Spend "A Night At The Museum" in Wiscasset!

Spend "A Night at the Museum" in Wiscasset!

"A Night at the Museum" is a trilogy of fantasy-comedy movies beginning in 2006 and that struck a chord with the movie-going public. The original cast included the late Robin Williams and Ben Stiller, to name a few.

The concept behind the movie is intriguing; staying overnight at the American Museum of Natural History and in that tale the fantasy begins. But the reason the movie is so captivating is that museums are about history and real-life articles from history. When I recently visited a Titanic Museum I sat and stared at several real-life artifacts from that exhibit and like so many around me closed my eyes and tried to imagine that I was standing within inches of history!

The historic Nickels Sortwell house (once a mansion and a hotel) is doing something that not many museums do by allowing guests to stay overnight, in a designated area of the house. For a limited time, it's being offered as a vacation rental through Cottage Connections of Maine (one of the oldest and most respected vacation rental companies in mid-coast Maine – 25 years in business).

I'd recommend that during the day you take the guided tour of this landmark (built in 1807). The museum is filled with furniture, pictures, books, and pieces dating back to the early 1800's and 1900's. Did you know that the cost of wood was so high back in those days that servants were instructed, in the event of a fire, to take apart and remove the furniture first! You will also see the original fire buckets on the walls that would be passed by a brigade line to battle flames.

Wiscasset was a busy port back in the day and Captain Nickels built this Manson to be where the action was and oversee his many ships. In the mid-1800's the building was purchased and turned into a hotel for over a quarter century and then it was purchased by the Sortwell family who called it home.

After taking the tour, hearing the history and exploring the town you will retire and close your eyes and no doubt imagine that you are spending a special night in a place preserved and celebrated because of its place in history. Like the movie, and as I did when I stayed there, you will begin your own journey into all the things that occurred in this magnificent place and think "if these walls had ears"!

My name is Richard Evans and I work with Cottage Connection. Growing up in another historical place on Long Island, New York named Oyster Bay I befriended a young lad when I was in 3rd grade, whose father was the caretaker of Sagamore Hill in New York (the home of Teddy Roosevelt) and we played after hours there and even had a sleep in! As a 3rd grader, it was lost on me then. But it is something that 50 years later I still think about today.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by! It isn't often that you have the opportunity to "Spend a Night at the Museum". Go to https://www.CottageConnection.com and at the prompt labeled "Looking for a specific home" scroll down and find Historic Nickels-Sortwell House. Here's a shortcut link: https://bit.ly/2AWt5s6 or call at 207-633-6545.

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Why Professional, Locally Managed Vacation Rental Companies Should Be Considered First

Out of all the worries that come with planning a vacation, choice of accommodation probably tops the list. This may be  especially true if you are traveling to a new or unfamiliar destination. With so many different accommodation options  offered worldwide, one may ask, “why choose a vacation home that is managed by a locally based professional company?”  Let’s take a moment to dig a bit deeper into #RealMaineVacation and why local VR management companies are now  stepping out into the spotlight- eager to distinguish themselves from all others types of lodging.

 A locally owned, professional vacation rental management company, such as Cottage Connection of Maine, Inc, provides you with a chance to relax and reconnect with family and friends in a safe, clean home that has the space and means to cook your own meals, entertain others and even sleep-in, if you choose. No need to leave so housekeeping can clean your room. Simply put, when you rent a VR property from a local company, it’s your vacation on your schedule AND MUCH MORE. ...you have a new friend; one that lives in your chosen destination and cares about your time there. 

Consider a locally owned vacation rental company in your destination of choice and preferably choose one that has been around for a while. Local companies in Maine are staffed by real people who live, work and play year-round in the area you are visiting. They are friendly and professional and EAGER TO HELP YOU.  In a day and age where technology is often used under the guise of convenience, #RealMaineVacation companies pride themselves on maintaining a -real- human experience from the first point of contact until the end of your stay. Local companies connect guests with the appropriate information they need and THE IMPARTIAL and TRUTHFUL insights they want. THEY not only manage properties and take reservations they help maximize your experience and time constraints.  Working with the local Chambers of Commerce, THEY are also representatives of their respective regions- offering recommendations for things to do, places to eat, and directing guests to local activities, historical sites and so much more. Local staff can provide third-party verification that the property does indeed exist and is as portrayed on their website or in their catalog.  These companies are the backbone of #RealMaineVacation.

Vacation Rental property choices in Maine include cottages on the ocean or on lakes, or in the woods, condos, apartments, seasonal holiday homes, luxury year-round homes and more, depending upon your budget and location of choice. Also, you can choose such accommodation based on your individual needs - accessibility, connectivity, transportation, location, amenities, etc. Features such as a private dock & float and permission to bring your pets may also prove handy in making the right choice.

Remember, vacations are special, so why not opt for something that can offer you a perfect balance between relaxation, adventure and education? Get ready to immerse yourself in a “real Maine” experience like never before by choosing help from a local Maine company. After all, they are part of a Maine tradition.  #RealMaineVacation

For More Information contact:  [email protected] or Audrey Miller or Melba Gunnison at Cottage Connection of Maine, Inc.  800-823-9501