Four good reasons to stay at a Maine inn rather than on the parents sofa bed this holiday season

With Thanksgiving and then Christmas and Hanukkah coming up soon, there’s enough to worry about.  Why add the stress of how you’ll both fit into your old bedroom at Mom and Dad’s house to the mix of holi-daze worries.  Knowing that your old room is now the “den”, worrying about that uncomfortable hide-a-bed is enough to send you over the deep end.  Stop the stressing!  The Inns Along the Coast are here with some very convincing reasons to stay INN rather than pull-OUT this holiday season. 

Four reasons to choose Inns Along the Coast for your home this holiday season

Doesn’t this beat a lumpy sofa bed? Photo taken at Captain Jefferds Inn by Christian Giannelli.

Doesn’t this beat a lumpy sofa bed? Photo taken at Captain Jefferds Inn by Christian Giannelli.

No muss, no fuss!

The Inns Along the Coast innkeepers and staff will make your bed, offer up clean towels, serve breakfast and even suggest the ideal itinerary for a day of outdoor fun or rest and relaxation, especially after a full day of family-time.  Make your home for the holidays any of the nine Inns Along the Coast and you’ll be well pampered.  Perhaps most importantly, you escape all the clean-up of a holiday dinner or breakfast for a crowd!

Skip the lumpy sofa bed

If sharing an air mattress or the lumpy sofa bed in Mom and Dad’s den over the holidays as your older sister gets the guest room isn’t your idea of a good night’s sleep, consider a nearby inn or B&B instead.  If one of the Inns Along the Coast are not located near your holiday destination, chances are another inn or B&B are nearby.  You don’t want to spend the holidays exhausted from lack of sleep.  Enjoy a beautifully appointed inn filled with tasteful holiday decorations where you’ll have a private bath and comfortable bed followed by a hearty breakfast to fuel you for a day of family togetherness. Remember, if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.  You don’t want your lack of sleep to ruin your grateful mood this Thanksgiving or the joy of the holidays.

Champagne & rose pedals at Berry Manor Inn (Jumping Rocks photo).

Champagne & rose pedals at Berry Manor Inn (Jumping Rocks photo).

Enjoy some R&R and R too

Who says the holidays must be rushed and pressured?  Leave all the stress of the holidays behind when you stay at any of the Inns Along the Coast where you’ll find rest, relaxation and even some romance if  you wish, all rolled into one special getaway.  Many of our inns are in beautiful Maine towns where quaint shops will offer up the perfect gift for hard-to-shop-Mom. Take a walk in the woods near our inns and take home evergreen boughs, winter berries and pine cones to decorate your own home too. And if romance is on your mind this holiday season, you don’t want to be sleeping on the air mattress in the middle of Mom and Dad’s living room, do you?

Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner is for family. Breakfast is on us

While the holidays are all about sharing a table with family, breakfast is for sharing with B&B guests.  Each of the Inns Along the Coast will serve up an artfully creative multi-course breakfast; enough to fuel you through a day of family time.  Starting with steaming coffee, juice and baked goods and moving to a homecooked breakfast entrée, you can count on a great start to the day at any of the nine Inns Along the Coast.

Breakfast is served at Hawthorn Inn (Jumping Rocks photo).

Breakfast is served at Hawthorn Inn (Jumping Rocks photo).

Don’t forget to book direct when you visit any of the nine Inns Along the Coast.

In Bar Harbor:

Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B: E-Mail:, website:, 207-288-2882, Innkeepers: Kristi & Matt Losquadro.

Aysgarth Station B&B: Email:, website:, 207-288-9655, Innkeeper: Melody Kronenberg.

In Camden

Hawthorn Inn: Email:, website:,  207-236-8842, Your hosts: Ted & Lisa Weiss

In Freeport

Brewster House B&B: Email:, website:, 207-865-4121, Your hosts: Dave Noel & Kelleigh Dulany & family.

In Kennebunkport:

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

In Newcastle

Newcastle Inn:  Email:, Website:, reservations: 207-563-5685, Your hosts: Julie Bolthuis and her four-legged assistant innkeeper, Jabu.

In Rockland:

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

Granite Inn: Email:, website:, reservations: 207-594-9036, 800-386-9036.  Innkeepers:  Ed & Joan Hantz

LimeRock Inn: Email:, website:, reservations: 800-546-3762, 207-594-2257. Innkeepers:  Daniel and Ashley Bonneau and their daughter, Vieve.