The Rockland Way to Stay

....where ordinary days become extra–ordinary experiences

 

Maine known for Lobsters, Lighthouses and Elephants?

Maine may be best known for lobsters, lighthouses and even moose but did you know that there are now elephants in Maine? Yes Elephants.  If you are looking to see and learn about these wonderful creatures in a way you have never been able to before plan a visit to […]

 

What can I expect for Breakfast at a B&B?

Breakfast is typically a BIG deal at most B&B inns as it makes up the second “B” in B&B!  For most innkeepers, there is a lot of pressure to make breakfast memorable for their guests. What is great about the B&B experience is every breakfast you have at every B&B is going […]

 

Fact or Myth: For most B&Bs state of the art technology is 2 cups and a string.

MYTH:   Of course you knew this would be a myth.  The reality is that for a small lodging property to thrive in the very competitive travel market, the small lodging property has to keep up with the Jones or in this case the Hiltons, Marriotts, and the Hamptons.  A professionally […]

 

Birding in Midcoast Maine

Maine is one of the most forested states, has over 3500 miles of coastlines, has hundreds of lakes and is the endpoint for the Appalachian mountain range all making Maine one of North America’s top birding destinations. With the wide range of habitats and diverse landscapes of Maine, the variety […]

 

Rockland Cafe – Come as a Stranger, Leave as a Friend

  Rockland Cafe is Rockland’s version of a local diner, and has the distinction of being one of the few restaurants in town that offers fresh steamed lobster dinners (single, double, triples) year round. They keep their tank right at the front of the restaurant. The owners’ nephew “lobsters,” so he keeps […]

 

When was the last time Mr. Marriott checked you into your hotel room?

 Seriously – have you ever even met the owner when you stayed at one of those big chain hotels?  Probably not.  In fact, chances are Mr. Marriott did not serve you breakfast in the morning, make the homemade pie or cookies that you snacked on the night before, help you […]

 

Archer’s on the Pier – Seafood on the Water

Archer’s on the Pier is located at 58 Ocean Street on the water in Rockland Harbor. This is chef/owner Lynn Archer’s second restaurant in town the first being the Brass Compass Café.  It is a casual local seafood eatery that offers awesome views of the Rockland Breakwater, harbor and several […]

 

Hiking in Maine: The Penobscot Bay Region

Outside of Acadia National Park, some of the best coastal hiking in Maine is located in the Penobscot Bay Region. There are hikes that offer breathtaking views of the rugged coast of Maine, its islands and wildlife.  Mountain hikes, rock cliffs, marsh hikes and trails through forests and fields can all […]

 

Rustica Cucina Italiana

Rustica Cucina Italiana or Rustica as the locals have shortened it to pretty much since it opened in 2006.  This is definitely a local favorite as evident by the restaurant being awarded the “Best of the Best” from the community for Italian food for the past 8 years. Chef/Owner John […]

 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Observatory and Historic Fort Knox

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is a great stop on your way to the Rockland/Camden area from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park or visa versa.  On a clear beautiful summer’s day from the Observatory you will be able to see for miles and take in such sites as […]