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 so enjoyed our stay at 1802! Very comfortable and the hospitality was outstanding! It was our first time to Kennebunkport and the location was perfect!
The breakfast was delicious and we were greeted with homemade cookies!
And for that reason we have waited until we have had more experience before reviewing.
So we waited until we had experienced others before reporting.
This was an exceptional experience. Our room, can't remember the number, was small, but had been advertised as such so no complaints. Very comfortable, and so many thoughtful touches at many stages.
Perhaps it is the owner's marketing background that gives her such attention to detail, but we felt cared for the whole time, whether it was advice on what to do or where to eat or the excellent breakfast or just the great cookies as we passed through the hall.
She does it right.
Clean comfortable inn with great breakfasts.
Hospitable and caring innkeeper. Attentive and helpful.
Charming yet modernized.
Very well located and can walk to downtown Kennebunkport. We would go back in a heartbeat.
Only stayed one night but we would have loved to stay more. Even before we arrived, our hosts sent out a welcoming email with dining suggestions and offering any assistance in arranging plans or reservations. The B&B was clean, cozy and the room had everything we needed. Downtown Kennebunkport was within walking distance. The breakfast was wonderful and capped off an enjoyable stay. Thank You for your hospitality.
The owners are wonderful and do everything to make your visit a success. I stayed in a lovely room with four poster bed and fireplace. The bed was comfortable and the room really had character. The breakfasts were wonderful. Delicious frittatas, muffins, fruit cups, fruit juice and good coffee. After all that food, I was able to take a five mile walk along the ocean and got a peak of the Bush summer estate on the point. A truly memorable visit.