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Summer’s Heating Up in Kennebunkport Maine

A mini heat wave arrived in Kennebunkport Maine just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, and while temps in the low 90s are a bit unusual in this neck of the woods, everyone seems to be enjoying a chance to hit the beach!  Fortunately, there’s lots of coastline to enjoy in southern Maine, and you don’t have to venture far from the Maine Stay Inn to find a spot that’s right for you.  In fact, we’re located just a block… Read More

A Maine Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, that means that it is summer vacation time, and there’s no better place to enjoy a Maine summer vacation that in Kennebunkport!  Now you may think that I am a little biased towards this charming town, but the truth is that I’m “from away” and have explored just about every coastal vacation area in New England and after all of that travel, there’s a reason I landed in Kennebunkport.  Okay, more than a few… 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

Kennebunkport Nominated for Happiest Seaside Town in America

Area natives, local residents (otherwise known as “transplants” like me!) and visitors alike have known for ages that Kennebunkport is a truly incredible place, one that really takes you back in time.  Yes, this quaint little village is the kind of place where kids still play outside, ride bikes along the beach, and people leave their doors open and the keys in their cars.  Strangers smile and wave as though you’re an old friend they encountered along tree lined streets and walking… Read More

Kennebunkport Nominated for “Prettiest Painted Places”

Thanks to a national competition to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America,” people across the country are discovering what Maine residents have long known: The Pine Tree State has some of the most beautiful towns and neighborhoods to be found anywhere.  Sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute, whose mission is to educate the public aboutquality paints and coatings, the “Prettiest Painted Places” competition has drawn two entries from Maine: Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. Over the next few weeks, the two Maine communities will vie with nearly… Read More

Tours of the Wedding Cake House Have Begun!

On my way to our Maine Bed and Breakfast each day, I pass the Wedding Cake House, which could very possibly be the most photographed private home in Maine. It’s beyond incredible. Now, since my architectural knowledge is really pretty advanced, I just know that those twizzles and twirlies and intricately carved doo-hickeys are pretty snazzy! Okay, I basically know that a house has a roof and walls, but this one is amazing. It’s hard to believe that this home (and it… Read More

Visiting the Best Beaches in Kennebunkport

Every day at least one guest at our Maine bed and breakfast asks which is the best beach in Kennebunkport, and that is never a question I can answer!  The problem is simple – they are all lovely!  But fortunately, each is “best” for something.  So here’s my attempt at explaining them and why they are so excellent: Colony Beach: Less than a half mile from the inn, this beach is definitely walkable, which is a huge perk for folks who want… Read More

Tips for Planning Your Maine Summer Vacation

It’s that time of year again – time to plan your Maine summer vacation!  Most people can’t just spontaneously jaunt off for a couple of days along the coast, so taking that fun trip means planning.  Now, that’s not my favorite thing, especially because time is always at a premium.  But since you’ve already decided to hit coastal Maine for your vay-cay, I’ve put together a few questions to help guide your efforts. When?  July and August are prime time in Kennebunkport… Read More

Stargazing at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

This evening as I was walking from one of the cottages to the main house of our Maine bed and breakfast, I looked up and saw an incredible array of constellations in the night sky.  It is indeed a very clear night, but there was little ambient light pollution to detract from the natural beauty in the night sky.  Yes, the cupola was lit up, as it is every night, but that didn’t seem to hinder the bright glow of the stars.… Read More

Kennebunkport Maine – Perfect for Your Summer Vacation!

I may be a little biased, but I think Kennebunkport Maine is the perfect spot for your Summer Vacation!  Seriously, though, Kennebunkport is the ideal spot to spend a holiday.  As a kid, my family tried out oodles of vacation destinations throughout New England, and only visited the Kennebunks during the winter (which is also pretty great, I might add!), never finding that special spot that had everything we wanted. Soon after moving to the area, we discovered the error of our… Read More

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