Each winter Maine transforms from America’s booming Vacationland to a peaceful haven for locals and the occasional traveler willing to brave the cold. Cape Elizabeth hides in the shadow of Portland, just 15 minutes up the road. There, nestled on a mile-long stretch of beach, sits the Inn by the Sea.
The gorgeous resort booms in the summer, but becomes a quiet retreat in the winter. Known for its luxuriously appointed suites, five-star dining and exceptional ocean views, the Inn also has a heart for giving, especially around the holidays.
For every December reservation made, the Inn will purchase and donate a book from the wish list of a local school library, as part of the inn’s Books for a Booking campaign. The project ensures the children of the community have the resources they need to learn and develop.
It's chilly out…warm up by the fire! #fireplace #wine
Inn by the Sea also participates in a Giving Tree program. The same local students who receive the books create handmade ornaments to hang on the Inn’s tree and guests and local residents donate warm coats and outerwear in exchange for the decorations. The clothing is delivered to food banks and shelters by Project Grace.
The Giving Tree was decorated by the children with care in hopes that the community would donate and be there! Stop by…
Yet another charity event, the Brunch Buffet with Santa on Saturday, December 9th benefits Toys for Tots. Each child who donates an unwrapped toy will enjoy his or her special meal for free and have the joy of knowing their gift will go to a less fortunate child from the community.
Join us for brunch with Santa on Dec 9th! Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots & the child eats free! #santa #toysfortots Reservations call 207 799 3134.
In addition to the many wonderful ways they give back, the Inn by the Sea offers an array of unique luxuries for a perfect holiday getaway.
Guests may choose from several specials including packages designed to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or engagements, and others customized to delight foodies, beer lovers, art enthusiasts, spa fanatics, and pet parents.
We have snowshoes! Ask guest services to fit you up with the perfect size. #Maine #winter #snow
Speaking of pet parents, the website states The Inn is “pet-friendly” but the incredible services they offer to four-legged guests goes well above and beyond “friendly”. “Pet-pampered” would be a far better term!
The page reads:
“One of the first pet-friendly luxury beach resorts in Portland Maine, Inn by the Sea has welcomed man’s best friend for over 15 years with complimentary accommodations, water bowls, beach towels, cozy blankets, and signature treats at turndown.
Pet massages, gourmet pet menus, dog walking and doggie day care are available for your doggie divas…”
Dressed for the holidays, our weekend guest Bekham thought the Giving Tree was really something to bark about! #dogfriendly
So if you are searching for the perfect place to spend a quiet, luxurious and philanthopic holiday with the people – and pets – you love the most, book your stay at the Inn by the Sea today.