A few weeks ago I spent a picturesque weekend with my parents and sister in Mid-Coast Maine. It was early in the summer, so the weather was still a bit chilly, but we were still able to explore several cities and parks in the area. We spent three days hiking, eating lobster, and shopping in quaint coastal towns. We also got to stay in an absolutely charming inn that came straight out of the pages of “Anne of Green Gables.” Check it out!
The Victorian by The Sea Inn is tucked away on a dirt road near the edge of the coast. On clear days you can see the beautiful water while sipping on your morning coffee in a seat on the veranda. I spent my mornings before breakfast reading and taking in the views on that beautiful porch.
The breakfast every morning was absolutely divine. It usually started with a yogurt parfait or a home-made muffin, followed by a heartier course of eggs, ham, vegetables, and toast. The vegetables came from their own garden! We honestly had a difficult time eating everything because the charming owners, Jeanne and Rob, were so generous and cooked a vast spread.
Our rooms were cozy and well maintained. My sister and I shared a ground floor room, decorated in yellow and blue and included a reading area, as well as a fireplace and a claw foot tub. My parents room, on the upper floor, was a beautiful suite with a four poster raised bed and a sitting room with a chaise lounge and yet another fireplace. We were in heaven!
The house was originally owned by the wealthy Sawyer family of Boston,who would spend their summers by the Maine seaside. The daughter, Ruth, became a children’s writer, and many of her stories reflect the adventures she and her family had in Maine.
Other than relaxing in our hotel, we spent most of our weekend exploring the coastal towns and lighthouses of central Maine, including the famous Forest Gump lighthouse, Marshall Point! Pictured below in the first photo is my dad modeling a la Brad Pitt ;).
We also walked around the national park and climbed to the top of Mount Baddie (very easy to do…believe me when I say we are not the athletic sort!) to take in breathtaking views of this Northern coast.
And of course, we couldn’t resist having at least one proper lobster dinner! Near the Victorian Inn is a local restaurant, the Whale’s Tooth, that is laid back and serves delicious straight forward seafood.
We even got a chance to stop by the L.L.Bean store on our way home! Floors of hiking gear, fishing supplies, and those famous tote bags. We even met a few animals…
If you’re looking for a relaxing and scenic vacation, we highly recommend reserving a room at the Victorian Inn!