Category Archives: Interesting news from the region

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 5

1972 – 1978 As I continues to recall the Captain Lord Mansion History, I’ll share about how in April 1972 a young Jim Throumoulos of Biddeford, Maine acquired the Captain Lord Mansion.  His plan was to convert the building to office condominiums.  Ugh!  However, Kennebunkport had passed its first zoning ordinance in March of that […]

More Kennebunkport Vacation Activities Revealed!

In this Blog we’ll reveal more Kennebunkport vacation activities.  Let us share with you several of our choices for the top relatively unknown places to visit on a Kennebunkport vacation.  Many guests who visit the area just see Dock Square, Ocean Avenue, a beach, the Bush compound, eat some lobster at a local restaurant and […]

What are the Kennebunkport Area Golf Courses?

Let me share with you the choices you have for playing Kennebunkport area golf courses. The most famous one is the Cape Arundel Golf Course which is located a short distance from the Captain Lord Mansion.  This is the course which is a favorite of President George H.W. Bush.   It is a rolling links-type […]

Sleigh Rides Are Fun in Kennebunkport Maine!

Did you know that you can take a romantic sleigh ride through the woods and fields near the Captain Lord Mansion, our intimate Maine Coast Bed & Breakfast?  Yes, you can!  Rockin’ Horse Stables which is located just a short drive from our Kennebunkport bed& breakfast offers you this opportunity to do a real sleigh […]

Veteran’s Day Off Season Package

Veteran’s Day Off-Season Package The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport (HIK) celebrate Veteran’s Day by hosting a historic scavenger hunt and cocktail reception on November 10, 2012 for guests staying at any of the HIK member inns. This Veteran’s Day Off Season Package includes a  scavenger hunt which will take guests to each of the HIK […]

Captain Lord Mansion Fall 2012 Gas Saving Tips #2

The Captain Lord Mansion recommends these 5 Scenic Bike Trips – Use ZERO Gas! We suggest that you pedal past the pumps! Enjoy scenery you won’t see from a car, and get some great exercise at the same time. Bring your own or use one of our complimentary bikes. Bev and I bike whenever we […]

Captain Lord Mansion Fall 2012 Gas Saving Tips!

5 Great Destinations From The Captain Lord Mansion On Two Gallons of Gas! Don’t let pain at the pump put a crimp in your vacation fun! There are plenty of interesting places to visit and fun things to do within 2 gallons of gas, round-trip, from the Captain Lord Mansion. Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary […]

Did you know that The University of New England is located not far from The Captain Lord Mansion?

Bev and I would like to introduce you to the University of New England; it is an independent, coeducational university with two distinctive campuses which are located in two different Maine coastal cities. The Biddeford Campus  is located on Route 9, in Biddeford, Maine. The campus has a beautiful ocean-front site where the Saco River […]

The Captain Lord Mansion, The Beginning! Monthly History Blog

1776-1815; The Captain Lord Mansion, The Beginning: Fear gripped the entire New England coastline during the War of 1812. The British marched on Washington and loosened their anger at having lost the previous war with the colonies.  They looted and burned.  There was a British blockade of all commerce and meaningful threats to burn all […]

Did You Know The Maine Maritime Museum is Close to Kennebunkport?

Often, when the weather is inclement, guests at the Captain Lord Mansion or our Captain’s Garden House are searching for indoor activities. I believe that one of the best activities on a rainy summer day in Maine is to visit one of the many nearby history or art museums which are located in Southern Maine.  […]