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Waldo Emerson Inn Bed & Breakfast
Kennebunk Maine Bed and Breakfast
108 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME  04043
Toll Free - (877) 521-8776

A Four Season Bed and Breakfast Inn Located In
Kennebunk, Maine

Waldo Emerson Inn is a colonial style inn listed on 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.
The breakfast room is unchanged since it was built the year that George Washington was inaugurated, with a handsome fireplace used every morning during the autumn and winter months. The signatures in the windowpanes were scratched with diamond rings by many of the inhabitants who lived here between 1800 and 1850. A bountiful, three-course breakfast served between 8:00 and 9:30 each morning with the menu changing daily.


In spring, the inn and the town are abloom with tulips and daffodils. The air is brisk, the shops and restaurants are open, and the crowds are light.

Waldo Emerson Inn is a wonderful recollection of the past. You enter directly into the 251-year-old keeping room with its hand-hewn oak timbers hung with dried flowers, pewter, and copper.

In summer, flowers abound in the inn's gardens. We are just moments from the beach with parking permits and chairs provided. There are dozens of excellent restaurants nearby.

  The guests' parlor is a spacious, comfortable room with sofas and wing chairs. You're welcome to kick back and relax with a good book in front of the fire, watch cable TV, or enjoy a game of chess. Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks are available.


In autumn, the Kennebunks put on a spectacular show of fall color followed by lots of winter activities nearby. Enjoy a mug of fresh-pressed apple cider beside a roaring fire in the parlor.


The Inn offers four guest rooms each with handmade quilts, antiques, working fireplaces and private baths. During your stay, please stop by Mainely Quilts located in the carriage house next to the Inn.

Maine Bed and Breakfast Rates and Reservation Info

  • Rate without fireplace: $125, Rate with fireplace: $140.
  • Winter rates: without fireplace $95 or $110 with fireplace, in effect from November 1 until May 1 except holidays.
  • The inn is open year round.
  • Occupancy rates are subject to change. State and local taxes may apply.
  • Rates are for double occupancy. Each additional person: $15.
  • Minimum stay required on certain weekends.
  • We maintain a smoke free environment.
  • We cannot accommodate guest pets.
  • Children 6 and over are welcome. The Waldo room maybe available for infants.
  • No childcare is provided.
  • Consumption of alcohol is permitted (B.Y.O.B.)
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 10:30 am.

For cancellations received ten (10) days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date you will only be responsible for a $15 processing fee.

For cancellations received less than ten (10) days prior to your scheduled arrival date the full amount is due including a $15 processing fee minus any day(s) we are able to re-reserve your room. 


Waldo Emerson Inn Bed & Breakfast
Kennebunk Maine Bed and Breakfast
108 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME  04043
Toll Free - (877) 521-8776


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