There is nothing more magical than a coastal inn at Christmas, and the Kennebunkport Inn reminds me of something right out of a Hallmark movie. I just need my prince to come and it will be perfect! But seriously, even when it is not Christmas, it is such a charming cozy place to visit. Located right in the heart of Dock Square, the Inn was built in the 1890’s to a wealthy coffee and tea merchant who spared no expense. Much of the original structure of the mansion still stands today, with a few modern updates for the most luxurious, yet comfortable of experiences.
The charm of this inn is second to none and the rooms are so cozy, but also extremely historical, I feel my imagination running wild with days of yonder. They have a ton of common areas for guests to hang out, mingle, and just relax. From the Burleigh restaurant, to a cozy little side nook, which also has coffee and tea, to a living room with a cozy fire place and of course a gorgeous patio area that is classic New England. The rooms are equally classical mixed with modern amenities, that you don’t ever want to leave, especially at Christmas time.
For 41 years Kennebunkport has been a Christmas destination with their Christmas Prelude, a holiday extravaganza through out the Kennebunks from tree lightings, to Santa arriving on a lobster boat, to caroling in the square, to hat parades and so much more! ‘Tis the season to be in Kennebunkport! And I love it! My two favorite seasons are Christmas and Nautical and when they collide it is heaven! Kennebunkport does it so seamlessly and it truly is an experience that has become a holiday tradition for me.
Christmas at Kennebunkport Inn
While the town is decorated from street end to street end in Christmas decor, Kennebunkport Inn looks like it belongs in a Hallmark Christmas movie. From their Tinsel Bar at the Burleigh, to what feels like hundreds of elegant trees decorated through out the hotel, to the buffalo plaid throw blankets on the Adirondack chairs outside on their patio, it is a festive Christmas escape, that truly does feel like home away from home, but so much better, because I don’t live in a historical inn nor do I decorate like this. Whether you stay here or just stop in for a drink at the Tinsel Bar, it is a must if you are in New England.
Have you ever been to Kennebunkport? Is there a hotel you live to visit this time of year?
Past a Nautical Christmas Posts
Day 1: Blogmas
Day 2: Trimming the Tree
Day 3: Christmas PJ’s
Day 4: 2022 Nautical Christmas Ornament
Day 5: Bryant Park’s Winter Village
Day 6: A Christmas Chappy
Day 7: Christmas Graphic
Day 8: 2022 Skate ornament
Day 9: Stress of the season
Day 10: 2022 Christmas Mugs
Day 11: Christmas Cards
Day 12: Beauty Advent Calendar Days 1 to 12
Day 13: 2022 Christmas Village Pieces
Day 14: Christmas Green
Day 15: Shelburne Lights
Day 16: Unpopular Holiday opinions