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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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Christmas Prelude Lights Up Kennebunkport For The Holidays

It’s hard to believe that the closing weekend of Christmas Prelude is already here, but the last 10 days of festivities have been incredible! From tree lightings and candle lit caroling to fireworks and chestnut roasting, the 36th year of festivities literally lit up Kennebunkport Maine. Fortunately, though, the beautiful lights will grace the area for a while to come, so it’s not too late to miss out on New England’s best Christmas town. Now in its 36th year, Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude… Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a Maine Inn!

Kennebunkport is known for its phenomenal holiday celebrations, and holiday spirit last well into New Year’s Eve! The holiday season starts off with a Thanksgiving feast, followed immediately by two weeks of Christmas Prelude, and Christmas, but New Year’s Eve at our Maine inn is the crown jewel of the season! Our New Year’s Eve party is something we look forward to all year long, and we’ve been brainstorming for months (as usual). Christmas Prelude is upon us, and that means it’s time to… Read More

Christmas Prelude is Underway in Kennebunkport Maine!

One of the best Christmas festivals in the nation us underway in Kennebunkport, and the signature Christmas Prelude tree is shining bright in Dock Square. Now in its 36th year, Kennebunkport Maine is transformed into a Christmas wonderland for ten days in the beginning of December. Originally just the first weekend of December, Christmas Prelude now encompasses the first two weekends and the week in between. This Christmas Festival brings the spirit of the holiday season to life, and this small village on the… Read More