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I'll fess up immediately with the admission that I am a fussy, demanding traveller. I am willing to pay, but better feel like it was worth it. And the Captain Jefferds Inn is absolutely worth every penny!
The location is excellent; on a pretty, quiet side street, but within walking distance to harbor square. The house itself and the grounds are gorgeous. Our room was very large, spotlessly clean, and nicely decorated. In the room, the inn provides fluffy robes, a nightcap, overflowing bowls of chocolates, and plenty of towels. It's these little touches that many inns don't provide and that, in addition to the service, take an inn from OK to fantastic.
Speaking of service, the staff at the Captain Jefferds Inn were wonderful. During our 3 day stay we spent several hours chatting to both Michelle and Steve, who were always around to help with restaurant recommendations, directions, ideas for a rainy day, or just have a chat over some cider. When we checked in, Michelle took us quickly through the whole inn, explained everything we needed to know about breakfast times, afternoon tea, staff hours, and so on. The staff here is genuinely helpful and friendly, without ever being intrusive or insincere.
Breakfast here was delicious every day. It is served in the dining room with candlelight, crystal and fine china. The *only* thing I would caution against is that one day, we were served only fruit, coffee cake, and berry pancakes. These were all delicious, home made gourmet foods, but if you are someone who needs protein with a meal you should make sure to let someone know the evening before. They are more than happy to accommodate you, and sometimes of course the breakfast includes protein anyway. But if you can't eat just sugars in the morning, make sure you check what's on the menu in advance.
One other minor, but very noticeable, amenity that makes the Captain Jefferds Inn stand out above all others. When afternoon tea is set out, it is, firstly, plentiful, and secondly, left out for the rest of the day. So many times I have stayed in inns that claim to provide afternoon tea and then put out a few stale cookies for a firm 20 minutes before packing everything up. Too bad if you're out for the day and wanted a cup of coffe upon your return! Once I stayed at an inn where the advertised afternoon tea was not served at all, and when I asked about it, I was told they don't put it out unless someone specifically asks!! At the Captain Jefferds Inn, the drinks and snacks were refreshed several times, and once it was set out in the afternoon it was all available right up until late at night. The hot mulled cider was the best I've ever tasted. Again, these are the little differences that add to the guests enjoyment - the flexibility, the attitude of truly wanting to pamper your guests.
An added bonus - all of the other guests at the Inn were friendly. We shared the breakfast table with some wonderful people from all over the world. My only disappointment is that coming from the West Coast, my dog could not join us. If I could take my dog, we'd have stayed a month!!
They usually require more than one night; however, they had a cancellation for the only night we were going to be there. It was the smallest room in the Inn, but...it was simply wonderful! Cosy, with robes, candy, fresh flowers & nightcap liqueurs. Wonderful beds & linens. Would go there gladly again!
Pretty close to a perfect place
Certainly one of the best B&Bs we've ever stayed in. Nicely decorated room, very clean and with all the charming details. Absolutely delicious breakfast. (Even took home the recipe.) We've never met a nicer, more accomodating staff. The location couldn't be better. Once you check in, you can leave your car in the parking area and walk to most places. Can't say enough about what a wonderful place the Captain Jefferds Inn is. You do need to be aware that they allow people to bring their dogs. Although we didn't bring our dog, we had plenty of fun meeting other guests and their dogs. Will definitely be going back and highly recommending the Captain Jefferds Inn.
A real gem of a place to stay and dog friendly
The Captain Jefferds Inn is a real fine. The guest rooms, common areas in the main mansion, and the grounds are meticulously maintained. We stayed in the Brandywine room. The room was spotless and spacious. The furnishings were elegant and yet comfortable. There is a very comfortable king size bed. The bathroom was very large and well laid out.
We had our two Bichons with us and we were delighted at the special treatment they received. There was a nice doggie welcome sack in the room upon our arrival. Our dogs were permitted to sit under the elegant dining room table during our morning breakfasts. The Inn's owner is a retired vet and he was able to recommend a very capable vet when one of our dogs had an ear problem.
The rooms of the inn are very elegantly appointed. Each of these has comfortable areas for reading or just enjoying the paper with morning coffee. Breakfast is served in two sittings. The first one tends to be in the dining room and the second is outside if the weather permits.
We enjoyed this place immensely and hope to stay at the Inn again.
Beyond our expectations.
We agree with all the steller reviews. We would choose this Inn as our vacation destination in the future, as we could not imagine staying anywhere else. The rooms are unique, as each room has it's own insperation. We have stayed in two very different rooms and the feeling you leave with is like going to a new location of the world each time.
The breakfast is to die for as are the linens. If we didn't have to get to our amazing breakfast we may have just stayed in our room all day. The location is perfect for getting to all the shops, restuarants and the local sights.
A must visit.
At the recommendation of friends who are in the know about Kennebunkport, we have stayed at the Captain Jefferds Inn, twice in fact. It is an absolutely wonderful B&B; they pay attention to EVERY detail. Rooms are authentic and beautifully decorated; great linens; comfortable (and very new) bathrooms. The breakfasts are over the top; a great treat. You will also enjoy the community areas of the home which are very open and airy, and find that the owners are very accommodating. You will LOVE the Captain Jefferds Inn, guaranteed. PS when you are in K-B don't miss out on having a lobster dinner at Mabels! Katie
Well worth a visit!
If you are going to Kennebunkport I feel this is a great choice to stay! Go for it! I had a lovely stay here. Good locations and nicely decorated rooms, and delicious breakfast.
We would love to visit again
The service was excellent and the breakfasts were delicious. It was my first time at a B and B and my husband and I enjoyed the experience very much. The inn is located just a couple of blocks from town which is very convenient. The rooms were beautiful. We are even talking about our next visit there. Enjoy!
My favorite place
I have stayed at The Captain Jefferd's Inn several times and each time it was wonderful. The rooms are beautiful, the finest linens and service second to none. The breakfast is amazing! It is a magical place and we can't wait to return.
It's all in the details
I have vacationed in Maine for the past 13 years, and Captain Jefferds is more than I can put into words. They pay attention to every detail,and every need you have, and they do it with compassion for their guests. I decided to try somewhere else this past year and left my vacation in tears, and wished I had stayed at the Captain Jefferds.
The breakfast is amazing. The rooms are gorgeous and the staff takes great measures to make sure your stay is wonderful. I will only stay here from now on, and may try to have my wedding there. Thank you Dick and Jane
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