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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
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Mechanicsville, VA
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Everything an Intown Inn Should Be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I have visited B&B's all over Maine, and the Captain Jeffords Inn is definitely the best we have found in the Kennbunkport area. My husband was in a foot cast this time, so we definitely wanted to be close to everything. We could easily walk to Dock Square shops, the trolley, and restaurants so the CJI was perfect for our situation. The Inn is lovingly taken care of with beautiful landscaping and updated rooms that still honor the historical integrity of the original part of the house which is where we stayed (Chatham Room).

The best part of this beautiful Inn, however, is the warm hospitality shown by all the staff. There always seemed to be someone on call to help with whatever one might need. There was a delicious three course breakfast every morning in the lovely dining room where you could either eat at the main table with others, or sit at a separate table on your own for privacy.

Tea, coffee, and soft drinks were always available along with the most delicious pastries every afternoon in the comfortable sun room. We found ourselves coming back every night after dinner out to that same lovely sunroom for coffee and dessert.

We were there the 1st and 2nd of October, and it was a very good mix of guests. Young couples along with retired travelers with quite a few from England visiting several areas of New England while here in the States. One of the highlights for us was talking with travelers from all over the US and also sharing with those from other countries.

Room Tip: We loved the Chatham Room, because it was on the first floor. It is right by the front door, but th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
In a town with so many wonderful options for accommodations, it is very gratifying to have guests consider us the best that they have experienced. We are so happy that you and your husband thoroughly enjoyed your visit. By combining warm hospitality, comfortable spaces, and delicious food, we hope to create just the right mix for a unique and memorable experience. It is wonderful to know that all of these elements added up to a delightful stay for you. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to making your next visit just as special!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

CJI is a wonderful B&B. Very clean and very well maintained for a historic home. The staff is fantastic and very accommodating. The location is a perfect walking distance to the town center.
I will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We are thrilled that you had a great stay with us and appreciate your kind review! Everyone on our team strives to make guests feel warmly welcomed, so it is gratifying to know that you felt well taken care of. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visit Kennebunkport every Fall and fell in love with this B & B. The family that owns and runs it are absolutely wonderful. It's all about the details, and 'The Captain Jefferd's' excels. From the professional staff, who, by the way, have been there since we started visiting, to afternoon tea and snacks - everything is just perfect; and if it isn't, it will be in a blink. The average guest tends to be very very well travelled - many from the UK. All in all, just a lovely experience and a great location to tour. Also, the grounds are amazing. If you garden, you'll love it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We love that you love it here! And we also love that you keep coming back to visit year after year! Having familiar faces walk through the door is one of the greatest pleasures of innkeeping. We sincerely appreciate the continued support and admiration that you have shown us over the years. Thank you so much for your kind words. We can't wait to welcome you back!

Warmest wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was the first Inn we stayed at on our holiday to New England. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the accommodation the welcome and assistance we received. The Inn is well positioned for strolling to the town. The common rooms are comfortable and provide excellent snacks and beverages of which we took full advantage. The multi course breakfast was a great experience being served at a large table which encouraged interesting conversation with other guests. We will be recommending this Inn to friends who are thinking of touring New England.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We are so pleased that you enjoyed so many elements of your stay. We aim to offer comfortable, yet luxurious accommodations and have done our best to offer little touches and creature comforts to make each guest feel completely at home. We appreciate knowing that you particularly enjoyed breakfast. Our hope is that the multi-course meal not only provides guests with a delicious start to the day but also serves as a wonderful opportunity to meet other guests from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to Kennebunkport!

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I returned to this Inn for our second time in celebration of our wedding anniversary - the 21st this time around!

We stayed in "The Hideaway" this time - one of the less expensive rooms in the Carriage House attached to the main Inn. While smaller than the main house room we'd stayed in last year, we found its quirky entrance, warm wood finishes, drenching shower, and big comfy quilt most welcoming and comfortable.

The common rooms of the Inn are gorgeous - the coffee-equipped "Sun Room" being our favorite. We even borrowed the Inn's bikes for a ride through town!

Breakfast here is to die for! Multiple course of delicious fruits, breads, and breakfast entrees that leave on totally satisfied. All served before a warm fire at a big table that encourages camaraderie among the guests.

This place is really a treat!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
It is always a thrill to help guests celebrate an important milestone, we truly appreciate the opportunity to play a part in making your 21st wedding anniversary special! We are happy to hear that while small, Hideaway served as a charming and comfortable spot to call home during your visit. It is also wonderful to know that the ambiance and the food served at breakfast were a perfect one-two punch for you. We figure a delicious meal combined with the opportunity to meet guests from all over the world equals the perfect way to start the day. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your lovely review. We look forward to helping you celebrate for many years to come!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I spent one night at Captain Jefferds with my family and we were not disappointed. The inn is perfectly located at only 5 minutes walk to Kennebunkport town. We stayed in the Vermont suite which has a master and a small room. They were both extremely comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and fully equipped. As underscored by many reviewers, the inn offers an amazing 3 courses breakfast which is more than a plus. Altough we had very limited interaction with the staff, the impression is that of being served by professionals who like what they do and care about their inn. Overall, a great experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We are so happy to know that you and your family had a great experience during your visit! We are definitely fortunate to be located in a lovely neighborhood of historic homes right on the edge of the bustling village. Close enough to be just a short walk away but far enough to feel like a peaceful retreat. It is wonderful to hear that you found breakfast to be more than a plus. Our aim is to present guests with a delicious and hearty meal each morning as the ideal way to jumpstart the day. Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon!

Best wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our stay at the Captain Jefferds Inn was our second visit. It is a lovely well kept former sea captain's property. The staff is extremely attentive to the details that create an exceptional visit. It is clean, comfortable and updated. One of the most enjoyable pleasures is the three course served breakfast which is beautifully presented in the dining room. It is shared with other guests and nice to meet other travelers most of whom were repeat customers. The grounds are well maintained and there are several sitting areas inside and outside. It is nice to be able to walk to the village and enjoy the many restaurants without driving. We hope to return next fall.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Welcoming guests back to the inn is truly one of the most rewarding elements of what we do. We are so pleased to hear that your second visit was just as enjoyable as your first and appreciate knowing that breakfast is a particular hit. We try to put just as much care into the details of breakfast as we do in creating comfortable rooms. Everything we serve is made from scratch and the dining room layout encourages guests to turn the meal into an opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back next fall and making your third visit a wonderful, relaxing getaway.

Warm wishes, 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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