During 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
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
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