Kennebec Inn

696 High Street, Bath, Maine 04530
Innkeeper(s): Ken & Rachel Parlin
  • Welcome to the Kennebec Inn

    The Kennebec Inn, front view

    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.

    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.'re at The Kennebec Inn.

    Enjoy a three-course breakfast served each morning on beautiful Blue Willow China...

    Relax in the parlor by the fire for a nice mid-afternoon break...

    Savor a cup of afternoon tea while visiting in the kitchen...

    Lounge by the pool for some fun in the sun...

    The Kennebec Inn, kitchenThe Kennebec Inn, dining table

  • Guest Comments

    The Kennebec Inn-Walkway to water

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    “I had a wonderful stay”

    Reviewed February 3, 2014

    Highly recommended. It's a beautiful property, tastefully renovated, a short walk to downtown Bath, and around the corner from Maes, which is always worth a visit. Rachel and Ken are excellent hosts, outgoing and very down to earth. Rachel's baking (brownies and scones) is first rate, so don’t miss breakfast! All that, plus it is quiet, with amazing beds and rooms.

    Stayed January 2014, traveled on business

    -B.P. Medford, MA

    “Have never been to a better Inn ever!”

    Reviewed December 28, 2013

    The Kennebec Inn is quaint, dignified and spotless! The hospitality is extraordinary. Ken & Rachel are at once warm, down-to-earth, friendly, intelligent - and very well-informed about the area. The beds are excellent, the rooms are clean and cozy. Many inns are "overdone" with far too much in the way of decor and "tchohkes" (ornaments). The Kennebec is done in complete good taste - faithfully reflecting yesteryear, but not overdoing it. A totally relaxing experience. Also very conveniently located. We are long time fans, having visited about 5 summers in a row!

    -EandM Delmar, New York

    “Second time just as good as the first”

    Reviewed October 6, 2013

    We stopped In Bath on our way back from Bar Harbor and decided on the spur of the moment to see if there was a room available at The Kennebec Inn. Rachel remembered us from last year and had a couple of rooms free so we were in luck. Still has the excellent service as described in my review of last October 2012. It was like visiting an old friend. This time we stayed in the America's Cup Room with a Queen sized bed. It located at the back of inn which was quieted as the inn is located on a busy street. Breakfast was great as before. Keep that smile coming Rachel and it was nice meeting Ken the elusive husband this time!!!

    -BGG London, Canada

    “Simply Perfect!”

    Reviewed September 5, 2012

    "We enjoyed a perfect three night night stay at the Kennebec Inn. The America's Cup room is immaculately 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.

    -TJM0408 Burlington, Vermont

    “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."

    -metrochik Harrisburg, NC

    “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."

    -Damian F 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!"

    -Lucy L Miami, Florida

    “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!

    -sebalazs Boston, Massachusetts

  • General Policies

    • Check-In Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Special arrangements may be made for late check-in
    • Check-Out Time: 11 a.m.
    • Rates shown are for single or double occupancy only.
    • Additional guests in the Captain Perkins Room will be charged $25 per guest.
    • Although we generally have a two-night stay minimum during in-season weekends and on national holidays throughout the year, the combination of other guests' reservations often creates a one-night stay opportunity for another guest. Please call or email to see if this applies to your visit.
    • Rooms and Inn are non-smoking
    • Pets are not permitted, however, there is a Collie in the owners' quarters
    • Children over 8 years are welcome
    • If reserving by check, one night deposit must be made in advance to guarantee reservation
    • If reserving by credit card, you will not be charged until check-out
    • Deposit refunded upon fourteen days notice of cancellation, minus $25.00 service fee
    • Payable by: personal check (preferred), travelers check, cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard)