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.