Need to know
26, including 10 suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $290.00, 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–4pm). Continental breakfast is available for an extra charge.
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 five 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.
The hotel is open year-round, but the restaurant closes for a few weeks each January.
At the hotel
Spa with five treatment rooms, 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.
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 canoes to help exploration-ready guests, whether they prefer to take in the area by land or sea.
Leave them at home: this serene, nature-embracing space is best for adults.
The White Barn Inn 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.