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The sun sets near Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, Maine. Stay at the Searsport, less than an hour's drive from the park, for as low as $125 per room per night.
updated 8/13/2008 10:00:25 AM ET 2008-08-13T14:00:25

Belfast, from $95 per room per night
The rate includes one night at the five-room Londonderry Inn, a restored farmhouse built in 1803 and located about two miles from downtown Belfast. A farm-style, three-course breakfast and an evening dessert are included. The starting rate is available for accommodations on the second floor in the Northport Room, which looks out over the backyard gardens. Each bedroom is air-conditioned and features a private bath with a step-in shower, two terrycloth bathrobes, cable TV, a VCR, and a mini fridge. Upgrades to larger rooms range in cost from $5 to 40 per room per night. Travelers staying three or more nights will receive a 5 percent discount. Rates start from $95 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Taxes are an additional 7 percent. Based on double occupancy; deduct $5 per night per room if you're traveling solo.

Contact: 877/529-9566, londonderry-inn.com.

Boothbay Harbor, from $99 per room per night
The offer includes one night at the Ocean Gate Resort, a 45-acre property on Southport Island, 2.5 miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor. A buffet breakfast and a morning newspaper are included. If you stay three nights, you'll receive the fourth night free. Packages at the resort start from $244 per room for the Dinner Out special, which includes two nights' accommodations for two, breakfast, and a $30 dinner voucher to be used at certain local restaurants. The Harbor Cruise package starts from $268 and includes two nights' lodging, breakfast daily, a $30 dinner voucher, and two harbor-cruise tickets. Find additional packages here. Resort amenities include air-conditioned rooms, private baths, cable TV, a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, miniature golf, and a barbecue area. Rates cover the use of canoes, kayaks, and rowboats and start at $99 per night.

When: May 9-June 19, Sept. 7-30, 2008; add $30 per room June 20-July 2, Aug. 24-3; $60 per room July 3-Aug. 23.

Details: Based on single or double occupancy; add $15 for each additional person who is more than 12 years old. Taxes are an additional 7 percent. Consult the property for check-in and checkout times.

Contact: 800/221-5924, oceangateinn.com.

Searsport, from $125 per room per night
The rate includes one night at 1794 Watchtide...by the Sea, a 200-year-old, five-room B&B overlooking Penobscot Bay. The four-acre property is less than an hour's drive from Rockland, Camden, Bangor, Deer Isle, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. A multi-course breakfast on the sunporch is also included. Typical breakfast entrées include a ramekin of Virginia ham with rösti (potatoes) and shirred eggs, shrimp baked in a sherry velouté sauce, and individual soufflés with smoked salmon or ham and Gruyère cheese. The starting rate is for accommodation in Lucy's Room, which features a king-size bed, a Baltimore-album-quilt wall-hanging, and a private bath with a tub and shower. Rates start at $125 per room per night.

When: ThroughJune 14, Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2008; add $15 per room per night June 15-Oct. 14.

Details: Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Taxes are an additional 7 percent. Check-in is between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; check out by 11:00 a.m.

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Contact: 800/698-6575, watchtide.com.

Camden, from $152 per room per night
Book a cooking-class weekend at the Hartstone Inn and you'll receive breakfast daily, a gourmet dinner for two, afternoon cookies and tea, and two cooking classes for one person. Chef Michael Salmon, chef and owner of the inn and its in-house restaurant, teaches the classes, whose subjects cover everything from brunch to seafood. You'll use the freshest locally grown ingredients of the season. Classes run about two hours each day. Camden is a coastal seaside town, and the B&B is not far from the harbor. Each room in the inn has a unique theme. Rates start at $152 per room per night, or $305 for the required two-night stay.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 7 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Additional cooking-class reservations are $45 per person. Requires a two-night stay; Friday and Saturday nights only.

Contact: 800/788-4823, hartstoneinn.com.

Rockland, from $168 per room per night
The Cultural Arts package at Samoset Resort includes breakfast daily, a guide to Mid-Coast lighthouses, and two tickets to the following museums: the Maine Lighthouse Museum, the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. All told, that's a $64 value. The Samoset Resort has been in business for over a century and boasts views of Penobscot Bay. The 230-acre resort also has a golf course and three restaurants. Rates start at $168 per room per night, or $336 for the required two-night stay.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 7 percent or gratuities. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Requires a two-night stay.

Contact: 800/341-1650, samosetresort.com.

Portland, from $169 per room per night
The Stay the Weekend package includes accommodations, breakfast daily, and, if you pay with a Visa card, a $25 Visa gift card that you can use for any purchase anywhere—the gift card works like a debit card. The Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks is a few minutes from downtown Portland. Be sure to bring your appetite; the city has undergone an intense period of revitalization and now has more restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city except San Francisco. And many serve a lot more than just lobster rolls and a good bowl of "chowdah." Portland is also home to a popular L.L. Bean Outlet. Rates start at $169 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 1, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 7 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code V12.

Contact: 800/752-8810, marriott.com.

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