Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s first coastal towns to awaken from its winter slumber, and the riverfront Nonantum Resort has a few noteworthy specials for its opening week. The resort is a pleasant stroll from Dock Square, the jumble of fishing shanties turned boutiques, and it provides easy access to Parson’s Way, an oceanfront walk that takes in crashing surf, lovely homes, St. Ann’s Church, and Walker Point.
Earth Day 40th Anniversary Weekend special
The Nonantum has a super package with the National Estuarine Research Reserve, Laudholm Farm, part of the a 2,250 acre coastal jewel that’s a must-visit on anyone’s list.The Saturday-night (April 24, 2010) package includes workshops, tours, and Making a Greener Path: The hotel is promoting using alternative transportation—bicycle, walk, Rollerblades, etc.—for the 6.2 mile journey to the reserve. Even better, the booking the package requires a $40 donation to the Laudholm Trust.
For $129 plus the donation, you receive:
• One night lodging in the Portside Lodge
• Sunday breakfast with artist Barbara Moon
• Participation in the Making a Greener Path alternative-transportation walk/run/ride to the reserve.
• a Tom’s of Maine gift basket (love the toothpaste)
• Earth Day activities at the reserve
• a sapling from the Arbor Day Foundation to plant at your home
Add Friday night for $99, including the Saturday morning Earth Day Benefit Breakfast.
Opening midweek special
Consider sticking around for this steal, open to anyone: The Nonantum Resort is offering river-view rooms in its Portside building for $79 per night, including breakfast, April 25-29, 2010. Yes, it’s midweek, but still, that’s one heckuva deal and a good reason to slip away for a couple of nights.
NOTE: You can’t book these deals online; you must call the resort: 800-552-5651.