Romantic Lodging in Maine
Along the Southern Maine Coast you will find former sea captain's homes and mansions that now serve as romantic bed and breakfast like the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport, ideal for an anniversary, honeymoon or special occasion. If you prefer more of a resort experience, Maine is home to some of the finest four star hotels and resorts that provide sumptuous lodging, spa services and romance packages for couples - like the Cliff House in Ogunquit, so your Champagne and chocolates are in your suite upon arrival - awaiting your sweetheart along with an in-room fireplace and Jacuzzi tub for two.
Portland, Maine has romantic inns, bed and breakfasts and full service hotels just steps from the waterfront, an easy walk to shopping in the Old Port and Portland's best restaurants and museums. Mid Coast Maine and Down East in Acadia and Bar Harbor, the scenery and coastline becomes even more dramatic. You will find more romantic inns and destinations in charming seaside towns like Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland and Rockport, Castine, Round Pond, Blue Hill, Pemaquid Point and of course, Bar Harbor. Spend the day touring lighthouses or on a lobster boat tour and return to your romantic inn each evening for cocktails on the deck overlooking the ocean, or a fireside hot toddy in winter. Listening to the sounds of waves as you sleep in your four poster bed under down duvets is quite seductive even for the skeptic.
Maine's ski resorts and lakes have romantic bed and breakfasts open in summer, winter and fall. Luxurious rooms with a view of the mountains, the ski slopes or the lake shore, are perfect for the adventurous couple who enjoys skiing, or hiking and biking by day, and fine dining and relaxing in the evening. Part of the romance of Maine is being waterfront - whether by the sea or the lakes and rivers, there is a peace and tranquility that comes from nature and provides an opportunity for romance like no other.
Another aspect of romance is fine dining and wine served in elegant settings and many of Maine's best inns, hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts capture this with thoughtful decor and delicious local food served nightly by candlelight and for breakfast each morning.
Maine is a gay friendly state, many romantic inns welcome gay and lesbian couples, you can even get married in Maine. Portland and most noteably, Ogunquit have a lively gay community.