Captain Lord Mansion
Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is Here! 2 Dec 2016, 11:43 am
Christmas has arrived to Kennebunkport and we are excited to celebrate! Join us this December for spectacular and festive events with Kennebunkport’s 35th Christmas Prelude going on now through December 11!
With dozens of wonderful events, it’s going to be a magical time. Get ready for the fun…
Choosing which events to attend can be difficult. There are so many choices! Here are some details on some of our top favorites events:
Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum
Sunday, December 04, 2016, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Enjoy a heated streetcar ride through the woodlands. Tickets are just $6.00 per person and you can purchase them when you arrive. No need to make reservations!
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square
Friday, December 9, 2016, 5:30pm
“Chocolate Chaud” French Hot Chocolate Service
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm
What signifies the start of Christmastime better than hot chocolate? Indulge in a cup of traditional hot chocolate at Mornings in Paris. Made from the highest quality ingredients, this drink is sure to delight you and warm your heart.
The Walk to Bethlehem
Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:30pm
Come and see the candlelight procession featuring Mary and Joseph seeking shelter at three historic inns, including ours! There will be hymns, carols, and scripture readings and hot chocolate and cookies. The procession will start at the top of the River Green in front of our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast off Ocean Avenue.
6th Annual Pooch Parade
Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00am
This unique Christmas tradition is a can’t-miss event for dog lovers of all ages. Watch as festive pooches strut down the street wearing their best holiday attire. The parade begins at Consolidated School, School Street/Route 9 east.
Try Our New Nespresso Machine! 29 Nov 2016, 2:06 pm
We absolutely love coffee here at our Kennebunkport inn and our guests love it too (as do George and Danny, see above)! Waking up to a piping hot cup of freshly brewed coffee or espresso is one of life’s most simple and wonderful and joys; and mornings just got a little more joyful here at the inn with our new Nespresso machine!
This incredible little machine can do it all! No matter what your favorite drink is, you can have it at Captain Lord. And who knows, maybe George and Danny will join you for a cup or two!
Here’s a taste of what the Nespresso machine can make… choose your favorite!
For coffee lovers looking for the rich taste of espresso without an overpowering strong coffee taste, a latte is perfect for you! Enjoy this espresso drink with steamed milk. (Lattes are milkier than cappuccinos.)
Indulge in a cappuccino made with double espresso, hot milk and steamed foam. Add some cinnamon on top for an extra treat!
For the no-nonsense coffee lover who loves the pure flavor of espresso, a straight espresso shot or two will give you the caffeine jolt you need to start your day!
You don’t even have to be a coffee lover to enjoy the delights of the Nespresso machine. Let it make you a frothy cup of hot chocolate to sip slowly on cool mornings or chilly nights.
Keep it simple with a delectable cup of hot coffee. Add milk, cream, sugar, or even a dollop of whip cream for a fancier fix.
Want to savor a hot drink and get the taste of coffee without the caffeine? The Nespresso can brew you a cup of decaf as well!
Stacia Litchfield 26 Oct 2016, 10:39 am
Bev and Rick’s youngest daughter Stacia recently moved from Atlanta back to Maine and is helping out at the inn. They are delighted to have an extra pair of hands. She has been cooking some mornings, serving breakfast five mornings a week as well as doing laundry.
She is looking forward to helping at the Captain Lord Mansion’s extravagant New Year Eve dinner party. We’ve already been trying her dessert ideas!
Stacia said, “I am thrilled to be back in Maine and helping out Mom and Dad at the inn. I’m helping in the kitchen and laundry and loving the interaction with all the guests.”
This winter she will help Bev with the several redecorating things scheduled. Stacia is like her mom, a very talented seamstress; so, she’ll help sew new window treatments and help with some painting and wallpapering.
We are delighted to have Stacia helping us at the inn; maybe she’ll discover this is her calling?
Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinners 26 Oct 2016, 10:23 am
There is an old-fashioned feel to Kennebunkport that we don’t get to enjoy anymore. The beautiful stores, incredible foods and the traditions of the town make venturing here for Thanksgiving or Christmas one you will remember forever.
Guests at the Captain Lord Mansion offers a wonderful getaway filled with crackling fires, beautiful holiday decorations and unmatched hospitality. Plus you get a FREE night when you stay over Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Top Places for Thanksgiving Dinner
Ocean @ Cape Arundel Inn
The Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn offers a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner served between 12-5 PM and it is $75 per person. Guests will enjoy Smoked scallops, mussel, roasted turkey, brussel sprouts, roasted autumn vegetables, beef short-ribs, filet mignon, meyer lemon curd and more.
White Barn Inn
Get ready to enjoy smoked salmon and marinated Maine shrimp, lobster spring rolls, oysters, roasted turkey, stuffing, beef tenderloin, halibut, pumpkin pie with butter pecan ice cream and much more. This dinner can be enjoyed at $95 per person.
One Dock @ Kennebunkport Inn
Food at One Dock is a melt-in-your-mouth experience. They are currently accepting reservations for Thanksgiving dinner.
On The Marsh Bistro
On the Marsh os opened for Thanksgiving and offer a wonderful dining experience in a beautiful atmosphere.
Ports of Italy
They are taking reservations for Thanksgiving. Try something new and great ready to tantalize your taste buds.
Harraseeket Inn in Freeport
Thanksgiving is a treat at the Harraseeket Inn. Guests will enjoy petit filled curdites, oysters on the half shell, poached mussels, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, glazed pork belly, lobster cream puffs, herb roasted turkeys, giblet gravy, sage stuffing, maple bourbon pecan pie, crimson pie and much more. Don’t miss it!
Top Restaurants for a Memorable Christmas Dinner
White Barn Inn
They will be taking reservations for Christmas.
Ports of Italy
They are taking reservations for Christmas. Make a reservation before they are full.
Harraseeket Inn in Freeport
They have not yet announced their Christmas dinner menu. It is guaranteed to be incredible. Get on their books early so you don’t miss out an incredible feast.
Make your holiday extra special this year and join us in Kennebunkport.
Top 10 Secret Places :: Explore Kennebunkport 20 Sep 2016, 11:46 am
There is no shortage of Kennebunkport area activities to discover. Peruse our top 10 list of must see and do activities and make note of the ones that interest you. On your next trip north you will have all the items you need for the best, most unique Kennebunkport vacation of all time! Check it out, we’re spilling all of our secrets…
Belted Galloways: These are the “Oreo cookie” cows; black with a white band around their middle. Most days, they can be seen grazing in a field at a near-by farm. In the early Spring you can even see newborn claves. Seek out one of these amazing creatures and make a great picture memory of Kennebunkport.
The Seashore Trolley Museum: This nearby transportation museum has the largest collection of functioning old trolleys in the world. Take a ride back in time and discover it for yourself!
The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm: The Wells Reserve is a national treasure. It is 2,250 acres of protected land, a restored saltwater farm called Laudholm and a natural haven for wildlife. It is open to the public every day and offers beautiful trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. Be sure to use bug spray on your shoes and pants! Remember this little tip and you will have a great time!
The Brick Store Museum: This Maine Museum was founded in 1936 and today it is the focal point for the history of the area. The museum features five historical buildings with 70,000 artifacts and archival materials relating to the heritage of the Kennebunks. It’s a perfect activity for history enthusiasts and regulars who want to learn more about their favorite vacation spot!
Parson’s Beach: Travel from Route 9 along the winding road lined with ancient maple trees to one of the prettiest and most secluded Maine beaches. Bring a book and a beach towel and spend all day soaking up the warm sun rays or stop by for a picturesque walk any time of the year. It’s always a gorgeous place to see Maine.
Cape Porpoise Harbor: This picturesque working harbor is quintessential old-time Maine; see lobster boats lined up like sentinels in the harbor. Have a lobster lunch at the pier and watch the seagulls swoop over the fish pier trying to snatch a morsel of fish-bait. It will give you the best little snapchat of our gorgeous ocean town.
Spouting Rock & Blowing Cave: Two natural rock formations on Ocean Avenue where the rising tides create spectacular water shows. Take in the stunning views on a romantic night out or on your own to enjoy a peaceful time outside in Maine’s beauty.
Franciscan Monastery: A secluded spot for quiet contemplation amid rolling lawns, shrines and wooded paths along the Kennebunk River. This is the location for Candlelight Caroling at the Christmas Prelude. If your holiday break is bringing you to Kennebunkport this year, take note!
Old Trolley Line Bicycling Path: Looking for an off-road bicycling path? This is it; this rugged path runs from North Street to Cape Porpoise. Be sure to use bug spray!
Eastern Trail Bicycle Path: This is an easy bicycling trail which runs through the woods from Kennebunk to Biddeford, a distance of about 6 miles.
Want even more ideas of local destinations and places to check out? Ask your Captain Lord Mansion staff!