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Ideally located on a quiet residential street in the Historic District, our expansive property, peaceful gardens, and proximity to Kennebunkport’s Dock Square set our inn apart from other bed and breakfasts in the area. The main house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the surrounding 11 cottage suites have been beautifully restored to offer premier luxury accommodations with a charming, comfortable ambiance.

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The 2017 Christmas Prelude Is Coming to Kennebunkport!

Thanksgiving is just days away, and that means that Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport is fast approaching! What started as a local Christmas festival has become one of the best Christmas celebrations in the world in this small village on the Maine Coast. And all of the hype is well worth it – holiday spirit truly comes to life during the first two weeks of December, right here in Kennebunkport Maine. Christmas Prelude was the brain child of the local business association as a “thank… Read More

Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner in Kennebunkport Maine

Throughout the nation, people look forward to enjoying a very special Thanksgiving dinner, and fortunately there are lots of amazing restaurants in Kennebunkport Maine to enjoy over the holiday period. In addition to indulging in an incredible meal, one of the best things about a Thanksgiving getaway in Kennebunkport is watching this charming village transform into a Christmas wonderland in preparation for Christmas Prelude and the holiday season. Coincidentally, my very first memory of Kennebunkport was at Thanksgiving. I think we may have visited sometime before,… Read More

Winter Activities For A Kennebunkport Maine Getaway

The sun rose this morning to reveal the first thick frost of the season here in Kennebunkport Maine, and despite the late fall colors on the trees, it got us thinking about the great winter activities available here on the Maine coast. While skiing is often one of the first winter activities that comes to mind, Southern Maine doesn’t have the elevation gains for downhill skiing – but that means that we enjoy beautiful beaches year round! But we know that not… Read More