Can be found in Kennebunkport, overlooking
Kennebunkport's River Green, on the corner of Pleasant and Green Streets.
Address: P.O. Box 3089 Kennebunkport, Maine 04046.
James Fairfield built his Federal-style mansion in 1813-1815, after
he had been released from British imprisonment at Dartmoor Prison during
the War of 1812. It was a wedding present to James Fairfield and his bride,
Lois, from his father-in-law. Captain Fairfield, his wife Lois and his
family enjoyed living here together for 5 years until he died of pneumonia.
After being a private residence for
many years, it became a Bed and Breakfast Inn in 1991, and made a name
for itself as being a romantic get away for couples and newlyweds. "The
inn provides a wonderful getaway for those romantic special occasions;
weddings, honeymoons, an anniversary, or any other time when romance is
in the air!"
A federal-style mansion with a basement,
two stories and an attic, which offers 9 very guest-friendly rooms. Many
of these spacious, air conditioned rooms have a fireplace and are decorated
with antique and period furniture, have comfortable sitting areas and
private baths each with tub and shower.
There are also
lovely gardens and trees to enjoy, as well as a scenic view of the Green
River and glimpses of the harbor area below. The warm hospitality of the
innkeepers and the delicious four course breakfast given to guests also
brings rave reviews from guests and pleases the entity as well who stays
at the mansion.
A Copy of this portrait hangs above the fireplace
in the Living Room.
James Fairfield's portrait hangs in the
Brick Store Museum, at 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, Maine 04043.
* When restoration of this mansion
began, to make it into an inn, an entity, recognized as Captain Fairfield,
was first seen floating in a dark corner of the basement.
* Many guests have sensed and sometimes
seen the warm, cordial presence of Captain James Fairfield, who seems
pleased to be the unseen host of his beautifully renovated home. He seems
tickled to have so many visitors staying there, and loves what the living
have done to fix up his beloved mansion, and how they treat the guests
in much the same manner he would if he were still alive.
Yes, the good Captain's presence and
appearance is still present, welcoming the living to his beloved home.