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Captain Lord Mansion

Welcome to Captain Lord Mansion, an authentic Maine sea merchant and shipbuilder’s mansion. The largest home in the historic village of Kennebunkport, the inn will provide an unforgettably romantic Kennebunkport bed and breakfast experience.

Our award-winning Maine luxury bed & breakfast offers peace, intimacy, and authentic historic elegance in a beautiful location at the top of Kennebunkport's sloping village green overlooking the Kennebunk River. Our romantic Kennebunkport inn is located in a quiet residential neighborhood away from traffic and street noise, yet is conveniently located just a few short blocks from the Port’s Dock Square where shops and restaurants abound. 

The only AAA Four Diamond bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport, the inn's meticulously-decorated accommodations were designed to offer guests a serene experience, while its modern touches and amenities such as high-speed WiFi, flatscreen TVs, individually-controlled heat and A/C, and more make your stay the modern luxury guests look for.

History

Born in Wells, Maine in 1776, Captain Nathanial Lord became a wealthy Kennebunkport sea merchant and shipbuilder at an early age. A skilled businessman noted for his remarkable memory, Lord was a was known to have become successful by means of his industriousness, honesty, and willingness to take risks.

Lord’s wife, Phoebe Walker Lord, was the daughter of Captain Daniel Walker, whose nearby 1784 Georgian Colonial home (now known as the Daniel Walker House) was one of the 10 oldest in town. Captain Walker gifted the Lords the land to build their first, smaller home on a neighboring street, and later their mansion (the Captain Lord Mansion).

The mansion, completed in 1814, was built by distinguished Maine house-wright Thomas Eaton, widely recognized for his Federal-style buildings, including Kennebunk landmarks such as the Taylor Barry House, the Unitarian Church, and Wallingford Hall.

Nathaniel died in late February 1815, four months before his 39th birthday, and just four months after the completion of the mansion, the largest and most prominent home in Kennebunkport.

Charles P. Clark—a very healthy railroad magnate, grandson of Nathaniel Lord, and the 3rd generation owner of the “Lord Mansion”—used the property as his summer home and made extensive additions and renovations to the mansion during the end of the 1800s. During this time he decided he wanted an unobstructed view of the Kennebunk River and had three homes removed from the land directly in front of the mansion in order to create a sloping lawn, or green, from his home to an old rigging loft which he had purchased to use as a boat house for his family. That sweeping lawn, now called the “River Green”,  was purchased by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust in 1976 to be preserved and maintained as an open space for residents and visitors, and is now home to craft fairs, concerts, and art shows in the summer.

The mansion was a part of the Lord family for 158 years and 5 generations, before being sold in 1972 when it began its journey as a Maine bed & breakfast. The mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Amenities

While having maintained the home's original character and myriad Federal style architectural details, today the Captain Lord Mansion is also filled with the modern luxuries required by today's discerning travelers. The inn features a spa room, luxurious baths with heated floors (some with jetted tubs and showers), guest rooms with gas fireplaces, plush king- and queen-size beds, flat-screen TVs, modern A/C units, plus extensive gardens, and much more.

Our staff offer on-site concierge services and the inn is conveniently located in a quiet historic residential neighborhood only steps from the many tourist activities, restaurants, and scenic walks.

Come and relax in the beauty of our little piece of paradise here in Maine.

Electric Vehicles

Captain Lord Mansion is proud to offer both a 50A Tesla charging station and a 20A Clipper Creek charger for free use by all our guests.

The Tesla charging station has the unique connector needed by a Tesla and the Clipper Creek charging station provides a charge for any other EV or electric vehicle.

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