March 14th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Another great day trip while staying at the Captain’s Manor Inn is the seaside venue of Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is best known for its extraordinary mansions which visitors can tour thanks to the work of the Preservation Society of Newport County. The Preservation Society includes 10 historic properties, as well as the Newport mansions store and the Green Animals Topiary Garden.
Rosecliff in Newport RI
Our suggestion for your Newport daytrip is to enjoy your full breakfast at the Inn before you head off on your hour plus drive to Newport. Upon arriving in Newport purchase your Museum admission ticket and prepare to be awed by magnificent architecture and historic furnishings. Based on personal experience and great guest feedback we suggest your best properties to view would be the Breakers, the Marble House, and the Elms. A wonderful feature for these properties are the audio tours so you can enjoy the mansions at your own pace with narration available in English, French, German and Spanish. After viewing three of the properties most guests feel it’s time to explore other Newport offerings.
Some suggestions include the themes glassblowing studio and gallery featuring handblown glass and the opportunity to make your own ornament or paperweight if you call ahead and schedule.
Thames Glass Blowing
Click here to read a fantastic blog with great pictures on glass blowing at the Thames.
If you like art, perhaps a tour of the Newport Art Museum is on your to do list. If history is an interest you might visit the Touro synagogue completed in 1763 and the oldest synagogue in America. When it’s time for lunch or dinner Newport’s harbor area is the place to go where there are countless options for dining on the pier. Another activity after a break to eat is the 90 minute 1-mile walking tour of historic Newport www.toursforcurious people.com.
After your full day of visiting historic Newport head on back to the Captain’s Manor Inn and enjoy a nice glass of wine on the veranda or in your room as you unwind.
The Captain’s Manor Inn
February 26th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Birding in Falmouth goes on year round. This picture was in our Falmouth Enterprise paper this week after being snapped in the backyard of a North Falmouth home. Read more below on what one of our guest’s captured during her Falmouth birding.
The downy woodpecker is the smallest of woodpeckers found in North America. All year long it is a common sight in Falmouth where it can be heard and seen drilling into dead limbs as well as utility poles and other man-made objects. You can identify this woodpecker as male due to its unique red patch on the back of its crown.
One of our birding guests this past season was kind enough to document the numerous birds she heard and or saw while staying at the Inn:
Mourning Dove, Red-bellied woodpecker, Downy woodpecker, Northern flicker, Blue jay, American crow, American kestrel, Black capped chickadee,
Tufted titmouse, American robin, Gray catbird, American goldfinch, White breasted nuthatch and Red breasted nuthatch.
Thank you Elaine!
To read about the wonderful birding in Falmouth please go to www.falmouthbirds.com.
February 22nd, 2013 by Trish Robinson
We are very happy to be hosting the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association first annual job fair this coming Saturday, March 2nd from 1pm until 4pm.
Innkeepers representing 6 of our Inns will be on hand to meet and accept applications for a variety of positions. The Inns that are hiring are located in the Main Street area of town as well as on Grand Avenue and in Woods Hole.
Join us to learn about the Inn positions available at the various properties:
Hospitality Job Fair
Web & Social Media
February 19th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
A new restaurant just down the street from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Village has opened for lunch and breakfast service Wednesday through Monday. Kevin and I ventured down to take some pictures and try the food.
One word Delicious!
The menu has plenty of options including healthy options for those trying to behave. There are also fabulous baked goodies courtesy of one of the owners who also has her own baking company known locally as Butter Queen.
Kevin is a definite pickle fan so he could not resist taking home some homemade pickle goodies.
Two couples from East Falmouth have started this venture together and we wish them the very best.
February 14th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Here in Cape Cod we just finished cleanup from Nemo and we had another 2-6 inches last night depending on where you were on the Cape. When is Spring arriving ???
We were very pleased to have the K.L. Bates room
Katherine Lee Bates Room
highlighted in an article
by Bed & Breakfast expert Marti Mayne.
Her article is titled “Best Inn Rooms for Romance on Valentine’s Day and Beyond.”
To read the article and see the various Inns cited please CLICK HERE.
February 11th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
February 7th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Shining Sea Bikeway
We are very excited to promote what we hope to be our first annual June Shining Sea Bike Tour.
We have partnered with Rob Miceli of Cotuit Cycling Tours and our good friend Beth Colt of Woods Hole Inn/Quicks Hole Restaurant to create a unique and special event that offers you both a Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard experience from the unique vantage point of leisurely biking.
The weekend is packed with fun from the wine and cheese welcome reception to 2 bike tours and a lobster taco dinner at Quicks Hole Restaurant.
For a more complete overview of the June 14-16 weekend please click on the link below and scroll through the pdf flyer:
Shining Sea Bike Tour Details
February 5th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with spring. Even if you can’t be in Falmouth for May 5, 2013 you can still celebrate Mexican culture and food during May with our Cinco de Mayo package. Along with your simply elegant guestroom and breakfast, your Cinco de Mayo package stay at the Captain’s Manor Inn includes a welcome gift basket with such items as salsa, chips, margarita glasses, margarita mix and tequila and a $50 gift certificate for lunch or dinner at Anejo restaurant.
This is a favorite restaurant of many of our guests. See reviews such as the one below at Tripadvisor:
“I had never had lobster enchiladas before, but these were delicious and so different! The food was great, service was responsive and the atmosphere lively! I would definitely recommend dining here.”
Check availability for your May getaway by clicking on this symbol :
After selecting your room you can add the
“Cinco de Mayo Package” to your guestroom at check out.
January 18th, 2013 by Trish Robinson
There’s something so appealing about visiting a lighthouse. It may be the magnificent scenery, or the history it represents, or simply the romance of the sea.
From the upper Cape just over the bridge, to the tip of the Cape in Provincetown there are countless lighthouses to be explored. Right in Falmouth, Cape Cod we have our very own Knobska’s lighthouse which is one of the most photographed lighthouses in New England. It has often been the site for a romantic proposal at sunset.
Scroll below the map and read about a suggested scenic lighthouse day trip.
A Day trip of lighthouse sightseeing could go like this:
After breakfast at the Captain’s Manor Inn drive down Mill Road to Surf Drive and take a right driving along the beautifully scenic Vineyard Sound until you reach Knobska Lighthouse. Feel free to park and explore. Free guided tours are available on certain dates during the year.
The Chatham Lighthouse at Sunset
After leaving Knobska Lighthouse we suggest you head down Rt 28 towards Chatham at the “elbow” of Cape Cod. Once in Chatham head down Main Street to the Lighthouse. This is an active lighthouse managed by the U.S. Coast Guard and was originally built in 1877.
Your next suggested lighthouse stop is in the town Eastham which is part of the National Seashore. Some fascinating history comes with Nauset Lighthouse. The lighthouse was originally built in 1887 and was in Chatham. It was moved from Chatham to Eastham in 1923 to replace what was known as the Three Sisters Lighthouses. Since that time the Three Sisters Lighthouses have been restored. A little trivia is that the Nauset lighthouse is the logo for the Cape Cod Chips company.
Race Point Lighthouse
After your visit to the Nauset seashore we suggest you head towards Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod. There are three lighthouses in Provincetown. At this outermost tip you will find the Wood End and Longpoint Lighthouses which were built in 1872 and 1875 respectively. Race Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built at the end of the Cape in 1816. Of the three lighthouses only Race Point is opened to the public during the summer season.
Now it is time to head back to relax at the Inn and if you feel so inclined you may stop at one more lighthouse which is located in Truro. What makes this lighthouse really special is that it was the first lighthouse built in Cape Cod and it was ordered so by George Washington in 1797.
When you arrive back at The Captain’s Manor Inn it should be just in time to enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda before taking a stroll into Falmouth Village to enjoy dinner at one of our many wonderful restaurants.