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Bufflehead Cove Inn

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20 Bufflehead Cove Lane, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Worksop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We booked 2 nights at Bufflehead Cove before flying home to the UK following a 2 week trip around northern Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. From the moment we turned off the main road and meandered up the lane I knew we'd made the right choice. The inn is right on the river, we turned up around 4:30pm and were... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

I remember the three of us standing out there watching the silly ducks. I dread the day a guest with a possible duck phobia arrives at feeding time. Luckily the feedings only happen in the early morning and then late afternoon. I loved all your descriptions of your room and the inn. Thank you for the kind words and I... More 

cumbria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We loved this B & B on our first visit to Maine 3 years ago, and had to stop here again, on this holiday. We booked the Garden Room and found it to be everything we expected, from this great inn. Erin and Harriet are great hosts and go out of their way to make you stay enjoyable. The inn... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Anthornbob, I apologize for delaying in responding to your nice review. I think the colder fall days are slowing me down! Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad you like the Garden room. It's our only room that doesn't have a water view, but it's privacy is nice. Please don't wait another 3 years before you... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed at the Bufflehead 14 years ago and felt it was 5 stars. Our stay in September confirmed our rating. Our room was large and had all the amenities. We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the fishermen and boaters. Breakfast was gourmet. Wish we could have stayed more than one night.

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hi PPaul2, Please don't wait another 14 years to revisit Bufflehead! We enjoyed having you here again and thank you for the complements. We always hope that we are providing a 5 star experience for our guests. Thank you for saying we succeeded. Warm regards from Maine, Harriet More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We are now regular visitors to this extraordinary inn, which has been in operation since 1984 by Ms. Harriet Gott and her husband. Gradually, their dynamic and energetic son Erin is becoming an ever more central figure in the operation of the property. Remarkably, he is committed to continuing to improve the experience -- a tall task indeed -- as... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hi Alex H, What a great review. Jim and I are also delighted that Erin is taking over the helm. We will probably be around ( until we aren't!) to help with everything but it is good to know the inn goes on. We too think Erin is perfect for the job. It's nice to have you two visit( twice... More 

Webster, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed one night in October during one of our regular trips to Maine. Our room was the "Cove". It was well appointed with a small fridge, flat screen, DVD player and a deck/porch. There was a large soaking tub, shower and queen size bed. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. The surroundings of the Inn are idyllic.... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

This morning I told Helena, our breakfast cook, about your detailed description of your breakfast. She was pleased. Thank you for the nice words about the inn and please do come again to visit. We never get tired of hearing complements about the inn and hearing that we are doing a good job. Thank you so much, Harriet More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed at Bufflehead Cove in late September 2014. I was travelling with my husband and our 21 month daughter. We stayed at the Hideaway Cottage. Wow, what a cute cottage! We immediately felt at home and the views of the river were amazing. The hosts pay so much to details - the books and magazines they provide, the fresh... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Your lovely and well behaved little one made no disruption here, she was amazingly good. We enjoyed having you all visit and are so pleased you had a good time. Thank you for all the complements and we hope you return sometime soon. Warm regards, Harriet More 

Kalamazoo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have never posted a review of a B &B. My husband and I have stayed in dozens and dozens of them. This one was the best! Loved everything about it, including the bedding:). My only regret was that we stayed here at the start of our Maine and Maritimes vacation. It spoiled us for the rest of the accommodations!... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Whereveriwonder, it looks as though you have wandered many places in this world. I can't begin to express how much we appreciate the kind words in your review and the fact that you never write these but made an exception for Bufflehead. That's a real complement. I hope you return to visit sometime in the future. Warm regards, Harriet More 

Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Our stay at Bufflehead Cove has been perfect. Our hosts could not have been more helpful, giving us advice for trips and places to eat. Bufflehead Cove is just a really beautiful place, where you can chill out. The house overlooks the river and we spent a morning just enjoying the sun and the surroundings. Peace, perfect peace. Our room,... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hi Liz M, What great weather you must be having in Bar Harbor. I hope you got to take some of those walks in the park and had popovers at Jordan Pond House. We are so happy you made the decision to take your trip to Maine and that it was a good decision for you. Don't forget to check... More 

Stow, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed in the secluded Hideaway room at this wonderful Inn Sept 6-7 for our 22nd Anniversary. Only complaint was that we didn't stay longer. Place is walking distance to town yet it is so quiet and beautiful, on river, amazing waterfront view, peaceful and charming. Hosts were so friendly and accommodating. Room was unique - front porch, table outside... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the Hideaway and what a great description you wrote! You certainly noticed every detail and we really appreciate that. Come see us again! Harriet, Jim and Erin More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better stay at this lovely hotel. Amazing hospitality on the part of Erin & Harriet. The breakfasts were top notch, and it was fun to see the ducks out on the water in the afternoon/evening. The inn itself is very well kept, and is only a short walk/drive from town. Kennebunk/Kennebunkport is a great... More 

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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Boston Travelers, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I keep thinking that all the ducks are going to be a pain for my guests.... they arrive twice a day for their meals and are pretty noisy until they are fed. So far none of my guests seem to mind and even find them amusing. We... More 

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