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Yesterday, I grabbed my camera and headed down to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. If you’ve never been, it is definitely worth a visit and makes a wonderful daytrip from the inn. The gardens are comprised of 128 acres with 3,600 feet of tidal shore frontage in Boothbay. They opened their doors in 2007 although planning, plantings and building had begun 16 years earlier!
The gardens are comprised of several different sections with the two newest being The Garden of the Five Senses (above) and The Children’s Garden. The entire property is really quite magnificent.
My goal this year was to get to the gardens to see the rhododendrons in bloom. While I was a bit late in the season, there were still many varieties in bloom.
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NBC’s Parks and Recreation is one of our favorite shows. On a recent episode, the staff at the Pawnee parks department found themselves “stuck” at a B&B. While it was absolutely hilarious, it definitely played into may people’s stereotype of B&B’s. You know, that they are run by old women with lots of rules and smelly cats everywhere. Check out the clip below.
Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here at LimeRock Inn, we offer all the modern amenities you would get at any high end hotel and more and we don’t charge extra for any of it. All our guest rooms feature flat panel TV’s with built in DVD players and Ipod docking stations. We have a 24 hour guest pantry that offers complimentary waters, soft drinks and a variety of snacks. The guest pantry also has an office center with computer, printer and fax machine and we have free secure wifi throughout the inn. Lastly, and most importantly, a three course gourmet breakfast is included in the room rate!!
This is really just the tip of the iceberg as to our offerings. Check out our website to learn more!! Or stop by and see for yourself!
Rockland, ME – - The LimeRock Inn in Rockland, ME was chosen by our readers of LanierBB.com Travel Guides as North America’s “Best Location for Walking to Shops/Dining” for 2011. Having unanimously received the greatest number of votes out of 8,500 properties by their loyal B&B guests and regular visitors to LanierBB.com, LimeRock Inn earned one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Last year, LanierBB.com readers awarded LimeRock Inn with the distinction of “Most Affordable Luxury Property”, making this inn a two-time LanierBB.com award dinner.
“Warm, welcoming and full of character and charm, P.J. Walter & Frank Isganitis offer exceptional hospitality and effort to go that extra mile,”said Pamela Lanier, owner of LanierBB.com and travel guide/cookbook author. “Earning themselves the designation of “Best Location for Walking to Shops/Dining for 2011” with Lanier readers, this B&B truly stands out above the rest,” finished Lanier.
“We’re delighted to receive a Lanier award for the second year in a row,” said Frank Iganitis, LimeRock Inn co-owner. “It’s especially satisfying since this award came directly from our guests, and one of the things they love most is our location, which is a great selling point for the inn” finished Isganitis.
The LimeRock Inn, a turreted Victorian mansion, 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 and Rockland’s thriving Main Street and harbor, 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.
Pamela Lanier’s Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International has been assisting inn goers with a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings since 1982, announcing an “Innkeeper of the Year” winner for 28 years in a row, the oldest and most prestigious B&B vote program in the world.
Thinking of visiting Rockland and the Penobscot Bay region, or want to meet these exceptional innkeepers that put their heart and soul into their B&B? Contact the LimeRock Inn today and you’ll be received at their B&B with open arms! For more information and reservations, visit LimeRock Inn at www.Limerockinn.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To talk with the Frank and PJ, call 207-594-2257.
PAII, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International has started a new campaign called A Better Way to Stay to educate the public on why staying at a B&B is the better choice of a chain hotel. They produced a nice little video which Frank and I were proud to be a part of. Check it out below!
Last night we attended the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce annual award dinner. There were about 300 people in attendence and it is the one time of year I will put a suit on. Well…..we won an award! The Beacon Award recognizes a business or organization that has attracted significant positive regional or national attention to the Penobscot Bay region that results in a rise in economic activity for the local business community.
The presentation is as follows:
After relocating to the Penobscot Bay region from New Jersey, these partners purchased an existing business that was already successful. Together, they represent the principle that individuals working together can achieve results greater than the sum of the parts. This idea is paramount in the way they run their business, interact with their colleagues and reflected in the industry brand that they have helped create.
One of these individuals is a bit more low key choosing to stay behind and “man the fort” in order to allow the other the opportunity to be more overtly community minded. However, he works tirelessly using social media and other online outlets like when Rockland was nominated by Captain Brenda Thomas of the schooner, Issac Evans, as one of the Coolest Small Towns In America last year. Through his efforts, Rockland came in second in the online voting and received the “Editor’s Choice” designation in the October issue of Budget Travel magazine.
The other individual is likely better known in the community. Despite being “from away”, Rockland has embraced them with open arms allowing this individual to become a founding member of Rockland Main Street, Chairman of Rockland’s Economic Development Advisory Committee AND Rockland’s Comprehensive Planning Commission. He is also a member-at-large of Rockland’s Board of Assessment Review and an Executive Committee member of the Chamber.
Through their efforts, the region has hosted celebrities like Bobby Flay, Samantha Brown, and Rachel Ray. In addition, the region has received television recognition on the Food Network, HGTV, Wheel of Fortune, CBS Good Morning, The Today Show, and at least four appearances on WCSH6-NBC Portland as well as countless local, regional and national print publications.
They use all of these opportunities to shine a light on and promote the Penobscot Bay region, and I never get the impression the attention is about them or their business. They always make their efforts about the region and local community and why it’s so great to come here. They are tremendous ambassadors of the Penobscot Bay region. For all these reasons, we offer the Beacon Award to The LimeRock Inn owners, PJ Walter and Frank Isganitis.
We are so incredibly honored and humbled by receving this award. The way we operate is reflected in a quote from the Community Person of the Year Winner, “If you see something that needs to get done, do it. If you don’t know how to do it, learn.” These are words to live by!
Two years ago, we were featured on HGTV’s If Walls Could Talk. It was a really fun show to be a part of although we filmed for 13 hours straight for about a 13 minute segment!! Enjoy the video below!