Because today is the winter solstice, it seems only fitting to acknowledge the glories of wintertime in Kennebunkport Maine and payhomage to a few of my favorite things to do while staying at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast. One of the best things about winter is snow. I mean, who doesn’t like waking up to a fresh dusting of snow when they don’t have to worry about cleaning off the car and getting to work on time? So picture this: you wake up swathed in fine linens in a comfy bed, open the blinds to a snowy splendor, and with a “poof” turn on your gas fireplace, radiating gentle warmth. Then you and your special someone can enjoy a delicious gourmet meal sure to warm your soul.
A Walk in the Woods
But what to do next? The shops in Dock Square beg for perusing, and the plethora of restaurants are ideal for a lunch or dinner break. In the summertime, the Maine beaches are a big attraction, and a visit is a given, but in the colder months, many overlook the beauty of the ocean. A walk on a deserted beach is an incredible thing, no matter the season. This winter, don’t miss out! Another must-do activity is a horse drawn sleigh ride through the woods or a trip to Westbrook Skating Rink (a seasonal outdoor rink) in Biddeford pool.
I must admit, as an innkeeper, one of my favorite things to see is guests relaxing by the living room fire, mug of cocoa in hand, playing a game or curled up with a book. Their contentment and relaxation is palpable – and almost contagious! So this winter, when it’s time for a post-holidays reprieve, a weekend getaway, or a special celebration, our Kennebunkport inn is the perfect destination.