You know when you’re cruising 70 MPH down the highway, and without warning a strong wind shoves your car in the next lane, like your weightless?
This was our experience flying to Maine in Northeastern winter winds. Except there was no steering wheel I could control, and we tossed around thousands of feet in the sky looking down on this:
Don’t be fooled. This photo looks serene; the experience was anything but. Funny how on the ground a plane looks large, heavy, untouchable…and how in the air it feels more like a rickety metal death-trap.
It didn’t help that the guy in front us kept cracking jokes about the plane crashing.
I seriously wanted to set his red hair on fire.
Clutching the seat back in front of me with my head hanging between my arms, this is the moment I began to think Maine in February was a bad idea. A very bad idea.
But like a champ, I overcame the trauma of my near-death experience, and Portland, Maine turned out to be a pretty dang good vacation thanks to The Pomegranate Inn—a bed and breakfast that serves up a 2-course gourmet brunch, whimsical decor, and quiet comfort.
The Pomegranate Inn
I always found bed and breakfasts to be privacy-less and a little bit creepy, but The Pomegranate proved me wrong.
This once-a-house-but-now-an-inn has retained the class and charm I’m sure it’s 1884 home owners intended to capture. Your every step echoes in its hollow wood floors, letting you forget—at least for a moment—that it’s the 21st century.
Practically a shrine of contemporary art, The Pomegranate oozes colors, texture, curiosities, and a never-ending supply of wonderfully mismatched odds and ends.
Eclectic and cluttered, but not junkie.
I’ve never loved 4PM as much as I did in Maine. On time every day, hot coffee, fresh chef-made cookies, and a roaring fire promised a safe-haven from sightseeing in 20-degree wind chill.
I could practically hear cow bells ringing me in for snack time.
Finding humility in successful artists is a breath of fresh air.
Room #8: the original master suite of the 19th-century home and the largest of Pomegranate’s eight rooms. It features a gas fireplace and separate sitting room surrounded by extra large windows with second-floor views. Warm, cozy, and by far Pomegranate’s best room for a couple’s getaway.
Dream bathroom. White-washed walls, floors, and fixtures with pops of color in the rug and art.
See that radiator above? That bad boy supports a marble slab that heats high enough to warm your towels while you shower. Divine.
Around The Port and City
Snapshots of Hobson’s Wharf, Kenebunkport, and Portland Headlight. Nothing freezes fingers better than icy winds rolling off the coast. Totally worth the photos.
Wind-chapped and happy. Would we go back? Absolutely. In the summertime.