Home to New England’s only five-diamond restaurant
Attentive European-style service paired with refined, country house elegance
Sipping champagne by candlelight in a butler-drawn bath
What To Know
Continental breakfast, afternoon tea service and cordials are included
Serene ambience best suited to couples; children aged 11 and under are not permitted
Gentlemen must wear a jacket in the bar and restaurant in the evening
Parking on site
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European-style New England inn with a five-star restaurant, a pool and spa near Kennebunk’s famous beaches
European country house elegance tempered with New England comfort. Leather and upholstered couches and period antiques and paintings blend seamlessly with gilded mirrors, works by local artists and colorful Asian rugs. On cool evenings the fireplace invites guests to relax in the cozy living room and adjacent enclosed sun porch while sipping a free port or brandy.
Bed and Bath
No two rooms are alike, but each is decorated in calming colors and patterns, outfitted with a plasma TV with DVD and CD systems, and furnished with a down-topped mattress; some have gas fireplaces. Bathrooms may have a walk-in rainfall shower or an oversize soaking or whirlpool tub, but all have lovely Molton Brown toiletries and separate toilets. Twice-daily housekeeping includes nightly turn-down service with irresistible house-made sweets.
Live piano music, white tablecloths and formally attired waiters set the tone at the White Barn Inn restaurant, which draws foodies from around the world to the rustic barn setting for chef Jonathan Cartwright’s updated New England fixed-price menu. Steamed Maine lobster is the signature dish, but serious foodies opt for the nine-course tasting menu. Plan ahead for a treatment in the intimate spa, which has just four treatment suites and a heated outdoor waterfall pool (open late May to early October).
The White Barn Inn and Spa
37 Beach Avenue
Kennebunkport, Maine 4043
How to Get There
Flights are available to Portland International Jetport (PWM) or Logan International Airport (BOS) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Limousine transfers to/from PWM, about 24 miles away, are approximately $80 per vehicle (maximum four passengers), each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from PWM are approximately $80, each way. Alternatively, limousine transfers to/from BOS, about 83 miles away, are approximately $200 per vehicle (maximum four passengers), each way, and can be arranged through the property. If you’re renting a car or driving, valet parking is free.