Relax: Summer mornings in Maine start with Yoga on the Lawn by the lighthouse. Salute the sun as you breathe in the fresh sea breezes, smell the beach roses, and hear the sea gulls cawing overhead. Relaxation is just the beginning of your girlfriends getaway in Maine…
After yoga, a homemade buffet breakfast awaits you in The Nonantum’s main dining room. Book directly with the resort, and breakfast is included in your stay. On Sunday mornings in season you can even meet a local artist in our lobby before indulging in our chef’s quiche of the day, homemade blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit, toasted granola and more. On your way back to your room, stop by our Gift Shop for a lovely selection of Maine Shellware cheese boards, lamps and etched wine glasses – great souvenirs and wedding gifts!
Don’t Miss: No girlfriends getaway in Maine would be complete without shopping! Nearby Dock Square beckons with unique boutiques like Daytrip Society and Minka. About 1/2 mile up Ocean Avenue, it’s a nice scenic walk, or you can rent one of our bicycles or hop on a trolley tour. From Dock Square to Lower Village just across the bridge you’ll find a variety of gourmet food stores like Maine-ly Drizzle and Keys to the Kitchen, numerous art galleries like fine art purveyor Maine Art and the super cute Galleries at Morning Walk.
After browsing all the boutiques, enjoy a fabulous lunch overlooking the river at David’s KPT. Fresh tuna tartar and Asian potstickers are always a hit. Their desserts are tempting too, but so is nearby Rococo Artisan Ice Cream – with flavors like Maine Whoopie Pie, Cinnamon Cardamom Pistachio and Goat Cheese Blackberry Chambord. (Calories don’t count on vacation, right?!)
For further indulgence, the Breakwater Spa (just up Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum Resort) offers an “Ocean Embrace” seaweed body wrap and full body massage, as well as a Blueberry Anti-Aging Facial.
Wine & Dine: Visit Jillyanna’s Woofired Cooking School for a signature pizza class, sweet & savory pies class or upscale outdoor grilling session set in a lovely private home. Vegetables and herbs are picked right from her gardens.
Take a sunset sail aboard the Pineapple Ketch, which departs right from The Nonantum’s on-site marina. BYO wine and cheese on board…or join sommelier Erica Archer for a Wine Wise Sail to learn about different varietals (also offered in Portland’s Casco Bay).
Enjoy live music in 95 Ocean restaurant (weeknights Memorial Day through October) along with a fresh from the sea and New England farms menu that changes seasonally. Or opt for the Pub Menu in Heckman’s and pair some tasty bites with a local Maine craft beer flight. After hours, head to Federal Jack’s for karaoke, live bands and local Shipyard brews.
Ditch the Car: If you’re coming from Boston and don’t feel like driving, the Amtrak Downeaster is a great option, and our resort shuttle driver will gladly pick you up at the Wells, ME station. (Please call ahead. Our shuttle will also bring you anywhere you want to go within a 5-mile radius of the resort!)
Book your Maine girlfriends getaway at The Nonantum Resort today! Reserve Now