As a member of The Select Registry, a group of “Distinguished Inns of North America”, the inn was chosen to participate in a nationwide installation of a charging station for electric cars including one specifically for Tesla Automobiles. Here is a picture of the first Tesla for which we proudly provided a charge at the Tesla Charging Station over the 4th of July weekend. The Captain Lord Mansion is now included on the Tesla Internet mapping network as well as other Internet data bases for charging stations. This is just one more of the services we are proud to offer our guests. So, if you are traveling in your Volt or Tesla, consider the convenience of charging here at the inn and not worrying about it!
Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield (Shown here the day the station went operational.)
If you are considering a Kennebunkport vacation which includes a visit to the Captain Lord Mansion, an intimate Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast, we invite you to review the many vacation activities available for your enjoyment. Kennebunkport offers you a plethora of fun things to do to entertain, to educate and to expand your horizons! Or just come to the Mansion to relax and unwind! Here is an alphabetized list of Kennebunkport’s vacation activities from A to Z:
A Kennebunkport Vacation:
Bev and I truly enjoy summer in Maine and especially Kennebunkport because there is so much to do. We often find there is more events and activities than time to do them! If you would like to discuss your vacation plans and how we may assist you in planning the perfect vacation, including romantic sunsets, please call (207-967-3141) the Captain Lord Mansion, a luxurious Maine Coast bed and breakfast inn, today!
Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield.
This is not Bermuda, but you can rent scooters in Kennebunkport!
You now can rent scooters from Harbor Village Scooters which is located at Coopers Corner in Kennebunk’s Lower Village at the Sunoco Station. We have miles of flat roads and lots of beautiful scenery. Don’t struggle finding a parking space at the beaches; tour the Franciscan Monastery grounds, or scoot out to Cape Porpoise to see the lobster fishermen bring in their daily catch of lobsters. Doing this by scooter is so much more refreshing in the open air out of your car. Our staff members at the Captain Lord Mansion are pleased to reserve your scooter for you. For Scooter Rentals in Kennebunkport go to Harbor Village Scooter Rentals.
Your Innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
Do you know about Jillyanna’s Cooking School, which is located in Kennebunkport?
Are you looking for something different to do while on your summer vacation at the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport?
Bev and I had the pleasure of attending a demonstration of the wood-fired oven and the delectable goodies our friend Jill Strauss creates. She and he partner Valerie do pie classes, home-made pasta classes as well as private, wood-fired pizza events. It was one of those pizza events which we attended. Jill and Valerie only use fresh ingredients, many of which they grow in their garden. The food, the setting and the hospitality are terrific. If you are looking for a cooking experience while with us this season, we encourage you to give Jillyanna’s a try.
The wood-fired oven is magnificent; however, part of the cooking experience is learning how to cook with different types of ovens, gas, electric as well as the wood-fired oven. Click through the link in this blog to learn more about this very different vacation activity. Jillyanna’s is tucked away in a rural setting in a quiet part of Kennebunkport..
Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
The Kennebunkport River Green has a fascinating history. Originally, the land which now is called “The River Green” was house lots; there were three houses situated on that land during the 1800’s. In the late 1800’s, the Captain Lord Mansion was owned by Charles P. Clark, the grandson of the original builder, Nathaniel Lord. Because the three house blocked his view of the Kennebunk River, he had each moved to different part of town. Being a wealthy railroad magnate from Connecticut, he could easily afford the cost of removal of the houses. The bucolic park-like setting remained as part of the Lord family estate until 1972 when the Mansion was sold out of the family for the first time in 170 years. The purchaser of the Mansion estate, Biddeford native Jim Throumoulos, was intent on selling the land to raise capital for funding his renovations to the Mansion. Local residents were concerned that an important scenic part of the town would be destroyed by development; thus, in 1973, the River Green became the catalyst for citizens organizing the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. The Kennebunkport River Green was the initial land purchase of the Conservation Trust which has grown exponentially under the leadership of Tom Bradbury. Currently, the land owned and under conservation by the Trust is extensive and even includes Goat Island and its’ iconic lighthouse. As owners of the Captain Lord Mansion, we are grateful for the stewardship of the citizens of Kennebunkport to create the Conservation Trust and preserve the River Green as an open park which showcases the Mansion during the winter and spring months. Your innkeepers, Bev Davis & Rick Litchfield
The 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence was awarded to the Captain Lord Mansion for 5th consecutive year and has been inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site
The Captain Lord Mansion is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
“Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire staff at the Captain Lord Mansion and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”
Your innkeepers Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield