How to Enjoy a Romantic Winter Weekend in Maine

If you’re busy with work and raising a family, but can’t afford to get away for an entire week, no worries. Forego the traditional week-long vacation and opt for a long romantic weekend away. Spend a few quality days focused on relaxation, rejuvenation, and togetherness. In fact, a romantic winter weekend in Maine right here at the Wolf Cove Inn is a perfect choice to reinvigorate the body and soul.

We have some fantastic ideas to maximize your precious time off and accomplish your R&R goals. We also offer savings for that long weekend with our Relax & Rejuvenate Short Getaway special. So come relax, have fun, and save some money on us!



Wolf Cove Inn In Winter

Situated in the Western Maine lakes and foothills region, the Wolf Cove Inn is easily accessed from the Maine Turnpike. Once here, there are an abundance of winter options allowing you to create a unique experience for your long weekend. To help narrow things down a bit, we have a suggested game plan for each day of your getaway.


Arrival Day

First, get a decent start to your weekend by arriving at the Inn by 5 or 6pm. That little extra time offers an “unplugged bump” to lower the tension. If you’d like something special in your room when you arrive, please check out our enhancement options.

Once you arrive, you don’t need to search for a place for dinner. We offer some of the best pizza in Maine with our Tripp Lake Pizzeria dinner for two for guests of the Inn. Your pizza dinner consists of a fresh made salad with homemade dressing, one of our specialty pizzas or build your own, and a homemade dessert of the day. We also offer a selection of beer and wine.

After dinner, relax by the fireplace. Or even better, bundle up and head out for some romantic time under the stars, or with snow lightly falling around you by our fire pit. The fire pit is generally available year round. And did I mention Portland based company (the other Portland over in Oregon) “1927 S’mores Kits” by the fire pit?

Savory Breakfast At Wolf Cove Inn

Day 1 – A Day To Unwind

Sleep In, Then Have Breakfast

Many people like to take it easy on the first day of a getaway. So step one is to sleep in for a while, then come down for the tail end of breakfast service, which closes at 9:30am. Each day, our chef prepares a Maine comfort breakfast that consists of our baked breakfast goods, a sweet entrée, a savory entrée, eggs to order, and sides of a starch and breakfast meat. We cater to most any diet preferences and restrictions, so please ask. Furthermore, if you prefer breakfast in your pj’s, then we can deliver breakfast to your room (a surcharge applies.)


Explore Downtown Norway During Your Winter Weekend in Maine

A Leisurely Walk Down Maine Street

After breakfast, head to nearby Norway, Maine where you’ll find a quaint downtown shopping village with all manner of fun things to explore. Norway also has plenty of restaurants where you can grab lunch while there. Read more about Norway Maine.

Antiquing at Maine’s Largest Flea Market

Another option after breakfast is to head to The Willows, only five minutes from the Inn. It’s Maine’s largest flea market and antique shop. And it’s big. Note that the Willows is open Thursday through Sunday.

Massage Treatment

Get A Spa Treatment

After shopping, head back to the Inn for an afternoon spa treatment. We have two certified massage therapists who work with you to help get the kinks out. They offer variety of treatment treatments for your in-room pleasure. For more information on available treatments, please review our spa offerings. Please contact us ahead of your visit to check availability and schedule your treatment.

Maine Breweries - Baxter Brewing Pub

Explore Local Craft Breweries

Rather than an afternoon spa treatment, you may want to enjoy the Western Maine Beer Trail. There are five craft brewers within 8 to 25 minutes of the Wolf Cove Inn. We’ve mapped out your options in our Beer Trail blog post.

Maine Maple Sugar

Check Out Maple Sugar Making

Add a little sweetness to your stay by visiting some of the sugar shacks surrounding the Inn. Read more about making Maple Syrup in Maine here.

Winter Elopement At Wolf Cove Inn

Tie The Knot!

Believe it or not, tying the knot is a popular winter weekend in Maine activity here are Wolf Cove Inn! Couples come from all over the country to get married amidst sparkling snow surrounded by a stunning, scenic vista. We offer a variety of Maine elopement and intimate wedding packages – the perfect start to wedding bliss.

Enjoy An Evening Meal

There are also some wonderful dining options in the area with a variety of cuisine options, including: Korean Fusion, steakhouse, Asian Fusion, seafood, French dining, and more. Read about the terrific Maine dining options here.

Couple Showshoeing

Day 2 – A Day For Some Wintertime Adventures

No winter weekend in Maine is complete without enjoying some of the area’s winter wonderland activities. Naturally, many of these activities are subject to the whims of Mother Nature and the snow cover she provides. But conditions generally support these outdoor activities mid-December through March.

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

So many guests tell us how much fun they have with Alex and his dogs at the Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience in Oxford, the next town over. Depending on the snow cover, you’ll either explore Oxford Hills area sledding trails, or you’ll head 45 minutes west to the Bethel area sledding network. Alex offers one-, two-, and three-hour tours. He also offers two- and three-day adventures. On the three-day adventure, you get to mush your own sled on the third day!

Winter Sleigh Ride In Maine

Sleigh Rides and Horseback Riding

Carousel Horse Farm in Casco, which borders our town of Poland to the south, offers horse-drawn sleigh rides and horse back riding in the wintertime. Explore the western Maine woods with some four legged friends. On reasonably clear days, you’ll also catch views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Read more about Carousel Horse Farm.

Snowshoes In Snow Against A Tree


If you bring your own equipment, any of the local Maine hiking trails are excellent options for snowshoeing. You can also head to the Poland Spring Golf Course in nearby Poland, where they groom the golf cart paths. You get some nice views over there. If you need equipment, we suggest heading to: the trails at Oxbow Beer Garden in nearby Oxford, Robert’s Farm Preserve to the west in Norway, or Pineland Farms to the southeast in New Gloucester.

Cross Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Robert’s Farm Preserve and Pineland Farms are your options if you need cross-country ski gear. If you have your own equipment, then you can also head over to the groomed trails at the Poland Spring Golf Course.

Ice Climbing During A Winter Weekend In Maine

Ice Climbing

The folks at Equinox Guiding Service take beginner and intermediate climbers out for ice climbing adventure in Grafton Notch State Park, Camden Hills State Park, and Acadia National Park. They provide all the equipment you need. This is an exhilarating experience!


Enjoy A Hearty Breakfast During Your Winter Weekend In Maine

Departure Day – Head Home With a Smile and Full Tummy

Sadly, a nice long weekend has to end sometime. But, you’re relaxed and rejuvenated now, so it’s good! We’ll send you on your way with a smile, but not before you’ve had another hearty Maine comfort breakfast.

Finally, instead of heading straight home, you can always make a side trip to Portland. Check out our guide to an epic day in Portland Maine.


Enjoy A Spa Bath During Your Winter Weekend In Maine

Your Winter Weekend Home Away from Home in Maine

Wolf Cove Inn specializes in romantic getaways in Maine. We offer eleven guests rooms, many with fireplaces and jetted spa tubs, as well as a beautiful cabin tucked away in the pine grove. Situated on almost two acres on the shore of Tripp Lake in Poland, Maine, we are open year-round with plenty to do in every season.

Wolf Cove Inn has been featured in Conde Nast magazine, The Boston Globe, Redbook, and MSN.


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