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Inn by the Sea

Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.

A guest room at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine


Cape Elizabeth
Inn by the Sea

When it comes to nurturing the environment, this charming beach hotel is proof that great things come in small packages. With just 61 guest rooms, suites and cottages, this beachfront inn is all about preserving Planet Earth. The chef at the house restaurant, Sea Glass, works with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to provide sustainable seafood on the menu, while the walls at the LEED-certified spa have been constructed from recycled sheet rock. Cleaning products are Green Seal-approved, amenities come in recycled packaging, the pool is heated with solar panels and the inn itself is heated with biofuel. As for the inn's immediate environs, the property is certified by the National Wildlife Federation for creating a habitat for local wildlife; to this end, it has partnered with the Maine Department of Conservation to restore the natural habitat of the endangered North American cottontail.

For a vacation that is good for the enviroment, visit Inn by the Sea's official website

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