It happens to all of us. You have one or two of those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. You think and think of something to give Aunt Mabel or your mother-in-law, and you’re coming up empty. Historic Inns of Rockland are here to rescue your Christmas conundrum. Read on for a trifecta of ideas that we’re sure will bring a smile to anyone on your holiday list. This holiday season, shop local and unique with Historic Inns of Rockland.
The gift of pie
Here’s an idea we’re sure will be an original. How about giving all the foodies on your list tickets to the 10th Annual Pies on Parade Tour being held January 26, 2014. Tour goers will enjoy tasting pies from 25+ businesses throughout Rockland. This is not your average pie-in-the-sky event. Move aside Mom’s apple pie, Rockland’s inns and restaurants will serve up everything from Shepherds Pie and a number of gourmet Pizza Pies to sweet and savory Italian Galettes, seafood pies, Whoopie Pies and the signature Key LimeRock Pie at the LimeRock Inn. Of course, for those who still love the age-old favorites; look for Apple, Raspberry and Blueberry pie along with savory egg pies at the Berry Manor Inn and a newly developed Cranberry Apple Pie and a delicious crab quiche at the Granite Inn. Captain Lindsey House Inn will serve their signature Cornish Meat Pasties too. Best of all, when you give the gift of a Pie Tour ticket you help hungry families in Midcoast, Maine. Every single cent of the proceeds from tickets sales for Pies on Parade goes to the Area Interfaith Outreach Center Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance Program. Thus, you not only feed Aunt Mabel with your Pie Tour gift, you also help feed a hungry family too. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for Pies on Parade go on sale the day after Thanksgiving. Reserve your tickets by calling 877-ROC-INNS (877-762-4667).
The gift of inn-cooking
We’re willing to bet there’s not a single person on your list who doesn’t love to eat. This holiday season, give the gift of indulgence with Historic Inns of Rockland’s cookbook, INN-DULGENCES, Recipes from the Historic Inns of Rockland. You’ll find a fabulous collection of original recipes from the four inns including breakfast, baked goods and pie recipes. And since breakfast is half their name, these bed and breakfasts have a wonderful collection of signature recipes you and those on your list will enjoy trying at home. Purchase INN-DULGENCES directly from any of the four Historic Inns of Rockland for $15.00. Ask nicely and your favorite innkeeper will be happy to sign it too. Add this to Pies on Parade tickets, and you’ve got a great combo gift for pie-lovers.
The gift of getaway
Not sure what to give your mother-in-law for the holidays? Why not send her far away? Chances are she’s got everything she needs in the world but an excuse to relax. Give a gift certificate to Granite Inn, LimeRock Inn, Captain Lindsey House or Berry Manor Inn and you’ve given her the perfect reason to get away and relax throughout the year. Each of the four Historic Inns of Rockland have their own gift certificates which can be offered in any denomination you choose. Gift certificates don’t expire, making them the perfect “one size fits all” gift. A gift certificate to any of the four Historic Inns of Rockland will top the list for your mother-in-law’s favorite gifts, we’re pretty sure!
This holiday season, you need only turn to Historic Inns of Rockland for creative and unique holiday gifts from the Penobscot Bay region. Visit www.HistoricInnsofRockland.com for complete descriptions and contact information for each inn.