A good friend and recent guest at The Captain’s Manor Inn took a drive over to the Sydenstricker Glass Gallery in Brewster, Cape Cod to add to her collection. Lucky us she brought us a beautiful piece from the gallery that is pictured below. The colors and shape of the glass dish is exquisite.
For some history, in the mid 1960′s Bill Sydenstricker developed a new craft that was inspired by research he conducted while at MIT on early Egyptian art. This new glass design process involves taking two sheets of glass cut to fit a mold made of high fire terra cotta clay and the first sheet is decorated by sifting powdered colored glass through a stencil. The stencil is then removed and the second sheet of glass is placed over the decorated first piece. Then both are placed on a mold and put into a 1500 degree kiln for hours where the two pieces of glass fuse and lock in the colored design.
We are pleased to share that we have a new offering thanks to the newly established organization Electric Ride in Falmouth. We all know that a long bike ride for some is quite enjoyable where for others who love to go and enjoy the scenery and exercise they tire after several miles. Now there is a solution for that. Rent an electrically assisted bicycle and enjoy the ride! What better way to fully conquer our beautiful Shining Sea Bikeway and go the entire 10.7 miles.
For a special night out try the Woods Hole History Cruise on the OceanQuest. The cruises depart on Tues and Wed at 5 pm and on Friday at 6:30 pm. You will see such sights as the Crane Estate and Nobska Lighthouse as well as learn about the whaling industry, Pirates and more. This trip was awarded the Best of Boston 2011 by Boston Magazine. Reservations are recommended 1-508-385-7656. www.oceanquest.org
An excellent couple of events are planned to benefit Highfield Hall and celebrate wonderful architecture on Cape Cod. Starting with an Architect’s Preview Salon on Thursday, July 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm you will enjoy a cocktail reception with the architects and explore their design approaches to architecture on Cape Cod. The tickets for this event are $25. On Friday,July 20 from 10 am until 4 pm there will be a rain or shine event where ten unique architecture-designed homes will be featured on a house tour in Falmouth. You are also invited to enjoy beautiful gardens at these homes. For your tax deductible $75 ticket you will receive a brochure describing each property and a map so that you may complete the 10 home tour on your schedule between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Reservations for both events can be made by contacting Highfield Hall at 508-495-1878, ext 303 or on-line at www.highfieldhall.org.
Featured architects for the events are Kit Wise, (Wise Surma Jones Architects) , Jill Neubauer (Jill Neubauer Architects), Denise Bonoli (Denise Bonoli, Architect), John Dvorsack (John Dvorsack, Architect), Mark Hutker (Hutker Architects), Greg Jones (Wise Surma Jones Architects),. Landscapes at several of the homes include work by Mary LeBlanc (Mary LeBlanc Landscape Design) and Stephen Stimson (Stephen Stimson Associates).
Photo of Dvorsach designed home is credited to John Moore
We had a lot of fun yesterday working with Luke the videographer and Marti Mayne of Maynely Marketing as they came to Falmouth to create a video for the Falmouth bed and breakfast association. Our video will include footage from several of Falmouth’s bed and breakfasts and will be part of a national campaign called a Better Way to Stay. The campaign is part of an effort by The Professional Association of Innkeepers to educate consumers on the wonderful bed and breakfast options available to travelers. Some still photos from the video shoot are included here for you. Special thanks to Jen Chagnon of The Pink Polka Dot and her husband Jared for being great sports as models for the video!!
We are very happy to share with you the initial photos of our 3 new guestrooms! Professional photographer Christian Giannelli just visited with us to take these pictures so we can update our website. In approximately 2 weeks we will have photo galleries for the new guestrooms as well as pictures of the new bistro and the back of the Inn where the addition was done. In the meantime Christian was good enough to provide a few shots to whet our appetite. The rooms are available for reservations now.
The new custom staircase is complete at The Captain’s Manor Inn!! Mike Corsi did a fantastic job and took great pride in designing this centerpiece for the entrance at the Inn. We look forward to showing off his work to all our guests who visit Cape Cod this summer. We hope you enjoy the slideshow of the progress from stair treads to finished product.
One of the newest additions to The Captain’s Manor Inn that we are most excited about is the Bistro area. Kevin has been diligently working to install the new cabinets and granite top as you will see from the attached pictures. This coming Friday the new bistro furniture from Pier 1 is being delivered. We will plan to try it out this weekend with family before our grand re-opening for Memorial Day weekend.
We love creative minds and thought you would enjoy this video which is part of a wonderful campaign know as the Better Way To Stay featuring Inns and Bed and Breakfasts. The Inns of Falmouth Cape Cod will be part of a video later this summer.
Please enjoy and more to be shared in the future .
One of the most popular Day Trips for our guests is a visit to Martha’s Vineyard during their stay with us. They love that the island is located only seven miles off the Massachusetts coastline and it is only a 45-minute ferry ride from Woods Hole, Falmouth. We invite you to scroll down for a brief video, as well as some pictures of the Vineyard and a sample itinerary.
There are many ways to get around and explore the island. For example you can use the Martha’s Vineyard transit authority bus system where for $7,
Aquinnah is a stop on the tour
a day pass will take you on varying routes, and you can hop on and off as you please. You could also opt to rent mopeds, bicycles or a car to explore the island. In addition to self touring the island there is a popular 2 and 1/2 hour bus tour of the island that many guests take once they get off the ferry and then they use the rest of their day to explore the island on their own.
A sample itinerary for a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard is provided below:
8:00 AM Breakfast at The Captain’s Manor Inn
8:50 AM A short walk from The Captain’s Manor Inn to the Steamship Authority Ferry Shuttle Bus
9:30 AM The Ferry departs from Woods Hole
10:15 AM The Ferry arrives in Oak Bluffs Martha’s Vineyard
10:30 AM Depart on the Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing Tour
1:00 PM Arrive back in Oak Bluffs following the tour
1:15 PM Enjoy lunch at Nancy’s overlooking Oak Bluffs Harbor
2:30 PM Walk about Oak Bluff and explore the Gingerbread Houses by the Tabernacle and visit the beach
4:00 PM Board Bus #13 to head to Edgartown4:15 PM Explore Edgartown’s shops and beautiful historic homes
Nancy’s Restaurant in Oak’s Bluff
Edgartown Main Street
6:00 PM Enjoy Atlantic on the Edgartown harbor for drinks and dinner