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What Do 20, 10, 5 And 2 Mean To LimeRock Inn?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

DownEast Magazine Reader's Choice 2014 Winner-Best B&B LimeRock InnFrank 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.

LimeRock Inn Named Reader’s Favorite B&B in DownEast Magazine Reader’s Awards

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Frank Isganitis of LimeRock Inn & Paul Doiron, Editor of DownEast Magazine

Down East Enterprise, “a multimedia company based in Rockport, Maine, devoted to celebrating “Maine at its Best,” has recently recognized Rockland’s LimeRock Inn with a Best of Maine Reader’s Choice Award, to be presented during an awards ceremony at the Portland Club in Portland on June 27. Describing itself as Maine’s premier magazine, Down East: The Magazine of Maine has 400,000 readers who are attracted by the spirit and culture of Maine depicted in the stunning photography, Maine humor, and signature story-telling of the magazine, not to mention Maine’s distinctive travel destinations and inns.

The Annual Down East Awards traditionally consisted of Editors’ Choice awards in several categories where magazine staffers would compile and name their choices for the year. Additionally, this year, a ballot was inserted into the April Down East issue to compile input from readers for a Down East Reader’s Choice Award. Thousands of readers voted for their favorite businesses in several categories, including Arts, Boating, Education, Entertainment, Food, Home Improvement, Lodging, Shopping, and Travel. The LimeRock Inn was chosen as the Best B&B in Maine and included in the list of Reader’s Choice Awards under the Travel category.

“We were delighted and honored to be chosen as a Best of Maine Award winner,” said Frank Isganitis, co-owner of the LimeRock Inn. “This award means so much to us because it comes from people who love Maine as much as we do,” finished Isganitis.

Down East’s website describes the LimeRock Inn as elegant and premier, saying…”One of Rockland’s most elegant bed & breakfasts, is tucked away on a quiet side street encircled by a wraparound porch and landscaped gardens. Step back in time to a world of relaxation in comfort and elegance in a beautiful coastal ME turreted Victorian mansion turned B&B. This exquisite example of Queen Anne architecture is reminiscent of the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era. Situated in the historic district, LimeRock Inn is steps away from a visit to the mid-coast region’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.” When it comes to lodging in Rockland, LimeRock Inn’s sumptuous and hearty breakfasts, whirlpool or European soaking tubs, private fireplaces, and king beds combine the most luxurious amenities for the perfect romantic getaway. For those who’d rather not go unplugged, the entire Inn is WiFi enabled. In addition, a guest computer complete with free, high-speed internet service is available at all times along with complimentary refreshments in the guest pantry…”

LimeRock Inn’s Reader’s Choice Award puts them in good company with such Maine greats as Stephen King, Patrick Dempsey, Comedian Bob Marley, and James Beard Award winning Chef, Melissa Kelly.

LimeRock Inn Named for Best Wraparound Porch!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Yankee Magazine Reader's Choice

This has been an amazing year for us. We recently won Best B&B in Village Soup’s Best of the Best annual poll and then we get word that we have won another award from Yankee Magazine!!!

Their annual Best of New England issue, on newstands now, gives us an award in the Best in Maine Lodging category for Best Wraparound Porch!! As always, we are incredibly humbled!

And now for a picture of the porch.  We have always said this it is one of the best spots in Rockland.  Since it faces north, it is also one of the coolest spots on a warm summer afternoon, the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a refreshing beverage in the afternoon.

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