Leigh and I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at my college alma mater, Bates, where we enjoyed a classic Division III football game on a perfect fall day. The outcome of the Bates/Williams game isn’t important (it wasn’t a clash of DIII powerhouses) but it reminded us of when we were much much younger and considering applying to colleges. Mane has several excellent colleges. Bates, Bowdoin and Colby are perhaps the most prestigious but we also have the University of New England, University of Maine Orono, University of Southern Maine and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.
I remember the long road trips with my parents, staying at Best Westerns, Hampton Inns and Courtyard Marriots. It was fine for me but it strikes me that it would have been much more enjoyable for my parents if we had found a great bed and breakfast to make our home base for the few days in Maine.
While Kennebunkport is not too far over the border in southern Maine, it could make an excellent home base for your college visits. We are about an hour from Bates and Bowdoin and an hour and half or so from Colby College in Waterville. The University of New England is just 20 minutes up the road from us in Biddeford.
We’d love to be your Kennebunkport lodging choice during college visits! Also, consider us for Parent and Family weekends at UNE or even Bates and Bowdoin. We’ll make sure that you’re out the door in time for kick off!
By the way – southern Maine is now at Peak Foliage and we have some great deals on rooms open this week. Come on up and enjoy a classic new England foliage getaway.