ROCKLAND – Itâ€™s a close tie between lobsters and lighthouses as to which holds more appeal for guests of the Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine. Luckily, Historic Inns of Rockland have made sure thereâ€™s no need to choose. This year, celebrate Maine Lighthouse Week throughout the month of June by taking advantage of the Historic Inns of Rocklandâ€™s Lobster 101: Lobsters, Lighthouses & Luxury package offered June 1-30. Learn all you need to know about lobstering in the true Maine tradition. Try your hand at everything from catching your own lobsters to a step-by-step instruction on the best way to eat a lobster (lobster included!), along with a tour of a lobster wharf and shipping company. Add on self-guided lighthouse tours and a visit to the Gateway Center and Maine Lighthouse Museum, displaying the largest and most significant collection of lighthouse lenses and artifacts in America. By the end of this getaway, those â€śfrom awayâ€ť will become homorary â€śMainahâ€™sâ€ť! Packages start at $395 per couple.
The all-inclusive Lobster 101: Lobsters, Lighthouses & Luxury package offers a two- or three-day itinerary including accommodations at four of Rocklandâ€™s premier inns, LimeRock Inn, Berry Manor Inn, Granite Inn, and Captain Lindsey House, each offering the luxury component of the package. In addition, the package includes:
â€˘ Two tickets to Maine Lighthouse Museum for a self-guided tour or a special guided tour with docent of the museum on Thursday at 10:00 am throughout the month of June;
â€˘ Special guided tour of Rocklandâ€™s Historic Breakwater Lighthouse every Wednesday at 10:00 am (weather permitting) and copy of book â€śThe Lighthouse at Rockland Breakwater Then and Nowâ€ť by the author Ted Panayotoff;
â€˘ Official Lighthouse Map to all of Maineâ€™s lighthouses and a driving map to 6 local area lighthouses;
â€˘ Lighthouse Book of Maine Lighthouses filled with history and fun facts;
â€˘ Two tickets to Captain Jackâ€™s Lobster Adventure Cruise where guests work with a real Maine lobsterman (and a true salty character too!) and learn lobster lore (advanced reservations required);
â€˘ Two â€śGot Lobsterâ€ť t-shirts;
â€˘ An afternoon tour of a working lobster pound followed by guided instruction in the best way to eat a lobster, complete with a freshly caught lobster dinner for each person (offered Monday-Saturday reservations required);
â€˘ Chocolate Seascape handmade by a local chocolatier;
â€˘ Two whimsical Lobster Hats â€“ sure to make you smile!
Two-night packages are $395-$745 (plus tax, double occupancy). Book early in the month to take advantage of low season rates (high season rates begin June 15). Book a third night and get 25-percent off rack rates.
Want to make this the ultimate in lobster and lighthouse celebrations? Ask your innkeeper to help make arrangements for a sunset lobster dinner aboard a windjammer, a scenic plane ride to see remote lighthouses, or a romantic lobster picnic. To make it easier, let Cape Air provide the flight from Boston and your innkeeper will provide airport pick-ups. Once in Rockland, all package components are within walking distance or a short cab ride.
Throughout Rockland, lobster lovers will find jewelry, souvenirs, apparel, food items, and artworks featuring the mascot of Rockland, the ever-enchanting lobster. For those who are drawn to the region by the allure of historic lighthouses, Rockland is the perfect place to start. Maine has 63 lighthouses, 14 of which are in Knox County. The Rockland area contains the only Knox County mainland lighthouses accessible by car and foot. Visitors are drawn to the regionâ€™s lighthouses because they represent art, history and culture. Each is unique in its design and offers its own tale of shipwrecks, heroic rescues, romantic legends and ghosts. Itâ€™s easy to take a self-guided tour of the regionâ€™s lighthouses in a day. Innkeepers from Historic Inns of Rockland will be happy to offer directions, and share their favorites with guests.
For lovers of lobster, lighthouses and luxury, there is no better choice for lodging than the Historic Inns of Rockland, a collection of four gracious inns, offering everything from casual to elegant accommodations. Each distinctly different in its features, the four Historic Inns of Rockland will provide the ideal base from which to enjoy Mid-coast Maineâ€™s bounty with an emphasis on eco-tourism and sustainable exploration of Maineâ€™s coastal beauty.
For more information, visit www.HistoricInnsofRockland.com or call 1-877-ROC-INNS 877-762-4667.
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