Travel Blogs from Kennebunk
Yesterday I had a meeting with some of the staff with hour exchange Portland (HEP) they are in a state of transition as they move from a heavily funded model with several paid staff to two part time workers running the organisation on 20hrs a week combined. It's a hard time for them and they are still finding their feet about how to its going to work out. As with all the people I've met in Portland the staff ...
... they had never got involved with volunteering was that "no one had asked them" I was discussing this with Stephen when we were going through the software. The following morning when we met to go sailing Stephen told me that the night before he got a call from an emergency services coordinator from Boulder, Colorado. Boulder have had some major rainfall and it's caused some flash floods to crash through the ...
... 12. Geoff and Vida Peters would love New England. 13. Maine seafood is world famous, shellfish thrive due to the mud flats& shelter created by Casco Bay and the surrounding islands. 14. The local government subsidise the cinema so every Tuesday locals can watch a film for $5 15. I could spend a month asking Linda from hOurworld questions& only scratch the surface of her knowledge on community ...
Today I went out on Stephen and Louisa's boat. It was glorious, I wore my anchor vans and hoisted the main sail twice! The weather here is prone to change. As Louisa and Stephen said "if you don't like the weather wait a minute" Here are two pics of the same shot of the harbour, one with heavy fog and one clear ...
... development. He even showed me his mobile android app version of the website and I made a suggestion which will now be included in the software! Go Peters! Over lunch Stephen took me to the harbour where his boat is moored at one of his favourite spots for some seafood. The food was seriously good (see latest food pervert section for pics!) Chatting to Stephen it seems my contact with him has come at the same time as ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kennebunk Inn
We booked this room upon recommendation (and wedding rate) to attend a wedding on August 25.
Stayed at this Inn in August 2006 for a wedding. There is a sign on the hotel saying something about being founded in 1799 and it definitely shows its age. We stayed in a room with one king bed and the room was probably 10 by 10 if that with a bathroom not big enough for two people to stand in. Room and bathroom were clean. Our room faced a gas station and route 1 so it was very noisy. Free breakfast was the biggest disappointment - juice, coffee, cereal and some unidentified pastry was all they had. And of course they also had some peaches... with flies all over them.
We recently had a great stay at The Kennebunk Inn. They are in the process of rennovating and we had a room with a brand new Kingsize bed with wonderful crisp white sheets and fluffy pillows. They even double sheeted the comforter like they do in fancier hotels! Our bathroom had yet to be be redone but it was clean and had plenty of towels and toiletries. The continental breakfast included great strong coffee, homemade scones and banana bread, fresh fruit , juices and Cheerios. They have local newspapers and even the NY Times to read. We took advantage of the Pub for dinner one night. Reasonable, interesting dishes. We also took advantage of their "Stay and Dine" package and had a great meal in their main restaurant... Yummy lobster potpie, wonderful chocolate desserts. They even give AAA discounts. It is a great place to stay in this area if you are on a budget. We will definitely return.
Not at all worth the cost
We stayed at this inn and found the beds (if you call thin foam on top of a boxspring a bed) uncomfortable. The breakfast is poor, and the noise horrible. With no one on the staff willing to deal with 1:30AM to 3:30AM noise makers the paper thin walls and doors and thin floors above little rest can be had. (Probably no one care about our complaints because that where the staff stay). The food is fine but the rooms are not well looked after--and not an important part of the place.
From the outside, the Kennebunk Inn in Kennebunk Maine, looks like a charming old inn. Well, it's old, but the charm has faded long ago along with the carpets, paint, and wallpaper. We've stayed in B&Bs/hotels all over the world, and while this was not the worst one, it certainly needs a lot of TLC. We booked it based on the reviews in a Maine guidebook, and if hadn't been the last two nights of our trip, we would have made other arrangements after the first night. Bathroom floor was dirty, wallpaper peeling, overhead exposed pipes filthy...you get the picture. The food was ok, but nothing near what you'd expect from culinary institute graduates. What a disppointment. If you travel to the other end of the coast, try the Peacock House in Lubec....also old, but with true charm at a fraction of the cost, and hosts who care about your comfort.
Best dinner we've ever had!
We have had wonderful meals from Chicago to San Francisco to New York...Kennebunk Inn beats everything we have had. From appetizers to desserts the fine dining at the KI is the best. The rooms are charming and quite comfortable. But the dining room cannot be missed. We have eaten there multiple times and look forward to it for months before our arrival. Typically our party will order several different offerings during each course, just to sample them all...Yum! Can't say enough about this place. Most affordable gourmet cuisine in the U.S.
July 28 Review is Nonsense
The scathing review of July 28, 2005, is terribly unfair, written I'm sure by someone with a hidden agenda. Yes, there are a few spots that need some paint and some corners with tired carpeting. But there were no "misquitos", no bugs, and the "crossaints" were warm and tasty, my room and linens clean, with fresh wallpaper, very friendly helpful staff. The dinners were excellent and the bar cozy and convivial. For $85 in season, it was a great value.
Nice exterior, but that's about it. It's sad, I've heard such great things about this place, and we were greatly disappointed.
Peeling paint on the bathroom walls.
Bathtub rocked horribly.
AC leaked a huge puddle onto the hardwood floors.
Really bland and expensive food.
What a dump
I would advise anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in Kennebunk Maine to avoid this one at all costs. The place is a dump. The rooms have wallpaper falling off the walls, infested with bugs, misquitoes, and they do not clean the beds. The hallways are dark and dreary and the rooms are very hot despite an air conditioning attempt. The outside looks nice but don't be fooled. The continental breakfast looked terrible. A joke compared to other bed and breakfasts we've stayed in. Warm melon and stale crossiants. To top it off, and to add insult to injury, they put in the book about the hotel that is left in the room that "they envision updating the bedrooms". I wish they said that on the website before I booked! Avoid this dump at all costs.
Excellent culinary experience and hospitality
The Kennebunk Inn, under new ownership and management, is quickly becoming known as a great place to visit in that part of Maine. It offers an excellent and affordable place to stay and eat; this kind of combination is typically hard to find. I have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff, the creative and excellent culinary offerings, and the delightfully decorated rooms. The Inn is offering new and innovative programs, so I highly recommend that you check it out and think seriously about staying there during your upcoming vacation.