedly haunted. The Captain died before its completion, but we're not entirely sure the identity of the ghost. The ghost in Wysteria, now the Lincoln bedroom, is rumored to be his wife, seen dressed in Victorian clothing. Visit them at: 6 Pleasant St., Kennebunkport / 207-967-3141. You can learn more about it
7. Seaside Inn, Kennebunk
Maine's oldest continually operating inn has been run by the same family for 9 generations! Documents indicate that it's been operating as an inn all the way back since 1660! Today it's one of the best ways to enjoy the Maine coast. With a main building as well as smaller houses that can be rented with larger groups, there's something for everyone here. They're located at 80 Beach Ave., Kennebunk / 207-967-4461. You can learn more
8. The Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor
This hotel built in 1884 was one of the first places to relax on Mount Desert Island. It's opening year puts it in the area 35 years before Acadia was even a National Park! Today it's got the same old-world feel that it did back in the day. And you can't beat a summer day relaxing on the lawn. It's located at: 22 Claremont Rd., Southwest Harbor / 207-244-5036. Learn more on their
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