Save the planet on your getaway to New England. Environmentally-friendly lodgings offer both luxury and sustainability. Whether it’s a countryside bed & breakfast with solar panels, a hotel that offers wind energy, or a minimum-impact resort, these energy-efficient New England lodgings offer their guests comfort and accommodations while helping to promote green energy sources. Book your green dream vacation online now.
Caring about the environment comes naturally to this coastal family resort
A commitment to being a good steward of Maine’s precious coastal environmental comes naturally to The Nonantum Resort, which has been given gold status by Tripadvisor as one of its “Green Leaders.” The celebrated family resort on the Kennebunk River is a leader in green practices from recycling its plastic to providing electric car charging stations to growing all-organic vegetables and herbs on its property. The resort also has a green housekeeping initiative, crediting guests for every day they decline housekeeping services. Certified by Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection as an environmental leader, the resort also has water conservation programs, uses environmentally preferable cleaners and has plantings that help to sustain bees and monarch butterflies. The resort does not take its beautiful location for granted.
269 Main StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-5226Toll-Free: 888-766-2529
Convenient, classic hotel in Bar Harbor offers charging stations for electric vehicles
The Bar Harbor Grand, in the delightful coastal town of Bar Harbor, wants you to get charged up about your Maine vacation. And to help, they offer three options for electric-vehicle charging: 50 and 30 AMP RV style stations and one 20 AMP household style station. But you won’t need your car to explore Bar Harbor, since the hotel is in-town, close to shops, restaurants, galleries and other attractions. Access to Acadia National Park is also close by, for those seeking that magnificent park’s breathtaking views along hiking and biking trails. The Grand’s 71 rooms are spacious, each with a refrigerator, high-end bedding and free wifi. Other amenities include a heated pool, complete fitness center, grab-and-go continental breakfasts and a welcoming front porch.
Recycling, energy efficiency, ecology programs hallmarks of this resort, a designated Green Hotel
The Lake Morey Resort is proud of its designation as a Green Hotel by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. Guests at this welcoming resort by the lake in the Vermont hills can be proud, too, that they are staying at a property that has a strong environmental policy with an aim to creating a cleaner future for all. Specifically, that includes resortwide recycling, composting, LED and CFL lighting in 90 percent of the buildings, Earth-friendly cleaning products, a towel re-use program and an activities program for guests with a focus on green projects and the local ecology. A solar power station helps the resort offset its energy use.
It’s not surprising that, at a resort set in the mountains of New Hampshire, concern about the environment would be built into its operations. At the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, sustainability initiatives include an integrated recycling program, a towel and linen reuse program, a composting system in the herb and vegetable garden, energy-saving lighting and heat-saving insulation Most remarkably, 100 percent of the resort’s electricity use is provided through renewable wind energy in the form of an on-site turbine and purchasing renewable energy certificates. That means when you stay in one of the luxury resort’s rooms or suites and look out over the majestic mountains, you’ll know you are staying at a place that shares your vision of a green future.