Offering a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast Inn is a small, relaxing B&B tucked in the quiet, southern Maine coastal town of Kennebunkport Maine. Innkeepers Carl and Eileen Robley moved from their home in North West England to California in 2005 but were later drawn to Kennebunkport for the stunning views, small-town hospitality, historic vibes and a beautiful coastline, which reminded them of their home. Throughout the inn you can spot touches of England that pay homage to the couple’s roots. When you visit the 1802 House, you’re sure to be greeted warmly by Carl and Eileen and treated just like a personal guest in their home.
The historic, colonial inn was built in 1802 and has been expanded over the years. It was converted into a B&B in the 1990s and today is one of the nicest historic inns in Kennebunkport. The property has six beautifully appointed guest rooms that each offer a unique, historic charm and all of the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel such as flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi internet and fireplaces. You can also expect top-quality bedding, plush robes and high-end toiletries to elevate your stay. Most of the rooms feature queen beds, but there’s also a suite with a King bed and three rooms if you’d like a bit more space to stretch out.
Each morning, during your stay, you’ll indulge in a gourmet homemade breakfast crafted with many locally sourced organic ingredients. Breakfast options include local dishes as well as a hearty Full English Breakfast, assorted juices and local Maine tea or coffee.
Even though the 1802 House Bed and& Breakfast is located in a quiet neighborhood, it’s just a short walk away from the village center with all of the galleries, shops and restaurants that you could hope for. It also sits just along the 15th fairway of the Cape Arundel Golf Course which makes it a great place to stay for golfers.
Whether you’ve come to the area for business or leisure, making time to explore the numerous activities and attractions of Kennebunkport is a must. The nearby beaches are popular, especially in the summer. The Kennebunk beaches and Goose Rocks Beach are the nearest to the inn. The 1802 House offers both towels and chairs for guests to use at the beach. Cyclists will enjoy exploring area bike trails, and bike rentals are available in town if you didn’t bring your own. Kayaking is another favorite activity among visitors to Kennebunkport. Both guided tours and rentals are available for paddling Grist Mill Pond, Mousam River, Cape Porpoise, the Kennebunk River and other spots in the area.
Would you like to try your hand at sailing? Book a two-hour sailing trip on a historic sailing schooner with local company, Schooner Eleanor. Not only will you get to experience a vestige of the area’s historic sailing culture, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery along the Maine coast. Alternatively, if hauling in a big catch is more your style, you can also book lobster tours in town where you can watch the crew haul in lobster traps, or even join in on the fun yourself.
Kennebunkport also offers visitors numerous eateries to tempt your taste-buds with traditional local cuisine and international fare. A number of independently owned shops around town offer a variety of unique gifts and souvenirs to fill your suitcase.
Elopements and Romantic Weekend Getaways
The retreat-like atmosphere of the 1802 House is perfectly suited for a romantic weekend away or even for an elopement. The inn offers an elopement package that includes a 2-night stay in their luxurious Sebago Suite, a wedding officiant and two witnesses, flower arrangements for the couple, a bottle of champagne, a small wedding cake and use of the grounds for the ceremony. The Sebago Suite is the inn’s largest accommodation option. It’s a 3-bedroom retreat with king-size bed, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, wet bar and an over-sized whirlpool tub that will fit two. The room’s classic French doors open up to a private deck that overlooks the beautifully manicured gardens – the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
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