The Great Outdoors in Vacationland

Shoreline at Goose Rocks BeachThe summer season is finally upon us. Things are feeling almost normal and we’re back in the swing of things here at the1802 House! Every summer we like to take a step into the great outdoors and focus on fun in the sun. After all, isn’t that one of the perks of living in a beach town? We can promise you fun, sun and adventure in the great outdoors here in vacationland.



Off to the beach?

So where to start? Well, we recommend starting at the beach! Whether you prefer Goose Rocks or Gooch’s, nothing feels more refreshing in the summer than a dip in the ocean. Want to lounge in the sun with a good book? We can provide you with towels and beach chairs so you can make the most of the day on the sand. No need to worry about any extra luggage weighing you down. 

Tree lined path in Kennebunk






A peaceful walk?

For anyone who loves nature walks, there are no shortage of those in southern Maine and Kennebunkport is the best place to stay to get to all of them. We have the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge a short car ride away. You can get lost in nature for a little while and see some of the gorgeous sights that Southern Maine has to offer.

A personal favorite of ours is the Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk. You can wander around open fields or through the woods to get to the ocean’s edge. Either way, it’s an absolutely gorgeous place to find some peace in nature. If you prefer to move a little faster, we have a number of bicycle rental shops to choose from and a bike trail running right down the coast. 


Person kayaking down river


Fancy a paddle?

Take to the water by kayak, canoe, or rental boat! We recommend kayaking down the river, through the docks, and out to the ocean for the perfect cool down activity. Solo canoe, or grab a partner and make your way to the beach to canoe in the open ocean to get a closer look at Walker’s Point. Or take a boat tour. Whether you’d prefer to lie back and relax while taking in the views on one of the schooners, get hands-on with a lobster on a Lobster tour, or feel the excitement of whale watching, Kennebunkport boat tours have you covered.

We have something for everyone in this little town. So whether you spend your day driving, biking, kayaking, boating, running, walking or relaxing, make sure you have the perfect place to rest your head at night (and the perfect start to each day with our amazing three course breakfast!) We’ll put the kettle on for you. 

Disclaimer: We understand that things are changing very rapidly everywhere in the world right now. All businesses mentioned are open to the public at the time of publishing. If you have any questions before booking, please don’t hesitate to call the inn at (207) 967-5632.