Meadowmere Resort

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! 

November 07, 2014

Motor Coach Fam Tours of Southern Maine: How to Plan a Bus Tour in Ogunquit

Maine Motorcoach Tours
Maine Motorcoach Tours

As the fall season begins to wind down and the leaves fall from the trees Motor Coach Operators begin to finalize next years travel plans.  This is exactly why we’ve found November to be the perfect month to kick start our Annual Meadowmere Resort Familiarization Tour here's what we have planned...

This November 2014 we have invited a number of Motor Coach Operators to experience not only the Maine coastal resort but the surrounding villages as we launch our 1st Annual FAM Tour.   It starts with accommodations in Ogunquit, Maine at the Meadowmere Resort where guests will enjoy a Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception in the West Meadow Pub - just as groups do when they arrive.  Your Body Works will join us in the Pub with Chair Massages as our guests settle in.  Jonathan’s Restaurant has invited us to join them for dinner Friday evening to enjoy their American Continental Cuisine as they showcase their space and menu options.  Following dinner Motor Coach Operators find a bit of time to relax whether it’s taking in a cocktail at Jonathan’s Bar, soaking in the Roman Spa or enjoying the evenings Movie at the Meadowmere Resort TV Room.

Saturday morning we awake bright an early and enjoy a homemade breakfast at Jonathan’s Restaurant to fuel our day.  We venture South to the Kittery Outlets with over 100 designer Outlet shops and drive along the coast of York, Maine for a visit at the Nubble Lighthouse before stopping in to visit Fosters Downeast Clambake -a must try for all motor coach groups.

For lunch we experience the Cooking Demonstrations at Stonewall Kitchen and explore their famous shop and café area.  The day then brings us back to Ogunquit, Maine to explore the quaint village, Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way cliff walk and Perkins Cove for a visit with FinestKind Cruises.  The Ogunquit Museum of American Art will open its doors for a tour of the property and art work as well as the history with Henry Strater.  We return to our Maine coastal resort for a tour of the hotel showcasing our environmental policies and our unique amenities including our state of the art Fitness Center, Heated Indoor Pool, Library, Roman Spa and stadium seating TV Room all complimentary to group guests.  The tour is followed by a few free hours for Motor Coach Operators to enjoy their accommodations in Ogunquit Maine and explore on their own.

We gather again after the break and head to Clay Hill Farm (a unique restaurant, wildlife center and bird sanctuary) in Cape Neddick, Maine.  Clay Hill Farm welcomes us to enjoy their modern cuisine and classic setting as they share their unique offering such as dinner theatre.

The weekend ends with a tour of the Ogunquit Playhouse who continues to carry on its legacy as American’s Foremost Summer Theatre after over 83 years of astonishing productions.

Then we say our goodbyes and hope to see them again next season with a bus full of eager guests excited to enjoy Ogunquit, Maine and the Meadowmere Resort

November 04, 2014

What's Going on For Halloween in Ogunquit Maine

Halloween at the Meadowmere
Halloween at the Meadowmere

This Halloween Jonathan’s Restaurant hosted their Maine “Cat” Stravaganza.  An eerie evening of outrageous fun, music, dancing and of course a dessert buffet.  This is a real Costume Ball with real prizes for the best costume, so many of you picked out your best Halloween Outfit to get ready for this spooky night.  Remember we’re right next store so stop on in and receive 10% off your room rate when you present your ticket from Jonathan’s Concerts!  Here’s a few examples of why you’ll be in good hands:

One of our guests had just checked in and after stopping into the room she really wasn’t happy with the location.  Although a lot of guests love being close to the indoor pool and the pub, this guest was hoping for something a bit farther from it all.  As our front desk agent, Michelle, was checking for a solution this guest started applauding the amenities and the décor around the property she noted that she was very impressed and happy to be here as this was the first chance in over 6 years that her and her husband have been able to getaway.  We were able to find her a room on the top floor with a gas fireplace, the guests were thrilled stating it was the best gift they could have received!

Trisha was assisting an elderly guest with the TV in her room when the women mentioned that her care helper left without putting socks and shoes on for her.  As it’s sometimes difficult and can be dangerous to bend over Trisha offered to give the guest a hand!

October 27, 2014

OgunquitFest 2014 : Enjoy a Fall festvial in Maine at the Meadowmere Resort

Fall at the Meadowmere Resort
Fall at the Meadowmere Resort

Fall is a great time of the year to experience the festivities of Ogunquit, Maine.  Every year the town residents, businesses and visitors come together with competitions such as the Ogunquit Beach Bed Race and Scarecrow ContestFamilies enjoy the Monster Mash Costume Party and the Great Pumpkin Patch, couples love the Wine Tasting and Antique Classic Car Show and everyone’s happy to kick start their holiday shopping with the Autumn Bazaar.

This year was another great success we were happy to welcome new guests and returning guests to share in the fall season of Ogunquit, Maine.  At the Meadowmere Resort every stay is a success as our staff strives to exceed your expectations.  Here are a few of their stories

Hannah at the Front Desk is always paying close attention to the details of our guests' stay.  In fact this week while taking a reservation a guest mentioned that they were celebrating an Anniversary. Well not just any ol’ anniversary but their 50th Anniversary! She congratulated them and set up a note to ensure these guests received something special during their stay!

Hannah didn’t stop there. One of our Top Returning Guests was celebrating her Birthday during the OguquitFest Celebration.  Hannah delivered a box of Harbor Candies and a Happy Birthday Card.

Upon check-out a Family inquired about the variety of our rooms.  Michelle at the Front Desk explained a number of options that would suit the family including our South Meadow Family Suites.  The guests were intrigued by the two bedroom suite, and although a busy weekend we were happy to to show a Family Suite at our Ogunquit hotel to the family.  Of course this delayed their departure by a few minutes which made the two little girls happy as they were reluctant to leave the resort.  Once it was time to go they started to cry - so upset at having to end their vacation. Knowing this could make for a long drive home, Michelle quickly grabbed a few lobster hats for the girls to distract them.  Needless to say mom and dad were relieved.

October 22, 2014

Ogunquit Maine an International Destination at the Meadowmere Resort

For year Ogunquit, Maine has been a special getaway for families and couples throughout the United States and Canada.  With our four distinct seasons Maine truly is a year–round destination.  The rivers and lakes, towering forests, farm land and country side paired with our dramatic rocky coastline and soft sandy beaches have been the home and inspiration to many literary greats including Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stow and Stephen King.  It’s no wonder so many of our guests call this their home away from home

Just last week the Meadowmere Resort was pleased to welcome an international group from Italy.  Over

Visitors from around the world
Visitors from around the world

40 people traveled well over 4,000 miles to experience the fall New England Charm in Ogunquit, Maine.  And although the majority of these guests were not fluent in English a week had barely gone by when we received their reservations for next fall.  Kudos to Meadowmere Staff for their dedication to ensuring our guests experience the warm hospitality and the friendly mannerisms that make New England such a special place to stay and visit.  Here are a few stories that do just that.

Knowing this group was far from home our Sales Associate Michelle placed a box of homemade Harbor Candies in the group leaders room with a welcome note of “Benvenuto”.

Bryanna was cleaning a guest room when she noticed the spare blanket was under a pillow on one of the beds.  She acquired a few spare pillows for these guests who were very appreciative.

With all the wonderful fall decorations around the Meadowmere Resort we often find guests taking pictures and sharing memories.  Josh was working outside when he noticed a group of people taking pictures in front of the Giant Pumpkin and offered to take a photo of the entire group.

October 14, 2014

What to do on Columbus Day Weekend in Ogunquit, Maine 2014

Traditionally Columbus Day Weekend notates the end of the season for many Maine Coast Businesses

Fall Fun Farm Day
Fall Fun Farm Day

In Ogunquit, Maine it’s a celebration for all those who head south as the seasons change.  This Columbus Day weekend we enjoyed the Sidewalk Sale at the Kittery Outlets with incredible savings on over 100 Designer Outlets, the start of the Scarecrow Contest and some beautiful fall weather.  Just down the road from the Meadowmere Resort the Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm hosted their 11th Annual Fall Fun Farm Day to York County families and visitors.  Offering a unique setting to bring families to the outdoors for fun, fresh air and a chance to grow and learn from the natural world around them.  The activities included meeting Friendly Farm Animals, Pony Rides, Nature Based Arts & Crafts, Scarecrow Making, Pumpkin Painting, Nature Hikes, Haunted Walk and Hayrides and Live Music.

Of course true Mainers aren’t afraid of the cold air or fresh snow that is headed our way in a few weeks! At the Meadowmere Resort guests find winter to be the best time to enjoy the hot water in the Roman Spa and the glow of our fireplaces.  We’re here year round allowing guests to enjoy all four seasons with the warmth of Maine’s hospitality.  Here are a few service stories from Columbus Day Weekend.

Hannah was looking over reservations due to come in on Friday when she noticed one guest had two reservations on completely opposite sides of the building.  She took some time moving reservations around to get these guests in rooms side by side.

An elderly guest was visiting us in a motorized scooter, realizing that the battery was dying our staff called around to offer a variety of options for rentals in the area during their stay.

Michelle noticed we had guests joining us for their Birthday and Anniversary over the Holiday Weekend.  She headed down to the Village Food Market for some Maine Maple Lobster’s and a card for their room.  

October 06, 2014

Where to Find Great Pumpkins in Maine at the Meadowmere Resort

October is here and so are our fabulous fall decorations including the Great Big Pumpkin.  Guests are

Meadowmere Resort Giant Pumpkin Contest
Meadowmere Resort Giant Pumpkin Contest

coming in from all over the country to Maine to guess the weight of our Great Big Pumpkin and enter to win a Complimentary Night’s Stay at the Meadowmere Resort.

Throughout the Village of Ogunquit, Maine the trees are colorful, the scarecrows are out and pumpkins are everywhere.  At Cornerstone you’ll find seasonal artisan craft beers such as Woodstock Inn Autumn brew, Heavy Seas Aarghtoberfest and other great fall drafts.  The Ogunquit Playhouse is featuring their final show very fitting for this time of the year with the Adams Family.  If you haven’t visited in a while or are in need of a fall escape come join us at the Meadowmere.  Our staff is committed to ensuring your vacation is enjoyable and as easy as the fall breeze.  Here are some of their stories from just this week.

Our Housekeeper Merlene was getting ready for the day when she noticed a guest checking out of their room.  One member of the party had an injured arm and was trying to juggle all of her luggage.  Merlene went right over to take this guests bags to her car.  

Fall is for Family and often time families love to take the Meadowmere Wagons to the Beach.  Another favorite amenity for our guests.  Hannah was at the front desk when a family requested a wagon, the two little girls were all dressed up and begging their daddy for a ride around the property.  As Hannah unlocked the wagon she noticed it was full of beach sand.  She quickly grabbed some cleaning supplies and had it shining like new, she even put a towel down just in case to ensure the girls didn’t get their dresses dirty.

As many of our guests visit from far away boarding passing for their flights are a must.  Guests are happy to use our complimentary business center to print out their flight information but sometimes it’s a tricky process.  Just yesterday a guest came to the desk after getting frustrated by the airport website.  Being well experienced with boarding passes Hannah stepped away from the desk and assisted this guest with his flight registration and printing of boarding passes.  Now that’s full service!  The guest was so thankful for the help.

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