The winter months are a time period when we devote lots of time and energy to updating our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfastand this year has been no exception. Of course, we do lots of little things, like fixing the chipped paint in each and every guest room (the vacuums do such a number on our baseboards!), fixing any loosening wallpaper seams, replacing welcome mats that have seen better days. We move furniture and reorganize until the cows come home. To make sure every sheet and towel lives up to our
high standards, we rigorously examine them, just to ensure that none have escaped our watchful eyes in the laundry. So our days are just jam-packed getting our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast in ship-shape.
We’re all pretty excited about the technological changes happening here, too. Yes, the Maine Stay has definitely kept current, but we just don’t think that’s quite good enough for our guests! So this winter we upgraded our WiFi system, adding bandwidth, relocating our external antenna, and making sure that everyone can access the web from anywhere on the property. That means that this summer you’ll be able to stream video from Netflix or Hulu from a hammock in the backyard and not worry about whether the afternoon breeze is going to disrupt your signal. And as more and more travelers are visiting with iPads, we’ve switched from providing iPod docking stations in the rooms to ones that can accommodate your tablet as well! Plus, we are finally ready to say farewell to the very last tub television at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. While it may seem like a small change, swapping out old fashioned TVs for the flat panel kind in all 17 guest rooms is quite an undertaking. It’s actually meant rewiring the cable and rebuilding walls! Then there are the big projects, our full on renovations and major design projects – stay tuned for this winter’s makeovers. But sometimes a change you think is small turns out to be monumental. For example, last week a new mattress and box spring arrived for Romantic Cottage Suite 3, and instead of reordering a queen, we decided to upgrade to a California King. But what, then, does one do about the bed? So we called upon local craftsperson, Tom Joyal, the owner of Old House Parts, for help expanding the bed. Boy, did he ever do a fabulous job! So now, not only can you enjoy a romantic getaway in a suite with a king bed, double whirlpool tub, and breakfast delivered right to your door, but you’d never know that we “stretched” a queen bed into a king! Stay tuned for pictures of this remarkable change, and more updates from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast as we complete our winter projects and don’t forget to let us know what you think!