Kennebunkport winter

Ringing In the New Year in Kennebunkport!

Every year the holiday season brings lots of fun and merriment to Kennebunkport and the Maine Stay.  A Thanksgiving feast leads into two weeks of Christmas Prelude, followed on its heels with actual Christmas and, of course, our New Year’s Eve party!  Thank goodness I don’t believe that calories exist in the state of Maine (you know… “Maine – the way life should be”), because we sure do a lot of cooking and eating around the Maine Stay Inn at this time of year.… Read More

Christmas Prelude Lights Up Kennebunkport

It’s hard to believe that the closing weekend of Christmas is already upon us, but tonight’s tree lighting and fireworks display started the festivities off with a bang – literally! Now in its 33rd year, Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude has grown to span a whole 12 days. 12 days of Christmas festivities?  Yes, please! Today’s activities included the lighting of the Dock Square Christmas tree, accompanied with musical performances, art and shopping opportunities, and winter trolley rides.  And after the lighting, crowds of… Read More

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is Almost Here!

It’s hard to believe that Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is just days away now, but with the Thanksgiving turkeys put away and the leftovers nearly polished off, Prelude really is just around the corner!  After a sizable snow shower on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Black Friday dusting, the Dock Square Christmas tree is looking especially festive, and is just begging for Friday’s tree lighting. Bouys decorate the Dock Square tree for Christmas Prelude Now in its 32nd year, Christmas Prelude has earned Kennebunkport… Read More

Thanksgiving Eve in Kennebunkport

It’s hard to believe that today marks the 12th anniversary of our family’s first visit to Kennebunkport.  As the snow falls gently around the Maine Stay Inn, the quiet that comes with a snowstorm allows for some reflection on my first visit to this town that I loved at first arrival.  While that day 12 years ago wasn’t quite as blustery as today, snow fell during our Thanksgiving visit to Kennebunkport.  I guess a “White Thanksgiving” is kind of a thing here!… Read More

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Winter Activities For Your Bed and Breakfast Getaway

With the Superbowl and Winter Olympics on the immediate horizon, I started thinking about my favorite winter activities and trends for those enjoying a bed and breakfast getaway.  Now, the first thing that comes to mind in terms of winter sports is usually skiing, and mountains are not something that Southern Maine is really known for.  But truthfully, not everyone is a ski bunny, so I don’t personally  see a lack of slopes as a big drawback when it comes to planning… Read More

Winter Weekend Activities in Kennebunkport Maine

A long weekend lies just ahead and that got me thinking about all of the great winter activities there are to enjoy in Kennebunkport Maine and the surrounding area.  While some people aren’t huge fans of lots of snow, it sure makes things awfully pretty and we might even see a very light dusting on Saturday – what a treat! It’s just the kind that transforms our already lovely winter landscape into a perfect winter wonderland, without causing any trouble on the roads or even much shoveling!… Read More

Cozy Kennebunkport Restaurants to Fight the Winter Chill!

Unlike many other Maine vacation destinations, Kennebunkport truly is a year round community, and even during this “polar vortex” there are lots of great Kennebunkport restaurants that aren’t turned off by the chilly temps.  Sure, there are a few restaurants that close up shop for the winter, but for the most part they are the ones that aren’t really built to be heated effectively.  And every year the local restauranteurs decide when to take their family vacation or close for renovations or… Read More

A Christmas Snowstorm in Kennebunkport Maine

‘Twas the night after Christmas and all through Kennebunkport, not a creature was stirring… well, no one but the plow drivers!  While there was plenty of the white stuff on the ground on the morning of December 25, it certainly wasn’t the fresh beautiful powder that fell this afternoon.  And, boy, was it beautiful!  Kennebunkport Maine was quiet as people snuggled inside, spending time with their friends and loved ones.  But now that Christmas has come and gone, we at the Maine… Read More

Winter Wonderland Comes to Kennebunkport Maine

After a lifetime of living in New England, I’ve come to entirely distrust the weather forecasts, but much to my chagrin, the meteorologists were spot on this past weekend, with their snowy forecast for Kennebunkport Maine.  And truthfully, we’d all been wishing for a little of the flaky stuff to really make it feel like the holiday season.  None arrived for Thanksgiving, and the ground remained bare for the first weekend of Christmas Prelude.  The second weekend of Prelude arrived with not… Read More

A Walk in the Woods, Kennebunkport Style!

While much of the state of Maine is heavily wooded and home to some big critters like moose and bears, those of us in Kennebunkport are fortunate to be able to easily enjoy an old-school “walk in the woods” without venturing from the perks of a delightful seaside village studded with awesome restaurants, art galleries, and great shopping.  And frankly, I just love that!  I mean, what could be better than exploring the great outdoors, cleaning up in a luxurious bathroom, and… Read More

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