Category Archives: Travel

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 […]

A Kennebunkport Vacation, The Top 7 Secret Places to Visit!

Let us share with you our choices for the top 7 secret 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 leave.  They often miss these out-of-the -way sights.  We’ll share some […]

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 Top 4 Things to Do While on a Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport

The top 4 things to do while on a summer vacation in Kennebunkport that we recommend include taking a Lobster Boat Cruise and eating a lobster dinner.  I love finishing dinner with a dessert of home-made Maine blueberry pie. It doesn’t get much better than that! Next, no summertime visit to the Southern Coast of […]

The Top 5 Places for a Tourist to Visit in Kennebunkport

Bev and I have been fortunate to live in Kennebunkport for 34 plus years. Allow us to share our picks for the Top 5 places for a tourist to visit in Kennebunkport. While visiting the Captain Lord Mansion, please allow us to direct you to these picturesque locations.  None is very far from our B&B. […]

The ABC’s of Kennebunkport’s Vacation Activities Revealed!

Considering a vacation to Kennebunkport? Including a visit to the Captain Lord Mansion, an intimate Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast, Kennebunkport offers you a plethora of activities from A to Z to entertain, to educate and to expand your horizons!  Or just come to the Mansion to relax and unwind! Here, the ABC’s of Kennebunkport’s vacation […]