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The Top Romantic Getaways in Maine for 2022

Select Registry - January 20, 2022

A Quiet Place to Reconnect

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While it’s true that New England winters are frigid – so much so that people often call winter here “harsh” – we also find winter an excellent time for romantic getaways in Maine. In fact, one could argue that winter is the perfect season for romantic getaways in Maine! Winter is a season dedicated to staying in, getting cozy together, enjoying long talks by the fire, savoring romantic meals at local restaurants, and generally enjoying uninterrupted time to reconnect. 

It’s also absolutely beautiful in Maine in winter. Whether you’re on the rugged coastline, watching the waves pound ashore, or inland enjoying Maine’s winter wonderland, there’s plenty to love about romantic getaways in Maine in the winter. It’s a delightful escape from the every day, too, right when you need it most.

There are plenty of wonderful destinations to choose from in Maine and, fortunately, many where you’ll find a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast. Select Registry’s collection of upscale, unique Inns is the perfect complement to your romantic getaways in Maine. Bundle up and venture north this winter – you won’t regret it!

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Romantic Getaways in Maine This Winter

There’s plenty to love about romantic getaways in Maine this winter, from popular coastal getaways like Bar Harbor, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, and Kennebunkport to lakeside towns like Poland and Waterford. Winter is Maine’s off-season, which often translates to great discounts and far fewer crowds. 

Quiet strolls in the woods, cozy museums, art galleries, and shops, beautiful scenery, and reservation-free dining in the most popular summer destinations – it all adds up to an unforgettable weekend away. 

While there’s no reason to spend much time outside of your cozy accommodations this winter, there is plenty of adventure waiting for you in Maine if you’re so inclined. In recent years, many new trail networks have been developed in Maine, perfect for winter hikes, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Maine State Parks are also a great place to turn for winter recreation and don’t forget about the stunningly beautiful Acadia National Park. It’s open in winter and ripe for exploration. There’s also some great skiing near Camden for those snow lovers among us! As you enjoy the great outdoors, don’t forget to look for wildlife. It’s a surprisingly great time for birdwatching, and if you’re fortunate, you’ll see some moose, fox, bobcats, or lynx as well. 

As we said, though, you don’t have to spend any time in the harsh elements of winter unless you really want to. Sit inside with a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa and watch the winter storms unfold out your window, visit local museums and galleries, enjoy some of the local shopping, and feast on as much Maine seafood as you can handle.  It won’t take you long to agree that winter is a delightful time to enjoy romantic getaways in Maine!

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Best Places to Stay in Maine

Now that we’ve covered the myriad of ways you can spend your romantic getaways in Maine, let’s turn our attention to where you’re going to stay.  Up and down the beautiful Pine Tree State, there are 15 extraordinary Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts, each worthy of your consideration. 

Romance is at the very heart of the Bed and Breakfast industry, and no one does it better than the Select Registry collection of Inns. Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts represent some of the best in the industry. Having passed the most comprehensive inspection in the hospitality industry, our Inns are dedicated to excellence in everything they do. 

At the heart of your romantic getaways in Maine is an Innkeeper, dedicated to taking care of you in the best way they know how.  It starts with a warm welcome and is followed by a delicious meal, plenty of amenities (often including yummy treats throughout the day), and the personalized service that seems so hard to find at large hotel chains. 

Our Innkeepers are experienced in romantic getaways, too, helping to curate the perfect enhancements and packages – and knowing just when to leave you alone, too. You can eve hop from one Inn to the next if you have a little more time on your hands and want to explore more of the incredible state of Maine.  Or, if your short on time, there’s always the next time to explore more of our wonderful destinations!

Romantic getaways in Maine are special, and you deserve the best when it comes to accommodations.  Don’t compromise your getaway by simply booking any hotel. Instead, select one of the best places to stay in Maine; a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast. 

Best Places to Stay in Maine

The Inn at Bay Ledge

Nestled in the Maine Coast’s magnificent scenery, the Inn at Bay Ledge combines the comforts and congeniality of a small country inn.  Imagine fresh ocean breezes, panoramic views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the inn or strolling on our pebble beach.

Perched on a bay front bluff, many of our guest rooms offer awninged private decks, Summer Cottage has bay views from every room and it’s deck!  We are just minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  The inn is perfect seaside getaway!

The Inn at English Meadows

Located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, just a half mile walk to Dock Square in Kennebunkport, the Inn at English Meadows is your ideal getaway for exploring the southern Maine coast.  

Ocean beaches and rocky coastlines are within walking distance or short drive from the Inn. Shops, galleries and activities are also nearby including both fine and casual dining.  The Kennebunks’ central location makes it a perfect home base for expanded exploration of the area’s historic lighthouses, arts, & more.

1802 House Bed and Breakfast

Our historic, independent, owner-operated, romantic, and charming Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is set amidst towering pines and landscaped gardens a short stroll from wonderful shops, restaurants, and attractions on Dock Square. The house has been lovingly restored with modern amenities while maintaining many of the original colonial features and charm. 

Whether it’s sitting in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate or spending a lazy afternoon on the porch in rocking chairs enjoying the sunset over the golf course, this inn is perfect for all seasons. 

Berry Manor Inn

Our romantic Maine Coast getaway features amenities that create a sense of pampering, and romance in fantastic comfort and elegance, and strives to define the standard of B&B luxury without the pretense. Enjoy the endless activities and events offered in the Rockland and Camden area.

Find out why Rockland, Maine has been named “Top Adventure Town” by National Geographic, “Top 9 Foodie Towns” by the dailymeal.com and was nominated the “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel. We offer a standard of personal service that reflects our constant commitment excellence. 

The Captain Swift Inn

Inviting. Welcoming. Indulgent. Our stylish 1810 village Inn is the perfect backdrop for your mid-coast Maine getaway! We are located in quintessential Camden, showcasing a picturesque harbor where the mountains meet the sea, with activities and events for all seasons.

You’ll be greeted at the Captain Swift Inn by the sounds of soft music, fresh flowers, and, depending upon the time of day, candlelight and the sweet smells of baking breads, and in cooler months enjoy one of three common fireplaces.

The Waterford Inne

Ride up a road to nowhere and find The Waterford Inne, special unto itself. A 19th-century farmhouse which once housed a large family has been renovated and refurbished to offer the warmth of fine furnishings blended with contemporary comforts.

Set amidst 25 acres of fields, woods, and rolling terrain the inn and its impressive barn give a hint as to what living here in the Oxford Hills of Western Maine during the 19th century might have been–life far away from the maddening crowd. 

Hartwell House Inn

Romance. Whimsical elegance. Antiques. Incredible breakfasts. The perfect location. The Hartwell House Inn B&B is just one block from the breathtaking Marginal Way cliff-walk and all of the boutique shops and landmark restaurants of Perkins Cove – Ogunquit’s working lobster boat harbor. A short and scenic stroll delivers you to the vibrant activity and buzz of downtown Ogunquit — or the trolley stops directly across the street if you favor a ride instead.

16 exquisitely appointed guest rooms spread across two houses. Sumptuous full breakfasts and fresh-baked muffins. We specialize in helping you celebrate your special moments in ways you’ll never forget.

Topside Inn

Set atop McKown Hill at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain’s home is joined by two classic summer guesthouses and offers stylish, modern accommodations and amenities just steps from a charming coastal village you won’t soon forget. Water views greet you in every direction and our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.

Boothbay Harbor is a classic Maine seacoast vacation destination. Enjoy Topside Inn’s convenient in-town location, just a short walk to restaurants, shops, and art galleries in the waterfront coastal village. 

Ullikana

The Ullikana Cottage is tucked away in a secluded area of the village of Bar Harbor, situated in the best place in town by the coast of Frenchman Bay. Relax in the afternoon with refreshments as you watch the sailboats and ships come and go in the harbor.

The center of Bar Harbor Village is a brief stroll from the cottage with all the shops, restaurants, indoor and outdoor activities, and natural beauty.

Wolf Cove Inn

The loons of the lake are calling you! The gift of nature’s beauty surrounds you at this award-winning bed and breakfast in Maine. Comfortable and cozy guest rooms make for authentic Maine lodging that will make you feel like your home away from home has been found.

Relax with a gorgeous sunset paddle on the lake, or on a quiet lakeside bench with someone special. Wolf Cove Inn is the perfect backdrop for any romantic destination. 

Inn at Sunrise Point

An oceanfront hideaway, this luxury Camden, Maine bed and breakfast offers stunning ocean views and private beach access, beautiful gardens, privacy, highly customized concierge services, and spa amenities. Set on more than five secluded acres, this waterfront Maine bed and breakfast inn is just minutes from the picturesque village of Camden, Maine. 

There are plenty of great things to do in Camden, Maine! Enjoy private access to the water, walk on the beach and in beautiful gardens, experience exceptional service, and still have easy access to neighboring towns–Camden, Rockland, Rockport, Belfast, Lincolnville Beach, day trips to Bar Harbor, Acadia, Pemaquid, plus hiking, kayaking, sailing, art, antiques, unique shops, fine restaurants, lighthouses and more at this luxury Maine inn.

The Trellis House Bed + Breakfast

Along southern Maine’s most scenic coastline lies the quaint village of Ogunquit where you’ll find The Trellis House, a historic yet beautifully updated property in the heart of all that Ogunquit has to offer. With its sophisticated flair and magnificent beach and water views, you will find yourself engulfed by a wonderful blend of Maine charm and laid back beach luxury.

The Trellis House sits just steps from Ogunquit’s famous Marginal Way, a short stroll to Ogunquit Beach, Perkins Cove, and Ogunquit’s finest shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Trellis House is in the center of it all yet provides its own oasis of tranquility. Guests have a choice of 8 unique suites and rooms with your choice of gorgeous water and beach views and amenities.

The Bradley Inn & Restaurant

The Bradley Inn is in one of Midcoast Maine’s most beloved and picturesque areas, the Pemaquid Peninsula, with its iconic lighthouse, rocky coast and proximity to numerous quintessential harbors. 

Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of wine in our warm, nautically themed tavern and dine in our renowned restaurant. We use as much local product as possible, creating a farm to fork menu which focuses on made from scratch foods. 

The Pemaquid Peninsula is quiet yet close enough to many of Maine’s attractions to make it a perfect home base.

Balance Rock Inn - On the Ocean

Rich in history and opulence…Balance Rock Inn is Bar Harbor, Maine’s premier boutique hotel. Commanding a breathtaking waterfront location the Inn offers privacy and serenity with incomparable lodging and service. And just steps away from art galleries, shopping, and culinary delights in the heart of Bar Harbor’s Village District.

The historic summer home has been lovingly restored preserving the splendor of the Gilded Age – offering old world charm with today’s modern amenities.

Balance Rock Inn has it all a perfect vacation destination for Spring, Summer, or Fall.

Camden Maine Stay Inn

The Inn is situated near the center of Camden, commonly regarded as the most beautiful seaside village in Maine. When you combine Camden’s natural beauty with its quaint, coastal Maine setting and its varied cultural offerings, it is no wonder that the town is labeled the “Jewel of the Maine Coast.”

From the Inn it is only a short distance – a stroll of about four minutes – to Camden’s gorgeous harbor and quaint downtown. From there one can easily walk to Camden’s many fine shops and excellent restaurants. Whether you want to see the many sights along the Mid-Coast or simply want to kick back and relax, the Camden Maine Stay Inn is the ideal place for you to stay. We encourage you to make our home your home-away-from-home when you stay with us at our elegant, romantic and welcoming Camden B&B inn.

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