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During your visit to The White Barn Inn, be sure to take advantage of our featured activities and check our current events on our calendar. From live art and cooking classes to outdoor activities, there are always new and exciting seasonal pursuits featured for our guests.

Calendar of Events

Private cooking classes with Executive Chef Derek Bissonnette

Get inspired by the best! Chef Bissonette will teach you how to prepare recipes from our award-winning restaurant menus. Guests can participate in a hands-on demonstration in the White Barn Inn kitchen where they’ll be active members of the kitchen staff, working right alongside Chef Bissonnette and his team. The class will be based on the elements of the kitchen that interests you the most. The class will last approximately 2 hours and guests will be preparing dishes for the evenings menu. All participants in the culinary experience will receive an exclusive White Barn Inn Restaurant apron as a memento.

Prices: $215 per person for the cooking class. $315 per person for the cooking class and 4 course dinner


During the warm summer months delight in a breakfast sunrise picnic at The White Barn Inn!

We will let you know when the sun starts to shine and have your picnic basket filled with hot coffee and goodies from our Chef ready for you to walk down to the beach and enjoy!

Price: $15 for in-house guests – $25 per person for all others

*Please schedule in advance so we can let you know of the day’s sunrise time and have your basket ready.


Enjoy the fresh air and stunning nature of Maine, while canoeing, bicycling or walking!


All guests are welcome to use our canoes, located at The Yachtsman Lodge & Marina to enjoy a relaxing canoe excursion on the Kennebunk River.


Enjoy the use of White Barn Inn’s complimentary bicycles and explore the beautiful Kennebunk area.


Enjoy the quiet beauty of extensive walking trails on the 66-acre property, through gardens, woodlands, and outdoor chapels, by river and harbor in the St. Anthony Franciscan monastery just across the street from the White Barn Inn!


The Crustacean Crawl allows guests the opportunity to see Kennebunkport by bike and try local lobster dishes in a new and unique way.

The Crawl begins with a ride to Port Lobster, where Chef will explain the essentials for selecting the perfect lobster while taking a stroll at the docks. A fresh lobster will be selected for the evening’s dishes. Next, Chef will guide guests through a lobster sampling of a few of the best of Kennebunk’s crustacean creations at his favorite local restaurants, including a tasting at Stripers Waterside Restaurant. The experience culminates with a full multi-course dinner in the acclaimed White Barn Inn Restaurant, featuring, of course, the fresh lobster of the day! The restaurant offers either a 4 course prix fixe dinner or 9 course tasting menu. The menu changes weekly, but you can get a sense of the style (which has many lobster options) by viewing this week’s menu online.

The entire tour will take about two hours and cover approximately six miles. The cost is $300 per person. The tour may also be taken via motor vehicle depending on weather and athletic ability.