Kennebec Inn

696 High Street , Bath, ME 04530 USA (Show map)


Innkeepers Kenneth and Rachel Parlin invite you to experience comfort and warm hospitality in their Bed and Breakfast, located in historic Bath, Maine. Providing many premier amenities of a luxury hotel, while balanced with the personalized treatment and service that only intimate lodging accommodations can provide, the Kennebec Inn has been the B&B of choice by guests of Bath, Maine for over eight years. This grand Italianate house was built in the early 1850's by Captain James B. Perkins during what was coined "The Halcyon Days of Bath." 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 was later lost at sea in 1869. One hundred and fifty-five years later the house was purchased by Ken and Rachel where they meticulously restored it to its former beauty. For the past eight years years, they have been offering this bed and breakfast as your home away from home.'re at the Kennebec Inn.



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


5 on October 13, 2012

Lovely house; charming hostess; delicious breakfast. A wonderful experience!

Lovely Place to Stay, Exceptional Service

5 on September 06, 2012

Must stay. I highly recommend Kennebec Inn. We loved our stay at Kennebec Inn. The rooms ware clean and beautiful and Rachel is a great host and chef. Great cooking and personal treatment.

Kennebec Inn

5 on August 26, 2012

The inn was very clean. Our experience was very nice. Delicious breakfast in the morning!

The Perfect Pampering

4.8 on August 12, 2012

You feel so taken care of. Rachel is the perfect hostess! She is so accommodating in every way and you feel so taken care of!

Weekend Getaway

5 on July 26, 2012

Wife and I just moved the week before and needed a weekend off. So restful and welcoming, just what we needed. Loved it.

Welcoming and wonderful

5 on February 27, 2012

I've stayed at kennebec Inn 3 times. Innkeeper Rachel parlin always welcomes me like an old friend, cooks delicious (lavish!) breakfasts, and keeps this lovely inn spotlessly clean and comfy. It's close to Maine Maritime Museum & town.

Like home

5 on November 07, 2011

I like the Kennebec Inn. I like the hostess. She is very very nice. I lived here as I live at home. I will come here when I come back.

Beautifully renovated

3.8 on September 20, 2011

1850's completly renovated and very warm and comfortable. Charming hosts.

Sparkling clean and lovely B & B

5 on August 20, 2011

Enjoyed the room, the pool, the amazing breakfasts. Every detail of the B & B has been thought through and attended to. My room was spacious and truly comfortable and very clean, as was the room of my friends. Bath has much to offer, and it's on the way to lots of places on the Maine coast. I couldn't have chosen a better B & B. Rachel's a perfect hostess as well!

One of the Best B & B's I've Found

5 on July 13, 2011

Ken and Rachel are excellent hosts. Rachel is a fantastic cook. We could not have been more pleased with our three night stay. It will definitely be our choice if we return to Maine.

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Rooms & Rates

The Remington Room

The Remington Room, in the carriage house attached to the main Inn, exemplifies rustic charm. The room, painted in a Navaho white with white trim, has beautiful exposed post and beams. The art work throughout the room are all original Remington prints. The room over looks the park-like grounds, and the inground swimming pool. It's furnished with a queen pencil post bed, draped with white linen and thick pillows. There is a cherry bureau, a leather club chair with ottoman, TV, and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $185

The Captain Perkins Room

The Captain Perkins Room is very large and elegant with a walk-in closet. The walls are painted in a light salmon with white trim. The five windows let in the natural light that gleams on the wide pine floor that has an original hand knotted rug from India that is very soft to the bare feet. The room is furnished with a king four-poster mahogany bed. There is also a four-poster mahogany twin bed. The end tables by the bed have Stifel brass lamps for easy reading, and an antique brass pole lamp by the twin bed. A flat screen TV and air conditioning are also included in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $205

The Captain Reed Room

The Captain Reed Room is painted in a soft cream yellow with white wood trim. The five windows let in the natural light that gleams on the original refinished wide pine bedroom floor. The Ethan Allen queen four-poster beehive bed is covered in white linen. The bedroom walls have ship prints and the room is furnished with two stuffed wingback chairs and an oak drop leaf writing desk, TV, and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

The America's Cup Room

The America's Cup Room in the carriage house is attached to the main Inn. The room is painted in a Navaho white with white wood trim and exposed post and beams. The artwork throughout the room is American's Cup prints. The room overlooks the park-like grounds, and inground swimming pool. It is furnished with an Ethan Allen queen four-poster rice bed, with a pillow top mattress, draped with white linen and thick spa pillows. There is a large armoire for clothing, flat screen TV, air conditioning, leather club chair with an ottoman and an arm chair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $190

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 38 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fireplace, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Pool , Park-like grounds, Inground swimming pool, Patio with Fire Pit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Maine Maritime Museum, Hyde School, Bowdoin College, Popham Beach State Park, Outdoor Concerts, Local art walks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a minumum stay during Peak Season on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Kenneth and Rachel Parlin

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About the innkeepers

Restoring old homes and helping guests of Maine enjoy their time in our wonderful state.

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  • Time Served: from 8:00 to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian