Shopping in Kennebunkport

Black Friday Shopping In Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine may not be home to any big chains (or any at all) or mega malls that you think of when you think “Black Friday” shopping, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not the perfect spot for your post-Thanksgiving shopping sprees! Yes, Kennebunkport itself is known for its assortment of fine shops and galleries, many of which are likely to offer special offers on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and that means our quaint seaside town is ideal for shopping for… Read More

April Vacation Week in Kennebunkport

The weather in Kennebunkport can sure keep you on your toes, and this April Vacation week is no exception!  Yesterday felt like late spring or early summer with temps soaring into the seventies, but today definitely felt more like early Spring, with sun, clouds, wind, rain, chill and warmth…all in the same day!  They say that if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait ten minutes and that sure was true today!  And this great weather means that the beach… Read More

Holiday Shopping in Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine is often known for its assortment of fine shops, and that means that it’s a prime location to get some holiday shopping done!  All of us at the Maine Stay Inn are feel so lucky to have such a great spot for retail therapy just steps away.  And unlike many vacation destinations, Dock Square is not overrun with T-shirt shops and souvenir stands.  Instead, you’ll find incredible art galleries, chic boutiques, and fine crafts with products from many local craftsmen.… Read More

Favorite Things About Kennebunkport Maine

So while last night’s surprise thunderstorms sidelined my plans for some outdoor fun, a day like today reminded me of some of my favorite things about Kennebunkport Maine.  Now, we all know that there are way too many amazing things about this seaside town, so I will do my darnedest to keep this list reasonable.  But since I am making this a short one, apologies if I left anyone else’s faves off! The beach –  Whenever.  No seriously, in rain or shine,… Read More

Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Opens in Lower Village

A great new shop has joined the ranks of quaint shops and boutiques in Kennebunkport and Lower Village, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.  Just a stone’s throw from the Maine Stay Inn, this adorable new store is a combination specialty beverage shop and gift store, and with its adorable new facade, you just can’t help but go in!  For the past several years, we’ve watched the transformation of a historic property on Port Road in the heart of Lower Village, and the… Read More

A Fun Shopping Weekend in Kennebunkport

We all know that a fall getaway to Kennebunkport is a great opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of a seaside village.  With blazing foliage displays, many folks (myself included!) choose to enjoy the great outdoors – especially our friends escaping the heat of the South!  That said, sometimes a girl’s just gotta shop!  Fortunately for us and visitors to the Maine Stay Inn, there are nearly endless retail therapy opportunities right here in Kennebunkport, as well as in neighboring… Read More

Visiting a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast from Boston

As I drove toward our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfastfrom Boston, it struck me how much changes in 86 miles.  Yes, that major metropolitan area lies less than an hour and a half away, but it’s worlds apart.  The pace here is noticeably slower and the stars brighter.  Now I could go on and on about why Kennebunkport Maine is so different from city life, but that’s a matter for a separate blog.  But, nevertheless, on my short drive I realized just how… Read More

A New Kennebunkport Addition: Galleries at Morning Walk

About six months ago, a construction site popped up in a field along Route 35 in Kennebunk, just under a mile from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  We passed it at least once daily as we check off items on the “to-do” list – grocery store, FedEx, hardware store, etc. – each time wondering what would become of this strange collection of shed-like buildings.  Could they be some kind of house? Nah, they’re too small for that.  How about storage?  Nope, the… Read More

Where Do Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts Get Flowers?

As we all know, Valentine’s Day seems almost synonymous with floral arrangements, and the need for flowers at Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts is perhaps even greater than most.  Fortunately for us, though, there are ample florists located just a stone’s throw from the inn. Fleurant, a combination home-good and floral shop, is conveniently located in Lower Village Kennebunk.  While you wait for your exotic potted plant or cut flowers to be arranged and packaged for travel, you’ll surely keep yourself occupied by… Read More

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Great Antiquing Near Maine Bed and Breakfasts

One of the many things I take for granted is the amazing opportunities for antiquing in a community known for its Maine Bed and Breakfasts.  People ask all year long about the best places to shop for antiques, and while I have been to quite a few, I usually blow through, just picking up a particular item I know is just waiting for me.  For instance, we regularly use an all-natural beeswax based furniture polish on the wooden furniture at our Kennebunkport… Read More

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