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Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 3

Great Scott! Captain Nathaniel Lord takes Kennebunkport by storm in the third episode of this local series, centered on the real-life character and namesake of the famous Captain Lord Mansion. In this episode, The Cap’n explores modern shops in Dock Square such as the Copper Candle, takes lunch at Federal Jacks’, and shares a few historical secrets of the past. And you don’t want to miss the next Holiday-themed episode, where our host goes Christmas shopping and experiences Kennebunks’ biggest weekend ever – Christmas Prelude!

You’ll want to uncover this treasure of local history with Captain Nathaniel Lord as he hosts the monthly “Back to The Kennebunks.” YouTube series. Follow our channel for future updates, and come experience our luxurious Kennebunkport bed and breakfast for yourself!

If you missed the first two episodes, check them out below.

Kennebunkport Weekend Getaways – Always Something to Do!


Consider Kennebunkport Weekend getaways, there’s always something to do within town or just a short drive from the Captain Lord  Mansion.

Dining: Kennebunkport features excellent farm to table restaurants that are open year round. There is Bandaloop, David’s at The Boathouse, 50 Local, Joshua’s, Village Tavern and the White Barn Inn.

Shopping: Kennebunkport’s Dock Square has many boutique shops that stay open all winter.  World famous L.L. Bean and the Freeport outlets are only a 45 minute drive away.

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Lighthouses: The Captain Lord Mansion offers a detailed map and self-guided tour to view five lighthouses within a 30 to 45 minute drive of the inn. See the famous Portland Head Light up close!

Art Galleries: The renowned Portland Museum of Art whose main building was designed by noted architect I.M. Pei is open year-round and always features interesting exhibits.  Additionally, the Museum complex includes a historic house, The McClellan-Sweat Mansion.

Historic Houses: In addition to the McClellan-Sweat Mansion, the city of Portland also boasts the Victoria Mansion which is within walking distance of the Portland Museum of Art.

Book now for a romantic Captain Lord Mansion and Kennebunkport weekend getaway.

Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield



No Matter the Kennebunkport Weather, Captain Lord Mansion is Weatherproof!

Captain Lord Mansion is Weatherproof! No matter the Kennebunkport weather outside, there’s warmth and comfort inside this romantic Maine Coast bed & breakfast inn!

dana_east_sideNow that the weather is turning colder, this is the best time to “Escape to Maine” and to snuggle into one of the Captain Lord Mansion’s incredible guestrooms which feature oversize beds, private baths with heated marble/tile floors and lots of comforting amenities. Now is the time to enjoy the essence of the Captain’s beautifully decorated guestrooms.

Our off-season rates will warm your pocketbook too!

Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield


P.S. The Captain Lord Mansion also offers a very intimate spa for his & her simultaneous spa treatments.


Captain Lord Mansion Holiday Gift Certificates Earn a 10% Bonus!


Captain LordCaptain Lord says “Give the gift of Hospitality, give Captain Lord Mansion Holiday Gift Certificates and earn a 10 % bonus”.

When you purchase a $250 Captain Lord Mansion Gift Certificate, we’ll add a $25 Bonus. For any Gift Certificate purchase over $250, we’ll add 10%.

Treat a loved one to the hospitality you have come to know and appreciate during your visits; we’ll make sure your gift recipient gets the “Royal Treatment”.

Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield

2015 New Year’s Dinner :: Kennebunkport, ME Lodging Package

It is not too early to plan to join us for this New Year’s eve at The Captain Lord Mansion.

Romantic New Year's Eve Dinner

Celebrate the arrival of 2016 with the Captain Lord Mansion New Year’s Dinner & Lodging Package!

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

Relish our 5-course candlelit dinner, personally prepared and cooked by Bev, each course paired with specially selected wine. We think there is none better served anywhere in Kennebunkport.

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with a mid-night champagne toast to 2016!

Come celebrate this New Year’s Eve at the Captain Lord Mansion and make an enduring memories!

This 3-Night Holiday Package starts at $259* per couple, per night plus $315.00** per couple for 5 Course Dinner with a 5 Course Wine Pairing, plus Dessert and the Champagne Toast At Midnight.  Space is limited to eleven couples, so call today for reservations for this celebratory holiday, Thursday, December 31 and Friday & Saturday January 1 and 2, 2016. This package is a 3 night minimum.

**Includes 8% Maine Lodging Tax and Gratuity

Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 2

What would it be like to wake up in Kennebunkport at the Captain Lord Mansion in 2015 if you came from the year 1813? In this episode, Nathaniel Lord finds some new modern amenities that he’s not too familiar with but seems to very much enjoy. Stay tuned for the next episode!

And don’t miss the first episode of Captain Lord’s adventures!

On an ordinary day in summer 2015, innkeepers Rick & Bev stop at Kennebunk’s Ace Hardware to pick up garden supplies. What happens next is anything but ordinary… View a piece of Kennebunkport history as Captain Nathaniel Lord returns! Follow our YouTube channel for future updates.

Come experience our historic and luxurious Kennebunkport bed and breakfast for yourself!

Shopping in Kennebunkport :: Dock Square Shops

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Kennebunkport Shopping at Five Recommended Dock Square Shops

Shopping in Dock Square, Kennebunkport is always a pleasure because of the many distinctive shops located there. This delightful shopping haven is only three tenths of a mile from our intimate Maine Coast bed & breakfast inn.  Since we have been innkeepers at the Captain Lord Mansion for 37 years, we are fairly knowledgeable about the different shops and restaurants.  We’d like to share some more of our favorite shops with you in this blog!  Kennebunkport shopping is fun!


The Flaming Gourmet:    Whenever our son-in-law Paul visits, this is one of his favorite places to go.  I have stopped in with him and I am amazed at the plethora of choices of hot-sauces one can find here. With such a wide selection, Paul always always finds a unique one which he hasn’t tried before. So, if hot sauces are your desire, we highly recommend the Flaming Gourmet!  You will not be disappointed.

Dock Square Clothiers:      If you are looking for those trendy clothes that will make you feel at home in Kennebunkport, this shop offers a wonderful selection. Whether you are seeking men’s or women’s clothes, you’ll find lots of choices here.  I love their offering of men’s knit shirts in a variety of spring and summer colors.

Abacus Gallery:   Abacus is the largest retail store in Kennebunkport!  Just like all of the other Abacus locations, the Kennebunkport location is full of fun, interesting, unique, and extraordinary crafts and jewelry for your consideration. Shopping in this store is a real adventure.  Bev and I love to spend time browsing the wonderfully interesting offerings in this extensive shop.

Carla’s:   Bev truly enjoys shopping at this women’s clothing store. Where the Dock  Square Clothiers is for the younger set, Carla’s is for more mature women. Everything Bev has purchased here make her look fabulous. Carla, the owner of this store has a knack for selecting truly classic items.

The Copper Candle:  This is another shop which has been located in Dock Square for over 35 years. At Christmas Prelude, our grandson Ethan loves going in here to find an ornament for his family’s home Christmas tree.  However, Christmas ornaments are only a very small part of what this gift shop offers; as the shop name suggests, the primary gifts to be found here are an incredible choice of candles.

Your innkeepers, Bev Davis & Rick Litchfield

Winter Wine Tastings :: Luxury Kennebunkport Inn

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Enter to Win a Free Night at the inn when you come to one of the Winter Wine Tastings at the Captain Lord Mansion!

Each couple attending the wine tasting 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”.

Additionally, we’ll treat the couple to fine dining in Portland after the “Grand Tasting”!  Here is a picture of Jim and Sandi Audet, the 2015 winners with Bev at the recent Nappi Distributors Grand Tasting.

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2016 Scheduled Dates:

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016  (Bev & Rick – Delicious Winter Favorites)
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 (Bev & Rick – CLM Sparkling Favorites)
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Dick Varano – New Italian Picks)
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016 (Bev & Rick – CLM Wine Cellar Favorites)
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Bev & Rick – Delicious Spring Favorites)

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These tastings are a time to learn more about specific wines from a region or a type ofwine; 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.  See you at one of our tastings.

Bev and Rick, Your innkeepers

Gardening with Dahlias :: Tips for Growing Flowers in Maine

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Bev Davis’ Gardening Tips for Dahlias – 

Why are Dahlias a great flower to add to your garden?

  • Dahlias come in a variety of colors. If you follow a color theme in your garden, you can find a bulb to compliment your theme. Even if you just like one-color variety, there is a large range from which to choose, including dark purples, reds, pinks, yellow and even some two-tone combinations
  • Dahlias make an excellent cutting flower. Most stems are strong enough for large or small arrangements. The “Dinner-Dish” varieties are spectacular just alone in a vase or floating singly in water.
  • Dahlias can take direct sunlight all day long or a sun/shade combination.
  • Dahlias need water but are not temperamental like impatiens which like lots of water. Dead-heading is really easy. As blooms fade, they require just an easy clip and discard to your compost pile.
  • Dahlias bloom from early spring to late fall. The more you clip the flowers, the more come behind….you always have a show of brilliant color in your garden.
  • Dahlias are an annual here in New England. BUT they are easy winter keepers. Just dig the bulb and knock the soil off. Place in a bucket and put in a cool and dark place like a cellar or basement.  Cover lightly with a tarp.  The bulbs really need to be kept in the dark over the winter.  During the growing season bulbs multiply and can be split before replanting in the spring — (I like 3-4 bulbs with each planting).
  • Dahlia bulbs can be purchased at any nursery or you can buy blooming plants.

However, we have a deal for you!
I have deep red/yellow center plants that grow about 4-5 feet tall. They have produced multiple bulbs, more than we can use in the Captain Lord Mansion gardens. Thus, we are proposing selling our excess bulbs as a fundraiser for our breast cancer survivors.
If you would like to have a packet of these bulbs, the first 20 people who order and make a donation of $50.00 to our “Dime for Time” Fundraiser honoring Bev’s Sister Lois (who lost her battle with breast cancer 12 years ago) will receive their bulbs in late April along with planting instructions.  100% of the donation will be given to “My Breast Cancer Support“, a 501 c-3 Charity in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which financially and emotionally supports women during their struggle with breast cancer.

So, make a donation for breast cancer patient support and add Captain Lord Mansion Dahlias to your garden.

Dahlia gardening tips

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Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 1

On an ordinary day in summer 2015, innkeepers Rick & Bev stop at Kennebunk’s Ace Hardware to pick up garden supplies. What happens next is anything but ordinary… View a piece of Kennebunkport history as Captain Nathaniel Lord returns! Follow our YouTube channel for future updates.

Come experience our historic and luxurious Kennebunkport bed and breakfast for yourself!