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Winter in Boothbay Harbor + New Restaurant Review

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Well . . . Here it is, the end of January already.

Winter at the Welch House Inn

You’re probably wondering what we do for fun during the winter. To be honest, it is pretty sleepy here from Christmas to Easter, but we manage to amuse ourselves.

We go out to friend’s houses alot and have dinner parties. We also have friends over for dinner parties. We eat out. Alot. Maybe too much. We go to McSeagulls, and Jordon’s and the Thistle Inn. They’re all open. But we really wanted to try something new and out-of-town, so we went to Brunswick and ate at Trattoria Athena, a brand-new Greek/Italian restaurant. Absolutely fabulous! Here’s my review I wrote for Trip Advisor:

“Brunswick, Maine is fast getting a reputation for having exceptional restaurants and Trattoria Athena is an example of this excellence. No pretense here, despite the incredible wine list of both Greek and Italian choices. Small and intimate, with specials hand-written on a chalkboard and a menu comprised of very thoughtful and wonderfully executed Greek and Italian entrees, Trattoria Athena can seat 30 or so. No pizza, no meatballs. Appetizers include traditionals like Tzatziki, Dolmathes and very clever Bruschette, but also Arancini, fried risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella. Entrees include Arni Yiouvesti (lamb shank) Katsikaki (local goat) and Anatra all’Arancia e Mandorle (wine-braised local duck), amongst others. Fantastic!

The food was superb (and reasonable), the staff exceptional and I loved the tin-ceiling ambiance. Trattoria Athena goes on my list of “must visit again” restaurants in Brunswick.” Click Here to download a copy of their current menu.

Don’t forget! Remember to book your stay at the Welch House before 3/31/11 to take advantage of our 3 – 4 – 2 Special –

We’re guessing you could really use a getaway this year – something to look forward to. But just because times are tough doesn’t mean a vacation is out of the question. You want to get away, and we want you to come here. Sounds like a perfect fit!

Book three nights before 3/31/2011 at the usual price and receive the third night free!

Any room. Any night. High or Low Season.

If you were already planning to visit us and haven’t booked a room yet, now’s the time! If you hadn’t planned a trip to Boothbay Harbor, take a look at the rest of the website to see all the region has to offer!

Gourmet breakfast included each morning for both guests.

To book your reservation and take advantage of this offer, call 1-800-279-7313, or book online, and try out our easy-to-use reservation program.

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