The White Barn Inn

Kennebunkport, New England, United States of America

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  • Wonderful warm and professional service

  • 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

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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.

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Insider's View

Go easy on the lobster rolls during the day because dinner in the romantic surroundings of the historic barn is an indulgent affair.

Make use of the complimentary White Barn Inn bicycles to cycle around Kennebunkport and its surrounding beaches.

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Description

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.

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 throw 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 26 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 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 a lovely addition 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 complimentary bikes or for the more adventurous perhaps some deep sea fishing or a day’s sailing, there is plenty of opportunity for relaxation and exploration.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

Children aged 12 + 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.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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.

Reviews

5

Georgina Robertson (Staff)

With just 23 rooms, this inn really is a charming place to stay. The service you receive here is outstanding with everyone being so welcoming and helpful. Afternoon tea is served in the afternoon and it is really relaxing to enjoy in the lounge area. The Inn is slightly outside of Kennebunkport itself but is within easy reach by just a short walk or cycle ride. I think it makes it more relaxing being able to come out of the town after a day of exploring to your room in this wonderful inn.

Experiences

  • Acadia National Park Biplane Flightseeing Tour

    Take to the skies in a beautifully restored 1930s biplane for a breathtaking flightseeing tour over Acadia National Park!

  • Family-Friendly Marine Life Cruise and Lobstering Experience

    Cruise on a true lobster boat around the Camden Harbor shores for a coastal sightseeing experience like no other! Head out to a remote seal habitat for a wildlife safari before trying your hand at hauling in lobster traps.

  • Farm-To-Table Cooking Class in Coastal Maine

    Experience a hands-on farm-to-table cooking class at a picturesque seaside farm in the Camden countryside.

  • Half-Day Private Whale Watching Tour

    Cruise through the Gulf of Maine on a half-day whale watch adventure in search of whales, dolphins and other local marine life.

  • Private Lobstering Experience

    Today, you will step aboard a private lobstering vessel with a captain and crew and set out on an adventure at sea to pull up traps alongside a real lobsterman!

  • Private Tour of Acadia National Park

    Explore the awe-inspiring and wonderfully diverse Acadia National Park with an ornithologist, field biologist or botanist guide who will provide an incredibly informative tour.

  • Sailing and Wine Tasting in Portland

    Sail across the beautiful Casco Bay whilst sampling and learning about a variety of local wines.

Vacation Ideas

  • The Wonders of Coastal New England

    Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Maine Coast & Acadia National Park

    from $7500 pp 9 nights

    • Visit the famed pristine beaches in Cape Cod
    • Embark on a private vintage motor yactht in Newport
    • Experience a private hands-on lobstering off the Maine Coast

Location & directions

Kennebunkport, New England, United States of America

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.

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