CENTER LOVELL — A Virgin Islands couple will be trading the Caribbean breezes of St. John for the rigors of Maine’s four seasons after winning a “Win an Inn” essay contest.

Prince and Rose Adams, both 45 and originally from New York City, entered the contest organized by Janice Sage. The retiring owner of the Center Lovell Inn had won the restaurant and hostelry in a similar writing contest 22 years ago.

The Adamses were notified last week that they had been picked by a local panel of judges assembled by Sage, The Boston Globe reported.

They are closing their restaurant in St. John and expect to be open for business in Center Lovell by July 10.