Postcards From Kennebunkport: On a Lark at the Captain Fairfield Inn

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A few weekends ago my mom and I had the amazing opportunity to spend a weekend in Kennebunkport (my first time there!) for an early Mother’s Day celebration, thanks to Lark Hotels. Besides being my first visit to the coastal Maine town, it was my first time staying at a Lark property and I was so excited to visit after following along on their dreamy Instagram for months. Our stay at the Captain Fairfield Inn was absolutely fabulous and exceeded any expectations I could have had for the stay. I’ll be doing a full travel guide for Kennebunkport soon, but wanted to share a bite more in detail about the amazing Captain Fairfield Inn.

The hotel:

Part boutique hotel, part bed and breakfast- I loved the “home-y” feel at the Captain Fairfield Inn. The inn is in a renovated Federal-style mansion from 1813 and is located in an area of town with many other buildings from the same era. I love checking out architecture when I travel so found it especially fun to be staying in a building that was part of the “original” Kennebunkport. The Captain Fairfield Inn was in a super convenient location- with just about a five minute walk to the downtown shops at Dock Square. While we were visiting in the off-season, I think the location of the Inn on a side street a bit away from the shops would be welcome during the super busy summer months.

The décor:

One of the things I was most excited to check out at the hotel was the décor. After attending a Lark Hotels pop-up in Boston and like I said drooling over their Instagram, I couldn’t wait to check out the interior decor by Rachel Reider. Walking in to the inn, you are greeted by a gorgeous staircase and the prettiest pale blue paisley wallpaper. The mix of modern elements with classic pieces is evident as you explore all the common areas, like the lounge and breakfast room as well. Between the wallpaper in the entry way and the wallpaper in the breakfast room, I’ve now started a love affair with wallpaper- trust me, this is not your grandma’s wallpaper (and I mean that quite literally as my grandmother owned a wallpaper shop).

There are nine guest rooms in the Inn and each of them are decorated differently, making sure each guest has a unique experience. We were lucky enough to stay in the Vineyard Vines suite which I absolutely loved! It was the perfect mix of nautical with modern touches, like an acrylic desk and a Vineyard Vines patterned surfboard. There was plenty of space for all the overpacking we did and even an adorable sitting area, complete with navy and white striped walls, for reading a book or watching TV.

The breakfast:

Oh my gosh, the breakfast at Captain Fairfield Inn was SO SO good! Each morning they serve nine different breakfast options, in a sort of tapas style. I love that because you can try multiple things and don’t have to commit to savory vs sweet! There were some unique dishes like a berry quinoa, but also classics, such as overnight oats, which they varied with different fruits each day. It was an absolutely delish way to start the day! I was talking about it with my mom that weekend and I haven’t really stayed at many B&B type hotels before, but I feel like the breakfast spread at Captain Fairfield Inn puts them all to shame. It was that good! Oh and this isn’t breakfast-related, but since it’s food, I’m mentioning it here- make sure you get one of the sea salt chocolate chip cookies! We were out an about during the days so missed them when they were put out (around 4 PM each day I think), but the amazing innkeeper, Marianne made some for us when she heard we hadn’t tried them yet. That brings me to my next point…

The Innkeepers:

From the moment we checked in, the hospitality from Marianne and Rudolpho, the innkeepers, was truly out of this world. They were friendly, inviting and super helpful with anything- whether it was suggestions for where to go out to eat or making sure we didn’t leave without trying the cookies. We loved getting to meet them during our visit and I know any visitors to the Captain Fairfield Inn will be in great hands with the two of them!

I’m so grateful to the Captain Fairfield Inn for inviting me to stay- it was such a special weekend with my mom exploring a beautiful town and staying in their lovely inn! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t daydreaming about my next stay with Lark Hotels… 🙂

xoxo, Jenna

FYI- The Captain Fairfield Inn and Lark Hotels provided a complimentary stay. All images and opinions are my own. 


  1. May 8, 2017 / 6:46 am

    Oh how I love Lark Hotels!! The decor is everything!! Their breakfasts make me so happy too LOL!! I’ll have to check this place out on our next weekend getaway! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • May 17, 2017 / 9:20 am

      I need to go to one!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      May 20, 2017 / 11:02 am

      You definitely should check it out- I know you would love Kennebunkport and obvi, Captain Fairfield Inn as well! xoxo!

  2. Mom
    May 8, 2017 / 7:31 am

    A perfectly wonderful weekend in every way! Thanks Jenna for special time together. Xox

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      May 20, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Yes it was! xoxo!!!

  3. May 17, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Kennebunkport is so fun- I’ve never stayed over since I grew up not too far from there, but the inn’s and hotels are all so cute! My parents won a night to this inn and they loved it. Now I want to go for an overnight with RM!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      May 20, 2017 / 10:56 am

      You should absolutely try it out for a night! Everything about it was so lovely, cozy and home like!

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