Waldo Emerson Inn

108 Summer Street , Kennebunk, ME 4043 USA (Montrer le carte)

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A restored shipbuilders manse located next to the Kennebunk river with all the latest amenities including working fireplaces for a relaxing romantic getaway. Let us pamper you with a terrific Dutch breakfast, like "apple flapjes & poffertjes" and afternoon tea in the Inn's historic parlor or in the shade of our large oak trees. The Inn has had several famous owners. The original Dutch grambrel was constructed by one Waldo Emerson in 1753. It is the oldest remaining house in Kennebunk. Waldo, great-uncle of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the poet/essayist, made a tidy profit building clipper ships on the river behind the house. It was inherited, through marriage, by Theodore Lyman, who made a fortune building ships on the site and added the enormous addition in 1784, as a wedding gift for his second wife. Theodore sold the home in 1804, to build the now-famous Lyman Estate and Greenhouses in Waltham, Mass. The house was purchased by John Bourne, father of 15 children, one of whom was George Washington Bourne, the builder of the famous "Wedding Cake House" next door. The inn is a wonderful recollection of the past. You enter directly into the 252-year-old keeping room, with its hand-hewn oak timbers hung with dried flowers, pewter, and copper. During your stay, please stop by Mainely Quilts and gift shop, located in the carriage house next to the Inn. You'll find the latest local creations. Heirloom quality quilts and wal

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  • Chambre
  • Services4,7
  • Qualité/Prix4,4
  • Propreté4,6
  • Repas sur place4,7

Wonderful Time!

5 sur septembre 29, 2015

We had a wonderful time! John, the Inn Keeper, is very warm and friendly and gave us great suggestions for dining. The breakfast was very delicious and abundant! Great experience. I highly recommend.

Rich in History!

3,6 sur septembre 09, 2015

A fun place to stay if you are looking for quaint and historical. As a historical location you should expect a window AC unit and not a modern hotel experience. It added to our experience of the area and John & Kathy were very accommodating hosts. They gave us a good history briefing and a tasty breakfast!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

4,6 sur août 26, 2015

... and as it turns out, the most fun. Not only can John cook up a storm, but Kathy is a gracious hostess who facilitates a nice breakfast conversation. The history of the house, it's character and charm, the friendliness of the host and hostess and the information to be had from Kathy about the whole area is all excellent. Our only regret is we forgot to buy some of her homemade granola to take home with us.

Waldo Emerson Inn

4,6 sur août 24, 2015

John and Kathy couldn't have been more welcoming! Their home is old - that is what makes it special!

Perfectly Charming and Friendly

5 sur août 20, 2015

I enjoyed my stay tremendously. The innkeepers were wonderful, Waldo their dog was friendly and became a quick new furry friend. I loved the old style rooms, furniture and beautiful quilts. The breakfast was better than perfect. I made some purchases in their quilt shop, and peeked over the fence to the Wedding Cake House. I recommend this wonderful place to everyone. I'll be back! :) C. L. Porter

Wonderful bed and breakfast

4,6 sur août 05, 2015

John & Kathy were very friendly and very helpful with suggestions on where to eat, what to see and especially with beach towels, chairs and beach passes! Lovely inn and wonderful breakfasts each morning we were there!

Great Mother/Daughter Getaway

4,8 sur août 05, 2015

It was a perfect place to stay while in Kennebunk! Thank you for the warm and informative welcome! We were so comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious with delightful company to boot! Thank you John and Kathy!!!

Sister's Week-end

5 sur août 05, 2015

Wanted a B&B that could sleep 4 in 1 room. The Waldo room was perfect! The breakfast was yummy. We will revisit again.

Great Stay!

4,0 sur juillet 22, 2015

John and Kathy were great hosts-warm, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. Their suggestion of Mabel's Restaurant for dinner was wonderful. The breakfast was delicious. I especially loved Kathy's granola. The room was very charming as was the rest of the Inn. Would definitely stay there again.

Wonderful time!!!

5 sur juillet 12, 2015

john and Kathy were the perfect hosts, explains the history of the house and local landmarks and restaurants. The breakfast was perfect, better than the Maine Diner where we always stop. Highly recommend and can't wait until our next visit

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Chambres & Prix


This lovely, romantic room is often chosen by honeymooners. The handsome pumpkin pine floor planks are 24" wide King Pine. Until 1776 trees of this girth belonged to the King of England for the masts of his ships. The room features a queen size brass bed with handmade quilt, antique oak dresser, private bath with shower, a vanity sink set in an antique oak cabinet, a large working fireplace, original folk art paintings and sculpture, AC and lovely meadow and forest views.

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 L (160)

Prix par nuit: $125 - $185


A large, airy room with a queen size cast iron bed, private bath with shower and marble tiled floor, oak dresser, rocker oversized comfy velvet chair with ottoman, chest, a large working fireplace, original folk art and sculpture, King Pine floors and AC. The Red room has lawn and garden views.

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 L (160)

Prix par nuit: $125 - $185


This is a sweet old-fashioned room with twin beds (or King - please let us know which configuration you prefer) and homemade quilts, of course. The room features original folk art and sculpture, antique oak dresser, armoire and rocker, King Pine floors, private bath with shower and marble tiled floor, LCD TV and AC. This room looks out onto the lawn and flower gardens. Please specify King or Twins?

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 2 Jumeau

Prix par nuit: $125 - $185


This room is the handsome master bedroom featuring a queen size cast iron bed with handmade quilt, antique oak dresser, love seat, table, original folk art and sculpture, and a large working fireplace with a mantelpiece board of 32" wide "Kings Pine", the largest known plank in the inn. The room also has a private bath with tub and shower, heated marble tile floor, AC. The Blue room has meadow and forest views.

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 L (160)

Prix par nuit: $135 - $195


This alternate room is ideal for small families traveling with children. It has a private tiled bath with shower, a sleigh queen bed, a twin bed and a single cubby bed, small fully equiped kitchen, Cable TV and AC. This room has meadow and flower garden views.

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 L (160) , 1 Jumeau

Prix par nuit: $135 - $195

Captain's Quarters

The Captain's Quarters is an alternate room and was just completed with period decor and has a double and a twin with AC and Wi-Fi - very cozy and overlooks the Inn's rear garden which was the former klipper ship construction site. This room shares a large master bathroom with Kathy and I, the Innkeepers, We need the facility between 7:00 and 7:45 AM.

  • Capacité max.
  • Lits 1 Double (130 / 140) , 1 Jumeau

Prix par nuit: $125 - $155

Ralph's Library

This lovely alternate room is located on the 1st floor, fully redone last year, period decor, it has a rocker/slider and a queen size bed with a large working fireplace, private marble tiled bath, small refridgerator and AC. This room looks out onto the lawn and lovely flower garden.

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 L (160) , 1 Double (130 / 140)

Prix par nuit: $125 - $185

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Type D'emplacement

Famous Wedding Cake House, Walker's Point, Ogunquit Play House, Classical Voice of New England, CVNewEng.org, Proche aéroport, A la campagne, Centre ville, Île, A la montagne, En bord de mer, Vue sur la mer, Petite ville


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 27 miles

Comment venir à la propriété:

From the general Boston direction take Route 95 North. After the Maine Toll Booth, take exit #3 to Kennibunk/Kennibunkport on Route 35. After passing through downtown Kennebunk continue to follow Route 35 turn left at the second traffic light to Kennebunkport. You are now on Summer Street / Route 35. After approximately 1.8 miles, you will see the "Wedding Cake House" on the left side. We are the first drive way past the Wedding Cake House on the left. You will see the Carriage House, home of the Mainely Quilts shop, in front of you with the Inn on the right side of the driveway.

Attractions touristiques

Parc d'attractions, Antiquaires , Galeries d'art, Plage, Lieu de concert, Dîner gastronomique, Sites historiques, Lac, Concerts, Cinéma , Musée, Parcs nationaux/régionaux, Zone naturelle, Discothèques / Bars, Océan, 2 Mls from Dock Square with its distinctive shops, Hiking and Bike Trails - lots of Antique Shops, 2 Mls to fantastic Beaches - Great Surfing, Franciscan Monastery, Brick Store and Trolley Museums, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Laudholm Farm, Boutiques, Théâtre, Zone de pic-nic, Services religieux, Rivière, Piste de ski, Circuits touristiques

Descriptif du B&B

Type de propriété

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

Equipements du B&B

Panier d'agréments, Location de vélos, Cafetière/Bouilloire, Ordinateur, Salles de conférence, Copieur, Bureau, Fax, Planche à repasser, Kitchenette, Bibliothèque, Videothèque, Barbecue, Parking, Piano, Secrétariat, Jeux vidéo, Téléphone, Magnétoscope, Films, Machine à laver/sèche-linge, Equipé pour les mariages, Espace bar , Complementary use of some nice touring bikes, Guest refrigerator available in hall, Wireless Broadband (802.11b, g and N) at no charge, Complementary beach parking passes, Day Trip planning guide

Equipements du chambre

Climatisation, Réveil, Peignoirs, Jeux de société, Lecteur CD, Lecteur DVD, Cheminée, Réfrigérateur , Sèche-cheveux, Micro-ondes, Entrée indépendante, Radio, Réception chaînes satellite, TV, Service de chambre, Wi-Fi, Internet par câble, Station d'accueil pour iPhone

Activités sur place

Location de vélos, Pistes cyclables, Vélos, Observation d'oiseau, Base nautique, Canoë, Pistes de ski de fond, Ski alpin , Pêche, Golf, Sentiers de randonnée , Promenade à cheval, Fers à cheval, Chasse, Canoë-Kayak, Pistes de VTT , That special Wedding? At the Wedding Cake House, Farmers markets, Brick Store Museum, Two large Factory Outlet Malls nearby, Cross Country and Down Hill Skiing, Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching, Light Houses and Whale Watching, Voile, Shopping, Excursion, Location de skis, Location de raquettes neige, Raquettes neige, Natation, Terrain de tennis, Location de raquettes tennis, Sports d'eau

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  • Arrivée:: après 14:30
  • Départ:: Avant 10:30
  • Ouvert toute l'année: Oui
  • Fumeurs admis: Uniquement à l’extérieur
  • Consommation d'alcool autorisée : Oui
  • L'alcool est fourni Uniquement à l’extérieur
  • Convient aux enfants: Sous conditions La limite d'âge ne s'applique pas à la Waldo Room
  • Garderie: Sous conditions By request only - using local baby sitting services
  • Animaux admis: Autorisation préalable requise
  • Accès pour handicapés Non

Conditions Générales

  • Durée minimum: two night minumum weekend stay during the summer months, please give us a call
  • Paiements acceptés AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Arrhes/acompte requis: Your one night stay the full amount will be due 14 days prior to arrival. Multiple nights a deposit of 50% will be due 14 days prior to arrival.
  • Conditions d'annulation: For cancellations received fourteen (14) days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date you will only be responsible for a $15 processing fee. For cancellations received less than fourteen (14) days before your scheduled arrival date the full amount is due including a $15 per room processing fee minus any day(s) we are able to re-book your room(s).


Noms du propriétaires

John and Kathy Daamen

Langues parlées

Anglais, Français

Animaux de compagnie

A propos du propriétaire

Kathy, a RN, and myself are committed to providing our guests with a fantastic romantic and memorable place to stay in the Kennebunks.

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  • Heure du service: 8 h 30-9: 30 am
  • Lieu du service: Salle petit-déjeuner, Espace petit-déjeuner/dîner

Options repas

Equilibré , Régime particulier , Végétarien

Plat favori

Belgique Toast & Apple hollandais Flapjes
Ingrédients - servir 6 Sirop d'érable 4 Tbl cuillères, cuillères de beurre 7 Tbl, cassonade 1 tasse, 4 oeufs, lait 1,5 tasses, vanille 1 dash, cannelle tourbillonnent des tranches de pain. Préchauffer le four à, 300-325 degré (Convection) -Dans une petite casserole, mélanger le beurre, la cassonade et le sirop d'érable. Mélanger sur feu moyen jusqu'à ce qu'il commence à bouillonner uniformément ; -Bien mélanger et verser rapidement dans la cuisson ou les plaques, bas de couverture uniformément en métal. -Placer la première couche de tranches de pain Cannelle sur l'émail dans les ou les plaques allant au four. (Ajout de fromage à la crème/bleuet à la 2ème couche est facultative). -Mélanger les deux parties de Whipped Cream Cheese avec une part de la confiture de myrtille. Répartis sur la deuxième couche de pain Cannelle. Placer les tranches de cannelle avec myrtille/crème fromage face vers le bas sur le dessus de la 1ère couche -Battre les oeufs, le lait et la vanille et verser sur le pain uniformément. Laisser reposer jusqu'à ce que complètement absorbé (environ 30 minutes si le pain est gelé). -Cuire au four pendant 30 minutes, recouvrez-les de film et réglez le four chaud. -Pour servir, retirer (après avoir desserré les bords) une tranche au moment de la poêle, retournez-le sur le centre d'une plaque vitrée, face vers le haut. Juste avant de servir, ajouter une cuillère de table comble d'yogourt à la vanille sur le dessus de la tranche et de la poussière à la cannelle. Ajouter une tranche d'orange et une tranche de fraise.