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Finding last minute lodging

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Finding last minute lodging

We(4 adults) are vacationing in Maine and New Brunswick Sep 18 thru Sep 28. Most of our schedule is set but we have left a few days open (without reservations) in case of illness or desire to just relax a bit more.

No lodging has been made for Friday night, Sep 26 and Saturday Sep 27. Will we find this a problem if we wait til then and try to find 2 rooms for those evenings? Our plan is to be in the Boothbay Harbor area, but again, have decided to just "wing it".

Any suggestions for things to do during that time frame are welcome. We are so looking forward to returning to Maine as it has been 10 years since we enjoyed your wonderful state.

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1. Re: Finding last minute lodging

Hi LadyFeathers,

You should be okay to 'wing it' in BBH during the time you plan on visiting. Check www.boothbayharbor.com which is the Chamber's site for just about everything you'd ever want to know about the area and then some, including accomodations.

Once you narrow places down a bit, post again and hopefully I'll catch it and give you a local's perspective on the place :).

As for things to do in BBH. There's plenty and September is the best time of the year as the weather is the best, everythings still open but its not as crowded.

There are the Boothbay Region Land Trust trails to hike (from easy to moderate; none are that long or very difficult) many of which run along rivers, ocean and quiet coves; the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which also offer wonderful trails winding through gardens and along the water; scenic drives to Ocean Point (not to be missed!), nearby Southport Island (which is accessed via a swing bridge) and offers great views to the Cuckholds and Hendricks Head Lighthouses along with a small beach, and also out to Trevett and Barter's Island which offer pretty views of lobster boats and shacks, etc.

Then there is the little marine aquarium at McKnown Pt, the old fasion bowling alley and pool tables downtown, tons of siteseeing/boat tours and fishing trips, and of course shopping.

IN the evening see if anything fun is happening at the old Opera House or look for live entertainment at McSeagulls restaurant and elsewhere.

Definitely pick up the Boothbay Register newspaper for ideas and attractions and also a copy of the Chamber's Guide (which you could also order online and have it delivered to your home via snailmail).

Good luck on your trip and don't forget to post back and let us know how things went :).

cozyharbor

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2. Re: Finding last minute lodging

Check out the Bayberry House B&B. It just opened this summer, and my wife and I stayed there for four days in July. The rooms are large, the beds most comfortable. The breakfasts were some of the best we have ever tasted. You will certainly have a more quiet time in September than we had in July, but be sure to try for a sailing excursion on the Eastwind. Our sail was amazing! We recommend the Lobster Wharf, on the other side of Boothbay Harbor, for a lobster pound. Good luck, and enjoy!

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3. Re: Finding last minute lodging

We stayed last night in BBH at the Tugboat Inn. Great place right on water. Ask for Room 127 on corner overlooking the harbor. We had lunch at the Lobster Dock...outstanding meal...best lobster. Also the crabcakes were delicious. Love BBH will visit again.

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Hi lucykane,

Funny you should mention the corner room on the water at the Tugboat. I stayed in that room a zillion years ago in the winter when the Tugboat used to be open year round. It was AWESOME. We watched the tide come in and go out, the snow fall and the lobster boats coming and going (yep there are some who fish even in the deepest, darkest winters). With it being right on the water, we felt so connected to mother nature and all its beauty and absolutely loved it... Can't think of a better room to stay if its available!

As for the good food you had at the Tugboat. My friend's son is the Chef and just started cooking there this season, so I'm glad to hear you thought the food was good. I'll have to pass on the good words to the both of them :).

cozyharbor

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