Archive for January, 2018

What to look forward to now?!

January 24, 2018

The holidays are over, winter is officially “here” and there aren’t any warm temperatures in sight for the distant future. Now, what?! Is there anything to look forward to that can possible fill the void of Christmas and sunshine?

The simple answer is: yes! Winter can be a quieter time of year, yes, but there are so many indoor activities and opportunities to take advantage of that you don’t normally get around to due to the hubbub of summer. Winter is a perfect time of year to release your inner artist, your creative goddess or start that indoor project you’ve been so good at putting off.

I had the pleasure of talking to a guest this week who is on her first week of retirement. She is, of course, loving every minute of it while on vacation but what about after when she is home and back to “reality”? Luckily, this woman is full of ideas to keep herself engaged and entertained. One of those activities is something that we offer right here at The Falls: rock painting! She had said she had “pinned” several ideas on Pinterest recently and was very happy to see it offered while on her vacation. Well, she will have no problem picking up this relaxing yet focused hobby! She worked on a mandala rock, the art of “dots” if you will, creating a rhythm and flow from the center of your rock outward. She enjoyed herself immensely and did a fantastic job, as do all the guests who partake in any crafts or art project we offer.

That is just one example of an indoor activity to keep yourself busy this time of year. There are so many ways to express yourself artistically. They don’t need to be creative, they could be practical! I’m happy that we at The Falls were able to give this woman the tools to practice what could become a serious hobby in her future.

Museums, art galleries, workshops, plays… I will get into more indoor ideas at a later point with specific places to visit this winter while staying in Ogunquit. For now, I need to wrap things up as I have a craft beginning in 30 minutes I need to prepare for! What’s on the docket today? Maine magnets and marble swirl glass balls!

Sure, it may not be as magical as Christmas, or as energetic as summer but there are plenty of fun things to do and look forward to while vacationing here in Maine this winter!


Beach Therapy

January 16, 2018

“If the ocean can calm itself so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.”

This quote is so meaningful on a few different levels for me. Like most of us, I have days where I just need a break. A break from the, at times, mundane routines of life. A break from too many thoughts racing through my head, a break from the “what ifs” or thoughts of what needs to be accomplished but are no where near completion.

The beach is the BEST place to have this break. I feel beyond lucky to not only live, but work so close to my therapist: the ocean. InnSeason’s Falls at Ogunquit is a hop, skip and jump from not just one but three popular beaches that offer so many ways to unwind the mind. Even in the biting cold, the beach is a great place to escape.

Footbridge Beach is the closest beach to “The Falls”. You can walk out of your suite and have your feet in the sand in under ten minutes. Of course, with the ground being icy this time of year we suggest you take your time! Footbridge is a favorite for many for it’s simplicity. A narrow footbridge guides your way over the dunes to one of the most picturesque beaches around, with no businesses and hardly any homes to cloud your view, this beach really is secluded and peaceful. A great escape!

Ogunquit Beach, often called Main Beach, is the most popular by far. It is a bustling place in the summer, close to shops and restaurants but you can still catch plenty of people walking it’s white sand beaches into the winter, especially at sunset when the sky becomes painted in pinks and tangerines. This time of day is perfect to hop out of your car, take a few deep breaths and enjoy nature’s artwork. This beach is a mile south of the resort, very accessible, especially this time of year with ample parking. Convenient relaxation!

Finally, Wells offers several amazing beaches. Driving down Mile Road brings you to several of them. At the end of Mile Road you have a convenient parking lot that I associate with folks enjoying their lunch with a convenient and spectacular view. Seriously, it’s a great spot to have lunch in your car and I guarantee if you go you’ll see the majority of it’s visitors snacking on McDonalds French fries or a Subway grinder. If you decide to venture out of your car, like I did today, you have miles of packed sand beaches to walk. This is where I had my therapy session for today! I came across so many interesting patterns and treasures on the beach that it became a bit of an impromptu photoshoot. My favorite was an area littered with decaying lobster traps, filled with muscles and clams and seaweed. A perfect spot to recharge.

Just a half hour or so of being outside in the sun, making footprints in the sand was enough for me to feel a little more at peace, a little more centered and a LOT more grateful. Beach therapy may not solve all of life’s troubles but it certainly doesn’t hurt!

Whiskey Wednesday!

January 5, 2018

Did that grab your attention? Good! I want everyone to know about our weekly tours to the Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine. A mere ten minutes from the resort is a fantastic local and family run distillery that has allowed InnSeason guests on private hour long tours each Wednesday for a few weeks now. This is a young company, in operation for only six years, but man, are they growing and do they know what they’re doing!

The tour starts off with any of their signature, hand crafted cocktails that you can sip at their warm and inviting bar. And if you’re a slower drinker, take the drink with you while exploring the distillery process below. We see everything from beginning to bottling, with detailed explanations along the way. After the tour grab another seat at the bar for a sampling of the many spirits Wiggly Bridge Distillery makes. From vodka and rum to a gin even a whiskey lover can appreciate Wiggly Bridge has you covered.

The atmosphere is laid-back, cozy and smells like a delicious bakery. It’s pretty heavenly especially since we’re in one of the coldest, snowiest winters Maine has seen in a while. The best thing about this tour, besides the whiskey? You don’t have to drive! Hop into the InnSeason shuttle and we’re a whiskey a go-go!

For more information on The Wiggly Bridge Distillery visit:

This week’s activities!

January 5, 2018

Friday January 5, 2018

Tides H 1:13am 1:29pm L 7:05am 7:44pm Sunrise: 7:12am Sunset: 4:23pm

*Pool is closed for cleaning until 12:00pm

2:00pm – 6:00pm: Activities Welcome
Megan will be available at the front desk during this time to answer any questions you might have
regarding the activities for the upcoming week. Come say hello!

Suggested Activity: Live Music at Clay Hill Farm
David Hollis at the piano from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Clay Hill Farm: 220 Clay Hill Road, Cape Neddick, ME

Suggested Activity: The Front Porch
A fun entertainment destination and award-winning restaurant. The Front Porch is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Ogunquit village at 9 Shore Road. Enjoy singing? Piano sing along begins upstairs at 6pm until close all weekend. ‘Everyone’s happy place’!

Saturday January 6, 2018

Tides: H 2:08am 2:25pm L 8:02am 8:39pm Sunrise: 7:12am Sunset: 4:24pm

Suggested Activity: LL Bean in Freeport, ME
Just an hour north of the Resort. Enjoy the decorations and activities offered or just shop! For more information, please visit or

Suggested Activity: The Seacoast Repertory’s Red Light Series – Drag Night! (Drag Bingo!)
By overwhelming audience request, The Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s Red Light Series will bring to you, a FABULOUS EVENING OF DRAG QUEENS. Live singing queens, comedy queens, fierce lip sync presentations, performance art queens, group drag production numbers, top notch imitations, a drag king, puppets, naughty prizes for trivia/drag queen bingo and so much more!
Seacoast Repertory Theatre 125 Bow St. Portsmouth, NH 03801 $15

*Have you seen our games, puzzles and movies? Check them out at the Front Desk!

Sunday January 7, 2018

Tides: H 3:04am 3:24pm L 9:03am 9:36pm Sunrise: 7:12am Sunset: 4:25pm

Suggested Activity: Ogunquit Performing Arts presents: Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes”

Join us for this powerful musical experience on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2 pm. Peter Grimes is shown on a full wall-size screen, admission is free, and refreshments are served!
2:00pm – 4:00pm at The Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit

Suggested Activity: Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Demonstration
Enjoy a freshly prepared luncheon and learn how to cook it! All demonstration classes include and appetizer, entree and dessert along with take home recipes to enjoy again and again. Please visit for information and schedule.
Ask at the Front Desk about a 10% discount.

Monday January 8, 2018

Tides: H 4:02am 4:24pm L 10:06am 10:35pm Sunrise: 7:12am Sunset: 4:26pm

9:00am – 10:00am Tour Around Town
Join Megan 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! Only 10 spots are available in the van, please sign up in Activities Hall.

10:30am – 12:30pm Rachel Carson Walk and Bush Compound: Walker’s Point
Part of our National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, ME, this is an interpretive walking trail with stops along the way. The total loop is an easy 1 mile walk. Meet Megan in the front lobby, she’ll be your guide for this walk. After the walk, we’ll ride through Kennebunkport and make a quick stop to check out the Bush Compound for a photo op. A maximum of 10 guests may ride in the van. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities Hall. Please dress warm with proper footwear for snow covered paths!

1:30pm – 2:30pm Rock Painting
Learn about this easy craft and you’ll be making them for everyone! Meet Megan upstairs in the Activities Room and she’ll provide the materials and instructions to make your own. This is a complimentary craft activity. Sign up sheet is located in the Activities Hall.

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Tides: H 5:01am 5:26pm L 11:11am 11:33pm Sunrise: 7:11am Sunset: 4:27pm

9:00am – 12:00pm Maine Forest Bathing Walk
Enjoy a gentle walk through beautiful landscapes designed to slow down the mind and body so participants can immerse themselves in Maine’s natural beauty. Forest Bathing is a fun, relaxing way to shed stress, connect with nature, and receive the benefits of spending time outdoors. If you’re looking for a unique Maine experience that rejuvenates mind, body, and soul, this is it! These walks are guided by Jeff, a professional Maine and Forest Therapy Guide. These walks are suitable for anyone who can slowly walk up to a mile ages 10 and up. Meet Jeff in the lobby for directions as you will use your own vehicle. Please see Front Desk for sign-up and payment ($30pp).
For more information visit:

9:30am – 11:00am Perkins Cove + Marginal Way

Explore Perkins Cove and walk a portion of the Marginal Way with Megan as your tour guide. It’s a
chilly time of year but worth a stop to learn some history of Perkins Cove, take a few photos from atop the drawbridge and maybe get to watch “The Crusher” breaking up the ice in the cove! We will walk a short bit of Marginal Way so proper footwear is needed as the path can be icy at times.

12:30pm – 2:30pm Private Tour of Historic ‘White Columns’ Home + Bush Museum
Take a step back in time and allow Megan to drive you to Kennebunkport for a private tour of an
elaborately decorated Victorian home and learn about the history of the house, Kennebunkport, and
the original owners, The Perkins Family, as well as the President Bush Museum. $10 admission fee. This tour is wonderfully done, and a favorite with our guests!

3:00pm – 4:00pm Wine 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 Megan in the Activities Room. This is a complimentary activity. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

Suggested Activity: Wells Flagship Cinema
Every Tuesday Flagship Cinema offers matinee prices all day for all movies. Located in: Wells Shopping Plaza, 75 Wells Plaza, Wells, ME, 207-216-9737

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Tides: H 6:00am 6:30pm L 12:15pm Sunrise: 7:11am Sunset: 4:28pm

9:00am – 10:30am York Center for Wildlife and Ride to the top of Mt. Agamenticus
Ride with Megan and take a self-guided tour at the York Center for Wildlife. View their resident porcupine, owls, falcons and learn about the other wildlife on their property. After, we will ride to the top of Mt. Agamenticus where we have wide views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the White Mountains, including Mt. Washington on clear days. Maximum of 10 guests may ride in van. Sign up sheet is in Activities Hall. Dress warm!

12:00pm – 2:30pm Private ‘Wiggly Bridge Distillery’ Tour + Cocktail!
Very excited to offer a private distillery tour at The Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York. While sipping on your cocktail of choice you’ll learn about Wiggly Bridge Distillery and their operation as well as their distillation process. You’ll end the tour with a tasting of all of their award winning spirits! 21+ only! $14.95 includes tour, cocktail and samples. Please pay CASH to front desk. Limit of 10 per tour.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Maine Souvenir Magnets
Join Megan upstairs in the Activities Room to create your own personalized magnet to take home as a souvenir. This is a complimentary activity and all materials are provided. Please sign up in Activity Hall

Thursday January 11, 2018

Tides: H 6:58am 7:31pm L 12:31am 1:17pm Sunrise: 7:11am Sunset: 4:29pm

9:00am – 3:00pm Lighthouse Tour + Lunch at Lobster Cove Restaurant
Sit back, relax and let Megan drive you to a few of Maine’s most beautiful and photographed lighthouses starting with Breakwater Lighthouse aka “Bug Light” overlooking Portland’s skyline. The first three lighthouses are in close proximity to one another including Portland’s Head Light which is the most photographed lighthouse in the world and “Two Lights” in Cape Elizabeth. Lunch will be at The Lobster Cove Restaurant in York overlooking Long Sands Beach and then our final stop will be our local Nubble Lighthouse! Please BYOSnacks!

Suggested Trivia: Trivia at Feiles Irish Pub
Join in the pub every Thursday for trivia from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. 1619 Post Road, Wells, ME


Kittery Outlets
Shop the Kittery Outlets for some great deals. 13 miles south on Route 1 in Kittery!

Ice Skating at Puddle Duck Pond
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth NH 03801
Call 603.433.1100 for more information
$9.00 children, under 5 FREE, $11.00 adults

Trivia Night at Beach Lobster House Restaurants
Every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
111 Beach Street, Ogunquit

Marginal Way
Marginal Way is a cliff walk beginning at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. It is one of Ogunquit’s most popular points of interest. It is a mile and a quarter walk in one direction and offers beautiful views of the Atlantic. This time of year it may be icy so proper footwear is strongly advised! See front desk for directions!

Please note some activities may be subject to change due to inclement weather

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