1802 House B&B
What We Love
- A daily three-course gourmet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Pure romance: Many rooms have fireplaces, and tubs or showers built for two
- The inn is a short stroll from Dock Square's shops, restaurants and galleries
What To Know
- 1802 House is intimate, with only six guestrooms
- Late sleepers, take note: Checkout is at 10:30 a.m.
- Children 12 and under are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Just a short stroll from Kennebunkport’s shops, restaurants and galleries on Dock Square, the 1802 House was one of the town’s first inns. The look is homey through and through, with a communal dining room (where a hearty three-course breakfast is served each morning), a lobby flanked by comfy armchairs and a cast iron fireplace, and just six guestrooms. No two of the 410-square-foot rooms are alike, but all include the same mod cons: flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, free WiFi and air conditioning. And many come equipped with romantic four-poster beds, fireplaces and baths or showers built for two.
In the Area
For local fare try nearby Old Vines, an Old World–meets–New World wine bar and lounge housed in a renovated barn, or Federal Jack’s, a riverfront brewpub that’s the birthplace of Shipyard beers. For a dose of retail therapy, hit all the boutiques and specialty shops in Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Dock Square. Few museums have as stunning a location — or view — as the oceanfront Ogunquit Museum of Art, which houses a distinguished permanent collection of American art, including works by Marsden Hartley and Rockwell Kent.
How to Get There
We headed to ME in a Nor'easter storm and used our phone to find lodging! We were lucky with our choice of staying in the Camden Room at the 1802 House B&B. Eileen and Carl were super hosts and the breakfasts were colorful and delicious, highlighting local fare. Downtown Kennebunkport was a 10-min walk away, so we took advantage of getting some exercise when the rains left the area. If you love quaintness, calmness, , closeness to ocean and town center, and browsing antique shops, this is THE place! We will definitely return to the 1802 House B&B in our NE travels!
We stayed for two nights in the B&B and loved it. The owners are great hosts and the Inn was very nicely decorated and super clean. My gluten-free diet needs were accommodated and the breakfast served was something like you would expect in a five-star hotel.
The location is perfect and just a short walk to the downtown area.
We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to others.
We only had a day in Kennebunkport and were very pleased with this inn as our lodging. We had a nice walk to town and dinner. The breakfast was amazing and our hostess was very pleasant and helpful. If your preferred lodging is B&B’s this is a nice choice, very comfy & cozy with a historic feel to it. It was the perfect choice for us.