Historic Inns of Rockland, an example for the tourism industry says GrowSmart Maine

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The Historic Inns of Rockland like to call themselves cooperative competitors.  “I spend more money marketing my competitor than I do marketing my own inn,” says Frank Isganitis, co-owner of the LimeRock Inn ironically.  Each of the three member inns willingly and enthusiastically spend as much if not more time and resources marketing the historic inn experience in Rockland as they … Read More

Three top reasons to eat Lobster when visiting Historic Inns of Rockland

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Although summer has come and gone, lobster season is still in full force in Rockland, the lobster capital of the universe.  Between the Maine Lobster Festival and Lobsterpalooza, the three Historic Inns of Rockland join the rest of the community in celebrating Maine’s favorite crustacean.  While Mama says you can no longer wear white shoes after Labor Day, don’t believe the … Read More

Celebrate Lobster Harvest with Lobsterpalooza

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Mark August 26-31 on the calendar to celebrate all things lobster in Rockland & Camden Rockland, ME – Cheryl Michaelsen, owner of the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, ME, couldn’t stand to sit by and watch on the sidelines as lobstermen and women in this Midcoast, Maine town caught near record lobster hauls while traditional Canadian markets rejected them.  The result, … Read More

The Red Chair visits Historic Inns of Rockland

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By now you may have read on Facebook that the Red Chair is coming to the Historic Inns of Rockland.  What’s the Red Chair, you’ve undoubtedly asked. Step aside Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is here to take armchair travelers on a scenic tour of New England’s inns and B&Bs, including Maine’s Midcoast and the Historic Inns of Rockland.   … Read More

For the Love of Blueberries – Part Two

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In our earlier blog we introduced one of Maine’s healthiest fruits, the almighty blueberry.  Packed with not only flavor but huge antioxidant and health benefits, the innkeepers at Historic Inns of Rockland love using these sweet blue treats at breakfast and refreshment time.  Whether you’re planning a summer escape to one of the three Historic Inns of Rockland, or just looking … Read More

For the Love of Blueberries – Part One

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We’re about to move into one of the sweetest times of the year in Maine – blueberry season!  These tiny explosions of blue sweetness not only fill the bill for your taste buds, but pack a punch in health benefits for your whole body too.  According to the World’s Healthiest Foods (www.whfoods.org), blueberries are repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet … Read More

What’s all this about doilies?

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The B&B industry is taking a break from Presidential politics and contemplating something of much greater national importance…the fate of the doily.  In an effort to add some levity to the months of contentious campaigning ahead, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International has created Doily Decision 2012.  All travelers are encouraged to weigh in on the destiny of the doily. … Read More

Savor the Flavors, Arts & Adventure of Maine’s Midcoast

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Summer is just around the corner, and with summer comes getaways to Maine’s Midcoast.  We’ll let you  in on a little secret though…May and June are the perfect times to visit Maine’s Midcoast.  Come before the in-season prices and the crowds kick in.  The lobster is still as succulent and the warm late-spring days offer plenty of sunshine too. We’ll … Read More

LimeRock Inn’s Pizza Rustica Recipe

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LimeRock Inn – Pizza Rustica-Pork & Cheese Pie-Serves 6 The sweet egg pastry (pasta frolla): 2 cups flour 2 egg yolks A Tiny pinch Salt 1 stick butter cut up into small pieces 1/3 cup ice water 2 tablespoons granulated sugar   Mix all ingredients, and knead them together briefly, preferable on a cold surface, such as marble.  Just as … Read More