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Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 3

Captain Lord Mansion’s rich history continues as I record the changes made during the ownership of Charles P. Clark, wealthy railroad magnate and third generation owner of the estate. In 1898 Charles funded extensive renovations to the “Mansion”.  The Friday, April 15, 1898 edition of the Eastern Star, a local newspaper of the period, reported […]

Did You Know that The Captain Lord Mansion has Recieved an Environmental Leader Certification?

We are honored that the Captain Lord Mansion for several years has received an “Environmental Leader Certification” from the State of Maine for our conservation efforts. We’ve had an extensive recycling program in effect at the inn for many years.  We encourage guests to recycle bottles and cans, so we have placed small, blue recycling […]

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 […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 2

Last month I shared the beginning history of the Captain Lord Mansion. This is the second installment. We hope you enjoy the historical details. Please email me at innkeeper@captainlord.com if you have any questions regarding this history. 1815 – 1900  The Middle Years: The Mansion continued to be Phebe Lord’s home throughout her life.  Widowed […]

What Color Rose Should You Purchase For Your Celebration at The Captain Lord Mansion?

Will you be planning on purchasing flowers for your celebration at the Captain Lord Mansion, a romantic bed and breakfast inn, located in Kennebunkport, ME?  Bev and I have come across some notes about how roses represent many thoughts and occasions. Here is a list of rose colors and their respective meaning; we are providing […]

Five of The Captain Lord Mansion’s Favorite Dock Square Shops

We have been residents and business owners of the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport for 34 years. We have seen many of the shops in Dock Square come and go.  However, there are a few that have provided excellent shopping opportunities for many years. They have been the stalwarts of the Dock Square business community. […]

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.  […]

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 […]