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.

Kennebunk Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to The Inn at English Meadows, a delightfully charming, modern bed and breakfast located in Kennebunk, Maine, just minutes from Kennebunkport. Our historic New England bed and breakfast offers comfortable, luxurious accommodations, making it the perfect choice for a weekend retreat, romantic getaway, or a rejuvenating seacoast vacation. English Meadows is graciously maintained with beautif ul gardens and a lovely brick patio for guests’ enjoyment. The luxury guestrooms and suites are finely appointed with ultimate care featuring Vera Wang hypoallergenic mattresses and FRETTE fine linens. Guests will also enjoy a wide variety of amenities including free wifi, plush robes and slippers, flat screen TVs and even vehicle charging stations . Each morning, indulge in a 3-course gourmet breakfast featuring a seasonal menu that keeps guests coming back throughout the year. The Inn at English Meadows’ superb location in Kennebunk’s lower village offers guests an array of seaside activities and attractions for year-round entertainment. Guests will enjoy a variety of maritime activities such as lighthouse tours, sailing, kayaking, windjammer cruising. Just a few minutes from several beautiful sandy beaches and the many boutique shops and restaurants of Dock Square, Kennebunkport, there are countless ways to enjoy the Kennebunks.

King's Port Inn Bed & Breakfast is in the heart of Kennebunkport’s famous seaside village and just steps from Dock Square with its unique attractions. Experience Maine’s true charm with a visit to idyllic Kennebunkport.

Just a short stroll to the beach and the Kennebunkport Village, the Franciscan Guest House is an affordable Maine hotel that welcomes families, couples, seniors and groups. Only a 90 minute ride from Boston, guests will enjoy the beauty and fine dining of the area while staying in comfortable accommodations.

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.

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The Gazebo Inn Ogunquit is an 1847 Farmhouse that offers a diverse friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The Inn is a short walk to beaches, shops, fine dining. With its 3½ miles of sandy white beach and breathtaking views from the Marginal Way, it is no wonder that Ogunquit is listed as one of the top 10 US vacation destinations, Ogunquit's Footbridge Beach is named #1 Boston Magazine, July 2007.

From the Captain Jefferds Inn, it’s just a quick stroll to Dock Square, Kennebunkport’s town center. Each morning, we offer a full breakfast prepared fresh daily in our kitchens. Specialties include: Baked eggs Florentine, Apricot-stuffed French toast, and Baked Grapefruit Alaska. Each afternoon, guests are treated to a wonderful selection of specialty teas, home-baked cookies, cheeses and spreads, hot-mulled cider, or, in the summer months, freshly squeezed lemonade. Located about 90 minutes north of Boston’s Logan International Airport and 30 minutes south of Portland International Jetport, the Captain Jefferds Inn is easily accessible by either air or auto. If you’re looking for a romantic bed & breakfast, relaxing getaway, or an activity- and fun-filled vacation, Kennebunkport and the Captain Jefferds Inn Bed & Breakfast await you!

A gorgeous Italianate mansion in the historic West End district of downtown Portland, Maine. With 8 rooms filled with art and color, plenty of whimsy and sophistication. Our breakfasts mimic the color and whimsy of the inn.

Located in the heart of Portland’s West End district, the Morrill Mansion Bed and Breakfast is just minutes from top-rated restaurants, galleries, museums, boutiques, shopping, and much more. We look forward to your visit.

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This Kennebunkport, ME bed and breakfast offers 9 luxurious rooms and accommodations in ME.. Enjoy bar and vintage board games. and WiFi, and luxury bath and beauty products.Our bnb in ME provides heated outdoor pool and the cocktail service without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Kennebunkport, ME

Come to Bittersweet Bed & Breakfast located in beautiful York, ME for an unforgettable getaway to the Maine Beaches area.

This Freeport bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Freeport, Maine."

York Harbor Maine is truly an ideal vacation destination in all seasons. Miles of sandy beaches are yours to explore. You can enjoy the popular Long Sands and Short Sands Beaches bustling with activity. Venture to the more secluded Cape Neddick Beach teeming with crabs, starfish and other coastal creatures. Or walk to the secluded and quiet Harbor Beach just steps from the York Harbor Inn. The Old York Historical Society operates a community museum, which includes the oldest jail in America. You’ll find Maine’s largest zoo and amusement park in the heart of York Beach, and on a clear day you can see miles of scenic coast from the top of Mount Agamenticus. No trip to York is complete without a visit to Nubble Lighthouse, perhaps the most beautiful, and most photographed, lighthouse in America. The York Harbor Inn offers 54 guest rooms, all with air-conditioning and private baths. Guests can choose from several fine accommodations. In the Main Inn we have 23 Guest rooms including several luxury units with ocean view decks, fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi spa tubs. We also have smaller, double bed rooms nicely decorated and furnished to fit any budget. Just 20 feet from the Main Inn, in the Yorkshire Building (sometimes referred to as “The Carriage House”) we have 11 guest rooms, 6 of which have at least a partial ocean view. This building also contains our “3 Room Suite” which is one of our largest guest rooms and perfect for Bridal parties. Adjacent to the Yorkshire Building is our luxurious Harbor Hill Inn with seven luxury guestrooms. All Harbor Hill rooms include a king bed, a gas stove fireplace, a spa tub (one does not, it has a handicap bath, no spa), heated tiled bathroom floors, Internet access via a dataport and full or partial ocean view. On the other side of the Main Inn is the Harbor Cliffs Bed & Breakfast. This building features elegant rooms with a queen or king bed. Amenities range from standard to superior depending upon the room type. Many Harbor Cliffs rooms offer outstanding ocean views, fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi spas. Some rooms have private decks.

The only ocean side bed and breakfast along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, a 1.2 mile ocean side walking path between Perkins Cove and the center of town and the main beach. We offer eight rooms with on suite bathrooms and ocean views from all but two rooms. There are spectacular gardens, a fish pond and many seating areas from which to enjoy the ocean views. We also have a screened gazebo overlooking the ocean that offers a quiet place to read, or nap. Breakfast, in season, is served on our wrap around porch also overlooking the ocean. Check our web page, www.rockmere.com, for pictures and a video of Rockmere Lodge bed and breakfast.

The Dragonfly Guest House has five guest rooms and one large guest suite. The guest rooms are uncluttered, light filled, and equipped with thoughtful amenities. Each guest room has its own private bath with shower, a queen or king bed, individually-controlled air conditioning, high definition flat panel TV and mini fridge. Plush bathrobes, Turkish Towels™, hairdryers, soap and shampoo are among the amenities provided in each room. Each room is tastefully furnished and no two rooms are alike. Free wireless internet is available throughout the house. Beach chairs & beach towels are available for your use. Our guests can enjoy breakfast served daily between 8AM - 10AM. Breakfast changes daily with one hot entree, homemade bread or muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagel assortment, locally sourced jams, juices, cereals and our very own homemade gluten-free granola. An assortment of coffee & teas are available throughout the day. To make your day complete, fresh baked cookies are served each afternoon.

The Edgewater Inn is located on Ocean Avenue in one of Kennebunkport’s most charming neighborhoods. It sits adjacent to an estuarine cove, near the mouth of the Kennebunk river and just around the bend from President George Bush’s vacation home on Walkers Point.

This Hampton, NH bed and breakfast offers 7 luxurious rooms and accommodations in NH. Enjoy a homemade breakfast, and Wireless Internet, and jacuzzi tubs.Our bnb in Hampton provides private bath and king-size bed without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Hampton, NH.

This Gorham, ME bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a hot fully cooked breakfast, and mantel fireplace, and a newly-updated private bathroom. Our bnb in Gorham provides Air conditioning during the summer season and high speed wireless access. without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next romantic escape in Gorham, Maine.

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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.


  • 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.