Tag Archives: Captain’ Garden House

A Little History About Your Innkeeper Bev Davis at The Captain Lord Mansion, A Romantic Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

How many of you know that Bev was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio?  That was her home until she went off to college.  She graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a degree in Radio and TV production.  After graduation, she worked in broadcast there in Indianapolis for a small radio station that she […]

Captain Lord Mansion Welcomes a New Restaurant to Kennebunkport!

Bev and I have had the pleasure of dining several times at Tia’s, a new restaurant within walking distance of the Captain Lord Mansion.  We celebrated one of our employee’s birthdays with excellent conversation, great food and adult beverages.  Our waitstaff was most attentive and helpful.  It is a pleasure to have another choice in […]

Christmas Prelude is Coming to Kennebunkport for the 30th Consecutive Year!

A History of Christmas Prelude It was the early spring of 1982 when Henry Pasco called a meeting of business people for the purpose of discussing ways for the business community to give thanks to the residents of Kennebunkport and Kennebunk for supporting them. Henry suggested a Christmas Festival of some sort to create a […]

The Captain Lord Mansion Honors Vets This Veteran’s Day

On Thursday, November 10th, we are proud to honor four veterans and their spouses as our guests at the Captain’s Garden House. Our staff has volunteered to not only do breakfast, but also to prepare and to serve the four couples a marvelous lobster dinner, including apple pie for dessert.  This is our part of […]

Where Did All the Kennebunk Beach Hotels Go?

When Bev and I purchased the Captain Lord Mansion 34 years ago, there still were several old hotels located on Kennebunk Beach.  The most prominent of the remaining hotels still operating in the late 1970′s was the Narragansett Hotel.  The rooms were quite small and most baths were located down the hall!  However, it was […]

Have You Seen Goat Island Lighthouse When You Visited the Captain Lord Mansion?

Cape Porpoise is one of the most picturesque sights to enjoy viewing and photographing when visiting the Captain Lord Mansion, a romantic bed & breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Cape Porpoise is a delightful fishing and lobstering village situated a couple of miles east of the Port.  From the pier in Cape Porpoise you catch a […]

More Recent Interesting History Regarding the Captain Lord Mansion, A Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

This is a delightful picture of our daughter Dana and her husband Eric sharing their cake on their wedding day here at the Captain Lord Mansion.  Their small wedding ceremony was performed at the Kennebunkport Village Baptist Church, after which their reception was held in the Mansion Carriage House.  The wedding took place on Labor Day weekend, […]

Special Events from the Past at the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

  Painting called "Treasured Memories" by Dennnis Perrin For Charles Clark and his family, summers in Maine were a time of joyous family gatherings and celebrations.  One such event is reported in the Saturday, July 16, 1887 edition of The Wave, another local newspaper of the period.  It tells us that “Mr. Charles P. Clark, […]

Charles P. Clark’s Final Renovations to the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

   Old Staircase at the entrance to the Bed & Breakfast Office We believe it is fortunate that Charles decided to restrict his major alterations to the rear portion of the "mansion" and pretty much leave the front section alone, because much of the original 1812 architectural details still exist in that section of the building.  For example, there is […]

Did You Know That the Last Major Structural Renovation of Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn was completed by Charles P. Clark, Nathaniel’s Grandson-in-Law?

 The Captain Lord Mansion before Charles Clark's 1898 Renovations It appears that Daniel moved from Kennebunkport to Malden, Massachusetts sometime between 1840 and 1850.  Then, his sister Susan (Lord) and her husband Peter Clark became owners of record and resided in the home for some period of time in the mid 1800′s. As far as can be […]