Meadowmere Resort

End of August Activities in Ogunquit Maine

Capriccio Festival of the Arts
Capriccio Festival of the Arts

Well the last week of August is upon us, it’s been a little chilly lately and our Ogunquit hotel is excited for the warm weather expected this week!  The Farmer’s Almanac predicts this September will be quite warm as well.  We are looking forward to enjoying  the apple picking, foliage and fall fun with the sun shining down on us.

Coming up at our Ogunquit hotel, we are looking forward to the Capriccio Festival of the Arts as Ogunquit Celebrates its 10th anniversary as an independent town.  The Ogunquit Playhouse begins Witches of Eastwick with Sally Stuthers and Jonathan’s Concert Series hosts Melissa Ferrick & Vicki Monroe.  There’s lots of excitement heading to Ogunquit - be sure you don’t miss out!

At our Ogunquit Maine hotel our staff is ensuring you’re in good hands in fact here are a few stories of how they are going above and beyond to ensure our guests have a great Ogunquit Maine Experience!

A potential guest had just arrived in Ogunquit, never having been to Maine they had quite a few questions about our Ogunquit Maine Resort.  They mentioned to Michelle, one of our reservationist, that they were just down the street.  She offered to give them a tour of the hotel and available rooms if they were able to stop in.  After viewing the hotel amenities as well as a few different room options these guests settled into a Honeymoon Suite to enjoy a relaxing weekend exploring the coast of Maine.

Trisha was cleaning one of our Junior Suites when a guest inquired about the closest ice machine.  She walked him down the hall and pointed out the closest vending location conveniently located in each building. The guest was impressed with the time and attention on a little request - he knew he was in good hands.

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August 20, 2014

August Art Week 2014 in Ogunquit Maine

Art by Brandy Cressey
Art by Brandy Cressey

Coming up this week in Ogunquit in August - we are looking forward to the 41th Annual Sidewalk Art Show & Sale on the 21st.  The streets of our charming Maine village will be lined with talented local artists come and explore the fine arts of Ogunquit.  Often our Ogunquit Hotel finds treasures for our hotel rooms and hope you’ll find a few to take home. And for the collectors, the week ends with Art by the Sea Gala at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Unique experiences and beautiful art by famous names such as John Laurent and Donald Jurney. When planning a trip to Ogunquit at our hotel for this week, carve out some time to enjoy the art!

In this past week, with a full house, our staff showed off their Maine Hospitality - after all, good service is a work of art too. Here are a few of their stories:

          A guest, in need of a wheel chair for his Ogunquit vacation, stopped at the front desk for assistance.  He thought that he had ordered the wheel chair from a local providerin advance and wasn’t sure why it never arrived.  Lauren, knowing the importance of this guest need to enjoy his vacation, quickly called the company to find out what had gone wrong.  She spent over 20 minutes on the phone trying to figure it out and ensuring they rushed the delivery to our Ogunquit hotel. The guest never had to worry - Lauren covered each detail for him.

          Tori was cleaning a room at our Maine hotel and noticed their igloo cooler was leaking all over the guest table.  She cleaned up the melted ice and grabbed and extra bath mat to place under the cooler to make sure that nearby belongings stayed dry. Just another example of how an eye for detail can help make a vacation at our Ogunquit hotel go smoothly.

          Whitney was in the hallway when a guest approached her and mentioned that she didn’t sleep well due to the pillows on her bed.  Knowing the quality of our pillows is excellent - We inspect daily and replace as needed - but that personal preferencse might change a guest need, she asked what it was that the guest disliked.  The guest explained that they are too fluffy and that she preferred flat pillows. Whitney happily retreived two flat pillows to make that guest comfortable and help her enjoy her stay in our Ogunquit accommodations.

August 15, 2014

Best Ogunquit Restaurants when in Maine for an August Getaway

 

Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Class Maine
Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Class Maine

 

Have you realized the vast array of dining experiences that Ogunquit, Maine has to offer?  We wouldn’t want you to miss out so here are a few of our favorites for you to try if you visit us this August.

If you’ve found your accommodations in Ogunquit Maine with the Meadowmere Resort then you’ve just got to try Jonathan’s Restaurant.  You can’t beat the convenience and location a quick walk from your room and you’re there. 

But what makes it special? 

Well let us start with the food – this family owned and operated restaurant also has Jonathan’s Farm down the road so their lamb and many of their fruits and vegetables are local and sustainable.  They even have a special Chef’s Table menu offering hand-crafted dishes using only the freshest local and sustainable ingredients because nothing beats the flavor of quality locally grown food!

Then there's the entertainment it can’t be beat, from the local art and beautiful gardens to the piano bar and 400 gallon Aquarium there is always something to enjoy.   Of course their Premier Tickets will get you dinner & a show.  Take a look at Jonathan’s year round concert series and enjoy artists such as Bob Marley, Ben Taylor coming us this August!  Also featured this year have been Paula Poundstone, Craig Campbell, Judy Collins and so many more.  Get  a 10% discount on accommodations in Ogunquit Maine when you show that nights concert ticket at the Meadowmere Resort.

A wonderful experience for your Maine Getaway.  With regular classes year round it’s a must –view the menu in advance and choose the best fit for your palate; enjoy cuisine ranging from Italy to Asia and the Maine classics we all love.  The class includes generous portions of each course, beer or wine, live Chef Demonstrations, great tips & facts and a complete recipe packet so you can recreate meals at home.  Featured classes this August include Venire a Cena with Lobster Risoto, Stick to Your Ribs will create Smores Whoopie Pie, and Summer Picnic with Buttermilk Fried Chicken.

Located in the heart of Ogunquit Maine you’ll find Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer.  That’s gourmet stone oven pizza paired with hand crafted local & imported beer.  Their seasonal wine or beer tasting menus are a great way to expand your knowledge and so much fun!  Find out more about special Craft Beer packages including Cornerstone and accommodations in Ogunquit Maine.

Also in August heading north from Ogunquit Maine you will find Freeport with outlet shopping including the popular L.L. Bean store it’s a great day trip.  This August Wolf’s Neck Farm will be offering their Family Barn Yard activities along with Farm to Table Dinner.  

 

 

August 11, 2014

100 Reasons to visit Ogunquit Maine at our hotel

100 Point Inspection at our Ogunquit Maine hotel
100 Point Inspection at our Ogunquit Maine hotel

Did you know that every room at the Meadowmere goes through an intensive 100 Point Inspection?  That's right there are 100 things that our housekeeping team looks for when cleaning your room.  It's a lot of work and well worth it with all the positive comments we receive about cleanliness.  We know that a clean room is why so many guests join us time and time again, and why many of them refer to us as their Home Away From Home.

Just this week Whitney was cleaning a room while our guest was enjoying a day in the sun at the Outdoor Pool.  She noticed that the mini refrigerators, which are standard in all rooms at our Ogunquit Maine hotel, didn't seem to be working properly... Upon further investigation she realized that pesky thing was going through the automatic defrost.  A great feature and it certainly helps out our housekeeping team, but not when it interferes with a guests stay.  Whitney turned off the automatic defrost and reset the fridge so that this guest wouldn't have to worry.

Up and coming this week we have a huge wedding party visiting our Ogunquit Maine hotel!  We are so excited to be a part of this couples special day.  They even have our favorite florist Calluna Fine Flowers preparing their flowers for their extraordinary day.  Weddings in Ogunquit Maine are so much fun, especially when they bring family and friends together that are spread out around the country. 

Calluna Fine Flowers in Ogunquit Maine
Calluna Fine Flowers in Ogunquit Maine

Needless to say we have a lot of new guests visiting and just a few days ago Celia was cleaning uparound the hotel when she noticed someone who seemed to have a hard time finding his way around our Ogunquit, Maine hotel.  Celia dropped what she was doing and offered to show this guest around – after all with all we have to offer we don’t want any of our guests to miss out on our amenities.  

August 09, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Tour Ogunquit Maine by Motor Coach

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Why do so many groups choose lodging in Ogunquit Maine when planning their tours?  There are countless reason - but let's start with the Top 5:

1. Variety of Culinary Experiences in Ogunquit Maine

  • Jonathan’s Restaurant: Groups are welcome to enjoy their exquisite gardens and local art while enjoying a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner menu options - enjoy Maine Hospitality.
  • Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School: With generous portions of each course, beer or wine, live Chef Demonstrations, great tips & facts and a complete recipe packet for each guest to recreate at home.
  • Jackie’s Too: Located in Perkins Cove experience the amazing view of the Atlantic Coast in the active fishing harbor of Perkins Cove all while enjoying a casual lunch.
  • Fosters Clambake: “No tour of the Maine coast is complete without experiencing a genuine Maine Clambake” Foster’s is the only way to go for a traditional Maine lobster bake. 

 2.    Location for Day Tours –  lodging in Ogunquit Maine puts your group right in the middle of some of the best New England towns

3.    Group Activities – Ogunquit Maine offers a diverse selection of activities for groups from the forest to the sea, adventure and culture you’ll find the perfect fit for any itinerary

  • Ogunquit Playhouse:  One of Maine’s cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America’s theatrical heritage with over 80 years producing the highest quality theatre.
  • Finestkind Cruise: Departs from Perkins Cove and combines the scenic beauty of Villages’ shoreline with a firsthand lobstering experience.  Also offering breakfast, lighthouse and cocktail cruises
  • Hilton-Winn Farm: non-profit offering a country farm experience for children as well as unique Teambuilding excises and volunteer opportunities for your group.  Surrounded by countless acres of conservation explore Maine’s farm and forest land
  • Take Flight: Maine’s largest Aerial Adventure Course with over 60 activities and elements and 2 different Adventure Zip Tours a challenge like no other

4.    Four Seasons of Excitement when lodging in Ogunquit Maine

  • Winter: December brings famous Holiday Festivals to the Southern Maine Coast with Christmas by the Sea and Christmas Prelude enjoy wreath making, hat parades, craft fairs, and chestnuts roasting on the open fire! 
  • Spring: April breathes life back into us all as the snow melts away, the flowers begin to bloom and the butterflies flutter around.  What a great escape - no crowds, mild temperatures and great deals right thru June.
  • Summer: For the group that likes the hustle and bustle. Explore the Marginal Way, experience the coast by sea with Group Kayaking Excursions or sit back and take in the famous Ogunquit Playhouse summer theatre production. The town is buzzing in peak season.
  • Fall: Autumn arrives and the leaves begin to turn showcasing the legendary New England Foliage.  Tour the Maine Coast and back roads of Ogunquit for the best views.  Return to the Meadowmere for a relaxing evening with fresh hot apple cider!

5.    Meadowmere Resort is considered a local favorite for group lodging in Ogunquit Maine here’s why…

  • Value: competitive rates inclusive of resort amenities along with Complimentary Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception and Complimentary Coach Parking
  • Amenities: when rainy days ruin your plans you can rest assured your groups have plenty to do with an indoor pool, Indoor Roman Bath, Award-Winning Health Club and Spa paired with a 40 seat stadium TV Room . There’s something for everyone to enjoy rain or shine.
  • Location: Central location offers a great advantage for day trips, walking distance to Ogunquit Village, Ogunquit Beach and the active fishing harbor of Perkins Cove.
  • Service: With a motto of "Family Serving Family" you'll find service at this Ogunquit Maine Resort that you just can't find anywhere else!

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August 05, 2014

Maine Family Vacation in August!

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We’re more than half way through the year 2014 so if you haven’t taken that Maine Family Vacation yet or if you need to get away for a day or two now is the time.  Don’t let another moment pass you by.  Our Maine Family Resort puts you steps from all the action or relaxation you desire.  Here are a few fun ideas to consider for your Maine Family Vacation this August!

  1. Stories by the Sea – Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am the Ogunquit Museum of American Art hosts a local author to share a wonderful children’s story and create a hands-on piece of art to take come.  And for only $5 per child your free to explore the Exhibitions including Henrey Strater: Arizona Winters, Richard Brown Lethem: Figure Abstraction, Andrew Wyeth: The Linda L. Beach Collection and so much more!
  2. Take in a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse with their 2014 Children’s Theatre featuring performances by their Children’s Theatre Jr. Players, your kids are sure to enjoy productions such as Peter Pan Jr. & Dinosaurs Before Dark kids.  Also on stage this month you’ll find Marry Poppins featuring Gail Bennette
  3. Explore the wildlife at York’s Wild Animal Kingdom featuring an interactive Deer Encounter, Petting Zoo and Paddle Boat rides around the main lake with over 100 domestic ducks!  Ask about discount coupons at our Maine Family Resort!
  4. Discover the fun and history of our town trolley on your Maine Family Vacation.  Head to the beach or Perkins Cove on the Ogunquit, Maine Trolley or Visit Kennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum featuring Ice Cream & Sunset Rides Wednesday & Thursday nights! 
  5. Trust your Family is in good hands at our Maine Family Resort – where our employees care about you and your vacation needs.  Here are a few stories from our guests showcasing the thoughtful nature you’ll encounter on your Maine Family Vacation:

Tori, a seasoned housekeeper, was cleaning a room upon a guest departure.  She noticed right away that a dress was left behind.  Hoping to catch the guest before they left town she quickly headed to the parking lot.  Fortunately she found the guests as they were loading up their car to head home!  The guest was so grateful as this was her favorite dress!Umbrella

Rain ensures our natural landscape flourishes this time of the year and we all enjoy seeing the beach rose, the lavender and the hydrangeas in bloom.  But on your Maine Family Vacation, with your umbrella at home, rain can be disappointing. At our Maine Family Resort there’s plenty to do for the whole family rain or shine.  One particular morning a guest was bringing breakfast to her family when it started to pour!  Having booked in our East Meadow Building to enjoy the spacious backyard she inquired with Hannah the best way to get back to her room.  Hannah directed her down the hall and out the back exit to avoid the rain as much as possible and offered her personal umbrella to keep this guest dry!

 

August 02, 2014

Ogunquit Maine Getaway - Planning an August, September or October Vacation

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What’s the best time of the year for a Maine Family Vacation?  It has to be August! With 31 days of summer sun beating down, no one wants to be stuck at home.  All the more reason to pack up and head to Ogunquit Maine to enjoy our family resortsin Maine.  We all know there can be alot to planning Maine family vacations - Here are a few tips to keep the kids occupied while you relax and soak up the sun:

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When is the second best time to come visit the Meadowmere Resort? September! The kids are back to school and September in Ogunquit is a great time to relax with your one and only. With great weather, planning a visit to Maine in September is great for beach days and exploring Maine culture. Here are a few other tips to enjoy on your Maine September Getaway:

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And finally, in third place - October. Everyone should experience the legend of New England Foliage with leaves turning to gold, scarlet, purple and orange. The colors are magnificent!  If you’re looking for a Maine Family Vacation or just a Maine Getaway , October brings beauty to Ogunquit Maine like no other time of the year!  Here are some of our fall favorites:

Now that you have all you need to plan your Maine Getaway and pick the best time to visit – We look forward to seeing you soon!

August 01, 2014

Ogunquit Maine Goodbye July, Hello August Vacations!

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Only a few days left in this beloved month!  As July 2014 comes to an end at our Ogunquit Maine resort we’re reminded how quickly time passes.  It seems only yesterday the Independence Day celebrations brought visitor from all over to experience Ogunquit Maine’s famous fireworks display.  Although the weather wasn’t so cooperative on the 4th our guests found escape from the rain combined with relaxation at our Ogunquit Maine resort in the Indoor Pool, 40 Seat TV Room and of course the Roman Spa!  A short stroll from our Ogunquit Maine resort on July 5th leads to Ogunquit beach where fireworks paired with entertainment as the DJ was found spinning tunes before and after the show!  A thrilling weekend for all in spite of of the weather!

The Billy Elliot production shined at the Ogunquit Playhouse this month as the creative team reorganized this technically complex Broadway production to fit Ogunquit Maine’s intimate theatre.  The audience’s hearts were touched as they felt every emotion running through the music and dance of this remarkable cast and crew.   Jonathan’s Concert Series brought many talents to Ogunquit Maine this July with performers such as Seth Glier, Maggie Rose, Noel Paul Stookey, Jonathan Edwards, Kate Taylor and the oh so humorous Paula Poundstone.  What a wonderful month it has been with the perfect beach weather during the day and the cool breeze at night just right for strolling around the unique shops of Ogunquit Maine!

As we say good bye to July, August brings many more exciting days of summer.  Soon the Ogunquit Playhouse will kick off their production of Mary Poppins. Jonathan’s is upto it again with a number of concerts including Robin Spielberg, Ben Taylor and my favorite Bob Marley (you may have seen him on Late Night with Conan O’Brien or the Tonight Show with Jay Leno) so be sure to book your premier ticket now!

At our Ogunquit Maine resort we’re always sad to say good bye, but as the months fly by we find comfort in knowing so many familiar faces will return soon to visit our year round resort.  Our attentive staff aims at welcoming each guest with genuine Maine Hospitality.  Here are a few stories they’ve shared…

Janet, a well seasoned housekeeper, observed some guests that always seemed to have coffee in their hands.  Like many of us with a caffeine addiction Janet knew the importance of convenience to such things and offered them additional coffee packets for their in room coffee maker.  They were so surprised and pleased at this offering as it would allow them to enjoy a few cups on their private balcony before heading down for their complimentary breakfast!

Ethan, a member of our maintenance team, was inspecting the grounds when he noticed a couple carrying wine from the pub to their room.  Whoops the glass slipped right out of the guests hand shattering on her toe.   Ethan immediately ran over to see if she was ok, he made sure she got the cut cleaned up and bandaged right away.  She was grateful for the compassion and assistance!

Bryanna is new to our housekeeping team and still learning her way around.  She noticed a guest had completed a comment in one of the rooms she was cleaning.   The guest was disappointed that they didn’t have a night light or a rubber mat from the tub.  Unsure how to solve this she reached out to a co-worker Trisha – who showed her just where to find these things.  The guests were very thankful!

 

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July 21, 2014

Chill Out in Ogunquit, Maine this Summer!

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The dog days of summer might just be here early. Keeping cool on these hot July days can be challenging. Of course, our Ogunquit Maine hotel just so happens to have a few good ways ot stay cool. Here are a few helpful hints that will help you to “chill out” when escaping on your Maine vacation:

  • Outdoor Pool with umbrellas, multi position chaise lounge chairs and delicious food from our West Meadow Pub fingertips away. It's an oasis for all to enjoy. There in pool bench seating and even an area by the stairs for the little ones to cool off.
  • Head to the East Meadow back yard featuring multiple grills for a traditional summer cook out. And since no one likes to visit the grocery store on vacation, just pop into the Village Food Market when heading back from the beach. With fridge in room, there's even a spot for leftovers.
  • Take in a show with the South Meadow on-site TV Room featuring stadium seating and daily showings. Plus there's old fashioned fun - puzzles, board games and trivia games - so you can unplug and unwind.

In Ogunquit Maine, at our Ogunquit hotel, the cool breeze from the Atlantic ocean is just a 5 minute walk - You can stroll along the Marginal Way taking in the rocky Maine Coast.

In Ogunquit Village enjoying the unique boutique shops, delicious ice cream and of course famous Maine Lobster Rolls! 

Finally, if you really need to escape the heat, set sail from Perkins Cove and explore the beauty of Ogunquit Maine from the sea. Easy enough to take a dip!

Rest assured... at our Ogunquit Maine hotel, we understand that finally taking that family vacation means everyone needs a little rest and relaxation.  Here are a few examples that of making our guests feel right at home this past week:

  • One guest joining us this week had an accident at home and arrived to us on crutches – Wuitea surprise! He was determined not to let the injury keep him from visiting the Meadowmere!  As Rowan was tiding up his room she noticed that a bottle of wine was sitting in an ice bucket full of water - the ice had melted.  Rowan, knowing the importance of keeping white wine cool, emptied out the expired ice and refilled the bucket for the guest to enjoy when they returned for the evening.
  • ImagesYEHMWDW9A regular guest, who often visits us each week, returned after cancelling a reservation for the week before. It was so very unlike them to cancel and we were concerned. Upon making the alterations for the guest, Hannah learned that the reason for the cancellation was due to losing their dog of twelve years.  Knowing the heart-ache of losing a best friend, Hannah pulled together a card with sympathy from all the staff and box of chocolates to sweeten their stay. 
  • Families often find refuge at our Ogunquit Maine hotel during the summer heat!  One particular father was taking his little one for a stroll along the air conditioned hallways.  Janet, a member of our housekeeping team, was getting ready for a busy day when she noticed them.  Knowing that little one’s tend to nap at a certain time she inquired with the father if there was a special time he’d like the room cleaned today.  “Oh Yes” he said as he informed her of the best time and ensuring the little one a peaceful sleep!

 

July 07, 2014

Top 10 Romantic Maine Getaway Tips

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We often get asked at our Ogunquit Hotel how to enjoy a true romantic Maine getaway.  Here are a few of our favorite tips from traditional romance to an adventure with the one you love!

     1. Experience a walk along Ogunquit Beach

Stroll along the seven miles of white sandy beach hand in hand, listening to the waves on the shore feeling the sand between your toes

     2. Savor a Romantic Dinner

Reserve Romantic Maine Vacations with a dinner for two at MC Perkins Cove featuring breath taking views of the Rocky Maine Coast

     3. Date Night - Take in a Show

A Maine cultural jewel, the Ogunquit Playhouse is a cornerstone of America’s Theatrical heritage and a perfect fit for your Romantic Maine Getaway!

     4. Couples Kayaking

Venture into the sea to explore the Southern Maine Coast with the one you love.  Make your plans with excurions kayaking in Cape Neddick Maine and pick up your kayaks just minutes from the hotel to enjoy.

     5. Hot Tub under the stars

Relax and unwind in our outdoor hot tub, surrounded by beautiful gardens at the Meadowmere Resort featuring Romantic Maine Vacations

    6. Picnic along Marginal Way

Wander from Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove along the Marginal Way.  Take in the views of the rocky coast and vast ocean - discover the perfect picnic spot for your Romantic Maine Getaway

     7. Sunset Cruise

Take in the setting sun with your special someone aboard the Finestkind in Perkins Cove

    8. Couples Massage

Unwind with the soothing peacefulness of a couples massage on your Romantic Maine Vacations at the Meadowmere Resort

    9. Enjoy a Private Jacuzzi

With luxury accommodations at the Meadowmere Resort enjoy in room Jacuzzi, fireplace and romantic in room gift ideas

    10. Scrap book memories of your Romantic Maine Getaway to cherish for years to come!

For more information on Romantic Maine Vacations visit Meadowmere Resort.

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