Monday, June 12, 2017

EXPANDED INNS ALONG THE COAST CONSORTIUM ADDS LOBSTERS & LIGHTHOUSES, FALL FOLIAGE AND “CHEERS” UP THE COAST ITINERARIES

Berry Manor Inn
Limerock Inn
Yarmouth, Maine - Launched in 2015 with members in Kennebunkport, Rockland and Bar Harbor, Inns Along the Coast offers the ideal opportunity to explore the Maine Coast, staying at a variety of inns along the way. Today, not only has Maine’s only coastal Maine inn association added members in Bar Harbor, Camden, Newcastle and Freeport, it has also added three itineraries offering themed inn-to-inn experiences along the Maine Coast.   The  consortium has worked hard over the winter to add new itineraries to their existing themed coastal Maine routes, now including a Lobsters and Lighthouse itineraryseven day Coastal Maine fall foliage tour, and a coastal “Cheers” itinerarywith stops at breweries, distilleries and wineries along the way.  The itineraries offer the ideal suggestions for themed self-guided tours along the Maine Coast combined with inn stays along the way.
The addition of the Brewster House B&B in Freeport, Newcastle Inn in Newcastle, Hawthorn Inn in Camden and Aysgarth Station B&B in Bar Harbor allows travelers to journey no more than 1.5 hours (and often less) from destination to destination, leaving plenty of time to explore the Maine Coast via self-guided itineraries.
 “We’ve added three more itineraries to our list, so now inngoers can choose to follow an adventureartsfoodie, lighthouses and lobstersleaf-peeping or beer, wine and spirits tour up or down the Maine Coast,” said Cheryl Michaelsen, co-owner of Berry Manor Inn and spokesperson for Inns Along the Coast. “We’re hoping to add an aquaculture tour and an Experience Maritime Maine tour in the near future,” she added, “giving visitors the opportunity to have experiences with Maine’s working fishing community and rich maritime history legacy,” Michaelsen finished.
The new Lobsters and Lighthouse itinerary grew from a package themed around Maine’s famous icons.  This itinerary makes suggestions for viewing lighthouses from Bar Harbor to York, paired with stops at Maine’s best lobster shacks in-between.
The new 7-day Fall Foliage tour offers up perfect fall photo opportunities for leaf-peeping, along with experiences that will reveal the best fall views.  Get insider tips on the perfect places to enjoy fall along the coast, where the mountains meet the sea and harvest hues reflect for amazing vistas and photos.
The new “Cheers” Along the Coast itinerary offers suggestions for ways to take in Maine’s amazing craft beer scene, paired with wineries and hot new distilleries too.  Affectionately called the “Drink your way up the Coast tour,” you’ll even have the chance to meet mead! While we always suggest travelers sip and drive responsibly, this itinerary allows travelers to never be too far from welcoming inn accommodations, perfect for a nap in-between stops.
A helpful website (www.InnsAlongtheCoast.com) offers descriptions of the coastal Maine regions, the participating innsitineraries, and more.  Follow the blog for updates and insight into the regions.  And travelers will find plenty of last-minute offers, photos and travel ideas on the Inns Along the Coast Facebook page too.
Just in time for summer vacations, Inns Along the Coast offers the perfect planning tool for those searching for inn accommodations along Maine’s scenic coast.  
Visit www.InnsAlongtheCoast.com for more information and to book your getaway soon. A handy availability calendaroffers the opportunity to plan your inn-to-inn itinerary on your own. Yet, if planning stops at nine or fewer inns along the way seems too daunting, an Inns Along the Coast travel consultant can do all the planning for you.  Simply email your requested dates and the kind of itinerary you’d like to follow to Stay@InnsAlongtheCoast.com.
About Inns Along the Coast
Inns Along the Coast is a consortium of nine coastal Maine inns and B&Bs including Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport, Brewster House B&B in Freeport, Newcastle Inn in Newcastle, Berry Manor InnLimeRock Inn and Granite Inn in Rockland, Hawthorn Inn in Camden andSaltair Inn Waterfront B&B and Aysgarth Station in Bar Harbor.  Each offering a unique style, décor and character, collectively these inns offer guests a personalized experience, with innkeepers on hand to offer insider tips on the best places to visit in the region, along with a hearty hot breakfast included each day. For more information, visit www.InnsAlongtheCoast.com.

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