Thanksgiving

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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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

Looking Forward to Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport

A recent cold snap has really gotten me in the mood to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s perfectly appropriate! Turkey Day in Kennebunkport Maine is a particularly lovely time, and that sentiment is always shared by our turkey day visitors. So in addition to enjoying a delectable meal (without the struggle), one of the best things about Thanksgiving is watching the community prepare itself for Christmas Prelude!  There’s something about “decking the halls” that just gets you… Read More

Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport

I may be a little bit biased, but celebrating Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport Maine is a particularly special time of year, and each year our turkey day visitors agree!  One of the must enjoyable things about Thanksgiving is getting to watch Kennebunkport prepare itself for the holiday season and our famous festival, Christmas Prelude. Each year, the stunning fall foliage fades and the mercury drops along with the leaves, making way for holiday decorating!  And it’s a darn good thing, because the holiday scenery just wouldn’t be the same… Read More

Looking Forward to Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that I first set foot in Kennebunkport Maine 11 years ago today, during a family Thanksgiving getaway.  Much like it is today, the town was aglow with Christmas lights and garlands adorning the Kennebunk River bridge and the lamp posts around town.  But there is one striking difference – it was covered in snow!  And despite today’s wind and steady rain, temps topped the 60 degree mark.  Too bad it wasn’t sunny, right?  That would have called for… Read More

Bargain Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Getaway

Our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is excited to debut a very special getaway offer during the upcoming holiday season.  And since we know that this time of year can bring lots of stress and family or social obligations, everyone deserves a chance for a bit of rest and relaxation.  So to make the a rejuvenating getaway possible, you can visit the Maine Stay Inn any Sunday through Thursday nights (Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve not included) for two nights in a room… Read More

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport Maine

I may be a little bit biased, but celebrating Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport Maine is always a really special time of year, and I certainly think our turkey day visitors agree!  One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is getting to watch Kennebunkport prepare itself for Christmas Prelude.  I am particularly excited this year, because a recent cold snap has made it feel a lot more like the holiday season, and many of the leaves are off the trees, which means it will look a lot… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

The idea of celebrating Thanksgiving at a Maine bed and breakfastmight seem like an unconventional idea to some, but for many it’s a favorite tradition.  In fact, ten years ago my family had our very first introduction to Kennebunkport when we came to celebrate Thanksgiving.  With relatives scattered far and wide, making the traditional Turkey Day feast seemed a little excessive for our family of three, so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and pair a food-filled getaway with… Read More

Kennebunkport Maine Celebrates Small Business Saturday

The small boutiques, galleries, and antique shops that line the streets in Kennebunkport Maine are perfect for filling Christmas stockings and completing wish-lists, but they also make the ideal location for participating in Small Business Saturday.  Now, this charming New England village might not have any big box stores for your Black Friday sprees (although all your faves are at your fingertips just up the road in Biddeford), but it does have countless opportunities for one-of-a-kind gifts.  Next year, when planning your Thanksgiving… Read More

Kennebunkport Maine And Its Wacky Weather

We all know that the weather in Kennebunkport Maine and all of New England is entirely unpredictable, but this year it seems especially fickle.  Today, it hit 60 degrees, but exactly one year ago today it was a paltry 26 degrees!  But on Halloween, New England was walloped with an unprecedented October snowstorm, requiring plowing of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast multiple times.  After that, who would have thought that you would need, or even want, your short-sleeved clothing and flip-flops out… Read More

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