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The LimeRock Inn, "reminisce in elegance", is tucked away on a quiet street in Rockland, ME, encircled by a wraparound porch and landscaped gardens. This beautiful turreted Victorian mansion is an exquisite example of Queen Anne architecture and reminiscent of the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era.
Situated in the historic district of Rockland, The LimeRock Inn is steps away from a visit to Rockland's world-class Farnsworth Museum, fine dining, European-style shopping, and what Down East magazine referred to as "mid-coast Maine's most beautiful ocean walk."
LimeRock Inn is ranked five stars(99% approval) in Rockland with 500 reviews from TripAdvisor users online.
We are also recommended by Fodor’s Travel, Frommers Travel Guide, Lonely Planet and Michelin Travel Guides and was voted “Best Undiscovered Romantic Inn in Maine.”
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Frank Isganitis & PJ Walter for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Rockland is a vibrant coastal Maine village with a rich maritime history that has been transformed into an arts, culture and food destination. Guests at the inn are treated to a glimpse of “the way life should be” as residents in a beautifully maintained Victorian home in an authentic Historic District with walking proximity to downtown and the waterfront.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
In real estate, professionals tout location, location, location. The inn is ideally situated to enjoy the region with walking proximity to all of Rockland’s attractions along with a central location to other regional attractions just a short drive. We offer the best combination of an authentic Victorian home experience, along with all the modern appointments and amenities.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The Farnsworth Art Museum & Wyeth Center is likely the biggest draw to Rockland followed closely by Penobscot Bay’s historic schooner fleet and area food and wine.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The answer is not something that is spoken. Rather, it’s an evolution of our business that is now more than half sourced as repeat or referral.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The biggest surprise our guests seem to appreciate is the quality of product from the five local wineries which are located within a short drive.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
The number one comment we receive from departing guests is that they wished they had planned more time in the region. Historic schooners, charming coastal villages, island excursions, world-class museums, fine and casual dining, beautiful vistas from coastal mountains and hiking trails, biking, kayaking, sailing. The list is endless and all in one location!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
All of Rockland’s attractions in our historic waterfront downtown are within a short walk of the inn including The Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Project Puffin, Friends of Maine Seabirds Islands, Harbor Park and Boardwalk, day sail schooners and island ferries.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The region offers such diversity in dining and cuisine. There is no way to pick a favorite. Rather, we are fortunate enough for high quality food and service at most establishments from dockside seafood shacks to James Beard award winning chefs in fine dining.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
There are a number of great resources available in print and online. Christina Tree is a seasoned Maine travel writer who publishes the classic, “Maine: An Explorer’s Guide”. Additionally, www.mainedreamvacation.com is the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce’s comprehensive online area guide.
How many rooms does your inn have?
The inn features eight well-appointed guest rooms. All offering private baths.
Do you accept pets?
Although we are pet lovers of our two dogs, Chance the golden and Buster the beagle, we are a pet-free property out of respect for others who may have allergy or other concerns.
All of the rooms at the LimeRock Inn are decorated with care to create a home with elegance and luxury, yet have charm and character to ensure comfort and hospitality. We use only Egyptian cotton bed linens and bath towels. All of the bed coverlets are custom made.
There are eight spacious and comfortable guest rooms, furnished with an eye to period detail. Each of our guest rooms has its own private luxury bath and either queen or king size bed; some have whirlpool tubs, one has a fireplace. A delicious gourmet breakfast and afternoon snack are included in your stay, with room rates ranging from $129 - $249 dependent on room chosen and time of year.
Breakfast at the LimeRock Inn is a culinary experience. Frank and PJ, the Innkeepers, have a simple outlook on food and fine dining. They believe that only two kinds of people exist in the world, those who "eat to live" and those who "live to eat". Being lifetime members of the later group, they believe that the right setting is the best accompaniment for good food.
At the LimeRock Inn, you will be treated to seasonal fruit, homemade breads, regional fruit jams and, of course, plenty of freshly brewed coffee using a special blend from the locally owned Rock City Roasters (www.rockcitycoffee.com). Tea drinkers are offered tea from a generous selection of black and herbal teas. Entrees reflect the culinary influences of the Innkeepers. Frank and PJ are well traveled domestically, so emphasis is on traditional American cuisine. Infusions of other influences include family recipes of Frittatas and Italian pastries from travels in northern Lazio, Italy.