What is the Captain Lord Mansion “Valentine’s Day Gift Certificate”?

 Romance in Kennebunkport, Maine

Feb is for Lovers - Kennebunkport Valentine's Day This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a truly romantic gift with our Captain Lord Mansion “Valentine’s Day Gift Certificate”.  When you purchase a $250 Gift Certificate for your loved one, we’ll add a bonus of sparkling wine, fresh flowers and chocolates.  Also, we promise to give your treasured recipient all the attention and warm hospitality you have come to expect at our romantic Kennebunkport bed and breakfast inn.

Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

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What Are “February is For Lovers” events in Kennebunkport, Maine?

Chocolate covered strawberries

Did you know that “February is for Lovers” in Kennebunkport?  The whole town celebrates the month of lovers with many specials, events and activities.  The Captain Lord Mansion is beginning the month with a complimentary wine tasting for guests on Saturday, February 1st.  One of the highlights of the evening will be tasting “Zin-phomaniac“, a delicious zinfandel from Lodi, California.  Each couple at the wine-tasting will receive a complimentary bottle of that wine as well as other surprise gifts.

The next weekend, February 7th and 8th, we celebrate chocolate lovers. We’ll have chocolate delicacies available for our guests throughout the weekend, including an inn tour of the 4 Kennebunkport Select Registry Inns on Saturday, February 8th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Each inn will offer a special chocolate treat from it’s recipe repertoire!

Additionally, every couple with a reservation arriving at the Captain’s Garden House or the Captain Lord Mansion during the month of February receives a complimentary split of sparking wine and Lindt chocolate truffles.

Make plans now to join us for one of the fun weekends in February. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

Paintings of the Captain Lord Mansion

romantic maine coast bed and breakfast paintingDuring the 35 years we have been keepers of the inn here at the Captain Lord Mansion, we’ve had the privilege of having several of our guests do paintings of our romantic Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast Inn.  Here is one just recently received from one of our Texas guests.  Bev and I want to thank her for sharing a photo of her painting and it is pictured here.  Additionally, the Captain Lord Mansion has been the subject of paintings by very famous American artists.  There is a beautiful painting by Willard Metcalf which is in the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT.  It was painted sometime in the early 1900′s and features the large Elm trees which used to flank the building.  Unfortunately, many years ago, we lost the trees to the Dutch Elm disease.  However, the town planted Maple trees as replacements and one of those Maple trees is depicted in our guests painting of our romantic Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast Inn.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

Did You Know that Lionel Train’s Polar Express is at The Captain Lord Mansion?

Polar Express Train                                                                                                                                                          The Polar Express by Lionel!

Did You Know that Lionel Train’s Polar Express is at The Captain Lord Mansion?  Yes, we have a small tabletop layout featuring this historic train.  Now, we need only to add the North Pole scenery.  The train is so realistic, it smokes and whistles!  We are grateful to the Select Registry and Lionel Trains for partnering with us to bring this beautiful train to our guests.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

Do You Know About Jacquie Lawson Animated Cards?

Alpine Village

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

Celebrate Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport

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

Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport MaineWhile 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?

 

Christmas Prelude Kennebunkport

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

What Are Some Kennebunkport Dining Choices?

Romantic Dinner

The Kennebunkport dining choices include a couple of distinctive restaurants whose chefs are well known.

Bev and I encourage you to join restaurateur David Turin at his newest restaurant, Davids, situated in The Boathouse, a newly constructed hotel property located where the Landing Restaurant used to be.  This restaurant features contemporary cuisine in a beautiful waterside location. Chef Turin has put a creative twist on classic coastal menu items. His restaurant opened in the spring and we have had great reports from Captain Lord Mansion and Captain’s Garden House guests all season.

Bandaloop in Kennebunkport is owned and operated by Chef Scott Lee.  This boutique-style restaurant is known for its use of organic and local foods, many vegetarian and vegan options, and an array of appetizers, entrees, and sauces to choose from.  Chef Lee creates everything in house, from the organic bread and sauces straight through to the desserts. From flour and salt to free range chicken and all natural organic beef,  he demands only the highest quality organic ingredients, for their flavors as well as their lessened impact on the environment.  Bev and I love this restaurant; one of my favorite dishes is a wilted-spinach salad with chicken or shrimp and a delicious balsamic dressing.

When you visit us, we are pleased to make a reservation for you at one of these great restaurants. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

 

 

What Is the 2013 Schedule of Events for Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude?

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Here is a picture of Santa arriving in Kennebunkport by lobster boat to greet children of all ages at the Christmas Prelude Festival.

What Is the 2013 Schedule of Events for Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude, you ask?

You might even ask, “What is Christmas Prelude?” It is a pre-Christmas  town-wide celebration of craft fairs, food events, tree lighting celebrations, seasonal music events, fireworks and lots of good cheer. The dates for Christmas Prelude this year are from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Although we are booked at the Captain Lord Mansion for both weekends, there still are plenty of rooms available in Kennebunkport and surrounding areas.

There is a new craft fair this year which will be held at the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Pasco Center on both weekends. Those who love craft fairs have another stop to schedule this Prelude! Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

 

It is Not Too Early to Plan New Year’s at The Captain Lord Mansion

It is Not Too Early to Plan New Year’s at The Captain Lord Mansion.

Romantic Dinner

New Years Package for December 30 and 31 , 2013

Imagine stepping back to a more serene time; imagine spending this New Year’s Eve in the splendor of an 1812-14 Federal Mansion!

Picture beautiful floral arrangements, a 5-course candlelit dinner personally prepared and cooked by Bev, each course paired with specially selected wine.  Then at mid-night, raise a champagne toast to 2014 with newly-made friends!  Come celebrate this New Year’s Eve at the Captain Lord Mansion and make an enduring memories!

This 2-Night Holiday Package starts at $249* per couple per night plus $281.25** per couple for 5 Course Dinner, 5 Course Wine Pairing, Champagne Toast At Midnight and Dessert.  Space is limited to eleven couples, so call today for reservations for this celebratory holiday, Monday, December 30, 2013 and Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

*Plus 8% Maine Lodging Tax

**Includes Tax and Gratuity