Meadowmere Resort

Construction near our Ogunquit hotel: How to Plan for Good Customer Service

Rt1logoAs our fellow hoteliers at Opus Hotel wrote, a hotel cannot simply play dumb and say “what construction?” to guests when it is obvious that a major undertaking is going on. A hotel has an expectation of comfort and for the construction in Ogunquit, it was important to plan for good customer service at our hotel. We fully expect the beautification of Ogunquit to be a challenge to manage –However through proactive communication and planning, we know that this construction activity will be a chance for our hotel’s customer service to shine.

Unlike Opus Hotel, our Ogunquit hotel does not run the risk of sending guests fleeing to competitors – everyone in Ogunquit is in the same boat. However, there are serious concerns that many guests might simply skip their annual – and in some cases monthly – visit to us. But the only option is to be upfront with our customers, knowing that they would never believe we were caught off guard. And really, with a major construction project, who is going to believe that over the course of months? Maybe a hotel can pull off the deer in the head lights for the first week, but once the jack hammers and trucks are rolling, no guest is going to be fooled. Management only has so much wiggle room to feign shock, as though a multi-million dollar town wide investment just popped up overnight.

Often complaints are handled in the only way hotels know how: with discounting/freebies. If the guest is mildly irritated, he or she might get an apology and a head nod. Clearly ticked off? Maybe 10% off last night’s room charge. Having a temper tantrum in the lobby? An escort off property by management or worse, the Ogunquit PD.

Well, our friends at Opus inspired us to think about long- and short-term interests. Rather than approach the Ogunquit Beautification construction like an unspeakable secret, we would embrace the challenge and communicate with guests. To be honest, this seems a little terrifying. What if guests assume that construction is only near the Meadowmere and book at other hotels?

But the alternative to telling the truth seems even more terrifying. There really isn’t a way to maintain guest satisfaction with dump trucks, paving, bridge repairs and more all about town unless one is fair and upfront.  We decided to take the (only slightly) less scary route of telling guests in advance. Several times. And maintaining that communication throughout the project.  If our motto is family serving family, well, it just made sense.

Yes, we are giving prospective guests and visitors a reason to stay elsewhere. Our hotel will not necessarily be a part of the construction site for very long, and there will even be a suspension of majorly intrusive activity from end of June til Labor Day. Why potentially upset all guests when perhaps none would be disturbed?

Because we feel to avoid the issue is to not respect our guests. Many might arrive and try to suffer in silence – only to never return not only to our Ogunquit hotel, but to the town.

In following the Opus experience, hotel guests are more understanding—and surprisingly accepting—when communication is proactive and sincere. We want to avoid the unpleasant surprise of construction. So our hotel is communicating the following steps:

  • Telling the guest about the construction activity at the time of reservation
  • Placing a notice and helpful directions on our website and in confirmation letters
  • Providing additional detail on where to find updates and alternative directions in a separate letter
  • Keeping guests informed by placing information in guestrooms
  • Inviting guests to contact the front desk if they have concerns

And finally, as the General Manager at Opus said, do everything possible to address concerns—including, if necessary, letting the business walk. In the long run, the hotel will be better off. With larger construction projects we won’t be able to please everyone and sometimes all that can be done is to offer sincere apologies. We know that despite our best efforts, guests may fall through the cracks. We hope that our earnest efforts to be transparent will be rewarded with honest understanding.

We know that communicating such an important project in advance of a vacation can help guests better prepare.  Along with the Ogunquit Chamber, Town of Ogunquit, residents and business owners, we have worked diligently to help our village remain open for business. All we can do is kindly ask for patience and understanding.

Our hotel rolled up its sleeves, mapped out a plan, did our homework to find best practices and we invite you to be our guest and enjoy this adventure together. And hope you will support our local businesses and the Meadowmere Resort during the beautification of Ogunquit.

To learn more about Ogunquit's Project on Facebook: Facebook/OgunquitProject

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May 21, 2015

The History of Memorial Day in Maine

Memorial in Maine
Memorial in Maine

There are many holidays our nation holds, all great reminders of American Patriotism.  Memorial Day is like no other, this is a day to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms while serving our armed forces.  Throughout the country their gravestones will be visited and decorated with U.S. Flags in national cemeteries.  Formerly known as Decoration Day the tradition is said to have began in the 1860’s.  In 1866 Maine’s first and only national cemetery was erected in Kennebec County.  Togus National Cemetery displays the Avenue of Flags in remembrance annually on Memorial Day.

Here in Ogunquit Maine Memorial Day is a great celebration; it’s the start of our season in Southern Maine as everyone comes out of their winter hibernation to enjoy all the beauty Maine has to offer.  At our Maine Resort we celebrate with our special Memorial Day Package and Live Entertainment in the West Meadow Pub Saturday Night. Enjoy the Firepit, BBQ’s and Outdoor Pool as you celebrate Memorial Day 2015

Looking for a parade?  Southern Maine Memorial Day Parade in Old Orchard Beach is co-hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and one of the largest in the state.  Show off your American Patriotism at the beach, we’ll be here to ensure it’s one to remember here are a few ways our Ogunquit Maine Hotel is one to remember:

With so many rooms types and locations to choose from often our returning guests have their favorites.  Although we do our best to notate preferences in our system to ensure the best vacation escape to Maine we are not always aware of them.  Hannah checked in one of our very loyal guests who would have preferred a different location, she immediately noted the preference, moved them to their favorite room and sent up a box of homemade chocolates for their enjoyment!

One of our front desk agents noticed an elderly couple checking in with difficulty walking, while she was completing the check in process she had housekeeping deliver a rubber mat to their guest room to ensure a safer shower experience.

 

May 18, 2015

Summer Broadway at the Beach in Ogunquit Maine : Theatre Season Arrives

Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach

For 83 years the Ogunquit Playhouse has attracted show biz legends to the beach with a list of stars that read like who’s-who of Broadway and Hollywood, including Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, William Powell and Van Johnson from the early days and more recently, Sally Struthers, Stefanie Powers, Rue McClanahan and Charles Shaughnessy.  Over the past two seasons the Ogunquit Playhouse has been awarded the Moss Hart trophy for their 2013 production of West Side Story and in 2014 thirteen nominations for the IRNE Awards for three of their five productions with Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary Poppins and the Witches of Eastwick bringing in the nominations.

With Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney celebrating his 10th Anniversary season, the Ogunquit Playhouse is bringing some of the most exciting dance shows and newest Broadway titles to the beach this season! With Sally Struthers returning to play a temperance lady determined to rid NYC of bootleggers during prohibition in Nice Work If You Can Get It and Broadway’s Hunter Foster returning to direct Million Dollar Quartet this will be a season to remember.

This year the Ogunquit Playhouse has also been awarded the “National Level of Significance” by the National Register of Historic Places.  Ogunquit is proud to be home to this artistic landmark that is now recognized for its impact on America’s architectural and cultural fabric and whose preservation will now be ensured as part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

Ogunquit is excited for the arrival of C&J Bus lines, now offering a daily roundtrip from New York City to the Beach!  Bringing Lovers of Broadway to Broadway at the Beach -hop on the C&J Bus at Port Authority in the morning and arrive to Ogunquit, Maine in time to check-in to our hotel less than ¼ mile from your arrival point at the Ogunquit Chamber of CommerceC&J offers a comfortable, dependable and efficient ride with onboard amenities such as movie showings, complimentary coffee, soda, water and snacks with the most comfortable seats in the industry and reliable air conditioning.

Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Maine
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Maine

Escaping to Ogunquit, Maine has never been easier!   Ogunquit is the jewel of the Southern Maine Coast and is the sixth most visited town in the state of Maine.  Our renowned walking village is also served by a unique trolley system in season, making it the perfect vacation spot for New Yorkers who would rather walk than drive.  Located on the ocean shore, Ogunquit is home to 3.5 miles of sandy beach and 1.5 miles of shoreline cliffs.  The town provides a rich opportunity to discover a working fishing cove, collectible antiques, gourmet food and enjoy the coast of Maine.  Come on up and enjoy the fresh air!

May 14, 2015

Top Five Places to get the Best Maine Blueberries

Maine Blueberries
Maine Blueberries

Maine is a state rich in adventure, relaxation, culture and of course great food.  Whether new to Maine, a state resident or loyal visitor there are two things everyone has heard about – Maine Lobster and Maine Blueberries.  The oh so popular question of “Where do the locals go” is one we’d like to answer.  Truthfully many native Mainahs have bags of fresh blueberries and shelves of homemade blueberry jam, but where do they get all those blueberries?  Here are the Top Five local favorites for Maine Blueberries:

#1 Stonewall Kitchen – York, Maine.  Enjoy their famous Maine Blueberry Jam, watch as they create it in the production room or enjoy a lunch in the café.

#2 Bread and Roses Bakery – Ogunquit, Maine.  Stop in for homemade Maine Blueberry Muffin or enjoy a slice of Maine Blueberry Pie as you stroll along the quaint Village of Ogunquit.

#3 Blueberry Plains – Kennebunk, Maine.  Experience Maine wild blueberries on this 135 acre preserve in Southern Maine.  Low bush blueberries, nature trails and the largest population of the Northern Blazing Star in the world!

#4 York Farmers Market – York, Maine.  In Southern Maine you can find it all from fresh blueberries ready to go to local Blueberry Milk from Harris Farm it’s your one stop shopping for all Maine Blueberry goodness!

#5 Spillers Farm – Wells, Maine.  Local Farmers since the late 1900’s at spillers farm your sure to get a real Maine Experience with 40 acres of farm land surrounded by hay fields, pastures and woods to explore.  U Pick seasons from June to October for a variety of fruits and vegetables enjoy picking your very own Maine Blueberries – you can’t get ‘em any fresher!

Stop by our front desk for more information or directions, we’re always here with a smile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation in Maine!  Here are a few ways our team has gone above and beyond for you:

Hannah at the front desk was taking a reservation for an elderly guest who had signed up for our Newsletter and received a coupon for her Anniversary Getaway.  As noted on the coupon it has to be presented at check-in, the guest told Hannah she did not have a printer.  Hannah offered to print the coupon here and would have it ready for when she arrived.  The guest was so happy that it would be taken care of for her.

Michelle at the front desk overheard a guest in lobby discussing their disappointment that the spa services were fully booked on this busy weekend.  She compiled a list of her favorite local spa's and checked for their availability and offered the information to guest.

May 11, 2015

More to Maine than Moose - Enjoying Maine Sea Animals by Motor Coach

Whale tale

When it comes to wildlife Maine is known for its lobsters along with its moose which is why so many groups joining our great state enjoy a lobster bake, moose safari and lobster boat tours.  And although Lobsters come from the sea, with almost 230 miles of beautiful coastline Maine’s sea animals are plenty and offer’s much more than the delicious crustacean the state is famous for.

So when you’re planning your next group adventure in Maine consider the hundreds of miles of coastline, the greatest tide ranges in the world and over 3,000 species of marine life, the Gulf of Maine Supports

Here are our Top Five favorites for Maine Sea Animal Life (not including Maine Lobstah) and the Top Three Ways to experience them by Motor Coach.

Top Five Maine Sea Animals

Maine Coast Harbor Seals
Maine Coast Harbor Seals

1. Whales have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment and even after decades of protection more than half the species of whales are classified as endangered of vulnerable.  Whether you’re looking to fill up the days itinerary, provide education or offer an amazing experience to your guests - enjoying the Giants of the Ocean is sure to make you’re Maine Trip a success.

2. Dolphins never seem to lose interest in playing often they are seen blowing bubbles, balancing seaweed and chasing each other.  They are known for bow-riding (swimming along ships to conserve energy) so the chances of catching a glimpse of these playful creatures leaping out of the water is fairly good aboard a Maine vessel.

3. Harbor Seals can be seen enjoying the Rocky Maine Coast, late spring is considered the best time to enjoy watching harbor seals as they come ashore with their pups.  The mother seal will look after the pup for about three to four weeks and are generally seen in smaller groups. 

4. Bluefin Tuna can commonly weigh 500 pounds and are one of the largest fish you’ll find in the Gulf of Maine.  With a body shaped like a torpedo these fish are known for their speed and have been known to reach speeds up to 100 mph although they generally swim at a little over 4 mph.  They are seen off shore while deep sea fishing or whale watching between June and September.   

5. Porpoise are more often seen in the spring and fall in Maine, unlike the dolphin the harbor porpoise is shy and not inclined to approach boats.  Because they prefer the shallows (less than 500 ft) they can be seen from shoreline boat cruises or off the shores in harbors, bays or rivers.

Top Three Maine Sea Animal Experiences 

Maine Lobster Museum
Maine Lobster Museum

1. Whale Watching in Maine starts in mid April as the worlds largest living creatures make their way to our beautiful coastline to feast in Maine’s rich waters.  The season for whales in Maine lasts until October when they head south to warmer seas, in these seven months your group will experience  the displays of humpback, finback, minke, right whales and so many more species aboard a number of vessels.  As your group travels miles out to sea the chances are you’ll experience a lot more than just whales such as dolphins, tuna and porpoise.

2.  Maine State Aquarium is located on the water in West Boothbay Harbor Maine.  This educational facility is operated by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and open seasonally.  The aquarium features extraordinary lobsters up to 23 lbs and in various colors along with live sharks and skates in the touch tank, sea stars, sea urchins even sea cucumbers and scallops.  The Aquarium offers free passes to motor coach drivers and with rates as low as $5.00 per person it’s sure to fit into any group budget!

3.  Nubble Lighthouse Cruise aboard the Finest Kind in Perkins Cove Ogunquit is the perfect way to experience a bit of marine life without a full days commitment.  With this scenic tour your group will enjoy beautiful views along the rocky Maine coast including the most photographed light house in Maine and a chance to see harbor seals, the occasional dolphin before heading back to shore to enjoy the shops and cuisine of the most beautiful place by the sea.

 

 

May 07, 2015

The Art of Floral Design from our Ogunquit Hotel: Tips From Maine on How to Style Flowers

Maine Flower Art
Maine Flower Art

Here in Ogunquit at our Maine Resort we pride ourselves in our seasonal décor, with Maine being known for its four beautiful seasons it’s no wonder why so many people visit us again and again.  Today we want to share with you some tips on how to unite the beauty of Spring Flowers and the artistic talent that has set Ogunquit Maine apart for almost 100 years.  Below are the Top 10 Tips from our favorite Ogunquit Florists at Calluna Fine Flowers & Gifts:

Basic design guidelines that will help you create a beautiful flower arrangement:

Things You Will Need:
   Green Foliage
   Fresh flowers in whites, yellows and pinks
   Vase or container
   warm water
   Flower cutters
   Ribbon (optional)

Top 10 Tips from our favorite Ogunquit Florists at Calluna Fine Flowers & Gift:

  1. Pick out your favorite Container or Vase.  Pour warm water in the clean container.
  2. Create a Foundation of greens/foliage. You want enough foliage to create a base for your flower stems but not too much to overwhelm the flowers themselves.
  3. Choose Colors that complement each other or that match the theme of the spring season.
  4. Choose a variety of different types of flowers to create Texture in the arrangement.
  5. When adding flowers to the arrangements start with a Focal Point. A large faced flower like a Peony or Lily would be nice.
  6. As you continue adding flowers keep in mind that odd numbers create Balance in a Design.  For instance instead of using 2 yellow roses use 3 and place them evenly throughout the arrangement.  Keep that rule of 3 in mind when adding textures and colors to your arrangement.
  7. Add Proportion -by rule, you want your arrangement to be 1 to 1.5 times the height of the container you’re using. Use your flower cutters to cut your stems to that measurement.
  8. Your flowers and foliage should be evenly spaced and dispersed on all sides the arrangement will be viewed.
  9. When the arrangement is finished you can choose to add a bow or embellishment that matches the colors or theme of the arrangement.
  10. Sit back and enjoy the beauty of the season’s flowers 

Join us in Ogunquit, Maine to see for yourself why so many of our guests join us again and again each season of the year.  Below are a few example of how our staff in Ogunquit Maine ensure you’ll always enjoy your stay:

In the week leading up to his Romantic Maine Vacation our staff had the opportunity to get to know one of our guests very well.  He was planning a very special trip to our hotel in Ogunquit Maine where he intended upon proposing to his girlfriend.  Many members of our front desk team assisted him with recommendations for the best florist in the area, a gourmet cheese and wine basket from the Village Food Market and ensuring all items were arranged specially in the room for their arrival.  After a wonderful weekend the guest came down to the desk to checkout of course we inquired how his weekend was and we were thrilled to hear it was a success!  After offering them a Congratulations Lauren (our front desk agent) noticed his fiancé browsing the Ogunquit, Maine post cards – she offered one on us to ensure they always remembered this special trip to the most beautiful place by the sea!  

 

May 04, 2015

Top 5 Best Mother's Day Brunch in Ogunquit Maine : Where to Celebrate in Maine

Mother's Day Brunch in Maine
Mother's Day Brunch in Maine

Experience Mother’s Day at the most beautiful place by the sea!  At our resort in Ogunquit Maine we specialize in ensuring our guests feel special everyday of the year.  This is why so many of our guests trust in our Ogunquit Mother’s Day Escape to ensure Mom has the perfect day. 

Here are our Top Five Brunch Picks for your Mother’s Day Escape in Maine: 

MC Perkins – Set in Perkins Cove, this Ogunquit Favorite offers a fabulous Mother’s day brunch with breathtaking views of the sea.

Bintliffs – Just north of Ogunquit village Norm & Norm are famous for their brunch with Lobster Benedict and Crème Brulee French Toast it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the celebration with your mom

Jonathans – Adjacent to the Meadowmere Resort and a long time favorite for breakfast and brunch, Guests are thrilled to hear Jonathan’s will be opening for brunch on Mother’s Day 2015.

Roost – Featuring worldwide flavors made in house Roost has fast become a desired destination for brunch from Maine Blueberry Pancakes to the Woodsman Omelet, try it once and you’ll have to come back!

The Links at Outlook – Located in South Berwick Mom will enjoy the views of the golf course from this wonderful setting.  With traditional pancakes and benedicts along with unique choices such as the crispy farmer bowl or Maine Scramble, the perfect setting for your Mom in Maine Photo.

Memories at the Meadowmere Challenge!  Mother’s Day Getaway - Share your favorite photo of Mom In Maine for a chance to win a $25.00 Meadowmere Gift Certificate.

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Guidelines:

Open to all Meadowmere Facebook Friends

Photos must be suitable for all viewing audiences

Photos must be posted to Facebook and must use hashtag #meadowmere

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By submitting an entry, contestants grant the Meadowmere Resort permission and authority to use said pictures in any advertising or promotional activities.

Photos must be posted by 5/15/15

All votes or “Likes” must be submitted by 12 noon May 31, 2015.

Prize will be awarded to entrants that have the most “Likes” on their photos.  Winners will be notified via Facebook.

April 30, 2015

Ogunquit Family Adventure's on Mt. A

Ogunquit Family Adventure
Ogunquit Family Adventure

Directly across from our family resort in Maine is Agamenticus Road named such as it leads to Mount Agamenticus.  Today Mount Agamenticus is known for its unique trail systems many of which follow the old ski trails of “The Big A”.  This conservation region boasts 10,000 acres of land and is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England.  A visit to our family resort in Maine allows ample time for your family to explore the natural wonders and history of this unique landmark.

As you explore the woods and the trails the bedrock shows the impact of the Glacial ice sheets that once covered this region.  Additionally a number of artifacts from “The Big A” still remain throughout the woods.  The Big A was a ski area in the 1960’s and 1970’s various foundations, lift equipment and even the T bar still remain.

Prior to the 1960’s this was the site for the first US radar tower as well as a Lookout Tower for the US Army in the 1940’s.  Barracks were constructed here to house the 551st Signal Battalion, the viewing deck that currently sets on the summit covers the four footings that once supported the radar tower.  For the army and history buffs in your family an escape to our family resort in Maine offers the perfect setting to explore and experience this region first visited by Europeans in 1602.

In addition to the trails and wildlife Mount A boasts the Learning Lodge with a number of seasonal educational activities for families visiting Maine.  As a focus area of Statewide ecology there are many natural gifts for your family to experience rare animal sightings on MT. A include spotted turtle, Spring Salamander and New England Cotton Tail.  There are also a number of rare plants and exemplary natural communities and habitats.

The adventure starts at our family resort in Maine where our staff continues to ensure your memories of Maine are un-surmounted:

Crystal on our Housekeeping Team was putting out fresh Sea Coast Coffee for our guests to enjoy when one guest inquired about microwaving her breakfast, Crystal quickly heated up her food.  Later as Crystal was cleaning the common areas she saw the guest with dirty dishes in hand and offered to clean them and deliver them back to the guests room when she was done.  The guest was so thrilled by the attention and assistance!

Hannah at the front desk noticed one of the guests arriving this week had never visiting our Ogunquit hotel before.  Hannah upgraded the guest to one of our Luxury Suites so she could enjoy an extra special escape in Maine!

April 23, 2015

Top Five Green Family Fun Ideas from Ogunquit

Family Grows in Maine
Family Grows in Maine

At our Maine Family resort we know the importance of growth and want to help you share this knowledge with your kids.  As spring blossoms in the New Year there’s no better time to get your kids excited about the new life unfolding outside.  As our Maine Family resort we have a few tricks to peak their interest in Gardening. 

Here are our Top Five Gardening Tips for your Kids

#1 Making a Terrarium is a great way to show your kids just how important the environment and climate is to growth and life

#2 Growing Potatoes is a good way to teach your kids about the diversity of life, when you chit the potatoes (sitting them in day light) they will see the eyes begin to sprout prior to planting.  Try a 2 liter plastic bottle once the potatoes are ready to plant so that the little ones can continue to watch the process

#3 Growing in an Egg Shell is a great technique if you have a garden at home as it allows them the chance to plant the seed in a small confined area and care for the seedling.  Once the garden is ready they can get outside and add their new plant.

#4 Homemade Bird Feeders are a great family project for the garden as the birds will help protect the garden against pesky bugs all summer long

#5 Add a Theme into your garden can also peak interest in your little ones.  Set aside a small portion or row just for the kids and let them choose a theme to help foster a lesson in responsibility.  Here are a few theme ideas:

When it comes to gardening we always ensure the landscape of our Maine family resort is flowering native plants.  Our staff is always here making sure that your vacation to Maine will flower into memories that last a life time, here are a few examples of how they exceeded our guests expectations this week.

April 20, 2015

Growing Green Top Five Picks from Ogunquit Maine

Eco-Tourism in Ogunquit, Maine
Eco-Tourism in Ogunquit, Maine

At our green hotel in Ogunquit Maine we strive to ensure the natural resources that make Ogunquit the most beautiful place by the sea are intact for generations to come.  This is why our efforts in Eco-Tourism stretch farther than reduction in waste & energy consumption and farther than solar hot water & electricity.  In fact there are so many things changing as we all learn to be more environmentally friendly our diligent staff is always working to ensure that we are up to date with Environmental practices.

The majority of our commitment is behind the scene and although a number of guests do take advantage of the ECO Tours we offer, our efforts tend to go unseen the majority of the time.  That is of course with the exception of our landscaping and grounds.  So many of our guests visit our hotel in Ogunquit Maine in the Fall and Winter and compliment our Holiday Spirit as they see rows of pumpkins big and small, cornstalks galore and over 10,000 inches of Christmas garland.  All these seasonal decorations come from our local farmers and have for decades.

In season the pools and grounds are blooming with beautiful native flowers, nourished by organic fertilizer and cared for by our local gardening team.  Our staff’s favorite Ogunquit Maine restaurant recommendations include those who either grow their own vegetables and herbs or source them from local farmers.  Here are our TOP Five Ogunquit Maine Restaurants that practice sustainability

  1. Jonathan’s Restaurant located adjacent to our hotel in Ogunquit Maine this restaurant is family owned and operated and Jonathan’s farm is just down the road.  The lamb and many of their vegetables are either locally sourced or grown on their farm. 
  2. Clay Hill Farm Restaurant is committed to exceeding your dinning expectations not only with food which is local, seasonal, sustainable foods and in support of local farmers.  Some say they inspired the Eco Movement in Ogunquit Maine as they were the first restaurant in the country to be certified as a natural wildlife habitat & bird sanctuary.  They were also one of the earliest businesses in Southern Maine to be recognized in the state’s Environmental Leadership program – just a few years after our hotel in Ogunquit Maine.  
  3. Frankie and Johnies promises “you’ll never find anything processed in his kitchen!”  With homemade breads and pasta’s customers are amazed with the naturally prepared cuisine that joins creativity and healthy foods for the gourmet enthusiast.  The only minor bump you’ll find here is they do not accept credit cards (plastic is not natural), but the good news is our hotel in Ogunquit Maine has an ATM right in the lobby.
  4. Joshua’s Restaurant is chef owned and operated with strict priorities for purchasing.  Freshness first, Organic and natural second and local third.  Of course in season he prides in hitting the trifecta on vegetable grown on his own farm.  Even the cocktail list is based on local and seasonal ingredients here!
  5. Velveteen Habit the newest Ogunquit Maine Restaurant has taken over where Arrow’s left off and has continued with the gardens surrounding the building.  You’re sure to find innovative and fresh foods here.

April 16, 2015

Ogunquit Maine Asks - How are you Patriotic?

Patriot in Maine
Patriot in Maine

Maine Festivals and celebrations are endless and this week we’re pleased to tell you about our 25th Annual Patriots Day Weekend!  Patriots Day is a Maine festival and celebration like no other with the Historical Re-Enactment, Fife & Drum Concert, Beach Bazaar and Taste the Town. A visit to Ogunquit Maine will surely showcase true patriotism.

The kids will love the Colonial Era Games & Crafts, Hayrides and the Patriotic Pooch Pageant Show at this Maine Festival and Celebration of America.  At our Ogunquit hotel you’re sure to enjoy the onsite amenities with our Maine Patriot's Day Package.  Join us as we celebrate the first battles of the American Revolutionary War and the freedom of our great nation.

Our staff is here to help as you escape to Ogunquit Maine in the pursuit of Happiness.  Here are a few ways they did just that during this Maine Festival and Celebration of Patriots Day:

As our front desk team was getting ready for the busy weekend they noticed one of the arriving guests was here celebrating her birthday and ensured a box of chocolates and a Happy Birthday card from the staff was in the room for her arrival.

Hannah was working at the front desk when a guest called looking for our housekeeping department.  As it was later in the day our housekeeping staff had all gone home, rather than putting the guest through to voice-mail Hannah inquired to see if there was anything she could help with.  The guest explained that she loved the pillows in our rooms and wanted to see where she could purchase them.  Hannah retrieved the information for the guest so that she could purchase the pillows for her home.

Michelle at the front desk noticed a departing guest had scheduled a massage after the check out time.  She inquired with housekeeping for a late check out for this guest so that they could relax and not have to rush before the massage.

Memories at the Meadowmere Challenge!  Ogunquit Maine Patriots Day Festival - Share your photo of the Most Patriotic Maine Vacation for a chance to win a Meadowmere Hat.

Guidelines:

Open to all Meadowmere Facebook Friends

Photos must be suitable for all viewing audiences

Photos must be posted to Facebook and must use hashtag #meadowmere

https://www.facebook.com/MeadowmereResort

By submitting an entry, contestants grant the Meadowmere Resort permission and authority to use said pictures in any advertising or promotional activities.

Photos must be posted by 4/24/15

All votes or “Likes” must be submitted by 12 noon April 30, 2015.

Prize will be awarded to entrants that have the most “Likes” on their photos.  Winners will be notified via Facebook.

 

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