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June 21, 2011

Have You Seen The Gardens at The Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport?

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Bev has been planting, weeding and mulching the gardens at the Captain Lord Mansion for several weeks.  The recent rain has been a blessing; it allowed the newly palnted flowers to take root and get really settled into the flower beds.  Everything is looking colorful in the inn's many flower beds which border the Mansion's lush green lawns.  Last Fall we hired "Chem Lawn" to treat our grass and for the first time ever we have a thick green lawn with no weeds or witch grass.  Wow!  Our guests really appreciate the inn's many comfortable Adirondak lawn chairs which are scattered throughout the lawn areas.  Also, the lawn swing, the new hammock, the Memory Garden Fountain and the new Waterfall Fountain each provide a place for respite and retreat.  We look forward to our summer Saturday night Garden Parties which will start 4th of July weekend.  Hope to see you all soon.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield 

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May 24, 2011

Have You Had Your Picture taken with the Captain Lord Mansion's Dogs, Nate and Toby?

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Nate and Toby wait patiently on the side lawn of the Captain Lord Mansion to warmly greet you upon your arrival at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast inn.  We thought it would be a neat idea to have guests this season take their picture with these two fellows and then we'll put the pictures on our company "Facebook" Page.  We like the idea that these sentinels don't require feeding or cleaning up after!  They are an undetermined breed and somewhat fierce looking; however, looks are deceiving because they are gentle as lambs.  None-the-less, they do stand guard over the inn's famous "Memory Garden" making sure that no one moves their engraved stones!  We look forward to receiving (or taking) your picture, your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

April 26, 2011

Where Can You Get a 50% Discount on Bed & Breakfast Rooms, Mid-week in May in Kennebunkport?

Habitat for Humanity 50% Off Package
Mid-Week, May 1 to May 26.
 
Save 50% on Mid-Week May reservations and  help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity!

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This package is for one night reservations only and for our deluxe rooms only.  When you book a one-night reservation in one of our deluxe rooms,  mid-week in May, pay 50% of the posted rate; however, you must make a $35.00 contribution to Habitat for Humanity.  This offer cannot be combined with any other coupons, discounts or special offers.  You may combine this offer with a multiple night reservation when you pay for the other nights at the regular nightly rate.  This offer is valid May 1, 2011 to May 26, 2011.  Help us help Habitat!  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

 

April 05, 2011

No Fooling, Sue Bouley Celebrates 10 Years at Kennebunkport's Captain Lord Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn!

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Bev and I are very grateful for the years of service many of our employees have provided to the Captain Lord Mansion and its guests.  This year 6 individuals clock service at the inn of between 9 and 12 years.  Sue Bouley is one of our 3 breakfast cooks; she is head of our kitchen operations and she celebrates 10 years in April.  Sue is an amazing individual in that she remembers guest names, individual guest likes and dislikes, special dietary requirements, grand children's names, pet names and so much more.  She is a true treasure.  Sue is mother to two daughters and grandmother to three grandchildren.  Thank you Sue for your dedication and love of the inn and its guests!  On your next visit, please be sure to compliment Sue on her anniversary, as well as her fine cooking! 

This is a picture of Sue with her one of her 3 granddaughters, Sydney.

Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

February 01, 2011

The "Dime for Time" Campaign Returns to the Captain Lord Mansion and Kennbunkport for 2011! And, We Are Doubling It!

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    Just by staying with us in 2011 you will be helping find a cure for cancer!

     Inn owners, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield invite you to participate in their second annual Lois Ann Fincher Memorial  "Double Dime for Time” Campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society.

     For each guest stay from January 1 – October 31, 2011, we’ll pledge two dimes to benefit the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness and research programs.  But, we’ll make it even more rewarding!  If guests have stayed with us before, we’ll multiply the number of their visits by the double dimes!  With over 50% of our guests being repeats, the amount to be donated adds up!  In 2010 we raised $3,000 for cancer research.  We are hoping to double that amount in 2011.

     The 2010 campaign was created to honor Bev’s sister, Lois Ann Fincher who passed away in 2003 after a long and heroic battle with breast cancer.  We know that one of the most meaningful of Lois’ wishes was for time, time to see her children graduate from college and then to see them happily married.  Thankfully, God granted both those wishes.

     The 2011 campaign will again allow us at Captain Lord Mansion to make contributions to the Lois Ann Fincher Memorial “Double Dime for Time” Fund throughout the busy season of 2011.  Also, many of our 2010 guests made contributions to honor someone they knew who struggled with or currently is struggling with breast cancer.

     The “Double Dime for Time” Campaign will culminate on Sunday and Monday, November 20 and 21, 2011 when selected New England area breast cancer survivors will receive a complimentary two-night stay at the Inn.  Those wishing to be considered for or desiring to nominate someone for the complimentary stay at the inn should send us an email at innkeeper@captainlord.com during the month of September, 2011.  We shall only be accepting nominations for women from the six New England states.  The email should be no more than 500 words and should give us an idea of why that person should be chosen.

     Each woman selected to receive the complimentary two-night stay will receive a bag of goodies and will also be invited to be part of a noon reception where we shall present a check for the monies raised in 2011 to the Maine Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

    Also, we will accept any additional contribution for breast cancer research that you might wish to make.  Please make checks payable to the Lois Ann Fincher Memorial Cancer Fund. 

Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield

 

December 21, 2010

Is There Snowshoeing In Kennebunkport? How About The Availability of Snowshoes?

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We are pleased to announce the availability of complimentary use of snowshoes here at the Captain Lord Mansion.  This young lady seems to be making a snow angel; you can do the same!  The Kennebunkport area is blessed to have several areas close to the inn where you may do snowshoeing.  The expansive rolling fields at Laudholm Farm, otherwise known as the Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve, provides a beautiful place to enjoy a winter snowshoe trip. 

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Additionally, there is the Cape Arundel Golf Course which borders the Kennebunk River and the course offers a fairly flat terrain for an afternoon outing.  The winter views from the links overlooking the river are quite picturesque, so take your camera or I-phone along to capture some great pictures.  Now we only need some snow!  See you soon.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

November 09, 2010

Why Should You Spend Thanksgiving In Kennebunkport?

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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.

August 31, 2010

First a Wine Nook, Now A Book Nook! Always A Little More Nooky at The Captain Lord Mansion!

2010 Garden Pictures 020    What happens when your wife tells you that you have cluttered up the guest rooms with too many books placed on shelves and mantels?  The short answer is you have the housekeeping staff remove as much of the clutter as possible.  The question I had was "Where do we put books that will be convenient for the guests?"  Well, we had a useless etagere (a stand with a series of open shelves for small objects, bric-a-brac, etc) on the third floor which was located in the hallway.  It was neat looking, but fragile; it only could handle a few dust collecting decorative items.  Therefore, by removing that etagere and placing a tall bookcase there, we created a lending library "Book Nook".  Feel free to borrow books from our new library or leave ones that you may have finished reading while on vacation.  There is no charge to take a book; enjoy!

Wine Nook 001 Also, please remember that we have a nice offering of wines and champagne available for purchase from our "Wine Nook".  We give you the works; attractive wine glasses, corkscrews, marble coolers for white wine and what we believe is a good selection of fairly priced wines to enjoy while you are with us.  So, pick out a bottle and settle into one of our very comfortable lawn chairs and relax in the shade of our huge chestnut trees.  Bev and I enjoy sitting by the waterfall listening to the soothing sounds of the water gurgling over the rocks.  We also enjoy being on the garden swing for a few romantic moments of rest before charging on to the rest of a day's activities.  This really is a nice place to visit!

Your Innkeeper, Rick Litchfield 

July 22, 2010

What Are The Names of The Children In The New Captain Lord Mansion Garden Sculpture?

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Thank all of you who submitted suggestions of names for the children depicted in our new garden sculpture.  We had 99 entries with many folks offering unusual and different names, as well as interesting reasons for each suggestion.  Names people suggested included names of their children, their grandchildren, names of Captain Lord’s family members and other thoughtful ideas such as commemorating famous citizens of K'port.  Of course we had several suggestions of Kenny, Bunky and Portia!  Just a little too cute!

 Originally, we had hoped to choose the names for the 4th of July weekend.   Bev and I apologize for the delay in making the decision; however, I was away in Oxford, UKfor a seminar from July 2nd until the 11th.  We just couldn’t make the decision until I returned because we were still receiving suggestion right up until the 4th.   

 

The winning names are Caleb, Lily and Molly.  We thought that these were sort of old-fashioned names which would be appropriate for the age of the inn, 1812!  Additionally, we had a suggestion of “Snickers” for the bird.  Although naming the bird was not part of our contest, we thought that was a splendid name!  There were 2 submissions for Caleb; 6 submissions for Lily and 5 submissions for Molly.  Each winner has been sent a $100 Gift Certificate to be used at a future stay at the Mansion. 

 

It was a fun contest and we certainly appreciate everyone who took the time to participate.

Sincerely, Rick & Bev, Your innkeepers

June 15, 2010

When Are The Captain Lord Mansion Summer Garden Parties?

Come to Our Garden Party!

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    This will be our second summer hosting complimentary wine and cheese "Garden Parties" by the waterfall in our beautiful garden.  Shaded by the ancient Chestnut Trees, we’ll sip wine and share our 32 years of innkeeping knowledge of the area and get to know our guests in a more relaxed setting.  Most Saturday evenings beginning at 5:00 pm stroll out to the gardens to find other couples engaged in animated conversations.  Join us for a relaxing getaway at the Captain Lord Mansion some weekend this summer and add a garden party to your escape.  If the weather doesn't permit fellowshipping in the garden, we'll gather in the Mansion's large "Gathering Room".  See you by the waterfall!  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

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