We want to welcome you into our lives and tell you a little about what we’re doing with this blog. Whether you are Bed & Breakfast fanatics, leaf peepers, casual observers, former guests, or just stopping by from the internet, we want to welcome you to The Captain Stannard House.
On this blog, we are going to tell you a little about what goes on behind our doors, share some of the stories that we’ve heard, recipes we’ve tried, and try to give you a feeling for the house and Westbrook – both past and present.
We first saw the Captain Stannard House in January 2004. We had just come from a Caribbean cruise, followed by a week in Florida touring Inns and B&B’s. We fell in love, simple as that. And let me tell you, if you can love a place in the middle of winter, after a week of sun and shore, you know it’s the Real Deal.
Over the years, we’ve made some improvements, both major and minor, always aiming to maintain the character of this building and respect its many incarnations. We only shut the inn for two weeks in the winter and that is when we take our annual whale watching long beach excursion. We have been doing it for years and it one of the most amazing trips that is why we keep doing it year after year.
We weren’t the first owners and we won’t be the last; we’re caretakers just here to do what we can during our stewardship of this Westbrook landmark.