Post # 1
Hi there NE Bees!
So I am a bridesmaid in one of my Best Friends wedding in mid-September. She just told me that she has no money for a mini moon, and I wanted to surprise as her gift and get her an overnight somewhere in Maine or Newport or the like. The wedding is on Nantucket island, and she only has a few days mid-week, before she starts her new job.
Any suggestions for beautiful places to stay? I have been googling Kennebunkport, Agunquit and Newport, but I don’t know the areas- but any sites to hotels, restaurants, etc would be appreciated!!!
Post # 3
Bar harbor & boothbay harbor in maine are really good vaca spots!
Post # 4
The York Harbor Inn in York Beach, Maine is beautiful – really nice.
I don’t know specific places to stay in Newport but there are lots of little inns/B&Bs there and Newport is so walkable and fun.
Also Mystic, CT – very pretty and plenty to do (including the casinos nearby if weather doesn’t cooperate!)
Ogunquit, ME is also beautiful but I’ve never stayed overnight.
I’d probably check TripAdvisor.com to see what people recommend in a scenic area and maybe something will catch your eye! It’s a really thoughtful idea for a gift – I’m sure they’ll love it!
Post # 5
Block Island is an awesome place and I think things are all still open in mid-September. What about Marthas Vineyard?
Post # 6
Block Island is in Rhode Island btw. And yes Mystic, CT is awesome!!
Post # 7
Thanks Ladies! I appreciate all of your suggestions!
Post # 8
Not sure of your budget, but the White Barn Inn in Kennebunk is GORGEOUS, and the food is excellent.
If you’re looking for way less $$$ but still nice, I’d look at the Chapman Cottage B&B in York Harbor, ME. Nice, clean rooms with lots of little touches, like homemade truffles, sherry, and flowers, plus some of the softest linens I’ve ever felt. The dinners are definitely good (not White Barn Inn good, but still yummy–I had a delicious lobster tail poached in vanilla butter once–sooo good!), and their breakfasts are super-nice. Look on their site–they run all sorts of specials.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club
@littlecat: Thats such a sweet gift! I lived in Newport for 4 years and highly recommend it! 🙂 If you end up going with Newport and need any recommendations let me know. I’m doing a minimoon there as well. There is so much to do….great restaurants, nightlife, beaches, cliffwalk, ocean drive, mansions, etc.
What kind of hotel and resaurants are you looking for?
Me and Mr. S love getting sandwiches from Bliss and doing picnics around Newport. Its not expensive, but such a nice date and the food is all organic and amazing! There are also tons of nice restaurants. Nice/Pricey- Mooring, 22s, Castle Hill; Reasonable/Nice- Sardellas, Norys, Black Pearl; Tourist Spots- Red Parrot, Brick Alley, Barking Crab
Mrs. Swan did too and re-capped it here:
Post # 10
I love York Beach in ME (that’s where I got engaged)… they just renovated a hotel downtown and they were at a bridal show in Boston – it is gorgeous!
These are all nice:
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
I’m seconding Bar Harbor, ME. There are a bunch of bed and breakfasts on the island and you can also stay in a small individual cottage right on the ocen if you’d prefer. It’s the home of Acadia National Park, which is just gorgeous! Good luck!
Post # 12
I went to Burlington, VT for the first time this past fall and loved it!
Post # 13
I LOVE Mystic, CT– FI and I go there for our anniversary each year and had our e-pics done there. The Whaler’s Inn is lovely and right downtown. They have rooms with jacuzzis and in-room fireplaces! They can walk all around from there. They can go to the aquarium, the village seaport, and also great resturants and little shops. Just down the way is a Cider Mill and should be open again for the Fall. It’s awesome and they do tastings and hard cider tasting… it’s in North Stonington. Not to mention Mohegan and Foxwoods are just within 15-20 mins away!
Post # 14
York is definately lovely and it’s near Portsmouth NH if they’re feeling the need for something more lively. The Stage Neck Inn is another one there to check out (it’s on the water and has decent mid-week specials – and is where we’re getting married, so I’m a little partial) and Edwards Harborside Inn is right on the water as well but is an adorable B&B. I’ve also heard great things about the Katahdin Inn.
Portland is always fun too, lots of restaurants. Hotels are a little harder, you’d want to stay in the Old Port part of town. We usually stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, it’s new and the rooms are big, but it’s really nothing special (although it’s right near Fore St. restaurant – yum!). I’ve always wanted to check out the Pomegranate Inn.
And the White Barn Inn is wonderful. One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
The Gazebo Inn in Ogunquit, ME. I can’t say enough about it. We llloooooooooooved it there.
Seriously. Send them here.
Post # 16
wow- this is all so great! I will let you all know where I finally decide!! Thanks for making this so easy!