For some reason, newbies to B&Bs have lots of questions and anxieties about checking in to a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast, so it seemed appropriate to talk about what you can expect during the check in process. I guess the first thing to mention is that there is a front desk. Now it may seem silly, but last week while I was trimming the bushes (and literally standing in the shrubbery, goggles on, and electric trimmer in hand), an unsure couple yelled their last name and wanted to check in. While I am a bit of a multi-tasker, I generally don’t try to do landscaping and man the front desk at the same time, so I shook off the clippings and showed them inside, where someone was happy to welcome them and introduce them to Kennebunkport. It is true that the front desk doesn’t really look like what you find at a hotel, but we do have one. And just like at a hotel, the front desk at a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is where you’ll get your key and go for questions. The similarities stop there! Usually, whoever is waiting to check you in will provide you with information about the inn and answer any questions you might have about the property. We’ll find out about when you’d like to enjoy breakfast, and, of course, if you have any special dietary needs. Now, since we serve freshly baked cookies and beverages in the afternoons, we’ll usually offer you a little pick-me-up and get you acquainted with the area – places to eat, things to do, and ways to make your vacation extra special! Unlike a big hotel, the person that greeted you at check in is your personal concierge during your stay. They’ll show you to your room and help you with your bags (no tipping the bellhop, here!), but not to worry, you’re not going to have to endure a tour of the premise or hear a history of the building. Sometimes, though, folks just want to grab a map and head to their rooms, and that is totally fine with us! We want to make sure that you have the information you need to start your vacation off on the right foot, but if just putting your feet up and relaxing is what the doctor ordered, that is what we want for you too! If you want a customized and personal greeting, that’s what you’ll get. If you want the bare bones instead, that’s what you’ll get. So what you experience when checking in to a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is totally up to you!