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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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Incredible First Days of Fall in Kennebunkport Maine

The calendar officially says it is fall, but the thermometer in Kennebunkport Maine says “summer!” With temperatures today reaching well into the 80s and more on the way for tomorrow, we’ve marked the official start to autumn with a true Indian Summer. Hurricane Jose passed off the New England coastline last week, closing out the summer season with some breezy and misty weather, but once we bid adieu to Jose, the incredible weather set in! The leaves are beginning to change, and… Read More

Fall Foliage Cruises on the Maine Coast

As the leaves are beginning to change, I started thinking about the best ways to enjoy fall foliage season on the Maine coast. Nature hikes, strolling through town, and scenic drives are a given during fall in New England, but coastal Maine offers a special way to enjoy the changing of the leaves – by sea! Fortunately, Kennebunkport Maine offers several excellent options for schooner rides that are ideal for leaf peeping. There are many guides to fall foliage season out there,… Read More

Pumpkin Picking Season is Coming to the Maine Coast!

After noticing the stunning pile of pumpkins at the local farm stand, and bringing it home for pumpkin soup (even on a warm day like today!), I started thinking that with fall foliage on its way, we are nearing the season for pumpkin picking right here on the Maine coast. There’s no question pumpkin picking is a perfect fall activity, and fortunately there are lots of great options right around Kennebunkport Maine! So this fall, don’t miss out on this classic autumn… Read More