Waldo Emerson Inn      
108 Summer St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-6620, USA    
(207) 985-4250
 
 

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Description

Circa 1753. The Waldo Emerson Inn offers the discerning traveler all the modern amenities with a touch of elegant whimsy set in one the most historically significant homes in the Kennebunks. Once a summer retreat for the famous poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, this top-rated Kennebunkport bed and breakfast now welcomes guests to recharge and rejuvenate. Enjoy charming rooms with private en-suite baths, free Wi-Fi, and gourmet breakfasts by the London-trained chef and innkeeper. Located next to the famous Wedding Cake House, the inn is only a few minutes from the heart of Kennebunkport's shopping, dining and beach scene, while offering a serene retreat from the tourist bustle.use.

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Rates

$169 to $299

Off Season: $139 to $249

Payment Types Accepted Include Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Visa, Discover, Master Card and American Express.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

This property has 6 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 with fireplaces. The types of beds available include Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • FAX On-site
  • Gym Nearby
  • Internet Access
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Seminars
    • Quilters Retreats

Parking

Plenty on-site complementary parking

Inns Of Interest

    • Boats
    • Civil War
    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers
    • Farms and Orchards
    • Gardens
    • Lighthouses
    • Literary Figures Asscociated With Inns
    • Llama Ranches
    • Movie Locations
    • National Historic Register
    • Old Mills
    • Revolutionary War
    • Taverns
    • Tunnels, Caves, Secret Passageways
    • Underground Railroad
    • Unusual Architecture
    • War of 1812
    • Who Slept/Visited Here

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

For cancellations made more than 14 days before your scheduled arrival date your deposit will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellations made 14 days or less prior to your arrival date are non-refundable for the full reservation unless we are able to re-book the room, in which case, only the cancellation fee will be charged. We require 30 days cancellation notice for Peak Season (July-October), Major Holidays, Special Events and Christmas Prelude. Early departure falls within our cancellation policy. There are no refunds for early departure.

Check-in/Check-out

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Other Activities

    • Water Sports
    • Tennis
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Amusement Park

Historic Interest

The Inn is one of the oldest remaining house in Kennebunk and has had several famous owners. The original Dutch gambrel was constructed by one Waldo Emerson in 1753. Waldo, great-uncle of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the poet/essayist, made a tidy profit building clipper ships on the river behind the house. It was inherited through marriage by Theodore Lyman, who made a fortune building ships on the site and added the enormous addition in 1784 as a wedding gift for his second wife.

Historic Awards:

  • State Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Wedding Cake House next door to the Inn. It was part of this property until 1983. This in was part of the Underground Railroad.

Other Awards:

Diamond Select

Nearby College/University

New England University


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Great romantic getaway

My wife and I stayed here and had a WONDERFUL romantic weekend. Gracious and friendly host with a gourmet breakfast. Fireplace in the room added the just-right romantic touch. When we are back in the area, this is definitely where we will stay! Historical lineage an added plus. P.S. Compared with other inns on the beach, the rates are super competitive.
Tom Genchur
Lakeland, FL
12/12/2008

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Romantic

This Inn is very romantic.
Dana Dakers
Portland, ME
12/11/2008

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Romantic

The Waldo Emerson Inn is a romantic destination! The breakfast was wonderfully delicious! The innkeepers were excellent in providing us attentive and personal service.
Dorothy Quigley
Long Beach, CA
12/10/2008

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Romantic

Great place and innkeepers - very lovely place - just right for romance and relaxtion. Our stay was topped by a most terrific Dutch apple flapjes breakfast.
Steve Anderson
Amhurst, MA
12/10/2008

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Best b&b I've ever been to!

my boyfriend and I visited the Emerson in September. the host was so welcoming and nice.! The food was outstanding and rooms nice and cozy. We loved it!!
Brittney

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Service over the phone

I called the Waldo Emerson Inn today to book a room, and the person that answered the phone was extremely rude. I asked about availability and the lady snapped at me that they were all booked. Then, when I asked if there were any other bed and breakfasts in the area she could recommend she said NO, and hung up. I have never stayed at this Inn, and based on the service over the phone I never would.
Tonya Taylor

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At A Glance

6 Review(s)
83% would stay again
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