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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

It’s Definitely Fall Foliage on the Maine Coast!

Today was one spectacular day, with unseasonably warm temps, cloudless skies, and perfect viewing of the fall foliage along the Maine Coast.  Some areas of the globe refer to New England’s fall foliage season as “Indian Summer,” and that was absolutely appropriate this weekend with thermometers rising in Kennebunkport Maine into the 80s and an amazing display of colors! It’s hard to believe, though, but Yankee Magazine’s Foliage Map only lists our area as turning – which is great for everyone (myself included) that… Read More

Punkinfiddle is Coming to National Estuaries Day!

Each year, visitors and locals alike look forward to a great fall event called Punkinfiddle, which is held at Laudholm Farm on National Estuaries Day.  And it is finally here!  Well, almost.  On Saturday, September 27, you’ll find fun for all ages at the Wells Reserve, just over the Wells border from Kennebunkport Maine.  While the little ones will enjoy face painting, pony rides, crafts, and story times, adults of all ages will enjoy food and incredible music, including  both traditional and contemporary… Read More

New England Fall Foliage Tours

The first strokes of color are painting trees, teasing us all with the splendor of fall foliage in New England. Fall is in the air, and it’s time to plan that foliage tour! Many people enjoy traveling “the loop” – a leaf peeping tour of New England, leaving from our Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast, heading north to other seaside villages like Camden and Bar Harbor, driving across Maine and New Hampshire to the White Mountains and back to the Boston area through Western and Central Massachusetts.… 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

A Visit to the Portland Head Lighthouse

On a recent stunning fall afternoon, I decided to visit a favorite location for many aspiring photographers and lighthouse fanatics – the Portland Head Lighthouse.  Located just on the border of Cape Elizabeth and Portland, this historic lighthouse (first lit in 1791) is situated on a 90 acred park, which is perfect for enjoying breathtaking views of the Maine Coast. While the lighthouse also features a museum that operates from 10-4 every day, I decided to visit just prior to sunset to… Read More

Great Savings at the Ogunquit Playhouse This Fall!

Great savings at the Ogunquit Playhouse! For those who don’t know, the Ogunquit Playhouse is one of the hidden gems of the Southern Maine Coast. 2014 marks the theater’s 82nd season, and featuring outstanding musical theater performances from May to October, it is one of the “must see” activities to add to your list when visiting Kennebunkport Maine.  And fortunately for us, it’s less than fifteen miles down the road from the Maine Stay Inn!  This year’s reviews have been just as fantastic as ever,… Read More

Enjoying a Maine Bed and Breakfast in the Fall

It’s hard to believe that fall really is upon us, but this week’s cooler weather and developing foliage says that Kennebunkport and our Maine Bed and Breakfast is definitely welcoming the fall season!  The daytime weather has been absolutely spectacular for exploring the Maine Coast, and the crisp evening air and gentle salty breeze just begs for a light sweatshirt and some cuddling with your special someone.  While that in itself is something to celebrate, here are some of my favorite things about the Fall foliage season!… Read More

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