Paint the Town Red

Every February

Experience the magic of winter’s wonderland in Kennebunkport, Maine! Every February, join us in Maine’s most romantic town for a delightful season of food, fun, & togetherness. All month long, Kennebunkport will be celebrating the season of love with fun winter activities, unique class offerings, Valentine's Day happenings, and romantic hotel packages. Come and have the chance to show us how much you #lovekpt!

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel Image

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel boasts a phenomenal location, stunning views, and luxurious rooms. Conveniently located in the heart of the Port, this ultimate waterfront hotel overlooks the harbor side of the Kennebunk River.With panoramic windows, private balconies, and an expansive outdoor deck, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel offers guests intriguing social spaces in which to enjoy their Kennebunkport vacation. Whether booking a romantic getaway or quick trip to the coast, guests will love the thoughtful appointments and prime location of our luxurious, waterfront hotel. Kennebunkport Maine’s renowned collection of shops, boutiques, and restaurants are all within walking distance, putting convenience on par with pleasure.

21 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport | 207-967-8223

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Kennebunkport Inn Image

Casual elegance. Stylish guest rooms. Thoughtful amenities. Exceptional guest service. These are a few of the highlights guests rave about during their stay at the Kennebunkport Inn, the only hotel located in the heart of Kennebunkport, Maine. Perched at the top of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town.

One Dock Square, Kennebunkport | 207-967-2621

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Cape Arundel Inn & Resort Image

Time on Maine’s spellbinding coast has a way of resetting your priorities. At the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort – one of the most luxurious hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine – you’ll enjoy shimmering ocean views, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and the indulgent sleep that follows days spent by the sea. As our guest, the devoted Cape Arundel Inn team will handcraft experiences that are authentically Maine… authentically you.

208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport  |   800-514-0968

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Goose Rocks Beach House Image

Formerly the New Beachwood House, we’ve renovated and converted this historic property into three private beach residences for guests seeking a spacious retreat with the very best beachfront views on Goose Rocks Beach. Ideal for two couples or families, these vacation rentals are steps away from the beach as well as The Tides Beach Club hotel. Each beach residence features upscale furnishings, LED Smart TVs, plush towels and robes, Frette linens, and décor by Jonathan Adler. You will also receive a dedicated, private parking spot, beach chairs, and a Weber Grill.

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The Boathouse Restaurant Image

When you’re craving delicious cuisine at a Kennebunkport restaurant with a view of the water, The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant is where you need to be. During the winter, our massive deck overlooking the Kennebunk River is transformed with four custom-built ski gondolas for private dining - perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner.

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Earth at Hidden Pond Image

A standout among Kennebunkport restaurants, Earth at Hidden Pond delivers farm-to-fork dining with simple, innovative fare that highlights the best of each season — from ripe heirloom tomatoes to Maine lobster pulled from the Atlantic that day. Earth at Hidden Pond is the perfect place to meet with friends at the bar, share a charcuterie board by candlelight, and cozy up around the evening bonfire.

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Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn Image

Romantic evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails in front of the fireplace. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean’s three-course tasting menu changes with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. 

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Valentine's Day Image

Treat that special someone to a delicious night out in Kennebunkport this Valentine's Day.

Guest Chef Series at Earth Restaurant Image

This winter, we're delighted to welcome a variety of talented chefs from highly-acclaimed restaurants to Kennebunkport to share their culinary creations.

Table for Two Image

Enjoy a romantic night away in Kennebunkport and a delicious dinner at a KRC Restaurant!

*Rates apply to weekdays and Standard Rooms based on availability.

Winter Wellness Spa Package Image

Take winter wellness to the next level at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. This two-night stay package include a 60-minute couples massage at our Tree Spa pop-up at the Club House.

  • 15% Discount on our Standard Daily Rate
  • Valid Thursday-Sunday, Dec 16-April 30, 2022
  • 2+ night stay is required
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Linger Longer Image

Looking for a reason to extend your stay in Kennebunkport this season? We’ve got you covered!

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LoveKPT Image

Enjoy romance Kennebunkport-style with our loveKPT package. Your romantic getaway package includes:

FROSTED! Ice Bar Kick-Off Party Image

Join us for the kick-off event of Kennebunkport's Paint the Town Red month:

FROSTED! a freezing good time

Custom ice bar with luge, signature cocktails, dance music with DJ Haylstorm, and the Magic Mirror photobooth. Ticket include one drink. Cash bar available for additional beer, wine, and cocktails.

Event is 21+.

The Burleigh Bar Cart: Cocktail Classes Image

This Winter we are sharing our Burleigh Bar Cart with you! Come in and learn to make some of our favorite drinks and sample them, too!


Location: The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn

Cheese & Wine Pairing Class Image

Join the Earth at Hidden Pond team during Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red to learn the art of selecting the perfect cheese to complement your favorite bottle of wine. We’ll sample five local cheeses and share our tricks of the trade.

Location: Earth at Hidden Pond

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Join Marine Master Naturalist, Jeanne Christie, for a wonderful series of outdoor adventures this winter!

  • Photography and Beach Walk at Kennebunk Beach
  • Night Walk at Hidden Pond
  • Winter Stargazing at Hidden Pond
  • Show-Shoeing at Hidden Pond
  • Night Walk at Hidden Pond
Spa Salt Scrub Class Image

Join us for our Spa Salt Scrub Class as we discuss the difference between salt and sugar scrubs, how to mix essential oils to create the perfect scent for you, and the beneficial qualities of the natural ingredients you can add to your scrubs for extra-exfoliating power. We will have many different oils, scents and ingredients for you to play with and formulate what speaks to you! In this class, you will learn to make one of each of the following:

  • Body Scrub
  • Foot Scrub
  • Emulsified Sugar Scrub / Body Polish

Time: 2 - 3:30pm

Location: Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Clubhouse

Wines & Valentines Image

Join The Burleigh team for their annual Valentine's wine tasting, Wines & Valentines.  Enjoy wine pairings and snacks.

Class is open to 21+. Parking available off-site at the Dock Square parking lot next door to Kennebunkport Inn.


Location: The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn

An Adult Take on a Kids' Classic: Grilled Cheese & Wine Image

Level up your comfort food with our Grilled Cheese & Wine. We are excited to welcome our friend Lani from Maine & Vine in Kennebunk to teach us how to pair exquisite French wines with local breads & gourmet cheeses.

Time: 1 - 2:30pm

Location: Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

Winter Cocktail Class Image

Learn how to prepare classic cocktails with our team of skilled bartenders. From infusing liquors with farm fresh ingredients to dehydrating fruit wheels, Earth at Hidden Pond’s cocktails are some of the best around! Includes four (4) cocktail tastings.

Location: Earth at Hidden Pond

Oyster Shucking Class Image

Perfect your shucking skill while learning all about Maine's oysters! You will receive hands-on instruction with a half dozen oysters, plus education about Maine's oyster farms from Ken Sparta of Spartan Seafarms.

Time: 2 - 3:30pm

Location: Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort