Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

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

Christmas Prelude 2016 Is Coming to Kennebunkport!

It feels like the Halloween candy has hardly been put away, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means that Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport is not far behind! This Christmas festival has been rated the second best Christmas festival in the nation, and is always included on worldwide lists of the best places to celebrate Christmas. In fact, I just read today that Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude made another “top 10” list for Christmas celebrations, and we couldn’t agree more! Christmas Prelude was… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Maine Coast

The holiday season is a spectacular time to visit the Maine Coast and get in the spirit of the season! But it also marks a special time for the Maine Stay Inn – we were introduced to Kennebunkport Maine for the very first time during a Thanksgiving getaway almost 14 years ago. We enjoyed strolling through the beautifully decorated streets of the historic district, dining in some of the area’s incredible restaurants (and many more have joined the dining scene since then),… Read More

Spooky Celebrations Coming to Kennebunkport Maine This Halloween!

Now that the leaves are changing and the days are getting shorter, it is really feeling like fall, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner! Each year, visitors flock to New England to enjoy fall foliage season, and this year, that definitely will encompass the very end of October. And while Salem, Massachusetts might be thought of as the place to embrace all things spooky during Halloween, there are lots of great ways to get your spook on right… Read More

3 Best Spots for Viewing July 4th Fireworks in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that Independence Day is just around the corner. (Although the gorgeous summer weather says it really is!). And that means it’s time to start thinking about those Fourth of July festivities. And no 4th would be complete without fireworks, and Kennebunkport, Maine is known for having some of the best displays in the entire state! Not many small towns are lucky enough to host truly outstanding fireworks, but Kennebunk and Kennebunkport team up to produce a spectacular show. And everyone in… Read More

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