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
My husband and I enjoyed a fun and thoroughly relaxing weekend at the Inn at English Meadows. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by innkeeper Elizabeth. The common areas are lovely and there were were fresh-baked cookies (including gluten-free), coffee, tea, and water available.
We chose the Serenity room. It was a peaceful oasis, absolutely immaculate and beautifully appointed. We loved every bit, the gas fireplace, the mini-fridge stocked with bottled waters, the Nespresso machine, the roomy bath and oversized shower with multiple shower heads. The bed and linens were luxurious and comfortable. I haven't slept that well in a long time.
Breakfast was a treat. We were pampered with full wait service and three courses which were perfectly prepared and very tasty. Although the Inn was almost fully booked, there was plenty of seating at breakfast. There was no rush and we felt welcome to linger over our coffee.
The Inn is in a great location. It's close enough to walk to shops, cafes, and restaurants but tucked just far enough away to be off the beaten path. Kennebunk does a Valentine's tribute in February called "Paint the Town Red" and we were so pleased to find most of the shops and galleries open. We had such fun shopping and poking around town.
Elizabeth and her team are sincerely dedicated to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests. We can't wait to return to the Inn this summer.
Spent a lovely weekend at Inn at English Meadows. Room was very comfortable and clean, Bathrooms recently updated. Linens on par with some of the best hotels we've stayed at. Breakfasts were delicious and sizable...easily tides one over through lunch to an early dinner if one so desires. Location is excellent, away from the hustle and bustle of Dock Square but within easy walking distance.
Best of all was the discreet attention of the inn keeper. Elizabeth was charming and helpful! Would definitely stay there again!
This gorgeous B&B in Kennebunk is one of the most beautiful inns I've ever seen. The common areas, bedrooms, and baths are all updated, well appointed, immaculate, and very comfortable. The owner is a wonderful hostess who was born to run an inn like this. The staff we met were very friendly, particularly the head of housekeeping, Derek. The three course breakfast was spectacular. If you happen to go on a strata breakfast day you've hit the jackpot.
The inn is close to down town Kennebunkport, a bustling seaside town even in late December. thee is a lot to see and do year round.
We are frequent guests at the Inn for many reasons; the level of service, room selection, and location.
Elizabeth and her staff are amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay is perfect. The rooms are uniquely decorated with added features including, Nespresso coffee machines, gas fireplaces, and other amenities. My favorite rooms are in the carriage house. The three course gourmet breakfast is always delicious and you can't beat the location. Dining and shops are a short walk from the Inn.
A beautiful inn with the latest amenities, top-notch personalized service, and an excellent location near both shopping and the beach, we are delighted to
highly recommend a stay here. Elizabeth was more than kind. She ensured we had a very relaxing and enjoyable visit, and the breakfast was innovatively delicious. Looking forward to returning soon.