Category Archives: Area attractions

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 […]

Where Can You Rent Scooters in Kennebunkport?

This is not Bermuda! You now can rent scooters from Harbor Village Scooters which is located at Coopers Corner (the junction of Routes 9 & 35) in Kennebunk’s Lower Villageat the Sunoco Station.  The Kennebunkport area has miles of flat roads and lots of beautiful scenery.  Don’t struggle finding a parking space at the beaches; tour the […]

4 Enjoyable Memorial Day Adventures in Kennebunkport

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start to the tourist season and there are several activities that begin this weekend which offer you different experiences to enhance your enjoyment of Kennebunkport. The Lobster Boat Rugosa begins giving scenic cruises along the beautiful and rugged coast.  See lobster harvesting up close and personal!  This weekend, the […]