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 # 16
wow- this is all so great! I will let you all know where I finally decide!! Thanks for making this so easy!
Post # 17
Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, ME are really nice. I liked Ogunquit the most.
Post # 18
I agree with Bar Harbor (because that’s where we’re going) but I also strongly encourage you to look at Jamestown, Rhode Island. It’s a beautiful small town with a park and a lighthouse and there are reasonably priced rooms at the East Bay Bed and Breakfast.
Post # 19
I know all of these places and they are all great. I would also suggest Cape Cod or the White Mountain region of New Hampshire.
I saw on Guilt these two RI hotels http://www.gilt.com/invite/jenfitzg The first is in Providence http://www.jetsetter.com/sale/hotelprovidence/hotelprovidence?nm=splash&cl=2 which is very walkable and the hotel offer is quite a good deal. Also, there is a Providence to Newport ferry so they could spend a day in Newport, and not have to deal with the headache that is Newport parking (and take a ferry ride). There’s a lot going on in Providence and a lot of great restaurants.
There’s also this hotel if you are looking for something more secluded. http://www.jetsetter.com/sale/stonehouse/stonehouse?nm=splash&cl=1 It looks amazing and super romantic. It is in Little Compton which is the perfect place for a romantic get away, they could visit Sakonnet vineyards for a wine tasting, spend time on a beach not overrun by tourists and Newport is about 20-30 minutes by car. I’ve never been to this hotel but Little Compton is a really quaint place with a small main street and generally very friendly people.
Post # 20
@littlecat: I have nothing to share (as a west coast bride) but I just wanted to say, you are such a GREAT bridesmaid & friend to offer this as a gift! Kudos to YOU!
Post # 21
Okay, this is completely different than what everyone else has suggested, and may be out of your budget, but I thought I would give you the option anyways 🙂
You said she had a few days midweek. There are 2-3 day cruises that leave from NE several times a week and hit up a few spots in the NE states (Bar Harbour being one) and Atlantic Canada- Halifax, Saint John, sometimes PEI. Old, fun cities!
They are short, they are fun, they are inexpensive (in comparison to other cruises!) and they are on a CRUISE!
Post # 22
Have you looked into Winvian? It’s very unique.
Post # 23
Thanks ladies- for all your tips!!! I ended up goign with the Gazebo Inn in Ogunquit- thanks Danadelphia! It works out perfectly and I was able to get a great room for them. Bride and Groom were so excited and relieved! I sincerely appreciated your help!