Wednesday, October 31, 2007 

Happy Halloween from Kennebunkport...

and everyone at The Maine Stay Inn!


Sunday, October 28, 2007 

Our Blog Receives Recognition

The Maine Stay Inn Blog ~ An Insider's Guide to Kennebunkport was selected by The American Historic Inns as their premier selection as "Innkeeper Blog of the Week"

In the review of the Maine Stay Inn blog, The American Historic Inns says, "I love this blog because every single week George gives me another reason to wish I were visitng Kennebunkport. It is consistant, has lots of links if I want all the details to the events, provides the eye candy to keep my attention, and there's an archived blog with dates. I also am convinced that I cannot get this experience anywhere but Kennebunkport and if I go to the Maine Stay they will make sure I have a good time. In case I'm thinking of going two months from now for my anniversary, I can research what happened about that time last year in the archive. The tone is friendly and welcoming and states on every page that the Maine Stay "has the nicest guests". The blog makes me happy even before I get there!"

We are pleased to receive this recognition and we remind our readers, if you are interested in visiting picturesque Kennebunkport and learning of upcoming events or special packages offered at The Maine Stay Inn, please consider signing up for our e-newsletter. Click on this link, enter your email address and click "Submit" and you'll receive the monthly newsletter.

And, of course, at The Maine Stay Inn, "we have the nicest guests!"



Day Trips from Kennebunkport

The trails of East Point Sanctuary
At the Maine Stay Inn, we have a variety of suggested day trips that are designed to meet the needs of our guests. We have trips for those interested in lighthouses, trips for those wanting to experience the bold and rocky coast of Maine, trips for the gourmet, trips for nature lovers and many more.

Our driving directions will include great places to eat and other diversions that are sure to make your day trip memorable.

Janice and I took a trial run of a new trip that she mapped out for our guests. Our trip took us along some of the best coastal spots in Southern Maine, both the rocky shore and along some beautiful beaches.

Even though we had eaten many times at this day trip's "suggested dining spot," the Cape Pier Chowder House, we still had to stop for some Lobster Stew and Seafood Chowder (hey, it's part of the job. We want everything to be perfect for our guests).

A highlight of this day trip is a walk along some of Maine's most amazing rocky coastline at The East Point Audubon Sanctuary which is located near Wood and Stage Islands in Biddeford Pool. For those of you who have enjoyed a walk along the Marginal Way, The East Point
Audubon Sanctuary is a must. While the paths are not paved and groomed like those at the Marginal Way, they certainly take you along scenery that is just as amazing.

When you check in at The Maine Stay Inn, give us an idea of what you are expecting in your getaway to Kennebunkport and we will customize an itinerary just for you.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007 

All Soul's Walk in Kennebunkport

This very popular event, the All Soul's Walk, is this Saturday afternoon and evening. You will begin this eerie walk at the Brick Store Museum at either 2:00 pm or again at 4:00 pm. Stroll along with period costumed docents to Hope Cemetery. You will visit the graves of several of the more colorful departed area residents. The fascinating and sometimes tragic stories promise to mesmerize, frighten and get you in the spirit of Halloween.

You will return to the museum for light refreshments and to view portraits of many of the departed "characters" whose resting places you just visited.

At just $5 per person, this is great family entertainment.



Henry VIII's ~ A Kennebunkport Restaurant Review

This sandwich is not from Henry VII's.
Their sandwiches look better.
Henry VIII's is the new guy in town. Janice and I stopped in for a cold drink during a hot August stroll downtown. We found this delicatessen/restaurant to be spacious and "ultra clean." We decided we would return.

Well, we didn't get to Henry VIII's all summer but, at breakfast this morning, two of our guests, Jeff and Sherry, recommended that we try a hand-carved sandwich from Henry VIII's as soon as possible. They suggested that we didn't know what we were missing.

As it turned out, Jeff and Sherry surprised us and brought us back sandwiches. Janice and I each had half of a "Henry VIII" and half of a "Squire" sandwich. To top it off, Jeff and Sherry included a side order of Homemade Coleslaw.

The Signature Henry VIII sandwich is hand-carved roast beef topped with their homemade horseradish sauce. The sauce is mild and delicious, the roast beef is cooked medium and is very lean. All this is served warm on a toasted herb-buttered bun.

The Squire sandwich is hand-carved turkey served warm with turkey gravy and cranberry sauce, all on one of those great toasted herb-buttered buns. This warm sandwich was fantastic.

Henry VIII's gets two thumbs up from this seasoned professional epicure. "I wouldn't have a Willie or a Sam." (Does anyone know what that means?)

Thanks Jeff and Sherry for the sandwiches and for proving that at The Maine Stay Inn, "we have the nicest guests!"

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 

The Brick Store Museum Display Reaches the Big Leagues

Play Ball! The Brick Store Museum has an exhibit on display until December 29th, titled Kennebunk's Big Leaguers: The Baseball Legacies of Colby Jack and Bobby Coombs.

Baseball fans take note, enjoy this fun trip through the lives and the careers of two major league ballplayers that began their notable sports journeys at Kennebunk High School. "Colby Jack" Coombs (1882-1957) and his nephew Bobby Coombs (1908-1991) both remarkable local athletes went on to play in the big leagues.

An outstanding pitcher, Colby Jack's accomplishments include three World Series wins playing for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics during the 1910 Series.

Bobby Coombs also pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics and later for the New York Giants. In his major league debut, Bobby pitched to the New York Yankees "Murderer's Row" with the likes of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. The "Babe" hit home run #664 courtesy of Bobby. Even back then we had a good reason to hate the Yankees.

Both major leaguers went on to coach and both have university baseball stadiums named in their honor.

Learn more as you "round the bases" and enjoy the history of baseball and these two Kennebunkers.

Make a two-night reservation at The Maine Stay Inn and tell us you are visiting this outstanding exhibit and we will give you two free passes.

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

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Friday, October 12, 2007 

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Kennebunkport

What could be more romantic?

Take a horse-drawn carriage through the historic district of Kennebunkport or better yet, have the carriage take you for your romantic dinner at one of Kennebunkport's many fine restaurants.

If it's more than the two of you for the weekend, invite your entire group for a horse-drawn wagon ride. These wagon rides can accomodate up to 20 adults.

And lest we forget, we are only a short time from having another romantic option. Before you know it, Rockin' Horse Stables will be offering horse-drawn sleigh rides. Brrrrr!

Yes, Tiny (pictured above) has his work cut out for him.

Give us a call at The Maine Stay Inn, we'll not only provide you with a warm and cozy room (with a fireplace and double whirlpool tub if you wish), but we'll also arrange for your romantic ride from Rockin' Horse Stables.

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

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007 

"Trust in Art" Event Coming to Kennebunkport

Another great opportunity to acquire some local art is coming Sunday, October 14th. Artists will disperse throughout Kennebunkport to capture the beauty of the Trust's wetlands, woods, fields, islands, and beaches on canvas and paper.

The results will be auctioned off at Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise that same evening beginning at 5:30 pm following a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres catered by The Wayfarer Restaurant.

"Trust in Art" will benefit both the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and Heartwood College of Art.

Tickets to "Trust in Art" are $15.00 and are available at the Heartwood College of Art and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

This wonderful event is sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank and Hunter Editions, with additional support from Congdon's Doughnut Shop.

Save the date, this is a great opportunity.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007 

The Kennebunk Road Rally

This Sunday, October 7, 2007 the Second Annual Historic Road Rally of the Kennebunks will give participants the opportunity to enjoy much of the history of the Kennebunks while experiencing some spirited competition.

Whether you are breaking out your vintage automobile, your sports car or the family wagon, you can expect an afternoon packed with fun and interesting facts about the area. If you are visiting from afar or you are a local resident, you are certain to learn some fascinating tidbits that will be fun to share with others.

Teams (drivers and navigators) will be given clues designed to take you to many historical sites throughout the Kennebunks. The challenge is to decipher the clues, slove some problems and drive from destination to destination within the allotted time periods.

The event begins at Leyland English Auto which located at 114 River Road, Arundel. You are welcome to arrive as early as 8:00 am. Those arriving early can enjoy coffee, donuts and bagels, as well as the opportunity to view some terrific vintage autos and make some new friends. Even if you aren't planning to participate in the rally, you are welcome to come see the cars.

Plan for a day of challenges and fun and this year's Rally should be as popular as the Road Rally of 2006.

If you are staying at The Maine Stay Inn, ask at the front desk for directions to Leyland English Auto.

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