Need to know
Twenty-six, including 10 suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $409.00, excluding tax at 9 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $38.15 per room per night on check-out.
Rates include afternoon tea (served in the living room from 3pm to 4.30pm) and Continental breakfast (served in Bistro from 8am to 10am).
The hotel closes for a few weeks each January.
At the hotel
Spa, DVD library and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, free bottled water and Molton Brown bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Though they’re a bit of a walk from the main Inn, the cottages near the marina are the most open, contemporary spaces with prime views of the Kennebunk River. Of these, Friendship Cottage has a wood-burning fireplace, a king-size bed and a picture window. Closer to all the action, The Queen Deluxes on the second floor of the main building are ideal for their double-sided gas fireplaces and classic design.
The stone-inset fresh-water pool is surrounded by lush greenery that makes the space feel like a pond in the woods.
The Inn has one of the best spas in the region, with treatments that include facials, hydrating wraps and a massage using Kennebunk River stones. Each of the four treatment suites has its own soaking tub, rainfall shower and fireplace; for al fresco relaxation, the spa has two treatment tents outside near the pool.
Bring your outdoor gear – Kennebunkport is ideal for hikers, swimmers, fishermen and, of course, winter explorers.
You won’t need your car once you arrive: the hotel has a stash of bikes and snow shoes to help exploration-ready guests take in the sights.
Leave them at home: this serene, nature-embracing space is best for adults.
White Barn Inn & Spa is quite green: the restaurant uses local ingredients wherever possible, the cleaning products are eco-friendly and the hotel keeps bicycles on hand to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint.