While Kennebunkport receives the most visitors in peak summer, the charm and allure of the Port continues year. In fact, locals love the off-season, fall and spring especially when you can enjoy summer like weather with far less vacationers in Dock Square, the beaches and on boat tours. Also the best dining and lodging spots in Kennebunkport adjust their prices after peak season with special promotions, happy hours deals, and of course more availability – even at luxury hotel properties like Captain Lord Mansion, the Breakwater Inn and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. And when it comes to lapping up the sweetness of luxury, the weather doesn’t even matter. Rain or shine, warm or cool, there’s always a place for you to sit pretty in Kennebunkport! Here’s how you lavish in luxury in Kennebunkport:
Captain Lord Mansion combines history, sumptuous comfort, and prime proximity to Dock Square. Not only is this quaint B&B in Kennebunkport an inspiration for romance with exquisitely tasteful antique decor, but the inn also has an onsite spa service and many rooms have working fireplaces and spa tubs.
Allisson’s Restaurant is like a godsend to the local people of Kennebunkport and those traveling to the seaside town. Though this restaurant in Kennebunkport center doesn’t boast richness and extravagance, the award winning chowder and lobster roll will tell you otherwise. It’s laid back atmosphere and expansive bar menu will turn just one drink with dinner to asking for more “bee-ahs”.
If you want a romantic, intimate experience with your dinner, go to the White Barn Inn just across the Kennebunk River in the Lower Village. Oh, and it’s a romantic place to have an intimate experience with your lover too. Many-a-proposals have been made here after relishing in elegantly presented menu items.
Maine is known for its saltwater taffy, and The Candy Man in Dock Square certainly lives up to the hype. But it’s also expert in chocolatey treats, some of which sound like something from a cocktail menu including the Kahlua White Russian. These turtle-y delights come in two sizes: a small bite or a larger turtle for sharing (or not).
Most incorrectly assume that the Kennebunks are not for the place to howl at the moon, but people know how to let loose in the Bunks. The Pilot House is where the lobster fishermen and locals go for a drinks and to listen to live music like Pat Foley or the Lower Village People. For a more contemporary cocktail setting, The Down Low sets a hip tempo in a cavernous club atmosphere. The basement orientation within Abbondante trends with many cool city-like drinking holes.
Best things in Life are Free
The last taste of luxury in Kennebunkport is one you don’t have to pay for. Free it may be, but sunsets in Kennebunkport will make you feel like the richest man/woman in the world.
For a small town that attracts families with its beaches and adult visitors for its slow paced atmosphere (I refrain from using “older generations” here because 60 is the new 40), the Kennebunkport Dock Square/Lower Village is a happening place. It’s the place for any generation to spurge and spoil in luxury.