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 spent three nights at the Inn at English Meadows. Elizabeth is a gracious, welcoming host. The Inn is tastefully decorated, warm and inviting. Our room (#7) was spacious with a king bed. The sitting areas are comfortable with coffee and soft drinks available. Our breakfasts were wonderful. Coffee available every morning at 7:15 am - great! Look forward to the butternut squash/sausage hash with eggs. We'll be back on our the next visit to southern Maine.
The tlyle says it all. The Inn at English Meadows was joint top of our stays during our 3+ weeks tour of New England in September and October 2019.
Elizabeth is a superb host, the staff are very professional and friendly, the rooms lovely and the breakfast is great. The location is very good too: just far enough from the centre to be quiet but near enough to walk.
Pretty close to perfect,
Everything was just lovely and thoughtfully done. I love the fresh decor and the areas where you can sit with a book or a glass of wine, both indoor and out. Comfortable room, really nice soaps and lotions. I was so happy with everything, AND THEN, I had breakfast! Homemade coffee cake muffin, broiled pineapple with shaved coconut, and the lightest, fluffiest waffles with ham and cheese baked in with maple syrup. It felt so luxurious and also comfortable and relaxing. Elizabeth the innkeeper is so sweet and friendly. She also really knows the area and gave us great recommendations. Lastly, I loved the location. Just a few short blocks from the center of Kennebunkport. Her location is nice an quiet and I love having a nice walk after dinner.