The Beauty of Coastal Maine 16 Apr 2015, 11:07 am
Spring is finally in the air in Maine! After what seemed like a never ending winter, most of the snow has melted and the crocuses have bloomed. Last week we had some family visiting for my birthday and decided to take a drive to Mt. Desert Island. Although the park loop road in Acadia National Park has not opened for the season there are still many beautiful sites to see including Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse which is at the southern tip of MDI.
Travelin’ Maine(ers) Visit the LimeRock Inn 29 Sep 2014, 5:46 pm
This past month we had some wonderful guests who are travel writers for the Kennebec Journal here in Maine. They did a wonderful article on the LimeRock Inn. We are truly honored. Please check out the article. http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/09/25/travelin-mainers-rockland/
What Do 20, 10, 5 And 2 Mean To LimeRock Inn? 18 Jun 2014, 7:04 pm
Frank Isganitis and PJ Walter, co-owners of the LimeRock Inn, have a lot to celebrate in 2014. July marks the 20th anniversary of LimeRock Inn opening as Rockland’s first B&B, and December 2014 marks their 10th year of ownership. What’s even more meaningful to the co-owners are the smaller numbers which indicate milestones of esteem from their guests. This year (2014) marks the fifth year in a row LimeRock Inn has earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, an honor bestowed exclusively to the top ten percent of B&Bs worldwide. It’s also the second year in a row that LimeRock Inn has been named Best B&B in Maine in Down East Magazine readers’ poll. All of these accomplishments and honors will be celebrated with a special gift from the innkeepers to their guests. Throughout July, guests staying at the inn will receive a matted photo of themselves taken at the inn by accomplished photographer, PJ Walter as a special gift and way of saying thank you.
“People say when you love what you do you will never work a day in your life,” says Frank Isganitis, who beyond co-owning the inn sits on the Rockland City Council. “PJ and I feel blessed to have found our passion that has sustained us through ten years of stewardship of LimeRock Inn’s twenty year legacy. So imagine our joy to learn we have received DownEast’s Reader’s Choice Best B&B in Maine for the second year in a row and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running. Nothing could be more uplifting then this affirmation from our clientele,” finished Isganitis.
Thousands of Down East readers voted in February, March and April for their statewide selections in the Best of Maine Readers’ Poll, and LimeRock Inn made the list as Maine’s Best B&B for the second year in a row. The “Best of Maine” awards occur annually and provide Down East readers the opportunity to nominate the Maine people, places and things that mean the most to them. Based solely on popular vote, the winners represent the best of Maine as identified by the people who know Maine the best: residents and repeat visitors.
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments worldwide that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site. To qualify for the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on the site. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Only ten percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
About LimeRock Inn
LimeRock Inn is an exquisite example of Queen Anne architecture. Featuring two front parlors, spacious guest rooms and an inviting wrap-around porch, LimeRock Inn offers guests the chance to experience luxury and elegance in a gracious historical setting. Located in Rockland’s Historic District within strolling distance to the renowned Farnsworth Museum, the inn is perfectly situated for those who enjoy exploring Rockland’s downtown and waterfront by foot or for leisurely driving tours of the Midcoast region. Eight sizeable guest rooms are decorated blending period details with comfort and luxury and breakfast is served each morning with culinary prowess and a focus on healthy, local and delicious. In 2007 LimeRock Inn attained certification as a Maine Lodging Environmental Leader in recognition of the owners’ green efforts promoting reduced water usage, energy conservation, recycling and refraining from the use of detergents and cleaning products potentially harmful to the environment. This commitment was made with guest comfort, luxury, and service as the primary objectives and financial considerations secondary. The Inn has been featured on The Food Network’s “Throwdown With Bobby Flay”, HGTV’s “If Walls Could Talk”, and a prize destination on the first-ever B&B week on Wheel of Fortune, aired in 44 countries worldwide. Additional awards and accolades include Editor’s Choice Award from Yankee Magazine for “Best Wrap-Around Porch” and a second feature award, “Best Location for Walking to Shops/Dining”, by Lanier Bed & Breakfast.
Out & About – Asticou Azalea Garden 31 May 2014, 4:51 pm
Asticou Azalea Garden is located in Northeast Harbor, ME on Mt. Desert Island. It was built in 1956 by a lifelong resident named Charles Savage. The inspiration came out of a desire to preserve plants that were being dismantle from a garden at nearby Reef Point Estate. Mr. Savage received financial support from John D. Rockefeller in order to purchase the plants and start the garden. The azalea garden is modeled after a Japanese stroll garden that incorporates many plants native to Maine. Most of the paths through the garden are raked each morning. It gives really serene effect as you walk along the garden paths. It’s amazing to see all the different varieties of azaleas, each in various states of bloom. A trip to this garden is a highly recommended stop on your journey along the coast of Maine. Please click a photo below to view a larger image.
The smell of white chocolate macadamia nut scones is filling the inn! I imagine the first guests will be down at any moment! 25 May 2014, 5:14 am
Lobsters, Lighthouses & Luxury! 20 May 2014, 6:29 am
Featuring all the things people love about Maine, the Lobsters, Lighthouses and Luxury package at LimeRock Inn is sure to provide the perfect getaway. This two night package is available the entire month of June. Please click here for more information.
First Tulips of the Season 15 May 2014, 10:58 am
The first tulips have bloomed here at LimeRock Inn! It’s amazing how once the first buds pop out of the ground how quickly everything springs back to life. Do you have plans to getaway this spring? Rockland, Maine is coming back to life and we are offering a special at our bed and breakfast until Memorial Day. Book 2 consecutive nights and receive 40% off your second night! Mention the code “STAY” at the time of booking to receive the offer. Beat the summer crowds and get to LimeRock Inn before the end of the month!!
Spring Is Here! 8 May 2014, 12:19 pm
We just had our first mowing of the season. The gardens are all springing back to life. Bring on summer!!!
The All New LimeRock Inn Website! 8 May 2014, 11:33 am
Two days ago we relaunched our website. The new site is fully responsive and will allow easy viewing on any device whether it’s your desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. We have also added many more photos to give you a better feel for the inn. We hope you enjoy our new site!
10th Annual Pies on Parade 2014 10 Nov 2013, 7:32 am
The Historic Inns of Rockland’s event, Pies on Parade, will be entering it’s 10th year. The 2014 event will take place on Sunday, January 26th. AAA Northern New England just did a nice little writeup on the event. You can view it here. To learn more about the event please visit the Historic Inns of Rockland website here.