It’s a familiar feeling to any New York City professional. The antics of leaving the office after a busy week, jetting to Penn Station, and catching a Long Island Railroad train to the the Hamptons. With this being the “summer of hell” for commuting out of New York, we have set our travel sights outside of the tri-state area.

Just a ninety minute flight north, Portland, Maine provides a quick getaway from the craze of New York City during the summer. And just 20 miles from the Portland airport, Freeport, Maine is your next summer getaway.

Travel Today recently had the opportunity to visit this classic Maine town for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Our hotel of choice was The Harraseeket Inn. A family owned, 93-room luxury inn, that gives you a full New England experience.

The location for The Harraseeket Inn is perfect – it is just steps away from L.L. Bean and over 170 upscale outlets in the shopping village of Freeport. When you stay, inquire about free outdoor concerts at L.L. Bean (we caught a free Saturday evening concert from a country singer. It was the perfect end to our day!).

As far as amenities at the Harraseeket, the list is endless. The hotel features two great restaurants, the Broad Arrow Tavern and the Maine Harvest Dining Room, twenty-three fireplaces, an indoor heated pool, and select pet-friendly rooms — all just a few minutes walk from the best shopping on the Maine Coast and the Amtrak Downeaster train station. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the train station.

When speaking with the owner of the property, Chip Gray, his passion for for service & continuing his mother’s legacy is palpable. In a world of chain hotels, Mr. Gray’s hospitality is appreciated and delightful.

While in Maine, we encourage you to take a day trip to the coast and experience the many beaches & relaxation. You will be grateful at the end of the weekend to be hopping on a quick flight back to New York, rather than a crowded LIRR train!

Safe travels!

Travel Today Rating: 2017 Best Luxury Inn, Northeast, & 2017 Best Weekend Getaway

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