Just steps from Main Street in Rockland, Maine, proudly located is a true jewel, The Captain Lindsey House on Lindsey Street. We have published stories and recipes from hundreds of hotels and hostels around the world. There is one common thread that weaves across the most successful institutions each time. It doesn't matter if it's an old fishing hut on a remote island or the finest hotel in Paris, it's all about people – the people who own and manage the hostel.
Captain Lindsey House is very special. Built in 1832 by Captain George Lindsay, this current inn has been lovingly restored by its current owners Ken and Ellen Barnes. You are on a first-name basis with Ken and Ellen, the moment Elaine meets Cape Air flights in Rockland. They spared no account or details to make their hostel the most welcoming we have ever seen. During your stay, Kane and Elaine will go out in the morning to make sure you're comfortable and well-fed.
It feels like a blissful old England as you enter the elegant and intimate captain Captain's home. The lobby glowed with warm fire on a rainy afternoon. The scent of fresh picked roses, sweet and loving from the oven, filled the room. Innkeeper, Patricia, greeted you with a warm cup of herbal tea in a Chinese-Chinese cup, with a plate of cookies made with homemade oatmeal. Before or after unloading, you can enter the comfortable comfortable sofa with a book from a well-equipped library. You will feel at home.
Near the inn there are many award-winning restaurants, charming shops, galleries, museums, golf, lighthouses, spa and beautiful harbor full of lobster boats, walkers, and windmen. However, we were satisfied with enjoying and enjoying the beauty of the finest European style hospitality. We were in another surprise when we entered our beautiful haven full of antiques and more modern amenities, such as Egyptian cotton towels. Not like home at all – much better.
The next morning, we met for breakfast. After local fresh fruits, juices, and aromatic coffee, you may devour a special egg pie made by Innkeeper, Patricia. This breakfast came with rustic pork and fresh asparagus spears. Every morning, Patricia cheerfully serves a sweet and savory sweet dish, like French toast with real maple syrup, homemade rapper and strawberry.
Captain Lindsey House is one of the four historic hotels in Rockland, Maine. You can visit the other three historical properties. Each one is unique, with delicious cuisine and a story to tell. You can spend time in the kitchen with every hostel, sample homemade dishes and learn about the history.
Rockland and Captain Lindsey House, a place for all seasons. Although our travel writing schedule rarely calls for a second visit, we know that we will return whenever possible, for a windsurfer or to experience more pancakes at the annual "Pies On Parade" in January of each year. We like to say that we have discovered the city of Rockend and all that it has to offer. However, since Bobby Fly and Rachel Ray were also in Rockland recently, we believe the word is over!