Archive for January, 2017

Food, beer, wine – oh my!

January 19, 2017

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Do you like tours? Do you like food? Do you like beer and wine? Well, then, you’re reading the right blog!  Here at The Falls, not only do we offer tours around town for hiking and site seeing, we also offer suggestions to please your palate.  Both north and south of the resort, you’ll find fun opportunities to explore the region and it’s delicious offerings.

Let’s start in Portland, ME:  Maine Foodie Tours offers year round walking tours for some of the best food you’ll ever taste!  (Portland is a foodie destination, after all.)   You have a couple of choices for beer tasting fun in Portland.  Both Maine Beer Tours and The Maine Brew Bus give you the opportunity to sample our local micro-brews and you don’t have to walk!  And, not to forget the wine enthusiast, Wine Wise offers walks around Portland to sample pairings based on regions around the world.  Sounds like fun!

If you decide to head down to NH, which is less than 1/2 hour away from the Resort, you’ll definitely want to hook up with Colleen at Portsmouth Eats.  Her walking food tours will leave you wanting to come back to Portsmouth each time you visit.  (With over 170 restaurants in town, you have plenty of choices!) And, let’s not forget our NH breweries.  Granite State Growler Tours offers a full range of tours for your bubbly fun.

I hope you find this information valuable and informative.  Remember to book a tour or two when before you check in so you don’t miss a spot.  We are always happy to help you a the Front Desk.  Looking forward to seeing you!  Enjoy the day, Sue

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Its January at The Falls!

January 11, 2017

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So you think there is nothing to do around here in January?  Well, let me list the offered activities here at The Falls for your consideration:

Saturday January 14, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am Let’s Get Going, Keith!

Never been to Ogunquit before? The Falls has just the right activity for you! Even if you’re a regular, sitting in on this orientation will update you with the very latest foodie news! You’ll hear about restaurants that you might never find on your own, the very best donuts, homemade chocolates or specialty cocktails. You’ll find out who is open and hours during this time of the year. Meet Keith at the Front Desk for all the info!

Sunday January 15, 2017

10:30am – 11:30am Tour around Town

Join Sue and let her drive you around and point out some fun things to do and see in Ogunquit and surrounding areas. Pick out your favorite spots to go back and enjoy this week!

1:00pm – 3:00pm Marginal Way

Enjoy our beautiful seacoast by strolling along a well paved path. Take a break along the way and preserve the views with pictures taken for your later enjoyment. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing. Meet in the front lobby, Sue will drive the van to Perkins Cove and will be your guide on the walk.

Monday January 16, 2017

10:30am – 3:00pm LL Bean – Freeport, ME

Hop in the shuttle van for a trip to Freeport and enjoy shopping, dining and site seeing without having to drive! This is a complimentary shuttle service.

4:30pm – 6:00pm Glass Painting

Learn how to hand paint your own wine glass! All materials provided along with detailed instruction to create your very own work of art. Meet Sue in the Activities Room for this fun activity.   This is a complimentary activity.

Tuesday January 17, 2017

10:30am – 1:30pm Brick Store Museum

Explore the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk. Sue will drive the shuttle van and enjoy the museum with you, all you need to bring is your interest in history and antiques. 

3:00pm – 4:30pm Paint the Beach

Come on upstairs to the Activities Room where Sue will provide you with all materials needed to paint a beach scene. Bring some summer back to our cold weather with warm colors! This is a complimentary activity.

Wednesday January 6, 2015

10:30am – 1:00pm Mount Agamenticus

Join Sue and friends as we drive to the top of the mountain and hike some easy terrain trails while looking for signs of wildlife. You can take the ride to just enjoy the views, if you’d prefer! Remember your camera, appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Meet in the front lobby, we’ll take the shuttle van. 

2:30pm – 4:00pm Beading basics

Have you ever wanted to learn how to bead? Would you like to create your very own bracelet? Join Sue in the Activities Room to learn some basic techniques and make a piece to take home.  This is a complimentary activity.

Thursday January 7, 2015

10:30am – 2:30pm Puddle Dock Pond Skating

Take the shuttle van with Sue to Portsmouth NH and enjoy some outdoor ice skating! Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke offers skating along with skate rentals in a beautiful outdoor setting.

This is in no way ‘all inclusive’ of the activities available for you to enjoy – whether you choose to stay on-site or venture off in search of fun, we’ll help you to get there!  Please give us a call at #207-646-4600 for more information.  Enjoy the day, Sue

What’s cookin’?

January 5, 2017

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So, you’ve come to Ogunquit in January and want to know where to grab a good meal.  Don’t be discouraged by the closed signs that might jump out at you as you’re driving along Route 1 – we have a great list of restaurants that are open as well as their respective menus right at the Front Desk.  To get your taste buds excited, I thought I’d let you in on some of our favorites:

  1.  Angelina’s Ristorante, Ogunquit ME – open for dinner every day.  The best Italian food in the area, and it’s right next door to our Resort!
  2. Beachfire Grille, Ogunquit ME – open for dinner Thursdays through Mondays.  Enjoy outdoor seating around the fire.
  3. Mikes Clam Shack, Wells ME – open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch and dinner.  Be sure to try their signature fried clams and grilled chicken.
  4. Congdon’s Donuts, Wells ME – open Thursdays through Sundays for breakfast and lunch.  The best donuts – hands down!
  5. New England House, Wells ME – new sports bar-type of restaurant serving traditional fare along with the games on big screen TV’s, lunch and dinner.
  6. Flo’s Hot Dogs, York ME – open daily from 11 – 3, except Wednesdays.  Bring cash and make sure you try the secret relish!
  7. When Pigs Fly, Kittery ME – open daily for lunch and dinner.  Can you say ‘chocolate bread’??
  8. Federal Jacks, Kennebunkport ME – open daily for lunch and dinner.  This is the original birthplace of Shipyard Ale, try a flight with your meal.

This list is in no way all-inclusive.  I just wanted to assure you that you won’t actually go hungry around here in the winter.  If you have any questions, or want to know more about any particular restaurants around us, please call anytime at #207-646-4600 and we’ll be happy to help!  Hope everyone has a wonderful 2017 and plans a trip to Ogunquit!  Sue