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... and, finally, to Hamburg. But all this experience will first have to begin on this Delta flight to Atlanta, where BCD has its Americas headquarters and some of its key operations. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. Though I know what BCD is about, I have never really been exposed to the "backdoor" side of the travel industry. This got me thinking about what my expectations are for these coming weeks and I thought I'd share a few of these.
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... 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 ...
... staying in the rooms; Portland is a beautiful town, I see the appeal for living in this area, Barbara's home is gorgeous; the Silsby siblings miss Margaret and Bill, it is good to see everyone again but in the limited time the conversations are light. Last thought of the day is to push the INSTAGRAM APP on my siblings this weekend..would be great to share experiences outside of the times we get ...
... 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 ...
... is doing all of the work, cleaning out cabinets and closets. Spent the night and are on our way back to the coast on Friday. Kathryn's gardens are beautiful and fruitful. They supply us with our greens and herbs for meals. Yesterday evening was a wonderful art show. The paintings I liked were already ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport
Favorite Seacoast Village Inn
When traveling the Maine coast, I always look forward to a four or five day stay in Kennebunkport. I have been staying at the Nonantum for the last eight of those road trips.
I like the village and the location, and I like the staff at the Nonantum. I prefer to stay during the week and avoid the weekend hustle and bustle.
I was looking to make reservations for next year at the nonantum for my family when i stumbled across this site. The Nonantum has become my familys favorite place to stay. We have a 9 year old son who recently became bound to a wheel chair. The Nonantum Staff did everything that they possibly could to accomodate us and most importantly, make Joey(our son) feel comfortable. The staff there is top notch and never make us feel bad for asking questions. They even baked a birthday cake when they heard that it was our sons birthday. Things like that just dont happen at other places. We travel all over the place, but when we are making our travel plans, my husband and I just look at eachother and say "why dont we just go to the Nonantum" and then book our room.
I have stayed in many of the best hotels in the states, Hawaii, Europe, Asia etc. The Nonantum relects the aura of Kennebunkport - gracious, stylish, "New England" charm. It is an extremely respected and successful hotel run by a staff that wants nothing more than to provide their guests with superb service in every respect. It also happens to be one of the best places in New England to listen live jazz. The food is wonderful and creative, as are most of the other guests and staff.
Our Families Favorite!
I just came across the reviews on The Nonantum Resort and feel I must respond. My well traveled family has been there many times and we LOVE the Nonantum. Each year it just keeps getting better! They have the nicest staff we have ever met! The restaurant (where there is wonderful music) has great food. Our only complaint is that they aren't open in the winter! Don't miss this unique place!
My husband absolutely LOVED the Nonantum! I admit I was a bit frightened by some of the reviews I read here...and considered canceling our reservations...but decided to find out for myself and just go. We stayed in the Nonantum Portside rm 524 for 5 nights...What a view! a beautiful balcony view. The sound of the ocean we could hear from the room and it was a welcomed lullabye. The staff was warm, friendly, and helpful. I didnt find the 300 dollar a night price on the room to be too expensive .... to us it was well worth it. We are going back in Dec. for the prelude to Christmas celebration. This place was such a welcomed change for us. No one bothered us,,,at first we werent sure a staff even existed...they were so quiet. The staff we did encounter were pleasant. If we had questions about the area... the front dest staff in the main house were more than helpful. This is a truly wonderful place if what u are looking for is some peace and wonderful shops to visit. The ocean views along the cost are breath taking. We were very satisfied with the Nonantum and would recommend it to anyone.
During our stay, we notice rooms not up to par, but the worst experience by far had to be paying $300.00 a night for this hotel, only to be robbed!! And I do not mean the room rate. Our fishing equipment was left behind in the room. When we called, they said that they had it and would send it to us which cost us $80.00. Only to find that it was forked through and anything and everything of value of stoen from it before mailing to us. I'm talking about $700.00 worth of fishing Equipment. When I called the General Manager as well as the Comptroller of the Hotel, neither would take responsibility for this or even give me their insurance Co. phone # so I can place a claim for this theft.
Already booked our room for next year!!!!
The Nonantum was the best experience in hospitality that i have had in a while. Greeted everywhere i went on grounds, the staff was enthusiastic and helpful, even when they seemed busy. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and the view of the river was breathtaking. Dinner was excellent and the experience overall left nothing to be desired. The only complaint of the whole experience was the darn weather. Can't win them all!!!
If it were not for the setting, this resort would have nothing to offer. We booked a 200pp social event and the director of sales did not want to talk with us once she had our money.... 4 calls from us and so far no response from her.
Run for your lives! The ants are coming!
At first the Nonantum seemed like a great place to get away.....until we found our room infested with what looked like flying ants! It was absolutly disgusting. I have to say that the next time we make our annual summer visit to Kennebunkport, we will not be staying at the Nonantum.
Nonantum Resort (not)
Although this is listed as 3 diamonds in AAA and were not expecting perfection, this so-called resort only looks good on the outside as you're passing by in your car at night. Inside the rooms were poorly maintained, chipped furniture, dirty carpet and an air conditioner that sounded like a jet taking off. So don't be fooled by the word "Resort" because it's far from that....
And now from my girlfriend: Motel 6.