8.01.2012

Wish We Were Here: Cape Arundel Inn, Kennebunkport

Summer is not over yet, and August is one of the best times of the year to visit the coast of Maine.  So let’s take a little midweek escape, shall we?

You drive.  No, let’s fly.  It doesn’t matter how we get there.

Let’s just sit here.


Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara brought a lot of attention to Kennebunkport, Maine, during his presidency due to his owning a home there.  The Cape Arundel Inn, the only oceanfront inn in Kennebunkport, just happens to be the former president’s neighbor.


Cape Arundel Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine

This quaint, restored inn, under the ownership of new innkeepers, has been a landmark in Kennebunkport since 1895.  



Sitting high on a knoll, the Inn offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the crashing surf.


Some rooms at the Cape Arundel Inn actually have views of Bush’s home.  Here’s a sneak peek of the new rooms since new ownership took over. This is room 8.  I love what the owners have done with the d├ęcor.  It went from feminine floral to sea-calming, tranquil elegance. I personally love blues and grays in an oceanfront home.


And you know when I’m on vacation, I like to eat.  Cape Arundel Inn has one of the best restaurants in Kennebunkport under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Richard Lemoine.  The reviews on open table will make your mouth water.  I’m so disappointed that I could not make it to Kennebunkport this summer to experience this cuisine and the quintessential feel of staying in a shingle-style New England Inn.



It must be heavenly to wake up and know you will have this delicious spread waiting for you in the dining room.  I spy a scone.  Oh, it’s so mine!



After we stuff ourselves with scones, muffins, and fresh juice, let’s sit on the porch awhile and take in the sea breeze.



Who knows? You may even get to see some former presidents while in the area.

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208 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, Maine

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