A smooth launch for Inns Along the Coast

Like boats getting ready to launch along the Coast of Maine, our new association, Inns Along the Coast, spent months planning, organizing, fixing and creating a new website, Maine itineraries and a six day package.  And just like the boaters anticipating a fabulous summer season, the 7 inns included in Inns Along the Coast are excited about the launch of their new association and looking forward to a busy summer in Kennebunkport, Rockland and Bar Harbor.

We announced the launch of Inns Along the Coast this week with a press release, and the response from the media and tourism community was very positive.  We are delighted to hear from both media and travel professionals that Inns Along the Coast fills a need that has not been met before the association formed.  For some time both domestic and international travelers have sought organized itineraries along the Coast of Maine and finally Inns Along the Coast has made this possible.

George Smith, travel writer for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel wrote a story enthusiastically praising Inns Along the Coast for the formation of their new association.  Smith wrote “What do you get when you combine historic inns in Kennebunkport, Rockland, and Bar Harbor? How about six-day itineraries featuring food, adventure, art, and a lot more. A new collaboration of historic inns include three of our favorites and some others we now can’t wait to visit.”  Smith went on to tell readers, “The Arts Itinerary sounds really interesting, too. But it’s the six-day lodging package that really intrigues me. You can mix and match your choice of inns for a trip that includes breakfast each morning, complimentary gifts, and itinerary planning assistance. The packages start at $750 in the quiet season, and it is really easy to book a trip. You simply choose an inn in each destination and book directly with the innkeeper using an availability calendar on the Inns Along the Coast website. The rate varies depending on your choices.”

We heard from the Maine Office of Tourism that international visitors have been seeking itineraries and packages that make it easy for them to explore the Maine Coast.  Now, not only has Inns Along the Coast introduced a six-day itinerary, but they’ve fulfilled the kind of niche travel that Europeans and UK travelers love, offering foodie, arts and cultural and adventure itineraries too. And according to the Maine Office of Tourism, and other travelers we heard from, these are bucket-list travel wishes for many who can’t wait to discover the Maine Coast.

From lobsters to lighthouses, it’s all available with an added touch of luxury from 8 inns Along the Coast.  Visit www.lnnsAlongtheCoast.com to learn more.

When you go:

Participating Inns include the 1802 House, Inn at English Meadows and Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport, Granite Inn, LimeRock Inn and Berry Manor Inn in Rockland and Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B in Bar Harbor.  Each destination offers pet-friendly and family-friendly accommodations, with all the inns catering to romantic Maine Coast getaways.  Click on the central availability and reservation calendar to begin planning your trip and to make online reservations.