The Rockland Way to Stay

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

 

Logistical Requirements for Elopements on the Coast of Maine

So you have decided to skip the financial and planning pressures of a big wedding and are going to elope to the coast of Maine.  Take a deep breath, you have already made the biggest decision about the day and the decisions that are left are certainly not overwhelming. First […]

 

Café Miranda – Not the Food of Cowards!

This small eclectic bistro has called Rockland, Maine home for almost 25 years and was one of the first restaurants to open at the beginning of Rockland’s renaissance to the foodie Mecca in Maine that it is today.  Chef owner, Kerry Altiero, is self-taught and credits his Italian and Polish […]

 

A Tour of Midcoast Maine’s Area Lighthouses

With sixty-eight lighthouses in total, Maine has the most lighthouses that are on ocean waters in the US.  The greatest concentrations of lighthouses in Maine are located in the middle coast of the state which includes all of those in Penobscot Bay southward to Boothbay Harbor. Today the vast majority of […]

 

The Oreo Cows at Aldermere Farm

A visit to our Rockland bed and breakfast is not complete without a chance to see the Oreo Cows! Aldermere Farm has the oldest continually operated herd of Belted Galloway cows in the US.  Belted Galloways are a Scottish bred meat cow that has double layer of thick fur and […]

 

Can you get fresh Maine Lobster all year round?

The answer is a resounding yes!! Lobster is caught all year round off the coast of Maine and available at restaurants throughout Midcoast Maine and the Rockland/Camden area.   The number of restaurants that serve lobster will significantly differ between the warm summer months and the quieter time of year.  So […]

 

A Maine Coast Elopement at the Berry Manor Inn

You’re going to marry each other.  And then the crazy chaos and stress of planning a wedding begins! The guest list, the seating chart, the colors of the seat covers, the music, the caterer, the money – ugh! With a scheduled elopement in Maine, the days leading up to your wedding […]

 

Fact or Myth: Most Bed and Breakfasts do not have Private Baths

MYTH:   It is a myth that most bed and breakfasts do not have private baths.  According to the latest PAII industry survey, 94% of all bed and breakfast rooms in the over 17,000 bed and breakfast facilities in the US have private baths. Many bed and breakfasts have “repurposed” grand, […]

 

Maine Beer Trail – Midcoast Maine Section

Established in 2009 the Maine Beer Trail highlights the locations of over 25 production craft breweries and 17 brew pubs within the Maine Brewers Guild and the numbers keep growing.  The maps are downloadable from their website and are updated regularly as new craft breweries and brew pubs join. The Maine […]

 

Escape the Wedding Bill Blues : Elope to New England

Goggle “How much does the average wedding cost?” and you will find figures ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 and lots of numbers in between.  You will see articles on the “average” wedding cost versus the “median” wedding costs and urban locales like NY City with averages over $75,000 versus other […]

 

Life is already too BIG so isn’t it time to Enjoy Small

In today’s world life is BIG.  There are BIG box stores, BIG lines, BIG traffic, BIG houses, BIG chain restaurants, BIG finances, BIG headaches, BIG projects and just BIG pressure to do everything quicker and have it all done yesterday. So for all of the BIG that you face every […]