Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth
"Maine's most eco-conscious seaside resort embraced being "green" long before the trend picked up steam. Stay at Inn by the Sea, and you'll be impressed by how the hotel's every nuance reflects respect and care for its coastal location. As you wander the boardwalk down to Crescent Beach, notice the native landscape, which has been thoughtfully restored to provide habitat for wildlife. Dogs can enjoy the beach, too, from October through March, and they're treated like elite guests year-round. Soothing amenities for humans—including fine dining and ocean-inspired spa treatments—make even wintry days feel like summer vacation."