2017 Scholarship Application Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation If you know any students who fit the criteria let them know! Last year we gave out $10,250 in Scholarship money!   1-Eligibility Open to any Maine student (any age) pursuing a career in the lodging or foodservice field or any family members of Lodging or Allied members…

Maine Innkeepers Association 2016 Innkeeper of the Year Jeanne Carpentier, Emerald Hospitality Augusta, Maine. December 9, 2016…..Our 2016 Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) Innkeeper of the Year is the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Emerald Hospitality. Prior to having this position, Jeanne Carpentier was the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown…

Terrace By The Sea has King and Queen Mattress Sets for Sale 5 year old King and Queen mattress sets for sale. In great condition and ready for pickup! Seasonal flip Pillow top both sides $150.00 per set Pick-up only   Interested buyers please call 207-337-1904 or 207-459-0274 for more information!   Terrace By The Sea…

Retiring Innkeepers Auction Items from Their Motel Ed and Sue Ferrell, owners of Down-East Village (ed@downeastvillage.com) in Yarmouth are retiring and closing the property. They have motel furniture and restaurant equipment for sale if anyone might be interested. There is an online auction with Keenan Auction going on now until October 12. You may check…

The Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Innkeepers Association welcome Steve Hewins as our new President & CEO. You can meet him at our upcoming Annual Meeting & Conference. Come join us in welcoming him! Register online here.

Join the Presque Isle Historical Society for a FREE Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Presque Isle. The tour leaves the Estey House Museum at 16 Third Street at 10:00 a.m. The tour takes approximately two hours and covers two miles. Over thirty sites and individuals of historic significance to Presque Isle are discussed. On…

All day long event featuring over 30 microbrews, food and live music on The Pier. Vendors offering samples of great microbrews and well as some standards. At The Pier, bottom of Old Orchard Street Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064. May 19th from 11am until 5pm For more info click here.

Hot Tuna  will make its first-ever appearance at the Camden Opera House for one night only on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., joined by mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff. Hot Tuna was created by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, as a spinoff of Jefferson Airplane. The band began playing independently in 1970, and…

Signature Event Opening Night Cocktail and Dessert Competition Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Portland Harbor Hotel Maine Restaurant Week’s opening night Signature Event celebrates the statewide restaurant community. Maine’s top bartenders and dessert makers converge and vie for the title of ‘People’s Favorite’. Attendees will be able to try each cocktail and dessert…

2 unique dogsled races held annually in Eagle Lake Maine. The Eagle Lake 100 is a 100 mile race and the Mad Bomber 30 is a 30 mile race. These races offer wonderful opportunities for spectators and features mushers all over New England and Eastern Canada. Dates January 13th, 2012 — January 15th, 2012

7th Annual New Year’s Eve Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop- New Year’s Eve is happening in Eastport, Maine! The city and surrounding area will celebrate the New Year with the annual Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop from the Tides Institute and Museum of Art building in the heart of the downtown’s public space, Bank Square.…

The 22nd Annual international Toboggan Championships wil be held on February 10-12 at the Camden Snow Bowl and more information is available at http://winter.camdensnowbowl.com/22nd-annual-toboggan-championships

Early October is one of the best times to visit the Belgrade Lakes region and take part in our annual Octoberfest festivities. With the crisp, cool air and the beginning of fall foliage, Belgrade Lakes shows off its magnificent colors around the lakes. Octoberfest offers many activities to enjoy the weekend with hay rides, arts…

Weekend Festival including scarecrow contest, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, ghost stories, marketplace and much, much more. October 21 through 23. For more info go to- http://ogunquit.org/

The Acadia Night Sky Festival will take place this September beginning on the evening of Thursday the 22nd, with events continuing through sunrise on Monday the 26th. Centered on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, the Festival celebrates the protection and enjoyment of Downeast/Acadia’s stellar night sky through education, science, and the arts.…

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival will return for its seventh season from September 29 – October 2, 2011. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and…

Hot-air balloon festival featuring 15 hot-air balloons, balloon rides, entertainment, street fair. Something for everyone. August 25 through 28 at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds in Presque Isle. For more info http://www.crownofmaineballoonfest.org/

Three-day festival celebrates the wild blueberry harvest. More than 250 craft booths, pie-eating and cooking contests, road race, musical entertainment, food, farm tours, kids’ activities, Blackfly Ball, musical comedy, and much more! http://www.machiasblueberry.com/   Dates- August 19th, 2011 — August 21st, 2011 in Machias. Friday afternoon, Aug. 19, through 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21. Free admission and parking.…

“Five Days of Feasting and Fun on the Fabulous Coast of Maine!” What do you get when you mix the world’s greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, cooking contests,…

The Great Falls Balloon Festival was started in 1992 by a group of  civic-minded individuals who saw a need for a community event that would enable various local non-profit groups to raise awareness to their cause, while raising money and promoting the Lewiston-Auburn area (L/A East as it is known locally) as a tourist destination.  …

Saddleback’s Second Annual Bluegrass Festival is one event not to miss. In 2010, year one, almost 2000 people came to listen, dance, camp and enjoy a wonderful time. This year we have taken the whole show to the main stage, beginning Friday August 12, at 3:00 p.m. Friday will feature some of Maine’s outstanding youth…

The North Atlantic Blues Festivalis an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this…

Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite at Harvest on the Harbor. There is truly something for everyone, from the Grand Tasting on the Harbor, to celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations, to a savory marketplace filled with delectable food and wine samples. Tastes and…

THE AUCTION IS LIVE AND YOU CAN BID EARLY AND OFTEN AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE YOU KNOW. CLICK ON MEIA AUCTION-Thanks to all of you that contributed an item to our online silent auction to benefit the Maine Innkeepers Association Education Foundation. The auction will be live until May 31.…

Thanks to all of you that contributed an item to our online silent auction to benefit the Maine Innkeepers Association Education Foundation. The auction is now up in preview mode until May 1 when it goes live. There are many great items available that our members would find desirable to include- AAA Northern New England…

Hospitality for Habitat is less than a month away! The offer is very simple. Between April 25 and May 27, 2011, participating member properties will offer a designated number of their rooms at half the regular rate, in exchange for a $35 check payable to Habitat for Humanity. For info on participating properties go to…

  The Maine Innkeepers Association is pleased and proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the 8th Annual Hospitality for Habitat promotion. The program, started in 2004, is designed to raise money for Habitat for Humanity by selling shoulder season rooms at a discount. Between April 25 and May 27, 2011, participating member properties…

Saddleback Maine offers a big mountain experience, over 4000ft, with a wide variety of trails and glades, serving all levels of skiing and riding. A Maine family-owned resort, focused on keeping the sport affordable for skiers, riders and families, Saddleback provides genuine Maine hospitality – here each guest feels welcome and has freedom to be…

Dom’t forget New Year’s by the Bay in Belfast on December 31! It is a great way to ring in the New Year. More info at http://www.nybb.org/

During this winter event, which is scheduled for March 1-12 (save the date!), restaurants agree to create and feature special three course prix fixe menus — priced at 20, 30 or 40. You’ll have to wait a while to see who’s serving what and at what price level. Also some restaurants will be serving three course…

Enjoy the wonderful small town atmosphere in historic Bethel, Maine. Events include open houses, wagon rides, caroling, tree lighting, shopping specials, Taste of Bethel (area restaurants offer samples of their delicious menu items), and Theme Wreath Auction (silent auction of wreaths decorated by area businesses), a Living Nativity, and more. From November 25 until Christmas…

Ronnie brings his electrifying blues band back to The Landing for a rockin’ November show. Don’t miss this two-time W.C. Handy Blues Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year. He’ll have the joint jumpin’. Get your tickets now! Ronnie brings his electrifying blues band back to The Landing for a rockin’ November show. Don’t…

You are invited to enjoy a celebration of the arts in Freeport on the third Friday of every month from June through December. Featuring artist’s work in a variety of local art galleries, showrooms and retail businesses such as some gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops that will stay open until late evening. The…

The fourth edition of the wildly popular pops series features a fuller band, under the direction of BSO’s Trond Saeverud, featuring special soprano, MPBN’s Suzanne Nance. Procedes from the concert will benefit the Bickford Medical Simulation Program at Inland Hospital. With Saeverud and Nance’s energy, the program of lively and familiar show tunes connectin London’s…

Dinefest is a traditional “restaurant week” full of culinary delights at a pre-fixed price provided by many of our local restaurants. The week, October 23 through October 30, kicks off with a unique day celebrating the many fabulous coffees and craft beers of our region. It’s called BREWFEST, and it will be held on Saturday,…

Bald Mountain’s moderate one mile trail to the summit and enjoy panoramic views of Rangeley, Cupsuptic and Mooselookmeguntic lakes and the Height of Land. Meeting location will be at the trail head. More info at http://take-it-outside.com/hike2010.shtml

October 21-23, 2010 Ocean Gateway · Portland, Maine  Food lovers are buzzing about Maine. This October, experience the buzz. What has food lovers talking?  It’s the caliber of our restaurants, the expertise of our chefs, and the pure and sustainable ingredients from our farmers, food artisans, and fishermen. This October, experience the flavors of Maine…

The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3 at Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park in Lewiston. The Challenge, founded by actor, Maine native and avid cyclist Patrick Dempsey, is an annual international fundraising platform in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine which benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing…

The Maine Restaurant Association has teamed up with Affiniscape to create the first ever comprehensive guide to maine dining. Check it out at http://www.mainerestaurant.com/associations/3663/restsearch.cfm

27TH ANNUAL BEACH OLYMPICS IN OLD ORCHARD BEACH Three days of family fun competition, games, entertainment and medals presentation. General public is invited to participate. August 20-22 For more info go to www.oldorchardbeachmaine.com

Maine Boats and Harbors Show- August 13-15 If you love the coast of Maine, you won’t want to miss this show, where Tradition Meets Innovation™. Come see Maine’s finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, furniture makers, craftsmen, designers, marine gear vendors, and musicians. There’ll be a model yacht pond, live music, an area for children, exhibits, fine…

Home of the Maine Antiques Festival- August 13 through 15 25th Annual Antiques Festival featuring dealers from across the country offering a wide variety of antiques for sale from formal to folk art. http://www.maineantiquefest.com/HomePage.html

What do you get… …when you mix nine tents, the world’s greatest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, all you can eat pancakes, free shuttle service, US Coast Guard Station tours, professional and amateur cooking…

The Greater Portland area is the perfect getaway, boasting the cultural activities of a major metropolitan region while maintaining a small town charm.  Outdoor enthusiasts will find some of the nation’s finest scenic and recreational opportunities in Maine.  From whitewater rafting to deep-sea or fresh water fishing, downhill or Nordic skiing, golfing, sailing, mountain climbing…

While the Yarmouth Clam Festival has grown more visible and inviting to the world beyond Yarmouth, Maine, it remains at its core a perennial bonding experience for many throughout the local community. For some, the 45-year-old tradition, which comes alive like clockwork on the third Friday in July, provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for…

Travelers took advantage of  greatly reduced room rates to support Habitat for Humanity in record numbers this spring according to Greg Dugal, Executive Director of Maine Innkeepers Association. The Seventh Annual Hospitality for Habitat, a program designed by Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) to raise funds for Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity, logged its most…

A natural region for people with a passion for wildlife! In this rich and wild ecosystem, sightings of moose, fox, deer, and bear are quite common. There’s a perfect body of water for every level of experience and any length of excursion. Guided expeditions by canoe and kayak can take you far into the wilderness…

The North Atlantic Blues Festival, one of the more prestigious festivals on the East Coast will run for two days, July 10 and 11, 2010. The event will be held at the popular festival site, Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music will be featured…

Between Brunswick and Searsport the region boasts 1,500 miles of coastline, from dramatic rocky points to warm sandy beaches, creating innumerable opportunities for touring by land or water. The pace slows as you travel between the towns and villages linked by Coastal Route 1. These have preserved their quaint New England flavor and traditions, while…

Saddleback Maine is holding its first Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 featuring two of the top names in bluegrass music; the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and the Del McCoury Band, along with Darol Anger, Scott Law, & Sharon Gilchrist and the Infamous Stringdusters. Festival activities include live music, beer gardens and…

The Lakes & Mountains Region is a true four-season recreation destination, boasting some of Maine’s highest peaks – the Bigelow Range and Mahoosuc Mountains – and hundreds of glacial lakes. Several of Maine’s largest lakes are located here, including Sebago, Flagstaff, and Rangeley lakes. Watch as each season dramatically unfolds from the many-colored wildflowers of…

Her powerhouse voice has had people calling her the new Queen of the Blues from the beginning. She has been nominated for a 2010 Blues Music Award in “Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year” category. Shemekia’s hit, “Never Going Back” has also been nominated in the “Song of the Year” category. Catch this powerful…

Greater Portland is surrounded by water, with access to islands, historic forts and lighthouses. The city’s waterfront is an authentic working seaport, while the adjacent Old Port area represents one of the more successful warehouse revitalization efforts in the country. Although visitors are often drawn to the Old Port’s galleries, cafes, and boutiques, just a…

Hospitality for Habitat ends on May 28. The program is designed to raise money for Habitat for Humanity by selling shoulder season rooms at a discount. Between April 26 and May 28, 2010, participating member properties will be asked to offer a designated number of their rooms at half the r…egular rate, in exchange for…

Canoe and kayak race. Come join the fun for this annual flatwater adventure on the beautiful Aroostook River. The 8 mile trip begins at Thomas Brewer Park in Washburn and ends near the Fish & Game Club in Presque Isle. Do it to win; do it for the exercise; do it for the scenery; or…

Bordering the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, geographically Aroostook is the largest county east of the Mississippi and in fact is larger than the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The vast majority of the region’s population live within 30 miles (48 Km) of the New Brunswick, Canada border to the east and…

We are in the midst the 7th Annual Hospitality for Habitat promotion. The program is designed to raise money for Habitat for Humanity by selling shoulder season rooms at a discount. Between April 26 and May 28, 2010, participating member properties will be asked to offer a designated number of their rooms at half the…

With over 30 miles of sandy beaches from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach, it’s no wonder the Southern Maine Coast is one of the top vacation destinations in North America.  Beyond our beautiful beaches, you’ll find early American historic sites, picturesque lighthouses, an endless supply of boutiques, antique and outlet stores, and an eclectic mix…

Come out and enjoy a Spring street fair to showcase local Old Orchard Beach businesses. Old Orchard Street will be closed from the top of the hill to the square to allow visitors to stroll through booths set up by local vendors. Live music will be provided at both the top and bottom of Old…

The Kennebec and Moose River travel ways, embraced by lakes and forest, are rich in history, culture and natural beauty. These travel ways lead to spectacular waterfalls, scenic hikes along the Appalachian Trail and East Coast Greenway, tours of historic districts, forts and museums, four seasons of festivals and fairs and the adventure of whitewater…

Getaway to Maine this spring and enjoy a 50% reduction in room rates by simply writing a donation check for $35 to one of the many fine hotels, resorts and B&B’s participating in the 7th annual  ‘Hospitality for Habitat’ program.  This fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity projects is organized by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA)…

This weekend is the 26th Annual NEPTS at the Portland Sports Complex (The Dome) from March 13-15, 2010! Having just celebrated its 25th year, the New England Products Trade Show is the only wholesale buyers show in the country dedicated to presenting hand-crafted giftware, home & garden furnishings, and specialty foods exclusively created within New England.…

New this year, Maine’s hotels, inns and B&B’s are adding their own flavors to the second annual Maine Restaurant Week. Dates are Monday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Lodging offers, special events and other Maine Restaurant Week details will go live on the event’s website or around February 1, 2010; www.mainerestaurantweek.com. During Maine…

The Maine Innkeepers Association is pleased and proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the 7th Annual Hospitality for Habitat promotion. The program, started in 2004, is designed to raise money for Habitat for Humanity by selling shoulder season rooms at a discount. Between April 26 and May 28, 2010, participating member properties will…

Check out Shop, Dine and Stay packages at http://visitmaine.com/package/ for all Maine Inns have to offer for shopping for the holidays and beyond!

Pack your bags for Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Region! From peaceful lakes to mountain vistas, we’re closer than you think! Not only is the region nearby – it’s only three hours from Boston and one hour from the Portland Jetport – it is also family-friendly, safe and affordable. For more info go to http://maineinns.com November…

Greater Portland is surrounded by water, with access to islands, historic forts and lighthouses. The city’s waterfront is an authentic working seaport, while the adjacent Old Port area represents one of the more successful warehouse revitalization efforts in the country. Although visitors are often drawn to the Old Port’s galleries, cafes, and boutiques, just a…

Discover the midcoast region’s stunning natural beauty, rich heritage, and authentic maritime culture. Maine’s MidCoast is easy to reach from major transportation lines in Bangor or Portland, yet once you detour onto Coastal Route 1, you’ll know you are a world away. For more info go to www.maineinns.com October 30-November1- Halloween Ghost Hunters Weekend, Kenniston…

Welcome to The Maine Highlands, the natural wonder of Maine! Welcome to a stunning tapestry of mountains and lakes, rivers, hills and valleys. Welcome to life at a different pace, rich in life’s finer and simpler pleasures. Welcome to a place that will make you feel just that – welcome; where the smiles are as…

Discover DownEast & Acadia, from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory to the wonders of Acadia National Park to the dramatic tides of Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays to world class fishing in the woodland and lakes areas. Explore villages filled with America’s history, and the Roosevelt summer home right across the bay on Campobello Island,…

Aroostook County is located in northern most reaches of Maine and is named from a Native American word meaning “Beautiful River”. Partly because of its geographic location but more because of the breathtaking experiences that awaits you, this region of the state has been nicknamed “The Crown of Maine”. Some of the jewels that await…