Located in Kennebunkport a 25-minute drive from Portland, Captain Lord Manor is an oasis for those who want to get away from city life.
This amazing bed and breakfast is known a Maine’s Top Rated Kennebunkport Inn and after my stay, I completely understand why.
Owned and operated by Rick Litchfield and Bev Davis, this amazingly warm and intimate manor offers the best of modern amenities while still staying true to the old world beauty of the area.
Each room holds a special design and comfort with amenities not usually found in most manors.
My suite was called The Regulator. It was uber luxurious and a perfect place to relax after a day of exploring Kennebunkport.
The one at Captain Lord Manor is out of this world! Beautifully deep, and set in a wonderfully comfortable and luxurious setting, the tub in my suite was one I didn’t want to leave.
As you can probably guess by now, a soaking tub is something that I love to experience.
During my three-day stay, I enjoyed 4 wonderfully relaxing soaks in the tub and had to force myself to get out!
I also enjoyed the fact that the seating area I the main part of the house is set up to encourage guests to turn off their phones, put down the social media interaction and talk to each other.
The comfortable couches and relaxing atmosphere make for great conversation.
There is always nice music playing and there is always someone around to chat with.
Each morning breakfast is served with the ringing of a bell. The night before the staff posts what will be served and the times breakfast will be available.
Most days, there are two different times to indulge in the full, home-cooked breakfast. One for early risers and one for those who like to lie around and enjoy their room a bit more.
Although breakfast is the only meal that is served, the staff at the manor ensures that guests do NOT go hungry.
There are homemade goodies served throughout the day like baked goods, cheese and crackers, iced tea and lemonade.
There is also a coffee station where you can enjoy a freshly ground cup along with hot chocolate and a variety of hot teas.
Captain Lord Manor has an on-site spa service. The personalized touches and menu are wonderful as was the masseur.
On the day of my service, I came back from an outing to get ready for my treatment and found a wonderful little package waiting for me in my room.
It is these little touches that make any stay a treat and one that is memorable.
My treatment was relaxing and just what I needed after a day of exploring.
The owners are happy to organize the whole package for you making it simple to just show up, be pampered and leave relaxed and rejuvenated.
Food In The Area
The staff at the manor is happy to recommend area restaurants and I was happy they did!
Mabel’s Lobster Claw
This amazing little restaurant is a perfect place to go when you want to enjoy authentic Maine coastal cuisine.
Located on the cove side of Kennebunkport among seaside shops and local stores, Mabel’s Lobster Claw has been around since the 1050s.
The restaurant offers inside and outside seating. In the winter months, the outside eating area is equipt with heaters so patrons can still enjoy the fresh smell of the ocean.
I chose to sit outside to enjoy the slow-paced surroundings and old world charm.
A warm and knowledgeable server who agreed that the best way to enjoy the restaurant was to allow the chef to prepare the best greeted me.
I sat back and enjoyed some of the best seafood Maine has to offer.
I started with a house special; charred Brussels sprouts with blue cheese, pecans, and scallions. It was a wonderful rendition of a common veggie and was amazing.
Next came flavorful crab cakes that were sweet and clearly extremely fresh.
That was followed up with sea scallops that couldn’t be but a few hours old. They were perfectly seared and served.
I couldn’t leave without trying the lobster mac & cheese. Mabel’s rendition was beyond delicious. Moist, sweet lobster with the perfect amount of cheese to noodles to lobster made it a wonderful experience.
Dinner was finished with a wonderful slice of blueberry pie that was to die for!
I can’t suggest and recommend Mabel’s Lobster Claw enough if you are visiting Maine. It’s a must if you want to experience authentic area seafood and ambiance.
On the Marsh Bistro
This fine dining experience was something that I was told I would never forget.
Recommended by Rick, owner of Captain Lord Manor, I was very much looking forward to my experience at On The Marsh Bistro.
I was not disappointed.
The manager greeted me personally and reserved a beautiful table in the corner that allowed me to overlook the whole restaurant.
The atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurant are equal to it’s beautifully decorated interior.
After taking a short tour, I was seated and the deliciousness began.
My first dish was a flavorful pumpkin soup that was perfectly seasoned and creamy.
A wonderfully delicious Spring Pea Risotto followed that up; again perfectly seasoned and cooked.
I enjoyed a delicious Italian wine that paired well with each dish and happily so since Italian wine is my favorite.
The meal ended with a wonderfully sweet and gorgeous dessert. A generous slice of Limoncello & Mascarpone Cake served with Blueberry Coulis and Candied Orange Slice was the perfect way to end my wonderful experience at On The Marsh.
I can’t recommend a visit to this restaurant enough. Everything from the atmosphere, the property, the people, and the cuisine is luxurious and worth the trip to this part of Maine.
What I Discovered In Portland, Maine was surprising, wonderful, and an experience I won’t soon forget.
I look forward to a return visit and to more of what that area of Maine has to offer.
Have you visited Portland, Maine and it’s surrounding coastal towns? What did you think? Share your experiences with us!
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