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Lucerne Inn
Location
Dedham, Maine

Just outside Bangor, The Lucerne Inn is set high atop a hill with 360-degree views of the surrounding forested countryside. With unpretentious New England charm, this boutique hotel offers 31 guestrooms in a renovated 200-year-old farmhouse. Its white colonial façade is adorned with black shutters and dormers, set against a large expanse of grassy lawn. While each cozy room has been individually decorated with antique furnishings and artwork, they have in common a host of amenities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen cable TV, writing desk, coffeemaker, whirlpool tub and heated towel bars. Rooms have either one queen or two double beds. Most rooms have gas fireplaces, although they are not operational until temperatures drop in the fall. Many rooms overlook Phillips Lake, and all enjoy sweeping territorial views on nature. An executive chef directs meals in the dining room, inspired by international flavors and fresh seasonal ingredients. Rian’s Pub is an old-fashioned bar offering a relaxed, casual space for a local beer on draft. In summertime, enjoy the large outdoor swimming pool and expansive patios.

Lord Camden Inn
Location
Camden, Maine

Located in the heart of Camden Village just steps from shops, restaurants and the waterfront boardwalk, the Lord Camden Inn wraps modern luxury in historic charm. The inn is housed in an 1893 brick building that was converted to its current use in 1984. It has seen several upgrades and renovations since, blending old and new with modern marble and granite surfaces, wainscoting, old-world brick walls and crown molding while maximizing light and space to create an airy feel. Refinished antique furniture and paintings by local artists create an inviting atmosphere against a backdrop of colorful walls, evoking New England’s Victorian past.  The inn's 36 rooms overlook Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor, the Megunticook River, or the quaint and quiet “back village” area known as the River District. Guest rooms have large private balconies, poster beds with signature Suite Dreams™ mattress and rich brocade bedding, button-back accent chairs, 32-inch LCD TV, DVD player,  high-speed Internet, tiled walk-in showers with spa-quality bath amenities, microwave, mini-fridge and Keurig coffee and tea brewing system. A lavish buffet breakfast features local farm-fresh eggs, bacon, sausage, house-made pastries, waffles, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit and Camden Bagel Cafe artisan bagels.


16 Bay View Hotel
Location
Camden, Maine

Camden’s newest luxury inn, 16 Bay View is the transformation of a 100-year-old industrial brick building into a one-of-a-kind 21-room boutique hotel. Located on Bay View Street amid a thriving shopping district full of galleries, fine restaurants and boutiques, the hotel is just footsteps from all the maritime activity of Camden Harbor. Guest rooms feature a host of luxury amenities including private wrought iron balconies, gas fireplaces, freestanding deep soaking tubs, separate glass-surround walk-in showers with European-style body jets, double-sink granite vanity,  radiant floor heat, signature Serta pillow-top mattresses with Cuddledown of Maine bedding and pillows, and Turkish Towel Co. terry linens and robes. Each room is individually furnished in traditional style with dark wood furniture, richly upholstered chairs and elegant, heavy textiles. Rooms also have high-speed Internet, a 40-inch HD LCD wall-mounted TV, and 24-hour coffee and tea service. A creative buffet breakfast is served each morning. The Vintage Room is 16 Bay View's glamorous bar, offering warm and cozy ambience with a brick fireplace, tufted leather and nailhead accent sofas and chairs, and bistro seating along a handcrafted, reclaimed bar top. The View is the real piece de resistance, though—a spacious rooftop bar and terrace overlooking Camden Harbor. 
Pilgrim's Inn
Location
Deer Isle, Maine

Situated on 2 acres overlooking picturesque Northwest Harbor and Mill Pond, Pilgrim’s Inn on Deer Isle an idyllic spot to experience Downeast Maine. One of the oldest structures on Deer Isle, the post-and-beam inn was originally built in 1793 as a private home for Ignatius Haskell, an influential member of the island's maritime community, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was first operated as an inn beginning in 1890 by a descendent of the original owner. Today, it welcomes guests with the enduring ambience of a bygone era. Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained, the inn's 12 unique rooms hark back to the past with restored antique furnishings and classic hardwood floors. Each has a view of the water and is individually decorated and furnished with distinctive four-poster, iron-frame and carved wood sleigh beds. Guests will find plenty of contemporary luxury touches including deluxe 100% cotton linens, plush robes, and Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind environmentally friendly bath amenities that support honeybee and sustainable pollination research. While guest rooms do have free Wi-Fi, they do not have televisions, though a TV is available in the Game Room. The library has a collection of books for browsing. A full breakfast is served in a rustic barn on tables handcrafted by the owner from reclaimed wood, with seating in black-painted Windsor chairs that extend the colonial ambience. Breakfast features locally roasted Carrabassett coffee and fresh regional ingredients like Maine maple syrup and Vermont cheddar cheese. Guests enjoy a view of the water as they dine. An onsite bar, The Whale's Rib Tavern, offers a good selection of local beers, wine and cocktails, while complimentary coffee, tea, homemade cookies and fruit are available during the day. 

Bar Harbor Inn
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine

The casual elegance of the Bar Harbor Inn provides a perfect backdrop to explore the rocky Maine coast and Acadia National Park. Located on eight landscaped acres overlooking Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands, and in walking distance of town, the Bar Harbor Inn is an iconic vacation destination with a storied history. The property dates to 1887, when the Oasis Club, devoted to promoting "literary and social culture" in Bar Harbor, completed its new clubhouse called the Mount Desert Reading Room. The cedar-shingled structure became a cultural and social hub in the region during the summers before World War I, hosting yachtsmen, naval officers and dignitaries. Over the years, the clubhouse changed hands numerous times, expanding to become a hotel in 1950. Subsequent decades brought additional accommodations and renovations. A luxury spa was added in 2006. Today, the original Mount Desert Reading Room is the Reading Room restaurant and Oasis Club lounge. 

Guest rooms are located in three separate buildings throughout the complex, and many have views of the ocean and bay. Traditional New England style sets the theme for decor and ambience, though amenities are thoroughly contemporary, with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flatscreen cable TV, safe and coffeemaker included in all rooms. Shared features include two full-service restaurants, outdoor pool and hot tubs, a fitness room and a full-service spa. A bountiful continental breakfast is included each morning, offering harborside views from inside or on the terrace. In the afternoon, enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cookies.
Atlantic Oceanside
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine

Located on 12 sprawling acres one mile from downtown Bar Harbor and the main entrance to Acadia National Park, the Atlantic Oceanside is close enough for convenience, but set apart from the bustle of town for a more relaxing experience surrounded by nature. Every room has a view of the sea, plus a private balcony or patio from which to enjoy it. Totally remodeled in 2011, the hotel offers varied room styles in several individual buildings backdropped by forested hills. Rooms have Wi-Fi, cable TV with premium channels, an in-room safe, refrigerator and microwave.  Shared amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, fitness facility, private pebble beach, and a free shuttle to downtown. The Bistro restaurant offers casual fireside dining in a bright, airy setting with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of Frenchman Bay. Guests may also eat on the deck and patio in season.
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