Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cape Cod Rhododendron Festival

May 30, 2010 by insideout

Less than 1/2 hour from our cape cod bed and breakfast, the Heritage Museums and Gardens are sponsoring the Rhododendron festival on June 4th and 5th from 10 am to 4 pm.ย  Included with a ticket purchase are private garden visits, author and book signings, horticulture seminars, a plant sale and a rare rhododendron auction.ย  Tickets at $30 for both days.ย  For more information please see

Memorial Day Get Away

May 29, 2010 by insideout

The weather is picture perfect on Cape Cod. We are pleased to have guests from around New England who have joined us this weekend and we still have a couple of nights open. Several of our guests are meeting friends on our wrap around veranda later this afternoon and then heading off to a wonderful dinner at The Glass Onion a renowned restaurant right around the corner. Enjoy your holiday as we celebrate the heroism of the U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

Celebrating Memorial Day on Cape Cod

Colors of Spring on Cape Cod

The Inn front entrance adorned with our American Flag

Tales of Falmouth’s Whaling Industry on Cape Cod

May 25, 2010 by insideout

Falmouth Museums on the Green

Come stay at our cape cod bed & breakfast and among other activities, take a short stroll around the corner andย  enjoy the newest exhibit “Greasy Luck: tales of Falmouth’s Whaling Industry” at Falmouth Museums on the Green. ย  This exhibit brings to life the stories of Falmouth’s 19th century whalemen, their families, and the shoreside whaling industries.ย  The term “greasy luck” was the whaleman’s farewell along the Southeastern New England coast, referring to their quest for whale oil.ย  The exhibit is opens to the public starting on Tuesday June1st.ย  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm through October 9th.

Whaling equipment sample

Very Special Guests

May 13, 2010 by insideout

Many of you know that we are scheduled to officially open our Cape Cod Inn on May 27, 2010 for Memorial Day weekend.ย  We just had an unofficial opening with a couple of very special guests.ย  About 6 weeks ago a movie producer stopped by our Inn to see our renovations and request if we would be able to accomodate a couple of actors for a short film he was producing in May.ย  We told him we were officially opening the bed & breakfast Memorial Day weekend but we felt that we could open early for his guests.ย  We are very pleased to let you know that we hosted two wonderful guests over the past four days.ย  Mr Robert Vaughn and Ms. Melissa Errico McEnroe.ย  What talented and lovely people.ย  We thoroughly enjoyed being their home away from home and listening to them practice their lines for the upcoming film “Patrimony” which we understand is scheduled to be premiered at

Our first guest book entries

Melissa - A versatile talent, lovely person and devoted Mom

Robert - What an incredible career and nice person!

the Sundance Film Festival next January.ย  Read a Playbill story on the movie:

The veranda awaits

May 13, 2010 by insideout

The major renovation of our cape cod bed & breakfast veranda is complete!ย ย  We are starting to put the rockers and wicker furniture out for all guests to enjoy and it very tempting to take a break and just enjoy the beautiful spring weather.ย  I can just imagine the original owners in their finery having afternoon tea enjoying the cape cod air and beautiful gardens.

A couple of wicker rockers on the southern side of the Inn's veranda.

Iced Tea or Lemonade anyone? Wood rocking chairs on southern side of veranda

Partial view of the southern side of the wraparound veranda facing the back gardens & gazebo

See what year's of cape cod air had done to our bed & breakfast veranda floors before our renovation

A good cleaning

May 7, 2010 by insideout

One of the jobs we knew we had to do at our cape cod bed & breakfast was to clean the pink granite pillars at the entrance to the Inn.ย  After some prep work and then a good power washing the granite looks fabulous.ย  Below is a before and after picture for you to see.

The beautiful natural luster returns!

You can see the green mold being cleaned off.

One of the granite pillars at the entrance to the bed & breakfast upon purchase.

Special Thanks

May 6, 2010 by insideout

Nye room after Carmen's help

Nye room when purchased Inn in January 2010.

As we prepare to open I am writing this blog to share interior pictures of the Inn and thank Carmen McNeil of Changes by Carmen for her interior decorating help.ย ย  Carmen traveled from Western Massachusetts to provide consultation.ย  No stranger to the Cape, she made the trip to be on-site providing consultation.ย  I recommend her to any who are in the process of decorating a new space or revitalizing existing space.ย  Her email address is

Thank you also to Allen at Allen’s House of Flowers for the gorgeous flower arrangements he created for our photos for the new website that is under construction.ย  He is busy doing our arrangements for our opening in May as well.

Lastly, thank you to our photographer, Christian Giannelli,ย  for his great work in capturing the essence of the Inn in his photos.ย  He will be back in early June to capture exterior shots of our cape cod bed & breakfast.

Forbes room after Carmen's help

Forbes room when purchased Inn

Living Room after Carmen's help

Living room when purchased Inn.

Flowers by Allen's House of Flowers

Flowers by Allen's House of Flowers

Sample flower arrangement by Allen's House of Flowers

Clearing the Back Yard

May 1, 2010 by insideout

The brush and vines that need to be cleared away are plentiful.

Taking down the old fence on the West side of the property opens the area up even more.