All the latest news and awards…

“Awards and recognition are pleasing…Conde Nast’s Traveler, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Zagat and more,” says the Executive Chef, “but the real reward for us here in Kennebunkport, is in seeing the complete dining pleasure of our guests…our friends really, and always, that touch of the romantic is in the air.”

Here are just a few of the kind and inspiring accolades that encourage our team to always go one step further toward excellence…to do their very best…

AAA Five Diamond Award for The White Barn Inn Restaurant (1992 – 2015): achieved for the twenty-fourth consecutive year.

Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels, 2015

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: 2014 World’s best 511 “Platinum Circle” for making the list 6 consecutive years.

Condé Nast Traveler  2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 15 Hotels in New England

Wine Spectator 2012 Best of Award of Excellence

Andrew Harper 2011 Reader’s Survey Top 10 Food & Wine Resort in the World

Travel + Leisure 2011 World’s Best Awards: Top Inns in U.S. and Canada (Fewer than 40 rooms)

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: 2013 World’s best 511 “Platinum Circle” for making the list 5 consecutive years.

Open Table: Top 100 list Best Overall Restaurant  by Opentable Diners Choice 2011

Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels, 2010

Forbes 5-Star for The White Barn Inn Restaurant (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006): the 7th time Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright has been honored with hospitality’s highest accolade in as many years.

Forbes 4-Star for The White Barn Inn’s charming and historic accommodations, from 2000 – 2012, that’s over a decade of awards and counting.

Forbes 4-Star for The White Barn Spa (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007): for the 6th year in a row – all the more remarkable given that the intimate spa opened in June 2006 and is one of only two spas with Forbes Stars in New England. Spa Director Melanie Valliere incorporates indigenous ingredients into treatments at both spas, including seasonal herbs, essential oils, and Maine sea salt.

The Forbes Travel Guide, formerly known as Mobil Travel Guide, has defined the standard for what constitutes a Five Star hotel, restaurant and spa experience for over 50 years.

Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux one of only 18 in the United States

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: World’s Best 700 Hotels, 2008

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: #39 of Top 100 Best Hotels in United States, 2007

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report “Grand Award Winner, Hideaway of the Year” in 2004, member of the Harper Collection

Nation’s Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame: Lifetime Award since 1997

Restaurants & Institutions Ivy Award, Inducted in 2004

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top 100 Hotels in Continental U.S. and Canada 2007

Download more information here:

* The White Barn Inn’s 36 Years of Awards
* Forbes Travel Guide 2010
* AAA Five Diamond Rating
* Condé Nast Gold List

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