Our New Favorite Home Away from Home
I am lucky to have friends who make me feel so special when I stay with them. Victoria in Newport Beach, Beth in Glen Ellen, Pallavi in Sonoma and Emmeline in Lyon are so effortlessly caring and gracious when I visit that I leave feeling like I can't wait to come back. They don't make a fuss, they just have a natural generosity that makes them amazing hosts.
Jordan Shaw and Carolyn Walker also have that gift. When I visit Carolyn's ranch in Sebastopol I leave filled with gratitude, good food, and happy memories. So when Jordan and Carolyn bought an inn in a small village in Maine, I knew it would be something to experience.
Seven Lakes Inn is set to open mid-June, so Andie and I made it our last stop on our east coast road trip so we could help make beds, sweep, and knock out some of the last minute items on Jordan's and Carolyn's punch list.
But we arrived to find the inn spit spot and Jordan's menu planning complete, so we spent most of our time with our feet up, chatting with our friends, sampling home made granola with Maine blueberries, strolling through the village and drinking iced coffee on the deck admiring the view. And I was right. The Seven Lakes Inn is something to experience.
It's set in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, a lovely little village an hour from Portland. The inn is on the shore of Long Pond with beautiful water views and gorgeous sunsets from the deck. It's the perfect spot to get lost for a few days.
The four rooms, each with its own bath, are beautifully appointed with Carolyn and Jordan's special blend of chic vintage furniture, washed linen bedding and cool lighting. And the beds are so comfy.
The common rooms feel like your very stylish best friend's house - impossibly beautiful, yet inviting and comfortable.
Two nights with Jordan and Carolyn and we are full of gratitude, good food and happy memories.