Welcome to Waldo Emerson Inn

parlorWaldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful recollection of the past. You enter directly into the 264-year-old keeping room with its hand-hewn oak timbers hung with dried flowers, pewter, and copper. The Inn offers Six romantic guest rooms four with working fireplaces, ensuite modern bathrooms with marble tiled floors (some heated)

Think Spring in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport

beachWaldo 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


BOOK NOW for your Summer Getaway!  Join us for Launch June 15 – 18 or The Kennebunkport Festival June 5th – 10th.  

Call the Inn Directly for our up to date specials

The Grand Tasting Party
Join us under a glorious tent in the heart of Kennebunk for a tasting party that features more than 25 of Maine’s top chefs who’ll share bites of their favorite dishes with you. And of course these bites will be paired with complimentary wines. Bring your appetite and get ready to sample your way into summer.

Tickets just $65/person


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 history with the Underground Railroad with
various intriguing hiding places in the cellar and attics


Make Your Reservation

Stay in this historic Inn built by Ralph Waldo Emersons great uncle and became a summer escape for the writer for over 12 years.  A stop along the underground railroad and 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