Thursday, July 29, 2010

Interesting

This is the story of how the innkeepers at the Island Lighthouse Inn on Isle au Haut, Maine (home of the very cool Linda Greenlaw) wound up as innkeepers, and stories about renovating the place, weird guests, etc.

There is another inn currently operating on the island, the Inn at Isle au Haut. Usually when an inn is in such a remote place with 'frontier amenities' (no television, no Internet, no phones in rooms, shared baths, limited electricity, no shopping, almost literally nothing to do but hike or relax) you would expect the rates to be pretty low.
But this place has managed to turn it around into a 'get away from it all' destination ... the least expensive room is $300, with a two-night minimum stay! You're paying premium prices to not have amenities! That's brilliant.

4 Comments:

Blogger Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I'd love to visit that island, although not at the $300 a night place! I'm not surprised that they can get away with such prices though; the wealthy have always been attracted to unique, faraway ventures.

3:15 PM  
Blogger 林聿希林聿希林聿希 said...

外表往往與事實不符,世人卻容易被外表的裝飾所欺騙。.......................................................

10:54 PM  
Blogger 嘉王偉 said...

道歉是人類一定必要的禮節.......................................................

10:54 PM  
Blogger Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

So interesting! And what a beautiful place. I stayed in places (away from everything) in Canada..., the thing is though that there are still people around..., and for the truly "away from it ALL" experience, I think I'd prefer to rent a little cabin out in nowhere land.

1:53 PM  

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