Category Archives: Interesting news from the region

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.  […]

Did You Know LL Bean is Celebrating Its 100th Birthday This Year?

I’ll bet that you did not know that world-famous retailer LL Bean is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  Many of the guests who visit us at the Captain Lord Mansion make the 45 minute drive to Freeport, Maine in order to shop at this classic store.  Whether you are an outdoors person or not, […]

Visit the Normandy Coast at The Portland Museum of Art!

Now through September 3, 2012 you may visit the Normandy Coast through beautiful impressionistic paintings on display at the magnificent I.M. Pei designed brick building which houses the Portland Museum of Art.  In addition to the current exhibit of French impressionist paintings, the museum has an extensive collection of other fine art and antiques on […]

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Welcome You!

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are about an hour’s drive north of the Captain Lord Mansion and are definitely worth the trip.  The Gardens are located on Barter’s Island Road in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  Bev and I made a visit there last year with my daughter Laurie and our grandson Ethan.  He especially enjoyed the […]

The Kennebunkport Designer Show House Opens This Saturday!

The Kennebunkport Designer Show House opens this Saturday!  The Kennebunkport Historical Society will be sponsoring a Designer Show House at Rocky Pastures, the former Kenneth Roberts estate in Kennebunkport, from Saturday, June 23 through Saturday, July 14, 2012. The house is currently for sale and has been recently updated combining classic features with modern conveniences. […]