Marginal Way

Our Guide to a Weekend Away in Ogunquit

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Wondering what travel in Ogunquit looks like this summer?

Here’s a 48 hour guide highlighting what’s open, where you can go and what you can do when staying with us at The Colonial Inn in Ogunquit! 


First things first, hop in the car!


Ogunquit is driving distance from anywhere in New England (and if you’re traveling from in-state it’s only 37 minutes from Portland!) Don’t forget to grab some car snacks. 

Arriving at The Colonial Inn



Keep an eye out for the beautiful yellow building on Shore Road (did you know we’re the last of the grand hotels of Ogunquit?) 

Our team will be ready to welcome you! 

Explore your room


Many of our rooms in the Main Inn have beautiful views across the ocean. 

Visit Food for Thought


Food for Thought is just a 15 minute walk from the hotel and their outdoor beer garden is a wonderful spot for snacks or a late lunch. We also recommend checking out their brunch menu! 

Wander through town


Ogunquit is known for its walkability, once you park your car on arrival you won’t need it for the whole trip! 

Don’t forget to grab a cookie in the lobby


We’re pretty well known for our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! They now come individually wrapped but we made sure they’re still available.

Time for a swim


Our heated pool & hot tub are the perfect spot to spend an afternoon. 

Grab a drink from the service bar


Whether you’re looking for beer, wine or spirits to enjoy on the porch, you’ll find them all at the service bar in the lobby. 

Walk Marginal Way


Walk along one of New England’s most beloved coastal walks to get to Perkins Cove for dinner. 

Visit Barnacle Billy’s


There’s plenty of space for outdoor dining at Barnacle Billy’s – and don’t forget the rum punch! 

Watch the sunset over the ocean


Slowly walk back along Marginal Way (it’s just over a mile long) to return to The Colonial Inn after dinner. 

Day 2: Grab breakfast in the lobby


While our breakfast room is closed for the time being we do have a continental breakfast offering in the lobby each morning. 

Visit Loveshack Juicery


Grab your morning coffee, juice or smoothie at their easy ordering window and take it with you to the beach. 

Walk along Ogunquit Beach


Swimming, sunbathing & walking are all allowed at Main Beach once again. 

Stay outdoors & walk Marginal Way (again!) 


Each corner provides another breathtaking view of the Atlantic coastline. 

Wander through Perkins Cove


Many of the shops, cafes and restaurants have re-opened in Perkins Cove (and the public bathrooms are open!)

Visit Jackie’s Too


Their outdoor dining area is covered and provides beautiful oceanfront views as you enjoy your meal. 

The afternoon is up to you! 


Take a nap, go back to the beach or go for a dip in the pool! 

Visit Treehouse Taqueria


A great spot for margaritas, chips & salsa and even lobster tacos. 

Visit The Front Porch


Their outdoor dining area is beautiful and is one of our favorite spots to go for a lovely seafood dinner. 

Day 3: One last look at the ocean


Check-out isn’t until 11 so there’s plenty of time to stroll Marginal Way again, visit the beach or go for another swim in the pool. 

Make plans to return! 


Once you visit Ogunquit you’ll understand the magic of this place – the town of Ogunquit has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of all visitors and we hope you’ll come visit us at this beautiful place by the sea. 

How to spend a romantic weekend in Ogunquit

Friday, May 15th, 2020

This beachside town makes a truly wonderful place for a quiet romantic retreat. Whether you’re looking to spend all your time relaxing outdoors in the fresh ocean air, sampling the great dining options in town or trying out some new activities like paddleboarding, there’s something for every couple. 

While we know things will look different as travel returns to Ogunquit, one thing is for sure – this quaint, walkable seaside town is still the perfect place to relax and refresh. 

Spend an afternoon poolside

Lose track of time while floating in the pool on site at The Colonial Inn or getting engrossed in a good book while sitting in the sunshine. 

Stay in the perfect spot

You’ll want somewhere centrally located as your homebase. The Colonial Inn is Ogunquit’s last grand hotel and is located just minutes from town and the beach. Once you park your car you won’t need it for the remainder of your trip. 

Relax into exceptionally comfortable beds and immaculately clean rooms and enjoy classic nautical decor and modern comfort. 

Feel the sand between your toes

The beach is just a few minutes’ walk from The Colonial Inn and we’re sure some time spent with the sand between your toes and some fresh ocean air is just the thing to help you feel relaxed and refreshed. 

Ogunquit Beach ranks as one of the prettiest 3.5 miles of beach in the country and is on the list of Top 25 Beaches in the US on TripAdvisor. 

Ogunquit Beach

Explore this quaint seaside town

The town of Ogunquit is perfect for walking and wandering. Shop in cute little boutiques, grab ice cream and sit outside or pack a small picnic and watch the ocean for a while. 

Eat freshly caught seafood at a local favorite

Ogunquit has no shortage of lobster shacks, fine dining restaurants and everything in between to help you get your seafood fix. Many restaurants are now open for outdoor dining and the front desk team at The Colonial Inn can provide recommendations or assist with reservations during your stay.

Walk along Marginal Way

Marginal Way is one of New England’s most beloved coastal walks. The mile-long pathway connects Ogunquit to Perkins Cove and hugs the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Whether you’re up early to see the sunset, making the most of the sunshine or watching the moon rise, the views provided along this pathway are not to be missed.

Marginal Way

Relax with a wine in hand on the porch

Don’t forget to grab a drink from the bar in the lobby at The Colonial Inn and spend time on the extended wrap-around porch breathing in the fresh ocean air. 

This postcard-perfect place is a quiet and luxurious spot for your next romantic getaway. 

Throughout the month of June we are offering 25% off for all stays, see more.

Boutique Hotels for the 4th of July on Ogunquit

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The nation’s birthday is just around the corner, and we happen to think there aren’t many better places to celebrate it than Ogunquit, Maine! Here are 10 of the best 4th of July activities to enjoy on a summertime visit to the Beautiful Place by the Sea.

(1) Enjoy the Finest in Independence Day Hospitality at the Last of Ogunquit’s Great Hotels

You wouldn’t think we’d put anything else first, now would you? We’d love to host you for the 4th of July here at the Colonial Inn, where we’ll bowl you over with our beautiful accommodations, our amenity-rich service, and our outstanding Shore Road location. Read More

Boutique Accommodations & Lodging for Ogunquit Performing Arts Music Festival

Friday, June 1st, 2018

One of the high points of the Ogunquit cultural calendar—a plenty well-stocked calendar, mind you—is just about to get underway, and we invite you to join us here at the Colonial Inn anytime during the weeklong affair!

It’s the 24th Annual Chamber Music Festival we’re talking about, that beloved tradition presented each and every year by Ogunquit Performing Arts. The festival takes place Friday, June 8th through Friday, June 15th, and its venues—the Dunaway Community Center on School Street and the Barn Gallery on Shore Road—are both within easy reach of our sumptuous hotel.

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Celebrate John Baptiste Day in Ogunquit, ME

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Our little slice of paradise here on the coast of Southern Maine lies within easy reach of the great province of Quebec, and more than a few Quebeckers (Quebecois) have enjoyed the premium stateside hospitality we specialize in here at the Colonial Inn, the last of Ogunquit’s grand hotels.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Headed to the Kennebunkport Festival this June? If so, remember that you always have a place to stay at The Colonial Inn in Ogunquit! Our luxury inn is the perfect place to stay for festival-goers and those looking for a peaceful getaway to beautiful seaside Maine.
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Start Planning your Spring Vacation to The Colonial Inn!

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Here at the Colonial Inn, we’re still in our winter-hibernation mode, but with the days lengthening, the temperatures warming, and 2018 rolling ever onward, we’re getting closer and closer to our spring opening—and we couldn’t be more excited!

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