Happy Holidays to all. Enjoy the beautiful Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Cape Cod as they are all dressed up for the holidays. This reminds me the wonderful lighting displays of Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts. The spirit of the holidays is present both inside the museum and on the grounds.
Archive for the ‘The Area’ Category
December 19th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
November 19th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
We are so fortunate to call Falmouth, Cape Cod home. Together with our fellow innkeepers in the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association we recently took the opportunity to showcase Falmouth and some of our associations beautiful bed and breakfast rooms, breakfasts, views, and things to do in the Better Way to Stay campaign spearheaded by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.
The video shoot took place this past spring and the final product has now been created and lives on YouTube! We hope you enjoy this 56 second video trip to Falmouth (of course the shooting took place over a very full day…the magic of editing).
November 15th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
We are so happy to share that the long awaited marvelous new french bakery opened on Main Street in Falmouth!! Phone number 774-255-1855.
Boris Villatte, the 33 year old co-owner of PB Boulangerie & Bistro in Wellfleet had been looking to expand and we are so very fortunate that he chose our beautiful Falmouth Village.
The bakery will feature the same breads, croissants, cakes and quiches that they are known for in Wellfleet. To read more check out the article in IO Cape Cod (The insider’s guide to going out in Cape Cod) by clicking here.
October 26th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
We are happy to be hosting a number of runners this weekend for both the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. This year marks the 35th annual occurance of the marathon where Falmouth welcomes runners from around the country and around the world. Today is a picture perfect day and it seems to be the calm before the storm of Sandy which is expected to arrive here on the Cape on Monday.
Best wishes to all the runners !
July 19th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
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.
- Sydenstryker Glass Plate
July 7th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
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
June 18th, 2012 by Trish Robinson
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
April 23rd, 2012 by Trish Robinson
What a great morning for a walk. Decided to go to Woods Hole which is a 3.5 mile walk from the Inn. Although it was a bit overcast it did not seem to bother the ospreys and other critters out an about. One of the great things about a walk down to Woods Hole is that once you get there you can turn around and walk on back (after a treat at Pie in the Sky) or you can decide 3.5 miles was enough and hop on the Steamship Authority shuttle bus and hop a ride back to the parking lot just a short half mile stroll from the Inn. Guess what we did