Experience the Childlike Joy of Snow Days in Maine

Remember being a kid and praying for a snow day? Can you recall that moment of sheer elation when you find out you will have an entire day off of school to do anything you want? Think back to those days of excitement and spending hours sledding, having snowball fights with friends, watching movies, and enjoying hot cocoa by the fire. Now, don’t you think it’s time to experience something that wonderful once again? Treat yourself to a snow day this season (or two or three) and play hooky from your daily responsibilities. We promise we won’t tell. We’ll provide the room and recommendations, and you bring the fun! Keep scrolling for five ways to fall in love with winter days in snowy, charming Kennebunkport, Maine.

cozy room at captain lord mansion

Get Cozy

Just because the ocean is frigid this time of year, doesn’t mean Maine isn’t worth the trip. Winter is a magical time to stay at Captain Lord Mansion, and some may even call it the best time for a getaway. Summer crowds are gone and the need to overcome cabin fever can be intense! It’s the perfect time to discover a new home away from home at our charming and oh-so-cozy Inn. Choose one of our comfortable and romantic guest rooms to be your home base after a day in the snow. All of our rooms include at least one fireplace, perfect for warm nights in and setting the mood for romance and relaxation while snow falls outside.

couple having a snowball fight

Get Outside

No winter getaway in Maine is complete without playing in the snow, and Kennebunkport has no shortage of options. Try ice skating in downtown Kennebunk, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, or check out one of our favorite secret winter spots for a more unique experience that only the locals know about! For wintry romance, have your own Hallmark movie experience with a magical horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow. Enjoy the views, enjoy each other’s company, and then enjoy hot chocolate after the ride.

wine by the fire

Get to the Table

Every day of your stay will start with a delicious hot breakfast right here at the Inn. Savor a hot cup of joe as you watch the snow fall, and fill up on something scrumptious before a full day of enjoying the winter wonderland of New England. The yummy goodness doesn’t stop at breakfast though; there are also wonderful nearby restaurants to try, and of course, our popular winter wine tastings are back! We’ll be featuring four wines from all around the world on the first Saturday of each month, January-May. Tastings are included in weekend rates, so book soon and look forward to toasting to good times with us.

couple kissing in the snow

Get Festive

No matter where you spend it, the holidays are an enchanting time of year. But if you’re asking us, Kennebunkport is one of the best places to experience the festive fun! Don’t miss Kennebunkport’s 37th Annual Christmas Prelude this year. Some especially notable events you should check out, include the Holidays On Ice Kickoff Party at Old Vines Wine Bar on November 29th, Christmas House Tours of White Columns on December 4th, and the 8th Annual Pooch Parade on December 9th. Book a stay during these fun events and enjoy the holiday goodness!

snow at captain lord mansion

Get Here

Need even more encouragement to book your winter stay? Check out our current specials for discounts, perks, and more. Don’t keep all the fun to yourself, leave a little something for everyone under the tree this year with a gift certificate to Captain Lord Mansion. Your family and friends will thank you later! We hope this guide has gotten you excited for the snow to start falling. Bundle up and we’ll see you soon!

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