Category Archives: Area attractions

Have You Seen Goat Island Lighthouse When You Visited the Captain Lord Mansion?

Cape Porpoise is one of the most picturesque sights to enjoy viewing and photographing when visiting the Captain Lord Mansion, a romantic bed & breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Cape Porpoise is a delightful fishing and lobstering village situated a couple of miles east of the Port.  From the pier in Cape Porpoise you catch a […]

Did You Know that The Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunkport Has Beautiful Grounds for Walking?

 This is an aerial view of the Franciscan Monastery grounds.  From the spring through the fall, there are some easy walking trails that border the Kennebunk River and provide nice scenic views of the river.  Also, the sloping lawns and gardens around the monastery building itself are quite nice for ambling and relaxing.  The monastery is open […]

Have you seen the “Wedding Cake” House in Kennebunk on the Way to Kennebunkport?

 The Wedding Cake House located in Kennebunk, Maine  The "Wedding Cake" name was applied to the house due to its wedding cake-like appearance. Legend developed that the busy Bourne, a sea captain, had done the carpentry work to atone for not having taken his bride, Jane, on a proper honeymoon. This was not the case. […]

What Are the ABCs of a 2011 Kennebunkport Summer Vacation?

  A 2011 Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport and our Bed and Breakfast offers you even more activities to entertain, educate and expand your horizons!  Or to just have fun and relax! Activities include Art Galleries, Antiquing  Beaches, Bicycling Canoeing, Carriage Rides, Day Trips Engagements Fishing Charters Golf History , Hiking Interesting & Joyful Sights Kyaking Lighthouses,  Lobsters,  […]

Did You Know That Kennebunkport Ranked 9th in The U.S. For Summer Vacations?

 The Kennebunks made number 9!  10. Huntington Beach, California9. Kennebunkport, MaineThe old-time fishing village of Kennebunkport is like a Currier and Ives print come to life (it's also the summer retreat of choice for George H.W. Bush). You can work on a lobster boat, fly-fish, or kayak past whimsical formations like Blowing Cave and Spouting […]

Have You Opened Today’s Email Newsletter from The Captain’s Bed & Breakfast Inn in Kennebunkport?

 Today is the day we reveal Captain Lord Mansion Specials and Packages for the month of May!  If you are not on our mailing list, email me at innkeeper@captainlord.com to have us send you the latest newsletter.  With warmer weather and more things to do in Kennebunkport, it is a perfect time to visit before the […]

Christmas Prelude is coming to Kennebunkport Again! When?

 Wow!  It is getting to be that time of year again.  Time changed from Daylight Savings Time; it is getting dark about 4:30pm and Bev and I will very soon begin decorating for the Christmas holidays.  The first two weekends in December will herald the annual Kennebunkport Christmas Festival, called Christmas Prelude.  It hardly seems […]

October Food Festivals are Near Kennebunkport, Maine!

October is Maine Lobster Month: Maine lobster (is any other kind half as good?) is the starring item on menus at sophisticated restaurants throughout the state, as well as at rough-hewn shanties with picnic tables set along the coast. To many people, it just isn’t summer without a trip to a lobster shack and a […]

Kennebunkport Residents Recently Honored Bush 41 With “An Anchor to Windward”!

From Wikianswers.com comes this definition of "An Anchor to Windward"; "During a storm, if a ship is being blown toward a hazard, the crew can drop the anchors on the windward side of the ship (the side facing the wind) in order to stop the ship from running aground or wrecking. Such an "anchor to […]

What is “The Kennebunkport River Green” and Who Owns It?

The "River Green" sits directly in front of the Captain Lord Mansion and stretches between Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue.  Today, the sloping lawn is well manicured and is home to various summer events such as art shows, craft fairs and band concerts.  There is quite an interesting story of how the green came to be […]