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Dear Rockmere Lodge Guests,
Well, spring is here along with a lot of rain! However, Doug and Andy are working between the rain drops getting Rockmere Lodge ready for the 2013 season. All the outdoor furniture is out and ready for your pleasure. The gazebo is open and on the deck this year there is a new table and chairs so you can enjoy your lobster roll with an ocean view. There is also an addition to the deck in front of the gazebo for more seating.
The gardens are blooming and there is so much to do but the rain is keeping a lot of work on hold. But don’t worry, it will get finished too! Doug’s goldfish pond is thriving with some babies swimming around! I think they are happy that there is no more ice on the top of the water.
The winter was very bad with strong winds that caused a lot of our plants and trees to suffer damage this year. What with the heavy winds and salt air a lot got burnt.
Andy has a project planned for the garden needing Bob’s carpenter skills. But don’t tell him, he may not come back from Florida. In fact he should be back a couple of days after Memorial Day. It will be good to see him.
Doug has been testing some breakfast items and can’t wait for Bob to return to be his taste tester.
Room Number 2, the Alf-Fred, has been completely redone this year. Be on the lookout for photos on our web page.
Speaking of web pages, we have added a new one to our Rockmere Lodge family. It is www.rockmere.net. It is different from www.rockmere.com so check it out also. We owe a big thank you to our friend Mark McCormick for designing it and getting it up and running for us. Let us know what you think of it!
Our living room has new area rugs, new paintings and a new antique piece. Most rooms have been touched up with paint where needed. It was a long winter so Doug and Andy kept busy doing upkeep. Hope you like their efforts.
Now for news of happenings around town! Like we mentioned, there was a lot of storm wind this winter and a lot of damage to our beaches, dunes and parking lot with some damage on the Marginal Way. The small pathway from Wharf Lane to Beach Street was washed away. The town has been busy repairing everything and all the projects should be completed very soon.
Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer has added a covered seating area and redesigned the outdoor seating area. 98 Provence has closed and the Roost Café and Bistro, formerly in Cape Neddick, has taken its place. They will be open mid-June. Prime is now called “That Place In Ogunquit”, same owners, just a new name and menu.
Gone are The Christmas Dove, The Salon and Ogunquit Candles that were on Shore Road next to Bessie’s. We are gaining two new gift shops and a new salon in that location. Drop Anchor Sunglasses has moved over one shop. The gift shop that was in that spot is gone also.
Once again we are teaming up with Stonewall Kitchen offering a discount for Rockmere Lodge guests who go to their cooking classes. Also we will be offering our own Rockmere Lodge jams, made for us by Stonewall Kitchen, for sale at the front desk. We will carry their two bestselling flavors, Wild Blueberry jam and Raspberry Peach Champagne jam. We are very excited to be teaming up with Stonewall Kitchen in this venture.
Also we are now on Facebook and Twitter. You can see daily what is happening at Rockmere Lodge on Facebook, so please “friend” us. Also any specials will be posted on our webpage, Facebook and Twitter.
Please notice the new reduced low rates for the Off Season, October 21 to April 24. Sunday through Thursday, all rooms are $89.00 and Weekends $100.00 per night. These rates do not apply to any holidays that fall during those dates.
So you can see there is a lot of new thing to look forward to on your next visit to Rockmere Lodge. Please book early to assure the room you are looking at is available.
We look forward to seeing each and every one of our dear friends this year. Until then, stay happy and healthy.
Andy, Doug, Bob and the “Kids”
Gretchen, Grommit, Tony, Max and “Little” Abbie