The B&B Experience

What’s the Difference Between Kennebunkport Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts?

While training a new member of our team today, I discovered that the differences between Kennebunkport hotels and bed and breakfasts are not always known, so I decided to spend some time hashing things out with her.  But that got me thinking…  There are probably more than a few people who would like to know some of the things that set B&Bs apart.  So here’s the short list: Size does matter!  The Maine Stay would definitely be on the larger end of… Read More

Why Try a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast?

Every day at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast brings interesting people through our door, each with their own story and background, and sometimes we have the fortune to listen to a small part (and occasionally a large one!) of that tale.  It’s one of my favorite things about being an innkeeper.  But this weekend and I learned about our visitors, I discovered that more than a few had something unusual (or maybe not so unusual) in common – this was their first… Read More

Morning Meal at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

Because we try to offer as much flexibility to guests of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast  as possible, there is sometimes a little confusion about how we handle your first meal of the day.  So let’s take a few moments to get the facts straight! Timing  Providing all our guests with a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience is incredibly important, so we stagger seatings to give everyone a chance to enjoy a meal without being hurried.  In the dining room of our… Read More

Your First Time… At a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

A lovely young couple checked in this afternoon, looking a little nervous, and they revealed that it was their first time at a Maine Bed and Breakfast.  Actually it was their first time at a Bed and Breakfast at all!  Every time this happens I am shocked, but this is such a common occurrence that I shouldn’t be.  So it got me thinking… What can you expect your first time?  At a BnB, of course… So while I can really only speak… Read More

Dispelling Myths about Bed and Breakfasts

It wasn’t until very recently that I discovered how many myths still persist about Bed and Breakfasts.  In fact, this weekend I visited another great New England Inn with two friends and realized that they were nervous about their first BnB experience.  I couldn’t believe it!  Despite hearing all about our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, they had so many wacky ideas about inns.  It’s time to clear the air! Myth #1: Bed and Breakfasts are for old fogies and run by old… Read More

Why Maine Bed and Breakfasts are Perfect for Your Next Vacation

I have always been a fan of Inns, especially Maine Bed and Breakfasts, as I began visiting long before I became an innkeeper at a Kennebunkport Inn, but for many, BnBs are not the first thing that comes to mind when planning a vacation.  Recently the Professional Association of Innkeepers International launched a campaign called “A Better Way To Stay” to bring Bed and Breakfasts to the forefront of travelers’ minds.  And while it’s a groundbreaking idea for the industry, it’s premise… Read More

Maine Bed and Breakfasts: From Kennebunkport to Camden

Visiting Maine Bed and Breakfasts is fun for guests and innkeepers alike, and this week, I had the pleasure of being both!  While the Maine Stay is closed for heat system upgrades (could we have picked a colder week?), I took the opportunity to visit the Inns at Blackberry Common, a Camden Bed and Breakfast and take in some skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl. The drive from Kennebunkport Maine, albeit quite scenic, was a little slow-going, due to the latest snow… Read More

Choosing Your Bed and Breakfast Room or Suite

When planning your getaway to a Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport Maine, your accommodation choices can often be overwhelming. At the Maine Stay Inn, we have 17 different options.  Combine that with what’s available when and you’ve got a conundrum on your hands! So let’s break it down… Cottage or Main House: One of the things that makes our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast unique is the assortment of Cottage Suites and Inn Rooms.  So if traditional Victorian architecture is up your alley, go for the main… Read More

Staying in a Hotel Vs. a Bed and Breakfast Inn

Recently the Maine Stay Inn has seen an upswing in the number of guests that have never stayed in a bed and breakfast.  As someone who has traveled in bed and breakfasts since infancy, this is entirely foreign to me.  However, I am beginning to recognize that my experience is unusual, particularly because many bed and breakfasts discourage families from bringing children (not the Maine Stay Inn, of course!).  But as I speak with bed and breakfast newbies, I realize that many… Read More

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