January 23 • 2012
As you’ve probably gathered from the heart-shaped boxes and lovey dovey greeting cards showing up in stores, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While we’re not exactly on board with jumping into V-Day before we’ve even had time to abandon our New Year’s resolutions, planning ahead has its place.
Maine’s inns and B&Bs are already booking up with couples eager to slip away for some February romance. If you and your honey are planning to sneak off, make your reservation soon. Here are just some of the sweet deals out there:
York Harbor Inn: Head to southern Maine on Feb. 10 and 11 for two nights’ lodging, tasty breakfast goodies and a Saturday night wine-tasting dinner. Feed each other some boxed chocolates, then hit the outdoor hot tub for some steamy time with your sweetheart.
Meadowmere Resort: This Ogunquit resort at the ocean’s edge gets points for flexibility – book your stay on one of the first two weekends in February or midweek if you want to celebrate on the 14th. Champagne and chocolates will greet you on arrival, followed by dinner at one of several local restaurants. The best part: a late 1 p.m. checkout.
LimeRock Inn: Situated in charming Rockland, the LimeRock offers a “February is for Lovers” package that includes a two-night stay, champagne, a dozen long-stemmed roses and local chocolates to please your sweet tooth. Reserve early to nab a room with a whirlpool spa.
The Captain Fairfield Inn: Travel to Kennebunkport for a Valentine’s package at this historic B&B. Don’t miss their a la carte options, including a sleigh ride, long-stemmed roses, and spa services. Or, choose a boutique package customized just for you.
Bear Mountain Inn: This western Maine inn celebrates Cupid with chocolate-dipped strawberries upon your arrival and homemade cookies with afternoon tea. Take a sleigh ride into fields overlooking the White Mountains, or strap on complimentary snowshoes for an invigorating walk. Kids at heart can borrow sleds to spend an afternoon on their sledding hill.