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The Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, Maine


I've been meaning to blog about my weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine but work got really busy and I've been spending my nights thinking about mortgage applications and not blogging. I have so much to share I am going to do a few posts about the weekend. We arrived late Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning but still I have lots to show you! This post is strictly about the hotel we stayed at.

The hotel is very old and is in the Historic Hotels of America book.  It has an ideal location just minutes from the center of Kennebunkport and it's on the same road as the Bush compound. The oceanviews from the property are spectacular!

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It was a beautiful Fall weekend, actually quite cool and windy but still beautiful.


The hotel is pet friendly which was not a problem for me because as you know I love animals! I did mind when the little yippy dog in the room next door barked every time someone walked by his/her door. Luckily, the room was at the end of the hall so not too much traffic going on there.


The entrance was lovely and decorated for Fall with cornstalks and colorful Mums.


This walkway led straight to the ocean and there was a pool on the other side of the stairs.


We actually started our weekend in Maine late on Friday afternoon. We got there in time to see a beautiful sunset.  This photos shows the back of the hotel.


Another walkway leading to the ocean. On the left, the hotel's restaurant.  We ate there and watched the sunset.  My dinner? Seafood, of course! I ordered baked sea scallops served with an apple cider cream sauce and spinach.


I made a reservation for a deluxe oceanview room for myself and my sister got a garden view from her room. I had a panoramic view of the ocean. It was breathtaking.


 Here's another view. Patterned wallpaper and rug.  In person, it did not look as busy as in the photo and the room's decor was very nice.  It was decorated in the traditional style.


I just kept snapping photos of the view from my room. I was definitely in relaxation mode the minute I saw the space.


I used my wide angle lens to capture the vastness of the room.  My sister said she would have been happy sleeping on a cot in this room!


As you can see, this was a lot of space for one person. I had a wonderful night's sleep here (once the yippy dog decided to go to sleep too!).


The bathroom was very nice too! It had an oceanview as well and a nice hot shower!


I had a walkin closet, something I don't even have at home! 


After dinner, we sat by a cozy fire in the living room/ lobby. The lobby was tastefully decorated.


My sister checked out the tourist news to look for things to do. We already had a few things in mind including a daytrip to Portland the next day and a trip to Old House Parts in Kennebunk.


I think the lobby and living room had a wonderful old New England feel. Conservative yet cozy.

 
The doors led to a porch on the back of the hotel.  You can sit and watch the ocean from the porch, I am sure it is lovely in the Summer. It was too cold and dark to sit there on Friday night.
 

 Here's the dining room. The windows on the right have ocean views and there is a rotunda at the end of the dining room with 360 degree views. We had dinner here the first night and breakfast in this room every morning.

After relaxing by the fire and planning the rest of the weekend, we retired to our respective rooms and had a wonderful night's sleep.

Comments

Robin Larkspur said…
The windows in your room, combined with the wallpaper are so lovely. What a view!!! The whole place looks perfect for a New England getaway. Looking forward to much more!!
Oh how you have brought up FOND memories of my years in Massachusetts, and the summers that my husband and I spent driving up the coast from Beverly, Mass. to Kennebunkport. I just remember seeing the Bush compound and the skies above pocked with government security helicopters! The rest of the scenery however, was UNFORGETTABLE! And there is nothing like a New England resort. NONE!

ENJOY the rest of this lovely November, and thank you so much for your visit! Anita
The Colony Hotel is certainly grand. Your room was beyond lovely. Enjoying the ocean is always tops on my list.
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