Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA

White Adirondack chairs set along an immaculately manicured lawn overlooking the Atlantic, wicker furniture stationed on a wraparound porch with the American flag fluttering overhead—this is coastal Maine at its finest. Accommodations at this sumptuous resort in Kennebunkport include the Main House, a 14-room oceanfront Victorian mansion built in 1895 (seven years before the Bush family built theirs nearby); the more secluded 14-room Club House, tucked within 15 wooded acres; and the stand-alone three-bedroom Ivy Cottage, all of which feature plush furnishings like gas fireplaces and four-poster beds topped with Frette linens.

For an even more luxurious stay, guests are invited to fill out a form detailing everything from their trip style (“active and adventurous” or “foodie exploration”) to their pillow preference (feather or synthetic) before their arrival. Whatever your preference, be sure to grab a table—each has an unobstructed water view—at Ocean restaurant for modern, French-accented dishes with Maine ingredients (think lobster thermidor with sea lettuce).

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The view from Ocean restaurant is breathtaking. Relax with a craft cocktail on the quintisential New England porch. Then, enjoy classic Lobster Thermidor appetizer or Butter Poached Lobster, Red Beet Potato Gnocchi, Horseradish Cream, Pickled Pears and Sage Roasted Root Vegetables. The menu changes with each season featuring Maine-caught seafood, and the best of locally grown and raised cuisine.

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