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.

Only in Ogunquit, Maine can you snow shoe along the ocean!

blogOne of the most unspoiled activities to enjoy in Ogunquit is a snow shoe along the Marginal Way footpath.  As the town does not plow it, it becomes a haven for those outdoor enthusiasts looking for the beauty of the seaside enjoyed in the serenity of the quiet winter season. With the snow we have received during the 2015 winter, the path is covered and deep, making snow shoes mandatory to walk the path.  Sit on a bench along the way and take in the magnificent ocean views while after you come back to the Inn for a hot drink or lunch before you soak in the hot  tub.  

If you’re staying in town while it snows, another fun activity you can tell you friends about is snow shoeing the beach.  Enjoy fresh snow and a beach day all at the same time.  Walk the deeper snow along the fence line of the dunes, or ditch the snow shoes during your walk to find sand dollars on the beach during low tide.  You’ll be all by yourself on Maine’s prettiest beach.