Enjoy Kennebunkport’s Goose Rocks Beach

The two mile white sandy beach, once called Beachwood, saw its first summer cottages in 1865 about the same time that farmer George T. Emmons had “Old Shorty,” an intimidating bull that had the habit of unlatching the corral gate and bolting after the vacationers.  That was then.  Today there’s no farmer and no bull; …
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1802 House Bed & Breakfast Lobster Roll Recipe

The 11th annual Kennebunkport Festival kicks off this week.  It’s a great time to visit Kennebunkport for food lovers. As part of the Festival, the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport wanted to do something special for our guests that focused on good food, the beautiful inns and takes advantage of the lovely weather we have here …
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Where to get best lobster roll in Kennebunkport?

More Lobster! In our last post, we got you started on a few of the choices available in Kennebunkport.  One of the things that we say to our guests is that they should also consider the atmosphere when deciding where to go for their lobster roll.  Some places have a much more charming, authentic, Maine …
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Where to get best lobster roll in Kennebunkport? Part 1

Where to get best lobster roll in Kennebunkport? There it is, that eternal, age-old, most asked question we get here at the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast from our guests. And the answer is:  It depends! Seriously, a lot of factors go into the answer.  Some basic facts for people new to lobster roll – …
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Kennebunkport Festival & Historic Inn Garden Party

The annual Kennebunkport Festival is coming up June 8th – 13th and the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport are celebrating with our annual Garden Party on Saturday, 12th June from 1:30 – 4:00pm!  Our theme this year will once again be “A Taste of Maine”.  Chefs from the five inns will be serving Maine wines and beer along …
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Coastal Maine Restaurant Week coming up soon!

The Coastal Maine Restaurant week kicks off on April 26th and runs through May 2nd.  Participating restaurants stretch from Ogunquit to Kennebunkport.  It’s a nice way to sample old favorites, or try out a new restaurant!  Each restaurant is offering special prix fixe menu:  $25, $35 and $45.  There are several in the Kennebunk’s this …
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Try Farm to Table Restaurants in Kennebunkport Maine

For such a small town, Kennebunkport has a lot of really great restaurants.  The Farm to Table movement is alive and well here too.  We thought we’d give you a summary of these 1802 House Bed and Breakfast recommended restaurants.  Be sure to try them on your next visit!   Bandaloop has always been our …
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Five Reasons to Visit Kennebunkport Maine in September

I know many of you have heard me say September is a great month to come to Kennebunkport. Weather is still good, restaurants are still open and it’s not nearly as busy as it is during the summer months. In order to motivate you further, we’ve got five great reasons to visit in September: 1.  …
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