The inn is located just three short blocks from the commercial center of Kennebunkport, Dock Square. There a guest may find small art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, gift shops, and lots of “Kodak” moments. The Kennebunk River splits the area in two and there are great sights of lobster boats, pleasure boats, and tourist cruise ships crowded around the wharves on the river.
Within two miles of Dock Square, Kennebunkport is the quintessential Maine coastal fishing village of Cape Porpoise. Lobster boats and brightly colored buoys dot Cape Porpoise harbor, seaworn lobster traps are heaped high on the fish pier reaching toward the sky where sea gulls whirl crazily overhead in the afternoon sun.
Two other important attractions within 5 miles of the Port are the Laudholm Farm National Estuary Reserve and the Rachael Carson Wildlife Preserve. Both of these nature areas provide you with scenic vistas, wooded hiking trails, and a peaceful opportunity to see wildlife.
Of course, a trip to Kennebunkport is not complete without a trip out “Ocean Ave” to view the rock-bound coastal vistas, the shingle-style “summer” cottages and President George Bush’s family compound.
Three Most Popular Attractions
- President George Bush’s home: 3 minutes from the inn
- Kennebunk Beach: 5 minutes from the inn
- LL. Bean in Freeport Me: 45 minutes north of the inn
Most Popular Day Trip
Traveling up the coast from Kennebunkport with a stop at LL. Bean and then traveling down one of the many peninsulas to view the rocky coast and seeing one of the many lighthouses that dot the southern coastal area.