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 stayed at the Inn after dropping off our kids at Camp. The room was just as nice as we had seen on the web page, perhaps even better. The owners were extremely attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about nearby restaurants and other places to visit. Breakfast was a delicious feast each morning! One of the days the weather was miserable but the accommodations were so cozy that we actually enjoyed spending most of the morning at the Inn. We definitely plan to return next time we are in Maine.
This is a lovely site, with great attention to all the little things that make a stay so pleasurable. Nespresso machines, fresh baked cookies (two kinds!) every afternoon, outstanding breakfasts, and quiet, peaceful, beautifully landscaped setting make for a really memorable visit. We had a problem with our in-room fireplace, and the owner graciously offered us a price reduction as compensation at the conclusion of our stay. This is the first time we have stayed here, and we would highly recommend it.
We spent 3 days at English Meadows. Elizabeth, the owner, was as kind and gracious a host as could be. All the rooms we entered were beautiful and very clean. The breakfasts were truly amazing. The 3 course breakfasts Elizabeth served were different each day and delicious. The coffee was wonderful. Elizabeth even let me buy a pound! The house itself is in a great location, away from the hubbub of downtown, yet within easy walking distance. Cookies in the evening. A new carafe of ice water each day. We will be going back.
We simply have to give this a top review, Elizabeth the owner is very friendly and accommodating. On arrival, there was coffee and cookies waiting for us and the decor in the large room is well done. There is a pleasant lounge downstairs with fresh coffee and the breakfasts are imaginative and delicious.
I cannot fault this accommodation and fully recommend it!
This beautiful inn is the perfect combination of charmingly Maine and luxuriously comfortable. Elizabeth, the owner, has clearly thought carefully about what her guests might need and provided it in a tasteful, high quality way. (In room gourmet coffee, insulated nighttime water bottles, beach bag with towels, lovely bath products, fine linens and much more) The breakfasts are gourmet and healthy.
Don’t miss this one!