Kennebunk Bed and Breakfast

Did you know that Kennebunk is a small city in Maine with a population of about 10,000 people? The city is located in the famous York County of Maine and has plenty of stunning beaches that attract tourists from all over the country.

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The Dockside is a special place on the Maine seacoast. It captures the essence of Maine with natural beauty, gracious hospitality and abundant array of sights, recreation and activities. This unique location on a private peninsula provides an unsurpassed panoramic view of York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Spacious grounds offer privacy, relaxation and classic Maine scenery. Accommodations are in the Maine House, a quintessential "New England Cottage" and modern multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. All rooms in the Maine House enjoy large porches overlooking York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, complete with wicker rocking chairs so you can take in the harbor activity. The rooms in the multi-unit buildings have private decks with water views each looking directly out the harbor channel to the ocean. We offer a delicious breakfast buffet each morning, which can be enjoyed on the front porch overlooking the water or during the winter by the cracking fire in the living room. The Dockside Restaurant serves dinner and lunch in a bi-level dining room that affords every seat a water view. Local seafood as well a wide variety of other favorites make the Dockside popular with locals and visitors alike. Many people will drive hundreds of extra miles searching for the experience that awaits them at the Dockside. The Dockside offers the quintessential Maine experience of a relaxing atmosphere filled with friendly people, fabulous seafood and beautiful scenery.

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Welcome to Brewster House Bed & Breakfast. Our Freeport, Maine bed and breakfast inn is the perfect spot for a trip to LL Bean, Freeport outlet shopping, your base from which to explore the Maine coast, or for a romantic getaway! At Brewster House, we’re about comfort in an atmosphere of simple elegance. Our beds and ironed linens will seduce you, and our fresh ground coffee and three-course gourmet breakfast will start your day with a happy, relaxed smile. Our inn was built in the late 19th century blossoming of Freeport, and the amazing quality of the built-in details and materials of this 5,000 square foot home reflects the wealth created in Maine in this period. Our 9’ ceilings, large private baths, Matouk linens, large fireplaced rooms, bay windows, cypress floors, mahogany mantelpiece, and Italian marble tiled hearth are yours to luxuriate in! We have parking for 11 cars, a porch to rock on with your glass of wine or Iced Tea, surrounded by beautiful landscaping and a large backyard garden for your function, or nap in one of our colorful Adirondack chairs. A Freeport, Maine Bed and Breakfast Convenient to All the Area Offers Freeport Village, LL Bean, restaurants and outlets are within a short three block walk, yet we are on the quiet side of the highway access. We are only a quarter of a mile from the Maine coast, and on the turn east of the Maine coast, with the glacially carved rocky, spruce covered peninsulas, beaches, rivers, islands, harbors, lighthouses, and lobster shacks that are so emblematic of “the real Maine.” Portland (and the airport) is only 15 minutes south. The Mahoosic and White Mountains are a scant 90 minutes west of Brewster House. We are minutes from Bowdoin and Bates Colleges, and less than an hour from Colby College. Maine has the longest contiguous coastline of any of the continental United States, so be sure to take advantage of letting us help you plan your itinerary, based on your interests. Choose Brewster House for the Finest Freeport, Maine Bed and Breakfast Experience Whether you’re planning that special trip to explore Maine, or simply in need of a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle for some rest and relaxation, come and let us indulge you at Brewster House! Save the hassle of the drive, and jump on the Amtrak Downeaster at North Station in Boston! Call us when you arrive, and we’ll pick you up at the Freeport Station!

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Kennebunk, Maine

It is worth noting that Kennebunk and its neighbor, Kennebunkport, are 2 of Maine’s most popular destinations.

With many beautiful beaches, such as Kennebunk Beach, and the best restaurants to choose from, it is one of the perennial  favorites. For example, you will like the string of amazing beaches  located along Beach Avenue. These beaches along Beach Ave boast scenic vistas. There are many museums in the city, such as the Brick Store Museum and Seashore Trolley Museum. You will enjoy visiting Maine Coast and Lower Village and shops along Summer St.

You should know that Kennebunkport is your typical and pretty coastal New England town where fun water activities and sports reign supreme. From boutique  shopping and boat tours to some of the best lobster rolls in the  country, Kennebunk has now become a popular year-round tourist destination.

You  can hang out by the gorgeous shore to enjoy local water sports – such  as sailing, fishing, and sunbathing. Or, you can head to Dock Square in order to sample the area's tasty and fresh seafood.

If you are visiting Kennebunk, you will be glad to know that it is home to a variety of luxurious inns. You will find beautiful and historical mansions on Ocean Avenue. Kennebunk Bed and Breakfast provides lodging in elegant and gracious guestrooms as well as suites with 4 poster beds, spa tubs, and fireplaces that you will love. More romantic and luxurious Bed and Breakfasts in Kennebunk, Maine have lovely and lavish rooms. Some of these are The Inn at English Meadows and Waldo Emerson Inn.

    Activities

  • Did you know that Dock Square is the heart of Kennebunkport and is filled with book stores, boutiques, artisan ice cream parlors as  well as candy shops? You can spend an afternoon strolling this town  center. You will be happy as it is full of bric-a-brac stores, high-end  retailers, and fabulous restaurants. Note that you will also find an  excellent hub for boat tours and fun whale watching trips. And don’t  forget to indulge in a delicious lobster roll at The Clam Shack.

    Another great way you can explore Kennebunk is from the sea. It is worth noting that sailing along the rocky and rugged coastline of Southern Maine, especially on the Pineapple Ketch, is a memorable experience for most people.

    If you want to sample beer, you can go to Kennebunkport Brewing Company. You can take a comprehensive tour of the facilities,  and also choose the sampler where you’ll be tasting beers.

    Another excellent activity is exploring the Eastern Trail. You can bring your own bicycles to Kennebunkport or easily rent them to explore the 65-mile Eastern Trail. You will love  the fact that this trail includes idyllic country roads and off-road  trails, making it ideal for cyclists of all skill levels and ages.

  • Food and Drink

  • There is no doubt that the picturesque and stunning seaside town of Kennebunk boasts a stellar dining scene where some laidback joints and bars sit  comfortably beside high-class and upscale eateries. Did you know that  the town’s best local food ranges from legendary lobster dishes to fork  fare at some luxury boutique hotels?

    Bandaloop is a fantastic restaurant with a unique farmhouse chic vibe. The bistro focuses on organic and all-natural Maine products whenever possible as well as mixes up some delicious cocktails  to boot. You can also visit the Old Vines Wine Bar located in Lower Village Kennebunk. It has a cozy interior and friendly barkeeps, making this an excellent go-to spot for drinks.

  • History

  • Did you know that the name Kennebunk means a long cut bank? This is probably used in reference to Great Hill  present at the mouth of the famous Mousam River. It was an important  landmark for Native Americans who visited the coast in their canoes.

    You  should know that the town first settled in 1621, developing as an  important trading and, later, shipping and shipbuilding center with  moderate manufacturing. Kennebunk was part of Wells town until 1820, when it was finally incorporated as a separate town.

    In 1717, the town was reincorporated as Arundel and was renamed Kennebunkport officially in 1821.

  • Natural Features

  • If you are visiting Kennebunk, you should explore Gooch’s Beach. This is because it is one of Kennebunk’s many serene and beautiful beaches, offering splendid and breathtaking views regardless of the season.

    For  example, in the summer, you may come here in order to get a tan and  also enjoy a refreshing and fun swim. In contrast, during the other  seasons, it is an ideal place to go out for a walk with your family and  friends. Keep in mind that the conditions are excellent for surfers.  This is why you will see them hitting the waves.

    Although Maine's epically scenic and pretty coast is usually noted for its rock-strewn and craggy shores, Kennebunkport has several stretches of soft and white sand that you will like. You  can visit Goose Rocks Beach. It is a nearly three-mile stretch of shore.  You will find families relaxing and having fun in beach chairs as well  as on comfy blankets under umbrellas.

    You can also head to the  Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge if you are a nature lover. Did  you know that this popular refuge was created in order to protect salt  marshes as well as estuaries for migratory birds? Now, you can easily  enjoy them throughout the year. Note that this place is excellent for  getting back to nature while admiring wildlife at its finest.

  • Things to do

  • You can admire the famous St. Anthony’s Monastery. It is another gorgeous and historic place in Kennebunk.  Did you know that the monastery is located on a huge estate with  English gardens and beautiful lawns? Note that the monastery is well  built and includes a few lovely sculptures that you will appreciate.

    You  can also explore several lighthouses in the city. You must snap classic  shots of the beautiful looming lighthouses that elegantly rise above Maine's coast. You will find five lighthouses within a twenty-mile radius of Kennebunkport.

    When it comes to some relaxation and fun, The Spa at Rivers Edge is one of the go-to places in Kennebunk.  Did you know that the spa offers you a wide variety of incredible  services? Some of them are steam baths, massages, a spa, skincare, a  hair salon, and much more.

  • Weather

  • It is worth noting that in Kennebunk,  the winters are windy and freezing, the summers are usually warm. Note  that it is partly cloudy throughout the year-round. Did you know that  the best time to visit Kennebunk is from June to October when the weather is often at its warmest? Note  that during the year, the temperature usually varies from about 15°F to  80°F.

    On the other hand, March through May tends to be a less  pricey as well as less crowded time to visit; however, keep in mind that  businesses are slow to open, especially after the extreme chill from  November to late February.

Kennebunk Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • Why stay at a B&B in Kennebunk, Maine?

    If you are looking for the most personal service, ocean views, and genuine Kennebunk hospitality, you should visit a local Kennebunk bed and breakfast as it is the best getaway. Many bed and breakfasts in Kennebunk offer lavish guest rooms and have friendly innkeepersSome Kennebunk Bed and Breakfasts welcome kids and are also pet friendly. Some historic inns are at a walking distance from popular spots like Ocean AvenueYou will also like oceanfront B&Bs that are exclusively reserved for quiet romantic getaways.

    Many  inns have large and tastefully decorated rooms that guests love. Some  even have private balconies, with fireplaces and relaxing whirlpool  tubs. Some of these bed and breakfasts serve excellent breakfast, including fruit syrups, homemade jams, and  bread along with entrées made with fresh and local ingredients.

  • What are the different types of B&Bs in Kennebunk, Maine?

    There are many types of B&Bs in Kennebunk, Maine. Scattered along the Maine coast, these B&Bs are an excellent place to call home while you are traveling.

    One of the best things about the inns along the stunning coast getaway besides stellar accommodations and tasty cuisines is the warm welcome you will get find from hospitable innkeepers excited about hosting you as well as helping with secret hot spots, tips, and tricks for your special Kennebunk day trips or photo opportunities. Some of the famous and top-rated B&Bs in Kennebunk Maine, are Waldo Emerson Inn, White Barn Inn, Seaside Innand King’s Port Inn.

    And when the regular date night isn’t enough, you can easily recharge your romance at a romantic and elegant Kennebunk bed and breakfast where doting and warm innkeepers are happy to take on several chores, such as cleaning and cooking.

    The bnbfinder Diamond Collection is a prestigious and exclusive group of highly-rated or professionally inspected luxury bed and breakfasts and inns.

    And  all members of the bnbfinder Diamond Collection have to pass a  professional inspection performed by an industry-recognized inspection  agency. Don’t forget to inform the innkeeper you found them through the bnbfinder Diamond Collection!

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Kennebunk Maine Bed and Breakfast?

    While many hotels provide cookie-cutter rooms in humdrum and traditional buildings, Bed & Breakfasts in Kennebunk are unique in their architectural style, amenities, and guest room decor. Some of the amenities you will find at these inns are:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Concierge
    • Continental breakfast
    • Guest house

    B&B styles in the town range from rustic and elegant to everything in between. Whether your Kennebunk B&B serves a family-style breakfast, multi-course breakfast, or breakfast buffet, you can be confident that your innkeepers' attention to taste, ingredients, and presentation will likely result in a mouthwatering and memorable experience.

  • How can I get around Kennebunk, Maine?

    Did you know that Portland International Jetport is one of the major hubs, and most airlines will  certainly fly into it? Note that it is a thirty-minute drive from the  airport to Kennebunkport.  Therefore, you could easily book a rental car, or you may take an Uber,  taxi, or Lyft. There is no doubt that renting a car in Kennebunk is the most effective way to experience the area. If you don’t want to rent a car, note that there are plenty of other options.

    For example, a popular and straightforward way to get around Kennebunk is with Kennebunkport’s Sightseeing Trolley. You will be happy to know that Kennebunk is also relatively easy to navigate by bicycle or on foot.