The state of Maine is a picturesque land with a 3500-mile coastline, 6000 lakes and ponds and 17 million acres of forests and mountains. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists.
In Maine, many tourists stay in bed and breakfast (B & B) inns. These inns are located in many cities. Several of the B & B lodgings are actual homes where owners rent extra rooms with private baths. They often provide homemade meals. The accommodations range from single rooms, suites or cottages. Some are 18th and 19th century mansions with an aura of history about them. The ambiance is totally different from that of a hotel; perfect for business people or for those who like to get some work done while on holiday. Amenities like fax machines and internet services are available at many of these lodgings.
Accommodations can be on a daily, weekly or longer stay. The rates vary according to type and location. Tariff could be different for weekdays and weekends, and between high season (July-August) and quiet season. Discounts are available for longer stays, off-season. Special occasion packages are usually available. Be sure to look over the options before making a reservation.
Check on information like how far the inn is from the city center and places that you want to visit. Are children allowed, and is there a nominal extra charge per child? Certain types of pets are permitted at several facilities either free, or for a charge. Make sure of the house rules like breakfast times (Eastern Standard Time Zone), late night entry, smoking and whether or not credit cards are accepted. Liquor may be available in house or you may have to carry your own stock.
The hosts want you to be comfortable, so always be frank and polite with them.