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Looking Forward to Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport

A recent cold snap has really gotten me in the mood to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s perfectly appropriate! Turkey Day in Kennebunkport Maine is a particularly lovely time, and that sentiment is always shared by our turkey day visitors. So in addition to enjoying a delectable meal (without the struggle), one of the best things about Thanksgiving is watching the community prepare itself for Christmas Prelude!  There’s something about “decking the halls” that just gets you… Read More

Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport

I may be a little bit biased, but celebrating Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport Maine is a particularly special time of year, and each year our turkey day visitors agree!  One of the must enjoyable things about Thanksgiving is getting to watch Kennebunkport prepare itself for the holiday season and our famous festival, Christmas Prelude. Each year, the stunning fall foliage fades and the mercury drops along with the leaves, making way for holiday decorating!  And it’s a darn good thing, because the holiday scenery just wouldn’t be the same… Read More

Cozy Kennebunkport Restaurants for the Fall

Unlike many other Maine vacation destinations, Kennebunkport truly is a year round community, and even as the peak of fall foliage passes us by, there are lots of great Kennebunkport restaurants that are ideal for a fall getaway and cozying up with that special someone.  Sure, there are a few restaurants that don’t have enough insulation to stay open as the mercury drops, there are very few that close up shop anytime before Christmas.  Of course, during the cooler weather restaurant hours may be a… Read More

B&Bs for Vets in Kennebunkport Maine

As a way to thank members of the United States military for their service to this great nation, our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast donates several rooms to veterans each year on Veterans’ Day as part of the “B&Bs for Vets” program. This year, we decided to mix things up a bit and, instead of giving this experience to those who ask first, we requested submissions from disabled and active duty vets to tell us why a stay in Kennebunkport Maine would be important to… Read More

Amazing Fall Weather in New England

It’s definitely fall – I mean, Columbus Day has come and gone and we are experiencing the peak of fall foliage color, but it almost feels like it could be summer!  Maybe early summer…  But it nearly hit 70 degrees today in Kennebunkport Maine, and these awesome temps are expected to last through the weekend! What an amazing fall afternoon at Kennebunkport’s Colony Beach!  And the rest of New England is no exception!  While a light sweater is still lovely in the… Read More

We’re Nearing Peak Fall Foliage on the Maine Coast!

Just in time for Columbus Day Weekend, leaf peeper officials have declared that the Maine Coast is almost at the peak of fall foliage color!  Both the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry  and Yankee Magazine are reporting that the leaves in the Kennebunkport Maine area report that the trees are boasting over 50% of color change, but are nearing their peak of color (around 70-100%). Predicting the most vibrant time to see fall foliage in New England is really tough, but you can pretty… Read More

Celebrating Columbus Day Weekend in Kennebunkport

Columbus Day Weekend is already upon us and with it comes some of incredibly fun fall events to enjoy in Kennebunkport.  The forecast is looking great, and we won’t tell if you decide to play hooky on Friday too! Catch a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse!  The Addams Family musical sure to get you in the spirit of fall and start preparing you for Halloween (yes, it really is coming – I have already bought and eaten enough candy to know it’s true).Consider hopping aboard one… Read More

Happy October From the Maine Coast!

It’s hard to believe, but October is actually here!  So here’s to a happy October from all of us on the Maine Coast!  But I can’t very well write a post entirely about it being October 1, which also means that it is the start of National Pizza Month.  And while you might associate candy corn and fun size candy bars with this month, it’s also the perfect opportunity to indulge in slices a little more frequently than you might otherwise. Fortunately, Kennebunkport has… Read More

Fall Foliage Savings in Kennebunkport!

Now that fall foliage season is in full swing, all of us in Kennebunkport want everyone to enjoy the incredible colors and sights throughout the area.  For that reason, we’re taking 20% off rates through the end of October.  So stay with us any Sunday-Thursday evenings until October 31 and enjoy rates starting at just $183 per night! Remember, this offer is valid on new reservations only and cannot be combined with any other offers or gift certificates. And what could be… Read More

In Honor Of National Pancake Day…

I may be a little late on the uptake, but Friday, September 26 was National Pancake Day!  And since we definitely love pancakes at the Maine Stay Inn, it only seems appropriate to share one of our favorite recipes. Maine Stay Inn Gingerbread Pancakes 1 1/3 cups flour (probably more like 1 2/3 Cups) 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves Dash of salt 1 egg 1 ¼ cups milk ¼ cup molasses… Read More

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