Travel Blogs from Ogunquit
... main industries back then were lumber, farming and fishing (including whaling). Unlike Boston, most of the houses are made of wood. Today the fishing remains while tourism has taken over from farming and lumber, there are whale watching tours rather than whale hunting. All the way up the coast there are areas of salt water marsh which is where the shellfish and lobster spawn. These marshes are protected as without them the clam and lobster industry would not survive. Clam ...
... up buying salad and some BBQ chicken, no muss, no fuss. The first might we decided to BBQ but quickly changed plans when we discovered the salad bar at Shaw's Supermarket on Scammon Street in Saco near Old Orchard Beach. It was more than a salad bar actually it had many types of goodies including fruit, eggs, cottage cheese etc. – enough for supper if we threw in the BBQ chicken (already BBQ’ed) that we found also at ...
- A short trip to Kennebunk. Kathryn and I had our traditional lunch at The Ramp in Cape Porpose. I had Portuguese style mussels and they were great as always. Wednesday, a trip to Freeburg to clean and rearrange the book shelves. (Sneeze, sneeze). Thursday, stopped for paint chips and back to ...
... prayed, "Jesus, if you decide to come back now, I promise I am just visiting this place." I thought the same of Salem!
We did enjoy a great lunch there though. We found a sort of Wade's substitute. Morgan had meatloaf, Clay had a turkey and dressing sandwich, Tommy had chicken parmesan, and I had chicken pot pie. Doesn't that just sound like southerners looking for home cooking? We got a map of the city and walked to the cemetery. Luckily, there was a ...
After leaving my stepson at the airport and spending two and a half hours in the 'rush hour' traffic getting to Connecticut I had a nice little visit with Nick Tiberio.
Nick has a passion for old Chryslers and has been keen to help us with my nephew, Ben, and his project. He phoned me back just in time for me to drop off the freeway and go to his place.
Even though there's a mass of trophies there, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Admiral's Inn Ogunquit
We stayed at The Admiral's Inn for one night on our way farther north on the Maine coast. Victor, the Inn's manager, was a great help via email, then on the phone, very pleasant and accommodating, esp., holding a room (the last room avail in the Inn that Saturday night) while we arranged our other nights farther north as it was a last minute getaway. When we arrived, we were promptly greeted, by Victor, and very pleased with the bright clean and tasteful decor. We were very efficiently checked in, shown around. No waiting around or looking for help. We were soon on our way to the beach, only a ten minute walk from the Inn. The room was very nice, everything brand new and renovated. The Inn was quiet, breezy, refreshing. We used the pool and the hot tub after the beach.
I'm not sure I understand the reviews here. When we arrived, we were rudely greeted by the bartender (Victor) who demanded our credit card to secure the room. We were skeptical by this behavior so we asked to see the room. He brought us to this dismal room with linoleum flooring, a dirty bed with gross bedding, a drop ceiling,and a bathroom with little room and a SPIDER in the tub. They told me there was AC in the room. They were referring to the unit in the bathroom window. The room was musty and they tried to mask the smell with a horrible air freshener.
Having just returned last week from Ogunquit, our party of 4 -- plus 2 dogs -- had a superb experience at the Admiral's Inn.
I stayed 5 nights during the July 4th holiday and was very pleased with my stay. Unlike a stay there a couple years ago (under different ownership), the facilities were all clean, bright and recently updated. Rooms in the original home do have floorplans that can be described as quirky or annoying, depending on your opinion. Owners Jason and Ken have a very laid-back charm, very friendly and approachable. They've put a ton of work into the place and are pleased to give you a tour of the improvements. I did not partake of the in house bar, but it seemed to have a pretty steady, though not disruptive, stream of patrons. It's about a 5min walk to the center of town, and a 10min one to the beach. Being at the edge of town also makes it easier to get on & off property on Rt. 1 during the busy summer season. Put at the top of your list to consider for your next trip to Ogunquit.
Quiet and in town
My partner and I went to Ogunquit and pretty blindly picked The Admiral's Inn. Talk about blind luck. The 'right on the edge of the village' is a great location. We arrived with our 8 year old daughter and was pleasantly surprised to find the rooms and hosts very kid-friendly. A very high praise for 'The Admiral's Inn'.
Memories to last
We had a group stay at the new, friendly Inn, and what a blast! We now have many memories to last. The service was fast and friendly, but laid back. Every room has been redone since our last stay - wow!
We are coming back!
A bunch of us stayed at the Admiral's Inn over the New Years weekend. What a blast! They have a small casual bar, which was great. We used the hot tub. The rooms were clean and the hosts awesome. I can't wait to come back this summer!
Great place for a wedding
On our way down the coast, we were pleasantly surprised to see the bright and friendly "Admiral's Inn" in the center of Ogunquit. Inside the Inn showed years of history and lots of activity. The Innkeeper was friendly but not overly-so. The on-site bar was quaint, but pretty empty. (I bet its not in the summer!)
The owner showed me drawings of renovations slated for February 2005. Watch out - this will be the place to stay in Ogunquit.
We are planning our wedding this summer and very well may choose the Admiral's Inn for its charm and location.
Beautiful B&B in Ogunquit
While driving thru OIgunquit, looking for a place to spend an evening, I came apon a beautiful B&B right on Rt 1. In the center of town, this establishment was well maintained, has a great staff and actually has its own bar and TV area. The feel of the Inn was warm and friendly. I was given a tour and was suprised to be informed that they also have a hot tub which runs thru the winter. That was nice, and unexpected. All in all, I am glad I made the choice to stop in. They welcome walk ins as well as reservations. What a pleasant stay I had. Thank you to the people at Admirals Inn.
In the beginning of summer, 2004, this place changed ownership, and the new owners rushed to get it open for the season, maybe prematurely. The new owners are learning, but this place has greatly improved over a prior visit. This place mainly caters to men, but all are welcome. The house itself is old. Some of the rooms are very funky. (IE a regular 3 x 6 closet coverted into a bath...not an easy shower to use...yet a full sized bath in the bar!) I understand that they are renovating them soon. Spend the money and get one of the new rooms. The owners were very very helpful. Good B & B hosts. Did not try to be your new best friend but were great. They have a small bar and the atmosphere becomes somewhat like that of a weekend house party. Breakfast...don't expect much. Cereal, bread and a muffin or two. It has a pool, and hot tub. I will be back!