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Think Thanksgiving at The Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport!

Imagine escaping to our romantic hotel in Kennebunkport ME for a relaxing, old-fashioned New England Thanksgiving! The Captain Lord Mansion, a historic Maine Coast Inn, offers you fine food, good fellowship & deluxe accommodations at a special reduced rate! (Wednesday, 11/23/11 thru Saturday, 11/26/11) The Thanksgiving “Four-nights for the Price of Three” Package includes: 4 […]

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 […]

Did You Know That the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn was Remodelled in the Early 1800′s by Daniel W. Lord, Nathaniel’s Oldest Son?

The Captain Lord Mansion circa mid to late 1800′s After Nathaniel’s death in 1815, The Mansion continued to be his wife Phebe Lord’s home throughout her life.  Widowed at an early age, she never remarried.  Did the burden of raising their nine children keep her focused away from romantic inclinations?  One might think so!  Her oldest […]

Did You Know That the Captain Lord Mansion, A Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn was built 197 Years Ago in 1814?

 The Captain Lord Mansion: The beginning of the story! Fear gripped the entire New England coastline during the War of 1812. The British had marched on Washington and loosened their anger at having lost the previous war with the colonies, the American Revolution!  The angry British soldiers looted and burned.  Additionally, there was a British blockade of […]

Did You Know that The Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunkport Has Beautiful Grounds for Walking?

 This is an aerial view of the Franciscan Monastery grounds.  From the spring through the fall, there are some easy walking trails that border the Kennebunk River and provide nice scenic views of the river.  Also, the sloping lawns and gardens around the monastery building itself are quite nice for ambling and relaxing.  The monastery is open […]

Have You Seen The Gardens at The Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport?

  Bev has been planting, weeding and mulching the gardens at the Captain Lord Mansion for several weeks.  The recent rain has been a blessing; it allowed the newly palnted flowers to take root and get really settled into the flower beds.  Everything is looking colorful in the inn's many flower beds which border the Mansion's lush green lawns.  […]

Have you seen the “Wedding Cake” House in Kennebunk on the Way to Kennebunkport?

 The Wedding Cake House located in Kennebunk, Maine  The "Wedding Cake" name was applied to the house due to its wedding cake-like appearance. Legend developed that the busy Bourne, a sea captain, had done the carpentry work to atone for not having taken his bride, Jane, on a proper honeymoon. This was not the case. […]