A place where time is measured by the rise and fall of the tide

Thirty Years!

Way back I had this brilliant idea that for fun I would open a bed and breakfast. It would be like a hobby… or so I thought.  The ‘hobby’ concept lasted about a month or so the first year.  I began with five rooms, all upstairs in the main house and none with private baths. I was so inexperienced I didn’t have mirrors in many rooms and often no curtains or shades on the windows. As rough as the beginnings were, lots of great guests helped out by making suggestions of how we could improve. There was no TripAdvisor then, thank God. People were kind and forgiving of our faults…. and slowly we improved and many of those original guests kept coming back.  Jim was a commercial fisherman back then so Bufflehead was my baby for a few years. I did it all with a lot of help from one employee. Eventually Jim took over much of the breakfast cooking and I was able to hire more help.  We have met so many wonderful people over the years and have so many loyal guests who keep returning and have become a bit like family. We also have had lots of great people work with us.  We are a bit long in the tooth now but have our son Erin whom we call ‘The Boss”.  Hopefully, with Erin’s help, Bufflehead Cove will continue on for many more years.  Thanks to you all: guests, family, employees and friends who have been so wonderful to us.
Harriet and Jim Gott
harriet & jim
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Kennebunkport Festival

It’s that time again!  The week long Kennebunkport Festival kicks off on June 1st with daily events around the Kennebunks.  Check out their website www.kennebunkportfestival.com for full details and schedule.


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Helena’s Breakfast Examples


Helena, my sister, is the mid week breakfast chef and is creating new and wonderful breakfasts. Jim, who is the cook in the fall and spring and also two days a week during the summer season, cooks a more traditional breakfast. It’s fun to have Helena shake it all up a bit.
Here is a sample of Helena’s creations:

Watermelon, Kiwi & Blueberries with coconut lime creme (photo above)
Crab quiche
Lemon Blueberry bread
Baby Asparagus
Panko tomato

Papaya Mango and Strawberries with Lemon Basil
Fried Eggs on wild mushrooms
English with tomato and bacon
Glazed carrots with dill and cranberries
Baby Greens

Pineapple Boats
Apricot, Blueberry, Strawberry Crepes

– Harriet

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It’s Almost That Time of Year! – HIK Garden Party 2013



In conjunction with the Kennebunkport Festival, on Saturday, June 8th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm, each of the seven member inns of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport (HIK) will be hosting a Garden Party. Wine, tea and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The Garden Parties are only open to guests staying at one of the HIK inns: 1802 House Bed & Breakfast, Bufflehead Cove Inn, The Captain Fairfield Inn, The Captain Jefferds Inn, The Captain Lord Mansion, The Inn at English Meadows, or The Maine Stay Inn. Transportation between the inns will be provided.

To learn more about the Kennebunkport Festival, visit the Kennebunkport Festival’s homepage!

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BedandBreakfast.com Top 10 Award

Thanks to all of our great guests, we have been chosen by BedandBreakfast.com as one of the ten best bed and breakfasts in the United States.  We are so pleased with this honor but also a bit nervous about living up to such a high standard. We will continue to do our best.  Have a great winter everyone and we will hopefully see you in 2013!
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Tidewater Charters is catching fish!

I wanted to post an update to my original post for Erin’s new fishing charter business and let everyone know that they are catching fish!  Go Erin!  Here are a few photos of some happy fisherman/women.  Tidewater Fishing Charters is based out of the Yachtsman so give Erin a call if your interested in going out.

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Latest Additions: Honey & Wine

Erin just finished bottling the honey from our bees and it is out in the gift shop available for purchase!  Yum!  Also, we now have an official wine list featuring a small selection of reds, whites and sparkling wines.  If you are booked to stay with us this season, or looking to book, make sure you check out the gift shops new additions.


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Garden Room Sneak Peak

This year we decided to give the Garden Room a little facelift and we thought we’d give you a sneak peak!  We haven’t updated the photos on the website just yet so hopefully any of you already booked in the Garden Room won’t be too surprised when you walk in and it’s completely different.  We hope all of you love it!

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2012 Certificate of Excellence Award

Woo Hoo! Trip advisor just awarded Bufflehead Cove with a 2012 Certificate of Excellence!  Thank you to all of our wonderful guests who have given their amazing feedback on Trip Advisor!

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Kennebunkport Shopping List – Spaces Kennebunkport

This bright and beautiful shop is one of the best places to get special gifts and all things home decor! The lovely ladies that own this shop have an eye for style and have put this space together wonderfully. From the large selection of AMAZING pillows and bedding, to delicate votives to special baby gifts, Spaces Kennebunkport is a one stop shop. Having dinner at a friends house? Spaces has an array of budget friendly hostess gifts! If you are in the area, don’t forget to visit this special shop. It is on Ocean Avenue, outside of the main square of Kennebunkport but this area does not lack charm, it is a must see! You can’t miss Spaces, the windows are eye catching and full of things you will want to own!!

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