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Luxury Vacation in Maine - Inn by the Sea

Hospitality with a cause

You've passed the age of college spring break trips to Florida, but you still need some downtime once in a while. Taking a break where luxury comes naturally is where you're at in life, right?

Inn by the SeaInn by the SeaThe Inn by the Sea, in Crescent Beach, Maine is the perfect escape for the weekend, the night or just a really long lunch. Loads of pampering, ocean views and a multi-million dollar makeover to this 57-room inn will renew your interest in life. What's more, the inn is one of Trip Advisor's top ten green hotels worldwide, Travel & Leisure's top 100 hotels in North America and a Wine Spectator award winner in 2009.

If you only have time for lunch, Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich will coax your appetite into full bloom with seafood dishes and other local offerings. The menu at Sea Glass is simple and locally styled - with a delicious twist on the farm (or ocean) to table formula. If seafood's not your favorite, the Roasted Mushroom Tart is made from locally foraged mushrooms placed on a homemade crust with local artesian feta over arugula. Yum!

Wine with your meal? The wine cove houses more than 200 wines and guests are often invited to join the wine steward in the cove before making a selection. Inn by the SeaInn by the Sea

If you have time to spare, you'll have to choose between the spa (with 6 treatment rooms), the beautiful outdoors or local shops, galleries and boutiques. Of course, galleries and theatres are just a few minutes away in Portland. If we had you at the beautiful outdoors, you can choose between fishing, boating and hiking to name a few. As their website says, "There's so much to do here, you'll run out of time before you run out of things to do."

Inn by the SeaInn by the SeaThe inn is also known for being pet-friendly. USA Today says, "The staff at this classic Inn have been rolling out the pet red carpet for 15 years, and they know how to please pets and their people."

And they're a green hotel. The Inn by the Sea is the first hotel in Maine to be solely heated by biofuel and be carbon neutral. The hotel sits on 5 acres of indigenous gardens certified as Wildlife Habitat (remember the mushrooms?). They also offer a green wedding planner and green meetings.

Habitat for Humanity

But there's another, sweeter reason to fall in love with the Inn by the Sea. From April 26 to May 28, 2010, they're reducing their rates by 50% Sunday through Thursday. All you have to do is write a $35 check for Habitat for Humanity.

This is the 7th annual Maine Innkeepers "Hospitality for Humanity" fundraiser and it serves a dual purpose. Give a helping hand up through volunteer house-building and raise awareness of the beauty of Maine. Since 2004, they've raised more than $30,000 for low-income families in Maine.

Habitat for HumanityHabitat for HumanityThis year, a portion of the proceeds raised will be distributed throughout "Habitat for Humanity's" house-building efforts in Haiti. We can't actually think of a better place to donate our money to right now, and donating while enjoying a little luxury definitely suits our refined post-college palate.



Inn by the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
207-799-3134 telephone
1-800-888-4287 outside Maine
Website - Inn by the Sea


Portland International Airport (PWM)– 15 minutes from the Inn.

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