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


4.8 on June 05, 2017

We stayed 3 nights in River Cottage at this Inn. A fantastic separate Cottage, very quiet and private. The location, comfort, hospitality, breakfasts, etc etc were all superb! Not the cheapest, but highly recommended!

Cozy Treasure!

5 on June 05, 2017

My daughter and I loved our over night stay at Bufflehead Cove and wish we could have stayed all summer! Our room was delightful with a warm gas fire to welcome us on a cold, rainy night. The breakfast was delicious and elegant and the service was above and beyond. A nice touch was wine and cheese in the gathering room with other guests in the early evening. We didn't want to leave this oasis!

Relaxing Hideaway

5 on June 04, 2017

A perfect place to relax and unwind on the Bufflehead River. All rooms are fantastic. Harriet and Erin welcome you with the feeling of being a friend coming to visit. And Helena makes a wonderful filling breakfast that can be enjoyed on the porch or dining room overlooking the river. Highly recommend. We are already booked for next year-21st visit!!

A lovely place to stay

5 on May 25, 2017

The setting, accommodation, breakfasts and hosts are all superb. The hosts go out of their way to accommodate your stay and give suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Kennebunkport is a charming town to visit and this is a great ,quiet place to stay.

Warm hosts, relaxing atmosphere

5 on March 24, 2017

The hosts and the accommodations and the fabulous breakfasts make Buffleheadcove the absolute best place to stay. I have stayed at othe B&Bs and none can compare.

Bufflehead Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunk

5 on November 14, 2016

Our stay at the Bufflehead Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunk was wonderful. It is located on the shores of the Kennebunk river. The room was amazing and the breakfast was delightful. Breathtaking views of the Kennebunk river. Such a peaceful and ideal setting.

Charming Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on October 21, 2016

Our kids chose Bufflehead Cove for us as a gift. We were pleasantly surprised at the historical charm, peaceful setting, and overall comfort we experienced. The breakfasts were elegant and delicious. A best-kept secret to be discovered!

Our vacation on the Kennebunk River edge

5 on September 29, 2016

For the two of us, the 'River Cottage' at Bufflehead Cove Inn was the most relaxing spot to be together and recharge our souls. The cottage is nicely designed with many amenities that make your stay even more comfortable than you can imagine. The owners are most courteous to all parties and make you feel at home away from home. The service at Bufflehead Cove Inn goes to the extremes to meet your every need. As a bed and breakfast business, their breakfasts must be rated a 10, with beautiful presentation and flowers. We really appreciated the fresh flowers in our cottage. Lastly, we will highly recommend Bufflehead Cove Inn to our friends and family. Thank you for our time there.

Excellent place to go

5 on September 05, 2016

Beautiful place, people and breakfast. Highly recommend for a romantic getaway.

The Way Life Should Be

5 on September 03, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in the Hideaway room at Bufflehead Cove Inn. Coffee arrived at 7:00am every morning just steps outside the room, sipping coffee in the early morning hours seated in the Adirondack chairs facing the cove was beyond beautiful and relaxing, as was the delicious breakfast served daily on the porch overlooking the River. Bufflehead Cove Inn is delightful where nothing is over looked including tasty afternoon treats and early evening wine and cheese which makes every moment a small celebration. Erin is a fantastic host, pleasant, knowledgeable yet he leaves just the right amount of personal space to enjoy all the Inn offers. The weather was beyond fantastic during our stay in late August which made it even more difficult to leave this lovely Inn. The Way Life Should Be……

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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

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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.
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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


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