Celebrating Love In Maine

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There are many reasons to celebrate love while you’re on vacation in Maine. Be it an anniversary date, monumental birthday milestone, celebrating your new engagement, or part of your honeymoon get away, we’ve decided to help you plan for that one special night while you’re in the area. It’s also Valentines Day and we’re feeling a little romantic. Let love lead the way!

Blue Hill

Dining:

The Arborvine located on Main Street in Blue Hill is a local go to for a romantic dinner for two (or more). Enjoy fine dining at cozy tables near fireplaces setting off one of the most romantic atmospheres in the area. Fresh and locally harvested is the tradition the Arborvine prides itself in providing to it’s customers.

We suggest:

Appetizer: Bagaduce Oysters

Entree: Tournedos Bodelaise on a Dollop of Seal Cove Chevre

Flowers and Sweet Stuff:

If you’re looking to woo your loved one flowers and chocolates are a must have. Luckily, Fairwinds Florist makes it a one stop with Black Dinahs Chocolatiers conveniently onsite too. Fairwinds Florist has been serving the Blue Hill Peninsula for over 60 years and offers arrangements and bouquets for any occasion and budget. Black Dinah adventurously flavored chocolates got their start on Isle au Haut and then a tasting room took root in Blue Hill in 2012 offering assortments of milk chocolates, dark chocolates and seasonal specialty items like Frogletiers, Dust Bunnies and more.

Grab a Bottle:

Blue Hill Wine Shop is your spot for grabbing that bottle of wine to enjoy while you sit seaside at your rental property. Know what you want? Pre-Order wine online and it will be ready within a day. Not sure what you’re looking for? The devoted employees at the wine shop will be happy to help you pick just the right bottle.

Ellsworth

Dining:

Provender Kitchen and Bar is passionate about fresh, artisan food with a philosophy of from the farm to pan. The menu changes regularly and features both Vegan and Gluten Free options. Located on Main Street this it’s a perfect spot to grab dinner after exploring all the unique shops.

Flowers and Sweet Stuff:

The Bud Connection, also located on Main Street is ready take your special occasion seriously and provide you with the freshest products and ideas. On top of arrangements for every occasion, you can also pick up the finest chocolates.

We suggest:

Getting your sweetie Maine Needhams. This sweet treat features mashed potatoes (yes we said mashed potatoes) and coconut encased in chocolate. They’re a quirky treat you’ll surely love.

Grab a Bottle:

Global Beverage Warehouse has everything under one roof. From craft ales, wines and spirits. There’s something for everyone at the best prices here.

Bar Harbor

Dining:

Enjoy American fine dining with a Latin flair at Havana where since its opening 20 years ago they take pride in serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood.

We suggest:

Making a reservation!

Grab a Bottle:

Located in the heart of downtown, House Wine is Bar Harbor’s premier retailer for not only wine but also Maine craft beers and local fine cheeses. Enjoy wine tastings or their special deal of 6 for $60, that’s SIX bottles of wine for only $60.00! (Selections vary and are based on availability).

Flowers:

Beauty comes naturally at Queen Anne’s Flower Shop. With an owner that has had a passion for flowers since she was as tall as one, you will not only will you find fresh flower arrangements but you can also browse a selection of jewelry, pottery and photography.

Hancock

Dining:

The Crocker House Inn Restaurant has been a staple of the Hancock community since 1980. Featuring simple and elegant fare in a comfortable setting keeps diners coming back. The best part, our Hazlemere rental is only a few miles down the road!

Grab a Bottle:

Stop into Best Wines and grab your favorite bottle or maybe try something different. You will also find delectable cheeses that pair perfectly with your choice.

Breakfast for Two:

Relatively new to the area, the Itty-Bitty Diner has a cozy dining room but meals are anything but itty-bitty. We choose breakfast as this diners featured meal. Sit with your love and chat over coffee and a homemade donut or get complete breakfast plate with eggs, bacon and more!

We suggest: 

Bringing your appetite (maybe wearing your comfy stretchy pants).

Bucksport

Dining:

MacLeod’s has been a landmark restaurant in the area for over 30 years. Specializing in fresh seafood, house-aged steaks and homemade ravioli there’s something for everyone’s taste.

Flowers and Sweets:

There’s a little bit of everything at Blossoms By The Bay. From cards, chocolates, flowers and balloons there’s sure to be something to catch your eye.

Grab a Bottle (and a book!):

What pairs better than a bottle of wine and a good book? We can’t think of much! BookStacks knows the pair goes together better than anyone. Take a stroll along Main street and stop in to browse their selections.

We Suggest:

Taking a romantic walk hand-in-hand down the well maintained waterfront walkway.

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