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Fall Foliage is Coming to the Maine Coast!

We may not be seeing any signs of the changing of the leaves just yet, but fall foliage season is surely on its way to the Maine Coast! And while some may think that Vermont is the place to enjoy the colors, there is nothing better than seeing the trees come alive while drinking in views of the ocean and some fresh salt air. So that means it is time to plan your  foliage tour! But to take advantage of the various… Read More

Visiting The Maine Coast in September

It’s hard to believe that the end of August is here and Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching, but fortunately September is a fabulous month in Kennebunkport Maine! Honestly, September is really the forgotten month of summer on the Maine Coast. This month brings with it cooler evenings – perfect for a cardigan or sweatshirt during your post-dinner stroll – but the days are almost identical to those during August. So don’t put your swimsuit away just yet, because there is plenty of… Read More

Things To Do This Week in Southern Maine

There are always lots of great things to do in Southern Maine, and this week is no exception! With some incredible weather in store, the beaches are sure to be a big draw for visitors and locals alike in Kennebunkport Maine, but for folks looking to entertain themselves away from the sandy shores, there’s lots going on. Tomorrow, August 19, escaping the heat is easy with a free concern by Gary Wittner in Kennebunk at the Atria or an evening of poetry… Read More

Explore The Maine Coast By Trolley

One of the best ways to explore Kennebunkport and the nearby Maine coast is by way of an old fashioned trolley car. Running daily from 10 am until 3 pm (or 4 in the summer months), the In Town Trolley is a feature in Kennebunkport that you can’t miss – and you shouldn’t! Over the course of the 45 minute narrated tour, you will learn about the history of town and attractions in the area, all from the comfort of a stunning… Read More

5 Best Places to Eat Lobster in Southern Maine

I don’t think there’s a single restaurant in Southern Maine that doesn’t serve lobster in some form, but there are a few restaurants that make my list of 5 Best Places to Eat Lobster. Now, I am a little bit partial to Kennebunkport, but there are some truly notable locations to enjoy lobster dinners, but certainly not all of my top 5 are located in town! In an effort to be totally honest, though, this is Maine after all. Lobster is going to be… Read More

Summer Stock Theater on the Maine Coast

After a day of exploring Kennebunkport and the Southern Maine coast in the sunshine, a relaxing night at the theater can sound like the perfect way to unwind. Fortunately there are lots of excellent opportunities for enjoying high quality summer stock theater nearby! Whether you want to see a live musical, traditional Shakespeare, or a feature film, you won’t have to venture far from the Maine Stay Inn to enjoy the production of your choice. For the second year, MaineStage Shakespeare is bringing open air Shakespeare performances to the Kennebunkport… Read More

Breakfast at Our Maine Bed and Breakfast

One of the things that people ask often about our Maine bed and breakfast is “What is for breakfast?” And that is something really tough to answer, because breakfast at the Maine Stay Inn varies from day to day. No matter what is on the menu, you can be sure that we will serve  up hearty and nutritious morning meals with enough variety for all palates. The morning menu changes every day, but for the most part we alternate between sweet and savory entrees. But… Read More

Ports Of Italy Restaurant Comes to Kennebunkport

The Kennebunkport/Kennebunk border saw a monumental change to the landscape during the first months of 2015, culminating in the arrival of Ports of Italy Restaurant. The long-standing Bartley’s Restaurant closed its doors and was demolished – and in its wake a large clapboard building rose up just before the bridge to Kennebunkport Maine. It looked out of place during initial construction, but once complete, Ports of Italy fits the bill as a Maine cottage style building, and its large front windows allow… Read More

A Sunset Picnic on the Maine Coast

The Maine Coast is especially beautiful, and the beaches of Kennebunkport are no exception, so one of the best ways to enjoy them this summer is to pack a delicious meal for a sunset picnic on the beach! For that very reason, I often recommend it as an evening activity to folks visiting the area. But many come up with this idea on their own and request location suggestions or places to pick up tasty treats. Although there are lots of great… Read More

Top 7 Best Beaches on the Maine Coast

Each morning over coffee, at least one guest at our Maine coast bed and breakfast asks which are the best beaches in the area, so here are my Top 7 list of best beaches on the Maine Coast. Honestly, there are lots, and they are all lovely! Fortunately, each takes the cake as the “best” for something unique. Colony Beach: Less than a half mile from the inn, this beach destination is walkable and ideal for that car-free vacation. Or those who just want… Read More

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