Historic lodgings place you at the inns, farms, crossroads where America began
On a drive trip through New England, you could spend about every night at inns or other historic lodgings that hosted real actions in the creation and development of America. You may find good New England fare and generous guest rooms in 18th-century inns on old stagecoach roads of Massachusetts
. You could stay in the shadow of Gilded-Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island
, along the Maine coast
coast, or in a mountain retreat near the birthplace of the commercial ski industry
. Scenes of the American Revolution, the Colonial period, the early Industrial Revolution, and just classic vacation spots loved by generations of families have lodgings with comforts from fireplaces to up-to-date WiFi along with hosts who can tell all the old stories. Fun for children
in your group!
22 High Street
Camden, ME, 04843
Vacationing in an historic building, reminded of a more gracious time
At the Maine Stay Inn in Camden you can close your eyes and imagine yourself back in 1802, when the place was constructed and the region was still part of Massachusetts. Back then there was a dirt road out front when Alden Bass, a direct descendant of John Alden and related to both presidents named Adams, built the place at 22 High Street. Now there is Wi-Fi and some of the quaintly decorated rooms have a TV, but the ambiance harkens back to a more gracious time. The building is the second oldest of 66 listed in the district on the National Register of Historical Places. The impressive main house, gleaming white with dark green shutters, has an attached carriage house, as was the custom at the time, and a four-story barn.
664 US Route 3
Lincoln, NH, 03251
The best vacation traditions are alive and active here
Situated under the gaze of Indian Head Rock in the White Mountains, Indian Head Resort offers guests a vacation that feels so comfortably traditional in all the very best ways. Families with kids enjoy the wholesome fun of swimming, fishing, and paddling under the relaxed gaze of lounging adults. Nearby attractions like Mount Washington Cog Railway and Conway Scenic Railroad have been charming visitors for decades. Dining at the Resort is relaxed and menus feature traditional American favorites. Hikes in Franconia Notch State Park, where the Resort is located, take visitors past stunning views that have captivated generations before them. Accommodations are cozy, with variety from rooms to cottages, and kids evening entertainment calls out traditional favorites, like jugglers and magicians.
277 Main Street - Route 131
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
New England’s Past is Present
America’s past and a rural New England setting stir the soul at this historic landmark Inn. Yankee hospitality, homemade food and comfortable lodgings are just part of the 18th century ambiance. Spacious guest rooms and suites are alive with period antiques and reproductions in the Publick House Historic Inn and adjacent Chamberlain House with the Country Motor Lodge a short walk away through an apple orchard. Rooms offer air conditioning, cable television, private baths, wireless high speed Internet and complimentary toiletries. Traditional and casual Yankee fare from a light lunch to a more hearty meal, specialty drinks and desserts can be savored in the Tap Room and Ebenezer’s Tavern open seven days a week. Stop by for the gifts and goods turned out daily by the 18th century bake shoppe.
22 McKinley Court
Portland, ME, 04109
History beckons while the lodging comforts.
Stay in the heart of Maine’s coastal history from the moment you embark from Portland’s Old Port district on a short voyage across beautiful Casco Bay. The Inn is set on Diamond Cove on Great Diamond Island and astride Diamond’s Edge, formerly an artistic retreat community rich in charm and history. Here is Fort McKinley, constructed in Portland Harbor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to protect Maine's principal city. Select from 44 deluxe guest rooms and suites while the outdoor pool, fitness room and activity center and a short walk to Diamonds Edge Restaurant and the full service marina will keep you moving. For fun and sundries you’ll find the General Store, scenic trails, and Pebble Beach.
113 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI, 02882
History and hospitality meet at this waterfront Victorian Inn
By the middle of the 19th century, Narragansett had become a prominent seaside resort. Quieted during the Civil War, it rose again to rival Newport in elegance and social prestige. It once featured the Narragansett Pier Casino, designed by the most prominent American architectural firm of the era, landscaped by the revered Frederick Law Olmstead, and populated by many of America's most affluent and important citizens. Today, the town and the namesake of the proud Native American tribe is set amidst elm trees and filled with the homes of 19th century whaling captains. In perfect harmony, this historic and Victorian lodging and landmark welcomes you to enjoy its modern amenities and waterfront pleasures on Narragansett Bay, hard by the Atlantic.
1 Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA, 01966
Historic Oceanfront Inn & Cottages
The Emerson Inn by the Sea, Cape Ann’s only grand bed and breakfast hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is a lovely historic waterfront resort with amenities for the perfect vacation, conference or wedding. Appealing to everyone from romantic couples to families and corporate travelers, the inn offers 36 lovely guest rooms, fine dining in The Grand Cafe, and full-service function capabilities. Adjacent cottages reveal ocean view accommodations with amenities for families, small corporate groups or reunions. Following years of renovations, Emerson Inn by the Sea offers today’s vacationers and business travelers a respite with the quality and legacy of America’s finest philosopher.
36 Main Street
Essex, CT, 06426
Where historic ambiance meets excellence in lodging and cuisine
One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn in Essex, Conecticut, opened its doors for business in 1776. For more than two centuries we've catered to overland travelers, sailors, and later yachtsmen. Today Essex' golden era of steamboating is remembered well in our outstanding collection of marine art from the period. Prints by Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co., ship's portraits by James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen, and others, and illustrations by Samuel Ward Stanton and Norman Rockwell cover the walls. Through the later 20th century, dining rooms were expanded and the owners purchased nearby historic propertiesd to offer additional lodging. Today the "Gris" remains the center of a thriving community, offering a unique experience and a comfortable connection to the past.
163 Danforth Street
Portland, ME, 04104
A provocative history lends charm to this Portland lodging
Since 1823, the Danforth inn has played a variety of roles in this beautiful city by the sea. A bootlegger’s hideaway during prohibition, a boarding school, and Episcopal housing with hard luck stories to tell, the Inn has become a glamorous setting special events and memorable times. Guest rooms include a private bathroom, air conditioning, a working fireplace, wireless internet access, premium spa-quality robes, and televisions. Guests enjoy off street parking, full access to the wood-paneled billiard room, the unique rooftop cupola, and hospitality rooms, a deck and a private garden on the upper floors. Savor Southeast Asian cuisine prepared artfully at Tempo Dulu on site and order up a “Jakarta,” the best cocktail in the US according to StarChefs in 2015.
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
Time honored elegance in a classic Back Bay Hotel
Elegance has been its style, while a history rich in name and detail has been its calling card since 1912. Today it holds the AAA Four Diamond Award as a centrally located, Back Bay luxury hotel in the midst of popular historic sites and celebrated boutiques on Newbury Street. Unparalleled comfort and superb amenities blend with the rich colors of the 383 newly renovated and culturally themed guestrooms and suites with high speed internet access, Keurig or espresso coffee maker, LCD flat screen TV, on-demand movie selections and windows that open. Plan a romantic getaway, a wedding, special event or meeting and discover how the times may have changed, but the essence of a great hotel never does.
30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA, 01262
History and romance meet on Main Street Stockbridge
The Red Lion Inn is one of the original Historic Hotels of America and one of the few New England Inns built before 1800 that is still operating. Located at the center of the village of Stockbridge and immortalized in Norman Rockwell's painting, "Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas,” the inn has hosted five presidents and notable figures including Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Cullen Bryant and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Its 125 guest rooms and common areas showcase early American furnishings and china. Amenities include outstanding cuisine, a fitness room, spa, a library and reading room, a wide porch with rocking chairs, a gift shop, and nightly entertainment at the Lion’s Den. Nearby are many of the Berkshires’ popular cultural and outdoor attractions.
297 North Street
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
Architecture and Décor of Past Centuries Saturates Your Senses
Start with a 19th century downtown men’s haberdashery, now on the National Register of Historic Places, and furnish it with re-purposed things of older times, like wheeled garden carts and auditorium chairs, and you have the feel of past ages all around you. The Hotel on North, in the heart of Pittsfield, is surrounded by towns and countryside that has attracted vacationers for more than a century. The past is layered over the boutique hotel as exposed brick walls, hammered tin ceilings, and antiques chosen with an eye to whimsically mixing past and present. Step outside to visit and explore the homes and work places of 19th-century writers, sculptors and art collectors, and you will feel part of the history of a beloved New England region.
95 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
History and the sea meet in this magnificent setting.
Maine holds a special place in New England’s history and lore. And this enchanting resort by the sea near Kennebunkport reflects special elements of each. Established in 1883, Nonantum has maintained its Victorian charm and touches like elegantly appointed rooms, private baths, fine dining and a level of service reminiscent of days gone by. More contemporary amenities bring your stay up to date with free WiFi, a heated pool, recreational activities and always the sea. Lobster tours and fishing excursions that set out daily are for the more adventurous, while sailing and beachcombing top the more leisurely pursuits. There’s even a trolley that will take you from shop to gallery and back to the beach as and when you wish.
16 Bay View Street
Camden, ME, 04843
The Bricks of Maine’s Industrious History Encase This Hotel
Nice thing about New England: visitors feel the presence of local history simply by looking around. Nowhere is this more true than in the Mid-Coast town of Camden, where small boats in the harbor and cool shops and dining in town display the inventive Maine character. The luxurious 16 Bay View Hotel lives this history, situated, as it is, in a restored 1905 industrial building in the center of town. The beauty and spare elegance of the old structure is repeated in exposed brick walls, ironwork balconies, and lots of in-rooms fireplaces. Note that today’s luxuries are well-represented: heated bathroom floors; custom marble showers with body jets; thick, terrycloth bathrobes; Champagne service; Wi-Fi; business computer & printer access. But you will feel old Maine ingenuity all around you.
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588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH, 03854
History and luxury in equal measure.
Peace Treaties and celebrities, distinctive architecture and a century of renown are essential ingredients of this grand New Hampshire Resort, one of only four remaining. Set on New Castle Island, New Hampshires’s oldest settlement, this classic Victorian shut down in the 1980’s only to be distinctively revived in 2003. Stay in graciously appointed guestrooms and suites, most with water views and many with balconies, offer plush bedding, marble baths, radiant heat, bathtubs or glass shower enclosures, living rooms and separate bedrooms with a gas fireplace. Dine fine at the restaurant, Salt, or more casually at the Splash Pool Bar with sweeping views of the Atlantic. Enjoy the nearby ocean beach, fitness center, golf, tennis and the marina, a business center and Wi-Fi. And visit Portsmouth, one of New England’s great cities by the sea.
611 York Street
York Harbor, ME, 03911
Charming Seacoast Lodging at a Historic Southern Maine Coast B&B
The Inn at Tanglewood Hall is a casually elegant 1880s bed & breakfast located in the Gilded Age beach resort of York Harbor. Surrounded by sea breezes, enchanting gardens, fountains and woodlands, this York Historical Society Design Showcase home shows its pedigree in luxurious antique furnishings and adds to them every modern amenity. Spacious and elegantly appointed rooms and suites offer air-conditioning, gas or electric fireplaces, private porches or sitting rooms, refrigerators, ceiling fans, and free Wi-Fi internet access. Stroll along tree lined streets to the Cliff Walk, York’s Fisherman’s Walk, and the Wiggly Bridge. Head out to Harbor Beach or enjoy the sun and surf at Long Sands or Short Sands Beach with Nubble Lighthouse nearby. The historic villages of Portsmouth, Kittery, Ogunquit, and Kennebunkport are within easy reach.
3351 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH, 03860
A carpet king’s vision can be your next destination
Stay at the White Mountain’s foremost example of Victorian rural elegance. Built as the summer estate of carpet baron Erastus Bigelow, this historic lodging offers 16 guest rooms in Manor house, and ten in a wing attached to the Manor with spectacular views of the Moat Mountain Range. Set on 30 pine wooded acres, the site has retained all of the original buildings and looks much as it did a century ago. There are Adirondack chairs and quiet places in the gardens to relax, and a tennis court and heated outdoor pool. Four dining rooms attend the popular gourmet restaurant and the Library Lounge is open for a nightcap by the fireplace. North Conway is your gateway to the area’s major attractions and seasonal recreational activities.
490 Lafayette Road - Route 1
Hampton, NH, 03842
Modern comfort at an historic 1740’s inn
Here’s old world charm and modern comforts. Built in 1740, this historic lodging retains its character and alluring seacoast ambience. Originally home to the Lane family who helped build the seaside town of Hampton, it became a whistle stop on the presidential campaign trail and a gathering place for locals and tourists - traditions that continue to this day. Rooms offer what you’ve come to prefer while traveling today including digital TV with HBO, wi-fi access, refrigerators, and microwaves. The Old Salt Restaurant is a Seacoast legend, famous for its New England clambakes and Sunday brunch, delicious seafood and its revolving list of 18 delicious brews on tap. Nearby are the beaches and the best of this magnificent region.
369 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Relive America’s history – then sleep in.
Celebrate America’s living history and settle in adjacent to the museum at the 10-room Oliver Wight House built in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Charmingly intimate, the rooms here and at the Reeder Family Lodges are all air conditioned and feature free wireless internet, 32" flat-screen cable TVs, iPod/iPad docking stations, coffeemaker and free continental breakfast. Oliver Wright House guests also enjoy queen-sized cherry four-poster canopy beds, embroidered bathrobes and slippers and adjoining room options for large parties. Enjoy a swimming pool, playground, and a great collection of 19th-century toy and game baskets. All reservations come with discounted admission to OSV and there are special packages and discounts available to OSV members and for weddings and other select Village events.
58 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
Luxury and comfort in an historic setting!
The Harbor Light Inn, among the Ten Most Romantic Inns in America, is set in one of America’s Ten Most Beautiful Small Towns. Near the harbor district and the birthplace of the US Navy, the Inn is a composite of two Federalist mansions joined together. Luxurious rooms are equipped with private baths, DVD players and WIFI with fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and additional amenities available for your comfort and pleasure. An extensive continental breakfast buffet is included along with afternoon tea, coffee and cordials. The inn’s own popular Tavern serves fine wines, beers and cordials and local favorites like chowder, crab cakes, shrimp, and grilled panini. Within short walking distance, you’ll find shops, galleries, art organizations, museums and historic buildings and sites and a wide variety of casual and fine dining establishments.
7 Main Street
Middletown, CT, 06457
Boutique lodgings fit sweetly in a 19th-century Main Street home
Built in 1810 as a Main Street residence, the Inn at Middletown recalls an era when the city was an important seaport. And as a boutique hotel, we strive to retain the building's charm and historic character. Our 100 elegantly-appointed guest rooms and suites evoke classic New England living, with colonial-style mahogany furniture and classic gold-framed paintings. In our on-site Tavern at the Armory restaurant, relax by a crackling fireplace as you dine on classic New England fare. The area around our hotel is a wonderful historic setting. We're nestled beside the scenic Connecticut River, surrounded by the charming shops, boutiques and authentic ethnic restaurants that line Main Street. And we're just two blocks from the campus of Weslayan University.
458 Hill Farm Road
Arlington, VT, 05250
Classic, historic and full of country comforts
This classic Vermont bed and breakfast rich in history is set on fifty acres of pristine meadowlands and valley minutes from Manchester’s world-class shopping, dining and cultural sites. The original house was built in 1790 and the Main Inn, built in 1830, has retained its unique character and hosted guests for more than a century. Each room and suite offers beautiful views and private baths. Extras might include separate sitting room, gas stove, flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and luxurious linens. The renovated Farm House accommodates up to eight guests and has a contemporary kitchen. There’s communal space for gathering throughout and beautiful views, outdoor recreation and farm aspects of the property to enjoy. Breakfast is included with each stay.
117 Memorial Boulevard
Newport, RI, 02840
Historic Elegance and Charm Above the Atlantic in Newport
Exceptional service, a scenic promontory above the Atlantic, and elegant reminders of the Gilded Age merge in this historic Newport hotel and landmark. Built in 1870 as a summertime retreat, our hotel in Newport, RI re-opened as The Chanler at Cliff Walk in 2003 with artifacts from its days as a museum now integrated into the current décor. On-site services and thoughtful touches include luxurious ocean and garden view villas and suites with unique decor and modern comforts and amenities. Four exceptional dining settings feature the bounty of New England farms and coasts. House car service, Wi--Fi , valet parking, and yoga on the lawn are complimentary, while Mansion tickets, private tour arrangements, fitness center passes, and the Beach Butler service are available at your call.
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840
90 Years Of History
Hotel Viking, a Newport landmark since opening in 1926, is Newport’s first hotel and a member of the Historic Hotels of America. The hotel is within walking distance of Newport’s Gilded Age mansions, museums and historical attractions. When it opened, Hotel Viking represented hope for the future, not nostalgia for the past despite its architectural connection to Newport’s colonial history. What makes us special is that we’re entrenched in history in part to the famous guests like John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Will Rogers, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and others that have stayed.
30 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA, 01002
Robert Frost Slept Here
While visiting the historical town of Amherst, The Lord Jeffery Inn is the ideal place to stay, centrally located and within easy walking distance to numerous museums and points of interest. The Inn features 49 guest rooms and suites, all recently renovated and each one unique. The extensive renovation added luxurious style while maintaining the historic New England charm and original character of the Inn. Modern conveniences including high speed Internet, HD televisions, pillowtop mattresses with high thread-count linens and private guest bathrooms. A few select rooms have gas fireplaces, sunrooms overlooking the gardens, and suites include sofa beds. When in Amherst, Robert Frost always stayed at the Inn where he found the type of beauty and peace that he always sought out in nature.
81 Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA, 01342
History abounds and comfort surrounds you
Welcoming travelers since 1884, this original, historic inn is at the heart of the mile long Old Main Street in a National Historic Landmark village. Yankee magazine says this is New England’s best 19th-century inn. Homes from the 18th and 19th century; many of them open to the public, line the street, along with working farms that provide much of the produce to our scratch kitchen. Cozy rooms of differing sizes are furnished with antique and period reproductions and comfy reading chairs, with the present-day pleasures of good lighting, earth-friendly amenities, chamois robes, A/C, and television. Enjoy classic favorites with a contemporary twist and local, seasonal produce in the inviting restaurant and tavern with their comfortable seating, fireplaces, and mahogany dining bar. Historic Deerfield abounds in stories from our colonial past, but head off from Deerfield in any direction and you will discover yet more of the history and its stories that surround us.
806 Spencer Pond Road
Beaver Cove, ME, 04617
Rustic Camp Founded in 1901 by Local Woodsman
The rustic, remote Spence Pond Camps welcome guests to a sojourn close to the sounds and sights and smells of unspoiled nature. Fourteen miles from any neighbor, with no electricity but well-stocked with furnishings, wood stoves, a dock, canoes, and hiking trails, the camps celebrate the basics of living near the land. The area was home to Natives, who called Big Spencer Mountain “Sabotowan.” The genesis of the camps happened in 1901, when Mose Duty, a young Maine guide and local trapper and boat builder, began clearing land and felling logs on these grounds to build his first cabin. The present operators, Christine Howe and Dana Black, are both registered Maine Guides who continue a tradition of exploring and protecting the natural habitat.
208 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
History and luxury meet on the alluring Maine Coast
Like many of the New England’s finest inns this magnificent resort is found within landmark buildings. Be transported back to the 19th century when the railroad brought “summer people” to this enviable spot on the Maine coast where the first schooner was built and where architecturally alluring mansions earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Today enjoy the same privacy and comfort of coming “home” to Kennebunkport—with a world of amenities. You’ll enjoy the sea, of course, but also the daily wine events, bicycles for touring, high-speed wireless Internet access, a menu of pillow choices, coffee and tea throughout the day, car service into town, yoga on the lawn, movie screenings, and live music outdoors.
85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
Savor Old Lyme’s historic past in a classic New England Inn
A perfect weekend getaway, this historic inn offers a relaxing escape in a beautiful, New England setting. Every touch is unique in its design and brings to life the original beauty of the Old Lyme Inn estate. Matching modern amenities with traditional charm, each of the thirteen fully-restored guest rooms hold views of the Inn’s historic barn, Lyme Street and the Frances Griswold Museum. Relax with gas fireplaces, flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi and tumbled marble bathrooms with large showers set inside an atmosphere with antique furnishings, custom duvets organic linens, and local artwork. Since 2012, the Inn’s restaurant has become a favorite meeting place for visitors and locals alike, and you can enjoy the finest in jazz at the intimate Side Door Jazz Club.
Lenox, MA, 01240
19th century grace with 21st century amenities
Inventor/Industrialist George Westinghouse had planned for “100 acres of lawn..a velvet plain stretching to the horizon, unbroken, by paths, driveways shrubs, with perhaps only an occasional magnificent tree – an oak, an elm, or a great sycamore on it." On this land he built a late 19th century cottage for his wife, Marguerite. The land would change hands until 1977 when the property claimed its current incarnation, set on the 223-acre estate. The resort features 48 one and two bedroom condominiums with a master bathroom with Jacuzzi, kitchen, dining area, living area, deck, and fireplace. On site and off recreational activities abound as do the historic villages, homes, museums, Inns and taverns nearby - enough to fill a history buff’s curiosity and agenda for a long while.
33 Main Street
Hancock, NH, 03449
History, charm and tradition in a cozy Monadnock Inn
This charming Inn began offering accommodations and meals to travelers in 1789 when George Washington was still in the first year of his presidency. Enjoy centuries old traditions of hospitality and great food, along with modern comforts and amenities. Each room features period-furnishings, some with either gas or electric fireplaces. There are private bathrooms, some with whirlpool tubs and one with a two-person Jacuzzi. The Franklin Pierce Room honors the 14th U.S. President, who attended Hancock Academy while the Noah Wheeler Room honors the Hancock Inn’s builder and first innkeeper. Bu sure to come for the “History Weekends” featuring field trips and dinner speakers to offer a look a look at New Hampshire history courtesy of New Hampshire’s oldest inn.
Mountain View Road
Whitefield, NH, 03598
The story continues in grand style
A proud member of the Historic Hotels of America with the narrative and goods to prove it. The first guests arrived in 1865 and they are still coming to experience rich history and classic New Hampshire hospitality. In any season find an endless array of fun things to do. Stay in elegant and relaxed guest rooms or family sized and friendly suites with separate living rooms and spectacular mountain views. The award winning Tower Spa and Health and Wellness Center will help you relax and rejuvenate. The kids will enjoy the children’s play areas, complimentary activity programs, game room and movie theater. There’s even a working farm to explore. Dine from breakfast through dinner and in between at any of four restaurants offering farm fresh cuisine and casual to fine dining.
707 Kipling Road
Dummerston, VT, 05301
Guests Relax into History at Kipling Home, an Old Sugarhouse and Farmhouse
Five historic properties in Dummerston and Whitingham, Vermont, (19th-century homes, a former sugarhouse, farm house, and carriage house) open themselves to grateful guests because of the preservationist ethic and hospitality of The Landmark Trust USA. The Trust has preserved lands and buildings that hand down stories of literary fame and traditional Vermont industry. A major property is author Rudyard Kipling’s home, Naulakha, and its Carriage House, fully furnished with everything you will need. Visitors also may stay at the 1837 Dutton Farmhouse, the 1802 Amos Brown Farmhouse, or the former Scott Farm Sugarhouse. All are comfortably furnished, include a fully equipped kitchen, and all bed & bath linens are provided; located on ancient, rural properties; and close to hiking, biking, and Vermont cultural activities in world-famous Marlboro and Brattleboro. The Amos Brown and Sugarhouse accept dog guests.
231 River Street
North Adams, MA, 01247
Luxuries and simple comforts in restored 19th century row houses
The 47-room Inn decorated in “granny chic” is directly across the street from the internationally renowned Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Set in newly restored Victorian row houses, it features long verandas, bold outside spaces, and interiors that mix striking, colorful style with homage to the buildings’19th Century heritage. Spaces are filled with retro furniture and collectibles from vintage plates and paint-by-number pictures framed on the walls, to vintage TV lamps. No two rooms are alike and the comforts are everywhere from lofts and/or spiral staircases. separate living rooms, working fireplaces, to private slate floored baths with Jacuzzi, claw foot tubs, and separate shower stalls. There’s complimentary continental breakfast, a heated outdoor pool, fitness center and lobby bar.
5 Pearl Street
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Exemplifying and surrounded by history
As you’ve assumed by the name, the Captain Jefferds Inn, built in 1804, was originally the home of a sea captain, designed for comfort and safe harbor and not just as a roof over his head. As with most large homes of the time, it has a carriage house, now converted into a residence. Innkeepers Erik and Sarah Lindblom also have lovingly restored the main building into to beautifully remind guests of an earlier, gracious period and lifestyle, as sturdy, snug and fit as a sailing ship. The inn is located near the town center of historic Kennebunkport, conveniently situated for informative strolls, where you can learn about the ship-building mecca that became a colorful resort destination a century ago.