Bufflehead Cove

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


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

Our trip to paradise!

5 on July 24, 2016

Location & hospitality were beyond great. Room was perfect with a breakfast to match. Located on the tidal Kennebunk River with specular views. Hosts were most gracious & knowledgeable of the areas sites to to visit.

A place you shouldn't miss!

4.6 on July 13, 2016

Beautiful, charming house, wonderful landscape, very friendly host/staff. We have loved our stay there one night and would have stayed longer, but there was all booked. The view from the surrounding garden over the river is fantastic. Facilities with many aesthetic details. We enjoyed the 5:30p.m.-cheese-fruit-and-wine-time and also the delicious breakfast which was served outside on the porch. Very close to Kennebunkport, a very charming place. We only can recommend it!

Bufflehead Cove...Simply Amazing!

4.6 on June 20, 2016

The Inn is beautiful, and in a great location. Staff was outstanding as was the food!

Great Location

4.8 on June 04, 2016

If you are looking for a nice quiet getaway this is it. Overlooking the river makes you feel so comfortable. The breakfast by Helena is so filling for a great start to the day. HArriet and Erin are the perfect hosts. They can assist you with day planning and meals. A perfect getaway. We are already booked for next year!! Rooms are open and airy and very comfortable

Absolute heaven!

5 on May 22, 2016

Our favorite relaxing, peaceful hideaway anywhere! The best in customer service, delicious breakfasts, friendly owners and staff, and superb location. Can't wait to return!

First stay at Buffaloed Cove

4.4 on May 11, 2016

Owners and family are very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Love the fact that the inn is set back off the road and right on the cove.

Peaceful stay

5 on November 01, 2015

This is our second year to stay here, and we have rebooked for 2016. The breakfast is so generous that my husband and I don't need lunch. Very clean as usual. Bottled water is furnished every day. We stay in the hideaway room which is very private overlooking the kennybunk river. The value is excellent. They bring breakfast to our room every morning. They make us feel very special while we're there. The gas fireplace is Devine. Can't say enough about bufflehead cove inn - it's a gem! Moe and lorraine

Like staying with old friends

5 on October 24, 2015

I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts but only one comes even close to the Bufflehead Inn for ambience, beauty and comfort. Harriet (and her family)is are so professional when it comes to providing a warm welcome, caring atmosphere, delicious food (breakfast!!! Snacks!!! Hot coffee and teas at all times and a 5pm wine and cheese plate. Somehow how she even managed to provide interesting and comedic guests to entertain and interact with. (The breakfast hour was more like a morning party time! Fun! And the setting - perched on Bufflehead Cove we could watch the birds, the watch the fall foliage.,, it was quiet and serene and restful. And our room? I'd like to take it home as well! Comfortable, functional and lovely!

Great place to stay in Kennebunkport

4.4 on September 05, 2015

Quiet and comfortable B&B right on Kennebunk River. Welcoming hosts and fantastic breakfasts.

One of Maine's finest.

5 on August 26, 2015

You will not enjoy a finer breakfast anywhere

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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