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Innkeepers Kenneth and Rachel Parlin invite you to experience comfort and warm hospitality in their Bed and Breakfast, located in Historic Bath, Maine. Built in the early 1850's by Captain James B. Perkins, The Halcyon Days of Bath, Maine. Captain James B. Perkins was a master mariner and held substantial investments in the Eastern Steamboat Company, of which Perkins was the initial director in 1869. The house was then sold in 1865 to Sea Captain Samuel B. Reed, who later was lost at sea in 1869.
Relax in the parlor by the fire for a nice mid-afternoon break...
The Inn offers a park-like setting with carriage house, picnic area, croquet and inground swimming pool.
Among other things, guests enjoy large ensuites, a three-course breakfast served each morning on beautiful Blue Willow China, in-room cable tv, and free wifi throughout the Inn. But the best part about the Kennebec Inn is its park-like setting.
Savor a cup of afternoon tea while visiting in the kitchen...
Relax...you're at The Kennebec Inn.
Lounge by the pool for some fun in the sun...
At The Kennebec Inn, we encourage the use of our beautiful park-like backyard as well as the swimming pool. But before you can fully take advantage of the pool, it is necessary that you understand the rules and safety policies.
- Pool rules and safety polices are posted on the entrance gate of the pool
- Children must never be left unattended; they must have a parent with them at all times
- No swimming after dark
- Pool is only for guests staying at the Inn
- No swimming if you have been drinking alcoholic beverages
- No glass containers
- No diving or running into the pool
- Always use pool ladder for entering and exiting the pool
- Never swim alone
Welcome to Bath, Maine
Nestled along the sparkling Kennebec River in Maine is a small jewel of a city. An old seafaring town, Bath has sailed gracefully into the present day bringing a taste of her history with her. Bath is ideally sited for water access at the head of two peninsulas. At the mouth of the Kennebec, historic Fort Popham stands guard. Nearby, Popham Beach and Reid State Park in Georgetown offer miles of sandy beach and rocky cliffs. Cultural treasures are plentiful at Bath's Maine Maritime Museum, the Chocolate Church Performing Arts Center and the Studio Theatre of Bath. Coastal scenery or sandy beaches are just minutes from Downtown Bath: Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park and Robinhood Marina.
In Bath, you'll find a bustling waterfront shipyard, the Bath Iron Works, just upstream from the Maine Maritime Museum. The tree-lined avenues in town are graced by handsome old ship captain's mansions. Downtown, shops and restaurants line Front Street on the Kennebec. The 19th century brick buildings and narrow streets have the charm of childhood revisited--a slower pace, a friendlier time. Excerpt from http://www.visitbath.com
There's no doubt there's a lot to do in and around Bath, so to give you a glimpse of what the area has to offer, we've highlighted a few of the attractions in the area.
Maine Maritime MuseumThis is a great place to visit if you’re interested in learning about Maine’s maritime heritage. The museum offers ten acres of galleries, five original 19th century shipyard buildings, a life-size sculpture of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built, hands-on activities, and more.
Popham BeachPopham Beach State Park features a long stretch of sand beach great for swimming, relaxing, and shell collecting. Just don’t forget your Maine Italian sandwich if you plan on having a picnic at the beach!
Visit Popham Beach
Shopping in FreeportHome to L.L. Bean’s (open 24/7/365) retail store, Freeport boasts a wide variety of great shopping outlets. Be on the lookout for some great finds in stores such as the Gap, Brooks Brothers, the North Face, J. Crew, Nine West, and many, many more.
Great stores in Freeport
Chocolate Church Arts CenterThe Chocolate Church Arts Center is mid coast Maine’s regional performing and visual arts center. For more than 30 years the Chocolate Church Arts Center has been offering a rich program of live music, gallery exhibitions, theatre for young artists, lectures and workshops.
Lighthouse CruiseLong Reach Cruises operates excursion and sightseeing cruises along Maine's scenic mid-coast. Activities include sightseeing, wildlife viewing, lighthouse viewing and visits, eagle and seal watching, history cruises, island visits and just plain FUN on the water.
If you can't find what you're looking for and would like some input from the Innkeepers, please don't hesitate to e-mail us with any questions or concerns you may have. We'll be sure to help make your stay in Bath as pleasant as possible!
Reviewed September 5, 2012
We enjoyed a perfect three night night stay at the Kennebec Inn. The America's Cup room is immaculatly clean, roomy, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Polished hardwood floors, crisp white linens on a romantic four posted bed, and a sparkling white tiled bath with plush towels exceeded my expectations for this reasonably priced B&B. Breakfast was very nicely homemade and deliciously indulgent. Rachel and Ken are lovely and helpful hosts. With their guidance we found all we were looking for in the Bath area.
“Charming and Convenient”
Reviewed August 1, 2012
This B&B is beautifully decorated with bright, airy, spacious rooms. Linens and towels were fine and plush. We stayed two nights and each morning breakfast was quite good. Rachel, the innkeeper is a gracious hostess who is warm and friendly. The inn is walking distance to downtown historic Bath and a 1 mile walk through a lovely neighborhood to the Maritime Museum and Bath Iron Works.
“What a delight!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012
We stayed at the Kennebec Inn in Bath for a few days during the Bowdoin Music Festival, just down the road in Brunswick. This wonderful place sets the standard for Bed and Breakfasts everywhere. It's picture perfect, and our room (the Remington Room) was a beautifully appointed tranquil space, with rustic charm and a tantalizing view over the grounds at the back of the house. We also loved the well-maintained swimming pool. But what makes the whole experience really special is the care and attention to detail that the owner, Rachel, gives to her guests. Not only does she serve some of the most exquisite breakfasts ever devised—3 courses!—but she is a warm and charming person who is a font of local knowledge and wisdom. She guided us to one of the best restaurants in Bath, as well as to a wonderful local beach. I can't recommend Kennebec Inn highly enough.
New York, NY
“Wonderful B&B Experience!”
Reviewed July 3, 2012
Lovely house and rooms, clean and comfortable. Fantastic gourmet breakfast made by the charming and informative hostess, and the perfect location from which to take day-trips up and down the Maine coast. Our original reservation was for one night and we stayed four--highly recommend!
“A Wonderful Stay!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012
We are just back from a weekend in historic and beautiful Bath, Maine. We chose the Kennebec Inn this trip, and oh my are we glad we did. It is a beautiful Inn, conveniently located, and run by delightful Hosts. Our room was beautifully appointed and spotless. Each morning's breakfast was a new treat and all the guests we met were of the same opinion: what a great place and we will be back. Thanks Rachel!