Kennebec Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Lovely Inn in Bath, Maine

4.8 on October 17, 2017

A lovely restored home that is tastefully decorated--definitely an award winner! The host, Rachel, is very welcoming and provides a wealth of information about the area. She also serves an amazing breakfast. In addition, the location allows for a nice walk (0.5mi) to the quaint downtown and riverfront. Delighted we decided to stay in Bath. Hope to return next year :-)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. Looking forward to your return visit.

- rachel parlin (innkeeper)

Wish we could have stayed longer!

5 on September 05, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Kennebec Inn! Everything from the moment we arrived was perfect. Rachel made us feel at home and provided recommendations for out in town and breakfast in the morning was delicious. It was just a quick stop for us on our way down the coast, but we will sure to be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. Wish you could have stayed longer too. Hope to see you return.

- rachel parlin (innkeeper)

Super B&B

5 on November 07, 2016

We took a trip through New England and Canada to see the foliage and visit National Parks and other venues and were fortunate to book the Kennebec Inn. The service, room and food were outstanding as was the assistance rendered by Rachel with regard to sightseeing in the area. We are very pleased to highly recommend this excellent B&B in SW Maine.

Like being home- even better!

5 on August 11, 2016

Loved, loved Kennebec Inn! We were there for a long weekend and wish it could have been longer. Rachel was absolutely wonderful from the time we arrived through and until we sad our goodbyes. I felt like I was leaving a friend. She was warm, friendly and so very helpful. She asked us what we wanted to do or eat and make suggestions. She nailed it! The inn was comfy, clean and generous in space. Rachel is an outstanding cook as the breakfasts were definitely gourmet. All the little touches really meant a difference. We hope to go back sometime...miss her already....Julianne

The most lovely stay!

5 on July 15, 2016

Our time at the Kennebec Inn is not something we will forget. Rachel was the perfect host and made us feel right at home. The attention to detail was like nothing I had ever experienced before. The homemade breakfast each morning makes each day unique with the variety of food she prepares; each item more delicious than the last. You won't regret your stay at the Kennebec Inn. Hello from Mississippi, Rachel! Thanks again!


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.

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Rooms & Rates

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: $159 - $210

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: $159 - $205

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: $179 - $235

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: $149 - $195

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


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

Directions to property:

Conveniently located in MidCoast Maine with great access to U.S. Route 1.

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Library, Outdoor grilling, Piano, Pool , Park-like grounds, Inground swimming pool, Patio with fire pit and beach gear

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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, 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
  • Deposit Amount Required: Only if paying by check. Credit cards will not be charged, nor processed, until you stay with us.
  • Cancellations: Please see our Policy page for details.
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Rachel and Ralph 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

Signature Dish

We have many great dishes; all seasonal.

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