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Beach Like a Local

July 19, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Beach like a local when you’re on Cape Cod!

Falmouth is home to over 60 miles of coast. That’s a lot of beach! In the summer, most of these miles are filled with sun seekers looking for a classic Cape Cod experience. Well we’re going to let you in on something. There are actually two classic Cape Cod experiences. One, of course, is to pack up the car, head out early, find sticker parking and wade through the crowds in the sand. And there is nothing wrong with this option… however… sometimes (namely in high tourist season) many Cape Codders prefer the eliteness of the elusive “Secret Cape Cod Beach.”

There are many secret beaches on Cape Cod. In fact, there are many secret beaches right here in Falmouth! So we don’t lose our good standing in the local community we will only divulge a few. BUT, if you come and stay with us… we just may be willing to share a few more. So long as you promise not to tell 🙂

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Photo Credit: buzzards bay.org

Great Sippewissett Marsh Beach

Don’t let the name fool you. Yes this beach abuts a march (which is absolutely gorgeous). When your back is to the marsh, it looks like a Grecian island. This beach has the best of everything. You can set up camp in front of the rolling waves. Or you can elect to treck around the protected peninsula and cross the stream where the marsh meets the canal. The unique landscape creates your very own lazy river that empties into the sea, It’s truly a sight to behold. You could spend all day bopping from biome to biome all within one spot. Bring your floats, and let the ocean river carry you to relaxation, You may be wondering how to get there… it’s tricky but that is by design, First step – ditch the vehicle and grab your bike! After all, is there anything more Cape Cod than biking to a beach? Take the Shining Sea Bike Path to Chapoquoit Road in Falmouth. Now take one quick left hand turn and you’ll find yourself on a dirt path to paradise. Simply ride your bike down the path until it opens up onto the marsh. Kick stands down, now head in on foot. Take your time and pick your spot… there’s nothing but beach! Great for: Swimming, floating on a raft, all day picnicking, beach games, cooler friendly.

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The Secret Chappy Beach

Locals and tourists alike love Chappy Beach. BUT, if you truly want to beach like a local, you need to know about the secret Chappy Beach. This one you can drive to if you please, but Shining Sea Bike Path will get you there no problem. Regardless of how you get there, just get there. And when you’re finally facing the wide open ocean and the throngs of people… turn around. Cross the parking lot. Cross the road. You’ll see a small opening in the dunes and the grass. What’s that? It’s a path. Scoot down the path and you’ll be met with your own private beach! This locale is perfect for fishing, lounging, reading, or soaking in the rays. It’s super quiet and a perfect place to take a bottle of wine as the sun comes down and watch the horseshoe crabs and plovers dart about their land. Great for: fishing, lounging reading, evening stroll.

 

 

Waquoit Bay Secret Beach

This is another marsh meets beach gem stone. Except, you can drive here. Just outside waquoitof Falmouth, technically within the confines of Mashpee, you’ll find Waquoit Bay National Estuary which is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing for bird watching, sun bathing, swimming, hiking, watching the sunset and plenty more! After cruising down Will’s Work Rd, the path will turn to a dirt road, so it helps if you have an able vehicle. Drive down until you can’t drive any further and throw it in park. Hop out and melt away into the sounds of the sea shore. You’ll see more birds here than at any other beach on this part of the Cape. It’s amazing! Great for: bird watching, swimming, hiking, watching the sun set, evening stroll, sunrise hike.

BONUS Points Beach:

If you’re looking to go for a beautiful evening walk and perhaps would just like to dip your toes in the water, the Shining Sea Bike Path will have just what you need. If you take it up to mile 7.5, and take a left onto Chase Rd. you’ll see an absolutely iconic view of our little part of the world. You can absolutely hit all of these spots in a day – all but Waquoit are accessible via the bike path. So when you stay with us, we invite you to be a local on your vacation. And here’s how to beach like one!IMG_0201

 

Drone Adventure on Cape Cod

July 10, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Get away to Cape Cod and have your own drone adventure on Cape Cod with Sky Flik. Working with Sky Flik we created a video of The Captain’s Manor Inn and favorite Falmouth Cape Cod landmarks. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Now we have a number of great stills photos and a video for potential guests to get a realistic view of our Inn and the Falmouth area. During your next visit to Cape Cod why not add our drone adventure package to your stay? Scroll down our blog to see still pictures from our drone adventure and read about some of Falmouth’s favorite landmarks.  In our slightly less than 3 minute drone video you will see aerial views of our grounds, Falmouth Village, Nobska Lighthouse, the Shining Sea Bikeway and The Knob.

Drone Footage of Captain’s Manor Inn

cmiWe had a gorgeous spring day for our drone adventure in Cape Cod as we took the footage for the grounds of the Inn and the surrounding area. Our desire was to show the expanse of the grounds because often guests are surprised at the depth of the gardens.  Jason piloted the drone as if you were driving down the driveway to the back gardens and gazebo to provide a true feel of the space. One of our favorite clips is where the drone is returning from Falmouth Village and you get a great view of Siders Pond and you can see how close we are to the ocean.

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For bikers, joggers, and walkers the Shining Sea Bikeway is a treasure. You just take a left out of our driveway and then a few houses down take another left to get to the bikeway. We love to walk south on the bikeway to Woods Hole. A nice stop along the way is the Salt Pond bird sanctuary just to your left on the bikeway. Stroll the winding paths around Salt Pond then then hop back on the bikeway headed to Woods Hole.

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This 11 mile flat bikeway is great in terms of its varied scenery. Heading south you will pass several ponds and you will hug the ocean facing Martha’s Vineyard. Your reward at the end could be a baked goodie at Pie in the Sky or a lobster taco at Quicks Hole Taqueria in Woods Hole. When you head north on the bikeway you will traverse beautiful marshes and cranberry bogs.

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The Knob w noteThe knob is a tranquil area that has been preserved for Falmouth natives and visitors alike and where you can view incredible sunsets. It was a gift to the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuaries by Cornelia L. Carey in the early 1970s. For many Falmouth natives and visitors alike The Knob remains a bit of a hidden gem. At one time The Knob was part of a 16-acre property purchased by Carey’s family in 1877. You can still see some of the former resort buildings that made up the Quissett Harbor House, was a popular resort for nearly a century which closed in 1975.

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Sunset at The Knob

From our Inn you take a right out of the driveway, then a left onto Woods Hole Road and at your first light take a right onto Quisset Harbor road. At the end of the road you are across from Quisset harbor where you will find about 20 parking spaces. Park your car and you will see the entrance path to The Knob. Walk along the harbor, next to Little Sandy, the first of the three beaches along The Knob.

Your scenic walk on the trail is just under one mile from the start to The Knob overlook. At the end of your walk you will be treated to fabulous views of Buzzards Bay atop The Knob. Based on the weather and how clear the sky is you may also see the Elizabeth Islands to the south.

For the nature lover and romantic we highly recommend a visit to the Knob to view the sunset.

 Nobska Lighthouse

Cape Cod Vacation Planning Guide with a cover on the Nobska Lighthouse

Sunset reflection Nobska Lighthouse

Nobka lighthouse on sunny day as featured in top ten cultural hotels in cape cod blogNobska Lighthouse was established in 1828 to protect sailors in Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay.

Just a few miles from our Inn, Nobska lighthouse stands on a bluff overlooking Vineyard Sound. From the bluff you can view Martha’s Vineyard, the Elizabeth Islands, and Woods Hole Passage. From 1828 until 1939 the Nobska Point Lighthouse was operated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service. In 1939 the U.S. Lighthouse service merged with the U.S. Coast Guard. The US Coast Guard’s Commanding Officer was in residence at the lightkeepers cottage on property until 2013.

In 2014, based on the need for significant repair, the Coast Guard started looking for bidders to assume responsibility for the lighthouse, tower, and land surrounding the structures. There were contingencies to include that the property would continue to belong to the federal government and therefore must be open to the public for free. Through a lot of work and cooperation the Town of Falmouth was the successful bidder. The Town gave responsibility for restoration, maintenance and operation as a museum to the Friends of Nobska Light. The Friends plan to complete restoration work and open the museum and tower not later than 2020.

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Beer Bed and Breakfast Cape Cod

June 17, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Beer Bed and Breakfast Cape Cod celebrates its 3rd year over the November 4-6, 2016 weekend. We are happy to be a part of this November tradition.

Welcome Reception

Your Captain’s Manor Inn Beer Bed and Breakfast weekend starts with light hors d’oeuvres and beer in our Bistro on Friday

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Yummy hors d’oeuvres

night from 5-6:30pm. Then take a stroll into town and enjoy dinner at any of our fabulous foodie restaurants. Whether you are in the mood for seafood, italian, mexican, thai, or fine or casual dining you will  find it in Falmouth Village.  Visit our restaurant page to read about some of our guests favorite restaurants.

Saturday morning you will be treated to a multi-course breakfast. After breakfast you may choose to explore Falmouth Village or bike the Shining Sea Bikeway. If you are feeling more adventurous you might hike one of our many scenic trails. When you arrive back at the Inn we will have fresh baked goodies and refreshing drinks for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Beer Tasting Menu

Saturday evening you will  enjoy the highlight of the weekend at Quicks Hole Tavern an award winning restaurant in Woods Hole While dining, can enjoy beautiful views of the sunset and the Martha’s Vineyard ferry while savoring your special Beer tasting dinner. The menu for your evening will include four local craft beers, lobster taco bites, a mini kale salad with corn, black beans and a cilantro cumin dressing, plus slow roasted chicken tacos on a locally made corn tortilla with shredded cabbage, freshly grated sharp cheese, pico de gallo and queso fresco. To top off your beer and light tasting menu you will be treated to a desert specialty of Quick’s Hole Tavern namely their famous “bag of donuts”.

Your Weekend Souvenir

Blue custom tankard from Captains Manor Inn

Custom Captain’s Manor Inn Tankard

Sunday morning you’ll enjoy another multi-course breakfast. As a souvenir of your Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast weekend getaway you will take home a custom Captain’s Manor Inn beer tankard.

The beauty of Falmouth is that it is truly a year round community. Other parts of the Cape have stores and restaurants that close after Columbus day. Our shops and restaurants in Falmouth Village and Woods Hole are open for business. In fact October and early November are becoming increasingly popular as times to get away and enjoy Cape Cod. During late fall, the crowds have thinned out and there is still plenty to do from hiking all the great trails in the area to starting your Holiday shopping at the unique shops in town and of course enjoying top restaurants without the wait you would have in the summer.

All inclusive pricing includes your guestroom, breakfasts, Friday reception, Saturday dinner and Tankard souvenirs. A Queen guestroom is $449 plus tax and a King guestroom is $489 plus tax. We do have 3 premium King guestrooms with fireplaces ($529 plus tax) and a 2 story suite ($569 plus tax) if you would like to upgrade.

Check availability and book online click the button below. Then select your room and add on the Beer, B&B weekend package.

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New Bbq On Cape Cod

June 2, 2016 by Trish Robinson

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Sug’s bbq YUM!

There’s a new bbq on cape cod, located in the waterfront village of Woods Hole, Falmouth. One of the new trends in the culinary  world is the movement of pop up restaurants. Sugs bbq “popped up” when co-founders Nat and Kristan Chalkley brainstormed with Pie in The Sky owner and friend Erik Gura about bringing Nat’s passion for smoking bbq to life. As this exciting new venture for Nat takes off he is serving fresh smoked meats and sides right out of his smoker in the Pie in The Sky courtyard on Saturday and Sunday from 1-8 pm all summer long.

The two shining stars of Sug’s menu are his brisket and pork ribs, both smoked over night. Each week Nat will include an additional special such as smoked chicken leg quarters or pulled pork. The featured sides are also not to be forgotten including potato salad, corn bread, and coleslaw. To add even more to this culinary experience, there will be live music from 4-6pm and feel free to byob while dining in the courtyard. Feeling like a little surf to add to your turf? Pie in The sky also has a pop up oyster bar on the other side courtyard.

Sugs co-founder, Kristan Chalkley has been a Pie in The Sky bakery fixture for 10 years, even before Erik purchased the bakery.  Nat and Erik having been friends for years fueled the ties between Sugs and Pie in The Sky. Nat is a successful fisherman and finally this year decided to put a different passion on the forefront. With the help of his wife Kristan, friends, and family this summer was his time. Follow their summer adventure on Sugs instagram page @sugs_bbq.

Photos Credit: Steve Atkinson

3 New Restaurants in Falmouth Upper Cape

May 13, 2016 by Trish Robinson

3 new restaurants in Falmouth include the Water Street Kitchen and Public House

Water Street Kitchen

3 new restaurants in Falmouth include CSalt at TGC in East Falmouth

CSalt at The Grille at TGC

As we approach Memorial Day,  Cape Cod’s unofficial beginning of the summer season, 3 new restaurants in Falmouth have opened and we are looking forward to another fun filled season.

Swordfish Chop at CSalt

First we share that the ever popular CSalt has opened a second location at The Grille Room at The Golf Club in East Falmouth.CSalt has long been a favorite restaurant of our guests particularly their calamari and mussel dishes seem to be fan favorites. We were fortunate to attend the premier opening night for the new CSalt and Kevin enjoyed the sea scallops for his main entree after his calamari appetizer and I enjoyed the swordfish which was cooked perfectly. A couple of things to know about the new CSalt location – they offer both indoor and outdoor dining weather permitting and the size of this 2nd restaurant location it is a bit larger. The menu has some differences from the original CSalt such as the addition of  “Jill’s pasta. The CSalt at The Grille Room also does automatically place a 20% gratuity on your bill because the facility is part of The Golf Club country club. Our culinary kitchen assistant, Lauren, just this past week went to CSalt at The Grille Room for lunch and raved about the great sandwiches and service.

In the village of Woods Hole in Falmouth two new waterfront restaurants will look forward to welcoming you this summe. The restaurant previously known as Fishmonger will be reopening as Water Street Kitchen and Public House,  and the former waterfront restaurant known as Phusion has just reopened as 41-70. Enjoy some articles that have been written recently about 41-70. First is an article is by a writer from bostonchefs.com in anticipation of the opening and their excitement that 41-70 will feature two accomplished Brookline chefs. The next article is one written by a local writer for the cape cod times and is after the opening this spring of 2016.

Other restaurant news is that many of us in town have missed the delicious food from thai restaurant Bangkok Cuisines which due to a fire in the neighboring building was destroyed a couple of years ago………well they are returning to town and will be opening on Main Street in Falmouth Village later this summer.

 

6 Key Bloody Mary Bar Ingredients

May 3, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Sharing our 6 Key Bloody Mary Bar Ingredients is our pleasure as we prepare for our new Virgin Mary Breakfast bar debut at The Bloody Mary Bar Captain’s Manor Inn on Mother’s Day Weekend 2016 right here in Cape Cod.

The Robinson family has long been a fan of a good Virgin or Bloody Mary and we are often known to enjoy one in the comfort of our living room while watching a football game and enjoying potato chips and homemade onion dip or if we are being a little healthier the snack might be tortilla chips and salsa or even raw vegetables and ranch dip.

We are always in search of a really good mix and of course the right condiments.

In our travels we have experienced a host of different condiments and mix blends. In fact, I think Kevin may have a little Canadian heritage because he is known to like to add Clamato juice along with tomato juice when making his drink and in Canada that is a fan favorite known as a Caesar rather than a Bloody Mary.

With a special blend of ingredients and our list of key ingredients we are happy to begin offering a Virgin Mary bar for our guests during Saturday and Sunday breakfast. It goes without saying that you need to start with a good tomato juice for your base and we use Sacramento tomato juice.

Here is our list of 6 key Bloody Mary or Virgin Mary bar ingredients:

1). Salt or Old Bay Seasoning – You need to start by preparing the rim of your glass by first putting some lime juice or lemon juice on the rim then dip the glass rim in either some nice kosher salt or Old Bay Seasoning.

2). Citrus – You have already used a little lemon or lime juice on the rim of your glass and now a couple wedges of lemon or lime will add a little zing to your drink.

3). Veggies – A nice crisp celery stalk for both stirring and munching is a key ingredient.

4). Garnish – Some large queen olives stuffed with pimentos and some petite pearl onions add a nice pop your drink after they have been soaking in the mix for a bit.

5). “Magic Mud” – Recently we found a mix that was created by some expert bartenders who refined it over the years. This mix includes 14 all natural spices and ingredients and while it may not look appetizing (the word mud is in its name) it is absolutely fabulous.Muddy Mary Mix as part of 6 key ingredients for Bloody Mary Bar

6). Condiment Finish – Many of you know I joke about Kevin being the condiment king and if you saw our refrigerator you would know it to be true. So for our Virgin Mary breakfast bar condiments we will offer Tobasco sauce Worcestershire sauce, A1 steak sauce and even BBQ sauce as a nod to our southern guests.

We look forward to your visit and should you want to take home a bit of “magic mud” known as Muddy Mary’s Bloody Mary Mud we have both small and large bottles available in our store.

 

Stress Relief is a Weekend Away!

April 3, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Stress relief is a weekend away when you book at The Captain’s Manor Inn! Perhaps it’s the long, cold winter that’s gotten you down? Maybe it’s the never-ending to-do list, or the long hours atwork; regardless of where your stress is coming from, we’ve got the solution to get rid of it! Are you coming in from the city? Then we suggest you bypass the stress of driving, and take the Peter Pan Bus line from Boston or Providence. Your relaxing weekend can begin with the opportunity to dive into that novel you’ve been meaning to read, or catch up with friends and family on social media, all while you’re in transit to beautiful Cape Cod. The best part about the Peter Pan Bus? Your destination is a short walk away from the inn! Of course if walking isn’t your idea of relaxation, you could take a taxi or an Uber, but you might enjoy stretching your legs and taking in the sights on your walk to relaxation!

Ghelfis chocolates for mothers day getawayOnce you arrive at the Inn, any remaining stress from the city will melt away the second you enter. In addition to complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon snack and round the clock access to beverages, you’ll receive a bottle of wine and gourmet chocolates from Ghelfi’s Candies of Cape Cod that you can enjoy in a number of relaxing locations at the Inn. Enjoy your wine on the porch, bistro, or dining room or perhaps you’d rather recline on a lounge chair on the acre plus of serene, private grounds.

When you choose the solo stress relief package, you’ll be able to choose between a reflexology or massage treatment. Both reflexology and massage are ancient relaxation and stress relief traditions that have withstood the test of time. An ancient Japanese belief is that the body and mind are interconnected and one cannot be completely relaxed if the other is not. Either of these two treatments will simultaneously relax your body, and your mind.

Spend your day doing whatever it is that relaxes you. Perhaps you’d like to stroll down to Eight 2Cousins, our locally owned and operated book shop and choose a new book? You can take your book to the park or beach and get lost in the pages. Didn’t bring a beach chair or a towel? No problem! Simply borrow one from the Inn!

If your idea of relaxing is fine dining, then you have certainly come to the right place. Steps away from the Inn are the best restaurants in Falmouth. Whether you’re feeling Mexican, Italian, or fusion, Main Street and Queens Buyway will have what you’re looking for. We love The Glass Onion for cocktails and dinner. Check out their menu here.

After an incredibly relaxing day followed by an incredibly relaxing evening, we invite you to prepare for the most restful sleep of your life. Atop your bed will be a Lavender Bear from Cape Cod lavenderelly bear and lavender eye mask for captain's manor innLavender Farm as well as a silky eye mask filled with lavender. Are you sensing a theme? Traced back to 2,500 years ago, lavender has long been used to fight stresses of the body and the mind. Lavender was even used to tame lions and tigers in ancient times! A recent study showed that breathing in the scent of lavender while sleeping increases the amount of time you spend in deep (slow wave) sleep. Of course sleeping on luxury linens helps too!

Stress is an easy thing to get and a difficult thing to lose, but a weekend at our peaceful inn will have you feeling good as new. Click here to book now!

 

Falmouth Village Blooming

March 13, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Falmouth Village Blooming is an experience you don’t want to miss! From April 30th-May 9th, Falmouth Village welcomes warmer weather with spring time activities galore! After a long, cold winter, the town of Falmouth is more than excited to shift gears and start preparing for all of the wonderful things that come with spring. Village businesses band together to congratulate everyone on making it through another winter with events, restaurant specials, and retail discounts.

An example of a Flower Power Special would be Cupcake Charlies offering a free cupcake with every 3 purchase and a Blooming Bargain example is 20% off jewelry at the Celebrations store during Falmouth Village Blooming.

Saturday, April 30th will kick off Falmouth Village Blooming and village shops will display their “May Baskets” on the sidewalk in front of their store. We’ve had some exceptionally creative displays in the past. Here are a few that stood out to us:

Like this one from Bear in Boots Gastropub, a restaurant specializing in homemade comfort food from around the world. Their basket contained delicious herbs and wine corks, two of the things that make a night at Bear and Boots deliciously memorable:bb

 

Here’s the submission from Pink Polka Dot, winner of most original basket. It’s no surprise that Jen incorporated beautiful paper flowers as this shop offers a large selection of artisan greeting cards, distinctive paper goods and unique gifts.

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There was no way we were missing out on the fun! Our basket included two harbingers of spring perched atop greenery and fresh flowers. We loved watching passerby stop to take a photo with our display.

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The most fun part about the May baskets? You get to decide the winner! Vote by liking, sharing, or commenting on the photo of the basket that you think is the best, and on May 8th, all of the votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced May 9th. Strolling around the village looking at all of the beautiful baskets is one of our favorite parts of the spring here in Falmouth!

Highfield Hall and Gardens celebrates its welcome back weekend with an open house full of amazing events. Take a tour of the Ice House, built next to the kitchen garden where the Beebe family used to store their food, and serve chilled drinks and ice cream. What an appropriate tour to take to hhwelcome the warm weather! Tour the outdoor estate and learn about the property as well as the history – the team and Highfield will transport you back in time with their recount of what life was like during the 1870’s when the property was commissioned to be built. Robert Wyatt will play his favorite songs of spring after the artists reception which will feature ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Heather Blume. What May Day festivities would be complete without a May pole celebration? Not this one! Take part in the tradition of dancing around the May pole to usher in the new season. This year, for the first time ever, the groundskeeping crew at Highfield will get a little help – from goats! The adorable farm animals will munch on invasive plants and poison ivy, providing a natural, symbiotic solution to unwelcome plant life! Goatscaping will take place all day on May 1st.

ajIn the mood for a margarita? Anjo’s Mexican Bistro livens up Main Street every Cinco de Mayo with an unforgettable fiesta outdoors. They close down the street next to the restaurant to accommodate live music, an outdoor bar, and of course – delicious food! In addition to $5 margaritas, Mexican style beers and burritos, the crew at Anejo’s will be offering prizes and giveaways all day long. This is one of Falmouth’s favorite festivities, and you’re officially invited!

Every year during Falmouth Village Blooming, the Falmouth beautification council hosts its annual plant sale on the green. This is a great opportunity to get supplies for window baskets, outdoor gardens and indoor arrangements. Take a bit of spring home with you as a souvenir!

From April 30th-May 9th you can enjoy bloomin’ bargains at local retail shops and flower power specials inspired by the spring at village restaurants. The best part about the celebration? It’s all taking place steps away from your room at The Captain’s Manor Inn. Once you arrive, you can leave your car keys in your room for the duration of your stay. All of the participating restaurants and shops are right down the street. We’d love for you to enjoy this year’s Falmouth Village Blooming at The Captain’s Manor Inn.

 

Cape Cod’s Jazz Scene

February 16, 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.

Romance on Cape Cod

January 29, 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!

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