Holidays in Kennebunkport Maine

Ring in 2017 at a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

Kennebunkport is known for celebrating the holiday season in style, and New Year’s Eve is certainly no exception! We kick off the holiday season with a special celebration for Veterans over Veteran’s Day and continue with a Thanksgiving feast, followed shortly by nearly two weeks of Christmas Prelude. This year the festivities continue with Christmas and Hanukkah, with New Year’s Eve not long after! And to send off the 2016 holiday season with a bang, the Maine Stay Inn hosts a great New Year’s Eve… Read More

Christmas Prelude 2016 Is Coming to Kennebunkport!

It feels like the Halloween candy has hardly been put away, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means that Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport is not far behind! This Christmas festival has been rated the second best Christmas festival in the nation, and is always included on worldwide lists of the best places to celebrate Christmas. In fact, I just read today that Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude made another “top 10” list for Christmas celebrations, and we couldn’t agree more! Christmas Prelude was… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Maine Coast

The holiday season is a spectacular time to visit the Maine Coast and get in the spirit of the season! But it also marks a special time for the Maine Stay Inn – we were introduced to Kennebunkport Maine for the very first time during a Thanksgiving getaway almost 14 years ago. We enjoyed strolling through the beautifully decorated streets of the historic district, dining in some of the area’s incredible restaurants (and many more have joined the dining scene since then),… Read More

Enjoying Columbus Day Weekend in Kennebunkport Maine

Columbus Day Weekend might only be a regional holiday, but here in Kennebunkport Maine, you certainly wouldn’t know it, because it is celebrated much like July 4th and Labor Day – with tons of outdoor activities and community events. This weekend was no exception, and visitors and locals alike enjoyed tons of cavities all around the Southern Maine Coast. Cool fall weather was perfect for hiking and taking in the fall foliage, particularly at places like Laudholm Farm at the Wells Reserve, Mount… Read More

3 Best Spots for Viewing July 4th Fireworks in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that Independence Day is just around the corner. (Although the gorgeous summer weather says it really is!). And that means it’s time to start thinking about those Fourth of July festivities. And no 4th would be complete without fireworks, and Kennebunkport, Maine is known for having some of the best displays in the entire state! Not many small towns are lucky enough to host truly outstanding fireworks, but Kennebunk and Kennebunkport team up to produce a spectacular show. And everyone in… Read More

Celebrating Father’s Day Weekend at Kennebunkport Hotels!

It’s Father’s Day weekend, and that means that incredible dads are celebrating (with and without their kids) at Kennebunkport hotels, and the Maine Stay Inn is no exception! This weekend marked the first annual LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival here in the Kennebunks, and there were lots of amazing dads taking advantage of the fun activities around town. But since it is Father’s Day, it’s only appropriate to write this post about some of the fun things that fathers enjoy doing in town… Read More

Treat Dad to a Father’s Day Getaway on the Maine Coast

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, Father’s Day Weekend is just around the corner! And while I have dedicated more than a few blog entries to the perfect Mother’s Day getaway to treat mom to a special escape, I haven’t really written much about the deserving dads out there. At least in my house, the things that Dad wants on his special day aren’t too different from Mom – a weekend without the “honey-do” list, a great beer, some excellent… Read More

5 Best Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and that means that summer has almost arrived in Kennebunkport, Maine! Spring is really in full swing, with the gardens starting to bloom, and with all of our new outdoor furniture, the outdoor spaces at the Maine Stay are really ready for lots of lounging this weekend! But in addition to relaxing and drinking in the beautiful weather, there are tons of great activities to add to the to-do list to enjoy this weekend, so… Read More

Mother’s Day Weekend at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

People all around the country are gearing up to celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow, and our Maine bed and breakfast is no exception! This Mother’s Day Weekend, we are happy to have lots of great moms in our midst – both as visitors and as part of the Maine Stay team. And while our staff moms are getting some quality time with their families when they’re not on site, there are more than a few lucky ladies who are being treated to the… Read More

Happy Cinco De Mayo from Kennebunkport!

Today was a little rainy and chilly, and unlike the warm weather characteristic of Mexico, but Cinco de Mayo was certainly heating things up in Kennebunkport! Fortunately, Kennebunkport Maine is home to an amazing Mexican restaurant that is perfect for any celebration on May 5 – or any time you’re hankering for a killer margarita or some spicy fish tacos. We like to start off Cinco de Mayo with a traditional breakfast like breakfast burritos or huevos rancheros, but this year dietary restrictions… Read More

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