Meadowmere Resort

December 19, 2014

Six Romantic Vacation Ideas in Ogunquit, Maine

Maine Romantic Vacations
Maine Romantic Vacations

Maintaining the Romance in your relationship can be tough, especially when you live together.  The more time you spend together the more you get stuck in that same old daily routine and even your date nights seem to get dulled.  If you’re like most us and can’t afford a romantic vacation in Paris here are a few tips to spice things up a little closer to home, with romantic Maine Vacation ideas.

The first thing you have to do is get out of town!  Break through the routine and take a drive Ogunquit, Maine. Just barely over an hour away from Boston our quaint village features a number of ideas for romantic Maine Vacations  - here our six romantic vacation ideas in Ogunquit Maine over the next six months:

Ice Skating in Maine
Ice Skating in Maine
Cooking Together in Maine
Cooking Together in Maine

 

December 15, 2014

4 Ways to Plan a Networking Event in Ogunquit Maine

Mbg-truckers-cap-on-tumbledown-pondEvery meeting planner knows the word: Networking. The connections made at a meeting can help move a business forward. At the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit Maine, one of our top requests for corporate events is the networking time. How to plan a great networking event in Maine is a topic we are happy to help with.

There has to be more than just opening the doors and hoping people will mingle outside the usual circles. Meeting attendees often know who is coming beforehand and plan to spend time with familiar contacts. But CEO's and owners want fresh new ideas and opportunities to come back from a few days at at conference. Networking is often like sneaking in those good veggies to a kindergardener. It's good for them!

When planning a networking event in Maine, here are some tips to successful, fun networking in Ogunquit:

  1. Craft Beer Bingo

Maine has an amazing craft beer scene - from ales to lagers, single brew to quads. Local brewers in Southern Maine are colorful, friendly and will even throw in an 'Ayuh!' now and then. By introducing Bingo into the mix, there is the fun of learning key brewing words and the competition of getting to Bingo. Paired with a 4 course tasting of craft beers explained along the way, the networking  conversations begin to flow like, well, beer, as attendees discover Maine's vibrant home brews.

    2. Moosin' Around Maine

We don't horse around in Maine - We Moose around. Teach everyone a little Maine style with how to speak like a Maine-ah. Or see who's moose-riffic at trivia for Maine state facts. Correct answers can be rewarded with a little chocolate moose poop. MESCAmoose1Examples of real Maine stumpers:

  • What percentage of blueberries does Maine produce?
  • What is the name of Maine's highest point? How about Southern Maine's highest point?

    3. Paint by the Sea

Ogunquit is known as beautiful place by the sea. With over 3 miles of white sandy beach, cliffside ocean walk Marginal Way and working fishing inlet Perkins Cove, Ogunquit is a classic Maine village. A long time home to artists, Ogunquit is known for modernism art and more. Pair up in teams or have each person work side by side on a scene in Ogunquit. Pairs perfectly with a wine bar or craft beer bar and is a fun way to learn about the art scene in Ogunquit while networking over how to paint a Maine lobster.

    4. Scavenger Hunt Mainer Style

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt. With the Meadowmere Resort's central location, small teams named after Maine icons can hustle to the Ogunquit Heritage Museum, local shops, beach, Marginal Way, Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Playhouse in search of the perfect clue. Not only can teams mix together new and familiar faces, but quickly work together to find the items in the best time. Winning team is welcome to wear flannel as official Maine (scavenger) hunters!

Ogunquit Maine is a special place to host an association and networking event. From bringing in an authentic Maine craft beer brewer to putting Maine's most painted landscape on a canvas, when you plan your networking event in Maine, you can plan on a lot more than chowdah and lobstah!

Learn more about planning a Maine corporate and networking event at the Meadowmere Resort.

Contact the Meadowmere Resort Ogunquit Sales Department for your next event

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Meadowmere Resort: Customer Service at our Ogunquit Hotel

 

Gift of Service
Gift of Service

Customer service at our Ogunquit hotel is important. In 2010 we launched our Gift of Service Program at the Meadowmere Resort. This program was designed to help teach employees, old and new, the value of personal connections with our guests, through the process of sharing the stories of connections with their peers. All employees at the Meadowmere Resort understand the importance of customer service at our Ogunquit hotel. And this program fosters a deeper and more personal connection between our staff and our guests allowing our moto of Family Serving Family to shine.

This week the Meadowmere Resort celebrated our Annual Christmas Party at Jonathan’s Restaurant, a wonderful evening of relaxation, delicious food and great company. The evening also allows us the opportunity to thank our team for their hard work and dedication over the past year. We share customer service stories at our Ogunquit hotel and each have a chance to vote on our favorite one. We honor the employees who went above and beyond for our guests and choose our favorite story of the year. The story with the most votes receives a mini vacation at a New England Inns and Resorts property - a chance to become a guest ourselves!  Our favorite stories that highlight customer service at our Ogunquit hotel from 2014 are below:

January ~ Stuart, Front Desk              

February ~ Whitney, Housekeeping

March ~ Janet, Housekeeping             

April ~ Andy, Maintenance

May ~ Hannah, Front Desk                 

June ~ Hannah, Front Desk

July ~ Trisha, Housekeeping              

August ~ Lauren, Front Desk

September ~ Jack, Front Desk            

October ~ Trisha, Housekeeping

November ~ Michelle, Front Desk

Congratulations to our 2014 Story of the Year Winner Hannah from the Front Desk with her Story from May! We hope you can come join us in 2015 and experience our gift of service!

December 11, 2014

Spread Joy this Season with Maine Holiday Vacation Ideas

Maine Lobster Trap Christmas Tree
Maine Lobster Trap Christmas Tree

From yards of garland to hundreds of lights, experience holiday getaways Maine where our little elves have been busy decking the halls with holiday cheer in Ogunquit, Maine

The Toys For Tot’s Foundation Box is back in the lobby collecting toys from our staff and guests.  Our US Marines not only bravely serve our country overseas, they also look after the less fortunate right here at home.  Ensuring all children receive a little something from Santa Claus this Holiday Season, there really is no better way to spread the joy and support our troops than with Maine Holiday Packages

In addition to decorations, hot chocolate, snowman and gingerbread cookies Maine Holiday Packages include the best Holiday Festivals in America.  HGTV Voted #2 Christmas Town in America – where else can you find a Christmas Tree of Maine lobster traps with Santa’s Sleigh a lobster boat? 

Festivities start November 29, 2014 and they just keep getting better as we celebrate Christmas by the Sea in the most beautiful place by the sea - Ogunquit Maine of course.  Here are our TOP 5 (can’t miss) Holiday Getaways Maine this month!

Lighting the Nubble
Lighting the Nubble
  1. Lighting of the Nubble - The Nubble Lighthouse is New Englands Most photographed lighthouse and there is no better time to get your holiday photos with this Maine Icon than at the Annual Lighting of the Nubble.  The Yorks Park and Recreation Department will have cookies and hot chocolate, holiday music and a visit from Santa as they countdown and turn on the lights at 7pm on November 29th, 2014.
  2. Prelude Ale Release Party Shipyard Brewery has long been a favorite for local fisherman and visitors alike and with its views of river and the local fishing industry we can’t think of a better place to enjoy a Shipyard Beer than Federal JacksGetaway Maine and don’t miss this holiday favorite as launch their Annual Prelude Brew December 4, 2014.
  3. Seashore Trolleys Golden Charriot Ride - Experience History this holiday season with the Seashore Trolley Museums Golden Charriot Ride this site seeing car operated as far back as 1906 and is here to take you through Maine wintery woods.
  4. Village Tree Lighting - Friday December 12, 2014 is the date for the Annual Village Tree Lighting in Veterans Park Ogunquit, Maine.  Stop in at Cornerstone for a hot toddy or local craft beer before visisting us as we light our Christmas Tree together along with local Carolers.
  5. Fireworks for Christmas!  Getaway Maine this holiday season and celebrate this July tradition for Christmas in Ogunquit Maine.  December 13, 2014 at 5pm right on Ogunquit Beach.

December 08, 2014

Tis the Season to Plan A Holiday Party in Ogunquit, Maine

Meadowmere Gift of Service
Meadowmere Gift of Service

This week we welcomed Circle K, the international chain of convenience stores, for their Annual Holiday Gathering.  Since discovering Ogunquit, Maine and the Meadowmere Resort in 2012 we’ve been honored to host this event each year since.  As their management teams check-in to enjoy the Outdoor Jacuzzi and Holiday Decorations around the hotel, at Jonathan’s Restaurant little elves are preparing for the nights festivities – A holiday party with Cocktails, Dinner menu designed just for them - with live entertainment! 

So as you’re looking to plan a perfect Holiday Party for work or family consider an escape to the most beautiful place by the sea… Ogunquit Maine of course!  You can trust your holiday event is in good hands as our staff gives the “Gift of Service” to your celebration. Here are a few guest experiences from the Meadowmere Resort this week:

Andy is on our maintenance team as he was checking on the indoor pool he noticed some guests enjoying the heated indoor pool, he also noticed that they seemed to have forgotten towels as he didn’t see any around.  He went to the front desk and returned with a stack of towels for the guest to use when they finished.

Josh received a call that a guest needed assistance - he went straight to the room to assist with their request and overheard the couple trying to figure out how to connect to the complimentary Wi-Fi.  He offered to show them how to connect and the settings required for our network.

Hannah was checking in a return guest whose husband has difficulty walking, once the paperwork was done Hannah assisted the guests in getting to their room and with all their luggage.  As they were settling into their room the guest mentioned to Hannah that the temperature of the room was a bit cold at 70 degrees.  Hannah asked what temperature they preferred and adjusted the thermostat also notating the preference in our computer system so that the room was perfectly toasty the next time they visit!  

November 28, 2014

Best Way to Spend Thanksgiving In Ogunquit Maine

Thanksgiving Gobbler Package
Thanksgiving Gobbler Package

Here on the Southern Coast of Maine , Mainers are thankful for the beautiful weather this week! Although we did see some rain and snow, those 55 degree days are always appreciated this time of the year.  Our staff is thankful for the returning families spending another Thanksgiving Holiday with us as well as all the new guests that will be joining us for the first time.  They have really figured out the best way to spend Thanksgiving in Ogunquit Maine and found an escape with our indoor pool, roman spa, move theatre and of course Jonathan's Restaurant  next door.  Our Thanksgiving Gobbler Package allows for the little ones to enjoy seasonal crafts in the pub and for the entire family to enjoy a traditional thanksgiving dinner at Jonathan's with all the fixings!

With our gift of service program, our guests have told us that they are thankful for their home away from home and the comfort of the Meadowmere. When visiting Ogunquit, they escape time and time again to relax, even through the holidays.  Here are just a few reasons why!

Just this weekend Scott our front desk agent noticed a car in the parking lot with its lights left on.  He left his post to discipher the code on the parking permit so that he could inform the guests and avoid the inconvienence of waking up to a dead battery.

Stuart, who all of our regular guests have come to know and cherrish over the last 15 years left us last month as he retired in Florida.  However there's one special guest who he always gives a personal call to remind her of her upcoming stay with us.  When she received the call the night before her reservation she was not only surprised but incredibly moved.  Like our motto says it's not just a job it's a family...

Scott was assisting a guest who wished for an upgrade from the standard room they had booked.  As it was a busy weekend all of our suites were sold out, the process of searching for a room by this newer desk agent took a bit longer than Scott would have liked.  He later delivered some homemade chocolates to the guests room explaining the amount of notice generally needed to book our deluxe suites to ensure this guest could enjoy one in the future.

November 21, 2014

How to Win a Free Stay in Ogunquit Maine : Meadowmere Resort Getaway Contests

Win a Free Night Stay at Meadowmere
Win a Free Night Stay at Meadowmere

The Great Big Pumpkin was a great success again this year at the Meadowmere Resort.  With hundreds of guesses on the weight from 5lbs to 2500lbs we were happy to announce the winner of a Free Stay at the Meadowmere Resort – coming in at 415 lbs.  Guests are eager to have another opportunity to win a free stay with us as we prepare our Holiday Decorations and the Garland Contest; do you know how many feet of garland stretch along the Meadowmere Property?  Come on in to take a look and submit your best guess!  We’re here for our guests year round here are some off season stories from our staff and guests…

“Dear Management and Staff,

                What a special anniversary surprise!  The gift of champagne was a kind gesture.  Our stay brought us back to our wedding weekend when our friends and family filled the Meadowmere.  Yet one more reason we love it here!  See you soon”

Hannah was assisting a guest in the Business Center as they were having difficulty printing an image from Facebook.  As she was helping them the guest shared with her a tragic story regarding the image.  Once the printing was done and Hannah knew just how much this meant to our guest she went to get a fresh color printer cartridge to ensure the image came out as best it could.

Matt was assisting a guest in our Honeymoon Suite when they inquired about bathrobes; unfortunately we didn’t have any available.  During their conversation Matt learned these guests were celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary so he sent them a gift bag full of chocolates and Ogunquit Post Cards to sweeten their stay and memories of the Meadowmere!   

November 18, 2014

Tips for Quiet Season Dining in Ogunquit Maine : Dining Deals in Southern Maine

Ogunquit Maine Wine Dinners
Ogunquit Maine Wine Dinners

A short distance north of Ogunquit Village you’ll find a chef owned restaurant featuring authentic Italian.  Angelina’s Ristorante Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille is open seven nights a week and always seems to have something going on.  With Nightly Wine and Dine Specials at this Maine restaurant such as Create Your Own Pasta on Monday, Pasta E Basta Tuesday’s, their Community Three Course Dinner’s on Wednesday to Mangia Thursdays with a salad and entrée for just $10.99 you’re sure to find a deal in Ogunquit Maine.

This winter we’re excited to experience the Annual Wine Dinners at this Ogunquit Maine restaurant.  On Thursday nights the Personal wine Dinners feature a 3 Course Dinner with 6 Entrees to choose from, Soup or Salad, Dessert and a Bottle of Wine for just $60.00 per couple.  November 21, 2014 brings a Five Course Dinner paired with wine and includes favorites such as Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter and Profiterole with Pumpkin Gelato.  December 19, 2014 will be their final Five Course Wine Dinner featuring their famous Lobster Arancini and Seared Halibut with Mussels and Scallops.  So if you’re craving some genuine Italian be sure to visit Ogunquit Maine and Angelina’s Ristorante ranked as Ogunquit’s #3 restaurants on Trip Advisor.

Ogunquit Maine Dinner Deals
Ogunquit Maine Dinner Deals

A quick drive along Agamenticus Road (across the street from the Meadowmere Resort) brings a bit of peace to your palate at Clay Hill Farm.  Not only one of Ogunquit’s First Environmental Leading Restaurants Clay Hill Farm also boasts a Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Habitat and of course great food in a classic setting.  This winter Nancy Day serenades the dining patrons every Thursday night with her live piano entertainment and vocals as Clay Hill Farm offer’s their Date Night in Ogunquit Maine - Three Course Dinner paired with a bottle of wine.  The three course menu features autumns best dishes such as Risotto with pumpkin, black trumpet mushrooms, sage, saffron and goat cheese as well as a Pine Nut Encrusted Atlantic Salmon over an autumn ragout.  Sunday’s offer an opportunity to end your week on a positive note with the Acoustic Community Café as you enjoy a dinner tucked away in the peaceful Maine Outdoors

At the Meadowmere Resort you won't just find a great location and amazing amenities - this winter you'll also find the Eat Drink and Be Merry Weekender Package.  A perfect way to experience Ogunquit, Maine and great Maine restaurants.  The package comes with two nights accomodations, Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception, One Three Course Dinner (you choose either Jonthan's Restaurant, The Old Village Inn or MC Perkins Cove), Breakfast each morning and a few extra hours on Sunday to relax in the Outdoor Hot Tub or stroll the Marginal Way.

November 14, 2014

Tips for a Stress Free Holiday: How to Plan Your Holiday in Maine

Holiday at Meadowmere
Holiday at Meadowmere

The holiday season can be stressful from planning your Thanksgiving Dinner and all the cooking to figuring out what to buy for that oh so long Christmas List.  Before you know it the stores are going to be packed with people just adding to your stress.  The truth is the holiday season should be the exact opposite we all deserve to relax and enjoy the wonderful food, great company with family and friends and thoughtful gifts.  At our Maine Resort we’ve created the perfect diversion slash solution here are our Top 3 Tips for a stress free November

  1. November is for shoppingSo break away from it all and head to Ogunquit, Maine where the unique shops are filled with the perfect gift for that someone impossible to shop for.  Relax at our Maine Resort perfectly located between the Kittery Outlets (home to the Kittery Trading Post & over 100 Designer Outlets ) and Freeport USA (with the famous L.L. Bean and known for its famous world class shopping).  It’s not just a great location at the Meadowmere Resort you’ll also receive a Passbook with a $500.00 savings value for the Kittery Outlets and coupons for Freeport.
  2. Spoil Yourself.  Of course the most important gift is that little something you always seem to pick up for yourself, because well… we all deserve it.   This year instead of that Burberry Scarf or those Ugg Boots try something new.  Pamper yourself with a dip in the Roman Spa designed by a spa company to ensure utter relaxation, avoid the chemicals with the purifying salt water and drift away to the sound of the waterfall.   Or choose one of our Signature Massage Services, take away the November chill with Heated Mainely Stone offering a soothing release from all your cares. 
  3. Great Food.  Nourishment is important everyday of the year especially as we rush around for the holidays, fortunately our Maine Resort is a stone’s throw away from some of the best cuisine in Southern Maine.  With Homemade Italian in a romantic setting at Angelina’s, Fresh Local Foods at Frankie & Johnny’s where every entrée comes with the best salad we’ve ever eaten or a classic American Seafood Steakhouse at Jonathan’s Restaurant you’ll find the perfect meal in Ogunquit, Maine.

Happy Holiday’s! 

November 10, 2014

Corvette Club Vacations in Maine : How to Plan Your Car Club Outing in Ogunquit

Corvette's visit the Meadowmere
Corvette's visit the Meadowmere

Chevrolet did it right with their iconic Corvette – with over 60 years of history America’s Supercar has collected quite the following.  At the Meadowmere Resort we’ve been fortunate to welcome dozens of car enthusiasts from around the country.  Just this weekend the New England Corvette Club joined us for their third year in a row!  Our route one location allows for visitors to stop in and admire over a dozen different colors and styles of corvettes.   With private parking and a never ending supply of rags our team knows how to take care of not just our guests but also their most prized possessions.  Here are some other stories that show we’re here for you.

While our housekeeper Janet was cleaning a stay over she noticed an Anniversary Card perched on the table.  Wanting to ensure their stay was special Janet folded the bath towels in the shape of swans and left a box of chocolates with a Happy Anniversary note.

Hannah was collecting some change out of the safe when she noticed a lost credit card with a familiar name.  Recognizing that this belonged to a guest that had already left us, Hannah gave them a call to let them know what she had found, she verified their address and sent it home to them.

From one of our guests:

“To you all: during a recent stay I celebrated my 91st birthday on September the tenth.  My daughters had graciously arranged this, as my late husband and I and family had visited you through the years.  You kindly sent up to our room a birthday cake!  It meant a lot!  Thank You!!  God Bless you!”

Scott just joined our team and although he’s been very successful with his training, it’s still going to take some time before he knows all the familiar faces at the Meadowmere.  We certainly appreciate patience from our guests as we work to train all new members and while Scott was creating a reservation for one of our Top Guests he knew it was taking him a bit longer than it should.  Thankful for her patience and knowing how eager she was to get started on her getaway, Scott had a personal note thanking her for her time as well as a gift of appreciation! 

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