The White Barn Inn
Maine, New England
The utterly charming White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport village offers award-winning luxury accommodation, an exceptional restaurant and indulgent spa only minutes away from Maine's pristine sandy beaches.
At a Glance
Wonderful warm and professional service
Award winning chef Johathan Cartright's incredibly indulgent cooking
Kennebunkport is a quaint but sophisticated village with a wide choice of cafes and restaurants and one-off boutiques
Ask the hotel to pack a picnic and drive to one of Maine's glorious beaches
A romantic retreat where it's all about rest, relaxation and indulgence
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The White Barn Inn or take a look at our itineraries to New England
The White Barn Inn is an award winning hotel, restaurant and spa that has been a landmark of Kennebunk for the past 150 years. A longstanding weekend favorite of well-healed East coasters, Kennebunk and Kennebunk Port make up the ‘Kennebunks’, known for their marvelous white sandy beaches, the freshest seafood shacks and pure New England charm.
The hotel is nestled a stone's thrown from the golden beaches of Kennebunk The Inn is a spoiling kind of place, where accommodations are beautifully appointed, and a bountiful breakfast and afternoon tea is all included in your stay. The restaurant is one of Maine’s most talked about, with a creative, seasonal menu, making the most of the Atlantic catch.
With just 27 rooms, guests can choose from rooms in the main house, cottages or garden rooms. Rooms in the main house offer luxurious contemporary furnishings and modern lines. Garden rooms come with their own fireplaces and forest views, whereas Junior Suites offer King Beds, double-sided log burning fire and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Alternatively if it’s a spectacular view you are after then the waterfront Wharf Cottages with their own private patio areas looking onto a breath-taking panoramic view of the river and across to Kennebunkport village are the ones to choose.
The highly acclaimed White Barn Inn Restaurant overseen by Jonathan Cartwright occupies two 19th Century converted barns and features an enchanting piano bar and exclusive dining option in the wine cellar. The restaurant is renowned for its exquisite European inspired New England cuisine, outstanding service and its locally sourced seafood. Reservations here are highly recommended especially during the summer months and on weekends.Other exceptional dining options in Kennebunk include The Cape Arundel Inn, Grissini’s, On the Marsh and Hurricane.
The spa is offers a blissful haven for guests of White Barn Inn. Treatments make the most of locally grown herbs and soaker tubs and couples treatment suites make for an indulgent spa visit.
As for the Kennebunks, whether you fancy swimming in the ocean, whale watching, a leisurely afternoon of golf, taking advantage of the Inn's complementary bikes and kayaks or for the more adventurous perhaps some deep sea fishing or a day’s sailing, there is plenty of opportunity for relaxation and exploration.
White Barn Inn offers a range of rooms, suites and cottages in either the Main House, The Garden or at The Waterfront. Rooms are complete with fresh flowers and fruit, plush robes, plasma televisions and Molton Brown toiletries. Accommodation in the Main House is within close proximity to the spa and the restaurant. Rooms at The Garden are near the pool and have lovely views of the gardens and wooded area. The Waterfront cottages are located in a private compound near Kennebunk River. Their waterfront patios have wonderful views of the river and they are only a short walk away from the main hotel area.
Children are most welcome to come and stay at The White Barn Inn. The Loon Cottage is a good choice of accommodation if you are traveling as a family as it sleeps up to four people. A babysitting service can be arranged upon request for those that require it.
White Barn Inn is home to a flagship restaurant where you can enjoy a five star dining experience. The restaurant is located in two converted barns giving it a rustic atmosphere. Award-winning chef, Jonathan Cartwright creates fabulous dishes using the best of Maine and New England's ingredients. The small but luxurious spa at White Barn Inn offers a range of massages, facials and beauty treatments to please the mind and body.
The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool and tennis can be arranged nearby.
The area of Kennebunkport will certainly keep you busy during your stay at White Barn Grace With its pristine beaches, rocky coastlines, quaint villages and rich history, there is something for everyone. The museums and art galleries are full of history and culture, Dock square is brimming with charming shops, whale watching is always a fun activity and if you just want to relax, head to the idyllic beaches.
Location & Directions
Maine, New England
The White Barn Inn is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood of the charming coastal village of Kennebunkport, Maine. Its waterfront cottages are in a separate location overlooking the picturesque Kennebunkport River.
When to go
The best time to visit Maine is late spring, summer and early autumn when Fall brings its glorious colors. Weather is severe and snow very intense in winter and early spring or late autumn. Most of Maine is under snow all over this period. Cold spells affect Maine from the end of October till late Spring.