Nonantum in the News

The Culture Mom - A Nautical Visit to Nonantum Resort

August 2014:

Zagat Boston - 10 Reasons to Drive to Kennebunkport

Come for the fabulous restaurants, food and wine. Stay for the lovely water views, boutique shopping, art gallery hopping, antiquing and more!

Boston Globe - New England Travel - The Kennebunks

Nonantum noted for its Family-Friendly Digs

Cocktail of the Week - The Ocean Avenue Spritzer

July 2014:  

Executive Chef Steve True Named Maine Chef of the Year 2014

Chef Steve True

The Nonantum Resort’s Executive Chef Steven True was named 2014 Chef of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association. Chef True cooks up creative New England cuisine, like his Signature Blueberry Chipotle Ribs, Maine Lobster Stuffed Avocado, and nightly specials in 95 Ocean restaurant, using fresh and local ingredients like herbs from the resort’s gardens. Steve has been fulfilling his life-long passion as a chef for more than 30 years while living up and down the East Coast. He has been with the Nonantum for the past five years. Steve also volunteers his time in training up-and-coming culinary talent at Southern Maine Community College. 

"A Cut Above the Rest: 12 Questions for Maine's Chef of the Year":

Nonantum Participates in Taste of the Nation 

June 2014 - Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the country’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at our events to raise the critical funds needed to support the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. 

Yankee Magazine Best of New England 2013 Editors' Choice Awards 

The Nonantum Resort named Best Family Lodging in Maine

Maine Innkeepers Association Honors Jean Ginn Marvin with 2011 Innkeeper of the Year

Freeport, Maine, November 2011……Jean Ginn Marvin, of the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, was honored with the 2011 Innkeeper of the Year Award by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) at their 90th annual meeting. The award is presented annually to an active Innkeeper who has significantly contributed to the development of the Maine Innkeepers Association.   

Marvin’s career in hospitality began in 1999, when she was named Director of Sales at The Nonantum. After 5 years in that position she was promoted to her current job as Innkeeper. She has served on the executive committee of the Maine Innkeepers Association and on the board of New England Inns and Resorts (NEIRA). Marvin also serves on the President’s Advisory Council at SMCC, is a former Town Councilor in Cape Elizabeth, as well as a former Representative to The Maine Legislature, and has been a member of several Cape Elizabeth town commissions. 

Marvin credited much of the success the Nonantum Resort has achieved to the dedication of the hotel staff and her General Manger, Tina Hewitt.  



“While my name is the one on the plaque, the people who are responsible for the award are the men and women who come to work at The Nonantum each day with a smile and the belief that hospitality is indeed endless,” stated Marvin as she accepted the award.

Marvin has chaired the Southern Maine Community College Foundation Board; Portland Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees; South Portland Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees; Maine State Ethics Commission; Portland Conservatory of Music and The Maine Movers. She has also served as treasurer on the Maine Heritage Policy Board (MHPC) as well as the Maine Educational Services Board (MES). 

Marvin and her husband Bob, of 29 years, are the proud parents of three.  




Classic Getaways

Sun, 05/26/2013
Maine Sunday Telegram

"My sunny room has lovely touches including puffy duvet and oversized pillows. Two comfy old-fashioned wicker chairs sit by a gas fireplace. Large windows on one side and large sliders on the other offer soaring river views plus enough boats and changing Maine sky for the most demanding guest. With doors wide open to sailing clouds and riverbank, it is sparkling and serene."

2012 Bridal Issue - Maine Magazine

Wed, 02/01/2012
The Maine Magaizne - Bridal Issue 2012
Maine Magazine 2012 Bridal Issue

Having been married almost seven times, Joe Ricchio
considers himself “a bit of an aficionado” when it comes to
planning rehearsal dinners.  The Nonantum Resort is one of them!

NEW Bridal Suite - Designed to be Green

Tue, 03/15/2011

Nonantum’s Young Design Team – Green Indeed!
What do blushing brides, eighth grade middle school students, and a riverside resort in Kennebunkport have to do with one another?