NH couple with hospitality background buy one of Maine’s oldest inns

“A historic Kennebunk inn built by the great-uncle of famed essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson sold to a New Hampshire couple with a background in the hospitality and construction industries.

Amelia and Ron Rockelein bought the Waldo Emerson Inn, at 108 Summer St., from Hana Pevny.”

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“Steeped in history, but full of charm and whimsy, the Waldo Emerson Inn is a fantastic place to stay–for you and your pet! Once a summer retreat for famed poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, this elegant bed-and-breakfast is set in one of Kennebunk’s most significant historic homes, and offers both modern amenities and a classic experience. The inn now welcomes four-legged guests, so come with your best furry friend, and find out why it’s one of Kennebunk’s highest-rated places to stay.”

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“The home-away-from-home for art lovers in Kennebunkport is the gracious Waldo Emerson Inn on Summer Street. Owner and innkeeper Hana Pevny is from a family of artists, and her historic shipbuilder’s home is filled with original art. Our favorite room is a large, bright front bedroom with a sizeable early Marc Chagall on the wall.”

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“I personally love staying at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast—they are full of historic charm, are a welcome change of pace and provide opportunities to meet other guests. For those considering their first B&B experience, here are a few tips and some myths to dispel regarding Bed and Breakfast etiquette for guests”

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“There are several great overnight options…If it’s a B&B experience you seek, the luxurious Waldo Emerson Inn is all fireplaces and 18th century charms.”

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“Packed with historical charm and elegant whimsy, the nearly 300-year-old property boasts luxury amenities like SmartTVs, Turkish Towels, and breakfast prepared by a London trained chef, without losing its period antiques and fruitful history.”

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“Thirty minutes up the road from Cliff House near Kennebunkport, Hana Pevny is keeping the doors of her six-room boutique property, Waldo Emerson Inn, open by rethinking her business model. When restrictions in Maine started easing, “I quickly realized I had an advantage due to my property’s smaller size, so I advertised it as a short-term rental,” she says. “Within 48 hours of posting it online I received a reservation for the month of June from a group of millennials from New York who could work remotely.”

Recipient of the 2020 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award!

Waldo Emerson Inn Recognized Among Best in United States, Maine. Based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler Reviews.

We are delighted to announce that Tripadvisor has recently recognized Waldo Emerson Inn as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner. “Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.” Thank you, Tripadvisor!

To see traveler reviews and popular activities, features, and amenities of Waldo Emerson Inn, visit our Tripadvisor Page.

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“This romantic bed and breakfast will be perfect for any couples’ vacation getaway. The Waldo Emerson Inn has 264 years of history within its walls, along with modern amenities that make each guest’s stay perfect.”

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“The essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson spent ten summers in the house built in 1783 by his great-uncle Waldo Emerson that has morphed into one of the top romantic weekend getaways in Kennebunkport, Maine.”

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Before you pull back the quilt on your bed here, take a moment to appreciate its hand-stitched artistry, courtesy of Pennsylvania Mennonite quilter Mary Nolt.

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“Hana Pevny, owner of Waldo Emerson Inn in Kennebunk, is among those who will have a nutcracker standing tall, outside. Her nutcracker, a traditional version depicts “a skinny guy with a blue outfit,” – and you have to stop by to see the rest – was created by her father, artist Ernest Pevny.”

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“No one doesn’t want to go on a vacation to wine country, so if they need to adjust their reservation because of the pandemic, we completely understand,” he said. “We are all in this together, so you should demonstrate compassion and caring every chance you get.”

Ms. Pevny (Waldo Emerson Inn Innkeeper/ Owner) has taken a similar approach.

“I didn’t want to have the liability outstanding on my books and I believe it created good will with the traveler,” she said. “My hope was that when they are ready to travel to Maine again, they’d remember my flexibility and ease of service.”

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“We are implementing the latest technology to give today’s traveler a unique experience of staying in a historic property (in our case a 266-year-old inn) but with the latest technology in communications and entertainment. We are targeting a younger traveler who wants an authentic experience without giving up their technology.”

The Latest Trend in Vacation Rentals: Long-Term Stays

“Alex Lucey and seven friends booked the six-room Waldo Emerson Inn in Kennebunk, Maine, for the month of June. The worry over virus transmission has many people renting out entire properties.”

Would you pay $20,000 to live in a hotel room for a month? Some guests are.

“On the deal end of monthly stays, the Waldo Emerson Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine, is renting out some of their rooms on a monthly basis for less than 25 percent of its normal rate. The average rate in the offseason is $250 a night, or $7,500 a month. “Currently I’m renting two of my rooms for $1,800 a month” each, says innkeeper Hana Pevny. She notes that the demand for monthly stays at the bed-and-breakfast has been “very high” because of the coronavirus.”

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“Hana Pevny, the innkeeper and owner at Waldo Emerson Inn—a six-room boutique inn in Kennebunkport, Maine—says the five spirits that live in the house are friendly, including a playful one that’s known to tickle guests’ feet when they are in bed.”

The Future Of Travel: “B&B’s that appeal to the younger traveler” With Hana Pevny of Waldo Emerson Inn & Candice Georgiadice

“As part of my series about “exciting developments in the travel industry over the next five years”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Hana Pevny has spent a lifetime traveling the world and acquiring the knowledge necessary to create an experience worthy of the most discriminating traveler.”

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“I love the meaty texture yet crispness of a toasted pecan. It’s the nut staple in my overnight ‘Oatmeal Brûlée,” says Hana Pevny Chef / Owner / Innkeeper Waldo Emerson Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine. “Pecans remind me of my Texas roots,” ads Pevny, who recently relocated from Austin to Kennebunkport.

Recipient of the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

We are honored to receive the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. We look forward to helping you create memories that will last a lifetime.