The 1802 House Gnomes are here and they’re ready to travel!

Have you heard about traveling gnomes before?  The true origins of Gnoming, as it is often referred to, is a little unclear.  It was popular for many years in the UK but stories differ as to when and where the “phenomenon” started. In the 1970s, a gentleman by the name of Henry Sunderland took his own …
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Enjoy some of the New England winter in Kennebunkport

I grew up in Colorado and all of my early perceptions of winter in New England are from the television and movies.  They’re pretty romantic images for the most part.  Ice skating on frozen ponds, shushing through fields in a horse drawn sleigh and woods covered in snow with skies so blue and bright, you could …
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Kennebunkport Paints the Town Red in February

Kennebunkport is Painting the Town Red this February in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  Our little coastal Maine community is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway all month long!  And, at the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast, we have put together a romance package to help you relax and unwind with that someone special in your …
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Celebrate the Holidays – Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude

That’s right, it’s only September but we’re going to start talking about Christmas already.  As those of you who have been to Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude holiday festival know, you’ve got to plan early because things sell out quickly! For those of you who haven’t attended a Christmas Prelude yet, let’s see if we can convince …
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Celebrate Autumn in Maine with Pick-Your-Own Farms

You wouldn’t know it from the unseasonably warm weather we’re having here in Kennebunkport, but Fall is just around the corner.  The official Maine Fall Foliage people are expecting these warm temperatures to extend the colors into late October.  Good news if you want to squeeze a last minute holiday in before winter hits! Fall …
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Lobstering in Maine; a rich history and way of life for many

Today Maine is the largest lobster-producing state in the nation.  It’s a $334 million dollar industry.  There are over 3 million lobster traps in Maine waters and in 2014, 124 million pounds of lobster were landed in Maine. I’m not a Mainer so this whole lobstering thing is new to me.  I’ve been learning about this …
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Hiking the Kennebunks

Have you thought of hiking the Kennebunks. Bring your walking shoes when you next come to the 1802 House and get out and explore the natural beauty that can be found on our trails. The term “hiking” is used in the U.S. and Canada.  It refers to countryside hiking and hiking in the forest, beside …
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Summer Stock Theater is alive and well in the Kennebunks

Here in the South coast of Maine, we are fortunate to have several Summer Stock Theater companies nearby.  These shows vary from a small production of Shakespeare in the park to a lavish Broadway-like all singing and dancing night out.  Either way, we can’t recommend them enough if you’re looking for a way to spend an …
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