Anyone who has been a frequent guest at Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort probably knows that we are a little different from your typical hotel. We have a complex of 9+ buildings with numerous room types, varying views, and different amenities. It is a massive and constant effort to maintain and improve these buildings over the years, and every offseason we try very hard to improve, modify, or update some of our rooms.
This offseason we focused on the third floor of the Ledgeview Inn, which is our main building that also houses the pool, hot tub, and our office. We began renovations this past December and after months of hard work, we were finally able to open our brand new rooms a couple of weeks ago. The rooms received new furniture, carpet, and fixtures, as well as an overall facelift. Initial reviews from our guests have been fantastic and we can’t wait to share these new rooms with the rest of you.
Hope to see you soon!
Working at the front desk I get asked a lot of questions. Directions, activities, tides, etc. are all topics that come up on a regular basis. However, the question that I undoubtedly answer the most is “where should we go to eat?” On the surface this appears to be fairly simple question, but with varying tastes, food allergies, and price points it can become a rather tricky answer. Below, I’ve compiled a list of five different restaurants in the Wells area that I recommend the most.
- The Steakhouse – Wells: There’s really only one thing that can be said about The Steakhouse, and it’s that it is absolutely the best restaurant in town. In all my years I have never heard anyone say a single bad thing about this place. My only bit of advice is that you should be prepared to wait. Whether it’s April or August, wait times of an hour or more are not uncommon, but it is worth the wait every single time.
- Allison’s – Kennebunkport: Allison’s has always been one of my favorites, and the renovations they made this past winter have elevated it even further. It has your local neighborhood bar feel and is a place beloved by tourists and locals alike. I normally go for a cup of clam chowder and a sandwich, but the menu is sure to have something for everybody.
- Varano’s – Wells: This is the place to go if you have a hankering for Italian. The menu consists of Italian classics as well as some fun and unique offerings. Their comprehensive wine list doesn’t hurt either. Be sure to grab a coupon for a free appetizer at the front desk!
- Joshua’s – Wells: If you’re looking for a place to spend a romantic evening than this is your place. The price point at Joshua’s is higher than most restaurants in town, but is well worth the price. Keep in mind that this is not a place designed to please young children, but it is one of the few restaurants in the area that will accept reservations.
- Merriland Farm Café – Wells: I almost didn’t include this one on the list because I like the fact that it’s a little bit off the beaten path and is still a bit of a secret. Well, I guess the secret is out. This is my go-to place for breakfast. Whether you like omelets and hash or pancakes and waffles, Merriland Farm has you covered. Blueberry French toast is their specialty, but make sure you get there early, because once it’s gone, it’s gone.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, and I’m sure many people have their own list of can’t miss restaurants, these just happen to be the ones that I recommend the most.