Deck the halls of Maine inns with boughs of holly

As we approach Christmas day along the coast of Maine, we thought it might be fun to take you on an armchair tour of the holiday decorations at the 7 inns of Inns Along The Coast.  From Bar Harbor to Rockland to Kennebunkport, our inns and our towns are decked with everything from lobster trap Christmas trees to boughs of holly.  Come along for a photo tour of Christmas time at the Inns Along the Coast.

Starting in Kennebunkport, you'll find everything from modern to traditional.  A visit to the Inn at English Meadows promises us a white Christmas here, filled with homemade marshmallows and white twinkling lights.

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Just across the bridge and down the street, you'll find the halls decked with boughs of holly, pointsettias, and roping for some of the most beautiful traditional decorations at the Captain Jefferds Inn.

Next, we're on to the 1802 House where both the kitchen and the Christmas Tree offer up some nautical holiday cheer.

Iced Egg Nog cookies.

Iced Egg Nog cookies.

From Kennebunkport, we're on to Rockland where the town's icon is an incredible Lobster Trap Chrismas tree, featured on the World's Most Extreme Christmas Trees show.

Once again, at Rockland's inns you'll find everything from modern to traditional to an incredible collection of nutcrackers and Christmas wind-up toys. We'll start with the Granite Inn, where beautiful and chic ornaments take front and center in the holiday decorations.

Next we're on to Berry Manor Inn where beautiful Victorian styled decorations are intermingled with innkeeper Mike LaPosta's wonderful collection of holiday moving toys.

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Victorian-styled holiday decor at Berry Manor Inn.

Victorian-styled holiday decor at Berry Manor Inn.

And speaking of toys, you haven't seen a nutcracker collection until you see the one at LimeRock Inn! Collector and innkeeper, PJ Walter, has amassed a wonderful display of nutcrackers only debuted during the holidays.

 We'll end our armchair tour of scenes from Bar Harbor, where Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B is among the few B&Bs open year-round to welcome guests to this beautiful Maine coastal town. Look at how pretty it is in the winter.

Photo provided by Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Photo provided by Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Bar Harbor has their own version of a Lobster Trap Christmas Tree.

Bar Harbor has their own version of a Lobster Trap Christmas Tree.

There you have it.  Rudolph's own personalized holiday tour of Inns Along the Coast.  Now it's time to choose your inn and pick dates for your January or February getaway.  Even better, take a tour of all these locations via the Inns Along the Coast 6-day package. Here's the best way to reach the Inns Along the Coast.

In Kennebunkport:

1802 House: Email:  info@1802house.com, website: www.1802house.com, reservations: (800) 932-5632, Innkeepers: Teri & Roger Walker

Captain Jefferds Inn: Email: captjeff@captainjefferdsinn.com, website: www.captainjefferdsinn.com, reservations: 800-839-6844, 207-967-2311, Erik and Sarah Lindblom

Inn at English Meadows: Email: innkeeper@englishmeadowsinn.com, website: www.englishmeadowsinn.com, reservations: 207-967-5766/800-272-0698, innkeepers: David and Kate Parisi

In Rockland:

Berry Manor Inn: Email: info@berrymanorinn.com, website: www.berrymanorinn.com, reservations: 800-774-5692/ Business line: 207-596-7696, Innkeepers:  Cheryl Michaelsen & Mike LaPosta

Granite Inn: Email: info@oldgraniteinn.com, website: www.OldGraniteInn.com, reservations: 207-594-9036, 800-386-9036.  Innkeepers:  Ed & Joan Hantz

LimeRock Inn: Email: info@LimeRockinn.com, website: www.LimeRockinn.com, reservations: 800-546-3762, 207-594-2257. Innkeepers:  PJ Walter & Frank Isganitis

In Bar Harbor:

Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B: E-Mail:  relax@saltairinn.com, website: www.saltairinn.com, 207-288-2882, Innkeepers: Kristi & Matt Losquadro.