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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

Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Goes Social

It is a common misconception that B&Bs reside in the “dark ages,” but with our attention to social media, this Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is proving that wrong!  Honestly, though, anyone who doesn’t live with their head in the sand knows that social media is not going away (thank goodness, because what would I do without it?!), so embracing it is key.  It’s been rather challenging to convince Walter of this, but even he is considering getting an iPhone and learning about Twitter.  He… Read More

Where Do Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts Get Flowers?

As we all know, Valentine’s Day seems almost synonymous with floral arrangements, and the need for flowers at Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts is perhaps even greater than most.  Fortunately for us, though, there are ample florists located just a stone’s throw from the inn. Fleurant, a combination home-good and floral shop, is conveniently located in Lower Village Kennebunk.  While you wait for your exotic potted plant or cut flowers to be arranged and packaged for travel, you’ll surely keep yourself occupied by… Read More

Privacy at a Maine Bed and Breakfast? Got it!

It never fails to surprise me when someone enquiring about our Maine Bed and Breakfast asks about privacy.  Honestly, that’s never something we have to worry about at the Maine Stay, partially because of the construction and layout of the property.  Somewhere along the line, though, BnBs got a bad rap in that department, and I just can’t figure out where.  Granted I know my parents stayed at a variety of glorified bunkhouses passing themselves off as bed and breakfasts in the… Read More

Kennebunkport Maine Takes on Little Rock

Every year the Professional Association of Innkeeping International hosts a conference helping educated Innkeepers on how to be (and stay) the best they can possibly be, so this year we headed from Kennebunkport Maine to Little Rock, Arkansas for a week of schooling.  Yes, we are having fun, and yes, we are doing a little shopping (though it’s the wholesale variety), but the primary purpose is to educate ourselves on the changes facing the hospitality industry and how to stay on top… Read More

Karen Brown and Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

Although many visitors to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast arrive on the recommendation of Karen Brown and her New England Guidebook, many others have never heard of this valuable travel resource.  Honestly, it wasn’t obvious to me why so many choose to rely on Karen Brown’s expertise for guidance when planning trips both within the United States and abroad.  All that changed recently, when I had the opportunity to speak personally with Karen and to actually read one of her books.  I… Read More

Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Honors Veterans

As a way to thank members of our military, both active and retired, for their service to this great nation, we donated several rooms at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfastto veterans and their families last night.  For the second year in a row, we have woken up on Veterans’ Day to a dining room full of folks who have done us all a great service.  We were honored to listen to some of their fantastic stories and share their company.  Last night,… Read More

When Walter’s in Charge of Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

In our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, the ladies tend to take charge of the morning routine – making and serving breakfast, brewing coffee, and getting guests set with their daily activities.  For nearly four years, Judi has been threatening Walter that one day he will be in charge of breakfast.  The threats seemed empty – until recently, that is.  As usual, Walter was taking credit for breakfast preparation and execution, and the “ladies” just had it!  So we picked a day when… Read More

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