The Captain Lord Mansion can be found
in the Atlantic coastal town of Kennebunkport. Take highway 35 from Kennebunk
to Kennebunkport. Upon reaching Kennebunkport, take Route 9 in the town
until you come to Ocean Avenue. Take Ocean Avenue until you come to Pleasant
The Captain Lord Mansion
/ P.O. Box 800;
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
Described as a family owned and run
"Intimate East coast Inn," this white, 1812 three story mansion
has been made into a rather elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn. Specializing
in being known as one of the most romantic get-away spots, it enjoys being
located in a quiet neighborhood, "filled with meticulously preserved
is evident in all the details and special touches found in the luxurious
Every suite has many nice touches,
including Memory books, King & queen size beds, Down comforters and pillows,
Fine European oil paintings, Gas burning fireplaces (all rooms), Fresh
flowers and live plants,Wine glasses and corkscrew, Free bottled water
and sodas, and CD player with romantic cds.
The mansion has a spiral staircase
that leads up to an 8 sided cupola located on the roof, that offers a
The main gathering/dining room
is decorated with antiques, two lovely oriental rugs, and features a rather
large fireplace, with pair of high-back wing chairs and a camel-back sofa
to sit on and enjoy the fire and good conversation.
Captain Nathaniel Lord, who had made
his money through the fruits of his shipyards in Kennebunkport, built
this fine mansion in 1812, but died before he could move into it. The
Lord family lived in this lovely mansion until 1972, when it became a
boarding house for older/elderly women. In 1978, the mansion was remodeled
into a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
The first reported appearances of
the ghostly resident became public knowledge soon after the mansion opened
for business as a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
* An apparition of a woman who is
dressed in a nightgown drifts and floats through the Lincoln Bedroom Suite
in the mansion, often when it is occupied by the living. A young couple
on their honeymoon got an unexpected thrill of seeing this night gown
clad woman float through their bedroom, and then disappear into the wall.
* This entity has also been seen on
the spiral staircase that leads up to the cupola.
Who is this ghost, and why is it here?
Many think that it is the ghost of
the wife of Captain Lord. The traditional name given the haunted room
now called the Lincoln Bedroom at the mansion, was the Wisteria Room,
which means "remembrance of the dead," which may mean that she may have
been haunting this room for a while. Or, perhaps this room was her room
when she was living, and she could be upset that the living changed its
name, and/or that they are now renting out HER room. Also in many cases,
hauntings begin after a renovation of an old building happens.
Yes, this apparition still appears
to the living.