Red roses, cute cards, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are the first things that come to mind for many people when thinking of Valentine’s Day, but a truly romantic celebration calls for something out of the ordinary – like a getaway to the Maine Coast! And with Kennebunkport Maine celebrating its annual “Paint the Town Red” festival, there isn’t a more romantic destination to be found on the East Coast. But with less than a week before V-day, we wanted to share some ideas for enjoying an especially memorable escape.
The most important part of setting the scene for your romantic getaway is picking the perfect room or suite, and while each one is unique and offers special amenities, there are a few things to help make the decision easier. Any suite at the Maine Stay Inn comes with the option of having our gourmet breakfast delivered right to your door, so select one of our 13 suites for breakfast in bed with your sweetheart. And after a day exploring the shops, galleries, and outdoor activities in the area, slipping into an extra-large whirlpool tub sounds pretty appealing, and fortunately we offer many options with just that! But for some, the most important amenity is a cozy gas fireplace to snuggle by once the sun sets. No matter what fits your style, the front desk staff at our boutique hotel is happy to help find the perfect spot for your romantic getaway.
The small details, though, are not to be overlooked if you are planning an extra special trip, and the Maine Stay is happy to hook you up with our “Paint the Town Red” special, complete with red, white, and pink faux rose petals adorning your bed, flickering tea lights to set the mood and a seasonal dessert platter in your room. And if you join us in the dining room for breakfast, you’ll start the day with a sparkling cranberry breakfast beverage! If your special someone has a particular favorite flower, Champagne, or other treat, we are happy to arrange for it to be waiting in your room when you arrive.
No getaway is complete without a delicious meal, and with plenty of delicious restaurants in Kennebunkport, there are lots of great spots for a romantic dinner. In Dock Square, you’ll find Ports of Italy, a true Italian restaurant with lots more than spaghetti on the menu. On the Marsh Bistro is hands-down one of the most romantic spots for dinner in the Kennebunkport area. Situated right on the marsh, it’s scenic setting is beautiful even in the snow! Joshua’s Restaurant is located in a colonial farmhouse, and the small dining rooms provide an intimate setting with lots of fireplaces. But only you know what is going to make your sweetheart swoon like they’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow, so let the Maine Stay in on the secret and help make this year’s Valentine’s the romantic getaway you’ve dreamed of!