The Lucerne Inn - Greater Bangor, ME

Two-Night Stay at The Lucerne Inn in Greater Bangor, ME

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Historical Inn Overlooking Phillips Lake

The first guests checked in to the Lucerne Inn nearly 200 years ago. It wasn’t necessarily an “inn” at first, though—the property’s clapboard estate, located along a 30-mile stretch of road between Bangor and Ellsworth, was once the only place in the area for food, drink, and lodging for weary travelers. Over the years, it evolved into The Lucerne Inn, a Georgian-style mansion now on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s since added on a few extra modern luxuries. Today, Fodor’s calls The Lucerne Inn “one of the most famous and respected inns in New England.”

The homey estate is furnished with various antique period pieces. The junior suite is equipped with a roaring gas fireplace and a queen-size poster bed. The executive suite has colonial wood furnishings that contrast with its jetted tub. An included bottle of wine or prosecco adds to the romantic ambiance, and a complimentary breakfast the next morning includes pastries, bagels, and fresh fruit.

Kick back on one of the inn’s patios and gazebos, and you can get a view of Phillips Lake and a forested mountain range. You’ll find some of the best vistas at the inn’s restaurant, where lace-trimmed windows frame sunsets over the lake. The restaurant cooks New England fare, from buttery Maine lobsters to filet mignon. You can also explore the surrounding countryside up close—the property has a walking path that runs past a lake, and a beautifully groomed nine-hole golf course.

Greater Bangor, Maine: Acadia National Park, Rugged Shorelines, and Historical Attractions

The quiet burg of Dedham sits just 13 miles south of Bangor, a populous city in Maine’s highlands region. There’s some beautiful coastal scenery here—the shores are lined with sprawling forests and waves crash against granite rocks.

About 40 miles south on Mount Desert Island is Acadia National Park. Its 35,000 pristine acres make it well worth the trip. Drive along the island’s famous Park Loop Road and you’ll see rolling mountains and rugged shores, with lovely ocean views along the way. Rockefeller’s famous carriage paths wind through the forests; on a hike through, you could see seals, deer, and songbirds.

It’s also worth it to get a view of the water from the water. You can take whale-watching tours and windjammer cruises out of nearby Bangor and Bar Harbor, or rent a canoe at Jenkins Beach 2 miles from Lucerne Inn.

Head into town in Bangor and you’ll find some key cultural institutions: The Bangor Symphony Orchestra hosts traditional ballets and classical concertos. Meanwhile, there are more than 10,000 prints dating to the 1840s are on display at the Bangor Museum and Center for History.

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What You Get

Two-night stay, valid for check in Sunday–Thursday

  • Option 1: $209 for a junior suite ($378 value)
  • Option 2: $229 for an executive or honeymoon suite ($458 value)

Included in both options:

  • Bottle of wine or Prosecco

Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/19/13
Travel by: 10/31/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 7% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Nine-hole golf course
  • Antique furnishings
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 7/19/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Not valid for Saturday night stays
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 7% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Gas fireplace
  • Standard-size tub with whirlpool jets
  • Antique and period furnishings
  • Two- or four-poster bed
  • Most have views of lake or forested hills

Junior Suites and Honeymoon Suites

  • One queen bed in the junior suite; one king bed in the honeymoon suite
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for one guest 12 or older; no charge for one kid 11 or younger on existing bedding

Executive Suites

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each guest 12 or older; no charge for kids 11 or younger on existing bedding

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: a limited number of pet-friendly rooms are available and may be requested at booking; incidental pet damages will be charged to the credit card used for reservation.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request at booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 17 miles from Bangor International Airport (BGR); about 145 miles from Portland International Jetport (PWM)
  • By car: about 140 miles northeast of Portland, Maine

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