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Bufflehead Cove

PO Box 499 , Kennebunk, ME 04046 USA (Show map)

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Come to Bufflehead Cove for peace and pampering in a very private setting right on the water. Famous Kennebunkport village is just around the bend of the river. Bring your kayak or bike and explore, or just sit on our front porch and read a good book.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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5 on August 13, 2014

This was a great find! The inn is close to town, but so peaceful and quiet on the river. Very relaxing for a romantic weekend getaway. There was a couple staying there that return every year. I would definitely come back and highly recommend this inn!

Excellent hidden Inn

5 on August 03, 2014

This was our second stay at BuffleHead Inn. The location is hidden at the end of a rustic road on the tidal river just west of the town of Kennebunkport. The porch for breakfast is massive and is on the river looking at the town. There is no better location. The rooms, the food, the family owners are all excellent.


5 on August 03, 2014

Wonderfully quiet and peaceful with excellent views of the cove and inherent bird life. Breakfasts on the porch were delicious, comforting and spectacular with the cove below. The Garden Room was very comfortable and spacious. Recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and beautiful place.

Amazing stay

4.8 on January 09, 2014

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon trip. We had booked the garden room, which is amazingly beautiful and spacious! The innkeepers were so helpful and friendly that we immediately felt like at home. We will definitely come back!

Wonderful experience

5 on December 16, 2013

We stayed with Bufflehead Cove B/B this past fall (2013). Could not have enjoyed the evening and breakfast more! Wonderful hospitality, excellent breakfast & a memory to last forever! Don't miss this opportunity! Gracious host! John & Brenda, Clay City (Lexington area), KY

Never a disappointment

4.6 on June 28, 2013

My wife and I have been coming to Bufflehead Cove Inn for well over ten years, typically 2-3 times a season. We have loved every minute of our time there even in times of foul weather. The rooms are all unique and very personal. Wonderful beds with terrific linens. With the sole exception of the Garden Room, all the rooms view the Kennebunk River. The Garden Room, even without the river view, has its own charm and is delightful. Breakfast on the wide covered porch overlooking the ever changing river is a wonderful way to begin the day. Harriet is an excellent hostess and she has passed on her knowledge and charm to her son Erin. Our only complaint is that the inn has become too popular and it is difficult to book a room.

Very happy gursts

5 on June 25, 2013

We enjoy our stay so much we have been back 4 timrs. E & L

The Very Best

5 on June 24, 2013

This was the latest of many stays at Bufflehead Cove. It is simply wonderful. The rooms could not be any nicer and the breakfast is excellent. We have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts, and this is our very favorite. I do not have one criticism. Everything is top of the line. Mary Lou Joseph

Tranquil Serenity

5 on June 14, 2013

When we first visited Bufflehead Cove Inn in June 2012, we knew we had discovered an extraordinary retreat.We have just returned from our second visit and fallen even more deeply in love with this very special inn. Bufflehead Cove Inn is so peaceful, private and restorative, tension just slips away, replaced by an incredible sense of joy and gratitude that such a beautiful oasis exists. Prepare to be spoiled by delicious, bountiful breakfasts,( included with your room rate ) served on the spacious front porch overlooking the gorgeous Kennebunk River, where birds sing happily and sailboats bob on the sun dappled water. If rain dares to intrude, you will dine in the charming dining room, amongst vases filled with fabulous fresh flowers from the garden. Freshly made smoothies served in champagne flutes, scrumptious apple coffeecake and luscious asparagus strata are just a few of the morning menu items. "The Hideaway" is our favorite room. There is a charming little deck with a bistro table set for two. Each morning pre-breakfast coffee is silently set on that table, which is quite a magical gesture. The Hideaway has a spacious sitting room, a very pretty two sided fireplace, massive jacuzzi tub, an immensely comfortable bed with plenty of plump pillows and more darling bouquets of flowers! There is even a mini fridge tucked inside the closet for stashing champagne and snacks for an intimate picnic. The staff ensures that your room is in pristine condition each day when you return from exploring the area, and nightly turn down is accompanied by very tasty little chocolates. The innkeepers are so gracious, welcoming, hospitable and helpful, but never intrusive. With their impeccable sense of style, attention to detail and generous concern for your well being, they are the quintessential hosts. If you are lucky enough to stay at the Bufflehead Cove inn, you too will have discovered the perfect "Hideaway".

Wonderful Hideaway for Relaxing

5 on June 02, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. The hosts are so gracious and helpful. We loved the wine and cheese on the afternoon after a day of touring. Our hosts could help with things to do and places to dine. We also enjoyed just sitting on the wonderful porch after a busy day to watch the ducks swim by on the river. We have already booked for return visit.

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Location Type

near beaches, overlooks village, wooded river side, near ocean, near village


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Kennebunk exit on Maine Turnpike, rt. 95: take left on rt. 35 south, cross intersection of 35 and rt. 1, continue on rt. 35 for 3.1 miles, watch on Right for Market Day sign, take next left on Bufflehead Cove road, follow to inn on left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, nature reserves, musical events, coastal tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , dock, boat launch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, whale watching, lobster boat rides, theaters, President Bush watching ( the senior ), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 9:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We take a first night deposit or half of a week long stay
  • Cancellations: There is a two week cancellation notice for full refund of deposit. If you cancel within the two weeks we refund the deposit when we re-book the room.



Jim and Harriet Gott

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Jim and Harriet love to travel. They spent the winter of 1999 and 2000 in New Zealand, hiking, trout fishing, camping, kayaking and enjoying the people and geography of New Zealand. They have spent time in Mexico, Guatamala, Costa Rica, Ireland, England and Spain and Italy.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: private cottage, breakfast delivered, porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



PO Box 499 , Kennebunk, ME 04046 USA (Show map)

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