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Great Place to Visit

Visited one morning on our way to Kennebunkport and beach area. Indoor chapel was beautiful and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bridgewater, NJ
Rest, Relaxation, Peace, Serenity

The Franciscan Monastery is best known for its guest house which provides accommodations for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Warren, Massachusetts
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St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling lawns, riverside walking paths and English Gardens.
28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
+1 207-967-4865
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited one morning on our way to Kennebunkport and beach area. Indoor chapel was beautiful and peaceful place for prayer and reflection. We wandered the grounds; outdoor chapel, walked along the river with saints along the way. Grounds were well kept. There is a place...More

Thank P L
Reviewed yesterday

The Franciscan Monastery is best known for its guest house which provides accommodations for pilgrims the world over. However, you don't have to be a guest to visit. There is a stunning outdoor grotto, a woodland walk to the beach, and a chapel with very...More

Thank redeco
Reviewed 3 days ago

Please take a moment to just walk the grounds of the monastery and absorb the peace and serenity of the place - not to mention the gorgeous artwork from Lithuania. prayer comes easily here.

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 6 days ago

the grounds of the monastery were beautiful. The Stations of the Cross outside were in a very interesting statue. The stained glass windows that were in the entry were stunning. What I did not understand was the type of artwork that was used inside the...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Through the generosity of the Franciscan Monastery, the public is invited to spend time on these gorgeous, peaceful grounds. Great for watching the boats come and go, enjoy the wildlife and, if you're in the mood, pray or meditate. Truly an unusual, special part of...More

Thank suejon14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room here on both sides of our trip to Kennebunkport. The grounds are beautiful, the accommodations reasonable, and the people friendly. The selling point here is affordability, compared to the many options along RT 1, and a short walk to the beach....More

3  Thank BessieLil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to rest a bit on our way to the beach - and a good thing we did! It's a lovely gem to get immersed in the peaceful environment of the monastery. They have an outdoor chapel to the virgin of Lourdes, with pews...More

2  Thank lovetravel1996
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at St Anthony’s Catholic Monastery during a vacation trip to Kennebunkport. We usually like to visit a church during our trips and this one was convenient to where we we lodging. It is in a very quiet area back from the road with...More

2  Thank Frank L
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This very tranquil place is great for quick stop off. It has beautiful grounds, statues, and stained glass windows. It also has a gorgeous outdoor chapel.

1  Thank J757P
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Located along the southern Maine coastal drive this a peaceful stop to see several thoughtful statues and an outdoor worship area. There is free admission, parking and restrooms.

2  Thank dsj5777
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October 7, 2016|
Response from CherylPhiladelphia | Reviewed this property |
You need to call and inquire.... Maine in general is dog friendly (we took our dog this year 2016) But we carefully checked all our lodging and dining choices (btw- call!!!!! Some places do not advertise ok for well mannered... More
August 13, 2016|
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Response from J20ELA111 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where the Prelude is - there was loads of parking a one min. walk from the modestly in a large parking lot.