Welcome to Waldo Emerson Inn

parlorWaldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful recollection of the past. You enter directly into the 255-year-old keeping room with its hand-hewn oak timbers hung with dried flowers, pewter, and copper. The Inn offers four romantic guest rooms each with working fireplaces, with heated marble tiled floors..

beachJuly and August means sun time at our world famous beaches!. 4th of July FIREWORKS on the Kennebunk beach. Enjoy sailing, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, summer arts festivals and fantastic beaches. Maine’s coastline, the rocky shores and picturesque lighthouses, lobster dinner and so much more..

Waldo-Emerson Inn in the fall, Kennebunkport MaineWaldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast is truly a four-season inn. 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. In summer, flowers abound in the inn’s gardens. Winter is a Wonderland Get-Away. Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport Maine

We proudly announce our new venue for Engagements, Weddings, Corporate and that special Social event. Contact us about planning your (small) wedding or special event a photo op at the famous and romantic Wedding Cake House next door to the Inn. Summer at the Inn: The most fantastic beaches shops and restaurants. Celebrate a great New England Beach weekend.

Tour The Inn


The guests’ parlor is a spacious, comfortable room
with sofas and wing chairs. 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.

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.
The Inn has a rich Underground Railroad history with various
intriguing hiding places in the cellar and attics


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A restored shipbuilders mansion next to the Kennebunk river with working fireplaces for a relaxing romantic getaway. Let us exceed your expectations of a bed and breakfast with our terrific Dutch breakfast and afternoon tea in the Inn’s historic parlor or in the shade of our large oak trees. We offer plenty of free parking. We are just minutes from the beach with complimentary beach parking passes, beach chairs & towels, bikes and high speed (wireless) web access from all rooms.Make a Reservation