The Inn at English Meadows
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a three-course breakfast for two and afternoon refreshments
- A great location, walking distance from history-rich Kennebunkport and close to a gorgeous stretch of coastline
- Lots of thoughtful touches: afternoon lemonade or coffee, cozy robes and slippers, free WiFi and more
- The Carriage House has gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs
What To Know
- Check-in is from 3 to 6 p.m.; evening check-ins are available with advance notice
- The inn may not be appropriate for children 10 and under and is generally better for adults
- You have a choice of eating breakfast at a communal or private table
- Pets aren't allowed in these rooms
- There’s a friendly English goldendoodle at the inn, but he’s kept away from guest quarters
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With its smart robin’s egg–blue wood paneling and artfully clipped hedges, this 19th-century farmhouse seduces you before you even reach the front door. The look is the handiwork of husband-and-wife team Eric and Liz Brodar, who coaxed the place into the 21st century over a five-month renovation in 2011. They’ve thought of everything: iPod docks, plush bathrobes, light-flooded public areas that feel like a private home thanks to piles of coffee table books and a roaring fire. Guestrooms feel wonderfully private, with comfy Queen or King beds dressed with Frette linens, potbelly fires (in Suites) and views of the manicured gardens. The hearty, creative three-course breakfast includes salmon eggs benedict with lemon arugula sauce, orange-cardamom French toast, sweet apple crumble and more. The big communal table encourages morning chatter, or you can opt to dine at your own private table.
In the Area
You’re on one of Maine’s most picturesque slices of coast (which is why President Bush senior has his summer house here), so you’re spoiled for diversions. Depending on the season, go whale-watching, eat some fresh lobster, hunt for shells on pristine stretches of sand, or just take the 10-minute walk into lovely Kennebunkport for boutiques, eye-opening galleries and impressive eateries, including laid-back Old Vines Wine Bar. No matter what the season, you can walk, snowshoe and even cross-country-ski Kennebunk’s stunning beaches. Three-mile Goose Rocks Beach is particularly scenic.
How to Get There
We thoroughly enjoyed our 30th anniversary trip to Maine and stay at the Inn at English Meadows. Elizabeth and staff did an excellent job making us feel at home. The breakfast's were excellence and rooms and property kept extremely clean. The hotel is convenient to all local attractions in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Would definitely stay there again.
A Wonderful, romantic few days at this beautiful and comfortable Inn. Elizabeth, the Innkeeper made us feel welcomed our entire stay. Our room was lovely and provided all the amenities we needed. The 3 course breakfast was delicious and creative. Service friendly and accommodating.
The location perfect to experience the best of coastal Maine. We enjoyed 2 great days of kayaking on the two nearby rivers.
Highly recommend The Inn at English Meadows!
We recently spent a weekend at the Inn at English Meadows. What a wonderful place! The innkeeper, Elizabeth, brings warm hospitality and wonderful service to her beautiful inn. Our room was tastefully updated and very comfortable. The bathroom is large with a heated floor. The bed was so comfortable which is not always the case when traveling.
We had a delicious breakfast each morning. All the staff we encountered where welcoming and provided great service.
The setting of the Inn is perfect! Beautiful peaceful gardens out back to spend a relaxing afternoon. And very close (a short walk) to all the action just down the road in town. Additionally, Elizabeth had beach parking passes to lend which was great for a day at the beach.
We had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay at the Inn and would definitely stay here again if returning to the Kennebunkport area in the future.
We had the pleasure of experiencing the exceptional hospitality and location of The Inn at English Meadows. Elizabeth goes above and beyond in every detail. The rooms are immaculate and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious and the afternoon cookies are indulgent! The location is also amazing. Everything is in walking distance, coffee, restaurants, shopping, amazing water views. You really couldn’t ask for more. This was our first visit but it certainly won’t be our last!
My husband and I booked a summer trip to Inn at English Meadows for our babymoon. We were drawn to the property's balance of quaintness and luxury. We opted to stay in the Tack Room, and our expectations were definitely exceeded. With the fireplace and wrap around windows, it felt like we were staying in a tree house! Waking up to the sunrise and open windows was truly the relaxing environment we needed.There was plenty of privacy. The room was appointed nicely with top of the line bath products, cozy bathrobes, and an exceptional shower and heated bathroom tile. I am a nut for cleanliness and this property is by far the cleanest B&B I have ever stayed in - absolutely met my ridiculous expectations for cleanliness. Elizabeth was warm and friendly. She offered great recommendations for a couples massage and places to walk on the beach. Additionally, she gifted us with a thoughtful book for our baby-to-be to memorialize our trip. The breakfast was wonderful and a beautiful way to start our day. There isn't anything I would have changed - and we look forward to coming back in a few years to celebrate parenthood!