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Signs Spring Has Arrived in Kennebunkport Maine

March 27th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

It’s official – Spring has arrived in Kennebunkport Maine!  Yes, it has now been springtime for a whole week and life around our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfastis showing signs that the annual reawakening is well underway.  Admittedly, the summer-like temps we experienced last week certainly helped expedite the process, but summer is definitely a-comin’!  Over the last few days,

magnolia blossoms in kennebunkport maine

Soon we'll be seeing blossoms like these in Kennebunkport Maine!

though, I have really noticed a few things around town that scream “Spring is here!”

While Kennebunkport Maine might not be quite as far along in its foliage progression (no, the Magnolias are not quite ready for their splendorous display yet, but I’ll keep you posted!), we are definitely seeing buds on all the trees.  The bright yellows of the Forsythia is starting to poke out and breathe some much needed color into our landscapes.  Even the birdies are celebrating, and many more species have begun their trek north, meaning that there’s so much more to see at the wonderful reserves near Kennebunkport Maine.  Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in particular is teeming with fauna (and the flora’s not far behind), so grab your specs and head out to catch sight of some favorites without many leaves blocking your view!  Of course, Wells Reserve and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust lands are both great opportunities to do some bird watching or just to enjoy their wonderful songs during a brisk (or meandering) walk.  And while you’re out and about, you can take note that lots of our favorite spring flowers are beginning to poke through the ground, with daffodils and hyacinths making an early debut this year!

But for us, the biggest signal that springtime is here in Kennebunkport Maine, is the preparation for opening the four cottage suites closed for the winter.  Yes, we’ve even turned the water back on in Contemporary Cottage Suites 8 and 9, and while they’re not quite ready for visitors to enjoy, they are getting close.  So take advantage of this early spring to make sure you don’t miss out on a visit to a Kennebunkport Inn!

Spring into Savings in Kennebunkport Maine

March 15th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

Now that we’ve moved our clocks forward and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to celebrate the spring season with deep discounts in Kennebunkport Maine!  It’s hard to believe that winter is really drawing to a close, and with it the “third night free” promotion running through the end of March.  But in celebration of the fantastic season that we believe everyone should be able to

Enjoy spring flowers in Kennebunkport Maine

It's time to stop and smell the roses (or daisies) in Kennebunkport Maine!

enjoy, we are rolling out our spring 2012 promotion – through the month of April, enjoy a two night stay at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast and receive your third night for just $20.12!  Now, as with any promotion, from shampoo and disposable razors to diamonds and luxury vehicles, your least expensive night will be the night you will enjoy for the steal-worthy price of $20.12.  So this spring, sneak away to Kennebunkport Maine for some rest and relaxation, especially since most people have a three day weekend coming up (hello there, Patriots’ Day)!

But steep savings in Kennebunkport Maine aren’t only to be found at the Maine Stay – restaurants and shops alike are dishing out the discounts left and right, because they want travelers to remember that springtime is a spectacular time to visit coastal Maine, even if the water is a tad bit too cold for swimming.  On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Cape Arundel Inn offers diners the chance to enjoy a special midweek menu in addition to or in place of their upscale menu, and while these special menu items carry price tags that come with your run-of-the-mill casual fare, the quality, flavor, and preparation is simply out of this world.  And did I mention the view?  Because that doesn’t change depending on the day of the week!  Shocker, I know.  Likewise, On the Marsh Bistro offers a three course prix fixe menu on Wednesday evenings (this midweek getaway is sounding better and better!), so this spring you can enjoy spectacular views and even better food with a visit to Kennebunkport!  I’d be remiss not to mention 50 Local and its Tapas Tuesdays, when prices are slashed, but quality is not!  And shoppers, don’t fret – there are plenty of steals and deals from Kittery to Freeport and everywhere in between.  So get crackin’ – spring and these great savings only last so long in Kennebunkport Maine!

Spring Skiing From Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

March 11th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

Despite the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had lately, there’s still plentiful skiing to be had not far from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  Luckily for vistors to Kennebunkport Maine,  there are many wonderful mountain options located close enough for a day (or even half day) ski trip.  Although it may seem like spring is upon us, the New England ski season is far from over, with some of the best conditions yet to be seen during the spring months.

Enjoy spring skiing not far from Kennebunkport!

You're not too far to enjoy some great spring skiing!

With a variety of amenities for families, Cranmore Mountian Resort in nearby North Conway, NH is just an easy drdive away.  After enjoying a hearty breakfast at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be on the slopes of Cranmore in under two hours (assuming you don’t stop for some outlet shopping, of course!).  Boasting 39 trails of varied terrain, multiple terrain parks, glades, and three lifts designed for beginners, it’s perfect for the whole family! 

But if you’re up for great skiing, but not putting the miles on your car, consider Shawnee Peak, just an hour and 15 minutes away.  It’s the hidden gem of Maine skiing and offers something for everyone, even the sightseer with the wonderful views Maine’s Lake Region.  Offering the most extensive night skiing in Maine (with  great prices!), you can spend the day relaxing at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, and the night cruising down the slopes!  Plus you can come back to snuggle by the fire with hot chocolate or warm cookies at the Maine Stay.

Any plug for New England skiing would be incomplete without a mention of Sugarloaf, which has arguably the best skiing in the East.  It can be a daunting trek, located  4.5 hours from Boston and 8.5 from New York City, but you’re part-way there once you’ve reached Kennebunkport Maine!  In under three hours you can enjoy 153 trails and glades, plus the only above treeline line lift-serviced skiing in the East at their Brackett Basin.  Even the most daring and skilled skier is sure to be challenged there!

But if you’re schedule’s packed until April, don’t stress! There’s plenty of skiing still to be had – it is Maine after all!  Plus, Sugarloaf is typically open until early May.  Even with spring knocking, it’s not too late to grab a ski trip during your visit to a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, because even if there’s no snow on the ground at home, there’ll be plenty on the slopes!

Maine Bed and Breakfasts Prepare to “Spring Forward”

March 9th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

Signs of spring are definitely in the air around lots of Maine Bed and Breakfasts, as the snow has been melting, the birds chirping, and the occasional buds poking out of the earth.  And the recent temps have been nothing to sneer at!  Kennebunkport Maine topped out at just about 65 degrees yesterday, which made for absolutely delightful running and walking weather.  But along the coast you definitely needed a jacket, because while it was bright, sunny, and warm, the breeze was unexpectedly strong.  As I

Maine Bed and Breakfasts Prepare to "Spring Forward" the clocks

Don't forget to spring forward your clocks tomorrow!

rounded the corner by the Bush Family estate, I could clearly see the wind whipping the ever present American flag, but the spokes of their windmill were simply a blur from spinning so quickly.  Yep, it was definitely generating some clean power yesterday!

But while the days have slowly begun to lengthen, a marked change will be noted on Sunday, as we “spring forward” the clocks late Saturday night.  Selfishly, since I expect to be a little less alert during the 8:30 breakfast seating on Sunday morning, I am hoping that losing an hour will inspire guests at all Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfasts this weekend to choose a later seating for their morning meal.  But all kidding aside, gaining an hour of daylight during non-sleeping hours is a win-win situation all around.  Just think – they’ll be that much more time to explore Kennebunkport, enjoy walks along the beach, hikes in a nature preserve, or just scenic excursions along coastal Maine!  So in just two days you can expect to get even more enjoyment our of your visit to Maine Bed and Breakfasts, because with an extra hour of sunshine you can do so much more, even if it means relaxing and doing much less!

Spring Weather Expected in Kennebunkport Maine

March 6th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

Despite seeing our largest snowfall of the season less than a week ago, Kennebunkport Maine is eagerly awaiting a sneak peek at Spring-like weather this week.  Yes, it may only be the beginning of March, and there might still be a decent amount of snow (or maybe just white ice at this point) on the ground, but we are expecting temps to reach into the fifties tomorrow and even the 60s

Early spring in kennebunkport maine

Enjoy a taste of spring in Kennebunkport Maine!

later in the week!  Usually at this time of year our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast writes about fun indoor activities or ideas for bringing romance to your getaway (though that’s kind of an all year thing I think!) or snow-dependent sports, but this week you’ll be able to leave the hats and gloves at home and frolic on our amazing beaches.  I won’t go quite so far as to suggest you dig your toes in the sand (that water is still pretty darn cold right about now), but strolling along the coastline with just a windbreaker or light fleece seems pretty good to me!

So during your visit to Kennebunkport Maine this week, make sure to add lots of outdoor activities to your list.  In addition to the beaches, considering a trip to nearby Laudholm Farm or the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge might be a great idea.  Or try strolling

Ogunquit’s Marginal Way and pop into one of several great restaurants in Perkins Cove for a bite to eat – plus, your inner shopper will adore the cute boutiques in town.  Don’t blow the budget there though, because the truly unique shops in downtown Kennebunkport Maine are sure to be open as the shop-keepers get in the springtime spirit.  But even though the next few days will be unseasonably warm, the evenings are sure to be brisk, so don’t forget about enjoying some quality fireside snuggling with your special someone!