Bev and I were introduced to Jacquie Lawson animated greeting cards several years ago by one of our guests who has since become a very dear friend. The graphics and music behind the animation are delightful. Last December, I subscribed to a Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar which allowed me to open the calendar each day to participate in creating an animated Alpine Village, complete with skaters, skiers and a train. It was great fun to open the calendar each morning to see what part of the village I would create that day. If you are looking for a new way to celebrate Advent, we highly recommend that you check out the Jacquie Lawson website. Tell them that the Captain Lord Mansion recommended them!
Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
Kennebunkport was named the #2 best Christmas town in the US by HGTV. When you tour the First Families Kennebunkport Museum at White Columns and view all that Kennebunkport has to offer for the Christmas Prelude, you will see how magical it really is. The town is transformed with lights, wreaths, bows and gives the town a wonderful holiday feel. Everyone joins in on the festivities from caroling, watching Santa arrive, concerts, sleigh rides, historic house tours and more
While staying at the Captain Lord Mansion during Christmas Prelude, we highly recommend that you visit the Kennebunkport Historical Society‘s signature property, the First Families Museum which is located in White Columns. It will be lavishly decorated with seasonal greens, wreathes, ribbons and bows. See the many Christmas trees which are decorated in a variety of themes, including one featuring decorations celebrating the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Apparently, one of the Bush family cooks made gingerbread ornaments for the family tree. The Museum tree does not have exact replicas, but honors the tradition with wonderful gingerbread ornaments. Additionally, there is a tree decorated with shipbuilding-themed ornaments fashioned by the children from the local elementary school. New this year is an exceptional gift shop decorated for the season and chock full of affordable gifts for your holiday shopping enjoyment. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
Also, we have a gift for you just in time for Christmas. Take a look at our Christmas in Kennebunkport special.
What is “The Walk to Bethlehem” at Christmas Prelude?
Join us for a”Walk to Bethlehem” during Christmas Prelude Kennebunkport on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Beginning at the River Green in Kennebunkport, follow Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter at three of our distinctive and historic inns, the Captain Jefferds Inn, the Maine Stay Inn & Cottages and finally the Captain Lord Mansion.
Walk in the processional following Mary and Joseph while singing traditional Christmas carols. Hear the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus in scripture readings from the Book of Luke. Scripture readings are read by Pastor Paul Gant from Sea Road Christian Church. The procession begins at the Kennebunkport River Green and ends at the “stable” at the Captain Lord Mansion.
Photos may be taken with the “Holy Family” and complimentary refreshments will be served.
Plan now to celebrate the “reason for the season” and join the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport in our “Walk to Bethlehem” looking for room at the inn! Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates are always a great gift idea. Did You Know the Captain Lord Mansion Offers a 10% Bonus Coupon with your purchase of our bed and breakfast gift certificate?
This Holiday Season give the gift of hospitality in a cozy Kennebunkport bed and breakfast with a Captain Lord Mansion 10% Bonus Gift Certificate.
When you purchase a $250 Gift Certificate, we’ll add a bonus $25 Gift Card that you may use yourself or give with the gift certificate.
The Bonus Gift Certificate may be used against room charges or for any stay enhancements such as a spa, wine or food purchases. We promise to give your recipient all the attention and warm hospitality you have come to expect at our romantic Kennebunkport bed and breakfast inn.
Your innkeepers Bev Davis & , Rick Litchfield
We are pleased to announce our 2014 “First Saturday” Wine Tastings.
And Added Incentives!
Beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014 our romantic Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast will host complimentary travels around the globe tasting superb vintages from selected vintners. This year we have several added incentives to attend; each couple who attends one of our “First Saturday” Wine Tastings will receive complimentary gifts of a customized Captain Lord Mansion “Drop Stop” wine pourer and engraved wine glasses. Additionally, each couple will be entered into a drawing to return to the Captain Lord Mansion for a free night at the inn combined with joining Bev and Rick in attending one of the Mansion wine suppliers spring “Grand Tastings”.
- Saturday, January 4, 2014 (Bev & Rick – Sparkling/Champagne)
- Saturday, February 1, 2014 (Bev & Rick – Chocolate Wine & Other Specialty Wines)
- Saturday, March 1, 2013 (Dick Varano – Great Italian Wines)
- Saturday, April 5, 2013 (Bev & Rick – Great Cabernet’s)
- Saturday, May 3, 2013 (Bev & Rick – Springtime Favorites)
These tastings are a time to learn more about specific wines from a region or a type of wine; we will provide you tasting notes and other informative handouts. We start the events at 5:30 pm and go to about 6:30 pm; that allows you plenty of time to plan a romantic dinner after the tasting.
The Captain Lord Mansion wine tastings are complimentary; they are included in the room rates for the weekend. Weekend Rates at our intimate Maine Coast Inn start at $239 per night. Your innkeepers, Bev Davis & Rick Litchfield