Jasper was finally old enough to travel to new and exciting places with us in the middle of May 2018. Our first trip was to a beautiful, pet friendly, boutique hotel located on Main Street in Rockland Harbor, 250 Main Hotel. As someone who doesn’t want to go anywhere without my dogs, I really appreciate being able to bring them with us on fun adventures like this! Although I will say that I was a little nervous to bring 3 goldens (one only being 16 weeks old) into this beautiful hotel but thankfully the dogs were so well behaved during this trip!
The drive there was an hour and a half from our house so once we got there, we let the dogs play and get some energy out in Harbor Park, conveniently located directly across the road from the hotel.
Anywhere we go out in public, these three joyful goldens always draw in attention. Its so fun to watch someones face light up once they see Jax, Jasper & Tavish. As we walked into the hotel a very nice older couple walked in behind us, just to ask if they could pet the dogs. The gentleman said that he had a golden who lived to be 16 years old and that he wishes us the same luck with our goldens. Since Tavish is 8 years old, it’s nice to hear about dogs who live long and healthy lives. After we talked for a few minutes, they went on their way and we checked into the hotel.
The staff were so friendly, to us and our dogs! They gave us dog treats, doggie bags and even a coupons to use at the local dog treat store, just a little ways down the road. Plus there were even organic lollipops for us in our beautifully modern, clean and comfortable room! After we unpacked our bags we checked out the artwork on each landing till we made it to the amazing rooftop deck! With the best view, comfortable chairs and even an awesome wooden picnic table, not only is this the perfect spot to watch sunrise or sunset but it’s perfect for any time of day!
In the evening after we fed the dogs, we took them for a walk around Rockland. These dogs can’t help but bring joy to everyone they meet, even people that are just walk or drive by smile after seeing them. During our evening walk, after a car drove by us, they stopped in the middle of the road, backed up and rolled their windows down to say “hi, we are just admiring the golden retrievers.”
After a great night’s sleep, we woke up and went to the rooftop to watch a very foggy sunrise. Since we couldn’t see much up there we decided to take the dogs for a walk around town while everyone else was sleeping. There is something so special about having a normally busy place, all to yourselves. Helps make the 4:45 am alarm worth it.
After we checked out of 250 Main and before we drove home, we took the dogs for a walk to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse! It took us an extra long time to get there and back for a couple of reasons, first reason being that we took our time so that no one would trip or fall. The Lighthouse is about a mile out into the ocean on large granite rocks with big cracks in between them plus we had 3 dogs-including a puppy!
The second reason was because everyone we walked by, stopped to say hi and some even took photos of Jax, Jasper and Tavish! A lot of people thought Jax was Jasper’s mother- which was pretty funny.
It was still a beautiful walk and the views made it worth it! By the time we got back to the car, we were all ready to go home and all three of the dogs were sleeping before we were out of Rockland!
We would highly recommend staying at 250 Main Hotel if you are in the area or even if your not- it’s worth the trip!
Thank you for the wonderful stay 250 Main Hotel!
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Our first visit to 250 Main Hotel was when Jasper was just 12 weeks old and we had so much fun! First of all its on Main Street in Rockland and everything about the place makes you feel like royalty! So we were pretty excited when our favorite pet friendly hotel said they wanted us to come back!
Before checking in we decided to go for a hike at Camden Hills State Park. It was steep for us and also very icy, but we made it to the summit! After enjoying the view, we took a few photos and then made our way back down the mountain.
It was dark by the time we checked into the hotel but that didn’t stop us from checking out the view from the rooftop deck! Not only is Main Street lit up with beautiful Christmas lights, but right in front of the hotel there was the coolest lobster trap Christmas tree that had us in awe!
We received a very sweet welcome back note from the manager Ruth and the rest of the wonderful 250 crew. Plus they set out doggie bags, dog treats and coupons to The Loyal Biscuit Co., a healthy pet food & self serve dog wash pet store which is just a little ways down Main Street!
We spent the night on a very comfortable king sized bed that the dogs loved to jump on and off, our whole time there. We woke up to watch the sunrise come up over the ocean from the rooftop deck but it was too cloudy to see. We quickly enjoyed the view and then went back inside to warm up! After that, we braved the cold once again and took the dogs out for a walk. Before checking out, we took advantage of the beautiful morning light by capturing photos in a few different rooms!
We had such a great time in this beautiful pet friendly boutique hotel! Perfect place to stay whether your from Maine and need a staycation or if your traveling here!
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