November 29th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
International Creche Display
Holidays at Highfield Hall once again showcases incredible holiday decor in the beautiful historic Beebe family home in Falmouth. This lovelingly restored 1878 home of the Beebe family has been transformed into a wonderland where top decorators and designers have clamored to showcase their talents in the elegant halls and rooms of Highfield Hall.
For a nominal five dollar admission for adults (children free) you can tour Highfield Hall and learn about its history while getting holiday decorating ideas. A gift gallery will also be featured at this event and will contain items ranging from Hostess gifts & crafts to a wreath sale. In the new Highfield, reading room. the any soldier project will be featured. A tea shop will be part of the festivities with homemade goodies and the brand-new “Highfield Blend” tea.
Some of this year’s special exhibits will include Bill Hendel’s impressive international crèche collection, a Victorian Regina music box with numerous musical desks, a re-creation of a Victorian Christmas parlor and Salley Mavor’s Pocketful of Posies Christmas tree and dollhouse. Just around the corner from The Captain’s Manor Inn this is a favorite place to visit not just during the holidays but all year long!
For more information go to: http://www.highfieldhall.org/event/the-holidays-at-highfield/
November 25th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Once again this year, a Falmouth Holiday Market and Gift Gallery will be hosted by the Falmouth Artist Guild at the Falmouth Art Center, located at 137 Gifford St. in Falmouth. The holiday market will run from November 23 until December 23 from 9 AM until 4 PM on Monday s through Saturdays and also from 1 PM until 4 PM on Sundays.
In what has become a favorite annual event, shoppers looking for unique, original, handcrafted gifts will find it at the gift gallery. Featured at the art center will be artwork and original hand-crafted gifts including jewelry, accessories, pottery , lamps, small furniture, sculpture, quilted or rug hooked items stained-glass, greeting cards, holiday ornaments and hand woven or hand knit items plus much more.
Falmouth Holiday Market
After shopping at the Falmouth Art Center, head-on over to Falmouth’s Village Center and enjoy a wonderful meal at any of a number of great restaurants. Stroll along the Falmouth Village Main Street and enjoy the festive window décor in the retail shops and holiday lights and wreaths strung along the vintage streetlamps.
For more information go to:
November 11th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
As many of you know,Kevin loves his construction projects so you can imagine he is very happy to have broken ground for our new carriage house innkeepers quarters.
Just this past week the contractors arrived. On day one two evergreens by the garage were relocated to the back yard near the gazebo and the demolition of the garage was done. By the end of the week the excavation for the new foundation was complete. During the excavation a 1914 Massachusetts license plate was unearthed…..How fun!
The beginning of this week the foundation will be staked and the concrete forms set and the hope is that the foundation will have been poured by Thursday or Friday.
Hope you enjoy some pictures below:
Captain’s Manor Garage before demolition
Garage Demo in process
Ready to start the Carriage House construction
Ready for the foundation work!
November 10th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
For all of you who could not see the Scarecrows on Falmouth Main Street this blog is for you.
It’s hard to believe that October is over and we are less than 3 weeks from Thanksgiving!!
October was another busy month in Falmouth and one of the fun events was the creation of this year’s scarecrow exhibit along the lamp posts of Falmouth Village. Last year was the first year that our creative business owners in Falmouth Village wanted to embark on this fun event and this year it continued to grow in the number of participants. We encourage you to visit in the Fall and see Main Street in it’s glory as well as exhibits at Highfield Hall and Falmouth Museums on the Green.
In case you were not able to view the scarecrows this year we have several pictures to share:
Cape Gallery Framer Scarecrow
Quarterdeck’s fisherman scarecrow
Liam Maguire’s Scarecrow
La Cucina’s Scarecrow
Bella’s Pirate Scarecrow
Pickle Jar Restaurant’s Chef Scarecrow
July 23rd, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Highfield Hall is one of Falmouth’s great treasures. It was preserved thanks to the determination of some of Falmouth’s most dedicated citizens who cared deeply about the history and beauty of the Beebe family mansion. While visiting Cape Cod you should plan to tour this beautifully restored estate. The expansive grounds feature a restored victorian sunken garden and acres of walking trails. The interior of the Beebe family mansion has also been lovingly restored with historic details preserved wherever possible. Just to the left of the front foyer you can tour what was an old parlor and now hosts an exhibit of the history of the Beebe family and Highfield Hall.
Currently there is a fabulous mosaic exhibit underway that will continue through September 1, 2013. The exhibit is called Signatures and features the work of 15 extremely talented mosaic artists. The artwork on display is rich in color and detail and includes everything from landscape to floral and portrait mosaics.
Below are pictures of some of the mosaics on display at Highfield Hall.
Mosaic lighthouse art
Mosaic floral bouquet
For more art exhibition information at Highfield Hall click here.
July 12th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Looking to go out and expeience what Falmouth has to offer? Need some time to have a little fun and watch a little baseball? The Falmouth Commodores is a local baseball team in Falmouth composed of top college players who come from all over the country to play in the Cape Cod Baseball league. The games are held at Guy Fuller Field, which is only a 5 minute drive from the inn, and is located on Main Street, just as the inn is.
The field offers metal bleachers, huge lights, a concession stand, and announcers just as the professionals provide. You experience everything that you would if you were going to a professional league game, but there are less people to create a more serene and welcoming environment. To share a little history on the Cape Cod Baseball league:
- the first game ever played in the league was on July 19, 1939,
- the two teams to first play each other were Falmouth and Barnstable.
This shows how rich the history of the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod Baseball League truly is.
Gallery: Falmouth Commodores VS. Orleans Firebirds- July 2, 2013
The Falmouth Commodores Concession stand serving traditional snacks and meals to all visitors.
The Falmouth Commodores very own Bat Boy.
The Falmouth Commodores player, number 14, batting first in the game.
The Commodores pitcher, throwing a fastball to start off the game.
June 29th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Falmouth’s Main Street has many ice cream shops with many different choices to chose from. Looking for a fun night out with a little dessert specialty to end your perfect night? Well our Main Street has just what your looking for, with many ice cream shops just minutes away.
Ben and Bills Chocolate Emporium:
Ben and Bill’s local Chocoalte emporium.
Ben and Bill’s is a co-owned ice cream shop and chocolate emporium that has been on Main Street since 1992 and has been serving happy customers ever since. They offer 64 flavors of hard-ice cream and 12 different flavored gelatos. They also make their own waffle cones which are a must! If your not in the mood for ice cream, you could also enjoy some of their many handmade chocolates, candies, fudges, or my favorite, butterscotch. Whatever sweets your in the mood for, they’re sure to have it!
Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice Creams:
Ghelfi’s candies and ice creams, located on Falmouth’s Main Street.
Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice creams is also located on Main street. It offers a variety of candies and ice cream. It is fairly new to Main Street and offers customers all homeade desserts. Ghelfi’s has a kitchen on Cape cCod where they make everything they offer in their stores. You can also go to their website shipchocolates.com to order there treats right to you. Whether you need a gift for valentines day, or sweets for your wedding day, Ghelfi’s has it.
Dairy Queen ice cream shop, home of the blizzard.
Dairy Queen is located a little farther down Main Street, but its worth the five minute car ride. Dairy Queen offers its customers many unique soft serve combinations. From their famous blizzard, which is a mix of ice cream and your favorite toppings, to hot fudge sundaes and banana splits. Dairy Queen is just an ice cream store and offers its customers outdoor benches to enjoy their little piece of heaven.
June 22nd, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Arts Alive , the Strawberry Festival and gorgeous weather are sure to make today a perfect 10 ! The annual Arts Alive festivities started last night and continue through the weekend. Today I look forward to going to Arts Alive and visiting Robin Pierson’who did the fabulous window art in our Canopy Guest room. First Kevin and I plan to walk to the Strawberry Festival just down the street at St. Barnabas church. We have watched them get the big tent ready for the festivities and we plan to enjoy the lobster rolls, great barbeque chicken and of course some strawberry dessert delights.
June 16th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
It is going to be a great week here on the Cape Cod based on the weather forecast. What a wonderful time to come stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn and enjoy a day trip over to Martha’s Vineyard during their restaurant week.
After a refreshing night sleep in our pillowtop beds with luxurious linens wake to a full breakfast out on the veranda before heading over to the Vineyard. We recommend that you leave your car at the Inn so you do not have to pay for parking at the ferry. Just a 6 minute walk over to the free shuttle which will take you on the 3 mile drive down to the Steamship ferry for your leisurely 45 minute ferry ride over to Martha’s Vineyard. When you arrive at the Vineyard explore the gingerbread houses in Oaks Bluff and the quaint mainstreets of Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Vineyard Haven.
Edgartown Main Street
For a sample day trip itinerary click here for our day trip write up on Martha’s Vineyard and for more information on participating restaurants for Martha’s Vineyard Restaurant Week click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Cod during the lovely month of June.
June 6th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
The 45th season of the College Light Opera in Cape Cod has been announced and promises yet again to be a great variety of performances. The group can be expected again this year to feature splendid talent from around the country who descend upon beautiful Falmouth to enjoy sharing their performance talents for the summer.
The season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan’s operatta Iolanthe. This is a funny satire on British Law and government. Performances are start Tuesday June 25th through Saturday June 29th. Each day the performance is at 8 pm and Thursday the 27th there is also a matinee at 2pm.
Other College Light Opera performances are:
42 nd Street July 2- July6 at 8 pm matinee July 4th 2pm
No, No, Nanette July 9-July 13 at 8 pm matinee July 11th 2 pm
My One and Only July 16-July 20 at 8 pm matinee July 18th 2 pm
Die Fledermaus July 23-July 27 at 8 pm matinee July 25th 2 pm
Babes in Arms July 30-August 3 at 8 pm matinee August 1st 2 pm
Fiddler on the Roof August 6-August 10 at 8 pm matinee August 8th 2 pm
The Most Happy Fella August 13-August 17 at 8 pm matinee August 15th 2 pm
She Loves Me August 20-August 24 at 8 pm matinee August 22nd 2 pm
We invite you to enjoy any of these shows during your stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn. The College Light Opera performs at Highfield Theatre , just a mile away from the Inn.
For more information you may reach the theater at 508-548-0668 or their website http://www.collegelightoperacompany.com/