Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend

February 28th, 2016 by Trish Robinson


Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend is rapidly approaching and we are so excited to be a part of it! April 8-10th promise to be a weekend you won’t soon forget. Can you think of a better way to welcome spring than a weekend dedicated to wine, food, and relaxation? Join other varietal enthusiasts as you learn about the process of making wine, the art and science behind wine and food pairings and of course, what wine weekend would be complete without tastings?

Here at The Captain’s Manor Inn, your Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend begins with your arrival on Friday. After you’ve checked in to your room, enjoy a wine reception from 5-7pm in our bistro area. Enjoy wonderful wine and light appetizers before heading out to dinner at any of the truly incredible restaurants that are just a stroll away. Be shopsure to leave some time for shopping as Falmouth’s iconic Main Street is peppered not only with foodie favorite restaurants, but also with incredibly unique shops and boutiques. Take a peak at our Restaurant Page to get the culinary juices flowing!

Saturday afternoon, the Cape is your oyster! After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the Inn, it’s up to you whether it’s back to your room for a nap, a bicycle tour of the town, or perhaps a drive to Sandwich to shop for hand blown glass
is in order. Regardless of how you spend the afternoon, don’t have a big lunch because the Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend anchor event is Saturday night, and promises to leave all of your senses sated!

Though you’ll be just a few steps from The Captain’s Manor Inn at Osteria La Civetta, Chef Fabio Pazotti’s cuisine will osteria
convince you that you’ve been transported to the Northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Enjoy course after course of food made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expertly paired with perfect companion wines. Pasta handmade according to Northern Italian tradition combined with the most authentic Italian cheeses will delight pastayour palate. Meet others interested in spending a weekend dedicated to amazing wine, food and conversation and perhaps you’ll leave not only full, but with a few new friends with whom you can enjoy a good bottle of wine and great conversation!

Bid adieu to cold winter days with an entire weekend filled with things you love. Spend two nights, three days plus a welcome wine reception Friday and Wine Pairing Dinner event on Saturday at The Captain’s Manor Inn for $548 double occupancy Queen room, $588 double occupancy king room and $648 premium king room (fireplace in room), Forbes Cupola Suite $688. If you’ve yet to stay in the Forbes Cupola Suite, it’s our newly renovated, most unique room at the Inn. As the only two story suite, once you travel up the private staircase accessible only from your room you’ll find yourself in the Cupola sitting room surrounded by rich architectural history, and the best views from the Inn!

We would love to have you for this year’s Cape Cod Wine Bed and Breakfast Weekend. Tickets are selling quickly, so if you’re interested in a weekend you won’t soon forget, please call soon! We look forward to seeing you!



Cape Cod’s Jazz Scene

February 16th, 2016 by Trish Robinson


Cape Cod’s Jazz Scene

Cape Cod’s jazz scene is unlike that of any other area.

Current 2016 Jazz events:

Pre-Season Social!
This Thursday, February 18th, 7-9 PM 
Come to our second social at Quicks Hole Tavern featuring Scott Shetler (clarinet, mandolin, sax, vocals), Bruce Millard (guitar, mandolin) Joe Sutton (guitar, vocals),  and Woods Hole Jazz founder Tom Renshaw (bass).   Enjoy a rousing evening of blues, swing, and gospel in an informal atmosphere. No cover. Tips appreciated.

Thursday, March 3rd – Vocalist/Trumpeter Christine Fawson with Phil Wilson

The talented and entertaining Fawson brings her Berklee mentor, legendary trombonist and Grammy-nominee Phil Wilson. $25, $20 in advance. Learn more.

Wednesday, March 23rd – Dave Zinno Quartet Bassist Dave Zinno returns to Woods Hole with top trumpeter Jason Palmer, Tim Ray (piano), and Steve Langone (drums).
Thursday, April 14th – Nadia Washington (vocals, guitar) One of NYC’s top up-and-coming vocalists, a blend of rock star Janis Joplin and jazz queen Nina Simone.
Tuesday, April 26th – Frank Wilkins with Toni Lynne Washington An encore performance by Boston’s Queen of the Blues.
Sunday, June 26th – Kate McGarry 
2013 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Vocal album, McGarry effortlessly blends styles with a repertoire that ranges from jazz classics to broadway to folk.

2015 Jazz Fest Falmouth – September 26 – October 4 th1

Enjoy lectures, recitals, concerts, jam sessions, a jazz brunch and a jazz stroll during the eight day celebration presented by Arts Falmouth. The jazz stroll will take place on Friday, October 2nd and promises to be a night full of great music. Downtown Falmouth will come alive on Friday night. The shops and restaurants from Queen’s Buyway and along Main Street will showcase an assortment of groups ranging from classic swing to avant-garde with a little blues thrown in. Just wander in and out;  it’s all free.  The 2015 line up features both local favorites and award winning ensembles. Each performance time is staggered giving you an opportunity to hear a variety of jazz styles throughout the evening. Click here for the 2015 Jazz Stroll lineup.

September 26:  Robert Wyatt on Louis Armstrong
September 27:  Pianist Jon Weber on almost everything else about jazz
September 30:  Toni Lynn Washington, Queen of the Blues
October 2:  Jazz Stroll along Main Street
October 3:  Denise Donatelli in concert at Highfield Theater
October 4:  Goodis & Glenn Jazz Brunch at Persy’s


Woods Hole Jazz – September 30 – November 11

1270558Jazz has been a long standing tradition on Cape Cod and the Woods Hole Community Hall building has been home to jazz music for over thirty-five years. Toni Lynn, known as Boston’s “queen of the blues” will be performing in September with the Frank Wilkins Quartet both of whom grew up playing in church so their music has undeniable gospel influences. With one performance per month from September – November, this fall is the perfect time to book a trip. Click here for ticket information and to read more about the musicians.

September 30: Toni Lynn Washington with the Frank Wilkins Quartet
October 20: Donna Byrne
November 11: The Harry Allen Trio


Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest – September 3-6

Sheila Baptista, founder and producer of the Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest began the festival in 2008 with only word of mouth marketing and donated a portion of the proceeds to help support regional efforts to spread a vital message regarding breast cancer, early detection, courses of treatment and positive recovery. The festival has grown rapidly each year and has become an event that locals and vacationers alike look forward to each year. The first night is held in Oak Bluffs and the following three nights are held in Edgartown. Click here for ticket information.

September 3: Jazz Giants 25 and Under
September 4: Lisa Fischer, Sharel Cassity, Andrea and James Rohlehr and the Andjam Band
September 5: Women of the World, Sage All Ladies Jazz and Blues
September 6: Nnenna Freelon, Jazz Pianist Yayoi Ikawa, Jazz Gospel Violinist Kersten Stevens


Cape Cod Jazz Festival – September 1 & 2 th

The twelfth annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival takes place this year at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Chatham. Mary C and the Stellars, performing on September 2 have been featured on MTV, VHI, Bravo, and NBC. Performances are free an open to the public and take place at the resort’s garden terrace overlooking Pleasant Bay. Dine alfresco at the resort’s restaurant Twenty-Eight Atlantic while you listen to the smooth sounds of the summer.

September 1: The Mark Greel Band
September 2: Mary C and the Stellars

Jazz has been touted as one of America’s original art forms, and has been around for over a century. Enjoy the improvisational rhythms and melodies of an American classic on beautiful Cape Cod this fall.

Glassblowing on Cape Cod

February 15th, 2016 by Trish Robinson


Glassblowing on Cape Cod is a time honored tradition that can be enjoyed any time of year. Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod is a premiere destination for glass blowing. Whether you’re interested in the rich history of glassblowing as it pertains to our nautical geography, or you’re more interested in shopping for amazing hand blown glass souvenirs, Sandwich has what you’re looking for.

SGM_ExteriorWatch the transformation of raw materials into glass at The Sandwich Glass Museum. Heated to 2,400 degrees fahrenheit, glass emits enough heat to appear almost white hot and it will all take place right before your eyes! Expert glass blowers at the Sandwich Glass Museum will explain how the tradition evolved from pure function into some of the most beautiful art that exists today. The history of the Sandwich Glass Museum dates back to the 1800’s. If you’d like a preview, feel free to peruse jewelry, ornaments, art, and more! Be sure to check the events calendar, because The Sandwich Glass Museum offers amazing walking tours, receptions, classes and show. done oball

Another ‘must’ on the list of glassblowing destinations in Sandwich is Cape Cod Glass where you can watch glassblower Michael Magyar create new items daily. See something you like in their shop, but want it in a different color? No problem! Michael takes custom orders and is always happy to create the piece or pieces of your dreams. Hand blown glass is a wonderful gift idea for anyone on your list! Going to a party and not sure what to bring? Rather than the standard host gift of a candle, why not bring a beautiful hand blown candle holder?

Glassblowing is truly an art form, and seeing it first hand is an experience you won’t soon forget. Book your trip now and be sure to leave some extra room in your suitcase because you will definitely want to bring home a piece of Sandwich in glass form!

Romance on Cape Cod

January 29th, 2016 by Trish Robinson


Romance on Cape Cod is not hard to find this time of year! Our beautiful ocean shores, often still blanketed in snow, are quiet and tranquil – the perfect scene for love. Whether you’re traveling from near or far, once you cross the bridge, you’ll feel oceans away in your own romantic world built for two.

Chart your own course for your romantic weekend, and take a self guided lighthouse tour all the way from Nobska a beautiful sunrise from surf drive beach for your solo stress relieve getawayLight to Race Point. Finish the tour with dinner at the Mews Restaurant in Provincetown and see for yourself why this has been a destination for stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and so many more. Or, perhaps you have your heart set on staying close? Then, we suggest a long walk through quiet woods. Beebe woods at Highfield Hall will provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic stroll. Finish your night with dinner at one of Falmouth’s favorite restaurants, C Salt. This charming restaurant will be sure to make any night feel like Valentine’s Day. If you arrive before your reservation, you’ll be shown upstairs to a private and cozy lounge area to enjoy a drink and the warmth of a fire. We suggest using this time to take a peak at the menu, everything they offer is unbelievable and it may take you a while to decide!

If you’d prefer to leave the planning up to Cupid, allow Captain’s Manor Inn to treat you to an unforgettable weekend with our Romantic Getaway Package! The romance begins as soon as you arrive as a dozen beautiful roses will await glass onionyou. Of course, what goes better with roses than champagne and chocolates! That’s why we’ll also have a chilled bottle of French champagne along with chocolates from a Falmouth chocolatier, Ghelfi’s ready and waiting. After you’ve settled in and enjoyed your treats, perhaps you’d like to take advantage of the tickets to a sunset cruise aboard the Liberte sailing right out of Falmouth Harbor! Enjoy a bottle of wine as you sail in a beautiful schooner as the sky comes alive with color. Or, since romance is all about decadence, perhaps you’d rather dinner at a renowned restaurant only steps away from the Inn? In that case, skip the cruise and head straight to The Glass Onion with your $100 gift card. They don’t take reservations but we suggest you stroll over, put your name on the list and head back to the Inn for a pre-dinner glass of wine out on the veranda. When you head back to the restaurant, prepare to be delighted by the chef’s unique and thoughtful pairings and creations. This is one of our favorite spots on Cape Cod!

The Romantic Getaway Package has day time activities covered as well! Included in your stay, are two adult roundtrip felix necktickets to Martha’s Vineyard, because what Cape Cod getaway is complete without a trip to the Vineyard? Once you get there, the island is your oyster. You can rent bicycles, go birdwatching at the Felix Neck sanctuary, or indulge in the amazing shopping and dining destinations that are peppered all around.

Don’t forget that a delicious breakfast is included every morning you’re with us to help you start your day off on the right foot. We also offer refreshments beginning at 3pm. Cape Cod is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, and we know just the way to show it to you. So join us this season for a long weekend built for two!

Top 10 Cultural Hotels in Cape Cod

January 21st, 2016 by Trish Robinson


The Captain's Manor Inn is a Top Ten Cultural Hotel in Cape Cod

The Captain’s Manor Inn


We are so pleased to be featured as one of The Top 10 Cultural Hotels in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the only property located in Upper Cape Cod just over an hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts. The Culture Trip published the winners as part of their work identifying the best global and local travel. In addition to travel information The Culture Trip website is renowned for providing recommendations on food, culture, architecture, photography, design, film and music in addition to travel.

As you read below you will find out more information on Falmouth as well as information on the other lovely hotels recognized as top cultural accommodations in Cape Cod.



Falmouth, Cape Cod

The beauty of Falmouth is the diversity and extensive cultural venues in this picturesque seaside village with 67 miles of coastline. The Captain’s Manor Inn is a bed and breakfast located just a short stroll from Falmouth Village with its award winning restaurants and unique and fun boutique shops. Shoppers love to explore the many boutique shops which offer beautiful and affordable women’s clothing and accessories as well as well known shops like Black Dog and In the Pink (Lily Pullitzer). There are also menswear shops and jewelry shops as well as shops featuring local art, pottery etc.

Just around the corner is the Falmouth Museums on the Green, the First Congregational Church with a functioning Paul Revere bell and Highfield Hall and Gardens. Highfield Hall and Gardens is a cape cod treasure with its restored mansion and acres of gorgeous sunken gardens and walking trails. Every year Highfield Hall is home to musical events as well as showcasing artworks from around the world. In 2016 Highfield Hall will be the only U.S. location to host the College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show. This is the 60th year that the CWAJ has shown their work. Falmouth is also home to the Shining Sea Bikeway which travels through cranberry bogs and along the ocean down to Woods Hole where you can hop the ferry for a trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

During the summer Falmouth is home to the College Light Opera at Highfield Theater. The theater goes through a rigorous selection process to choose talented actors, musicians and singers from colleges throughout the country and the world to spend the summer performing 9 musicals during the season.

Guests also enjoy visiting our local artist galleries such as Osborn and Rugh and Karen Rinaldo’s Gallery on beautiful Falmouth harbor overlooking Vineyard Sound with Martha’s Vineyard on the horizon.

Other Top 10 Cultural Hotels located in mid and outer cape


The other Top 10 Cultural Hotels are beautiful properties located in mid cape and the outer cape. If you were visiting the mid cape you may want to check out 3 properties located in the scenic town of Yarmouth. The Inn at Cape Cod, The Captain Farris House and the Liberty Hill Inn are all unique bed and breakfasts that provide comfortable accommodations and breakfasts. If Hyannis is a town you are interested in staying in check out the Anchor-In located across from Hyannis Harbor.

If you are traveling out to the end of the Cape you have a choice of 5 different properties in the very culturally rich town of Provincetown. Whether you are looking for a small and intimate property or a larger venue you are covered. For a small, intimate property take a look at White Porch Inn, Snug Cottage or Christopher’s by the Bay. Larger property options include Crowne Point Historic Inn & Spa and The Brass Key.

We wish you a wonderful getaway wherever you choose to stay and the time to explore and take away wonderful memories of your cape cod vacation.

Japanese Art Show on Cape Cod

January 13th, 2016 by Trish Robinson


This summer, a renowned Japanese art show will exhibit on Cape Cod and we could not be more excited. Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey will be the 60th anniversary installment of the College of Women’s Association of Japan’s Print Show of 120_fukita-Web1-250x361Contemporary Japanese Prints. Highfield Hall & Gardens will display over 200 contemporary Japanese prints by established and emerging artists. All of the beautiful prints that will be displayed have been hand selected by international printmaking experts in Japan. The works feature many ancient Japanese print making techniques like woodblock, intaglio, lithography, etching, aquatint, silkscreen and more. Highfield Hall’s Director, Peter Franklin, had the honor of traveling to Japan and meeting Her Imperial Majesty, the Empress MIchiko while attending opening night of the exhibit in Tokyo.

It’s truly an honor to have such a renowned cultural event happen right in the town of Falmouth. T104_amano-WEB1-250x175he show debuted in Tokyo, and this year Highfield Hall & Gardens is the exclusive U.S. venue! Come enjoy a piece of ancient history in one of the most beautiful locations on the Cape. Proceeds from print sales will support Highfield Hall’s programs as well as the CWAJ scholarship fund. Individuals who are interested in purchasing prints from the exhibition may contact Annie Dean from Highfield Hall.

The show will be running from June 26 – September 14 and there will be an open reception on Sunday, June 26 from 1pm-3pm. As mentioned earlier,her Imperial Majesty, the Empress Michiko attended opening night of the exhibit in Tokyo, and the town is already buzzing about who may show up come June. You don’t want to miss this very special Japanese art show on Cape Cod!

June 26 – September 14  2016

A new update is that highlights from the exhibition will remain on display through October 31, 2016

New Suite Construction in Cape Cod

December 29th, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Forbes original Door

Forbes Original Wall

Forbes Original Wall


New Suite Construction is underway at Captain’s Manor Inn and we couldn’t be more excited! We have been planning this romantic suite for sometime and we are now in full swing.

UPDATE – Since our original post December 29th we have some new photos to share. The electrical has been moved, the insulation of the new walls is complete, sheetrock has also been done. It is really starting to come together. This week the plaster work should be complete. The carpet is ordered and the new King bed is ready to be set up as soon as we finish painting and trim work.


The Forbes room which was named after Henrietta Forbes (for whom the Inn was originally built by her fiancé Captains Albert Nye) will be combined with the 3rd floor cupola to create a 2 story suite here at the Inn.

The Inn has such a wonderful history. In fact the cupola on the top on the Inn was once known as the observatory as told in the brief story below.

Captain John Robinson Lawrence purchased the property from the original owner, Captain Nye, in 1872. Captain Lawrence was a retired whaling captain turned businessman who maintained deep roots in the Falmouth community.   He raised his family here and his son H. V. Lawrence left a significant legacy to the Inn.     H. V. became a well known horticulturist and the first florist on Cape Cod.  The grounds of the Inn bear witness to his talents with many unique trees that survive to this day.  H. V. lived in the home until his death at the age of 92 in 1953.
The cupola atop the Inn was known in earlier times as the observatory as it once gave a commanding view of Vineyard sound.  As a boy, Milford Lawrence – son of H.V., had a wireless set in the observatory that he used to speak to the ships he could see passing up and down the sound.

New Construction cupola sunrise view

Cupola Sunrise View

New Construction cupola sunset view

Cupola Sunset View


You can experience a bit of that history in the new suite even though you can no longer see Vineyard Sound due to all the tree growth over the past 100+ years. You will see some beautiful sunrises and sunsets as well as a view of the Village Green.

Follow our progress on construction and enjoy these early pictures.


Looking for a very unique romantic getaway …. cape cod and the Captain’s Manor Inn’s new Forbes Cupola Suite may be just what you are looking for.

Turkeys on Cape Cod

December 20th, 2015 by Trish Robinson

turkeys in cape cod stopping traffic on main street

Turkeys stopping traffic

Turkeys on Cape Cod have become a not so uncommon sighting on Cape Cod right here in Falmouth Village. They have been known to stop traffic and be quite brazen about it.

Click on this funny link Huffington Post video to see how one of our local Falmouth postman has taken to carrying a long rod with him to ward off his new “friends”.



The turkeys have hit big time most recently with video footage on Boston TV stations such as WBZ as well as a story in the Boston Globe. The highlight of their notoriety though was in the Jimmy Fallon monologue in mid December.

The highlight of their notoriety though was in the Jimmy Fallon monologue in mid December.

turkeys in cape cod sitting in flower pot in front of Bearin Boots gastropub

Turkeys at Bear in Boots

One of their favorite hangouts in Falmouth Village early in the morning is at Bear in Boots Gastropub. We recently found out why….someone had left out some peanuts in shells and some corn shaved off the cob. So we are thinking one of our neighbors did a bit of research on favorite foods for turkeys.

You may not know that these birds do sleep up in trees. Many have been caught off guard on their early morning walk down main street when they go by our public library

turkeys in cae cod by falmouth library

Turkeys near the library

where we have numerous large trees and all of a sudden a noise is heard and down swoop the turkeys (mind you is is not a graceful flight).


All in all these birds have a rather interesting past as well. I certainly did not know until recently that they were Ben Franklin’s choice for the United States national bird.  I for one am very glad that the bald eagle won out and is our national bird seeing as they are certainly a more majestic bird!

Some other interesting facts are that it is only the male turkey that will display his ruffled feathers and fanlike tail. The mail bird also has a bright beard and their gobble has a distinctive sound that can be heard a mile away.  As for the female turkey they may lay 4 to 17 eggs. The mom will feed her chicks after they hatch—but only for a few days. The young turkeys have to learn pretty quickly to fend for themselves as part of  a mother/child flock can be well over a dozen.

So on your next visit to Falmouth be sure to be on the lookout for our famous flock of turkeys 🙂

Village of Scarecrows

November 11th, 2015 by Trish Robinson

The Village of Scarecrows was once again a wonderful Fall celebration in Falmouth Village. Over 20 different and creative scarecrows were set up to adorn the lightposts throughout the village. Children and adults of all ages have been strolling along Main Street over the past couple of weeks to enjoy, snap pictures of and vote for their favorite scarecrow. Voting ends on November 15th. If you would like to participate in the voting and see all of the scarecrows for 2015 all you need to do is to go to the Falmouth Village Association facebook page and enter your vote for favorite.

In addition to the scarecrows on Main Street a scaredy crow contest is underway. The contest involves searching in various merchant restaurants and shops for their scaredy crow and finding out it’s name to complete the scavenger hunt form. All completed forms will be handed into the Eight Cousins bookstore where a winner will be drawn. The winner wins a shopping spree for over 10 different retailers on Main Street.  Happy scaredy crow hunting to all 🙂

We put together a sampling of the many scarecrows for your viewing below. We hope you enjoy!

Village of Scarecrows Pickle Jar

Pickle Jar

Village of Scarecrows Cupcake Charlie

Cupcake Charlie

Village of Scarecrows Bank of Cape Cod

Bank of Cape Cod

Cape Chic Scarecrow

Cape Chic

 Country Fare Scarecrow

Country Fare

Quarterdeck Scarecrow

Quarterdeck scarecrow

Jazzfest Falmouth

September 29th, 2015 by Trish Robinson


Jazzfest Falmouth happens Friday, October 2nd and we could not be more excited to th4host The John Salerno Trio on our very own front porch! The evening for your ears begins at 5:15 at Museums on the Green. Come down town early and have a listen to the Bart Weisman Group as they play their ‘Keeping Jazz Alive on Cape Cod’ set. After this Jazzfest Falmouth kick-off concert, we suggest stopping for a bite to eat at one of Main Street’s many restaurants. If you choose to dine outside, you’ll be able to hear Jazzfest happening all around you; more than fifteen local businesses will be playing host to amazing musicians. Wherever your night takes you, just make sure you’re at The Captain’s Manor Inn by 7pm for a world renowned music sensation.

Fgallery1-13-lgJohn Salerno, originally from the Boston area, has traveled the globe perfecting his craft. From Italy and England to Turkey and Greece, John Salerno has studied all types of music and has taken bits and pieces from his travels and incorporated them into his one-of-a-kind sound. The front porch of the Captain’s Manor Inn will come alive with the IMG_9126-427x640sounds of swing, big bang, and maybe even some show tunes! Bring your suggestions, and your auditory appetite for smooth Jazz. Enjoy seasonal refreshments under the stars!

The John Salerno Trio will play until 8:15, but that’s hardly when Jazzfest Falmouth ends. Enjoy live music until 11pm in Falmouth Friday night. We couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to welcome the fall than with great music for the whole community to enjoy. Hope to see you Friday night!