In Coastal Maine, Vacations are Also for Dogs

Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro • Lincolnville, ME

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay in a Standard Room, Mondays through Thursdays ($141) or Fridays through Sundays ($165)
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay in a One-Room Cottage, Mondays through Thursdays ($177) or Fridays through Sundays ($189) with Two Fresh Maine Lobsters
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Cheese-and-Fruit Plate Plus Wine Tasting at Cellardoor Winery
  • Doggie Welcome Bag and Pet Fee for First Dog Waived
  • Late 1 p.m. Checkout

Like your best four-legged friend, you don't like to be kept on a short leash––which is why a pet-friendly Escape to Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro in Lincolnville Beach, Maine, is sure to give you plenty of time and shoreline space to loosen your collar.

Setter in for a two-night stay for two people and one dog* in a standard room, Mondays through Thursdays ($141) or Fridays through Sundays ($165). Or, get your paws on a two-night stay for two in a one-room cottage, Mondays through Thursdays ($177) or Fridays through Sundays ($189). If fur offends your fancy, dog-free rooms are available upon request. A 1 p.m. late checkout is included for all rooms.

Conveniently located along Maine's mid coast just a half-mile from Lincolnville Beach and four miles from Camden Harbor, the individually appointed motel and adjacent cottages are sprinkled throughout a shady pine grove. All include delicate touches like custom Maine décor, large windows, spacious lawns, and private decks. The motel boasts an open veranda with finished-wood rocking chairs.

Each morning, you'll dig into a daily continental breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and assorted breads. Should you bring your canine companion, he'll drool over a specially packaged doggie welcome bag filled with Loyal Biscuit treats and waste bags as well as the use of a water bowl, placemat, and blanket.

When it comes to wine, the locals here know how to spot a vintage with the perfect pedigree. Lap up a glass or two at Cellardoor Winery, which offers more than 20 Maine-inspired varietals to pique your palate. Pair your selection with an included wine-and-cheese plate.

No dog's day is complete without an afternoon walk. Take a stroll along the beach and then hitch a ride on the ferry to Islesboro for an island jaunt. Hike the trails at Camden Hills State Park or head into Camden for shopping, Searsport for antiquing, or Rockland for a lighthouse trek. If you're the kind of hound that's bred for the water, a kayaking excursion on Lake Megunticook or a sunset schooner cruise on Penobscot Bay is sure to get your tail wagging.

Come dinnertime, cottage-dwellers can chow down in style with two included fresh Maine lobsters that you'll cook in the intimate setting of your private kitchen. Or, if you book on a Saturday, you can opt for a chef-prepared lobster dinner at the on-site Bay Leaf Bistro restaurant for $12 per person. The Lincolnsville-Camden area is littered with fine dining options, so you're sure to find a flavor you favor not too far from reach.

Whether you're looking for purebred retreat or just want to mix it up a bit, this Escape is sure to be your Best in Show.

*Pet fee waived for first dog. Standard charges for additional canines apply.

  • "Sweet, homey little cottages by the beach and great people. There's a sign in the main building that says, "Come as strangers; leave as friends." I think that exemplifies this comfortable yet kind-of-luxurious place."

    -- TripAdvisor

Location

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    2372 Atlantic Highway Lincolnville, ME 04849
    207-505-0458 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit two per purchaser, up to two additional as gifts
  •  Valid for travel May 1 - July 2, 2012 and September 1 - October 15, 2012
  • Two vouchers can be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Can not be combined with any other discount including but not limited to AAA and AARP
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of one week applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  •  Blackout dates are 9/19-23 and 10/5-8
  •  Pets allowed; additional dog (beyond 1) is $10 per night
  • Based on double occupancy, each additional person is $10 per night with a maximum of four in a standard motel room
  • Two bedroom family cottages available for upgrade; inquire with property
  •  Minimum three-night stay for all holiday weekends (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day); subject to availability
  • Voucher includes an optional pet-friendly fee for one dog and a doggie welcome bag
  • Voucher includes late 1 p.m. checkout; inform guest services at check-in
  • Nights must be used consecutively
  • 7% Maine Lodging Taxes are not included and will be collected at redemption
  •  All deal components must be redeemed during one stay
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 15, 2012 • Enjoy By October 15, 2012
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