Category Archives: Travel

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 […]

3 Kennebunkport Golf Courses near the Captain Lord Mansion!

The Cape Arundel Golf Club is a links-type course, many of whose fairways roll alongside the Kennebunk River which makes for a cool and scenic round of golf.  Also, this is the course favored by President Bush 41 when he was still able to golf.  I am not a golfer; however, I have worked as a volunteer […]

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 […]

Bush Memorabilia on Display at First Families Museum

Above: Picture of President Bush’s Compound Did you know that the “First Families Museum” which is located in the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Nott House has a current display of President Bush 41, 90th Birthday memorabilia, including the jump suit he wore while making his historic parachute jump at the age of 90?  I personally am […]

What is The Eastern Trail Near the Captain Lord Mansion?

We would like you to imagine a tree-shaded and off-the-beaten trail that winds through beautiful wooded sections of the Southern Coast of Maine.  This pathway is The Eastern Trail and it excludes motorized vehicles and is highly prized by bicyclists, hikers and runners for safe journeys away from the hustle and bustle of the Interstate and Route 1. […]

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 […]

Captain Lord Mansion Gardens in Full Bloom!

The Captain Lord Mansion gardens are in full bloom and we think they are more beautiful than ever.  Bev and a young assistant have been working daily watering, weeding and dead-heading each of the many garden areas situated around the inn.  From the welcoming guest walkway at the guest entrance to the “Memory Garden,” to […]

The Captain Lord Mansion Supports The Arundel Barn Playhouse!

The Arundel Barn Playhouse is located in a beautiful restored barn; it is what you imagine for a summer stock theater in Maine. Bev and I love the enthusiastic and joyous performances by the young troupe of performers.  The line-up of plays this season is heavily weighted to musicals that will have you clapping your […]

Captain Lord Mansion Guests Save 20% at The Ogunquit Playhouse

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a summer tradition in Southern Maine. From the Playhouse’s website, “Unlike other Summer Theatres of its day, which were renovated barns, garages or churches, the Ogunquit Playhouse was the first, and remains the only, summer theatre from the Summer Stock era built exclusively as a seasonal theatre.”  That distinction gives Ogunquit […]

What are Kennebunkport’s Top 5 “Farm to Table” Boutique Restaurants?

Kennebunkport’s Top 5 “Farm to Table” Boutique Restaurants are Bandaloop, 50 Local, Earth, The Village Tavern and Joshua’s.  The Captain Lord Mansion is pleased to make these recommendations and share our favorite menus items. Bev and I love dining at each of these small establishments not only because of the fresh ingredients used in their offerings and […]