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Snowstorm Juno Visits Kennebunkport

Although the snowfall seem to be winding down here in Kennebunkport, the winds are still howling and we have lots of shoveling ahead of us.  But we are looking forward to waking up to some beautiful sunny skies in this winter wonderland!  While a superstorm like this one has major implications for travel throughout the nation (although our local plow drivers are doing an amazing job!), it sure does set the stage for a perfect month of romance in town.  “Paint the… Read More

Superbowl Sunday in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that Superbowl Sunday is just a week away, and after the “Deflategate” scandal, even the non football fans are surely going to be tuning in from Kennebunkport.  While I am definitely not a regular sports watcher, this broadcast tops my “must-see” list for next weekend, and there’s no better place (aside from the stadium, perhaps) to watch than one of the great pubs around Kennebunkport Maine.  Now since the commercials are my favorite part of the Superbowl, and I… Read More

Winter Activities to Enjoy in Kennebunkport Maine

The new year and heart of winter is here, and with it some chilly weather perfect for enjoying winter activities in the Kennebunkport Maine area during your getaway. Now, the first thing that comes to mind in terms of winter sports is usually skiing, and mountains are not something that Southern Maine is really known for.  But the truth is that not everyone loves to strap on the ski boots and hit the slopes, and sometimes what you really are thinking of… Read More

New Year’s Day at the Maine Stay!

After a fun and relaxing evening at the Maine Stay Inn, full of excellent food, wonderful company, and, of course, watching the infamous ball drop in Times Square, New Year’s Eve gave way to a stunning New Year’s Day in Kennebunkport!  The morning broke with beautifully blue skies, but fortunately only the birds had to be awake for it, because brunch was on the menu instead! This year we dished up a delicious three-course brunch to ring in the new year.  First… Read More

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Kennebunkport

The Christmas holiday gave all of us at the Maine Stay a chance to enjoy some relaxation time with family, and we’re all recharged and ready to start preparing to ring in the new year in Kennebunkport.  While some people choose to enjoy dinners out, many visitors choose to forgo a restaurant dinner and enjoy the festivities right inside the Maine Stay Inn with our annual New Year’s Eve party.  We started this annual tradition years ago in a low key gathering for staff, local friends, and… Read More

Merry Christmas From Kennebunkport Maine!

Now that the presents have been opened and the wrapping paper put away, our family here in Kennebunkport Maine is sending thoughts of peace, love, and goodwill to friends, family, and visitors near and far.  We certainly wish everyone a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to sending wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.  Whether you are a Christmas celebrator or not, we hope that you were able to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing December 24 and 25.  Mother Nature… Read More

Ringing In the New Year in Kennebunkport!

Every year the holiday season brings lots of fun and merriment to Kennebunkport and the Maine Stay.  A Thanksgiving feast leads into two weeks of Christmas Prelude, followed on its heels with actual Christmas and, of course, our New Year’s Eve party!  Thank goodness I don’t believe that calories exist in the state of Maine (you know… “Maine – the way life should be”), because we sure do a lot of cooking and eating around the Maine Stay Inn at this time of year.… Read More

Christmas Prelude Lights Up Kennebunkport

It’s hard to believe that the closing weekend of Christmas is already upon us, but tonight’s tree lighting and fireworks display started the festivities off with a bang – literally! Now in its 33rd year, Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude has grown to span a whole 12 days. 12 days of Christmas festivities?  Yes, please! Today’s activities included the lighting of the Dock Square Christmas tree, accompanied with musical performances, art and shopping opportunities, and winter trolley rides.  And after the lighting, crowds of… Read More

Christmas Prelude Is Here!

The holiday season comes alive each year with Kennebunkport, Maine‘s Christmas Prelude, and the town is now aglow with millions of glittering lights. The Dock Square tree is lit with its signature lobster topper, and the lobster trap tree in Cape Porpoise is looking especially beautiful.  Christmas garlands line the downtown area and historic district, and historic homes (including our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast) are sparkling with their own Christmas lights. Today dawned with a multitude of craft fairs, shopping extravaganzas, art shows, and… Read More

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is Almost Here!

It’s hard to believe that Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is just days away now, but with the Thanksgiving turkeys put away and the leftovers nearly polished off, Prelude really is just around the corner!  After a sizable snow shower on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Black Friday dusting, the Dock Square Christmas tree is looking especially festive, and is just begging for Friday’s tree lighting. Bouys decorate the Dock Square tree for Christmas Prelude Now in its 32nd year, Christmas Prelude has earned Kennebunkport… Read More

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