Holidays in Kennebunkport Maine

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Kennebunkport Maine

  While Valentine’s Day seems like just yesterday, St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, and fortunately there are great places to enjoy the luck of the Irish in Kennebunkport Maine.  Just around the corner from the Maine Stay Inn is a local favorite (and not just at this time of year!) – Ryan’s Corner House.  This authentic Irish pub opened just two years ago, just in time for St. Paddy’s Day.  In addition to some amazing brews, they offer fantastic Irish fare, as… Read More

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Kennebunkport

As many of you know, New Year’s is a big deal at the Maine Stay Inn, and this year was no exception!  It’s a great opportunity for visitors to enjoy a winter wonderland in Kennebunkport and have the option to be as relaxed or as social as they want.  Plus, getting to celebrate with friends, both new and old, is always a great experience.  Many of our regular New Year’s Eve guests decided to forgo a fancy dinner out and chose to… Read More

A Snow-Covered Maine Bed and Breakfast

A gentle snow fell throughout the afternoon and evening in Kennebunkport today, and on one of my many trips inside the house after shoveling, I caught a glimpse of the living room fire at our Maine bed and breakfast glowing.  So I began to hum,” Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful” song  – and I know you are glad that I chose to hum and not sing!  Although the storm outside wasn’t exactly frightful, it certainly was… Read More

Wishing You a Merry Christmas from Kennebunkport Maine

It seems like just yesterday that we were clearing the table of Thanksgiving turkey, but looking around, it is clear that Christmas Eve really has arrived, with last minute-shoppers popping into shops all around Kennebunkport Maine.  And the town is decked out in all of its holiday splendor – Christmas trees and garlands, lights, wreaths, and of course, our signature lighted lobster tree topper! Miraculously, it seems that I am not among the frenzied shoppers this year!  But while my lists are… Read More

Giving the Gift of A Getaway

For families around the globe, December can be a big gift-giving month – and not just for Christmas!  Both of my parents celebrate birthdays this month, as well as an anniversary at the end of November, and that’s not so unusual, it seems, because we have three couples visiting the Maine Stay Inn tonightthat are also celebrating birthdays during their stay.  I suppose if you think about it, there are probably just as many people born during December as during any other… Read More

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Ringing in 2013 at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

So I may have spent a large part of this afternoon baking Christmas cookies and singing (off-key, of course) to some rather iconic songs, but I have been thinking about how excited I am to celebrate New Year’s at our Maine Bed and Breakfast!  Every year we have had an amazing time ringing in the new year with visitors and friends spending the holiday in Kennebunkport, and we hope this year will be no exception.  Every year we’ve tweaked our plan to… Read More

Christmas Prelude One of World’s Best Christmas Festivals

Now, all of us in Kennebunkport have known for ages that Christmas Prelude is incredible, but just yesterday, AOL SKYE released their list of the Best Christmas Festivals in the World- and guess who was on the list?!!?  You guessed it!  Although I suppose that the title gave that away, but how cool is that?  It’s kind of hard to believe how any Christmas celebration could top ours, but when you see that historic cities like London and Nuremberg hold several of… Read More

Christmas Prelude Has Arrived in Kennebunkport!

This morning visitors to Kennebunkport woke up to a light snowfall (the best kind – no shoveling required!) and prepared for day two of Christmas Prelude.  During the day, Dock Square was bustling with folks getting a jump on their Christmas shopping, sipping cocoa, and enjoying old-fashioned trolley rides.  But around 5 o’clock, our sleepy little village exploded with holiday cheer as we waited with great anticipation for the lighting of the Christmas tree!  While waiting for that exciting moment, we were… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

The idea of celebrating Thanksgiving at a Maine bed and breakfastmight seem like an unconventional idea to some, but for many it’s a favorite tradition.  In fact, ten years ago my family had our very first introduction to Kennebunkport when we came to celebrate Thanksgiving.  With relatives scattered far and wide, making the traditional Turkey Day feast seemed a little excessive for our family of three, so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and pair a food-filled getaway with… Read More

Gearing Up For Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right upon us, but we’re in full swing gearing up for Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude. In fact, as I was driving through Dock Square just moments ago, and found people setting up the Christmas tree! The garlands are up, adorning the sides of the bridge and all of the lamp and electrical posts lining the streets.  So while we haven’t quite broken out our festive decorations (but it’s coming, that’s for sure!), the town is really… Read More

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