We moved into the 1802 House, our beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine Bed and Breakfast a year ago and we got straight to work when our first guests arrived two days later. We had a full and productive summer. A big thank you to all of our guests who made our first year so enjoyable and successful.
This year, our plans for Spring took a bit of a turn. We returned from our vacation and went straight into lockdown. We wanted to make the best of our time inside so we put our heads together and came up with a plan. The inn is beautiful but we wanted to add a little of our personality whilst maintaining the historic nature and comfort that our guests enjoy.
Many of you who follow us on social media have seen the changes we made earlier this year in Berwick. We had central air conditioning installed throughout the inn over the winter. This disrupted the wallpaper in Berwick so that was our first makeover. This light, gorgeous room is still incredibly cosy and welcoming, the views of the garden are emphasized and our color scheme brings the outdoors in.
Next on the list for an upgrade was Camden. We freshened the paint, rearranged the furniture, added some new chairs and enhanced the decor of the relaxing beach vibe throughout the room.We’ve also given Arundel a makeover. We love the rich luxurious feel of this room and wanted to maintain that but to add some light. A change of color, a gloss finish on the panelling and some small adjustments to the furniture all helped to make the room feel lighter and brighter.
The biggest changes have happened in Windsor’s bathroom. We took out the old, leaky tub and we now have a wonderful walk in shower. The space is open, light and clean. Everything you could wish for in a bathroom.
Outside is no exception, we’ve been hard at work out there on sunny days too. Our trusty guard dog statue, Rufus, is back out on our grounds. We’ve started a new vegetable patch to ensure the freshest possible food for our guests, grown on-site, and delicious. We’ve started work on our fire pit area, which was a crowd favorite last year so we thought it was the perfect spot for an upgrade. And look out for our fresh new signs. The 1802 House is putting on her summer finery.
Last but not least, and the most exciting upgrade is an addition to our staff and family. While Rufus has served us well, we thought it was time to get a slightly more energetic dog for our family and our inn. So please let me introduce you to Annie!
We’re eagerly awaiting the day when we can reopen our doors, welcome you back to the 1802 House and let you see all these changes for yourselves. We’ll put the kettle on for you.