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A hidden gem in Kennebunk, Maine…

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The Franciscan Guest House offers affordable and modest accommodations located within walking distance to the peaceful Kennebunk beaches and picturesque Kennebunkport village. Being one of the most budget-friendly options in town, our rooms embody a warm and welcoming charm, while still offering all the essential amenities. During your stay, explore the beautiful and serene grounds of the nearby Franciscan Monastery, complete with riverside paths and resting spots to experience a unique and unforgettable getaway.

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Our History

The Franciscan Guest House and nearby Monastery are owned by Lithuanian Franciscan Friars who purchased the estate in the 1940s after escaping religious persecution in the Soviet Union. They built a Lithuanian school for boys, and today, the original Main Building and former dormitories serve as rooms for our guests. Each year, the school’s alumni return to reminisce about the days of their youth spent on our beautiful property.

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Explore Kennebunks 

The Franciscan Guest House is conveniently located within a 15 minute walk to the beautiful beaches of Kennebunk as well as the shops and dining of Kennebunkport. Grab a lobster roll in town and stroll along the rocky coastline paths to enjoy the beautiful views of Maine in all seasons. With plenty of activities ranging from nature walks, visits to museums and galleries, and whale watching tours, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Franciscan Guest House