The B&B Experience

Take a Leap and Try a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

It’s February 29 and that means it’s Leap Day–and that means that it’s the perfect time to try something you’ve never tried before. For many people, that means choosing a bed and breakfast for their getaway to the Maine Coast. It’s not uncommon for us to hear that folks are enjoying their first bed and breakfast experience at the Maine Stay Inn, and in many ways the Maine Stay offers options that the first timers enjoy. On the outside, the Maine Stay looks like… Read More

5 Things to Expect at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

B&Bs have been a part of my traveling experience for as long as I can remember, but there are plenty of people who have never experienced a Maine bed and breakfast before. While all inns are different and lack the homogeneity that hotels have (that’s a good thing in my book!), there are a lot of perks that are fairly universal. So here are 5 things you can expect at the Maine Stay and probably at most bed and breakfasts: Gourmet breakfast.… Read More

Enjoying Fall Breakfasts at a Maine B&B

Now that fall is upon us, we’ve been busy incorporating great fall flavors into our breakfast menu.  While breakfast at the Maine Stay Inn varies greatly from day to day, we try to utilize the freshest products and serving up hearty and nutritious breakfasts with enough variety for all palates. We’re serving up delicious fall menus!  Our morning menu changes daily, but we usually alternate between sweet and savory entrees.  But don’t worry if you don’t love sweet breakfasts, because even if it’s a “sweet day,” we always include savory sides for… Read More

What is Breakfast Like at a Bed and Breakfast?

One of the things that people ask often about our bed and breakfast is “What is breakfast like?”  The truth is that breakfast at the Maine Stay Inn varies greatly from day to day, but there is one thing that we never stray from – serving up hearty and nutritious breakfasts with enough variety for all palates. The morning menu changes daily, but we make every attempt to alternate between sweet and savory entrees.  Don’t worry if you’re not a lover of sweets,… Read More

What is a Bed and Breakfast Really Like?

As someone who has stayed at B&Bs even as a kid, I am always surprised at how many folks have never experienced a bed and breakfast.  So it seems like a good idea to answer your questions about what it is really like to stay at a Maine bed and breakfast.  I am always surprised when people tell me that they think staying at a bed and breakfast is kind of like staying at your grandmother’s house, complete with shared bathrooms and nosy neighbors.… Read More

Planning Your Summer Vacation to a Maine Bed and Breakfast

Today I noticed buds on the trees and that the birds seemed especially active, which means it’s that time of year again – time to plan your summer vacation to a Maine bed and breakfast!  Most people can’t just spontaneously jaunt off for a couple of days along the coast, so taking that fun trip means planning.  Now, that’s not my favorite thing, especially because time is always at a premium.  But since you’ve already decided to hit coastal Maine for your vay-cay,… Read More

What to Expect When Checking In to a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

For some reason, newbies to B&Bs have lots of questions and anxieties about checking in to a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast, so it seemed appropriate to talk about what you can expect during the check in process.  I guess the first thing to mention is that there is a front desk.  Now it may seem silly, but last week while I was trimming the bushes (and literally standing in the shrubbery, goggles on, and electric trimmer in hand), an unsure couple yelled… Read More

What to Expect at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

As someone who has stayed at B&Bs since childhood, I am always surprised at how many folks never have, so it seems like a good idea to talk about what you can expect when staying at a Maine bed and breakfast.  Quite a few people have this idea that staying at a bed and breakfast is kind of like staying at your grandmother’s house, and while that was apparently kind of true back in the day (and by that I mean before… Read More

The Best Things About a Maine Bed and Breakfast in the Fall

It’s hard to believe that it is already October, but the cooler weather and stunning foliage we’ve been experiencing at our Maine Bed and Breakfast says that it sure is!  And while the daytime weather has been absolutely spectacular for exploring Southern Maine, the crisp evening air just begs for a fleece and some cuddling with your special someone.  While that in itself is something to celebrate, I thought I would share some of my favorite things about the Fall foliage season!… Read More

Picking a Maine Bed and Breakfast

It sometimes seems like there are a gazillion inns in the great state of Maine, so selecting a Maine Bed and Breakfast for your vacation or quick getaway can be a daunting process.  Sure there are lots of travel blogs, review websites, and B&B listing sites, but where’s a person to start the search?  I decided to put on my traveler’s hat and figure out where to go! First, it’s important to decide on what kind of setting you are looking for.… Read More

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