About eighty miles northeast of Portland, Maine, through the scenic, coastal views of Rt. 1, and beyond the numerous lobster shacks and the miles, upon miles of pine forest that makeup the Midcoast region, lies the town of Rockland, Maine. A quintessential fishing town and the lobster capital of the world woven together with one of Maine’s best art scenes. At first glance, it may appear as the quaint or less “trendy” neighbor to nearby Camden, but as you journey down its cozy Main Street drag, you’ll find the heart of Rockland’s unique pride and character. Perhaps I’m allowed a bit of bias, having grown up here, and even though I now live in Boston, I’ll always consider the Midcoast home. Give it a visit, and I promise you’ll fall in love too.
At the beginning of Rockland’s Main Street sits the 250 Main Hotel. A luxury boutique hotel built by well-known, local boatbuilders, Lyman Morse Boatbuilding. Its location is absolutely perfect for a weekend of exploring downtown Rockland and nearly everything you’d want to do is conveniently within walking distance. Almost every room in the hotel boasts breathtaking, watercolor-esque views of Rockland’s harbor. Luxurious. Comfortable. Modern. Convenient. And without an ounce of pretentiousness. Just how I like it. Did I mention the building itself was constructed to be energy-efficient and decidedly green? What’s not to love?