Kennebunkport Maine Hotels

If you have not received a personal invitation to stay at the George Bush Mansion, you probably would like to find a room at a Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast. Fortunately, the bed and breakfast concept is a major staple in the Kennebunkport Maine lodging industry. As such, there are many to choose from.

The advantages to staying at a Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast are many. Not only will you be treated to a delicious morning meal, in some cases, this type of Kennebunkport Maine lodging gives you a chance to step into the Wayback Machine and travel back in time to New England’s early history. Let’s visit the Waldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast, named after the great uncle of one of New England’s native sons, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Uncle Waldo constructed this colonial style Kennebunkport inn in 1753.

You enter this unique Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast through the 245 year old Keeping Room. In the Carriage House, you will find the Mainely Quilts and Gift Shop, where you can purchase heirloom quilts and wall hangings, examples of which are featured in the charmingly quaint guest rooms of this lovely Kennebunkport inn. The breakfast room has remained unchanged since it was built in the year that George Washington was inaugurated. A scrumptious three-course breakfast is served each morning. The Waldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast is the oldest remaining Kennebunkport inn. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Great food, beautiful décor and fine New England hospitality characterized this Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast.

If you are interested in Kennebunkport Maine lodging at one of the historic hotels, take a look at the Colony. Its history begins in 1870, when four distinguished gentlemen from Arlington, Massachusetts traveled to Kennebunkport Maine to purchase land for the construction of a summer resort. While dining in the Village of Saco, a man named Enoch Cousens of Kennebunkport overheard their discussion and suggested that they follow him to the port where he showed them acres of high ground along the ocean. In 1873, this land would become the home of the Ocean Bluff, which would eventually become the Colony Hotel.

At first, this Kennebunkport inn was a four–story wooden structure that was capable of providing rooms for 200 guests. The rate was $3 nightly for this Kennebunkport Maine lodging experience. Today, the Colony Hotel has remained its old fashioned exterior, as well as its historic charm. It was one of the pet-friendly hotels in Kennebunkport Maine that is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America.

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