The White Barn Inn

37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME, USA

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18
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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
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Hotel Description

The White Barn Inn is one of America's finest country house hotels, a rustic and intimate inn (and now, a cottage compound) down by the waterfront in the Atlantic coast town of Kennebunkport, Maine. This is a town perhaps best known outside of the Northeast as a presidential summer home, but long before the elder Bush first arrived, it was a popular hideout for the Yankee aristocracy.

And even the name is a bit of classic Northeast understatement — it sounds a bit more rough-edged and rustic than it actually is, although the restaurant (more on that later) is, truthfully, a 140-year old white clapboard barn. The hotel's look is more English manor house than Pilgrim settlement, though it's not a strict period piece: rooms in the new addition come with flat-screen TVs, and many rooms and suites feature other welcome (if anachronistic) details, such as granite and marble bathrooms with oversized whirlpool tubs.

Kennebunk Beach is less than a quarter mile away, but Parson's and Goose Rocks beaches are more private, and well worth the trek. The town is full of antique dealers, book shops, art galleries and museums, and there are a number of fine restaurants, but truthfully they pale next to the White Barn — the restaurant is the hotel's focal point, and is internationally known, possibly New England's finest. The list of awards the White Barn has won is truly exhaustive, and would be exhausting to read; suffice to say your dinner will be one you will not soon forget.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 25 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

To secure a reservation we require a 100% advance deposit (from May 22nd to October 25th) and 50% advanced deposit (from October 26th to May 21st), or if booking a single night stay 100% deposit is required year round. Deposits on all reservations must be secured with a credit card. Our cancelation policy is of 7 days (between October 26th and May 21st) and 14 days (between May 22nd and October 25th). Please note that you are fully obliged for your entire stay, even though your advanced deposit may only represent a portion of it and with this you agree that we may charge your credit card with the remaining portion. Our check-in age is 21 and over.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

To secure a reservation we require a 100% advance deposit (from May 22nd to October 25th) and 50% advanced deposit (from October 26th to May 21st), or if booking a single night stay 100% deposit is required year round. Deposits on all reservations must be secured with a credit card. Our cancelation policy is of 7 days (between October 26th and May 21st) and 14 days (between May 22nd and October 25th). Please note that you are fully obliged for your entire stay, even though your advanced deposit may only represent a portion of it and with this you agree that we may charge your credit card with the remaining portion. Our check-in age is 21 and over.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

Map