new year’s eve

Happy New Year From Maine Stay Inn!

Across the world, on New Year’s Eve, countless people celebrated the close of 2015 and the start of 2016 and our Maine Stay Inn was no exception! As we do each year, we closed out the year with great food, fun games, and entertaining conversation at the inn, but this year was particularly festive. While unseasonably warm weather graced the Christmas season across New England, the first snowfall draped Kennebunkport in holiday splendor just before New Year’s (while leaving plenty of time for the roads… Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

Kennebunkport is known for its phenomenal holiday celebrations, and New Year’s Eve is no exception! We start the holiday season with a Thanksgiving feast, followed shortly by two weeks of Christmas Prelude, followed shortly thereafter by Christmas. But the festivities don’t stop there – our New Year’s Eve party is something we look forward to all year long! And now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time to start planning on how to ring in 2016. For all of us at the… Read More

New Year’s Day at the Maine Stay!

After a fun and relaxing evening at the Maine Stay Inn, full of excellent food, wonderful company, and, of course, watching the infamous ball drop in Times Square, New Year’s Eve gave way to a stunning New Year’s Day in Kennebunkport!  The morning broke with beautifully blue skies, but fortunately only the birds had to be awake for it, because brunch was on the menu instead! This year we dished up a delicious three-course brunch to ring in the new year.  First… Read More

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Kennebunkport

The Christmas holiday gave all of us at the Maine Stay a chance to enjoy some relaxation time with family, and we’re all recharged and ready to start preparing to ring in the new year in Kennebunkport.  While some people choose to enjoy dinners out, many visitors choose to forgo a restaurant dinner and enjoy the festivities right inside the Maine Stay Inn with our annual New Year’s Eve party.  We started this annual tradition years ago in a low key gathering for staff, local friends, and… Read More

Merry Christmas From Kennebunkport Maine!

Now that the presents have been opened and the wrapping paper put away, our family here in Kennebunkport Maine is sending thoughts of peace, love, and goodwill to friends, family, and visitors near and far.  We certainly wish everyone a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to sending wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.  Whether you are a Christmas celebrator or not, we hope that you were able to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing December 24 and 25.  Mother Nature… Read More

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

Getting Ready for New Year’s Eve in Kennebunkport!

After a bit of relaxation time over the Christmas holiday, we’ve returned with renewed vigor to start preparing to ring in the new year in Kennebunkport.  While some people choose to enjoy dinners out, many guests decide to enjoy the festivities right inside the Maine Stay Inn with our annual New Year’s Eve party.  What started years ago as a way for innkeepers, staff, local friends, and of course any guests in a low key evening, has become so much more and… 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

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

Ringing in 2012 at Our Maine Bed and Breakfast

We have a lot of fun at our Maine Bed and Breakfast, but one of the most fun times (at least for me) is New Year’s Eve, and this year was no exception.  It has taken us a while to work out a menu plan that works well, but this year we seemed to hit the bulls eye!  That said, we’ve got oodles of ideas as to how to make next year even better!  Steaming soup was definitely a welcome addition, especially… Read More

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