My wife and I spent four relazing and engaging days in Kennebunkport over the July 4th weekend this year. We were looking to vacate the Boston work scene and also get a deal. The Chetwynd House Inn covered both and more. Bob Knowles knows the business and is a veteran at this Innkeeper thing. He has created some ingenious ways to make himself available while not always being around. He cooks up a mean and ever-flowing breakfast and has probably 'kissed the Blarney Stone'. He also has a 'free Tuesday' offering that sealed the deal for us.
While staying at the Chetwynd House Inn we met two couples from foreign locations (Canada and New Jersey) and shared some interesting conversations about the relative cost of a gallon (liter) of gas (petrol) to traveling across Tunisia to having to pay sons to come on vaction with their parents.
Just a block outside the center of Kennebunkport the Chetwynd House Inn provides walking access to all the local Kennebunkport restaurants and shops. We visited a micro brewery, experienced a uniquely-prepared and delicious lobster salad, tasted some great clams and had the time to truly enjoy the food from venues that did justice to the downeast sunsets.
We discovered a small beach that did not require a parking pass and stuck our feet in the water,watched the younsters playing in the tidal pools and sportpersons fishing off the jetties.
After five o'clock when the parking ban was no longer in force we walked along the larger streatches of beach, accompanied by dog owners and folks wanting to reconnect with the ocean.
In Kennebunkport there are some gorgeous Inns and houses, beautiful venues to experience nature and oddities like the hanger full of antiques.
From our location we could travel north to Biddeford and Old Orchard and south to Olgonguit and Kittery.
Bob will provide directions and offer his informed suggestions about places to eat and things to see.
All-in-all we felt that we recieved great value by staying at the Chetwynd House Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kennebunkport's first Bed and Breakfast Inn. Close to everything. It's a 60 second or less walk to Dock Square shops, restaurants, brew pubs, galleries, whale watch cruises, sailboat rides, all so close. Park your car and forget it! An 1840 Colonial Sea Captain's home with tall-windowed rooms and delightful sky lighted suite are havens of comfort and relaxation. Just where you want to be, in the heart of Kennebunkport. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Cancelon, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Hotwire so you can book your Chetwynd House Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Chetwynd House Inn Kennebunkport, Maine