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Family Summer in Coastal Maine at Inn by the Sea

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Just INN Time for Summer: Coastal Maine for Families

Portland, Maine, May 22, 2012 – A dramatic location on a mile-long stretch of sandy Crescent Beach and an exceptionally kid-friendly (and pet-friendly) resort are reasons why families love Inn by the Sea, Maine’s premier luxury beach destination on scenic Cape Elizabeth. Located just a few miles south of hip downtown Portland, summertime at Inn by the Sea means beach ecology walks, lobster boat cruises and family bike trips. From children’s yoga on the lawn to alfresco dinners by Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich, Inn by the Sea is committed to providing the best family experiences all summer long. The Inn celebrates the season with two great packages:


Cape Cycle Family Package

A family adventure while exploring Cape Elizabeth, coastal Maine’s best-kept secret, on two wheels. Includes:

  • 3 nights in two-bedroom cottage
  • 4 tour passes to Summer Feet’s 5 Lighthouse Tour, including a gourmet picnic
  • 4 Inn by the Sea eco-friendly logo water bottles

Rates start at $603.68 per night, based on four person occupancy and a three-night minimum.


The Lucky Catch

An authentic lobster experience for the whole family — on a genuine lobster boat, where you can haul the traps with a lobsterman. Includes:

  • 4 tickets for a lobster boat cruise on the Lucky Catch
  • 4 fresh caught lobsters (cooked later at Portland Lobster Company)
  • One $50 gift certificate for the Portland Lobster Company

Rates start at $517.51 per night, based on a three-night stay in a two-bedroom Garden Cottage and four person occupancy.

A new Ocean View Beach Suite at Inn by the Sea.


A Summer of Excitement

This summer, Inn by the Sea is dramatically expanding its role as Maine’s premier luxury oceanfront resort with the addition of 10 new Ocean View Beach Suites. Officially opening in July, the luxury one- and two-bedroom Beach Suites (above) overlook a mile of peaceful, pristine sand beach and offer dramatic Atlantic vistas and spacious living areas. Designed to offer an authentic yet modern coastal experience, they will raise the bar for stylish seaside accommodations in coastal Maine.


There’s also Inn by the Sea’s new Jazz on the Lawn series, which kicks off on Tuesday, July 3 with the New England Jazz Quintet. Weekly Summer Garden Dinners, served farm-table style, are held every Wednesday evening by Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich of the Inn’s Sea Glass restaurant using the local organic fare from the farms that surround the Inn, as well as the fresh fish brought in daily from the Gulf of Maine waters off shore. From Children’s Yoga on the Lawn to Doggie Happy Hour, there’s something for every member of the family all summer long at Inn by the Sea.

About Inn by the Sea

Inn by the Sea is located on a mile of sand beach just seven miles south of Portland’s chic little port city, offering guests a relaxed but elegant Maine coast experience in 57 luxuriously appointed one and two bedroom suites and rooms. Selected one of Travel + Leisure’s Best 500 Hotels worldwide for 2011, Inn by the Sea has also made Forbes Traveler’s list for Top Ten Green Hotels in the US and Canada. Inn by the Sea continues its leadership role in environmental initiatives by restoring habitat – or “Rabbitat,” if you will — for the endangered New England Cottontails at Crescent Beach State Park, in conjunction with the Maine Department of Conservation and Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Getting Here

Most major carriers fly into Portland International Jetport (PWM). JetBlue has non-stops service and great low fares from JFK, only 45 minutes flying time from New York. The Inn is a two hour drive from Boston and Amtrak offers rail service into Portland from Boston, New York and Washington D.C.

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