Resorts: Stay And Play In Maine!

Summer: Maine has some wonderful summer resorts and depending on what you are searching for they all cater to different needs. From ocean front to mountain base, some of these resorts reflect the old time grandeur of Maine hospitality from days gone by. If you are looking for an oceanside resort and are in the southern Maine area you may want to check out the Colony Resort on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport. This is a wonderful representation of what resorts were like back at the turn of the century and the owners have done a great job at preserving the hotel and level of service that one would have found during that period. The rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques as well as the rest of the hotel. They have a grand ballroom which is the perfect spot for a wedding, a huge dining room with porch front dining and a saltwater pool that looks out onto the ocean. One thing to note – the rooms are not air conditioned, but the salty breeze that blows off the Atlantic cools things down nicely during the evening hours. This destination offers much to do. From golf, canoe/kayak tours, antiques, boutiques, museums and art galleries – there’s something to do for everyone. Another historic Maine resort is the Bethel Inn. Tucked in at the foothills of the Sunday River Ski Resort, the Bethel Inn is the perfect four season destination. During the summer months guest can enjoy their 18-hole golf course as part of their overnight package. The resort again is tastefully decorated to reflect the early 1900’s. The service is wonderful and it’s apparent that the staff wants to ensure everyone enjoys their stay. I found sitting in the rockers on the front porch was a great way to spend some time reading and enjoying the quiet. They also have a fantastic year-round pool area for guests to enjoy. Whether it is the ocean or the mountains that is calling you, Maine has some wonderful resorts for you to choose from!