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Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Wishes Former President Bush a Speedy Recovery

Everyone at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast wishes former President George H.W. Bush a speedy recovery.  Recently hospitalized near his winter-time home in Houston, Bush is suffering from a nasty cough that has lingered after a bout of bronchitis.  While his prognosis is good, a painful cough at the age of 88 is something that must be monitored closely, and all of us at the Maine Stay Inn are happy to hear that the former President is under the watchful eyes of medical… Read More

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So How Can A Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Lose a Toilet?

If someone told you that our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast lost a toilet, you wouldn’t believe them, right? Well, that was my reaction.  Actually, to be completely honest, I figured that we somehow must have broken it.  Given our track record, that’s a distinct possibility.  You have heard about the head of lettuce we found in the toilet, right?  Or about the time that Walter decided to fix one by taking it out of the floor and working on it in the… Read More

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Passing Along the Red Chair to Another Maine Bed and Breakfast

The last few days have been lots of fun as we welcomed the traveling Red Chair to Kennebunkport and the Maine Stay Inn.  But all good things have to come to an end, an this is no exception, as we prepare to pass it along to another Maine bed and breakfast.  It seems funny to give this slightly worn red chair a crash course in visiting Kennebunkport, but it sure has been a blast!  It’s taken a tour of Dock Square and… Read More

New England Bed and Breakfasts Receive the “Red Chair”

Many of you know that the Maine Stay Inn has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a very special visitor – the traveling red chair.  It began its journey on Cape Cod, and has since traveled to many New England Bed and Breakfasts, experiencing iconic destinations throughout the region.  Over the past few months, it has spent three or four days at a time relaxing at B&Bs throughout the area.  As the hosts of the red chair, we have just a few… Read More

The Red Chair Makes Journey Across New England Bed and Breakfasts

Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon and it is coming to Kennebunkport!  Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at New England Bed and Breakfastsand inns. It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among New England innkeepers, and soon the chair will be making… Read More

A Girlfriends’ Getaway to a Maine Bed and Breakfast

This summer we have had the privilege of hosting a variety of girlfriends getaways, and each time I remember thinking what a great idea it was for them to escape together to a Maine Bed and Breakfast.  I mean, what could be better than getting together as just the girls when someone else is taking care of the details?  Seriously, though, unlike a hotel, the innkeepers and staff at a B&B are totally dedicated to helping your getaway go perfectly smoothly.  I… Read More

Finding the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages

It turns out that finding the Maine Stay Inn is a pretty easy task, but things like smart phones, navigation systems, MapQuest, and GPS have made it even easier!  Visiting us from the south is very straightforward, with I-95 cutting a path not far from Kennebunkport.  The best route into town is actually to take exit 19 and hop off in Wells.  No, I’m not crazy!  It actually is easier and faster to not get off on the exit labelled Kennebunk/Kennebunkport (that would just… Read More

Visiting a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast from Boston

As I drove toward our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfastfrom Boston, it struck me how much changes in 86 miles.  Yes, that major metropolitan area lies less than an hour and a half away, but it’s worlds apart.  The pace here is noticeably slower and the stars brighter.  Now I could go on and on about why Kennebunkport Maine is so different from city life, but that’s a matter for a separate blog.  But, nevertheless, on my short drive I realized just how… Read More

Maine Bed and Breakfasts Help to “Write Off Cancer”

For a while now, several Maine Bed and Breakfasts, the Maine Stay included, have featured a unique product in their gift shops or areas.  In addition to being absolutely charming and a great addition to the small assortment of gifts in our cabinet, Diane’s Pen Pals pens are a great way to help in the fight against cancer.  The proceeds from all sales of these handmade ballpoint pens are given as a donation to several cancer foundations.  And on April 6, 2012,… Read More

Maine Bed and Breakfast’s Good Samaritan

A few weeks ago one of the newest members of our Maine Bed and Breakfast staff arrived late to cook breakfast. Oh boy, we all thought. What’s going on with her?  Is she going to show up?  Breakfast is, after all, kind of a big deal at the Maine Stay.  A multi-course gourmet breakfast doesn’t just cook itself, let alone serve itself to hungry visitors.  But before we could get too worried, Ashley hurried in, explaining that she had just witnessed a… Read More

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