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Hot Clicks: Winner of 200 word essay wins ownership of $900,000 bed and breakfast

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KHQ - Have you ever dreamed of owning a Country Inn and restaurant in New England? Well, here is your chance! Located in southwestern Maine overlooking the White Mountains is The Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant. The winner of a 200 word essay contest will win ownership of this beautiful property, valued at $900,000.

In 1993, Janice Sage won an essay contest, winning the beautiful country inn herself. Now that she is ready to retire, she wants to pass the property on in the same way it was given to her. "I would like to fulfill someone else's dream," she said on her Facebook page. The Inn was built in 1805, the barn in 1795 and the adjacent guest house in 1985. There are 7 guest units, two dining rooms, and a screened-in wrap-around porch overlooking the mountains, all on 12+- acres.

There is a $125 dollar fee to submit an essay. Sage estimates she will receive about 7,500 entries which will more than cover the value of the property.  Essays must be no more than 200 words and answer this question, "Why would I like to own and operate a country inn?" The winner will by selected at the end of May and the only stipulations are that the winner must continue to run the property as a country inn for at least a year. The exterior has to remain white and the shutters and roof can only be black or forest green.

Along with receiving the property to start the dream of a lifetime, the winner will also receive $20,000. Sage estimates that over the 22 years she has ran the bed and breakfast, she has poured about $500,000 into renovations and has worked many long days.

Center Lovell, Maine is an area that attracts guests from around the world for biking, hiking, skiing and all kinds of boating on beautiful Kezar Lake (across the street) and the many other lakes in this “Lake District” of Maine. Visit www.centerlovellinn.com for more details on the Inn and area.

"You can't win if you don't enter. Don't delay, enter today! Good luck."

- Janice Sage (Owner and Innkeeper)

Note: Please refrain from any contact with the owner during the contest as it could make your entry invalid.

Go to this webpage for contest application and rules:

https://wincenterlovellinn.wordpress.com/



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