Getting Ready for a Winter Wonderland

We’ve been hard at work all summer relaunching the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport. In recent years there have been quite a few changes to our wonderful group of small, historic inns in the area. We sat down (via zoom) to talk about a relaunch, a new webpage, a facebook page, a new chapter. 


The town of Kennebunkport is rich with history, from our founding as a town in 1653, to finally earning our famous name in 1821, we’ve been a perfect vacation destination for hundreds of years. Each of the inns in Historic Inns of Kennebunkport are independently owned and operated from historic sites built from 1753 to 1840. The three inns in the group have a lot to offer any guests. To stay afloat of all things we’re up to, both as an independent inn and part of this wonderful group be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and check out the newly launch Historic Inns of Kennebunkport website, where you can find more information on any of the three inns, Kennebunkport, and our events.


Speaking of our events, we have a few that we’re getting ready for and we want you to be the first to know! Stay tuned to your newsletter and our 1802 House social media accounts for more details, but definitely mark your calendars for some winter wonderland fun. 


Here at the 1802 House, we’ve been trying to figure out the best way to spread holiday cheer this Prelude season while keeping our guests safe and comfortable. On each Saturday of Prelude (12/05 and 12/12) from 6-7:30pm we’ll be hosting Christmas on the Porch and inviting our guests to enjoy hot roasted chestnuts, mince pies and mulled wines while they snuggle up in our gardens. Enjoy our wonderful Christmas lights display and keep warm by the fire-pit or braziers around the property. More information on that to follow on all our social media accounts so stay tuned!


Some of our return Prelude guests will be familiar with the candlelit tours of the Historic Inns offered through Prelude. Due to current safety guidelines, these tours will be virtual this year and available on the Prelude website. 


Historic Inns of Kennebunkport will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt throughout the whole of Prelude. Get ready to head to various locations around the Kennebunks for an adventure. More details to follow on our Historic Inns of Kennebunkport webpage, and social media accounts. Win big by taking the best photos at these locations and tagging us on social media!


The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, make sure you’re booked to stay at the best place in town (seriously! We’re rated the best place to stay in Kennebunkport on Tripadvisor!) and we’ll put the kettle on for you.