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Stories from White Barn Inn

Do A Retro Ride in the New England Countryside

New England Train Bridge

Entering Amtrak’s 1950s-era domed railcar was like stepping back in time. With my feet kicked up and my Australian Shepard, Max, in tow, I never knew a two-hour, car-free connection on the Downeaster train from North Station in Boston to Wells, Maine, could be so enjoyable and land me only 5 miles from Kennebunk. From passing New England’s most beautiful stretches of pristine coastline to enjoying vistas of the idyllic countryside, I enjoyed my steamy cup of chowder from the Downeaster Café while Max chewed on his favorite bone. Seated in the train’s upper level with panoramic windows on all sides, this daytime adventure proved an added perk before my vacation even began.

Starting Vacation Early
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Drink Meet Maine’s Most Popular Couple

Beer Glass

We have a little secret brewing in Maine. Beyond our buttery lobster rolls, steamy chowders, and pillowy blueberry pancakes, Portland harbors the third-highest concentration of craft breweries in America. Though we’ve been ranked as one of the top 20 beer cities by publications like Travel + Leisure thanks to beer pioneers like Shipyard and Allagash, there’s something we have that those other cities don’t. While you may find craft beers flavored with pecans, bourbon, or even frozen lemonade elsewhere, our taprooms entice small-batch ale connoisseurs with what we know best: sweet and silky maple syrup.

Beer Connoisseur
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Celebrate Keep Your Kennebunk Wedding Close To Your Heart With a Native Gemstone


When your love story takes you to Maine, whether to pop the question or to exchange vows, this coastal town is sure to sweep couple’s off their feet with warm hospitality and abundant local treasures. One of these such treasures, Coastal Jewelers, awaits just a three-minute drive from White Barn Inn. A best-kept secret that will make the romantic in you swoon, this jewelry shop offers the unique opportunity to take a piece of our beloved Kennebunk home with you. Step inside and find gorgeous adornments crafted from natural indigenous Tourmaline gemstones that are native to the town of Kennebunk.

Crista Oppenheim Area Sales Manager
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Learn Soap Up With Scent of Maine’s Rocky Coast


Sometimes, I feel like I’m in a long-distance relationship with Kennebunk. We may live on opposite coasts, but Maine’s mystical coastline has my heart. From wide sandy beaches sprawled with delicate sand dollars to rocky stretches of seaside that sound of waves crashing up against dramatic cliffs, I’ve spent my most tranquil, cherished moments sharing these striking sights with my husband. When I refer to my “happy place,” my family knows exactly where I’m talking about— and when I miss it’s lobster rolls and warm beach days, I take out my favorite souvenir: White Barn Inn’s hand soap.

Maine’s Other Half
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Celebrate Schedule Your Wedding Around Lobster Season


While couples tend to select their wedding date based on the weather, I always joke that they should be factoring in the types of seafood that will be in season during their special day in Kennebunk. Historically a fishing village, Kennebunkport’s location along the Kennebunk River affords locals and visitors first pick of the freshest fare. Sea bass is best savored in the summer months, lobster is absolutely divine in the winter, and shrimp, oysters, and other types of shellfish are a must in the fall. A luxury that White Barn’s Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamonds restaurant delights in often— with a menu refreshed every week to incorporate the freshest fruits of the sea— make sure to ask the concierge to share the area’s boat schedules so that you can take full advantage of Maine’s ocean offerings, fresh out of the water.

Lobster Insider White Barn Inn
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