Hotel at a Glance: Rhumb Line Resort
Rhumb Line Resort sits within a 4-acre swath of woodlands that's a short walk from the rocky coastline and a short drive from Kennebunkport's sandy beaches. Though the family-friendly resort stays open for most of the year, the best time to visit is summer. From Memorial Day through late October, the town's hop-on, hop-off trolley picks up right at the resort and runs a narrated loop, stopping at beaches, historical sites, and Dock Square along the way. Rhumb Line also hosts poolside lobster bakes every night beginning in mid-June; the feasts include 1.25-pound lobsters with corn and potatoes, steamed clams, clam chowder, and shortcake.
- Newly renovated: Most guest rooms at the resort feature new carpets, bedding, and furniture.
- In-room amenities: mini refrigerators, cable TV, and private decks
- Free continental breakfast is included for all rooms.
- Go for a swim in the resort's indoor and outdoor pools or take a dip in the indoor and outdoor hot tubs.
Kennebunkport, Maine: Coastal Village Lined with Centuries-Old Homes
Situated on the southern coast of Maine, Kennebunkport is more than 300 years old, with many homes dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the town is notable for being a summer destination for the well-heeled, including former president George H. W. Bush. Take a trolley ride to get a nice view of both Kennebunkport and its neighbor Kennebunk, as well as the coastline and a handful of beaches.
Kennebunkport's Dock Square is lined with art galleries, bookstores, and restaurants housed in classic New England clapboard buildings. Nearby, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge stretches along 50 miles of coastline and acts as a sanctuary for migratory birds and runaway teen marine biologists. The refuge features nature trails that wind past a variety of habitats, including estuaries, salt marshes, and boreal forest.