Now that July Fourth has come and gone, it is definitely summer vacation time, and there’s no better place than at Maine bed and breakfasts, which offer a combination of the amenities of high end hotels and the comforts of home. Now that doesn’t mean that you’re actually going to be in someone’s home – staying at a bed and breakfast doesn’t mean sleeping in Granny’s spare bedroom. It is, however, distinctly different from a hotel. Generally Maine bed and breakfasts are smaller in scale, so that means that the person checking you in is also likely to be serving your breakfast or making your theater reservations. The staff is going to greet you by name and remember the restaurant where you had dinner last night. When was the last time that happened at a Hilton?
While some people might envision the innkeepers at a B&B hovering or tucking you in at night (can you say creepy?), in reality, the staff is happy to be available as much or as little as you need us. If you want help planning every second of your summer vacation, we’ve got lots of ideas! But if you’d rather fly by the seat of your pants, we’re good with that too. The truth is that everyone who works at Maine bed and breakfasts wants to make sure that you have the best possible vacation, so you might get an “Are you sure I can’t help you with…?” kind of question more often than you would at a hotel. But on the quest to ensure that you have a great vay-cay, Maine bed and breakfasts try to think of everything – beach parking passes (for free!), beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, you name it. But the best part, at least in my opinion, is waking up to a great breakfast! No soda fountain OJ or miniature boxes of cereal here – you’re in for a multi-course gourmet delight. And since we alternate daily between sweet and savory entrees, there’s something for every palate. I can’t remember the last time I was served a plated meal for free by a hotel – can you? So this year, when planning your summer vacation, skip the vanilla and Maine bed and breakfasts!