Sunday, May 29, 2016

Opening Day

It is  Memorial Day Weekend and Saturday was the picture of a perfect warm August Day. Today is like a day in early April, cold, cloudy and just blah. We usually have our first pool goers the first weekend in June but yesterday was so nice Matt turned the heater on and along with the room guests our own kids were in the pool until closing time at 8:00pm.

We look so forward to Summer and then Bam! Everything happens all at once. Most of all the flowers have been planted, the vegetable garden is in and the Lilac Trees are just about to bloom. The local Motels are open, the Salt Cod Cafe opened this weekend and I saw people taking some kayak lessons at H2O Outfitters by the bridge. The new Store on Orrs Island is set to open June 13th.

 The Town of Harpswell has a fabulous Recreation Department headed by my dear friend Gina. They have many things planned for the Summer. Next weekend June 4th is the Harpswell Hiking Challenge. You can take the 2 days to experience eight of the trails for a total of ten miles. Did you realize that Harpswell has 216 miles of oceanfront, the longest of any Town in Maine. They will also have the Grand Opening of the new Devil's Back East Trail on June 4th.

On Saturday July 16th there will be a Tail Gate Party at Mitchell Field. It will be very family friendly with low key events during the day. There will be music  and vehicle access all the way to the shore. Mitchell Field is also the home to our Thursday Night Bandstand Concerts. Starting June 16th at 6:00pm pack your chairs and picnic dinner and head out to a gem in Harpswell where you can access the shore and  see a great sunset.

The Schooner Alert has started Sailing daily from Cooks Lobster House.New this year is a 27ft Boat called " Fantasea" it will be leaving from the Cribstone Grill dock for private 2hr Tours by reservation.
We are full this weekend and look forward to a great Summer. We still have availability so if you have been putting off calling now is the time. As the saying goes " Maine, the Way life should be."



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Yellow Magnolia

Many guests do not venture to the side of the lawn (close to the dining room) where our Vegetable Garden is. I invite you to walk around and check this area out. The vegetable garden isn't up and running yet, we still have a chance of frost. We do however have the most magnificent Yellow Magnolia in full bloom right now and several forsythia trees. We have had three sunny and warm days this week, the gardens really have some color to them now. Yes, Sue has made her first trek to the garden store, not that I am keeping track. She always likes to push the planting vs frost warning envelope.
I am rather excited about one of my favorite stores opening on Maine St. in Brunswick , next to Hatch. It is Fiore, they sell Gourmet Olive Oils and Vinegar. The store features over 50 tasting samples and they also supply the rooms at the  Log Cabin Inn with small bottles during the Summer Months. Welcome to Brunswick Fiore. I am equally excited about all the Food Vendor Trucks on Maine Street. One new addition is Taco on the Town. Which I understand is getting rave reviews. These trucks are fun to try especially on Tuesdays and Fridays when the Farmers market is out on the Green space in Brunswick.
Some Room Guests came back from a Hike on the Devils Back Trail and said they are adding a trail on the parking lot  East Side set to open mid June. This will be a great area to see seals. The guests said they had so many plans to see different Towns but spent all their time in Harpswell! Music to my ears.
There is still time to book your room for a Summer visit and swim in the pool.