Kennebec Inn

Kennebec Inn

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Built in 1851 by Captain James B. Perkins, the Inn offers a park-like setting with vintage barn, easy parking, picnic area, large peaceful en-suites, and a gated in ground swimming pool. Among other things, guests enjoy a three-course breakfast served each morning on beautiful Blue Willow China, free wireless internet, easy access to town, shopping and beach. But the best part about The Kennebec Inn is its welcoming feel and the owner's attention to detail. Relax...You're at the Kennebec Inn.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

696 High St, Bath, ME 04530-1949
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
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MKEBoulder wrote a review Sept 2019
Boulder, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The innkeepers have meticulously renovated and maintained this lovely home. Also, Rebecca is a masterful cook (with luck you'll get Maine wild blueberry pancakes during your stay as I did...delish!) and delightful & informative hostess.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 20 Sept 2019
Dear folks, thank you so much for all the kind words. It was all our pleasure having you stay with us. Sincerely, Rachel & Ken
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EdandMargo wrote a review Sept 2019
Delmar, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kennebec Inn and hostess Rachel Parlin are what a Maine vacation's all about!

The Inn is immaculately clean as well as fully welcoming. The decor is historic but not overstated.

Quiet relaxation seems to be a primary theme of the Inn: even if the weather's inclement you could spend most of the day reading & relaxing in your room, or in the front parlor where there's a large selection of books relevant to the region.

The beds & mattresses are solid, guaranteed to provide a full-night's sleep. The bathrooms & showers are immaculate.

In the morning, you may be awakened by aromas of a wonderful French Canadian breakfast & coffee being prepared by Rachel. In the afternoon, upon return to your room, you'll find awesome homemade chocolate chip/ walnut cookies awaiting!

The Inn itself is centrally located to wonderful Popham and Reid State Park beaches, as well as to other touring destinations in Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bowdwin College, Bailey/Orr's Islands, etc - not to speak of walking distance to friendly downtown Bath.

All this is capped off by Rachel & Ken's hospitality. Rachel's many years of work in hospitality/ dining management are clearly evident. She's dedicated to serving her guests!

As longtime, dedicated customers, we're happy to give our hearty recommendation to the Kennebec Inn!

Ed & Margo Rosen, Delmar, NY
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 20 Sept 2019
Dear Ed & Margo, thank you for al the kind words. Truly the pleasure is all ours. We so look forward to your return visit each year. We are so blessed you discovered us 11 years ago, and your visits get more special each year. Sincerely, Rachel & Ken
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June H wrote a review Jul 2019
Burlington, Vermont
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Passing through Bath, needed a place to stay, this great B&B showed up in my search...so glad it did.
Rachel was waiting for me with a warm welcome, bottled water and a huge choc chip cookie. She made me feel right at home, showing me around and giving me tips for food and drink and assuring me of the safety of the town.
Remington Room was perfect, breakfast was delicious and more than one could eat. Fresh fruit, pastry, the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten, sausage, coffee and all at a beautifully set table. Just a quick pass-through this trip, but I would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 25 Jul 2019
Hello June, thank you for all the wonderful comments! We look forward to you returning to the inn, and have you visit some of our great near by ocean beaches. Sincerely, Rachel Parlin
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Austin Traveler wrote a review May 2019
Austin, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bath, ME bills itself as "Maine's Cool Little City," and it does not disappoint. There are many interesting things to see and do--and great places to eat--in this village and the surrounding area. My night at the Kennebec Inn was flawless: welcome chocolate chip walnut cookies; charming renovated inn; big, comfortable bedroom with great light on 3 sides, excellent brakfast and conversation with the innkeeper, Rachel Poston. My only regret was that it was a one-night stay!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 10 May 2019
Thank you for all the compliments. I can assure you, it was equally great having you stay with us at the inn. Hopefully you'll visit with us again and stay longer, so I can point out some other near by places to explore. Thank You, Rachel
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weingartenk wrote a review Sept 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable room; friendly host; excellent breakfast. We enjoyed our stay at this inn. The town is interesting and we were walking distance from the main shopping area. God restaurant choices are also available in Bath.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 23 Sept 2018
Thank you! We hope you'll make your stay with us again, next time you visit Bath. Sincerely, Rachel
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peachy p wrote a review Sept 2018
Durham, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We traveled for 3 weeks in New England this summer and stayed at 5 different B&Bs. Kennebec Inn was head and shoulders above the others we visited. Rachel made a warm, welcoming, informative innkeeper and her rooms were very clean, airy, and comfortable. Clearly she loves baking too, because her breakfasts and afternoon cookies were scrumptious. The location was convenient to town, and Rachel made a number of suggestions to enhance our experience in the Bath and Boothbay areas. She gets an A+ in my book and you will not regret a visit with her!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 29 Apr 2019
Dear folks, So sorry it has taken me this long to respond. I regret not seeing your review sooner and thanking you for all the compliments. Yahoo! So very glad too hear you had a pleasant stay at the inn, and enjoyed exploring Bath and some of the surrounding areas. Hopefully you'll return again and I'll get to thank you personally! Sincerely, Rachel Parlin
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Shawn W wrote a review Aug 2018
Belvidere, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, son and I were in Maine for a wedding and had a very nice 2 night stay at the Kennebec Inn. Rachel was very welcoming upon our arrival, showing us to our room - the Captain Perkins Room - and giving us our best restaurant options for dinner.
We really liked our room - it was spacious, clean, nicely decorated and had a tv with ample channel selections. The beds were a bit high (I'm short!) but comfortable, with crisp white sheets and bright white, like-new, cotton quilts. The bathroom was immaculate - I've never seen a cleaner one in all the rooms I've ever stayed - right down to the floor and baseboards and even the shower mat!
Breakfast is served between 8 & 9 in the dining room - which has 2 large dining tables. We very much enjoyed our morning conversations with another Inn guest before we went our separate ways for the day. As for the meal itself, both breakfasts were ample and delicious - with freshly brewed coffee/tea, OJ, home made baked goodies and granola, yogurt, fresh fruit - followed by the main course. We had French Toast one day and Eggs Benedict the next - YUM! (Scrambled eggs for my son, who did not know what Eggs Benedict were and was not interested in finding out!)
Special shout-out to Rachel, too, for being so sensitive to my son's special needs - that was very much appreciated.
In my experience, it is increasingly difficult to find out of town accommodations with such an emphasis on customer service. If you are in the area, this is the place to stay. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Wow!!! Thank you for all the great accolades.Truly it was our pleasure having you folks as our guest. Your son is just the sweetest charmer, with his wonderful and honest personality. The housekeeper was so pleased to know, how you appreciate the care she takes toward the inn.. Sincerely, Rachel & Ken
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Beatrice408 wrote a review Aug 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the "Kennebec Inn" for 2 nights, while travelling from Boston to Bar Harbour. We enjoyed the nice and quiet stay at Rachels B&B. The house and rooms were very clean, what we appreciate. Rachel welcomed us with a bunch oft ideas, what to do in the arrounding, equipped us with maps, beach chairs, beach-umbrella and a cooling-box. We enjoyed a very tasty breakfast with homemade Granola etc. We felt welcome and would recommend her at any time! Bath is a nice little city, worth to visit, especially the ice-cream-shop, wich is crowded after dinnertime. No wonder, best ice-cream ever!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 6 Aug 2018
Thank you folks for all the nice comments. Truly, the pleasure was all ours having you stay with us! Sincerely, Rachel
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Caroline C wrote a review Jul 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the Kennebec Inn while visiting from the west coast. We had a wonderful stay - Rachel was so accommodating and lovely and our room was comfortable and quiet. The entire place was very clean and felt like home. We would highly recommend staying here and hope to return!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 8 Jul 2018
Thank you folks! Enjoyed having you stay at the inn, and look forward to having you return again. Sincerely, Rachel Parlin
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Sven821 wrote a review Jul 2018
Reston, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a recent Friday night, an accommodation at another location some distance away fell through. We vowed to stop by the Kennebec Inn as our first choice for lodging. We were ecstatic to find out from Rachel, with whom we had stayed previously, that she had 1 room available. Our good fortune was enhanced by a luxurious night's sleep in the Captain Perkins room - immaculate, private, AC on a hot day, most comfortable! Rachel's homemade breakfast the following day included challah bread baked on site and converted to French Toast along with other delectables. This fueled us for the 350 mile drive that day. THANK YOU, RACHEL!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from TheKennebecInn, Owner at Kennebec Inn
Responded 7 Jul 2018
Thank you folks, So enjoyed your unexpected short visit, but always so sweet to see you! Sincerely, Rachel & Ken
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Nancy K wrote a tip Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan to spend time on the leisurely breakfast as it worth savoring."
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obsoperator wrote a tip Jun 2022
Bergen County, New Jersey7,606 contributions279 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Asked if a late shower would disturb others, owner said rooms are laid out to prevent noise problems."
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734donnad wrote a tip Jun 2022
21 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was the upstairs on the right side which was very spacious."
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Susan G wrote a tip Oct 2021
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms are not on the first floor so be sure and check if this is an issue for you."
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WillGen wrote a tip Aug 2020
Brooklyn, NY12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The front bedroom faces the street, and cars can be heard during daylight hours. We weren't bothered at all, but someone else might be,"
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