Victorian Gem A review of Bufflehead Cove Inn
My husband and I discovered this very special bed and breakfast many years ago and have made it a regular event in our summers. Located on the Kennebunk River, this beautiful sea captain's Victorian home is a piece of New England at its best. From the moment you step onto the long veranda looking out at the Kennebunk River you feel as if you have stepped back in time to a period of history when Kennebunkport was a major shipbuilding community.
There is something about the inn that makes you relax immediately. And though the original charm of the era has been maintained , the real credit goes to the proprietors, Harriet and Jim Gott. They truly make you feel as if you are a friend who has come to visit.
Throughout your stay you can't help but notice the thought put into everything. The inn is spacious with a large livingroom focussed on a lovely fireplace where guests share a glass of wine and h'or deuvres in the evenings. If you are there in the summer, breakfast is often served at private tables on the veranda or on the landing directly above the river (weather permitting). On cloudy days the gracious dining area is used with all guests seated family style. And the breakfasts are superb. Jim was a former professional cook so you are in for a treat. Harriet and Jim love to travel in the "off-season" and many times the menu includes dishes they have discovered abroad.
What strikes most guests seems to be the complete attention to detail. Each suite is decorated around a concept. We have stayed in 3 of the 5 rooms and each was like a little haven. Our favorite is the balcony room because we love the artwork. In most rooms, local artists have done wall paintings or tiles to match each theme.
And though you are only a short distance from local beaches, galleries, shops, restaurants and everything else the bustling village of Kennebunkport has to offer, in the inn you have complete quiet and seclusion.