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Summertime Bring Sweet Treats to Kennebunkport Maine

April 30th, 2011 by avadmin

In Kennebunkport Maine, the return of ice cream means the return of summer – and by that I mean that my favorite spots for a cup or cone have now opened, all just minutes from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good, healthy meal, but sometimes a girl’s gotta have ice cream!  Honestly, though, what’s better on a hot summer night than a double scoop dribbling down the sides of a waffle cone as you sit by the ocean?  That’s just around the corner (in terms of time and geography)!

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Cookies in the afternoon and ice cream after dinner - sounds good to me!

So when you’re visiting our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast this summer, make sure not to skip the best places for ice cream.  Two staples sit just a few blocks away in downtown Kennebunkport Maine.  If you prefer cups to cones (or are watching your figure), test out Roly’s English Fudge.  Don’t let the name deceive you, because it dishes up some of the best gelato around!  Decadent and creamy, gelato has fewer calories and fat than ice cream, so it’s the ideal option for an evening treat, even if you’re regretting that extra cup of chowder or three pound lobster from dinner.  Plus, it’s just delicious!

Only about 12 houses separate the Maine Stay Inn from a New England staple – Ben & Jerry’s.  So this summer, when you’re craving some Chunky Monkey to top off your Berry Berry Extraordinary vacation to Kennebunkport Maine, don’t pass up on a cone.  Or cup, whatever you like.  Plus, even though Ben & Jerry’s is a chain, it’s made in New England, so you’re still supporting the local food movement!

But sometimes nothing will do but a DQ (who doesn’t love a rhyme now and then?)!  Their soft and creamy blends may only come in two flavors, but there’s always something for everyone.  Located in downtown Kennebunk, this American favorite might be off the beaten path, but is still less than ten minutes from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  So indulge in a candy packed Blizzard as you say “hello” to summer!

The hometown hero when it comes to ice cream is Big Daddy’s, located in Wells, Maine.  The last of my faves to open, it’s well worth the wait.  Everything is homemade – even the peppermint stick – and you can absolutely tell.  The ice cream here is so good that I dream about it all winter long, even when it’s snowing.  But they’ve opened for the season, reminding me that summer is almost here!  So plan your vacation to Kennebunkport Maine today.  And don’t forget the sign as you cross into Maine “the way life should be” – in my book, that means calorie free, so leave ‘em at the border!

Planning Your Maine Vacation

March 27th, 2011 by avadmin

Now that spring is officially here, it is definitely time to start planning your Maine Vacation.  Although today’s highs topped out in the mid-thirties (don’t worry, this is way below normal for this time of year), the daffodils are beginning to sprout and buds on the bare trees

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Perfect for a day at the beach!

are growing thicker.  Spring is comin’ and summer isn’t far behind!  And with New England in the midst of a cold spell, there’s no better time than the present to organize your Maine Vacation to Kennebunkport Maine.  Mother Nature will just have to follow suit!

Frankly, I am a firm believer in the four months of summer in Kennebunkport Maine – June, July, August, and September.  Each month is truly unique, but equally spectacular.  June is probably the most relaxed of the summer months, as the kids aren’t out of school and the beaches are quiet.  Everything is open (although that happens right about now), but the restaurants and shops aren’t in “summer mode” yet, meaning everyone is just a little more at ease.  Although the water temps might be a little cooler that I would like, the weather is perfect for sunbathing (slathered with SPF 30, of course!), beach walks, and oceanside bike rides.  Plus, you can enjoy the new Shoulder Season rates at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.  With rooms starting at just $169 per night, you just can’t miss out!

In my eyes, July is all about July 4th weekend, because it seems to last all month long!  You’ll find families frolicking on the beaches in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Maine, enjoying every second of their Maine Vacation.  In June, dogs dot the beaches at dusk, but in July you’ll find couples enjoying a sunset picnic or abandoned sandcastles.  The water’s warm and begging for a dip, but instead of a midday beach nap, enjoy a schooner ride and the chance to see Kennebunkport Maine from another vantage point.  Plus, you can still work on your tan!

August is pretty similar, but, with even warmer ocean temperatures, you’ll likely see lots of actual swimming, and more prune-like children than before.  Searching for some solitude?  Try a romantic dinner while sitting on the jetty or the bridge at Parson’s beach. Truthfully, though, my perfect afternoon on a Maine Vacation is curling up in a hammock with a gripping book and watching other guests play bocce ball.

And while I try not to play favorites, September is really my favorite month in Kennebunkport Maine.  It’s the forgotten month of summer, perfect for one last Maine Vacation, when the water’s the warmest, the beaches are free of abandoned sand toys, and the skies are blue and clear.  Towards the end of the month you might even be treated to a spectacular photo-op – the fall colors and the ocean in the same frame. Absolutely gorgeous!

But before I forget, during all four months of Kennebunkport’s summer, you will enjoy the perks of spending your Maine Vacation at the Kennebunkport Maine Stay – complimentary parking passes (to the Kennebunk beaches), gourmet breakfast daily, afternoon teatime with refreshing beverages and yummy snacks, beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.  If your inner child (or real live children) is hankering for some fun in the sun, guests are out Kennebunkport bed and breakfast can enjoy complimentary boogie boards or sand toys.  Let’s banish winter for good and start planning your Maine Vacation – Mother Nature can’t be too far behind!