Why Downeast Maine Is One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Boston

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can wear you down, especially in a big city like Boston. Discover the natural beauty of the Maine coast when you indulge in a stay at Pilgrim’s Inn. Here, you will have the perfect balance of rest, relaxation, and attractions. With so many things to do around our inn, Downeast Maine offers the perfect weekend getaways from Boston.

If you’re planning weekend getaways from Boston to Maine, take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide. Planning a vacation can be challenging, so we’ve chosen our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research. Skip the tedious part of preparation and use our free guide to find:

  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area
  • Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss
  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels

Hit the Road for Your Weekend Getaways from Boston

Pilgrim’s Inn in Deer Isle is less than a 5-hour drive from Boston. This easy route is mostly on 2 main highways for incredibly easy driving. Plus, the scenic views you’ll encounter as you drive through New England will make the time fly!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

One of the best parts about Downeast Maine is the gorgeous outdoors. Take a leisurely stroll to explore the area or take the opportunity to go on a more strenuous hike. One of our favorite places to explore is the breathtaking Barred Island Preserve. Just 15 minutes from Pilgrim’s Inn, you will enjoy sandy beaches, a serene hike, and a treasure trove of greenery. As the tides go out, a sandbar emerges as a natural bridge to get onto this incredible island. Once you make it over, you’ll see incredible panoramic views of East Penobscot Bay. Become one with nature as you take in all of the beautiful bay and wildlife that encompasses this little piece of Deer Isle nature.

Indulge in Delicious Cuisine

When you stay at Pilgrim’s Inn, make sure to make a reservation at our farm-to-table restaurant, Whale’s Rib Tavern. Our menu always features fresh ingredients and changes seasonally. We pride ourselves on using local ingredients from organic farms and seafood caught off the Maine coast! You can also always grab a bite to eat while exploring some of the other towns near Deer Isle like Blue Hill and Bar Harbor. Like Whale’s Rib Tavern, many Downeast Maine restaurants get their ingredients from local farms, so you know your food will be fresh!

Relax at Pilgrim’s Inn

Adirondack Chairs at Pilgrims InnPart of your weekend getaways from Boston should include relaxation. Pilgrim’s Inn is the perfect place to recuperate after a stressful time in the city! Breathe in the fresh air as you take in the nature surrounding you. Sit out on our Adirondack chairs overlooking the pond on our property as you take in the peace and quiet. When you make your reservation at Pilgrim’s Inn, you can choose from cozy rooms and private cottages. Indulge in our luxurious amenities and even a homemade breakfast in the morning! Start planning your weekend getaways from Boston today.