Happy Holidays from Back Bay Cottage!

I wish you a very happy holiday season and a special thanks to those who stayed at Back Bay Cottage in 2016, and those who are visiting in 2017! Please keep in mind that I also rent my apartment in Paris, in the historic and central Marais district. I am offering a 10% discount for any Back Bay Cottage […]

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Boothbay Festival of Lights

A couple of days ago, I posted something on the Gardens Aglow at the Botanical Gardens. The Smiling Cow and Gimbel’s I wanted to also share some photos from the Festival of Lights in town. Admiral’s Quarters Inn Of course, one of the highlights of the holiday festivities in Boothbay is the boat parade. I […]


Last Chance for Gardens Aglow!

The Gardens Aglow display at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is even more spectacular than ever this year, with 360,000 bulbs, food trucks, s’mores and more! And there is also limited availability still to rent Back Bay Cottage while the festivities are going: December 18-23, which would allow you to visit the gardens on Sunday, […]


Old Photos of Granary Way

Do you recognize this scene? This is an old photograph, from circa 1930, of Granary Way. The building in the center of the photo is the green “Chowder House” building. Just behind it, there is where Back Bay Cottage sits now. Thanks to the Boothbay Railway Village for displaying these and many other historical photos!  

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Boothbay Railway Village & Beer Festival

This summer, I finally made it to the Boothbay Railway Village! I was lured over by the Rails, Tails & Ales Festival where we were able to sample 10 different local beers as we explored the railway grounds and buildings. There were also 60+ antique cars on show. The centerpiece of the Railway Village is the narrow […]


Fifth Annual Claw Down

In September, I attended the Fifth Annual Claw Down at the Ocean Point Marina in East Boothbay. It was my second Claw Down. It was a great opportunity to try the best and most creative lobster dishes local chefs can come up with, as well as to enjoy a festive evening with friends. Tickets ($65 each) […]

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Congrats to Two Salty Dogs!

Our friends and neighbors at Two Salty Dogs have won the title of best pet store in Maine once again! It’s a great little shop for picking up a Maine souvenir for your favorite furry friend. But don’t take my word for it. Ask my friends and frequent Two Salty Dogs shoppers: That was a […]


A Couple of Little Upgrades

Earlier this month on a visit to Boothbay, I made a couple of little upgrades that I hope will benefit future guests! I bought a bluetooth speaker for the den. It’s a Harman Kardon speaker with great sound. For those who like their CDs, you can still play them on the Blueray/DVD machine in the living room. I […]

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Experience The Lost Kitchen

Last month, I had the wonderful experience of dining at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine. Despite being in the middle of absolutely nowhere (as confirmed by the owner), The Lost Kitchen has become widely known as Maine’s top restaurant. Dining at The Lost Kitchen is not just a meal, it’s a full experience. The restaurant […]


Paddle Boarding at Tidal Transit!

Many of you have tried kayaking next door at Tidal Transit. There’s really no better way to explore the harbor and the coves farther afield. Last fall, I kayaked out the east side of the harbor, then crossed over to the east side of the harbor at Tumbler Island. I stopped off at the small […]