York Harbor Inn
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... odd in that there is no state tax. I think we would compare this to our GST but each state sets their own tax. Instead they charge property owners very high property tax (rates). Annual rates on a $350k property are about $12k per year. To recoup some of this cost a lot of people rent their holiday homes out for several weeks over summer. Weekly rental for a beachside property at peak season is around $4k. York Beach, in Maine, was not as commercialised or as crowded as ...
... for our liking - Are we getting old? You're damn right we are. Onward to a place called Bayview Cottages, which are actually in the town of Saco - they do roll up the sidewalks here after 7pm. Almost everything in this town closes. Well, folks there ain't no view of the bay. When we first pulled up and viewed the 5 or 6 cottages, we stood with mouths agape. When we went into our little cottage, Number 3, out jaws dropped. This place is a ...
- A short trip to Kennebunk. Kathryn and I had our traditional lunch at The Ramp in Cape Porpose. I had Portuguese style mussels and they were great as always. Wednesday, a trip to Freeburg to clean and rearrange the book shelves. (Sneeze, sneeze). Thursday, stopped for paint chips and back to ...
... and lobster and other goodies. How do these Northerners know what those from the South like to eat?
Jim came across an ad for a fishing guide. When Jim called we found he was completely booked for early morning trips the whole week we were there. So Jim convinced him an evening trip would be ...
... and we soon moved out to the deck so we could hear each other. It was a fun evening and I was glad to get out. The band cam out for a break after a while and were pretty bummed about the low turnout, they only played a few songs. We said goodbye and left shortly after midnight. I was really glad to be reconnecting with my step cousin, Sam. Back home I tried to write and waited up for Matt. We didn't stay up too much later.
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My daughter's wedding reception was held at the York Harbor Inn Aug, 2004. We had many out of town guests who stayed at the Inn. The day of the wedding was the hottest, most humid day of the entire summer. The A/C in our room was okay but still a bit warm. Didn't complain. The A/C in the function room was nearly non-existent! We complained several times to no avail. After the wedding I contacted the person in charge of functions & lodged a complaint. She never got back to me. A couple of months later I wrote a letter to the Innkeeper. He finally replied after 6 wks and gave me a long explanation of how he knew it was a problem & what he did to fix it. Considering that upwards of $25,000 was spent that weekend from the wedding and our guests it was a rather limp response to a very real problem. So if you ever think you might want to stay at this Inn AND have an expensive function there don't expect much satisfaction if something goes wrong.
I stayed in a luxury room at York Harbor Inn in June 2005. The grounds around the inn are well manicured, and you generally get the "Maine" feeling when you pull in. There's a nice view of the ocean, but unfortunately you have to look across route 1A to see it.
On a trip to Boston at Easter 2004 husband and myself decided to explore further afield to Maine. On the way we stumbled across the Kittery Outlet Centres and stopped for a browse. If you can put aside the strange layout of the outlet centres which are spread out on either side of the busy main road for about a mile and a half you should enjoy some excellent bargain hunting. Don't even attempt to cross the road from one side to the other, just drive across and in and out of each individual outlet, the road is far too busy for pedestrians!. The usual suspects are represented there, RL, Tommy Hilfiger, OskKosh, Etienne Aigner, Old Navy, Timberland, etc. The best bargains to be had were in the OshKosh shop (if you have kids although they do have some good bargains in the adult section), Timberland and the Coach shop if you have a penchant for expensive purses or wallets (like me!).
A wonderful time at York Harbor Inn
My sister and I just came back from our trip to York Beach, Maine and stayed at a wonderful inn - York Harbor Inn. We loved the attention to every request, the cleanliness of the inn, the friendliness of the staff and the absolutely fabulous meals in the dining room. We enjoyed our evenings in our lovely room with our private fireplace and the sound of the ocean. A very nice continental breakfast was available each morning and when we said we had to leave before breakfast was served, we were offered a packaged breakfast to take with us. A very lovely place to stay.
Stayed here after a busy week exploring new york and boston. It was the perfect place to relax - a romantic inn set across from the beach in the small sleepy town of york harbor. We were lucky to have explored the hotels website before visiting and got amazing value with $99 internet special room rate (midweek) including breakfast. Our room was charming with four poster bed and ensuite. The best thing about this place is the atmosphere - staff are very friendly and drinking and eating in the cellar pub (which by the way serves excellent food) made us feel almost like locals. The hot tub on site was a bonus - especially as the ocean was too cold for swimming (in june!). Shopaholics watch out as you are only 5-10 mins drive from kittery outlet village and also near fox run mall, newington (NH - therefore tax free shopping).
We love it...
We have been going to the York Harbor Inn for 15 years and love the Inn, its staff and its amenities! If you're looking for a hotel, this is not it. If you're looking for charm, friendliness and great service, I don't know of any place better.
Our large "superior" room with a water view turned out to be a small converted attic space. The view was of route 1a and a tree filled park, beyond which we were able to "hear" the ocean. We were staying in the Harbor Cliffs House of the York Harbor Inn. With a name like that you might expect the hotel to be right on the water. On the website and in the brochure there are photos taken from this building that clearly show the ocean, but they were taken in the winter when the trees are bare.
Loved the York Harbor Motel
We Loved the York Harbor Motel. We stayed in Building A, had private balconies! They also allowed smoking although the room did NOT smell like they did! We spent most of the weekend on "our" balcony watching the waves roll in. We chose the third floor because nobody would be walking over our heads, and the view was Fantastic! Beds were comfortable, the room seemed clean, and we will be back!
We spent two night at the York Harbor Inn, in a beautiful suite with a seperate living room, bedroom, indoor jacuzzi, kitchen facilities, and private outdoor deck. We also had full use of the big outdoor jacuzzi.
Nicely appointed rooms. We stayed in the crowe's nest which was a bit of a challenge to get too. A bit disappointed that the Inn is seperated from the ocean by Route 1. A great little pub and had an overall nice time.