Last year during a Black Friday sale, I came across an awesome deal for a classy Bed and Breakfast (B&B) in York, Maine and decided to get it for Selma as part of her Christmas present. This past weekend, Selma and I decided that we needed another vacation from our busy lives so we took full advantage of the voucher and headed up the coast for a relaxing weekend getaway.
The Stage Neck Inn is a wonderful waterfront B&B located just north of Massachusetts (an easy ~1 hour drive from Boston). Because we went during the off season, we were able to snag a LivingSocial deal at an amazing price.
But the real reason I chose this specific inn was because of their amazing breakfast buffet that’s included with your stay. After all, it would be a B&B without the breakfast part. They had everything from eggs benedict to donuts and even an extensive berry bar!
I was actually excited to wake up every morning because of this breakfast.
This was our lovely view each morning during breakfast. We definitely could have gotten use to this.
And this was the view from our room, which again wasn’t the worst thing to wake up to every morning 🙂
And after a short walk on the beach and freezing our asses off while I snagged a few pictures, we headed into town.
Another draw of York, Maine is it’s proximity to the Kittery Outlets. If you know Selma and I at all, you know that we love a good deal. And to top it all off, Kittery has a few outlets like Lululemon, Barbour and Crate & Barrel that are hard to come by at other outlets. I think we are a little too obsessed with outlet malls.
Next, we stopped by two of our favorite food establishments that originated from Maine for some free samples – When Pig’s Fly Bakery and Stonewall Kitchen. First stop was the bakery.
When Pig’s Fly Bakery specializes in artisan breads that come in a wide variety of flavors. They even have a location right here in Boston!
Did I mention the free samples?
Next up was Stonewall Kitchen. You may recognize them from the specialty section in your grocery store.
This place is truly a specialty food lovers dream come true. They have a jam or spread for every occasion and they are all delicious. Plus, they were all available for you to try!
Lots and lots of free samples…
Even though we were pretty stuffed by this point from all of the freebies, we couldn’t resist getting some real food at Stonewall’s Cafe. Everything here is crafted to complement their wide assortment of jams and spreads so you know it’s going to be awesome.
Hello lobster bisque.
After our late lunch, we made our way back to the inn for some much needed HGTV and a beautiful sunset walk on the beach.
The views alone were worth the trip.
And obviously we couldn’t resist a quick dip in the indoor pool and hot tub before dinner.
For dinner, we headed in town to Robert’s Maine Grill and Market. According to their reviews on Yelp, this place comes highly recommended by the locals.
We started off with the fried calamari with pepper relish which was fantastic. The pepper relish was a delicious surprise.
Selma ordered the BBQ steak tips which were tender and juicy.
And being in Maine, I opted for the lobster and mussel pasta. I love everything seafood so this was right up my alley.
All in all, we had an amazing time on our short trip to Maine. The resort was incredible and the food/service here was outstanding. We honestly didn’t want to leave. If you are ever looking for a weekend retreat or a romantic getaway, we would highly suggest paying The Stage Neck Inn a visit. And although it’s freezing during the winter, it’s definitely cheaper than the summer months. Plus, they have a fire going at all times to warm you up!
And with that, thanks for reading!