Travel Guide: Kennebunkport, Maine
Length of Stay: 2 Nights
I’ve heard for some time now how cute and charming Kennebunkport, Maine is and, after taking a road trip with Marisa there last week, I can confirm that the place lives up to the hype! This post highlights my time there and provides info. on where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and of course what to wear! As always, if you have any questions shoot them over!
WHERE WE STAYED:
This past summer that I had the opportunity to experience a Lark hotel property for the first time when in Martha’s Vineyard. I was blown away by how much detail and thought went into the interior decor and the perfect styling of each room. Since then, I’ve wanted to check out more Lark properties, so was excited to see that the Captain Fairfield Inn was in Kennebunkport.
When we arrived, we were welcomed by a husband and wife duo that runs (and actually lives in an apartment adjacent to the hotel) the Captain Fairfield Inn. They are the sweetest people ever and make sure your stay is more than perfect. From chatting with you about what to do during your visit, to preparing a homemade breakfast each morning, it was such a treat getting to know them. The hotel itself gives off a nice warm and homey vibe. When you walk through the front door you truly do feel like you are walking into the comfort of your own home, but with the amenities of a hotel.
Marissa and I instantly fell in love with our room, especially the beautiful bathroom and patio off the back. The nights really cool down which was perfect for using their outdoor fireplace as well as the one in our room.
< love that they have darker make-up towels >
< they had fresh baked, salted, chocolate chip cookies each afternoon >
WHAT TO DO:
Kennebunkport is a fairly small town, so we spent the majority of our time just walking around and popping in and out of shops. The hotel is perfectly situated, just a short walk from town (approximately 5 minutes). The weather was beautiful so we tried to stay outside as much as possible. I would be lying though, if I didn’t admit that a significant portion of our time was also spent indulging in fresh seafood and planning out next meal!
Bush Family Compound – I’m embarrassed to say that we had all intentions of driving by here and never got around to it. But, next time I head back I will be making this a priority. We heard great things.
Spaces Kennebunkport – Such a cute shop to pop into where you can find a big selection of stylish gifts and home furnishings.
Chek out the beaches – Kennebunk Beach + Gooch’s Beach are two that are frequently visited and both were lovely, although it was a little too cool for us to lay on the beach.
WHERE TO EAT:
The Clam Shack – Right in the heart of town, this popular spot builds a line quick, but is known for their fresh seafood. Everything is outside and they have a few picnic tables off to the side where you can enjoy your meal.
Earth at Hidden Pond – Marissa and I attempted to eat here especially after all your recommendations, but unfortunately when we stopped in for lunch on our last day it wasn’t open to the public. Such a bummer to have missed this gem, but the picture alone I was able to snap gives a glimpse of how awesome the decor and interior of this restaurant is. Will definitely be on my list when I return.
Cape Pier Chowder House – Right outside of town (about a 8 minute drive from the hotel), this restaurant is right on the water and super laid back. They are known for their clam strips so make sure to get a basket to share! We hung around until sunset where we had a gorgeous view right on the water.
Rococo’s Ice Cream – Homemade and delicious, need I say more?! I went for half molasses gingersnap and half pumpkin spice.
Hurricane – Our favorite meal of the trip! You have to try the ahi tuna tacos, they are out of this world! We went for dinner and had a seat right at the window overlooking the water. If you can, make sure to ask for a table by the window so you can enjoy the view.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
Make sure you take the time to drive around the town (and just outside of town). Kennebunkport is one of those places that you never know what you may stumble upon. Plus, there is gorgeous blue water everywhere, making a ountry drive that much more enjoyable.
If you are a dog lover, you must pop into Scalawags! I ended up spending way more than I want Matt to know here, but couldn’t resist so many adorable items for Hadley. She turns 4 this week (umm where has time gone?!) so I of course had to treat her to a few extra goodies!