spring weekend maine
Patriot’s Day is not just a regional holiday, but also the start of a feel-good period for our Maine Bed and Breakfast, when we offer guests the opportunity to stay for half price – in exchange for a small donation to Habitat for Humanity. The Maine Stay Inn and other inns across the state open their doors and slash rates to support Maine based chapters of Habitat for Humanity. So from April 21 until May 23, you can visit Kennebunkport Maine on Sundays through Thursday evenings and indulge in a stay in one of our most luxurious and romantic suites! And with springtime finally here, it is definitely time to enjoy this beautiful season in Southern Maine.
Now, as with any crazy good deal, there’s a catch, but this is a good one! In exchange for getting such a dramatically reduced rate at a Maine Bed and Breakfast, you’ll need to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity. While $35 is required, visitors are welcome to contribute as much as they’d like to local Maine chapters, especially because every last dollar goes directly toward building homes for needy families within the state of Maine. In its 11th year, the “Hospitality for Habitat” program organized by the Maine Innkeepers’ Association ensures that not only will you enjoy a budget-friendly getaway to a participating Maine Bed and Breakfast (but, hopefully, we’ll get to see you at the Maine Stay!) in the next month, but you can feel great about “paying it forward” and helping out others in need!recently completed winter projects or stick with your favorite staple, but no matter which you choose, you’ll be sure to enjoy a bit of pampering during your stay. Have you been hankering for a great shower, like the one in Deluxe Fireplace Suite 12 (yes, it has six different heads/jets)? Or looking forward to reading a book in bed while admiring a glowing fire – try Captain Walker’s Suite 16! As always, you’ll enjoy gourmet breakfast (whether you choose to stay one night or several), afternoon tea and freshly baked goodies, and as much help and guidance as you desire to make your May-cation absolutely perfect. So this year, not only can you enjoy a relaxing getaway with incredible savings to our Maine bed and breakfast, but you’ll also be helping a great cause and needy families across the state!
For many school districts throughout New England, this week marks April Vacation Week, which means that spring has really arrived at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast. Now that the vast majority of restaurant that close for portions of the winter have reopened and the shops are transitioning to their springtime window
displays, it really feels like winter is finally coming to an end. For the first time last night, I heard the crickets on my way home from dinner, and a cacophony of bird calls can be heard each morning – and if I was at all experienced in birding, I would be able to tell you which critters have returned to Kennebunkport, but, alas, that is not one of my strengths. Fortunately for those who are avid birders or those who are looking to expand their horizons, there are three great nature preserves just minutes from the Maine Stay Inn. Both the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm sit just over the border in Wells, while the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust operates a variety of preserved parcels of land throughout town. So whether you’re looking for birds that are partial to wooded areas or open ocean or anything in between, we’ve got you covered! And with great walking trails, all three of these preserves are perfect for an active outdoor adventure or just a leisurely springtime stroll.
But while the leaves on the trees aren’t quite ready to pop, the tulips are beginning to poke their leaves through the soil and the paper whites are actually starting to bloom! Now if only the grass in the backyard would turn green soon… The teeny patch of snow that remains in a shaded corner of the yard tells of one of my favorite parts about spring – the fact that the days are warm and the nights are chilly. So that means you and explore during the day without the layers we’ve become accustomed to wearing throughout the winter, but at night, a jacket is a welcome accessory. Even better, though, is returning from dinner to a glowing fire or enjoying a relaxing soak in a whirlpool or soaker tub! Plus, during the month of April you can stay for two nights and get a third for free, which means even more snuggling by the fire Everyone at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is enjoying the start of spring and hope you are too!