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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
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Washington D.C.
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5 reviews
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“Incredible Maine getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

My wife and I recently traveled to this B&B for a weekend Christmas getaway. The entire stay was top notch and so relaxing. We didn't want to leave our comfortable bed. The breakfast was incredible and you can't beat the location. We will definitely be back if we are ever in this region again.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful, relaxing stay with us during the holidays. It sounds like you loved the bed and the breakfast equally well, which is exactly what we hope for. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. We look forward to making your next Maine getaway just as special!

Warm wishes for a very happy New Year, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

This beautiful B & B is remarkable. Very nice staff and the rooms are amazing. The breakfast was great. They also have snacks and beverages around the clock. Great location, just a short drive to restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and your kind words. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay! We have tried to think of all the little touches that will make a stay memorable and it sounds like we hit the right mark for you. We hope to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay the next time you are in Kennebunkport!

Wishing you a very happy New Year, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We have been to multiple BB"s in Kennebunkport and CJI is the best!!! we wanted to get away for one last night before having our second child and we couldn't have been happier. The service from initial check in to checkout was incredible. nice homemade baked goods and fresh Warm Mulled cider, cracking fire and peaceful music make for a very relaxing afternoon.. Nice large BB but Erik and Sarah have done a great job to make it feel very warm and inviting. Breakfast was incredible, baked spiced pears with fresh raspberries, right out of the oven popovers with homemade blueberry jam, and an artichoke frittata...Delicious! the Camden room was very warm and sunny, very comfortable queen size bed and a nice fire crackling to drift asleep to. Location was very convenient as well, my wife who is full term pregnant and I had no issues walking to town,just a block away! would love to come back next year!!!

Room Tip: bring a small fan if you don;t like absolute silence, the house is quite quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We are so glad that your quick recharge before your new bundle arrives was comfortable and relaxing! Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is truly gratifying to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay. And who wouldn't be thrilled to be called “the best,” especially considering the other wonderful inns in the area. We will wear the compliment proudly and look forward to helping create another special getaway for you next year! Enjoy the new addition to your family.

Warmest wishes for a joyful holiday season, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We have just returned from a weekend during the Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport and stayed at this lovely inn with its wonderful and helpful staff. The owners are gracious, the rooms beautiful with comfortable beds. Breakfast is delicious and elegantly served. The ambiance is so mello and relaxing. I recommend the inn often to others. Thank you Erik and Sarah!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for sharing another Prelude weekend with us! It is such a special time of year that is enhanced by welcoming back familiar faces time and time again. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful, relaxing time and that you continue to enjoy everything the inn has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. We wear you recommendations proudly! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Warmest wishes and Happy Holidays, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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South Bristol, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

There is no better B&B, at least that we have found. We have been there for the last 3 years in December with 3 other couples (long-time friends) and find it to be a perfect meeting place. The rooms (especially the beds) are very comfortable (we bought the sheets) and nicely decorated and the breakfasts excellent. We enjoyed reading the paper in the "sunroom" off the dining room in the morning and gathering in the living room in front of the fire at night. The staff is terrific (without asking, they spent many minutes looking in couches and elsewhere for my lost car keys) and the owners gracious, pleasant and helpful but not intrusive. Treat yourself!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Having guests return to us year after year is definitely one of the most gratifying aspects of owning an inn. We are so glad to know that you had another excellent stay. It is our hope that guests will make our home their own, so we appreciate hearing that all the little touches we put out there are enjoyed. Thank you so much for allowing us to play a role in your yearly gathering; we look forward to seeing you again next December!

Warmest wishes and Happy Holidays, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

This was our first stay at Captain Jefferds Inn but I'm sure it won't be the last. From the moment we arrived Erik and Sarah made us welcome and did all they could to make our stay comfortable. Our room was clean, bright and beautifully furnished with the added treat of a cosy log fire in the sitting area. The breakfast was excellent and I must add that the hot mulled cider was a particulary welcome treat after a bracing walk along the beautiful coastline.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful stay. The quiet season is a great time to visit; the beaches are uncrowded and still offer spectacular spots to take scenic walks. So glad you were able to take advantage of that. It is also nice to know that you particularly enjoyed the hot mulled cider. We mull it ourselves from fresh cider, which fills the house with a wonderful scent. If you are interested, the mulling recipe is available on our website, or contact us and we will gladly send it to you. We look forward to making your second visit as enjoyable as your first!

Warm wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Historic building beautifully maintained, good location. Laptop for guest use very helpful.
Wonderful guest pantry with all day tea , coffee, snacks etc.
Log fires, soft music, all add the the full guest experience.
Most helpful and obliging staff.
We were just a little disappointed in the shower which was cramped and average performance.
The set breakfast which changes daily. It would be helpful to know in advance what is being served and have an alternative I found everything over sweet.
Howver I would still recommend this Inn as a good place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
We are so pleased that you found the Inn welcoming, friendly, and well appointed. We certainly do our utmost to set the stage for a relaxing and memorable experience for our guests. It is our hope that little touches like offering complimentary Wi-Fi, a guest computer, afternoon tea and snacks, and complimentary beverages will allow guests to feel right at home. We do offer a set, three-course breakfast that is different each day, but we are always happy to make accommodations for people with food allergies, dietary restrictions, or folks who would prefer something simpler than the three-course meal. We will gladly prepare eggs any style, cereal, or oatmeal. When you stay with us next, just let us know your preferences. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We hope welcome you back sometime.

Best regards, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Property: Captain Jefferds Inn
Address: 5 Pearl St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6160
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain Jefferds Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Truly "Your Very Special Place." The Captain Jefferds Inn Bed & Breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine is a warm and inviting 1804 sea captain’s home. From the time you enter through this Maine inn's red front door you will experience the charm, comfort and exceptional hospitality provided by these Kennebunkport innkeepers and their dedicated staff. At the Captain Jefferds Inn it's all about personal service and little touches to enhance your stay like free wireless internet access throughout the property and afternoon tea featuring a wonderful assortment of home baked goods and light hors d'oeuvres as well as fresh squeezed lemonade and iced tea in the summer months and hot mulled cider in the winter. We are pet friendly in 5 outside entrance rooms. ... more   less 
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