Everything’s Coming up Rosy Red.

Did you know that lobsters are really greenish brown, and not red, when they are pulled from the bottom of the sea? (They turn red after they’ve been cooked). Lobster

Or, did you know that the beautiful, fragrant species of rose that lines our Maine coast is called the Rosa Rugosa? Rosa

But most importantly, did you know that lobsters and Rugosas make the perfect match? At least, they do here at the Captain Lord Mansion thanks to a couple of our very favorite neighbors.

Right now, as one of our "Getaway Specials" we offer guest the opportunity to trip aboard a working lobster boat to see how the succulent crustaceans are caught. And then, afterward, to eat the bounty of the catch.

The one and a half hour scenic cruise is on the classic New England lobster boat The Rugosa (named after the rose, of course). Visitors will see Maine’s rocky coast, Pumpkin Island’s harbor seals, beautiful "summer cottages " and the Bush compound at Walker’s Point. And of course, along the way, there will be some lobster harvesting.

You’ll find out how they are pulled from the ocean depths, banded and brought back to harbor for dinner.

Afterward, you’ll gorge on a "Lobster Shore Dinner" at President Bush’s (41) favorite seafood restaurant, Mabel’s Lobster Claw.

It’s only $149 per couple for a real taste of real Maine. A great price for a great trip, where everything really is rosy red.

Your innkeeper – Rick Litchfield.