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About The Inn at English Meadows

Located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village and just a short walk from Dock Square in Kennebunkport, this recently renovated, historic Kennebunk, Maine inn has welcomed travelers from all over the world for more than 75 years. The Inn at English Meadows is a testament to timeless elegance and warm hospitality offering modern amenities and contemporary coastal charm.

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Our History

The former Greek Revival style home was first built by local farmer Asa English circa 1860. The English home was one of the very first homes in the area to incorporate indoor plumbing. As a testament to this, guests staying in the Sunrise room, the home’s original master bedroom, will note an arched doorway and a serpentine wall that was designed to call attention to this important feature. 


The English family began a dairy business after the Civil War, keeping the cattle in the attached barn and renting rooms in the main house. Later, the barn became a carriage house, which was eventually divided into seven guest rooms. The hayloft inside the old barn became the second floor of the inn and the uppermost part was converted into a large suite that spans the entire third level and is now called the Carriage House Suite. The tack room, which had been added at the back of the carriage house to store the saddles, bridles, and other equipment for the English family horses, is now a beautiful suite with a gas fireplace, private entrance, a luxurious modern bathroom, and a bedroom surrounded by three walls of windows. Repurposed original pine floorboards can be found throughout the inn. In the 1950s, a small private 2-bedroom cottage, now referred to as the Bungalow, was added in the rear meadow. 


Each owner has left an impression on this storied Kennebunk, Maine inn throughout the years, working tirelessly to keep it looking pristine through the rugged Maine winters and salty mist of summer. In the fall of 2023, siblings Jack and Diane Pace, and Jack’s wife Jane took ownership of the inn. Seasoned inn and resort owners throughout the southern Maine coastline, they are extremely excited to carry on the family owned traditions of this historic property and bring some added contemporary amenities to enhance the guest experience!

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Inn at English Meadows Amenities

  • Frette fine linens

  • Bathrobes

  • Toiletries by Malin+Goetz

  • The most comfortable beds by Vera Wang

  • 2 EV Charging station

  • WiFi Internet access

  • Flat-screen TVs

  • Air conditioning in all rooms

  • Nespresso machines

  • Fireplaces in some rooms and both guest lounges

  • Afternoon fresh baked cookies

  • Charcuterie boards for purchase

  • Brand new wine bar, beer, and spirits for purchase

  • And please see our EXTRAS page for additional specials to enhance your stay!

Our Location

Discover rocky coastlines, scenic lighthouses, and, of course, fresh, local seafood.

The Inn at English Meadows is centrally located close to: 

  • Dock Square ... just a short 5 minute walk to a vibrant downtown on the waterfront, where restaurants, galleries, and shops are plentiful.

  • Gooches Beach ... a gorgeous stretch of beach, stunning ocean and island views, and marine and shorebird wildlife. 

  • And there's so much more to Explore!

Walk to Dock Square

Only 90 minutes from Boston: The charming village of Kennebunkport, Maine is a key location on the state’s rocky south coast. Featuring beautiful beaches, boutique and specialty shopping, art galleries and studios, historic waterfront buildings, and a wonderful variety of restaurants and eateries, Kennebunkport is the ideal destination for your New England getaway.

  • What time is check-in and check-out?
    Check-in time is from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Check-out is by 11:00 AM. For full details, please visit our Check-In/Out Policy Policies
  • Is the Inn pet friendly?
    Yes! The Inn has two pet friendly accommodations, the Tack Room Suite and our seasonal Bungalow cottage. We allow one dog per room for an additional fee of $30 per night. We are happy to provide a dog bed and extra towels to help keep your pet cozy and comfortable! In consideration of the comfort of all of our guests, and to preserve the condition of our high-quality linens and furnishings, we request that pets be kept off of guestroom beds and furniture! Pets must be accompanied by their owners at all times. One exception to this: with the permission of the innkeeper, guests may leave their dog in the guestroom or cottage for up to 2 hours ONLY if happily crated. Dogs are not allowed in any common areas of the Inn, including the dining room. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on our patio during breakfast service as long as they’re quiet and on a leash. Under no circumstances may pets be left uncrated and unattended in the guest room for any period of time. Doing so may forfeit the remainder of your reservation without a refund. Owners must ensure that their pets are quiet and pick up after them. Any damage caused during your pet’s visit will be charged to your credit card. Dogs must be kept on a leash outside per Kennebunk leash law.
  • How to I add specials and add-ons to my reservation?
    How to add specials and add-ons to your booking: Please indicate that you’d like to book a Specials Package and/or Signature Add-On in the comments section when booking online. If you or your guest have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please also include this in the comments section of your reservation.
  • Is the Inn open year round?
    Yes, with the exception of a few winter holidays, we are open year round.
  • Do you have parking?
    Yes, we have parking for one car per guest room reserved. And we also have EV stations for guests’ use.
  • Can I walk to town and attractions?
    YES! We are less than half a mile to downtown where the waterfront, galleries, restaurants, and shopping are plentiful.
  • Do you have a restaurant?
    We do not have a restaurant. But we do serve a delicious breakfast daily to our guests, and afternoon charcuterie boards and bites are available upon request. We also offer dinner packages and cooking classes upon request. Please call for details.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    The Inn at English Meadows is a small boutique hotel. Therefore, we are significantly affected by cancellations and must adhere to a strict cancellation policy. For cancellations made more than 14 days before your scheduled arrival date your deposit will be refunded, less a $30 processing fee. For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to your arrival date you are responsible for and you will be charged for the full reservation unless we are able to re-book the room, in which case, only the cancellation fee will be charged. We require 30 days cancellation notice for July and August, Major Holidays, Special Events and Christmas Prelude. We suggest you purchase trip insurance as cancellations may be unavoidable.

Learn more about The Inn at English Meadows Policies 

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