Places to Stay in Kennebunkport | A Kennebunkport, Maine, Inn | 1802 House
Classically Historic Kennebunkport, Maine Inn
The 1802 House Bed and Breakfast Inn is a historic, independent Kennebunkport, Maine Inn, owned and operated by Carl and Eileen Robley. Originally from England, they moved to the West Coast in 2005 and then to Upstate New York in 2011. You will find the couple’s English influences throughout the inn.
The house is of original Colonial design and as the name implies, was built in 1802. Extensions were added over the years, and in the 1990s it was converted into the charming bed and breakfast you see today. 1802 House Bed and Breakfast Inn is now considered one of the town’s finest historic inns and best places to stay in Kennebunkport.
Fine English Heritage
Our guest rooms take their names from places in Maine. Anglophiles will note that these names come from places in England as well. Most notably are two castles: the widely known Windsor Castle (one of Queen Elizabeth II’s homes) and the lesser-known, Arundel Castle. Arundel has been home for centuries to the Dukes of Norfolk who have played significant roles in English history dating all the way back to Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I.
Beautifully Appointed Rooms
Our six beautiful guest rooms offer true comfort and modern amenities such as fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, premium bedding, plush robes, deluxe toiletries and much more. A freshly prepared three-course gourmet breakfast made with local and organic ingredients is included each morning of your stay. Inn-baked cookies, hot and cold beverages and other treats are available each afternoon.
A Short Walk to Downtown Kennebunkport
Our quiet, tranquil neighborhood is perfect for a relaxing Kennebunkport getaway. At the same time, the inn is just a short walk to the popular Dock Square village center with its galleries, shops and restaurants. We lie along the 15th fairway of the historic Cape Arundel Golf Course, making the 1802 Bed and Breakfast Inn an ideal location for golfers.
Meet the Innkeepers
Carl and Eileen Robley are originally from North West England. They moved to California with their two children in 2005 and then to the East Coast in 2011. After eight years of living in Syracuse, they chose to move to Kennebunkport for the breathtaking views and friendly folk along with the history and spectacular coastlines that reminded them of home.
Before becoming Innkeepers, Carl worked in communications and Eileen was a healthcare professional. Carl is a tinkerer and enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together – he has been known to dismantle and reassemble a computer all in one day. He is an avid Leicester City supporter and likes to go fishing when he has free time.
Eileen enjoys spending time reading, some of her favorite authors are Terry Pratchett and Robert Jordan, anyone who writes about mythical and magical worlds can be found on her shelves. She also enjoys reading John Irving and Margaret Atwood. She is a keen, although amateur gardener and likes to take long walks when time allows.
Certified as an Environmental Leader
The 1802 House Bed and Breakfast enthusiastically supports the developing concepts of eco-tourism and green lodging practices. The inn has been awarded the Environmental Leader designation in recognition of efforts we have made. This includes using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, installing LED light bulbs and minimizing the impact of hotel operations with eco-friendly initiatives and recycling all waste possible.
We are cautious not to sacrifice style or comfort in our commitment to guests, to blend exceptional hospitality with environmental preservation. Ask us for a complete list of our eco-friendly initiatives at the heart of our culture.