Ogunquit Restaurants: Dining at Beachmere Inn

Ogunquit Restaurants: Dining at Beachmere Inn

Enjoy a fresh prepared lunch or dinner in the Bistro

When you are staying in a beautiful area like Ogunquit Maine, there is one essential detail to every trip that Beachmere Inn guests can’t get enough of— the food! You will always have access to incredible dining with Blue Bistro and all of the nearby Ogunquit restaurants when you stay at Beachmere Inn. Indulge in the best culinary creations that boast the unique flavors of the coast during your getaway; your taste buds will thank you!

The Perfect Start to Every Day

When you wake up in our Ogunquit Maine lodging to the sun peeking through the windows and the sounds of waves lapping the nearby shores, you can start every day off with something tasty. A free continental breakfast is available for all of our guests to fuel up for a day of adventures. Take that first sip of coffee as you relax on the balcony and watch the sunrise over the water as the early sun casts shades of pinks and purples across the horizon. Every morning is a good morning at Beachmere Inn.

Maine Lobster Bakes on the lawn, a must when dining in Maine

Fantastic Lunches

For lunch, you can find a myriad of tasty options at our very own Blue Bistro. Though there are other Ogunquit restaurants within driving distance, you won’t need to leave the property for a delicious meal. Save time that you would spend traveling by indulging in the delicious creations of the chefs at Blue Bistro and leave more time for fun activities.

Seasonal Fun!

During each season, Beachmere Inn also offers unique dining experiences with a little added flair. Summer months bring lobster bakes to the lawn of our inn, while fall brings perfectly prepared prime rib dinners. You can also indulge in the Blue Bistro Burger Bar on Fridays during the summer for a grill-out like you’ve never tasted before.

When the Dinner Bell Rings

lunch or dinner can be enjoyed on our deck

Blue Bistro Porch for your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail around the firepit.

When dinner time rolls around, and your tummy begins to beckon for something tasty, treat your taste buds to the culinary creations at Blue Bistro. Throughout the seasons, we offer choices with a mix of seafood dishes as well as an array of delectable entrees such as rack of lamb, pasta, and mouth-watering steaks. You can pair your entree with the perfect wine or specialty cocktail from a well-rounded drink menu, and follow up each meal with a unique dessert that will leave your taste buds singing. When it comes to Ogunquit restaurants, Blue Bistro takes pride in every plate and serves with the utmost quality and freshness.


We have incorporated gluten-free menu options into our regular menus as well as descriptions of ingredients to make it easy for everyone to choose something they will enjoy. Dining during your stay doesn’t get much better than the experiences offered by
Blue Bistro at Beachmere Inn. Discover the something incredible for every meal during your getaway with us and treat your taste buds to something new when you stay with Beachmere Inn.

 

An Ogunquit Maine Romantic Escape

An Ogunquit Maine Romantic Escape

Hearts by two handsWhen life becomes a hectic whirlwind of busy schedules and long to-do lists, it can become challenging to find quality time to spend with your sweetheart. Reconnect and get away from it all with a romantic escape to Ogunquit Maine at Beachmere Inn. Rediscover the joys of exploring someplace new and getting some much needed time together without the worries of everyday life tugging at your sleeves.

Treat Yourselves

When you arrive at your Beachmere Inn accommodations, head to the spa and kick off your romantic escape with a bit of special treatment. We have a couples room so that you and your love can enjoy a hot stone massage together or a “Tired Feet Treatment” that will help you relax and rejuvenate. When it comes to spas in Maine, the spa here at Beachmere Inn is conveniently only steps from your Ogunquit Maine lodging. You can easily start the day by letting go of all of your stress and clear your mind to begin your vacation on the right foot.

Wander and Explore

If you have the hearts of adventurers or simply love the outdoors, Ogunquit Maine is the perfect destination. Whether you take a winter stroll with snow on the beach or love feeling the warm ocean breeze in the summer, Beachmere Inn is nearby some of the best walking paths for incredible views and a relaxing excursion. Marginal Way is popular among locals and visitors for it’s easy going trails and gorgeous postcard-worthy views. Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a great way to experience a variety of trails for various experience levels as well as Ogunquit beach areas. For a little be more of a challenge and to fully immerse yourself in nature, explore Mt Agamenticus. Local farmers and landowners have come together with efforts to make the Mt Agamenticus area clean and preserved in its most natural form. Take in the views and bring along a camera to snap photos along the way and capture the beauty of the area to remember forever. 

Sunset glow over the Beachmere Victorian Building

Get Cozy with Ogunquit Maine Lodging

Every romantic getaway needs cozy accommodations to snuggle into every night and enjoy a peaceful evening with your love. Relax with your favorite beverage as you listen to the waves from your balcony at Beachmere South, Beachmere West, or The Victorian. You can also enjoy the charming comforts of home at Hearthstone House and Bullfrog, or escape to a hidden garden paradise at our Mayfair property. Our Ogunquit Maine lodging is perfect for any occasion, and you can choose from our array of accommodations to find the ideal place for you and your sweetheart to get away from it all. So grab your honey and head to Beachmere Inn for a romantic Ogunquit Maine getaway that you will never forget.

A Getaway For Any Season: The Beachmere Inn

If you are looking for the perfect getaway for any season with an ocean view and plenty to do all year round, look no further than The Beachmere Inn. Sitting right on the water’s edge in Ogunquit Maine, you can wake up every morning to the sounds of waves rolling to shore and in the winter months see a postcard view of snow on the beach. Every season holds something new for visitors, and we want to invite you to experience our unique Ogunquit Maine lodging first-hand for an incredible stay all year round.

Marginal Way during the winter is magical.

An Oceanfront Winter Wonderland

If you love the ocean and can’t get enough of fun winter activities, Ogunquit Maine is the ideal destination to get the best of both. Discover snow on the beach for breathtaking photography opportunities, snowshoe down the coast, nearby skiing, and much more. A winter stay at The Beachmere Inn is an experience that you will never forget. 

Springing Into Warmer Weather

As the ground thaws and plants begin sprouting with new life, the warmer weather introduces an entirely different breadth of things to do in Ogunquit Maine. From Easter egg hunts for the little ones to museum hopping in downtown, there is plenty to do. The saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” often rings true in the spring with a few rainy days here and there. However, a visit to downtown Ogunquit Maine is ideal for rainy days, as there are countless local businesses and indoor attractions to explore so a little bit of rain can’t ruin your exploring.

 

Summer in Perkins Cove, explore the shops, take a sail or go deep sea fishing from the many local guides.

Sunny Summer Days

Summertime at our Ogunquit Maine lodging is full of tan lines and good times. Whether you are looking forward to lounging by the waters or embarking on an exciting adventure, there is no shortage of experiences. Lighthouses, coves, beaches, and wildlife refuges offer some of the most stunning nature excursions, while the city comes alive with festivals, events, and other local activities.
Perkins Cove in August

 

Postcard-Worthy Autumns On The Water

As hot summer days turn to cool autumn evenings, the once green and lush landscapes morph to exquisite scenes of vibrant shades of mahogany and gold. The fall colors of Ogunquit Maine create some of the most beautiful ocean scenery imaginable. Perfect for relaxing on the balcony with a hot cocoa or taking a stroll down the Marginal Way and taking in the beauty, a fall stay with The Beachmere Inn is nothing short of spectacular.

Discover the best parts of every season when you stay with us at The Beachmere Inn. Whether you are a lover of warm weather or prefer the crisp air of winter, you can experience it all here. Enjoy everything that our beautiful oceanfront home offers and enjoy a memorable stay at The Beachmere Inn.

 

Don’t miss a visit to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in 2015

It’s one of my favorite small museums that packs a double punch. Not only can you enjoy a wide arrange of permanent artwork and specialty shows of visiting artists, you have the amazing grounds to wander. Flower gardens, sculptures and the images of sailboats passing by into Perkins Cove. 

Beauty inside and out from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Beauty inside and out from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

 

Enjoy varied art from Maine artists as well as works from around the country.

Enjoy varied art from Maine artists as well as works from around the country.

Enjoy this short video which captures the feel of the museum as well as highlight the rich art history of Ogunquit Maine.  http://www.necn.com/entertainment/the-scene/Ogunquit-Museum-of-American-Art-330355091.html

Ogunquit Fireworks, capture the moment!

Waiting for the Fireworks

Waiting for the Ogunquit Fireworks on Marginal Way.

I love taking photographs and have always struggled to find the right way to capture the Ogunquit show either on my camera or on our Nikon D60.  I’m certinally not a professional nor really know much about photography, but it’s a secret passion that I adore.

SO when I stumbled upon this link for how to get Great Fireworks Photos with your Phone, by Suzanne Kantra, I just had to share. 

Ogunquit Fireworks are outstanding every year

Ogunquit Fireworks are an outstanding opportunity to photograph.

I hope these easy tips help you capture the moment while enjoying this year’s fireworks in Ogunquit!  I know some of them will be put to use right away when I get out my smartphone on Saturday night.

Fireworks are set off from Ogunquit Beach Parking Lot at 9PM. Music will be provided by DJ Jerry Bazata before and after the show.

Please note: due to the fireworks display, there will be no parking at the Main Beach lot.  However if you’re staying with us here at The Beachmere Inn, don’t worry, our lawn will provide the perfect seat for viewing the show over Ogunquit beach.

Pick your own Strawberries when in Maine

Who can resist the red ripe, sweet look of a strawberry in the hand?  Each spring, our family tradition is to go out and pick ripe strawberries in the field with my kids.  My boys, 13 & 10, still love going out, finding the biggest, baddest red strawberry for our annual family competition.  While they are looking and picking, I remind them not to eat too many as we have lots of baking and cooking to do when we get them home.  Of course a box or more may not even make home with those two in the back seat.

The Southern Maine area has a several great spots to pick at, only 30min max to the farthest field from Ogunquit.  If you’ve not had a chance to pick strawberries before, take a moment to enjoy the freshest farm find while you’re here.  Our room’s kitchenettes are perfect for cleaning up your loot with space in your refrigerator to store and enjoy them while your here in Ogunquit.

Fresh Ripe Strawberry

 

Our first stop is always Spiller Farms in Wells.   Family owned and operated by Anna and Bill Spiller, they get farming and how to educate those who want to know where thier food is from.  

Spiller Farm  85 Spiller Farm Lane 207-985-2575    Facebook

If I really want to stock up I’ll also try these fields in the are.  Always give a call ahead, as picking times and supply on the vine vary with weather and those who’ve picked before you.
 
Lavigne Strawberry Farm 158 Whichers Mill Road, Sanford 207-324-5497   Facebook
Riverside Farm Stand and Greenhouse 323 Elm Street (Rte 4)  207-676-2868   **Although they are not offering picking this year, they do have their own strawberries for sale at the farm stand

If you are here in town on June 27th, enjoy South Berwick Strawberry Festival celebrating it’s 40th year.  Crafts, Food and Fun are all to be had along with Strawberries in every shape, size and edible form.  The festibal is from 9Am to 4PM – but get there early to enjoy it all.

Catching Health with Diane Atwood just published a comprehensive list of where to pick strawberries in Maine. Visit her article if you are heading farther north and want to explore your inner strawberry cravings.

Love to Instagram when you’re in Ogunquit, Maine? So do we!

https://instagram.com/beachmereinn/
Join us on Instagram for photos around the Inn and occasionally shots of my family as I try and keep my camera handy and at the ready.  

I often wonder what I might do in another line of work (not that I’ll start one) and photography usually comes to mind.  I enjoy sharing the views fromt the Inn, around the area or maybe a sneak peak into my other life, mother.  Join us for photos and please share your when your in town.

Several popular tags on Instagram for this area are

#Ogunquit
#OgunquitMaine
#OgunquitBeach
#PerkinsCove
#OgunquitPlayhouse

And of course, tag your photos while your staying here with #BeachmereInn

See you on Instagram and thanks for the follow!  ~ Sarah and the Beachmere Inn Team

 

 

 

Broadway in Ogunquit, Maine

May 20 - June 20th, 2015

May 20 – June 20th, 2015

One of the traditions that I have enjoyed with my family, from when I was a young child with my grandparents, to now bringing my own children is the Ogunquit Playhouse.  A summer stock theater, the quality of shows, stage sets and actors has been on a steady rise, threatening to outdo the last season each year.  We’ve been lucky to see amazing performances over the years, with actors and actresses from NYC and across the country.  This season will be much the same, with a line up of laughs, drama and song.  It’s worth making time to book your night at the Ogunquit Playhouse, the 2015 season is just around the corner. 

If your children are budding actresses or actors, look into the summer theatre camp.  The Children’s Theatre Program offers theatrical training to students of all ages in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Many of my friends have sent their kids to this camp with rave reviews. 

Dreaming of Mother’s Day in Ogunquit, Maine

This weekend is Mother’s Day.  As a mom of two busy boys, I’ve been asked several times this week how I would like to celebrate my day  Of course I want nothing but the love of my family, but let’s be real, a few of these things and some treats from  around Ogunquit couldn’t hurt. 

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1. Breakfast in Bed – it really only does happen once a year for me and I love it when the kids come upstairs with a tray, all full of smiles and bravado that they managed to get it together and upstairs without spilling it.  If your staying at the Inn this weekend, we’ve got trays at the ready for your children to walk back your breakfast to your room.

2. Time with my family.  Seems simple but it really is more complicated that one realizes.  I’d like to walk the Ring Trail at Mt. Agamenticus with the family and our dog. It’s less than a 20 minute drive or 7 miles to the trail head from The Beachmere Inn.  Take in nature, a beautiful wooded easy hike and the laughs and giggles coming from my boys while we enjoy the time of just being together without having to rush to the next activity or answer the next email popping up on my smartphone.  Yes I leave it in the car!

3. A stroll through Harbor Candy Shop.  I just love jelly beans, all of them except licorice.  Harbor Candy offers a wall of jelly beans that I can mix and match to my hearts delight.  The boys can delve into the mounds of chocolate offerings (all made in house here in Ogunquit) while I eye the colors of jelly bean heaven.Harbor Candy

4. We walk from the Inn to Perkins Cove to top off the day for a cup of Lobster Stew at The Lobster Shack at the back of the Cove.  It’s my favorite stew (other than our own Haddock Chowder here at Beachmere).  I enjoy the casual atmosphere, the food along with a cold bottle of Shipyard (made here in Maine) while letting the kids play in the Cove where I’m lucky enough to say they’ve grown up.

Where ever you find yourself this mother’s day, with your mother, your family or your friends, I hope you have a wonderful day doing the simple things that you enjoy and make you happy.

Ride in Style: NYC to Ogunquit, Maine

For some of our guests who live in NYC getting to Ogunquit, Maine can mean using a variety of transportation methods if one doesn’t have their own car.  Coming this May, C&J Bus service will offer a new schedule connecting downtown NYC (Port Authority Station) to downtown Ogunquit, Maine on a daily basis using an executive class bus.  Enjoy larger seating room, free WiFi and power ports, movies, snacks and above all, your own driver.  I’ve personally used this service three times for trips to NYC and back from Portsmouth NH, but can’t wait to be able to catch this ride from almost our front door.  If you’ve never been to Ogunquit, you’ll find an easily walkable town, where most guests who stay at The Beachmere Inn, park their car and
walk to everything our little village has to offer.

 

We’ll be offering to pick up or arrange pick up services for our guests once you arrive in Ogunquit and for the day of your departure.

This recent article from Off Metro is a good quick read for more details.

Check out the PDF bus schedule from NYC to Portsmouth staring on May 22nd and book your trip to Ogunquit for this summer.   Call us at 800-336-3983 and we’ll help find the perfect room with a view for your stay.