Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

Pampering Mom on Mother’s Day at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

Year after year, mothers all around the country wake up on Mother’s Day to pancakes lovingly prepared by their little tykes, but what these special ladies really want is some pampering, and there is no better place than at the Maine Stay! So make this year’s Mother’s Day one to remember with special surprises for the women in your life at our Maine bed and breakfast. She’ll feel the love from the moment she arrives. We’ll have a local cheese and fruit platter… Read More

Running Routes in Kennebunkport for Marathon Monday

Throughout New England, the third Monday in April marks a very important day – Marathon Monday! In Massachusetts, this day is a state holiday (not for the Marathon, but to commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War as “Patriots’ Day”), and this holiday pops up on many calendars throughout the nation. But here in New England, folks find themselves glued to the screen watching the course of the Boston Marathon. And while we in Kennebunkport Maine will also… Read More

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival Returns to Kennebunkport

“LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival” returns to the Maine Coast villages of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel to celebrate the culinary and seafaring history of the area with countless events from June 15 to 18, 2017. This kick-off to summer brings incredible events to the area and celebrates this stunning seashore! Kennebunkport’s connection to the sea has been a strong one, that has influenced local culture and cuisine (mmmm!). Last year’s visitors loved the classic lobster bake, and the Clam Jam and Cook-Off brought lots… Read More

Enjoy Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day on the Maine Coast

I might still have trouble remembering to write “2017”, but St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and there’s not better place on the Maine Coast to enjoy a little Irish luck than in Kennebunkport! And celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in New England doesn’t have to mean hitting the parade route in South Boston or just cooking up corned beef and cabbage at home – there are plenty of fantastic Irish pubs just waiting for a celebration! A few years ago, a fantastic… Read More

2017 Maine Restaurant Week is Coming!

Over the last decade or so, the Maine dining scene has exploded – in a good way! And because of the influx of great restaurants to the area, Maine Restaurant Week has developed as an incredible opportunity to explore some of the state’s amazing eateries. Sure, you can try new dishes (or old faves) at your tried-and-true spots, but my favorite thing about the 2017 Maine Restaurant Week is that you can test out newcomers to the dining scene or new chefs welcomed at… Read More

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift – Getaway to a Kennebunkport Boutique Hotel!

With Valentine’s Day upon us, there’s not a whole lot of time for Cupid to make his magic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull off a fantastic romantic surprise! Chocolates and roses aren’t too hard to come by (I mean, you can probably even get that at the gas station!), and what every couple really deserves is a chance to celebrate one another, so there’s no better way to celebrate than with a getaway to a luxury Kennebunkport boutique hotel. Fortunately,… Read More

A Romantic Getaway to Kennebunkport With Special Sale!

Now that the Christmas trees have been taken down and ornaments put away, the coastal Maine village of Kennebunkport is still alight with colors of the upcoming season – sparkling whites, rosy pinks, and plenty of ruby reds for romance! “Paint the Town Red” is an annual celebration that brings love to life for the entire month of February, and the Maine Stay offers special savings and packages throughout. Originally called “February for Lovers,” local businesses (the Maine Stay included, of course)… Read More

A New Year’s Eve Celebration in Kennebunkport Maine

The holiday season is a particularly beautiful time here in Kennebunkport Maine, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. This year, a light snowfall draped this seaside village in white, for the perfect backdrop to ring in 2016! And once the sun set on 2016, the fun began! Each year, guests at our boutique Kennebunnkport hotel are treated to a New Year’s Eve party that all are invited to enjoy. Some visitors chose to head out on the town for a special dinner or music… Read More

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Donate to Food Pantry

We may have been a little late for Giving Tuesday, but today the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport presented our annual donation to the York County Food Pantry. Each year during Christmas Prelude, area bed and breakfasts open their doors to visitors, showing them around the inns so that locals and visitors alike can get a real sense of the personalities of each of the inns–while benefitting a great cause! Each year during Christmas Prelude, the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport (the Maine Stay… Read More

Ring in 2017 at a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

Kennebunkport is known for celebrating the holiday season in style, and New Year’s Eve is certainly no exception! We kick off the holiday season with a special celebration for Veterans over Veteran’s Day and continue with a Thanksgiving feast, followed shortly by nearly two weeks of Christmas Prelude. This year the festivities continue with Christmas and Hanukkah, with New Year’s Eve not long after! And to send off the 2016 holiday season with a bang, the Maine Stay Inn hosts a great New Year’s Eve… Read More

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