USA Today Names Ogunquit a Great Summer Deal

Check out the article by Anne Banas, a Staff Writer, that just came out today on She details how Ogunquit is a great escape under $500 – and she’s completely right!

For example, if you planned an Ogunquit trip for May 30-June 1 with us, you could take advantage of rooms for $99 a night (Ms. Banas covers some other local hotels and did online research at travel sites such as Trip Advisor, which is very useful. However, calling the Meadowmere directly will get you the best deal and make you dollars stretch further). On that weekend, our hotel celebrates the start of June with ice cream coupons and in room gifts – a nice extra since you’ll get the extra ice cream cone for free! And since breakfast is included, you’ll have more to spend other meals – and perhaps a special trip to Harbor Candy Shop for a little chocolate (it’s a vacation!).

For dinner, on Friday night, make reservations at Arrows Restaurant for their Bistro night for just $39.95 per person. That’s right, you can have dinner at a top 25 restaurant for $100 for two. Not bad. And follow up with free entertainment with Maxwell’s karaoke in the center of town or sing a-long at the Front Porch. Dinner and a show (sort of).

On Saturday, if you feel like exploring, head to Kennebunk for the Cruisin’ Car Show – free admission. Or check out the Barn Galleries season opening exhibits (yep – free). Another choice – walk Marginal Way, Ogunquit’s gorgeous cliffside walk (still free). Grab a lobster roll (roughly $12-14 per roll) for lunch – there are plenty of really good choices and you have to have lobster in Maine! Plus, you will want to leave room for dinner. Ogunquit is known for its cuisine and many choices can offer plenty of food – including Jonathans Restaurant, which is next door. Perfect if you want to stay close and hit the outdoor hot tub.

On Sunday, get a little cooking education at Stonewall Kitchen’s new cooking school – learn how to make a German Breakfast for $30 per person (treats included – so now worries on lunch as the class runs 12pm-130pm). Finally, on the way home, take advantage of Kittery Outlets sales days (Lucky Brand is have 15%, plus coupons are often available at the Welcome Center).

Running Total:
Accommodations at the Meadowmere for the weekend  – $200
Dinner at Arrows Friday – $100
Lobster Roll Lunch Saturday – $30
Dinner at Jonathan’s Saturday – $100
German Breakfast Class at Stonewall Kitchen Sunday – $60
Extra for a Tasty Treat at Harbor Candy – $10

Not a bad way to spend the weekend! 

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