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Congratulations to The Inn at English Meadows for being awarded
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013
Set in a newly renovated mid-1800's Greek revival home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, just an 8-minute walk to Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine, the Inn at English Meadows is the perfect Hideaway. This luxury bed and breakfast is a unique combination of modern furniture, fixtures and impeccably maintained original moldings and floors.
Lovely ocean beaches and rocky coastlines in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are within walking distance or a short drive from the Inn. There are a variety of shops, galleries and activities in Kennebunkport and the Lower Village of Kennebunk that will fill your daily agenda. In the evening, you can make your choice from a wide variety of fine dining experiences close to the Inn, providing the perfect end to a wonderful day.
The Inn at English Meadows, a modern, chic bed and breakfast, is located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village and an enjoyable eight-minute walk from Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine. This recently renovated historic Inn has welcomed travelers from all over the world for more than 75 years. Innkeepers Eric and Liz Brodar strive to create a comfortable, relaxed experience for their guests by offering modern amenities, divine meals, and a location filled with many attractions to explore.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Eric and Liz Brodar for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
The contemporary style & breakfast.
What are you best known for?
Food & Cleanliness
What makes your inn unique?
What do you love most about your inn?
The Updated Style
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The beautiful coast.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Staying at our inn was better than staying at The Four Seasons hotel.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Take a sail, eat at The White Barn, see Walker Point, spend a day at one of our beaches.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Dining, shopping, and beaches are all within walking distance from the inn.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
50 Local - Farm to Table
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 11 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We only accept pets in The Bungalow.
The Inn at English Meadows features a breakfast that is truly one of the highlights of your stay. Guests of the Inn have expressed on several occasions that the freshly prepared, three course gourmet breakfast is nothing short of divine. Menu items prepared by Liz, the culinary creative, are strongly influenced by her time spent traveling abroad to Europe and Asia.
Breakfast is always prepared with quality, fresh ingredients and presented before you in a beautiful, modern place-setting. Liz really understands the value of creating the perfect surroundings to guarantee a relaxed breakfast experience.
The Kennebunkport area has an abundance of wonderful seasonal items such as fresh local maple syrup, vegetables, fruits, jams, sausage, and many other natural offerings. These ingredients are incorporated into the prepared meals whenever possible, depending on the season.
During your stay, you have the option of enjoying your delicious three course gourmet breakfast in one of the two brightly lit and tastefully decorated dining rooms, or dine on the patio among the ambiance of beautiful gardens. Contemporary place-settings and modern decor fulfill the final touch for an enjoyable, relaxing morning to complete your fine dining experience; the perfect start to your day.
Sample Menu Items
- Coffee cake buttermilk muffins
- Cardamon–orange french toast with maple glazed bacon
- Orange segments and pistachios with greek yogurt
- Cheese blintzs with mixed berry sauce
- Peaches in honey syrup
- Pancetta crustless quiche with roasted tomatoes
- Maine breakfast sausage
- Smoke salmon and arugula benedict with arugula-lemon butter
- Black bottom cupcakes
- Lemon cheesecake squares with raspberry drizzle
- House baked croissants with homemade orange honey butter
- Homemade toffee
- Dark chocolate chunk cookies
- Peach brulee oatmeal
Special food requirements can be accommodated with advance notice.
Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s most charming coastal villages and is said to be one of the top 10 beach towns in the country. Kennebunkport offers a vibrant center of shops, a variety of galleries, historic sea captains homes, romantic seaside cottages from the turn of the past century, beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic coast line, a wide variety of ocean pursuits, and a reputation for restaurants with fabulous food featuring local favorites like clams and lobster.
There are so many great things to see and do in Kennebunkport, you will simply have to visit again, regardless of how long you stay. Above all, the town of Kennebunkport has a pleasant, unhurried sense of time and place. Maybe it has to do with what native Mainers describe as being on “Maine time”—a relaxed approach to everyday life with a friendly and very enjoyable atmosphere.
In the summertime, Kennebunkport is a very popular place to visit. As the roads fill with cars and restaurants fill reservations, you can insure that your stay at the Inn at English Meadows will put you in the perfect location to access all the town has to offer without having to start your car. You will be about an 8 minute walk to the heart of Kennebunkport Village, otherwise known as Dock Square.
Arts & Theatre
- Arundel Barn Playhouse
- Classic summer stock theater; see the next generation of Broadway stars
- Ogunquit Playhouse
- Famous stars and headliners in a New England summer theatre
- Portland Museum of Art
- One of New England’s top art museums
- Maine Gallery featuring quality New England painters and sculptors
- Landmark Gallery
- Fine gallery of oil paintings, landmarkgallery31.com
- L.A. Frechette Gallery, the gallery of Louise Frechette, an internationally known pastel painter
- Mimi Gregoire Carpenter Studio/Gallery
- Visit the studio of artist/author/illustrator Mimi Gragoire Carpenter
- Mast Cove, Jean Briggs’ gallery has a great reputation for fine art
Grab a board or get a lesson.
- First Chance Whale Watch
- Go offshore and see the whales; half day trips all summer long
- Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise
- Learn all about lobstering on this 1½ hour scenic cruise
- Schooner Eleanor
- Sailing Trips on schooner built in Kennebunkport
- Coastal Maine Kayak
- Kayak rentals, guided trips and instruction also bike rentals
- Casco Bay Lines
- Year round narrated cruises on Casco Bay
- Aquaholics Surf
- Cast Away Fishing Charters
- Grab a board or get a lesson
- Webhannet Golf Club
- Just 5 minutes from the beach
- Cape Arundel Golf Course
- Classic links course
- Hillcrest Golf
- Grab a board or get a lesson
- Lessons from teaching pro, Hydi Dixon
- Hot Fun First Class Balloon Flights
- Maine’s Hottest Hot Air Balloon Flight Service! Welcome Aboard!
- Balloon Over New England
- Each flight a unique and magical voyage
Museums & Nature
- Brick Store Museum
- One of the finest museums in New England
- Kennebunkport Historical Society and Nott House
- Artifacts and historic walking tours of Kennebunkport
- Seashore Trolley Museum
- World’s largest collection of trolleys and streetcars
- Laudholm Farm at the Wells Reserve
- Great visitor’s center for info on the hundreds of acres that comprise the reserve
- Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve
- Open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours, fws.gov
The Inn at English Meadows is located midway between Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME and only an 8 minute walk to Kennebunkport Village shops.
From the North or South: Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) to Kennebunkport (Exit 25)
- At end of exit ramp, turn left on Route #35 South
- Follow it for 5 miles to the Inn
- Follow the signs for Route #35 carefully as you pass through the town of Kennebunk (about 1.5 miles along the way)
- The Inn at English Meadows is up on a knoll on the right side of the road just after a large sign that says “Welcome to Kennebunk Lower Village"
Only 90 minutes from Boston
The charming village of Kennebunkport, Maine is a key location on the state’s rocky south coast. Featuring beautiful beaches, boutique and specialty shopping, art galleries and studios, historic waterfront buildings, and a wonderful variety of restaurants and eateries, Kennebunkport is the ideal destination for your New England getaway.
Approximately 30 minutes away from our bed and breakfast is Old Orchard Beach; the young and young at heart will be thrilled with the delights that await them in this resort town. Take a stroll on the boardwalk, indulge your sweet tooth with some ice cream or handmade candy, browse local shops for special treasures, or visit Palace Playland, a beachfront amusement park.
When planning your visit to Kennebunkport, ME, be sure to make reservations at The Inn at English Meadows. Our historic coastal inn provides modern, yet comfortable, lodging accommodations convenient to all of the area’s many activities and attractions.
About Our Accommodations
The Inn at English Meadows offers two dramatically decorated common rooms filled with art, art deco, and Chinese from the owner’s personal collection that will delight your senses and appeal to your inner self. The five rooms, four suites and bungalow show off the modern style of the Inn.
The highlight of your stay will be the three-course gourmet breakfast and homemade refreshments that are served each morning and afternoon.
All guestrooms feature a Vera Wang hyper allergenic mattress, down duvets and pillows, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, wine glasses with opener, and hair dyer. Luxurious Frette fine linens, warm bath robes, cozy slippers, and fluffy towels await you. Some rooms feature the warmth of a gas fireplace or whirlpool tub. For your convenience, a guest refrigerator is located on the second floor of the Carriage House. In addition, during the summer months, all guestrooms come equipped with air-conditioners.
At day’s end enjoy the comfort of the Inn’s patio or landscaped English gardens, lounge in Adirondack chairs and share a bottle of fine wine from the owner’s collection.
The former Victorian Greek revival home was first built by local farmer Asa English around 1860. The Englishes began a dairy business after the Civil War, keeping the cattle in the attached barn and renting rooms in the main house.
Later, the barn became a carriage house, which was divided into seven rooms. The hayloft inside the old barn was converted into a large suite which is now called the Carriage House Suite. In addition, a small private cottage was added in the rear meadow, which is now the Bungalow.
Each owner has left an impression on the Inn throughout the years, working tirelessly to keep it looking pristine through the many rugged Maine winters and salty mists of summer. In 2010, Eric and Liz took ownership of the Inn, and they are proud to continue the trend of caring for this historic bed and breakfast.