Wednesday, January 31, 2007 

What do a Kennebunkport Inn and the Super Bowl XLI Have in Common?

And the answer is...they each make someone happy.

Hey guys, do you want to really enjoy this year's Super Bowl? I know, you can't really enjoy the Super Bowl because the Patriots aren't in it. Let me start over.

Hey guys, do you want to enjoy this year's Super Bowl as much as possible considering the best team has already been eliminated?

Well, your sweetheart may be a little less enthusiastic about spending several hours in front of the tube (I mean the liquid crystals or whatever TV's are made of these days). I have the answer...take your best girl to Kennebunkport for the weekend.

Come to The Maine Stay Inn for the weekend, reserve one of our romantic Cottage Suites (double whirlpool tubs and fireplaces), and have breakfast delivered to you each morning. In addition to that, you can attend Saturday afternoon's Chocolate Tasting (who doesn't love chocolate?), and you will have a bottle of Sparkling Cider and two Maine Stay Inn Signature Champagne flutes waiting for you upon arrival. Best of all, a surprise romantic gift for your girl.

When you check out on Sunday, you will have plenty of time to get home in time for The Game.

After such a wonderfully thoughtful and romantic weekend that you planned, just relax and enjoy that game you were looking forward to.

"We have the nicest guests!"

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Monday, January 29, 2007 

Chocolate Tasting at The Maine Stay, Kennebunkport

~ The Cocoa Tree ~ Theobroma Cocao ~

The ancient Mayans and Aztecs praised it as the "food of the gods."

This Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, join your innkeepers and other guests around the fireplace at The Maine Stay for our 2nd annual chocolate tasting.

This year we have a special treat, an award winning sampling from the island of Grenada.

According to the Grenada Chocolate Company, "Grenada has clearly one of the strongest, richest cocoas in the world partially due to the super-rich volcanic soil here and the hot sun. Single origin cocoa bean chocolate is rare, especially when it is one of the best cocoas in the world! Along with careful, small-batch processing, Grenada's cocoa provides our chocolate with a powerful, delicious and intriguing flavor."

Escape for a Romantic Weekend Getaway to The Maine Stay Inn. We have Romantic Cottage Suites with fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs available. In addition to the chocolate tasting and your romantic suite, your weekend getaway will include a bottle of Sparkling Cider along with two Maine Stay Inn Signature Champagne flutes, a special romantic gift for your sweetheart and, of course, a scrumptious New England breakfast each morning.

Oh yeah, one other thing, there is plenty of time to enjoy the weekend, checkout Sunday morning after a great breakfast, and still make it home for the Super Bowl.

At The Maine Stay Inn, "we have the nicest guests."

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Friday, January 26, 2007 

Kennebunkport Winter Activities

It's cold and snowy in Kennebunkport. How cold is it? It's so cold I saw a chicken with a capon. (thanks Johnny)

Are you looking for some great winter weekend activities? Next Saturday, February 3, at The Wells National Estuarine Reserve is Winter Family Fun Day.

Beginning at 11:00 am there will be a variety of activities celebrating the nature of winter. There will be games, crafts, animal tracking and, with enough snow, participants can take part in snow sculpturing, sledding, cross-country skiing and you can even try out some snowshoes.

For those interested in renting skis or snowshoes, be sure to contact the Wells Recreation Department ahead of time.

Admission is a donation of $5.00 per person and if you bring your own mug, hot drinks are free.

After this day of outdoor fun, return to your cozy room at The Maine Stay Inn and sit in front of your fireplace. Warm up a little while your whirlpool tub is filling. Insert your own story here.

Sounds nice doesn't it?

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 

Kennebunkport Valentine Specials ~~ All Month Long

The February Issue of Downeast magazine proclaims Kennebunkport to be the perfect place to celebrate the romance of Valentine's Day. According to the article, "The rooms inside the gracious Maine Stay provide a taste of the way life was back when the shipyards and sailors ruled the Kennebunks."

We couldn't agree more! The quiet elegance and peaceful ambiance of a simpler time is often just what is needed for a relaxing getaway. Throughout the entire month of February, guests of the Maine Stay will enjoy special romantic surprises with each two night stay. So, if you are looking for a wonderful winter memory, check out our February Events and Valentine Romance Packages!

With any two night stay, guests will enjoy:

~ Two nights luxurious lodging in your choice of rooms or suites.

~ A bottle of sparkling cider and two Maine Stay Inn signature champagne flutes in your room upon arrival.

~ A romantic Valentine surprise gift for that special someone in your life.

~ Scrumptious New England breakfast for two each morning.

This special package is available for weekend or weekday visits.

So, why not surprise that special someone with a romantic escape that will create an unforgetable winter memory.

Don't forget, if you select one of our spacious and romantic cottage suites, you can choose to have your breakfast delivered to your door!

Perhaps you already know, at The Maine Stay Inn, "we have the nicest guests."

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Sunday, January 21, 2007 

Alisson's Restaurant ~ A Kennebunkport Restaurant Review

A main stay in Kennebunkport (hey, wait a minute) for more than 30 years, Alisson's is clearly doing something right. Actually, they are doing lots of things very well.

Located right in the center of the action of Kennebunkport's quaint village of Dock Square, Alisson's is well known and frequented by locals and visitors alike.

This evening's meal included the typical Alisson's experience. Janice and I were joined for dinner by Marc and Sue. Our greeting from the hostess was friendly and we were escorted to our table, well away from the entrance (very much appreciated as the outside temperature was about 18 degrees). We were well within view of several of Alisson's seven big-screen TVs (there may have been more that we didn't see) which was perfect since the Patriot's game was about to come on. Go Pats!

It was burgers for both Janice and me. Cheeseburger for Janice and Dee Dee Burger for me. The Dee Dee Burger is topped with bleu cheese dressing, sauteed mushrooms and onions. Sue opted for the Lobster Roll (better known as the Lobsta Roll). As Alisson's advertises, it had "mounds of fresh Lobster meat." Alisson's is well known for their great Lobster Rolls. For Marc, it was "A Fish Called Wanda," a broiled haddock (you could have it fried as well) sandwich with Cheddar Cheese.

All sandwiches come with your choice of french fries or cole slaw. That's no choice for's fries all the way. The fries, like my burger are done just right.

And then my favorite part, dessert, a Peanut Butter Cup Pie. Our waitress was excellent but hey, who told her to bring out two forks? It was so good, I didn't even see what Sue and Marc got for dessert.

Alisson's Restaurant is casual and they don't take reservations. Don't be fooled, they take your food very seriously. Over the years, Janice and I have had many meals at Alisson's and we always leave pleased with our selections. We have sent a countless number of Maine Stay Inn guests to Alisson's and the feedback is always excellent.

I guess that's how a restaurant continues to thrive for more than 30 years.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007 

Where's Maine Stay Inn Teddy? ~ Win a Tee Shirt

Kennebunkport's most famous Teddy Bear hasn't made an appearance in several weeks but, he's back. He still has his winter sweater on, as temperatures in Maine (that's a small clue) have finally begun to feel like winter.

Again, this location should be an easy one for the faithful Maine explorer. Be specific, it shouldn't be difficult. So, send in your guess early and, if you like, guess as often as you care to.

Don't forget to read the rules and, if you have won in the previous 90 days, please give someone else a chance.

When you make a guess, I may not post it right away. We are on vacation and only occasionally have internet access (unlike The Maine Stay Inn where we always have wireless access for our guests). We'll be back this weekend and have some great specials on our most romantic rooms.

At The Maine Stay Inn, "we have the nicest guests."

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 

Cheese Tasting Coming to Kennebunkport's Maine Stay Inn

On February 24, 2007, guests of The Maine Stay Inn will be invited to a Saturday evening cheese tasting affair

An elegant selection of fine cheeses will be accompanied with pairings that will enhance the experience of tasting the variety of cheeses.

The cheese tasting gathering will be held in the dining room and around the fire of the living room at The Maine Stay. Join other guests and your innkeepers for this early-evening social gathering before heading out to one of Kennebunkport's fine restaurants for your romantic dinner.

Give us a call at (800) 950-2117 and ask about our February weekend special packages.

At The Maine Stay Inn, "We have the nicest guests."

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Friday, January 12, 2007 

The Maine Stay Inn Blog Receives Top Honors

Today, January 12, 2007, The Maine Stay Inn ~ An Insider's Guide to Kennebunkport, was recognized as The Best Blog of the Day by the very popular Blog Directory, The Bestest Blog of All-Time.

In her review, the author states, "I...have been visiting quite a few travel blogs lately. I stumbled upon this one and fell in love!"

Our blog was also fortunate enough to have received recognition by a blogging consultant and his business known as ConverStations when consultant, Mike Sansone stated, "Unlike a few other hotel blogs, they add value for their guests by offering tips on what's going on in Kennebunkport - not just stuff about the Inn."

We are very gratified with this recognition and we would like to remind readers, if you are interested in visiting picturesque Kennebunkport, Maine, learning of upcoming events or special packages offered at The Maine Stay Inn, please consider signing up for our e-newsletter. You can sign up by visiting The Maine Stay Inn website. From the homepage, scroll down and in the right margin, you can enter your email address to join.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 

Kennebunkport's Maine Stay Inn to Hold a Chocolate Tasting Event

A fun and entertaining Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast special, the 2nd annual Chocolate Tasting will be held on Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, around the fire at The Maine Stay Inn.

Sampling chocolates from around the world, guests of the Maine Stay will taste and vote for their favorites.

A popular occasion last year, our guests voted one of the Swiss chocolates as their favorite. This year we will try to give the Swiss some stiff competition by acquiring (we are still attempting to secure this special chocolate) a very special, hand crafted, chocolate from the island of Grenada.

There will be several varieties of delectable, mouth-watering selections.

Escape for a Romantic Weekend Getaway to The Maine Stay Inn. We have Romantic Cottage Suites with fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs available. In addition to your romantic suite, your weekend getaway will include a bottle of Sparkling Cider along with two Maine Stay Inn Signature Champagne flutes, a special romantic gift for your sweetheart and, of course, a scrumptious New England breakfast each morning.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Maine Stay Inn.

"We have the nicest guests."

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007 

Kennebunkport Valentine's Specials

Celebrate Valentine's Day during the entire month of February. February is for Lovers in Kennebunkport and at The Maine Stay Inn.

The Maine Stay is having a special devoted to lovers during the entire month. Reserve a two night, weekend stay and, in addition to the room of your choice, you and your sweetheart will receive a bottle of sparkling cider, along with two Maine Stay Inn Signature Champagne flutes. Also included in the special is a romantic surprise gift for your sweetie. And, of course, you will awaken to a scrumptious New England breakfast which, if you choose one of our romantic Cottage Suites, can be delivered to your door.

Valentine's Day is booking up fast but, at The Maine Stay Inn, the entire month of February is devoted to special romantic getaways.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007 

Farewell Mr. President

Photo courtesy of Gerald R. Ford Library ~ President and Mrs. Ford
hug each other in the Oval Office, December 6, 1974

"On August 9, 1974, he stepped into the presidency without ever having sought the office. He assumed power in a period of great division and turmoil. For a nation that needed healing and for an office that needed a calm and steady hand, Gerald Ford came along when we needed him most."
~ President George W. Bush, January 2, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007 

Happy New Year from the Maine Stay Inn

We wish all of our friends a Happy and Healthy (oh, and don't forget Prosperous) New Year!

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