Enjoy the 6th Annual Fire & Ice Celebration!

November 20th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Kennebunks Fire & Ice 2015Blazing bonfires, incredible ice sculptures, live music, dancing, food, and specially-themed drinks served over bars carved from blocks of ice. That’s the annual Fire & Ice celebration in Kennbunkport, scheduled for December 11th and 12th, 2015 – and you’re invited!

Christmas Prelude really gets the Christmas season off to a wonderful start here in the Kennebunks and the annual Fire & Ice event is great way to top things off.

For starters, it’s a 21 and older only event serving Fire & Ice-themed cocktails (along with beer, champagne, wine, well drinks, and non-alcoholic fare), served over bars that have been hand-carved from blocks of ice … and it’s not just the bars that are made of ice.

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Attend Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2015!

November 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude The Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude is almost upon us, scheduled for December 2nd through the 13th, and the excitement is building for one of the most popular Christmas festivals in the US!

If you’ve never experienced the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude (or even if you have), you really should consider giving yourself and your loved ones a seasonal treat by coming to the Kennebunks and joining us in all the holiday season warmth and fun!

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Visit Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery

October 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes at Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery

The Shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes at
St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk

You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy the peace and beauty of a monastery and Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery is easily one of the top 5 attractions in the Kennebunks.

With all the beautiful Maine coastline, the Bush compound at Walker’s Point, kayaking, lighthouses, great dining, shopping, and galleries of the Kennebunks, it’s almost hard to believe one of the most visited attractions of the area is a monastery – but then, monasteries aren’t exactly typical in the U.S. … and Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery isn’t your typical monastery!

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Get A Taste of Maine On a Kennebunkport Foodie Tour!

October 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunkport Foodie TourPlanning a Kennebunks vacation and consider yourself a gourmand? Take a Kennebunkport Foodie Tour and see for yourself why so many are talking about Maine’s amazing food scene!

The Kennebunks are steeped in a rich local and maritime history – but did you know the area is also known for its wide variety of top-tier restaurants, bakeries, and craft breweries? Maine is home to an abundance of fresh and wholesome organic produce, meat, dairy, and – of course! – fresh seafood. Traditional, regional, and local dishes add to this cornucopia of the senses, along with a host of new traditions being created by a wave of fresh culinary talent drawn to the area by the Kennebunks’ already colorful food scene.

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Enjoy A Kennebunkport Sailing Tour

August 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunkport Sailing TourMaine’s coast is iconic and beautiful no matter how you look at it – but a view from aboard a tall masted schooner on a Kennebunkport sailing tour may be one of the best ways to see it!

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as setting out into clear blue waters aboard a multi-masted sailing ship. The smell of the sea, the creaking of the ropes as the wind catches the canvas, transporting you across the waters and into a slower paced world of sun dappled waves.

Add in gorgeous views of Maine’s famous coast and you have a Kennebunkport sailing tour to a ‘t.’

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Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival 2015

August 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival 2015

The 28th annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival – Saturday, September 12, 2015 – Sunday, September 13, 2015 – is a prestigious event that brings more than 100 juried, master artisans to Wells, Maine every year, the weekend after Labor Day, for 2 days of spectacular crafts, food, music, and fun!

If you’re a fan of fine arts and crafts – or just a great time at a spectacular Maine seaside setting – then the Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is for you! Jury-selected, one of a kind, hand-wrought jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, fiber arts, and more are the focus at this long-lived and highly popular coastal festival, with artisans coming in from across the region to share and sell their wares.

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Explore Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

July 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Piping Plover are just one of the rare species you’ll see
at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Did you know that the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge – less than a 10 minute drive from our Kennebunk Inn – contains 5,400 acres of protected forest and coastline unlike any other in Maine?

Established in 1966, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge consists of ten divisions – between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth – spread along 50 miles of York and Cumberland county coastline with an eye on eventually containing 14,600 acres, pending further land acquisition.

Endangered shorebirds and mammals, migratory waterfowl, shellfish, and more rely upon the protected marsh lands, estuaries, and shrublands of the refuge. The beauty of the resulting, unsullied nature contained within Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is difficult to describe and overstate.

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Take a Kennebunk Lobster Tour!

July 10th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Take a Kennebunk Lobster Tour!Maine is famous for its lobsters but did you ever wonder about lobster fishing? Take a Kennebunk Lobster Tour to learn all about Maine lobster fishing as well as enjoying scenic views of the Maine coast!

Lobstermen (and lobsterwomen) have been harvesting this tasty bounty from the Maine Coast since before the birth of the United States and now you can learn how and where they collect the biggest, finest Maine Lobster specimens on a Kennebunk Lobster Tour with First Chance tours.

First Chance offers whale watching and Kennebunk lobster tours from May to October, weather permitting. They’ll take you out on their 65 foot sightseeing vessel, Kylie’s Chance – one of the largest touring ships plying the New England coastal waters! With options for covered seating, bottled water and soda on board, you’ll be set for a comfortable day of sightseeing.

During your Kennebunk Lobster Tour, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of Maine lobster fishing, from the days when they washed up on the shore in two foot piles to today, when only careful maintenance keeps the lobster industry alive. You’ll see the tools of the trade, the best waters for harvesting Maine lobster, and even how these delicious and amazing creatures are caught.

But that’s not all – your hour and a half long, First Chance Kennebunk Lobster Tour will also provide you with gorgeous views of the iconic Maine coastline, including seals on Bumpkin Island, and the Bush Compound where, if you’re lucky, you might even see President Bush 41 casting a line into the waters. Sure, go ahead and wave – he often waves back!

Kennebunk Lobster Tours

June 20 through Sept. 7: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sept 9: 11am, 1pm
Sept 12 through Oct. 11, Saturday & Sunday only: 11am, 1pm
October 12: 11am & 1pm
For reservations: 207 967 5507

For more information about Whale Watching and Kennebunk Lobster Tours, please visit: www.firstchancewhalewatch.com

Kennebunk Lodging
The Inn at English Meadows has five rooms, five suites, and a private bungalow for your comfort. Let us pamper you during your Kennebunkport getaway with flat screen TVs, Vera Wang hypoallergenic mattresses, FRETTE throws & MALIN+GOETZ toiletries, and much more. Our convenient location in Kennebunk’s Lower Village puts all the best of the Kennebunks at your doorstep. Let us show you the best of the Kennebunks with the unrivaled luxury and value of a stay at The Inn at English Meadows!

Get Set for MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015!

June 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015Fans of The Bard (or just good, live entertainment!) visiting the Kennebunks shouldn’t miss a chance to enjoy the MaineStage Shakespeare Summer Season: July 10th through August 22nd, 2015!

Kennebunk’s MaineStage Shakespeare theater company does their very most to breathe new life into the classics. Their performances are fresh, fun, and exciting – no matter whether you’re an authority on the Bard’s works or think “The Taming of the Shrew” might be an animal act. That doesn’t mean they’re a joke, however. The MaineStage Shakespeare players deliver innovative but thoroughly professional performances of these classic plays.

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Charge Your Electric Car with The Inn at English Meadows’ Tesla Supercharger!

June 10th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Inn at English Meadows now has a Tesla Supercharger!If you drive an electric car, The Inn at English Meadows, a Select Registry Property, can now recharge it with a ClipperCreek charger or a Tesla Supercharger!

Did we mention that, for our guests, use of The Inn at English Meadows’ EV chargers are absolutely free?

Select Registry, a portfolio of more than 300 premier inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels throughout North America, has teamed up with Tesla through their Tesla Destination Charging program, to install Tesla Superchargers at over 170 inns and hotels across America!

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