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November 2010

November 30, 2010

Have You Seen Portland Maine's Victoria Mansion Decorated for Christmas 2010?

Victoria Mansion 

Christmas at Victoria Mansion
November 27, 2010 through
January 8, 2011.
Daily 11-5.
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Victoria Mansion is lavishly decorated for the holidays by professional designers, decorators, and florists, making this a festive time of year to plan a tour. Visitors go through the house at their own pace, on self-guided tours using a printed program. Room stewards are available to answer questions. Guided tours are available for groups of ten or more, and can be arranged by calling the office.

During the holidays, Victoria Mansion is transformed into a spectacular holiday wonderland by local designers and florists. This year's holiday theme is "The Twelve days of Christmas".

Bev and I visited the Victoria Mansion again last Christmas.  The theme was "Celebrating 25 Years" and we were entranced by the many beautiful decorations.  The Victoria Mansion's elaborate interior decor and magnificent woodwork is only enhanced by the Christmas decorations.  We plan on making a repeat trip to see this year's decorations sometime before Christmas.  If you are visiting The Captain Lord Mansion in the next couple of weeks, we encourage you to add the Victoria Mansion in Portland to your "must see" list.  Downtown Portland, where the Mansion is located, is only about a 45 minute drive from Kennebunkport.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

November 23, 2010

Christmas Prelude is coming to Kennebunkport Again! When?

Carolers in Snow 
Wow!  It is getting to be that time of year again.  Time changed from Daylight Savings Time; it is getting dark about 4:30pm and Bev and I will very soon begin decorating for the Christmas holidays.  The first two weekends in December will herald the annual Kennebunkport Christmas Festival, called Christmas Prelude.  It hardly seems possible that this will be the 29th annual Prelude.  I was among the group that conceived, planned and executed the first one 29 years ago! 

 Christmasprelude3                                                  The first Christmas Prelude was a modest affair that included a tree lighting ceremony, a River Tree Arts concert, a chowder luncheon, candlelight caroling and Santa’s arrival by lobster boat. We now have three tree-lighting ceremonies – Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Lower Village of Kennebunk and the lobster trap tree in Cape Porpoise; about a dozen Art and Craft Fairs; approximately 12 venues serving either breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner; programs sponsored by the Historical Society; and 12 programs of music celebrating the season. Santa still arrives by lobster boat escorted by two very special “lobster elves”. The Kennebunkport Business Association’s Christmas Prelude is now in its 29th year. For each of these years, business people have worked with the Kennebunkport community to recreate the spirit and joy of the Christmas season. This link will take you to this year's Christmas Prelude schedule of events

Prelude TreeBev and I are grateful that the Captain Lord Mansion is fully booked this year.  We have many couples and individuals that come back to stay with us year after year.  However, there are always cancellations; so give us a call if you would like to be considered for a room for 2011; that will be the 30th Anniversary and there should be several new wrinkles added to that significant celebration.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

November 16, 2010

Are You Planning a Trip to Maine for Holiday Shopping? Consider Kennebunkport and The Captain Lord Mansion's Shopper's Survival Package!

“Wrap Up” Your Holiday Shopping

The Captain Lord Mansion
“Shopping Survival” Getaway Package

Escape to Maine with your best girlfriend for a different kind of holiday shopping experience! Find those one-of-a-kind gifts in Kennebunkport’s many boutique shops. Then, after a day of shopping, imagine returning to one of the Captain Lord Mansion’s delectable guest rooms; there you’ll find a cozy fire, a complimentary wrapping area as well as complimentary chilled bubbly to help you relax! Sip, wrap and relax in front of the fire in our cozy living room. Rick Litchfield, Your Innkeeper

Package includes:

  • Select rooms at reduced rates ($159 per night) mid-week only until December 22,2010
    There is a small block of great fireplace rooms set aside at $159 per night for this mid-week package only.
  • Complimentary “Shopping Assistance Kit”
    (Note Pad, Pen, Kleenex, Aspirin)
  • Discount Shopping Coupons
    (To nearby Factory Outlets as well as Kennebunkport’s Boutique Shops For Those “One-of-a-Kind” Gifts)
  • Complimentary Gift Wrap Station
    (Wrap your own presents with our wrapping paper, scissors, tissue, tape & tags)
  • Complimentary Afternoon Bubbly to aid Relaxation!
    (Sip, wrap and relax in front of the fire in our cozy living room)

Call the Captain Lord Mansion today at 800-522-3141 to reserve your shopping getaway. This Captain Lord Mansion offer is for mid-week only until December 22, 2010

This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, courtesy discount or reduced rate package.

November 09, 2010

Why Should You Spend Thanksgiving In Kennebunkport?


Imagine escaping early to Kennebunkport for a relaxing, old-fashioned New England Thanksgiving! The Captain Lord Mansion offers you Fine Food, Good Fellowship & Deluxe Accommodations at a special reduced rate!  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

Escape the holiday traffic rush; arrive on Tuesday!

Our Thanksgiving Three-night for the Price of Two Package (Tuesday, 11/23/10 thru Thursday, 11/25/10) includes:

  •  3 comfortable nights lodging for the price of two
          (Tuesday night is free)
  •  3 full, freshly-prepared breakfasts
  •  Complimentary afternoon beverage & refreshments

3-Night Package Rates start at $458 per couple, plus 7% Maine Tax.

Call our toll-free number (800-522-3141) today to discuss which of our luxurious rooms meets your travel needs.

This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, courtesy discount or reduced rate package.

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