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Plan Your Next Corporate Retreat in Ogunquit, Maine

February 17, 2020 10:23 pm

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Choose the Beautiful Place by the Sea for your next corporate retreat and take advantage of convenient and well-equipped Ogunquit.com accommodations while you do so!

Ogunquit, Maine’s unique mix of tranquil seaside beauty, rich arts-and-culture, and village charm—plus the close proximity to other celebrated towns and thrilling sightseeing in Southern Maine—makes the community a fine place for corporate getaways and work sessions.

A Corporate Retreat in Ogunquit With the Perfect Accommodations

Our accommodations here at Ogunquit.com can take your corporate retreat in the Beautiful Place by the Sea to the next level. You’ll love the elegance of the lodgings, the variety of the on-site amenities, the warmth of our service, and our prime locations.

Consider the Gorges Grant Hotel, which offers 81 superb rooms as well as the culinary delights of the on-site breakfast restaurant Raspberri’s. Our Juniper Hill Inn, meanwhile, includes 101 rooms in its handsome perch on five acres just a short walk from Ogunquit Beach.

Throw in our seasonal vacation properties The Milestone and The Cottage at Acorn Lane, and you’ve got plenty of great options for a sumptuous place for you and your guests to stay with Ogunquit.com!

Consider an Ogunquit.com Package for Your Corporate Retreat

You can add some extra perks to your Ogunquit.com accommodations with one of our lodging packages. They include our Golf & Stay Package, just about tailor-made for a corporate retreat with its promise of some quality time on local greens and fairways. Then there’s the well-earned relaxation offered by our Spa Getaway and the local fine-dining explorations of our Dine & Stay Package.

Our Theater Package, meanwhile, introduces (or reintroduces) you to the world-class productions on offer at the nationally renowned Ogunquit Playhouse. For some hands-on culinary adventures as part of your retreat, consider the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Classes we offer alongside overnight accommodations with us.

Learn More About the Appeal of Ogunquit for Corporate Retreats

From scenic drives and cruises on the Gulf of Maine to fine museums, galleries, and shops, Ogunquit is a great destination for corporate retreats. Learn more about the community here, and browse elsewhere at our website for information regarding area attractions and activities on land and on the water, and about local happenings.

Book directly with us for savings on lodgings at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, or other Ogunquit.com properties for an unforgettable corporate retreat along the Southern Maine seacoast!

Shop & Stay in Maine

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If you’re in the mood to shop till you drop on an Ogunquit.com getaway, you’re certainly well positioned: Our Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, and the Milestone put you close to a remarkable variety of stores—and give you a super-comfortable and well-appointed place to come back to after some hardcore retail therapy!

Here are only a few of our favorite stores in the near vicinity; you can see other of our recommendations by following this link.

On the Main (234 Main Street, Ogunquit)

Peruse a great collection of art and handicrafts at On the Main, which includes a gallery and sells everything from pottery, jewelry, and paintings to such unique wooden items as walking sticks and decorative duck carvings.

Liquid Dreams Surf Shop (696 Main Street, Ogunquit)

Shop for surfboards and paddleboards—also available to rent for use on our local waters—as well as coastal apparel at Liquid Dreams Surf Shop, an Ogunquit fixture since 1996 and the largest surf shop in Vacationland. The staff also offers surf lessons and camps.

The Ogunquit Trading Post (97 Post Road, Moody)

Stock up on everything from jewelry and housewares to Maine souvenirs and clothing—including Minnetonka Moccasins—at the Ogunquit Trading Post. A great place to lock down some nifty keepsakes from your stay on the Southern Maine coast!

Annie’s Book Stop (676 Post Rd #7, Wells)

Bookworms and bibliophiles will love Annie’s Book Stop, home to an extensive and eclectic inventory of gently used books and also offering new titles by order. The warm staff is always available for recommendations for your next beach road!

Kittery Outlets (306 US Route 1, Kittery)

This diverse mall includes a whole slew of national brands as well as more regional storefronts. Among the stores at Kittery Outlets are Under Armour, GAP Factory, American Eagle Outfitters, New Balance Factory Store, J. Crew Factory, Old Navy Outlets, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Banana Republic Factory Store, and The Maine Collection, as well as the large outdoor retailer Kittery Trading Post.

A Shop & Stay Getaway in the Beautiful Place by the Sea

From snazzy outfits and unique artwork to the perfect board for hitting up some Gulf of Maine waves, shop for essentials and indulgences alike during your stay at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, and the Milestone here at Ogunquit.com! (Don’t forget to book directly with us for savings.)

Upscale Lodging for Valentine’s Day in Maine

January 31, 2020 3:31 pm

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There aren’t many better places to go for Valentine’s Day than the Beautiful Place by the Sea, where you’ll find the best—and most romantic—accommodations with Ogunquit.com. Don’t wait to lock down your sweethearts’ getaway with us, though: February 14th is coming on fast!

Ogunquit.com: Perfect Valentine’s Day Accommodations Along the Southern Maine Coast

Strolling together along the seashore on the Marginal Way, going art-gallery-hopping, sharing a romantic dinner in the postcard-perfect harbor of Perkins Cove: Ogunquit, Maine casts quite the romantic backdrop for a Valentine’s Day idyll. If you’ve only ever seen the Beautiful Place by the Sea in its peak summer season, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how tranquil—and how equally seductive—the village is in wintertime. It’s a dreamy place to escape to with a special somebody, whether for one blissful night or maybe a whole week.

Our Gorges Grant Hotel or Juniper Hill Inn supply unbeatable Valentine’s Day accommodations in Ogunquit. A guest room or suite in the resplendent Gorges Grant Hotel puts such on-site amenities as a heated indoor pool and the breakfast-for-two delights of Raspberri’s Restaurant right at your fingertips: Date possibilities abound, in other words, without even leaving the property. The Juniper Hill Inn, meanwhile, provides a private oasis of a guest room with access to an indoor pool and Jacuzzi on its five lovely acres.

With the decked-out elegance of our lodgings and the trademark warmth of our Ogunquit.com hospitality, you and your main squeeze will be well set up in the Beautiful Place by the Sea for a Valentine’s Day of unforgettable caliber.

Ogunquit.com Packages Ideal for a Valentine’s Day Getaway

We offer a variety of Ogunquit.com accommodation packages throughout the year, and they make for great choices for a February getaway with your one and only valentine. Consider, for instance, our Dine & Stay Package, which provides overnight accommodations, breakfast at Raspberri’s in the Gorges Grant Hotel, and your choice of a gourmet meal at a fine area restaurant: Angelina’s, BeachFire Bar & Grille, Clay Hill Farm, or Five-O Shore Road. You can’t go wrong with any of those for a Valentine’s Day date night!


Then there’s our Spa Getaway, which has romance written all over it. Alongside Ogunquit.com accommodations and a Raspberri’s breakfast, you’ll have $75 in credit at the local Body Works Day Spa to take advantage of.

Whether you’re choosing one of our romance-ready packages or not, reserve your Valentine’s Day getaway with Ogunquit.com today so you don’t miss out on a homerun lovers’ escape to the Beautiful Place by the Sea! Book directly with us for the best savings, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you and that special somebody of yours next month!

Indoor Fun for the Whole Family in Maine

January 29, 2020 3:30 pm

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When the temperatures are a bit on the bone-rattling side of things, or the skies are sending down some heavy-duty rain or snow, fear not: As a guest of ours here in Ogunquit, you’ve got just as many awesome indoor family activities at your ready disposal as you do outdoor ones.

Here’s a look at just a few of the destinations you and the rest of the gang might consider visiting when the weather isn’t exactly conducive to a day at the beach.

Local Museums

There are multiple great museums within easy reach of your Ogunquit.com accommodations, including a number right here in town. Some of them, such as the Ogunquit Heritage Museum and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, close during the winter, but others remain open year-round, including the Brick Store Museum (117 Main St., Kennebunk), with its fine exhibits on history, art, and other subjects.

Up in Portland, meanwhile—which is an easy drive from the Beautiful Place by the Sea—you’ve got multiple great museums, not least the Children’s Museum + Family Theatre of Maine (142 Free St., Portland). Located in the city’s Arts District, this institution focuses on STEM education, art, early childhood learning, and multicultural/community engagement. Its many interactive exhibits include the Playscape, the kid-size community of Our Town, the Fire Truck, the Raising Readers Book Nook, the Space Shuttle, and Discovery Woods.

Game Zones

From the full arcade and crowd-pleasing pizza to the Giant Slide and the Bounce House, Joker’s Family Fun & Games (100 Larrabee Road, Westbrook) is the perfect place to soak up that insatiable kid energy, which can, needless to say, be a challenge to deal when outdoor activities aren’t really an option.

Then there’s Maine Indoor Karting (23 Washington Ave #9782, Scarborough), a place for young and old to crank up the speed and maybe engage in a little friendly family competition.


Besides all the shops and boutiques here in Ogunquit, you’ve got a great choice for retail therapy at the Kittery Trading Post (301 U.S. Route 1, Kittery), which has loads of outdoor apparel and equipment. Even on a day when you can’t be outside having fun, you can gear up for your next adventure!

Indoor Fun in & Around Ogunquit

Our Ogunquit.com accommodations themselves are cozy and decked-out places to wait out some mediocre weather. Join us with the whole crew this winter at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, or the Milestone—you’ll enjoy the best savings by booking directly with us—and take advantage of our close proximity to some outstanding indoor family hotspots!


Finest Accommodations Near Ogunquit Winter Activities

January 2, 2020 2:08 pm

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A winter stay in Ogunquit at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Milestone puts some fantastic outdoor recreation at your fingertips in our beautiful Southern Maine backyard. Indeed, there’s too much to do to cover in a single blogpost, but in this one we’ll at least sketch out the possibilities by profiling three nearby destinations offering a diverse suite of activities for getting out and enjoying the frosted wonderland we’re lucky to call home.

Sleigh Rides at Rockin’ Horse Stables

C’mon, be honest: Is there a more romantic winter experience than a pastoral cruise over the snowpack in a horse-powered sleigh? That’s exactly the experience offered at Rockin’ Horse Stables in nearby Kennebunkport, where you can climb aboard for half-hour horse-drawn sleigh rides through a wonderfully wintry landscape of fields and woods and then wind down with hot chocolate before a crackling fireplace. In other words: a recipe for pure, unalloyed wintertime magic along the Southern Maine coast!

There are options for all sorts of group sizes: The stable’s small sleighs accommodate a pair of adults, the medium ones handle eight, and the large ones can fit about 18 passengers.

Another cool feature of the Rockin’ Horse Stables sleigh rides: They embark from the property 100-year-old barn.

Winter Recreation at Harris Farm

The 600 or so acres of Harris Farm in Dayton make a heck of a winter playground this time of year. You’ll find some 40 kilometers of cross-country ski trails with both wide-groomed and track-set courses, and a nice spectrum of difficulty level ranging from easy beginner routes to more advanced-level terrain. The property rents pulk sleds for little ones to be pulled along on skiing outings.

You can also rent a fatbike or a pair of snowshoes at Harris Farm if you’re not in the mood for Nordic skiing, and meanwhile there’s a sledding hill on hand as well.

Skiing and fatbiking are allowed at Harris Farm as long as the snow cover permits, so get in touch ahead of time if you’re unsure where things are at!

Powderhouse Hill

We’ve also got a long-running downhill ski area in our vicinity: Powderhouse Hill along Agamenticus Road. Owned by the Town of South Berwick and run by the volunteers of the Powderhouse Ski Club, Powderhouse Hill—which gets its name not from the white stuff itself but from a bygone storage structure for gunpowder built on what was originally known as Butler Hill—is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

For up-to-date reports on snow conditions at Powderhouse Hill, call the “Snow Phone” at 207-384-5858 or click your way over to the ski area’s Facebook page.

Book a Winter Escape on the Coast of Southern Maine With Ogunquit.com

Call the Beautiful Place by the Sea your home-away-from-home for a wintertime idyll with Ogunquit.com, and you’ll have no shortage of opportunities for some quintessential Maine snowplay! Keep in mind we’ve barely scratched the surface: There’s much else to do in the winter-fied great outdoors within day-tripping distance of our accommodations, from skiing and snowshoeing on Mount Agamenticus to bundled-up strolls right here in town along the fabled Marginal Way.

Book directly with us for the best savings for a stay at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Milestone, the perfect cozy havens for some winter adventure along the Gulf of Maine!

Casual Dining in Downtown Ogunquit, Maine

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Ogunquit, Maine happens to be a fantastic place to find yourself with an appetite. One reason is the diversity of cuisines and dining experiences to be had in this celebrated seaside hamlet and its greater neighborhood. Along with some excellent fine dining, the Beautiful Place by the Sea has some more casual establishments offering fabulous and crowd-pleasing fare and a winning atmosphere.

What we’ve compiled below is not an exhaustive roundup of the Ogunquit area’s casual restaurants, but a representative sample (we’ve got a longer list right here, incidentally). The following are all within easy reach of the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, and The Milestone (one of them is right in an Ogunquit property!), so you certainly won’t be hurting for excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner options while enjoying our downtown hospitality.

Raspberri’s Restaurant (The Gorges Grant Hotel)

Our very own breakfast joint, Raspberri’s—conveniently situated on the first floor of the Gorges Grant Hotel—has a scrumptious menu that’ll ensure your day in the Beautiful Place by the Sea kicks off right. From Belgian waffles and buttermilk pancakes to granola parfait and vegetarian casserole, you just can’t go wrong at Raspberri’s!

Pizza Napoli (667 Main St., Ogunquit)

Pizza Napoli offers Ogunquit’s only brick-oven, Naples-style pizza: an absolute must-try. The pies range from the Napoli with its fresh garlic and basil, pizza cheese, and red sauce and the Bianca with its garlic oil base to meatier options such as the Prosciutto and the Pollo BBQ. Pizzas are the star of the show, but there are also some great supporting cast members: pastas such as Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, Vegetable Risotto, and Bolognese; such entrees as a roasted half-chicken and pan-seared salmon; and a range of salads and appetizers, include some tasty house-made meatballs.

Beer, wine, and other pizza-friendly beverages round out the perfect picture at Pizza Napoli.

The Steakhouse (1205 Post Rd/Rte 1, Wells)

Top-grade beef and Atlantic bounty rub shoulders on the Steakhouse’s menu, which is so broad and varied you’re almost sure to find something for everybody on it. Besides the filet mignon, ribeye, baby-back ribs, and other juicy cuts you’d expect given the eatery’s name, you’ll also find everything from Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, French Onion Soup, shepherd’s pie, and lobster scampi to broiled haddock, seafood pie, and a variety of surf-and-turf plates. There’s also a solid kid’s menu here, too.

The Front Porch (9 Shore Road, Ogunquit)

Going strong for more the better part of four decades, the Front Porch combines tasty eats and live entertainment: Along with a dining room and a lounge, you’ll find an honest-to-goodness piano bar within! The wide-ranging cuisine includes pizza-style flatbreads, clam chowder, steaks, seafood entrees, sandwiches, and such specialties as the Front Porch Mac & Cheese (which comes with prosciutto and can be gussied up with chicken, pulled pork, or lobster) and the Porch Burger.

Casual Dining & the Perfect Accommodations in Ogunquit

Use our Ogunquit.com properties (book direct with us for the most savings) as springboards for awesome casual dining in and around the Beautiful Place by the Sea, not least Raspberri’s inside the Gorges Grant Hotel!

Arts & Culture in Ogunquit, Maine

October 18, 2019 4:12 pm

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Ogunquit is a small hamlet, it’s true, but it punches very much above its weight when it comes to arts and culture. As a guest of ours at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Milestone, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Cottage at Acorn Lane this fall, you’ll be nice and close to some fantastic museums and galleries right along our charming stretch of New England coastline. Here’s a look at just a sampling of them!


Best Breakfast Near Downtown Ogunquit, Maine

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Breakfast, as we all know, is the most important meal of the day. Good thing Ogunquit, Maine and its greater backyard come so well endowed with excellent breakfast establishments—including one of our very own! In other words, as a guest at one of our local properties including the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn and the Milestone this fall, you’re perfectly positioned to kick off your day in a delicious manner.

Here are three local breakfast joints sure to put a smile on your face!


Ogunquit – Exclusive Theater Packages in Ogunquit, Maine

August 20, 2019 4:00 pm

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Join us for a summer vacation in the Beautiful Place by the Sea here at an Ogunquit.com property and enjoy while you do some world-class theater courtesy of one of New England’s great production companies!

We’re referring, of course, to the venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, the onstage pleasures of which you can enjoy with a high-value offer from Ogunquit.com. Our accommodations are within easy strolling distance of this fantastic local venue, one of our community’s absolute treasures.

The Ogunquit Playhouse’s 2019 Season: Current Shows

As always, the Ogunquit Playhouse—which has been a fixture of this stretch of the Southern Maine seacoast since 1933—is in the midst of a stellar season defined by crowd-pleasing variety and top-quality performances.

With Cabaret just ended, the Playhouse is currently presenting Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, a trainbound tale of mystery featuring the one-and-only Hercule Poirot’s detective skills that runs through August 31st.

After that, the Playhouse presents Menopause the Musical ®, a comedy it describes as “a raucous celebration of womanhood inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine.” It’s taking over the Playhouse stage from September 4th through September 14th.

From September 18th through October 27th, meanwhile, the Ogunquit Playhouse’s regular season closes out with Kinky Boots, which landed six Tony Awards, including for the score by none other than Cyndi Lauper.

These upcoming summer and fall shows come on the heels of earlier 2019 Ogunquit Playhouse smash hits, which besides Cabaret included Jersey Boys and 42nd Street.

Take in a 2019 Production at the Ogunquit Playhouse With an Ogunquit.com Theater Package

Combine overnight accommodations at one of our Ogunquit.com properties—the Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone—with some live and local theater courtesy of our popular Theater Package.

This amazing offer provides you with two tickets to the Playhouse production of your choice alongside Ogunquit.com lodgings and breakfast at our Raspberri’s Restaurant in the Gorges Grant Hotel.

Our Theater Package delivers you a “best standard seat available” for whichever of the Ogunquit Playhouse shows you choose. Let us know the production you’re interested in, the date and time, and your preferred seating in the comment section of your Ogunquit.com reservations form.

Book directly with us to land yourself our awesome Theater Package and make it a match made in heaven with Ogunquit.com accommodations and a live show at the Ogunquit Playhouse!

Ogunquit – Accommodations near Ogunquit’s Best Beaches

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Ogunquit, Maine isn’t called the Beautiful Place by the Sea for nothing, and no small part of that oceanfront beauty comes in the form of some truly postcard-caliber beachfront.