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Category Archives: About Your B&B

How to Celebrate the Holidays in Maine

November 26, 2018 by Roy Forsberg

From Fa La La to Auld Lang Syne, spending the holidays in Maine is the best way to experience all that is special about the season. And you’ll be singing its praises when you take part in all of the fun, classic holiday activities. Keep on reading to see why you must plan a getaway to Maine this holiday season.

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The Best Wedding Elopement Packages for an Intimate Maine Wedding

July 9, 2018 by Roy Forsberg

Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, now offers an additional Maine Intimate Wedding option to their wedding elopement packages. The Intimate Wedding and Cocktail Reception package, introduced in 2017, provides a great way to bridge the family

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Do You Want To See Maine’s Largest Flea Market?

June 19, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Do you have an itch to buy stuff you don’t need? Of course you do! And what better place to scratch that itch than a flea market?

Out of all the flea markets in Maine, the largest is only five minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn. The Willows Flea Market spans three floors with items from over 200 vendors and artisans. Items range from antiques to collectibles and more. Located in nearby Mechanic Falls, you can easily spend a half to full day there.
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Old phonograph at Willows flea market

Dig Out Those Spike Jones Records!

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Can You See A Moose At Maine Wildlife Park?

May 26, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

It’s funny. So many folks visiting the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, ask “where can I see a moose?” I tell them about “Moose Alley” between Rangeley and Stratton. However, that’s a two-hour drive, though it is one of our favorite day trips in Maine. “Rather than that”, I tell them, “head to Maine Wildlife Park. Moose sighting guaranteed!” Furthermore, it’s only 20 minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn in nearby Gray, Maine. Book your stay at Wolf Cove Inn today to see a moose in Maine
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Do You Want To Enjoy The Beauty Of McLaughlin Garden?

May 15, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Yes you do! McLaughlin Gardens and Homestead are a treasure here in western Maine. Located in nearby South Paris, it is only 13 miles from the Wolf Cove Inn, a romantic B&B in Maine. So if you love beautiful gardens, read on to learn more about the McLaughlin Garden. Better yet, enjoy romantic getaways in Maine at the Wolf Cove Inn and explore the gardens yourself.

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Our Award-Winning Southwest Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe, Sure to Please a Crowd!

May 1, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Here at the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine, we like to think all our gourmet breakfasts are special. However, this savory basted eggs and sweet potato breakfast recipe stands out a bit. This particular dish made it to the “Elite Eight” round of the BedAndBreakfast.com “2017 Best B&B Breakfast Tournament.” We felt pretty good about that given the tournament started with hundreds of delicious recipes. It is certainly a guest and staff favorite here at the Inn. If you’d like to try our sweet potato breakfast recipe first hand on your romantic getaway in Maine, please come and visit.
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe

Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe

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A Guide To 12 Months Of Awesome Weather in Maine

April 22, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

When folks call the Wolf Cove Inn to book their romantic getaway in Maine, what do you think they ask about? Well, quite often they inquire about the weather they should expect when they are here. So we’ve done our homework and put together a little guide about the weather in Maine to help you out!

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Enjoy These Video Highlights Of Authentic Poland Maine

April 2, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

So you are going to visit us at the Wolf Cove Inn here in Poland, Maine? Let’s help you get to know us here in our beautiful corner of the western lakes region of Maine.

The Town of Poland put together a video with some highlights of the area. Afterward, we have some “fun facts” to share about Poland.

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What Does Media Think About Our Wonderful Intimate Weddings?

March 14, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

LA Metro Magazine recently published a feature story about romantic elopements and intimate weddings at the Wolf Cove Inn. Additionally, they interviewed two of our beautiful brides. We hope you will enjoy their story about how we do small weddings in Maine.

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3 Things To Know About Our Wonderful Maine Spa

January 27, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

At the Wolf Cove Inn, we believe guest well being is of paramount importance. From the moment you pull into our parking lot through your final departure, we strive to make your experience as wonderful as possible. In order to help improve your well being, we’ve invested in enhancing the spa experience at the inn. Here are three things to know about your Maine spa experience.

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Are You Hungry? You’ll Be Happy To Have More Dining Options

October 6, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Our guests enjoy the peace and quiet of our beautiful Maine inn. Furthermore, they really enjoy the spectacular sunsets over Tripp Lake during their romantic New England getaways. And we’ve noticed they just don’t want to leave to find their dinner. As such, we’ve decided to expand our dining options for lodging guests of the Wolf Cove Inn.

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A Truly Unforgettable Dining Experience

July 14, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Are you looking for a unique romantic dining experience that even makes Cupid proud? The Wolf Cove Inn in Poland Maine now offers such an experience. Our Ultimate Romance Dinner is gourmet 4-course dining served in our newly christened Boathouse Bistro right on Tripp Lake. If you are in love, add this to your bucket list for, like, soon.

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5 Sites To See On The New Hiking Trails In Maine

June 16, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

My two dogs, Gabby and Ellie-Bellie, set out to explore some new hiking trails here in Poland, Maine. We’ll take a little trip together into the Heart Of Poland and explore 5 sites along the way. And we meet a new friend (or not) along the way. Oh, lest I forget to mention my other dog (Bruschi) – well he’s a grumpy old man pug and decided to stay at home with Sue.

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5 Fun Activities For Your Maine New Year’s Eve Weekend

December 5, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Still trying to figure out what you are doing to ring in the 2018 New Year? Here at the Wolf Cove Inn, we hope to help you decide. We have five fun things going on for your Maine New Year’s Eve weekend.

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Luxury Maine Cabin Rental on Tripp Lake New For 2016

October 29, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

A new luxury Maine cabin rental on Tripp Lake comes on line in the spring of 2016. Here at the Wolf Cove Inn we are thrilled to announce the issuance of a construction permit for a single story, three-room luxury Maine cabin rental unit set among the towering trees in our pine grove. Our Maine bed and breakfast, a Select Registry member, now has twelve rooms available to our guests, as well as new executive team meeting space, for this coming spring and beyond.

Construction of this unique accommodation and business retreat meeting space is underway. In fact, the excavation work is in full swing. The new driveway

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Special Nature Imagery At Its Best

October 7, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Nature Imagery

Pine in Blueberry Field by John Orcutt

The nature imagery of local photographer John Orcutt is celebrated throughout the Wolf Cove Inn. Our guests are delighted by the scenes of “quintessential Maine” captured by John, set on canvas and on display around the Inn.

John’s artistry tells a visual story of the beauty of Maine. You’ll find a variety of portfolios in his collection covering the breadth of landscapes that make Maine truly special. Those portfolios include:

All but one of the above portfolios is represented here at the Wolf Cove Inn. Can you find

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Peace Of Mind Guaranteed For Your Dream Getaway

August 17, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Most everyone wants peace of mind when they book their dream getaway. Here at the Wolf Cove Inn we know there is a way to ensure you have that peace of mind. It’s by choosing a Select Registry member B&B, Inn or Hotel. Select Registry is a world renowned collection of exceptional accommodations for travelers to explore, experience and rest their weary head for the night.

Peace of Mind and Exceptional Quality- The Select Registry Way

Peace of MindAt the Wolf Cove Inn, we don’t like to worry. We especially don’t like to worry about our travel accommodations. And we don’t want travelers who have chosen us to worry either. We want peace of mind, an assurance of quality, outstanding hospitality and

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Arts Around Central Maine

July 18, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

When travelers think of Maine, they think lobster, the great outdoors, beautiful lakefront settings, the rugged Maine coastline and the majestic mountains of western Maine. Yes, all are quintessential Maine. Not to be outdone are the still and performance arts around central Maine.

Within the central lakes region there are many options for those who want to spend their days in the great outdoors, but later enjoy unique expressions of the arts around central Maine. I focus on a few venues below

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Eagles and Loons, Oh My!

May 9, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Snow shovel away – check. Winter jacket stowed and sandals out – check. Glaciers on our lawn melted – check. Sand cleaned from parking lot – check. Ice out on the Tripp Lake in Poland Maine – check.

However, the clearest sign that winter is over and spring is here for good is that the special residents of Tripp Lake have declared it so by their return. The eagles and loons are back! These beautiful birds are a sight to behold. And one beautiful eagle decided he was happy to be back and put on a show last week.

Eagles on Tripp Lake in Poland Maine

Once on both the US and Maine endangered species list, bald eagles have been making a comeback. Fortunately they are no longer on that list. I caught a glimpse of a two year old juvenile last week and raced for the camera, a Nikon D5200 with my new (this Christmas) AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm telephoto lens. What a spectacular bird! I hope you enjoy this slideshow as much as Sue and I do.

Not to be outdone, the adult bald eagle

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

April 30, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Wolf Cove Inn Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In celebration with Earth Week 2015, we are excited to tell you about the installation of two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the Wolf Cove Inn. We’ve partnered with Tesla Motors and Select Registry to provide our guests on-site access to a Tesla Destination Charger and a standard electric vehicle charging station. The two chargers were installed on April 29th and look lovely beside the daffodils! We are very please to offer these new amenities for our guests.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Align With Wolf Cove Inn Eco-Friendly Operations

At the Wolf Cove Inn we are committed to being friendly to Mother Earth. Like the Earth, we can trace our roots to star dust. So in a way we and Mother Earth are cousins and therefore family. We treat our family with respect. Adding electric vehicle charging stations was a natural fit among a long list of eco-friendly improvements we’ve made in the past year. Improvements include:

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Poland Business Award for 2014

April 26, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

We are pleased to announce that Wolf Cove Inn is the winner of the 2014 Poland Business Award as presented by the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce! Sue and I are honored and humbled to receive this recognition. The award was announced before a crowd of over 400 area business leaders at the Chamber banquet in January. Chip and the folks at the Chamber commissioned this video to announce the award.

Poland Business Award

Poland Business Award

Poland Food Bank

The criteria for the Poland Business Award are:

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Select Registry Acceptance and Rewards Loyalty Program

March 2, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

I’d like to tell you some exciting news about our acceptance into Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America, the new Rewards Loyalty Program available to our guests as a result of membership in Select Registry, and share our press release announcing this distinction.

Select Registry Rewards Loyalty Program

As our guest, you earn* Rewards Loyalty points when staying at the Wolf Cove Inn. For each paid night you stay** with us (or any Select Registry establishment) you earn one point. Earn twelve points over a two year period and you receive a $100 gift certificate that is valid for two years at any Select Registry establishment. This is a great program that we hope you will enjoy.

*upon registration with Select Registry and subsequent logging of your stay

**some restrictions apply – please call for more details

The Story Behind Our Acceptance

We had quite the special event happen during Valentines weekend. Unbeknownst to us the Select Registry quality inspector checked in and secretly

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B&B Marketer Of The Year Award

January 2, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

All of us at the Wolf Cove Inn are proud to announce that our Chief Marketing Officer, Roy Forsberg, has been selected as the winner of the BedandBreakfast.com B&B Marketer of the Year award.  The “B&B Marketer of the Year Award” recognizes bed and breakfast owners who excel at developing and implementing successful marketing programs for their businesses.

Marketing the New Wolf Cove Inn

As followers of the Inn know, 2014 and 2015 were years of major transition for the Wolf Cove Inn.  As the new owners we determined it was important to improve the guest experience, so during the first five months of our ownership we completely renovated the Inn (for a refresher, check out some “before and after” photos).  We were really happy with the result and we needed to tell the world about it!

Back when we were engineers,

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Wolf Cove Inn Awarded “2014 Top 10 Hidden Escapes”

December 9, 2014 by Roy Forsberg

The Wolf Cove Inn awarded “2014 Top 10 Hidden Escapes” by BedandBreakfast.com.  We are thrilled to have been selected for this recognition.

Our “2014 Top 10 Hidden Escapes” Press Release Extract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 8th, 2014
WOLF COVE INN CHOSEN AS TOP 10 HIDDEN ESCAPES BY BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM

Poland Springs, Maine, December 8th, 2014 — Wolf Cove Inn in Poland Springs, Maine has been selected as a Top 10 Hidden Escape by BedandBreakfast.com®. Wolf Cove Inn is recognized as a top inn around the world providing the best travel experience in this category. Wolf Cove Inn is also a member of BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns.

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Ribbon Cutting, Opening Weekend, TV Filming and More

May 24, 2014 by Roy Forsberg

It’s been a mad dash to and across the finish line, but we made it.  The Wolf Cove Inn is open for business (Book Now!)

Quite a bit has happened since I last mused here.  Let me catch you up.

On the 10th of May we held an open house for the Tripp Lake Association.  We met many wonderful new neighbors who were the first folks to see the new Wolf Cove Inn.  Unfortunately they were greeted by water somewhere between dripping and running from the second floor into the hallway off of the foyer.  Yikes, what a mess.  We eventually discovered that when trim went back up for the new fire door on the second floor, a nail gun pushed one of those suckers right through the cold water pipe to Rangeley Lake.  Walls and ceilings came down on Monday, only a few days before we reopened!  Thanks to John and Mike we were back in business quickly.

Then the big day arrived.  Opening day consisted of a ribbon cutting followed by our first guests arriving.  The ribbon cutting was a big success with over 60 in attendance from the Town of Poland and the three area Chambers of Commerce – Androscoggin County, Sebago Lakes Region and Oxford Hills.

Open For Business!

Open For Business!

Our first guests were a lovely group of ladies we affectionately refer to as the spinners.  They are a group who come to the Inn twice a year in the spring and fall with their yarn spinning wheels.  They spend the weekend spinning yarn, telling tales, and having lots of laughs.  We really enjoyed meeting them and look forward to their return in November.

The Spinners!

The Spinners!

Matt filming David's closing remarks.

Matt filming David’s closing remarks.

WGME Channel 13 is on site!

WGME Channel 13 is on site!

 

After opening weekend, things briefly quieted down until we had to get ready for the WGME Channel 13 (out of Portland) filming for our segment of Road Trippin that will air during the Daybreak morning show on June 5th (be there or be square)! David Eid was here with his cameraman Matt for a few hours interviewing us and shooting film for the show.

Amidst all that action we managed to find time to get our restaurant license (yes a full restaurant license!), lodging license, occupancy permit and just two days ago our liquor license. And somehow we made it to the Poland Food Bank. You know all those new linens and bedding I told you about and that you see in the pictures?  They displaced all the linens, comforters and blankets that were on the beds at the Inn and most were still in fine shape.  The great folks at the Poland Food Bank will find a good home for all that stuff.

After reading this, I just know you want to Book Now!

Lots of good stuff for the good folks at the Poland Food Bank.

Lots of good stuff for the good folks at the Poland Food Bank.

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