Guests get the chance to learn how to cook their favorite dishes as the in-house chef demonstrates how to prepare them. This two-hour cooking class allows guests to take part in the preparation of the evening meal. Those who take part can choose which area they are most interested in learning, and everyone gets a free apron to take home afterward.
Summertime is a perfect time for guests to take in a glorious sunrise. The White Barn Inn prepares guests for just such an outing with a reserved picnic basket with coffee and breakfast items. Guests can schedule in advance and the hotel will notify them of sunrise times for convenience in preparation.
The area around the inn offers an abundance of activities for those eager to get out of doors. Along with the nearby beach, guests can go for a walk, a bicycle ride, or a trip in the canoe. The property consists of 66 picturesque acres, including gardens and outdoor chapels.
In early summer, guests can enjoy fine wine and dining during the Annual Food, Wine & Art Festival. Local seafood and vegetables, roasted meats, dancing, and cocktails are all available. The chef prepares the meals and recommends the perfect wine pairing to go along with the dining experience.
The Maine Maritime Museum allows guests to experience a glimpse into the state's past. The location has school programs, boat cruises, and special guest lectures. There is a large selection of art galleries in the area, including Scott Bundy Galleries, Chris Becker Gallery, Mast Cove Gallery, and the Gallery on Chase Hill. Guests can make a night of gallery hopping and take in the offerings of some of the region's premiere up and coming artists.
One of the most popular outings is whale watching. Guests can reserve a spot on the 4 ½ hour Whale Watch adventure aboard Nick's Chance to observe a variety of whale species which frequent this area. A 1.5 hour trip aboard Kylie's Chance is also available for a Lobster Tour along the Kennebunk River and coastline.
Room rates from $275 include continental breakfast, daily afternoon tea, bicycles and canoes. During the off-season, rates get reduced.
37 Beach Ave, Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043, website,
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