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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone With Kennebunkport Sea Adventures! 23 May 2016, 11:55 am
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone With Kennebunkport Sea Adventures!
One Kennebunkport Sea adventure we highly recommend is taking a Whale Watch on the First Chance. Bev and I believe that First Chance Whale Watch is the premier company for whale watch tours off the Maine coast leaving from Kennebunkport, Maine. Whale Watch trips begin about Memorial Day in late May and continue until about mid October, weather permitting. We have enjoyed this full day adventure trip and do suggest it as an option for our guests. You may call our office to have us book a trip for you.
If your passion would be a shorter scenic tour along the rocky coast, Kennebunkport offers three different choices. The Schooner Eleanor is a delightful way to unwind and relax while listening to the waves slip by the beautiful hull of this classic schooner. Hand-built by the boat’s owner and captain, Rich Woodman, he and his crew make an exciting hour and a half sailing trip by first traveling out the Kennebunk River and then sailing near to shore so guests may see the summer “cottages” and the “Bush Compound”. Romantic sunset cruises as well as day trips are offered by a second boat named The Pineapple Ketch. Set sail aboard the Pineapple Ketch, a lovingly restored 38’ Downeaster Ketch. With distinctive tanbark sails and a shiny blackhull, the Pineapple paints a familiar sight on the Kennebunkport horizon — many refer to it as the Port’s “Pirate Ship.”.
A third opportunity for a shorter scenic trip along the coast is to take an educational Lobster Boat Cruise on the Rugosa. The Rugosa’s crew also takes you out the Kennebunk River to the ocean to demonstrate hauling lobster traps while explaining the nature of “lobster harvesting”. As with the sailing trip, you will enjoy viewing the scenic coastline, summer homes and “Bush Compound”.
If your adventure interest is to be more active and participatory, may we recommend kayaking, paddle-boarding or canoeing. Bev and I enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the Kennebunk River. Traveling along the river from the bridge between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport one passes lovely water-front homes, the Cape Arundel Golf Course, the old river locks and Picnic Rock. The locks date to the time when Kennebunk and Kennebunkport were a shipbuilding centers. Then, some ships were built up-river behind the locks. After one ship was built that was too large to pass the locks, they were demolished, ending shipyards that far up the river. Today, this tidal river is basically recreational. Canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming are the primary activities. For example, many young folks enjoy jumping off Picnic Rock and swimming in the river. A new sport which is available here in Kennebunkport is Stand-up Paddle Boarding. We have to be honest, we’ve not tried this sport yet! However, we recommend Coastal Maine Kayak as the place to rent canoes and kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. We recommend watching the tides and going up river with the incoming tide!
Deep Sea Fishing is another of Kennebunkport Sea adventures. Several fishing outfitters will provide you an exciting day on the water seeking stripped sea bass, tuna, blues and mackerel, all of which are found in these fecund Maine waters. Here are links to three sport fishing charter we recommend: Castaway Fishing Charter is captained by Niels Jacob, a registered Maine Guide. Captain Paul J. Rioux offers terrific trips with Stone Coast Anglers. Last but not least, Captain Bruce Hebert has been featured on National Geographic channel’s “Wicked Tuna” and offers trips on Libreti Rose II to catch these challenging fish.
We hope you’ll consider a trip to Southern Maine for your summer or fall vacation this year and allow the staff at the Captain Lord Mansion to make reservations for you for one of these “Kennebunkport Sea Adventures”. Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield, Your innkeepers
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Vacation Closer to Home This Summer! 16 May 2016, 2:20 am
Do you know that Kennebunkport, Maine is only 90 miles from Boston, Massachusetts? So, from the North Shore of MA, why fight the traffic to Cape Cod when Kennebunkport and its many tourist activities are so close to you. It’s an easy drive and there’s lots to do! So, get away closer to home this summer or fall! We invite you to experience Kennebunkport and the Captain Lord Mansion, both of which are “closer to home”!
Whether you want outdoor activities, such as sailing, golf, tennis, whale watching, lobster boat cruises, fishing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoeing, hiking or bicycling we have the connections for you. We’ll plan your trips and help with reservations.
Bev and I have enjoyed each of these activities, especially kayaking at Goose Rocks beach. One evening we kayaked up a small creek which empties into the ocean there. Also, we really enjoy sailing on the Schooner Eleanor; I always get so relaxed, I close my eyes and take a short nap! The scenic boat trip on the Lobster boat Rugosa is both enjoyable and educational. No matter which summer activity you prefer, doing it in Kennebunkport is great fun.
If you are a beach person, the area has several long sandy beaches from which to choose from. We’ll supply the towels, beach chairs and umbrellas.
Additionally, Kennebunkport offers many great restaurants with delicious food. Bev and I have traveled to many destination areas and few offer the many and varied choices from which to select as there are in Kennebunkport. These include several acclaimed “Farm-to-Table” eateries as well as just plain old sea-food choices. You can stay a week and enjoy a different fine restaurant each night. But many folks just eat lobster every night!
Additionally, our destination resort is only a 3 hours drive from Hartford, CT and Providence, RI. So, round trip is less than a tank of gas. Call us today for reservations, stay closer to home and take the stress out of traveling on your summer vacation.
-Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield, Your Inkeepers
Experience Kennebunkport’s Old Time Memorial Day! 8 May 2016, 9:08 pm
Experience Kennebunkport’s old time Memorial Day! And experience it while staying at the Captain Lord Mansion. Do you remember Memorial Day in small town America? Do you remember the parades? Remember the aging veterans marching, many in their original uniforms! Remember the high school band; remember the baton-twirling cheer leaders! We love the fire trucks! As a child, Rick wanted to be a fireman! Perhaps you’ll see one or two antique military vehicles. We hope the above image of a painting by reknowned local artist Will Cunha will help bring back those memories for you. So, we invite you to come to Kennebunkport this Memorial day and experience an old-fashioned parade and more. To the sounds of a 21 gun salute, see officials laying the “Memorial Wreath” at the Dock Square Bridge between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Possibly see President H. W. and Mrs Bush at the parade. They usually are regulars because they too like to experience Kennebunkport’s old time Memorial Day! You are invited to make lasting memories in Kennebunkport this Memorial Day Weekend. We hope to share these Memorial Day activities with you, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield, Your innkeepers
The Captain Lord Mansion Memorial Day Package: Make a Reservation for Two of Three Nights
- Receive One – $50 Dining Coupon with a 2 Night reservation (Friday and Saturday only)
- Receive Two – $50 Dining Coupons with a 3 Night reservation (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
- Receive One Bottle of Wine, Your Choice from CLM Wine Cellar (Excludes all champagne)
- Enjoy Our “Red, White & Blue” Wine Tasting Saturday May 28th @ 5:30 (Sangria, Summer Breeze, Blanc de Blue)
- Be Entered into Drawing for a “Memorial day” Planter filled with Red, White and Blue Spring Flowers (See Picture)
- Be Entered into a Drawing For a 12×24 Signed, Limited Edition Print of Will Cunha’s Painting of Kennebunkport’s Memorial Day Parade (See Picture Above)
26 Reasons to Visit Kennebunkport this Summer and Fall! 25 Apr 2016, 1:12 am
We are giving you 26 Reasons to visit Kennebunkport this Summer or Fall. This blog contains a myriad of links to the many varied activities available for you to enjoy during a vacation in our Maine Coast Village. Whether you like adventure and excitement or a more sedate, relaxed vacation, Kennebunkport offers choices for exactly the kind of getaway you desire. There’s nice adventure on the whale watch cruises, but relaxing fun on the carriage rides. There’s challenge in kayaking on the ocean or you may opt for more peaceful canoeing on the Kennebunk River. It’s all here for your enjoyment. Check out the activity you want and call us to make reservations today!
- Art Galleries, Antiquing
- Beaches, Bicycling
- Canoeing, Carriage Rides, Cooking Classes
- Day Trips
- Engagements, Eating
- Fine Dining
- History , Hiking
- Interesting & Joyful Sights
- Lobsters, Lobster Boat Tours
- Narrated Trolley Tours
- Old Vines Wine Bar
- Picnic Spots and Putting Green at the Captain’s Garden House
- Quest Fitness Center
- Sailing, Shopping, Spa, Summer White House (Bush 41)
- Theater Ogunquit Playhouse
- Unabashedly Friendly People
- Vinegar Hill Music Theater
- Whale Watches, Walking
- No X-Rated Here!
- Yes, there’s Much More to Z
Bev and I truly enjoy summer and fall in Maine and especially Kennebunkport because there is so much to do. Often, we find there is more to do than time to do it! If you would like to discuss your vacation plans and how we may assist you in planning the perfect vacation, including romantic sunsets, please call (207-967-3141) the Captain Lord Mansion, a luxurious Maine Coast bed and breakfast inn, today!
Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield.
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Kick Off Summer in Kennebunkport with LAUNCH! Maritime Festival 11 Apr 2016, 1:10 am
Planning a Kennebunkport, Maine getaway? Getting ready to book a stay at our Kennebunkport inn? Plan a trip for late June and mark your calendars for Kennebunkport’s brand new LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival, June 17-19. There’s no shortage of things to look forward to; including fresh seafood, lobstering, shipbuilding, boating, a scavenger hunt and so much more. Soak up the sun and New England culture with this three-day festival jammed pack with fun for the whole family, you and your special someone, or a group of friends.
Here are just a few events you can catch during those three days of fun to help you anticipate the big event:
Captain Lord Mansion LAUNCH Dinner Package:
Book 2 nights during the LAUNCH Festival – June 17-19, 2016 and you will receive $50 dining coupon redeemable at one of the top restaurants in Kennebunkport.
Redeem the coupon at one of the following:Book Now
Clam Jam: Come out with your family or date and enjoy a Friday night of face painting, bouncy house-jumping, and delicious seafood!
Captain’s Cook-Off: Local Maine chefs will be cooking gourmet seafood dishes chopped-style with one crowned winner. Amateurs, professionals and even kids can enter their own cooking contest, with great prizes for best “chowdah”, best blueberry dessert and more. Spectators will get to taste the food and enjoy the food truck court featuring local food trucks, 11-2 Saturday.
Lobster Bake: Enjoy a classic New England favorite on the waterfront with a delicious lobster dinner. Bring the whole family! 4-7 p.m. Saturday.
VIP Boat Party: Get fancy at this VIP after-party with live music, a champagne toast, cocktails and delectable food on board a local vessel. It’s the perfect way to end Saturday night and have a front-row seat for the boat parade! 7-11 p.m. Saturday.
Boat Parade: Take in the gorgeous lights and fun decorations with an original LAUNCH! boat parade at sunset on Saturday.
Scavenger Hunt: LAUNCH! has taken a whole new approach to sight-seeing with A Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt. Find 10 different Kennebunkport landmarks, take pictures of each landmark, and be entered to win one of three $100 gift certificates to The Select Registry. Then enjoy a cocktail reception at White Columns where the winners will be announced.
During this jammed pack three-day event there will also be opportunities for historic walking tours, brewery tours and tastings, buoy decorating, homemade ice-cream eating, shopping and even more activities and family fun that highlight the culture and community that Kennebunkport offers to locals and guests alike.
Check here for even more information on Maine’s hot new festival and book your stay with us today. We look forward to kicking off summer with you at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast and the LAUNCH! festival soon!
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