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Road Trip anyone?

March 27, 2017 by Damien Callahan

Spring is here and we all know what that means, “ay-yuh”, it’s time to get out of the house – Waahoo!!  Pack a bag, jump in your car and hit the road, don’t look back just get here.  Let The Inn at English Meadows sooth away your winter woes with our complete spa package and begin the unwinding.

Then swing through the car wash to relieve your ride of the winter slush (while you do the same for your soul) and take a road trip.  Cruise along the coast (the summer Rte. 1 traffic excluded), take in the sites you’ve been waiting all winter to see again.  Then stop off to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and be among the first to see the early spring bulbs and ephemerals while strolling through their gardens which comprise 295 acres of tidal shoreland

Take a Kennebunk Lobster Tour!

July 10, 2015 by englishmeadows

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 17, 2015 by englishmeadows

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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Visit Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum

December 13, 2014 by englishmeadows

Kennebunk's Brick Store MuseumA piece of history, itself, Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum opened during the great depression and has since become one of the premiere history and art centers in Southern Maine.

Located in a block of 19th-century buildings at the heart of Kennebunk’s historic district, the Brick Store Museum was originally constructed in 1825 by William Lord as a dry-goods emporium. Known as Lord’s Store, the building was unique in its then extravagant use of locally kilned bricks, rather than the far cheaper and more typically used lumber.

It was Lord’s great-granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry, who founded the Brick Store Museum on the second floor of the Lord’s Store building in 1936. It wasn’t long before the museum expanded into three other buildings on the block, all dating from 1810 to 1860. The interiors of these four historic buildings were linked together and now house a regional history, art, and archives center as the Brick Store Museum.

The Brick Store Museum’s collection had its start in heirlooms from the extended Lord family but now houses upwards of 70,000 artifacts, works of art, and archival materials from a variety of sources. You can see quilts with secret pouches, a rare chest from 1685, a painting of a Kennebunkport ship’s captain found floating at sea, items salvaged from area shipwrecks, the largest collection in Maine of posters from World War I and II, and artworks by Thomas Badger, John Brewster Jr., Abbott Fuller Graves, Louis Norton, and Hannah Skeele. The Brick Store Museum archives center features maps, documents, photographs, genealogical materials and more for researchers.

Current exhibits include “Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” “To Walk Through the Pasture Barefoot,” based on the Museum’s natural history collection, and a wonderful, seasonal display: “Christmas in the 1940s.” The Museum’s new Christmas Store is open with unique gifts for everyone.

Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum is open year-round – stop in for a look at one of the best historic and art collections in the state!

Kennebunk's Brick Store Museum Logo

The Brick Store Museum

Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4:30pm
Saturdays, 10am to 1pm
117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
www.brickstoremuseum.org

Kennebunk Lodging
Make your Kennebunkport vacation the very best it can be with a stay at The Inn at English Meadows! Our mid-1800’s, Greek Revival home is located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, with lovely beaches and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square just minutes away on foot. Our unique combination of modern and classic amenities will delight your senses while the personal touches will have you thinking of The Inn at English Meadows as your second home.

Kennebunk’s Waterhouse Center Ice Skating Rink

November 22, 2014 by englishmeadows

Waterhouse Center Ice Skating Rink in KennebunkWinter just got a little friendlier and a lot more fun in Kennebunk with the addition of the Waterhouse Center ice skating rink!

This is not to imply that Kennebunk winters aren’t already fun and friendly but, let’s face it, an ice skating rink ups the fun factor with measurable results.

Opening on October 11th, 2014, Waterhouse Center ice skating rink is the brainchild of Geraldine Waterhouse. Seeing local children skating at a temporary rink in downtown Kennebunk spurred memories of her own childhood.

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