In the last few days of our virtual vacation here in Maine, we have toured the Cottages at Cabot Cove, The Stone House, and some of the places of interest near Kennebunkport, and we’ve seen a number of lovely rooms in Scarborough. Today I want you to see a world famous inn that we didn’t go to while we were there. It would have been fun to visit, but there was just too much to squeeze in that week. So you and I can enjoy it here now.
Don’t these cottages seem so cozy with their Mission style furnishings, their leather,and all that warm wood? They seem to fit the location so well.
One of the main reasons that people come to the White Barn Inn is for the food. Their chef, Jonathan Cartwright, is from England and has won numerous awards. He has been featured on many television shows. You can see some of them here.
They offer a four course prix fixe meal each evening in addition to their regular menu which changes weekly based on the availability of local ingredients. You can view a recent menu here, and I’ve included a sampling of their dessert menu below. What would like to order?
My daughter would eat Creme Brulee at every meal if she could, but I know I would like the Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Ice cream. You can’t get any better than a combination of chocolate and coffee together! (And I would like a cup of coffee with that too, please – black. 🙂 )
Private cooking classes are offered with the chef if you care to take them while you stay there, and if that is not enough for you, they do have a cookbook that you can purchase to use to recreate their delicious dishes in your own home.
After enjoying all of that food, I am sure you will want to work some of it off.
Perhaps one day we will to return to Maine and stay or dine at the White Barn Inn. There are so many wonderful choices of accommodations and restaurants it is hard to choose between them all!
Finally, I want to show you the last real excursion we made before we left Maine. You probably don’t know it, but one of the things I like to do is look for places that have been featured in movies – especially houses. When I visited New York City with some of my friends, we went to or ate at many of the places that were featured in the movie, You’ve Got Mail. Our family has also stayed several times at a house in Florida that is featured in the last scene of another movie (but that is for another blog post. 🙂 ) Have you ever been to places featured in movies?
We knew from the article that the home was located near Bath, Maine.
Bath is not a very large town.
We also knew that it had to be in a wooded area on the water.
How hard could it be to find, right?
Well…we drove around and around and around….in and out of many wooded areas along the coast there near Bath. My husband is a very patient man. Unfortunately we did not have any luck finding it.
Not only did they find it, they also got to stay in it! How wonderful! Maybe we will be lucky like them on our next trip.
I’m sad to say, this brings our vacation to a close. Thank you for coming along with me on our trip, and I hope you have enjoyed visiting these places in Maine. I’m afraid it’s back to normal life at home on Monday. 🙁
Hope I see you then!