Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Extending the season

Some of my favorite local sights –
Eric and the ocean view from Ragged Mountain

People often ask throughout the season,
"Do you close in winter?"
Yes, the standard motel rooms are winterized until the following April BUT...
our apartment rental can be made available to winter guests on a reservation-only basis during events such as the Literary Festival, Camden Conference and the Toboggan Nationals -- please call for details.

"When do you close?"
We close when guests stop coming. The trend is usually a few days before Halloween. It's like someone trips a switch and then ZAP...gone until springtime.

Yet here we are a few days before Halloween with guests still arriving. A big thank you to all for this wonderful extension of our fall season! Maybe it's the weather (arguably) remaining warm and the leaves holding their glorious color. Maybe it's just luck. Or maybe people realize our beautiful fall season now rivals summer. See for yourself with a these images from our roving photographer e.j. simon:

gratuitous puppy snap

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

We feel pretty, oh so pretty

Check out the latest press on Midcoast Maine:
• Prettiest Harbor – Downeast Magazine
• One of New England's Best Small Towns – Boston Magazine
• One of America's prettiest towns – Forbes Traveler
"Rockport has probably the most picturesque harbor you've ever seen."
One of America's coolest small towns – Budget Travel
Bobby Flay thinks so, too, despite his loss to the Brass Compass Cafe in a lobster club THROWDOWN held this summer in Rockland Harbor.

In the words of Dan Bookman, our local chamber of commerce director, "The national media is figuring out what local residents have known for a long time; namely that we live in a beautiful, liveable, and downright cool part of the coast.