Category Archives: New Room Construction

New Suite Construction in Cape Cod

December 29, 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.

NEW PICTURES:

The Forbes room which was named after Henrietta Forbes (for whom the Inn was originally built by her fiancรฉ 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.ย ย  He raised his family here and his son H. V. Lawrence left a significant legacy to the Inn.ย ย ย ย  H. V. became a well known horticulturist and the first florist on Cape Cod.ย  The grounds of the Inn bear witness to his talents with many unique trees that survive to this day.ย  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.ย  As a boy, Milford Lawrence โ€“ 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.

Carriage House Construction

November 11, 2013 by insideout

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.ย  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.ย ย  By the end of the week the excavation for the new foundation was complete.ย  During the excavation a 1914 Massachusetts license plate was unearthed…..How fun!1914 Mass license plate

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 picturesย  below:

The Captain's Manor Garage before Demolition

Captain’s Manor Garage before demolition

Demolishing the Captain's Manor Garage so we can build a new Carriage House innkeepers quarters

Garage Demo in process

Ready to start the Carriage House construction now that the Garage has been demolished

Ready to start the Carriage House construction

Excavation of Captain's Manor Inn Carriage House foundation is complete

Ready for the foundation work!

Better Way to Stay | Cape Cod

June 15, 2012 by insideout

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.ย  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.ย  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.ย  Some still photos from the video shoot are included here for you.ย  Special thanks to Jen Chagnon of The Pink Polka Dot and her husband Jared for being great sports as models for the video!!

Enjoying the Bistro

Enjoying the Bistro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplace scene

Fireplace scene

New Guestrooms | Cape Cod

June 13, 2012 by insideout

We are very happy to share with you the initial photos of our 3 new guestrooms!ย  Professional photographer Christian Giannelli just visited with us to take these pictures so we can update our website.ย  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.ย  In the meantime Christian was good enough to provide a few shots to whet our appetite.ย  The rooms are available for reservations now.

We hope you enjoy!

Robinson guestroom

Robinson guestroom

 

Hatch guestroom

Hatch guestroom

Katherine Lee Bates guestroom

Katherine Lee Bates guestroom

Custom Staircase |Cape Cod

May 25, 2012 by insideout

The new custom staircase is complete at The Captain’s Manor Inn!!ย  Mike Corsi did a fantastic job and took great pride in designing this centerpiece for the entrance at the Inn.ย  We look forward to showing off his work to all our guests who visit Cape Cod this summer.ย  We hope you enjoy the slideshow of the progress from stair treads to finished product.

New Bistro

May 16, 2012 by insideout

One of the newest additions to The Captain’s Manor Inn that we are most excited about is the Bistro area.ย  Kevin has been diligently working to install the new cabinets and granite top as you will see from the attached pictures.ย  This coming Friday the new bistro furniture from Pier 1 is being delivered.ย  We will plan to try it out this weekend with family before our grand re-opening for Memorial Day weekend.

Robin Pierson | Window Art Update

April 18, 2012 by insideout

We are excited to share progress on the window art being worked on by Robin Pierson for the Canopy room.ย  As you will see by the pictures below, Robin has taken the original window and placed the antique style map of Cape Cod within the main panes.ย  More pictures of progress should follow in the next couple of weeks.

 

 

 

Stairway, Trim and Hardwood Flooring Update

April 11, 2012 by insideout

The construction adventure continues!ย  The projects of today are trim around the windows, doors etc. and stairway tread installation as well as hardwood flooring.

Wood Trim

Stair Treads

Main Stairway

Lower Level Stairway

Hardwood Floor on lower level

Cape Cod Patio | Falmouth Ma

April 4, 2012 by insideout

The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days here at The Captain’s Manor Inn which is helping us to get some important outdoor work completed on the new construction.ย  The finishing touches are being done on the new main entrance stairs to the veranda and Kevin has been very busy creating the new brick patio at the base of the stair entrance.ย  Needless to say his back and knees are a bit sore!

Hope you enjoy these pictures of the progess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Lee Bates Room Construction

March 30, 2012 by insideout

Hard to believe that less than 60 days are left until we reopen the Inn.ย  The tiling of all the new bathrooms is well underway and the crown molding and wood trim is in process.ย  The Bates room is a fun room to capture as it progresses. We posted a short video below that we hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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