The Colonial style Waldo Emerson Inn is located in the National Historic District of Kennebunk. A quiet retreat midway between the hustle and bustle of Dock Square in Kennebunkport and Main Street in Kennebunk. A restored shipbuilder's manse offering all the modern amenities for the discerning traveler, including cozy fireplaces for a relaxing romantic getaway. Recently renovated, it boasts historical charm with elegant whimsy. Let us pamper you with our gourmet breakfast and warm hospitality. Open year round, to accommodate visitors who enjoy the many activities and attractions the Kennebunks offer during all four seasons.
Built in 1753 by Waldo Emerson, great uncle to famed poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, the manse later became the home of prominent area shipbuilders. The shipbuilding legacy is seen throughout the inn, specifically in the King Pine floors featured in all six guest rooms. Each room is a unique mixture of antiques, original art and luxury bedding. A gourmet breakfast, prepared by the London trained chef is served community style in the dining room to give guests the opportunity to share memories of their adventures.
With Hana as your innkeeper, your stay at our Kennebunkport, Maine B&B combines New England history, European sensibility and a touch of Southern charm at this Kennebunkport lodging. Hana has spent a lifetime travelling the world and acquiring the knowledge necessary to create an experience worthy of the most discriminating traveler. Hana was born in the former Czechoslovakia, but raised in Houston, Texas. After a successful career in the early days of the tech industry followed by a period of executive leadership in private equity and non-profits, Hana switched careers and started managing private estates. Wanderlust and a passion for fine food and luxurious surroundings have taken her to six of the world’s seven continents. Her love of travel is matched by her love of fine cuisine: Hana has a culinary degree from Leiths School of Food & Wine in London and she has worked as a private chef and culinary instructor in London, Aspen and Zakynthos. You’ll taste her experience and expertise in the kitchen in the morning when you sit down to your decadent breakfast! When Hana decided her next adventure would be as an innkeeper, she spent two years searching for the perfect setting to make her vision a reality before she first saw the Waldo Emerson Inn. She knew immediately that this historic home would be where she made travelers like you feel at home, with her imaginative attention to details, gourmet breakfasts, and delight in sharing the adventure of Kennebunkport’s many sights to see.