Category Archives: Interesting news from the region

It is Time for Apple Picking in Maine!

Yes, it is time for apple picking in Maine!   For the past two years Bev and I have enjoyed making a short trip west from the coast and the Captain Lord Mansion to the Giles Family Farm to do apple picking.  Picking your own apples from one of Maine’s many apple orchards is an enjoyable […]

It is Time for The Fryberg Fair!

Late summer and early fall is harvest time in New England; it also is when there are many agricultural fairs held throughout the 6 New England states.  So, it is time for the Fryberg Fair, which is held from September 28 through October 5 this year.  Bev and I love attending these fairs in order […]

What is The Foliage Forecast for Maine?

Do you wonder what the foliage forecast for Maine will be in the coming weeks?  We are fortunate that the State of Maine has an official website dedicated to keeping travelers abreast of the progression of the color throughout the state.  Bev and I have a wonderful day-trip outlined for guests which takes them along beautiful back-roads […]

Do You Know it is Maine Blueberry Season?

It is Maine Blueberry Season!  I did not know that Maine produces over 90 percent of the wild blueberry crop harvested each year in the United States. When one thinks of Maine, we usually think of lobster; interestingly, the blueberry harvest in Maine amounts to approximately 30 million pounds annually, while last year’s lobster catch […]

What is the Summer Exhibition at The Brick Store Museum?

The Brick Store Museum, contrary to the implied name, is a well-regarded local history museum with national accreditation.  As a past president of the organization, I am an avid supporter of this wonderful organization.  It was founded in an historic “brick building” that used to be a “store,” thus the name. Recently, I was able […]

What is the Maine Art Museum Trail?

What is the Maine Art Museum Trail?  Starting at the Captain Lord Mansion, you may travel from our romantic Maine Coast bed & breakfast to visit some terrific art exhibits and art museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail.  The Maine Art Museum Trail consists of 7 different museums showcasing 53,000 works of art along a 167 miles of scenic Maine […]

What is Maple Sugaring Sunday in Maine?

Maple Sugaring Sunday in Maine is Sunday, March 23, 2014. There are many small tree farms only a short drive from the Captain Lord Mansion.  We encourage guests to visit one of these sugaring operations in order to see how the tree sap is boiled down to make that rich golden syrup most of us […]

Do You Love Maine Built Boats? Where Can You Find Them?

Do You Love Maine Built Boats?  If you do, we have a suggestion for this weekend’s activity while staying with us at the Captain Lord Mansion.  The Maine Boatbuilders Show is Friday March 14, 10-6pm; Saturday March 15, 10-6pm and Sunday March 16, 10-4pm.  It will be held at the Portland Company at 58 Fore […]

Where Can You Find “Storybook Gardens” This Weekend?

Find “Storybook Gardens” this weekend at the Portland Flower Show which will be held at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME.  The dates of the show are Thursday, March 6th through Sunday, March 9th.  If you are like Bev and I, we are anxious to see the arrival of Spring; however, there […]

What Are Captain Lord Mansion “Cabin Fever Relievers”?

Are you tired of winter? Are you ready for a romantic getaway? Do you have “Cabin Fever”? Here are several March events to entice you to escape winter to an intimate Maine Coast Bed & Breakfast inn.  Though it still may be cold outside, there’s plenty of warmth at the Captain Lord Mansion where you […]