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
Wonderful stay from beginning to end! Host Teri welcomed us showed us to our tastefully decorated and well appointed room giving us time to settle in before serving a welcoming cup of English tea with delicious home made choc chip cookies. She then gave insightful advice - supplemented by maps and guides - on things to do and places to eat in Kennebunkport and Portland. Breakfasts served in the spacious airy dining area were delightful. Fresh coffee was available from 7.30, full breakfast served at 9 consisted of local fresh fruit juices, fresh fruit and granola plate, hot dish (eg cheese and mushroom omelette with bacon) toast and homemade jam. Teri was attentive but unobtrusive throughout.
In summary an excellent experience in a lovely home in a pleasant semi rural setting only a ten minute walk (three minute drive) from centre of Kennebunkport with good choice of eating places and shops. Host Teri had paid great attention to the details that make a stay special. She was knowledgable and attentive and made us feel very much at home.
A very quaint, pretty Inn beautifully situated and only a short walk into the very picturesque coastal town of Kennebunkport. We received a very warm friendly welcome from the owners of the Inn Teri and Roger and throughout our stay they couldn't have been more attentive and helpful. The Inn is beautifully decorated, with great attention to detail and it is maintained to a very high standard. Our room was immaculate, very comfortable, and the fireplace made it very cosy. Served in a sunny dining room, breakfast was very tasty, beautifully presented and great consideration was given to any dietary requirements. We also enjoyed being able to help ourselves to beverages and home baked treats throughout the day and evening. We would highly recommend staying at this lovely Inn.
Teri is a very welcoming innkeeper whose inn is immaculate. It was decorated so festively for Christmas. Our room was welcoming with a gas fireplace. The breakfasts were delicious and Teri was very knowledgeable about the area. And best of all, given it was Christmas Prelude weekend, it was a 10 minute walk to Dock Square. I will definitely come back again.
Stayed here in September as part of a tour of New England. After the hustle and bustle of a Boston this was a peaceful, comfortable retreat. Situated within 10 minutes level walk of Kennebunkport town. Teri was a wonderful host and we had the best breakfasts here than we had in the rest of our two week tour. We have now managed to repeat the Courgette (zucchini) Frittata successfully at home but are having to keep experimenting with the blueberry, pomegranate and yoghurt smoothie. After nearly two months back home the experience still stays with us! It will exceed your expectations. Highly recommended.
Teri was the hostess with the mostest.. we found the B&B very comfortable and the hospitality delightful.. Breakfast was definitely gourmet.. location is great, walk to town.. would highly recommend.. 😄