We were talking about our favorite parts of the trip on our ten hour drive back to DC (never.driving.again) and at the top of both of our lists was our stay at The Inn at English Meadows. Thanks to a kind invitation from owner, Liz Brodar, we were able to call The Inn at English Meadows home during our quick visit to the Kennebunkport area.
Liz and her husband Eric are basically living out one of my (many) daydreams. After 25 years in Manhattan they bought the 1860 Victorian/Greek revival house and removed from it all the cliché decor the words B&B might conjure up for you and transformed it into the chic getaway it is today–seriously look at their before and after photos, you’ll die!
We had already been on vacation for a few days at this point, but with the Frette robes and linens, Sferra throw, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and overall amazing decor (that turquoise lamp!) I found myself even more relaxed. The Inn is in walking distance to Dock Square so we took a walk down to do some browsing before getting the car to head over to Snug Harbor Farm (post to come!) and pop into a few antique stores.
At Liz’s recommendation we tried out the wine bar next door which was the perfect spot for a casual dinner. Full and happy, we walked back to The Inn and within about five minutes my pajamas and that amazing Frette robe/slippers were on. After a restful night’s sleep in the most comfortable bed ever the next morning we sat down to a three course breakfast of peach crumble, breakfast sundae (greek yogurt, banana, and walnuts with honey), and crabcake benedict–all prepared by Liz!
I think it goes without saying that we enjoyed ourselves. If you’re headed up to the Kennebunkport area I’d highly recommend a stay with Liz and Eric at The Inn at English Meadows. They’ll take care of you. We’re already planning our next visit–most likely next summer–but I kind of think a winter getaway sounds completely charming too. Most of the rooms have fireplaces and I hear Liz makes a mean cup of hot chocolate… What more could you ask for?