Kennebunkport bed and breakfast

What to Expect When Checking In to a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

For some reason, newbies to B&Bs have lots of questions and anxieties about checking in to a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast, so it seemed appropriate to talk about what you can expect during the check in process.  I guess the first thing to mention is that there is a front desk.  Now it may seem silly, but last week while I was trimming the bushes (and literally standing in the shrubbery, goggles on, and electric trimmer in hand), an unsure couple yelled… Read More

Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Offers Inventive Gourmet Breakfasts

One of the goals at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is to make sure to provide gourmet meals that you won’t get at home, and with that in mind, we concoct inventive recipes that are sure to satiate even the heartiest of appetites!  And for that very reason, we were recently featured on “Think Tasty,” a fabulous food blog, for our delectable Savory Parmesan French Toast.  Yes, I said “savory.”  And “French toast.”  In the same breath.  Honestly, it’s one of my… Read More

Kennebunkport Innkeeper Heads to Las Vegas Conference

One of the Maine Stay Inn and Cottage’s innkeepers has just touched down in Las Vegas for the annual PAII conference.  And, no, that’s no euphemism – she really is attending courses, seminars, and meetings!  The Professional Association of Innkeepers International holds a terrific conference once a year in different cities throughout the nation, and we never miss out on a chance to learn about the ever changing hospitality industry.  So while Walter’s feeling a little jealous that Judi is skipping out on… Read More

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Finding the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages

It turns out that finding the Maine Stay Inn is a pretty easy task, but things like smart phones, navigation systems, MapQuest, and GPS have made it even easier!  Visiting us from the south is very straightforward, with I-95 cutting a path not far from Kennebunkport.  The best route into town is actually to take exit 19 and hop off in Wells.  No, I’m not crazy!  It actually is easier and faster to not get off on the exit labelled Kennebunk/Kennebunkport (that would just… Read More

5 Reasons to Choose a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast This Summer

I hate to admit it, but I am a teeny bit biased – I just love BnBs, so staying at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast for a summer vacation would seem like a natural choice, but it turns out that there are plenty of folks who have only stayed in big hotels.  For them, choosing to visit a B&B would stretch their comfort zone.  But as I enjoyed a leisurely jog through town today, I passed the only big hotels in town,… Read More

Karen Brown and Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

Although many visitors to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast arrive on the recommendation of Karen Brown and her New England Guidebook, many others have never heard of this valuable travel resource.  Honestly, it wasn’t obvious to me why so many choose to rely on Karen Brown’s expertise for guidance when planning trips both within the United States and abroad.  All that changed recently, when I had the opportunity to speak personally with Karen and to actually read one of her books.  I… Read More

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When Walter’s in Charge of Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

In our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, the ladies tend to take charge of the morning routine – making and serving breakfast, brewing coffee, and getting guests set with their daily activities.  For nearly four years, Judi has been threatening Walter that one day he will be in charge of breakfast.  The threats seemed empty – until recently, that is.  As usual, Walter was taking credit for breakfast preparation and execution, and the “ladies” just had it!  So we picked a day when… Read More

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Farm to Table Dining in Kennebunkport Maine

Before Farm-To-Table dining became the new “it” thing for restaurants, several Kennebunkport Maine restaurants offered this to their patrons.  Just down the street from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast lies Bandaloop, a small, slightly funky restaurant that focuses on utilizing local ingredients and organic products.  Their menu changes regularly so as to accommodate the freshest seasonal ingredients.  A personal favorite, I could honestly eat at Bandaloop any (and every) night of the week.  Not only is the cuisine good for you and… Read More

July 4th Weekend Events in Kennebunkport Maine

July 4th weekend is full of fun and excitement in Kennebunkport Maine.  But there’s plenty of opportunity for just relaxing at the beach or reading a good book while lounging in our backyard hammock if you are in need of a quiet escape.  Of course, at our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast, we are always happy to help plan your day or just a single excursion, but here’s a peak into some of the great activities happening in the area this weekend!… Read More

Recycling at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

Guests at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast often ask about whether we recycle, and I always answer with a resounding, “Yes!”  While our rooms and suites might not feature those ugly, divided waste bins, all of the staff at the Maine Stay is committed to protecting the environment.  As a result, we sort through your bins each and every day, recycling as much as we can.  That may seem a little icky, but we’re just that committed. Three and a half years… Read More

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