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Maine hotels, from $95


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,

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,

Searsport, from $125 per room per night
The rate includes one night at 1794 Watchtide ... by the Sea, a 200-year-old, five-rooom 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 multicourse 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.

Contact: 800/698-6575,

Bath, from $290 per room for two nights
The rate includes two nights at the eclectic, five-room Kismet Inn, breakfast daily, a yoga session, a two-hour cooking class, and one dinner and tea. The cooking class teaches the traditional preparation method for dishes such as lentil rice and blueberry crumble with cardamom and cinnamon. A block from downtown Bath, the Inn overlooks Library Park and faces the Spirit of the Sea fountain. You'll find a variety of boutiques and antique stores nearby, as well as the Chocolate Church Arts Center. Amenities include soaking tubs, steam showers, a library, and a tearoom. The inn also offers spa services; private yoga and meditation lessons; knitting and quilting classes; and a traditional samovar tea service. Rates start at $580 for two for the package, while regular room rates range from $200 to $255 per room per night.

When: Through May 26, 2008.

Details: Call the inn for check-in times. Checkout is at noon. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Taxes are an additional 7 percent.

Contact: 207/443-3399,

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