Waldo Emerson Inn      
108 Summer St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-6620, USA    
(877) 521-8776, (207) 985-4250
 
 

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$125
- $205


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Description

Circa 1753. Gracing the popular ocean community, this historic four-season inn is a welcoming place to stay. The 252-year-old keeping room with hand-hewn oak timbers exudes an inviting ambiance. Play chess or watch cable TV in the parlor by the fire. Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided. King pumpkin pine plank floors, original folk art paintings, sculpture, antiques and handmade quilts highlight the distinctive guest bedrooms that offer garden, meadow and forest views. Sleep in a brass, cast iron or sleigh bed. The Waldo Room is perfect for families. A bountiful three-course breakfast with a changing menu is served on the massive oak table in the fireside breakfast room. Browse the Mainely Quilts and Gift Shop in the adjacent carriage house.

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Rates

$125 to $205

Off Season: $105 to $155

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, 1 with fireplace, 6 with hot tubs, 4 guest houses and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Queen, King and Twin.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Daily Newspapers
  • Desk
  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Gym Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Modem Connection
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

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

Parking

Plenty on-site complementary parking

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages
  • Nutritonal Counseling/Weight Management

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 received Eleven (11) days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date you will only be responsible for a $15 processing fee. For cancellations received Ten (10) days or less before your scheduled arrival date the full amount is due including a $15 processing fee minus any day(s) we are able to re-book your room.

Check-in/Check-out

after 1:30 PM / before 10:30 AM


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

Waldo Emerson Inn is a Colonial style inn listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is 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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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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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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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

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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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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