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“Great every time!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Claverack, New York
1 review
“Great every time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

We have stayed many times, Summer, Fall and Winter. A quick walk to Kennebunkport, the Kennebunkport River or the soothing Maine ocean. The side-street location is quiet from traffic.Hosts Sarah and Erik are always gracious, welcoming and casual. The fresh and spotless, rooms are lovely each with their unique personalities and sophisticated amenities; creamy bedding, fluffy thick towels and robes, with soft music playing when you enter your room gets you in the mood to relax. An exceptional get-away. Gourmet breakfasts, fireplaces, gardens, sunroom, early morning coffee and tea, and an always friendly staff. Whether you like to dress up or kahki and jeans down this truly is a "Special Place".

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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captainjefferds, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
We are truly fortunate to have guests like you who return to us time and again and it is gratifying to know that we are able to delight you anew each visit. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! It is so nice to hear that the time and care we put into styling the rooms and in choosing amenities that will pamper our guests has helped you enjoy your many stays. We truly feel that the details are critical to building an experience where guests feel welcomed when they arrive, spoiled while they are here, and rejuvenated when they depart. It is wonderful that we have become a “special place” for you. We so appreciate your loyalty through the years and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sarah and Erik Lindblom, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Wells, ME
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We needed a quiet weekend away as a couple, and the Captain Jefferds Inn was just perfect! In-room fireplace, soft linens, a sumptuous breakfast Sunday morning. Really appreciate the warm, genuine people there. What an elegant, quiet place off-season; walking distance from restaurants. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Our corner room had plenty of light, with pocket doors over the windows for warmth or privacy.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David097
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captainjefferds, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
It is wonderful that you had such an enjoyable stay with us! Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Our goal is to create a warm, welcoming experience for all of our guests and the quiet season certainly lends itself to adding a bit of extra coziness like crackling fires and fluffy down comforters. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes, Sarah and Erik Lindblom, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Bridgewater, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

I recommend the Inn without hesitation. We went with a group of girl friends on a January weekend and enjoyed drinks, cheese and crackers by the fire in the parlor both nights. Breakfast is outstanding with fresh fruit in yogurt, muffins, scones or pop overs all made by the proprietor fresh that morning! and either stuffed herb crepes or apricot stuffed french toast (which could be my indulgent favorite). Tea, coffee and home made cookies are available 24/7
The guest rooms are very special with beds full of luxuriant comforters the finest sheets and enormous pillows. Each room is decorated in a fashion befitting a successful merchant from a past era but containing all the amenities required by the modern public. The modest flat screen TV in our room sat on a white desk and was therefore white and unobtrusive. But I did not wait around for to watch TV. I went to Kennebunkport for the fun shops, fine food and antique shops on Rte 1 (still open on Friday, Sat and Sun.)

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hattie50
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captainjefferds, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Thank you so very much for your glowing review! We are so pleased that you had a great time with your group of friends and that you took full advantage of everything that the Inn and the area has to offer. It is wonderful to hear that we are hitting the right marks in our efforts to create a plush sleeping experience. Making sure we have plenty of tasty treats for our guests is also paramount. Erik strives to craft three-course breakfasts that are creative as well as delicious. So happy to hear that the apricot stuffed French toast was a big hit! Looking forward to your next visit.

All the best, Sarah and Erik Lindblom, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Roxbury, Connectiut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I stayed at the Inn recently and I would recommend it as a first class Inn. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The breakfast was just great. The staff very very friendly. I give it 5 stars.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pokrywka
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captainjefferds, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We have tried to give each room a unique personality while simultaneously creating a warm, welcoming environment where guests can relax and unwind. Erik’s fresh, hearty, made from scratch breakfasts are crafted to delight as well as to help guests fuel up for their day. It sounds like we hit the mark. We are so pleased that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sarah and Erik Lindblom, Keepers of the Captin Jefferds Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

We have stayed at the Captain Jefferds the week between Christmas and New Years most every year for the past ten.We just love the beauty of the Inn and the town decorated for Christmas. It's a wonderful treat after a season of hectic Christmas shopping. We look forward to it each year and take it as a time to recharge ourselves and our relationship. The Inn is so romantic it lends itself to just that! The restaurants are nice and the Spa at Rivers Edge is exquisite, complete with a steam sauna. If the Spa doesn't fit your budget Your Body Works in Wells is a nice alternative. Truth be told, we only go to the Spa for the sauna, otherwise the massages at Your Body Works are much better. This year the weather was unseasonably warm which made for nice walks along the Kennebunk beach. I would be remiss not to mention the New Years Day brunch that the Jefferds serves - delicious!! Enjoyable all around. :-)

Room Tip: Rooms in the carriage house are pet friendly.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Namaste928
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captainjefferds, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Late December is truly a special time at the Inn and around the village. We are so pleased that you find joy, relaxation, and romance during your visits. We are very fortunate to have guests like you who return year after year for a little pampering, a touch of romance, and beautiful scenery. At all times of the year we strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment for our guests, but the holidays lend themselves to extra touches like twinkling lights and festive greenery.

As you mention, there are fantastic restaurants and many options in the area for indulgent treats like saunas and massages, which can help folks make their stay truly special. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words regarding our New Years Day brunch. We view serving creative and delicious meals as an integral part of the inn experience. We so appreciate your loyalty through the years and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sarah and Erik Lindblom, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Property: Captain Jefferds Inn
Address: 5 Pearl St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6160
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain Jefferds Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Truly "Your Very Special Place." The Captain Jefferds Inn Bed & Breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine is a warm and inviting 1804 sea captain’s home. From the time you enter through this Maine inn's red front door you will experience the charm, comfort and exceptional hospitality provided by these Kennebunkport innkeepers and their dedicated staff. At the Captain Jefferds Inn it's all about personal service and little touches to enhance your stay like free wireless internet access throughout the property and afternoon tea featuring a wonderful assortment of home baked goods and light hors d'oeuvres as well as fresh squeezed lemonade and iced tea in the summer months and hot mulled cider in the winter. We are pet friendly in 5 outside entrance rooms. ... more   less 
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