Posted by: nonantumresort | July 10, 2015

Ariel Pelletier Named to Maine Motorcoach Network Board

Ariel PelleterJuly 2015 – Ariel Pelletier, Group Sales Assistant at The Nonantum Resort, has been named to the Maine Motorcoach Network’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to announce Ariel’s appointment to the MMN,” said Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of the resort. “Our partnership with tour and receptive operators, the Maine Office of Tourism and other industry partners are invaluable to drive group business to our state.”

Ariel joins hospitality leaders representing hotels, inns, restaurants and attractions from Portland, Bath, Augusta, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Sunday River and beyond. The MMN works to “increase the revenue to Maine businesses through motorcoach travel” by planning and hosting “FAM” (familiarization) tours to introduce tour operators to our state, putting on an annual sales mission, and representing the state of Maine at various trade shows like the American Bus Association. The MMN also works closely with the Maine Office of Tourism to educate members on the importance of being “group-friendly.”

(To learn more, please read What Is Motorcoach Friendly? – a helpful document created by the MMN).

“We are thrilled to have Ariel on the Board of Directors,” said Troy Munford, Chair of the Maine Motorcoach Network. “The Nonantum has always been a huge supporter and participant of the organization from its inception years ago. We look forward to the fresh vision and a solid voice from the Maine Beaches Region that Ariel has to offer.”

Ariel St. Anne's Church Kennebunkport Maine

Brittany & Ariel welcome a group to St. Anne’s Church, Kennebunkport, Maine

Ariel recently hosted a MMN “FAM” tour group dinner at The Nonantum Resort, and looks forward to helping showcase the property and our area as a desirable destination for groups. Ariel has also attended the Discover New England International Summit to meet with tour and receptive operators on long-standing and new partnerships to bring overnight groups to the resort.

To view the Maine Motorcoach Network resource book for group tour operators, please click here.

Posted by: nonantumresort | June 26, 2015

Nonantum Resort Inducted Into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

June 2015 – The Nonantum Resort has been inducted into TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame by earning TripAdvisor’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running (2011-2015).

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our guests,” said Jean Ginn Marvin, Innkeeper. “The Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame is a badge of honor and a remarkable vote of confidence for our team and our continued commitment to providing excellent service to our guests.”

The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners – including accommodations, restaurants, and attractions all over the world – have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created this year to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.

Of total Certificate of Excellence winners this year, only 9% worldwide have qualified for the Hall of Fame by winning the award five years running.

“This is an amazing accolade that our team should be very proud of,” said Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager. “And every single member of our team in every department has contributed to our success.”

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.

Posted by: nonantumresort | June 23, 2015

Nonantum Marketing Director Appointed to Chamber Board

Nicki Noble BeanJune 2015 – Nicki Noble Bean, Director of Marketing for The Nonantum Resort, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce.

“We are delighted that Nicki has been appointed to the Chamber Board,” said Jean Ginn Marvin, Innkeeper at The Nonantum Resort. “The Chamber plays such a vital role in our community and we are pleased and proud to assist in any way we can. There is no doubt with Nicki’s vast skill set, she will be an excellent Board member.”

Bean is no stranger to Chamber work. She served as Tourism Manager for the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce in NH. There, she co-founded and organized Restaurant Week Portsmouth, and brought National Geographic Traveler’s geotourism editor to town to speak at a Chamber Breakfast Forum in the wake of Portsmouth being named one of the globe’s top historic places.

“I know how hard the ladies here at the Chamber work,” she said. “But when you’re passionate about what you do, you can accomplish a lot with a little. And it’s all about collaboration.”

Bean has served on the Chamber’s Destination Marketing and PR steering committee for the past 6 months. Over the past year, she has also worked with other organizations like the Kennebunkport Business Association (KBA) and the Maine Office of Tourism to help promote the Kennebunkport area as a top tourism destination.

Bean holds a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Tourism Management from Boston University, and a B.A. in English and Journalism from Wake Forest University. She spent four years working in Group Sales at the Omni Parker House hotel in downtown Boston, before moving back to Maine.

“When I wanted to relocate to the area, I started with the Chamber,” Bean said. “I drove up to attend a Business After Hours, knowing no one, but was happy to find a warm welcome here, and I’ve made many valuable connections through the Chamber.”

Bean is a native Mainer, having grown up in nearby Hills Beach in Biddeford. But she is glad to have spent the past 10 years living north of Boston, as it has allowed her to gain an outsider’s perspective. She says this helps in her marketing efforts because the primary target markets for Kennebunkport include Boston, New York and beyond. Visitors “from away” are familiar with the Kennebunkport brand name because of the Bushes and Walker’s Point, but the Chamber team works to educate potential guests about all the other draws in the area, including the culinary scene, outdoor activities, and romantic getaways.

In her role at The Nonantum, Bean handles all of the website content, social media, advertising, PR, email campaigns, packages and promotions for the resort, the restaurants, special events and activities. She is also working with a creative agency to develop a brand new mobile-responsive website for the resort – slated to launch this season.

When she’s not busy working, Bean can be found chasing her two-year-old around the yard, and enjoying time with her family.

Posted by: nonantumresort | June 10, 2015

Paddle Battle 2015!

3rd Annual Kennebunk River Race and Outdoor Family Fun Festival 
Paddle Battle Fathers Day

Sunday, August 2nd, 12:30-4:30pm

What could be better than a fun afternoon on the water with family and friends, plus BBQ, beer and live music? Come enjoy The Nonantum Resort’s 3rd Annual Paddle Battle. All levels can compete in the race up the Kennebunk River including kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, surfboards and any non-motorized vessels. Following the race at 1:30pm and kids/family race at 2:30pm, barbeque and beverages will be available for purchase on the resort’s back lawn, and everyone can enjoy live music by the Kennebunk River Band.

“Paddle Battle is a great way to enjoy being out on the water – whether you’re here to compete, or just have fun!” said Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of The Nonantum Resort. “Kids can do arts & crafts in our Activities Tent. And everyone can relax and enjoy the live music on the lawn.”

“We’re thrilled that Paddle Battle is featured in Sports Illustrated Kids’ summer fun issue as one of the top things to do for families!” said Nicki Bean, Director of Marketing for the resort.

Paddle Battle

Image courtesy of Joe Carter Films

The event takes place from 12:30-4:30pm. The race starts at 1:30pm. It’s a 1.7 mile course from The Nonantum Resort, up the Kennebunk River, under the Mathew Lanigan Bridge, around the buoy and back.

Teams are welcome to compete (each member should register online as an individual). Or any companies interested in sponsoring the event and participating with a team and/or a booth may contact nicki@nonantumresort.com. Southern Maine Health Care’s Sports Performance Center will be sending a team of 10 staff to compete in the race.

Paddle Battle is sponsored by Weirs Buick GMC. Kittery Trading Post has donated a stand-up paddle board package including a board, paddle and PFD that will be raffled off. Cabela’s of Scarborough has donated a $250 gift card. Other prizes and raffles to be announced. Funky Bow Brewery will be providing local craft beer. AJ’s Coconut Gelato will be providing samples.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kennebunkport Fire Department’s Aquatic Safety Division.

  • All skill levels are welcome!
  • Cost to Race: $30 for adults, $10-20 for kids. To register, and view photos of last year’s event, visit: www.paddlebattlekport.com
  • (Spectators are free to attend).
  • Food & beverages may be purchased a la carte following the race on the resort’s back lawn.

Please Note: All parking for exhibitors and attendees will be off-site at nearby Consolidated School, and The Nonantum Resort’s shuttle will be providing continuous service to/from between 12-5pm.

*Note: the event was originally scheduled for June 21st but was postponed to August 2nd due to weather.

The Nonantum is a family-owned, family-friendly waterfront resort. Located on the Kennebunk River, the resort’s on-site marina offers kayak rentals, SUP lessons, Rugosa Lobster Tours, sailing excursions on the Pineapple Ketch, and fishing charters on the Libreti Rose II. The resort also offers a seasonal family Activities Program (mid-June through Labor Day), and an outdoor heated pool. Guests can enjoy creative local cuisine in 95 Ocean restaurant, casual Heckman’s Pub, and relaxed Latitudes Poolside Bar & Grill. The resort is located right on the InTown Trolley route, and a short walk from Dock Square. The Nonantum Resort is “Where Traditions Begin.”

95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. 207-967-4050

Posted by: nonantumresort | May 29, 2015

95 Ocean wins Certificate of Excellence

95 Ocean restaurant at The Nonantum Resort Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognized as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

95 Ocean restaurant95 Ocean has been named a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence winner for 2015. The award, now in its fifth year, celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

“Our restaurant and culinary team is thrilled to receive this award!” said Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of The Nonantum Resort. “A huge thank you goes out to our staff for their attentiveness to our guests. And we’d like to thank all our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. The accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our restaurant and our continued commitment to excellence.”

The Nonantum Resort is a past and current recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in the hotel category, but this is the first time 95 Ocean restaurant has received the accolade.

Chef TrueWhen selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.

95 Ocean offers creative local cuisine in a lovely, relaxed setting on the Kennebunk River. Executive Chef Steve True was named Maine Restaurant Association’s Chef of the Year 2014, and the restaurant has previously received TV Diner’s Platinum Plate award.

Chef True has made a commitment this season to use all locally-sourced, antibiotic and GMO free meats from Northeast farms. Chef also uses local New England cheeses, locally-sourced produce, and sustainable seafood whenever possible. Nightly specials often feature herbs from the resort’s organic gardens. 95 Ocean and casual Heckman’s Pub are also serving a variety of local Maine craft beers on draft this season.

95 Ocean is open seasonally Memorial Day through late October for dinner service, nightly specials and live entertainment. The restaurant is also hosting a new Progressive Dinner via Trolley series with 5 tour dates from May through December, featuring different dining venues for each date. View the new menu or call 207-967-4050 for more details.

95 Ocean mussels

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands, including: http://www.thefork.com (including http://www.lafourchette.com, http://www.eltenedor.com, http://www.iens.nl and http://www.besttables.com), http://www.jetsetter.com, http://www.oyster.com, http://www.smartertravel.com, and many more

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015

Posted by: nonantumresort | May 22, 2015

Progressive Dinner via Trolley Series

Progressive Dinner via Trolley Series to Showcase Kennebunkport Area as a Top Dining Destination

Kennebunkport Trolley

Hop aboard the Kennebunkport trolley for a unique tasting tour!

The new Progressive Dinner via Trolley series will feature 5 tour dates from May through December (5/31, 6/21, 10/25, 11/15 & 12/6), with different dining venues for each date.

The first tour on Sunday, May 31st from 5:30-9:30pm, will include interactive visits to Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School; Old Vines Wine Bar, Craft Cocktails & Kitchen; Bandaloop farm-to-table restaurant; and 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort. Guests will enjoy one course and beverage at each stop, and unique culinary experiences beginning with a walk through Jillyanna’s vegetable and herb gardens and an introduction to her outdoor wood-fired oven, and ending with a hand-rolled truffle making demonstration with 95 Ocean’s pastry chef.

Future tours will include One Dock Prime (reopening in June as a steakhouse), Striper’s Waterside Restaurant, Salt + Honey (recently named one of Maine’s Best New Restaurants by Down East Magazine), Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn, and more restaurants to be announced. Click here for details. The series is sponsored by Yelp Maine.

The first Progressive Dinner via Trolley took place last December during Christmas Prelude and included restaurants from Kennebunkport to Cape Porpoise to Lower Village, Kennebunk.

Tasting tour“This is a fabulous way for us to showcase area restaurants and culinary experiences,” said Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of The Nonantum Resort, and Chair of Maine Restaurant Association. “Diners will get a taste for what each venue has to offer, and will hopefully return at a future date for more!”

Tours start and end at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, with free parking on-site. Tickets include one course and beverage at each stop, and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased online. Events are 21+. Overnight rooms are also available for those who wish to make it an evening or weekend getaway. Check guestroom availability

The Progressive Dinner via Trolley series is being organized by Nicki Noble Bean, Director of Marketing at The Nonantum Resort. Bean is no stranger to promoting culinary tourism. In her former role as Tourism Manager at the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, Bean co-founded Restaurant Week Portsmouth. She currently serves on the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s destination marketing and PR steering committee.

“We look forward to leveraging our partnerships to promote this series and the Kennebunkport area as a top dining destination,” Bean said.

Posted by: nonantumresort | March 13, 2015

How Do I Get to Walker’s Point?

Kennebunkport, Maine is the longtime summer retreat of George H.W. Bush and family. When the warm sun shines and the refreshing ocean breezes blow, the Bushes take up residence at Walker’s Point.

Visitors also flock to Kennebunkport in the summertime for the gorgeous water views and coastal charm. One of our most frequently asked questions is: how do I get to Walker’s Point?

No visit to Kennebunkport would be complete without a leisurely jaunt out Ocean Avenue to Walker’s Point – the Bush compound. It’s an easy drive, or half hour walk, or brisk morning jog, or bicycle ride, from The Nonantum Resort at 95 Ocean Avenue. Or you could hop aboard a narrated InTown Trolley tour, which departs hourly right from our doorstep! (Memorial Day to Columbus Day)

How do I get to Walker's Point

First, head in the opposite direction of Dock Square. And don’t forget your camera! Pass the picturesque Kennebunk River Club, a private social and boating club founded in 1889. Next, see if you can spot the little red lobster coop – where real Maine lobster men still haul in their fresh daily catch, which you can buy just across the street at Port Lobster Co. Next door to the fish market / take-out stand, Mabel’s Lobster Claw is a popular sit-down spot for tourists and a favorite haunt of George and Barbara, who all come to enjoy a traditional Maine lobster dinner and blueberry pie.

Continue past (or stop and take in the view at) Colony Beach and the breakwater, where the Kennebunk River meets the Atlantic Ocean. A few more windy turns along Ocean Avenue, past blooming beach roses and spouting ocean spray, you’ll spot the stone steeple of St. Ann’s Church, an historic seaside chapel where the former President and First Lady often attend Sunday service.

You’re almost there! Keep your eyes peeled to the right. (Though I’m sure you’re already gazing longingly at the crashing surf and rocky coastline of our beautiful stretch of Maine coastline). Suddenly, you’ll spot Walker’s Point – a peninsula which juts out into the ocean.

Walker's Point, Kennebunkport, Maine

Walker’s Point, Kennebunkport, Maine (photo from Panoramio / Google Maps)

Pull off to the right immediately following at the scenic overlook. Here you can stop, take in the view, and take some pictures. If you spot the Maine, Texas and U.S. flags flying, you’ll know the first family is in residence. (The Secret Service agents manning the gatehouse, and the black SUV’s and boats occasionally whizzing by, may also be telltale signs).

Smell the salty air, hear the surf crashing on the rocks and the seagulls cawing, and you’ll soon understand why the first family comes back year after year. Kennebunkport offers a relaxing and refreshing escape that feels a world away.

~Nicki Noble Bean

Anchor to Windward - tribute to 41 - overlooking Walker's Point, Kennebunkport

Anchor to Windward – a tribute to Bush 41 – overlooking Walker’s Point

For a more intimate look at the Bush family’s longtime love affair with Kennebunkport, as well as their influence on the area, be sure to visit the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s First Families Museum at White Columns. (www.kporthistory.org)

For more information on area attractions, trolley tours, bicycle rentals, and directions, contact our Guest Services Manager, Michael, at info@nonantumresort.com or 207-967-4050. We’re happy to help you plan your visit, and look forward to welcoming you to Kennebunkport!

Posted by: nonantumresort | March 9, 2015

Vacation like a President

Walker's Point, Kennebunkport, Maine

Walker’s Point, Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine is the longtime summer retreat of George H.W. Bush and family. It’s easy to understand why – with its refreshing ocean breezes, gorgeous water views, and coastal charm, Kennebunkport offers a relaxing escape that feels a world away.

It’s no wonder Kennebunkport is on the list of 18 Vacation Spots Frequented by US Presidents. “When the worries of Washington get to be too much, the presidents of our country head to their favorite hideaways to relax and refresh their minds. But where do you summer when you’re the most famous man in America?…The past presidents of our nation have vacationed in some of the most beautiful places that the world has to offer.”

Indeed, visitors also flock to Kennebunkport in the summertime to enjoy the sandy beaches and lovely scenery. No visit would be complete without a leisurely drive out Ocean Avenue, past Saint Ann’s Church, to the spot overlooking Walker’s Point – the Bush compound, a peninsula which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. If you spot the Maine, Texas and U.S. flags flying, you’ll know the first family is in residence. (The Secret Service agents manning the gatehouse, and the black SUV’s and boats occasionally whizzing by, may also be telltale signs).

Secret Service at Walker's Point

Secret Service boat off Walker’s Point

In the mornings, Barbara often walks the dog along Gooch’s Beach. (Though the famous Millie, the family’s springer spaniel who published a book with Barbara about life in the White House, has passed on, Barbara remains a dog lover). After their walk, she often stops for coffee at H.B. Provisions.

On Sundays, the former President and First Lady regularly attend the service at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church – an historic seaside stone chapel that is one of the most photographed spots in Kennebunkport.

One of George & Barbara’s favorite outings includes a traditional Maine lobster dinner and blueberry pie at Mabel’s Lobster Claw, though they also are known to enjoy the local and seasonal flavors at Bandaloop. They also attend every show at the nearby Arundel Barn Playhouse summer theatre.

In years past, George Sr. could often be spotted taking in a round of golf at the Cape Arundel Golf Course. (The George H.W. Bush Cape Arundel Celebrity Golf Classic is still held each year to benefit various non-profit organizations). H.W. was also a boating and fishing enthusiast, and could often be spotted casting a line along the coast, or motoring up the river with Secret Service boats in tow.

Bushes fishing & boating in Kennebunkport

“41” has even entertained world leaders in quaint Kennebunkport, Maine – like Vladimir Putin, who famously visited for talks in 2007. The Clam Shack, a favorite spot for tourists, garnered international attention by translating their menu into Russian for the occasion.

Most years, George and Barbara will sit with local dignitaries at the annual Memorial Day Parade through Dock Square. As the last living former President who is a veteran of WWII, H.W. often works to support fellow service members.

These days, George Sr. generally enjoys more relaxed pursuits – though he did show his adventurous side in 2014 by jumping out of an airplane for his 90th birthday! (He was a former Navy pilot, after all). Barbara will also celebrate her 90th in June 2015 (not by skydiving) but by toasting to the 25th anniversary of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

Even if you don’t spot the Bushes during your vacation, you can visit the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s First Families Museum at White Columns for an intimate look at their love affair with the Maine coast and their influence on the area. (www.kporthistory.org) You can even learn about George Sr.’s penchant for multi-colored and patterned socks.

When “Junior” George W. comes to town, he has been known to enjoy a ride on the Eastern Trail and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust trails with friends at Kennebunkport Bicycle Company.

If Jeb Bush chooses to run for President in 2016, it will likely shine another national spotlight on Kennebunkport when the family returns for a reunion or celebration. Either way, Kennebunkport remains a timeless escape in our modern world.

~Nicki Noble Bean

Anchor to Windward - tribute to Bush 41 - overlooking Walker's Point, Kennebunkport

Anchor to Windward – tribute to Bush 41 – overlooking Walker’s Point, Kennebunkport

The Nonantum Resort has been happy to host the Bushes at various events over the years including family weddings, showers, book signings and meetings. 

The Bushes with Nonantum staff

The Bushes with Nonantum staff

Posted by: nonantumresort | March 2, 2015

“Life in the Slow Lane”

Model A Ford National Tour 2015 coming to the Maine Coast 

In June, 200 iconic classic cars will tour the coast of Maine, from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor, to take in the lighthouses and lobster. Along the ride, the Model A Ford Club of Maine sightseers will likely become a sight of their own. Locals and tourists may spot the Model A Fords, built between 1928-31, at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, or the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum in Portland, or the Owls Head Transportation Museum near Rockland. Visitors may also spot the Model A’s in Portsmouth, NH on a day trip excursion to Strawbery Banke Museum.

Classic cars at Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, Maine

Model A Fords at the Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, Maine

David White, Chairman of the club, resident of Kennebunk, and Board member of the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Bar Harbor (another stop on the tour), is organizing the route for 400 friends and fellow vintage auto enthusiasts. “We have people driving from as far away as Colorado and Texas,” he said. “We even have a couple flying in from Australia to buy a Model A here, drive it on the tour, then bring it back with them.”

The week-long national tour is sponsored by the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA), a historical society dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the vehicles. “Model A’s are one of the most restored cars in America,” White says.

White started the Model A Ford Club of Maine in 2005 with just 13 couples. The club has since grown to a membership of 120 families.

In this fast-paced era, club members take the time to appreciate the simplicity of their vintage automobiles. “I call it life in the slow lane,” White said with a chuckle.

The tour will process up coastal Route 1, from Kennebunkport to Portland, Freeport, Camden, Rockland, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. Whether the cars will make it up the summit of Cadillac Mountain remains to be seen. Likely, though, the tour is just as much about the journey as it is the destination.

~Nicki Noble Bean

The Nonantum Resort and The Colony Hotel look forward to hosting the club in Kennebunkport, June 7-8, and anticipate some great photo opportunities! 

Model A Ford

Model A Ford (photo from Car and Driver)

Motorland classic car visit, summer 2014

Motorland classic car visit, summer 2014

This is not the first time The Nonantum has played host to a classic car club. Our friends at Motorland brought some of their vintage vehicles to our scenic back lawn last summer. The Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club has also made Kennebunkport a prime destination for their group event.

Interested in hosting your classic car club at the waterfront Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport? Contact our Director of Sales, Tim Ames, at timothy@nonantumresort.com or 207-967-4050.

Posted by: nonantumresort | February 23, 2015

Welcoming Non-Profit Partners for 2015 Benefit Breakfast Series

February 2015 — The Nonantum Resort is pleased to continue our Benefit Breakfast series in 2015. On select Saturdays in season, we will support local non-profits by hosting a Benefit Breakfast with a portion of the proceeds going to the designated organization. Past partners have included the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk, Senior Center of Lower Village, Junior Achievement of Maine, Hospice of Southern Maine, Kennebunk Portside Rotary, International Women’s Club of New England, Marine Mammals of Maine, and more.

Dates are currently available for select Saturdays in May. Area non-profit organizations that wish to partner with The Nonantum are invited to submit a letter describing their organization’s charitable mission to Ariel Pelletier, Events Assistant, at PO Box 2626, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 or ariel@nonantumresort.com. Organizations should be a 501c3 non-profit and located in the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel, Maine area.

“The Nonantum Resort is happy to continue our tradition of giving back to our local community,” said General Manager Tina Hewett-Gordon. “We welcome non-profit partners that will benefit from some fundraising efforts in the spring, and whose staff will assist in promoting the breakfasts via flyers and Facebook, as well as recruiting their network to come and support their organization.”

Buffet breakfast is served in season from 7:30-10:00 am and is open to the general public. Reservations are not required; walk-in’s are welcome. Breakfast is $15.95 per adult, $7.95 for children under 12, and free for kids under 2. A portion of the proceeds – $5 per adult and $2.50 per child – will be donated to the non-profit beneficiary of that date. (Note: overnight guests who book their rooms directly with resort receive complimentary breakfast included in their stay, but are welcome to donate to our non-profit partners). Partner organizations will given a table in our lobby where they may greet our guests and showcase their organization.

Benefit Breakfast dates will be first-come, first-serve for area non-profits. If we receive more requests than available dates, additional dates in November will be considered.

The Nonantum Resort will re-open for the season at the end of April. The sales office is open year-round Monday-Friday 9am-3pm and weekends by appointment for wedding and event tours and consultations.

Contact:
Ariel Pelletier, Events Assistant
The Nonantum Resort
P.O. Box 2626
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
207-494-1145
ariel@nonantumresort.com

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