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Accomodations Cape Cod Trail race

March 18, 2017 by Trish Robinson

Looking for accomodations for the Cape Cod Trail Race?  We would be happy to be your hosts. Perhaps you will be as lucky as one of our guests last year. She not only had a top result for her race but also won several of the raffle items at the dinner. Maybe the good night sleep before the race helped…that’s our story and we are sticking to it 🙂

About Cape Cod Trail Race:

This is an adult and kid friendly event. Runners can choose from options for 5k, 10K, half or full marathon and 50K.

The course is set up as various loops through forests and fields with primarily smooth surfaces. You can anticipate, as in any natural setting with running trails, some rocky and rooted sections to be aware of. You should also note that there are some short but steep up and downhill sections.

The Run Forward, Give Back theme of the race is very fitting.  Not only do runners have the opportunity to get into the swing of spring running through the Crane Wildlilfe Management Area they also benefit wonderful charities.

This year’s charities:

Martin Richard

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Massachusetts Outdoor Heritage Foundation

Cape and Island Police K9 Relief Fund

Calmer Choice

Landscaping Spring Project Cape Cod

February 25, 2017 by Trish Robinson

Landscaping spring project work has begun. For a couple of years we have been looking at the front gardens and doing our best to continue to nurture and pamper the large shrubs in front of the veranda. During this winter it became apparent that it was time to undertake a major project to remove the old, woody shrubs that had very limited life remaining and were short on healthy buds etc.

So Kevin Sr and Jr have started this major project by cutting down the old shrubs and removing stumps etc. We will continue to show progress and new pictures over the months ahead on this page.

We hope you enjoy watching the progress as much as we enjoy sharing 🙂

Pictures

Landscaping Spring Project Shrub Clearing in front of Inn

Inn Shrubs before start of spring project

View from right side

View from the right side

View from Left side

 

 

Chainsawing Shrubs to clear area

Kev Sr and Kev Jr cutting old shrubs

Stumps on the right side

Left side remaining stumps

Left side remaining stumps

Starting to level the soil.

Quite the pile of stumps

 

 

 

Hotels Near Me

February 24, 2017 by Trish Robinson

Hotels near me in Falmouth Massachusetts include top choices in the 5 different categories outlined below:-

  1. Luxury   2.   Located in Falmouth Village   3.  Located by the Water   4. Romantic  5. Family Friendly

Luxury or Boutique Hotels, Bed and Breakfast or Inns

The Captain’s Manor Inn

Originally built in 1849 by a ship captain for his New Orleans bride. This southern plantation style estate has been lovingly restored and expanded by the current owners. Set back from the road this respite property is located on 1.25 acres with gorgeous gardens. Guests enjoy 8 luxurious guestrooms all with private bathrooms with rain showers, luxurious sheets and amenities, free wifi and numerous other comforts. A complimentary full breakfast is served to you each morning and in the Bistro you will find 24/7 coffee and tea as well as home baked goodies each afternoon. Walk from the Inn to any of 20+ restaurants.

Inn on the Sound

A 10 guestroom bed and breakfast located across from Falmouth Heights Beach. Providing a complimentary full breakfast each morning and other amenities. Near the Inn are two restaurants and it is just a short drive to Falmouth Village with additional restaurants and shops.

Woods Hole Inn

This circa 1887 Inn features 14 guestrooms all with private baths and is located across from the Steamship Authority where ferries take passengers and vehicles across Vineyard Sound to Martha’s Vineyard. The Inn is conveniently located in Woods Hole Village with various restaurants to enjoy including the award winning Quicks Hole Tavern.

Located in Falmouth Village – Walk to shops, restaurants, beach

 

The Captain’s Manor Inn

Just a 3 minute stroll into Falmouth Village where guests enjoy culinary delights at over 20 different restaurants. Top rated restaurants such as CSalt, Glass Onion, Anejo and La Cucina are a few favorties of locals and visitors alike. In addition there are a number of boutique shops in the village including the famous Black Dog. It’s just a one mile walk to the nearest beach. You can grab Inn beach towels and chairs as well as a picnic lunch prepared by the Inn chef for your beach day.

Palmer House Inn

This 17 room Victorian Inn is located just a few minute stroll from Falmouth Village. They provide a complimentary full breakfast each morning to guests.

Inn at Siders Lane

A lovely 3 room Inn is also located just down Main Street from Falmouth Village. A complimentary full breakfast is provided each  morning.

Located by the Water

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Located on one of the most popular beaches in Falmouth – Old Silver Beach. They have beach access as well as pools. They also have a full service restaurant.

Bailey’s By the Sea

This 5 room bed and breakfast is located across the street from Vineyard Sound and just a stroll from Falmouth Heights beach. Enjoy your complimentary full breakfast in the morning on the enclosed porch facing Vineyard Sound.

Beach Breeze Inn

Located on Shore Street just 100 yards from Surf Drive Beach.

Romantic Hotels, Bed and Breakfast or Inns

 

The Captain’s Manor Inn

Featured on the front page of the Boston Globe travel section in the article “Cape Inns Built on Romance”. The Inn was also featured as a winner of the “2016 Best of Where to Elope” by wheretoelope.com A number of packages can be added to a reservation to make the occasion extra romantic. Pick one of the premium King guestrooms with a fireplace for even more ambience.

Inn on the Sound

Enjoy watching sunsets over Vineyard Sound. Some guestrooms have a balcony where you can enjoy your breakfast.

Family Friendly Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Inns

 

Holiday Inn

Families enjoy the indoor pool and on-site restaurant. Guestrooms are available with 2 beds for families wanted to share a room.

Shoreway Acres

The expansive grounds include plenty of space for Frisbee, badminton etc. to be enjoyed by families. There is also an indoor pool on the property. A buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Guests are just down the street from Surf Drive beach and walking distance from Falmouth Village.

Woods Hole Passage

Located on Woods Hole Road between Falmouth Village and Woods Hole Village. This comfortable 5 guestroom bed and breakfast is family friendly and provides a complimentary full breakfast each morning.

 

Thai Food in Falmouth

February 15, 2017 by Trish Robinson

Thai food in Falmouth now offers a new location for you to experience delicious thai food. Bangkok Cuisine Thai Restaurant was a favorite of locals and visitors alike until a neighboring business had a fire  destroying  both businesses. Fast forward four years and Bangkok Cuisine makes a comeback to Main Street in Falmouth Village.

Location:

Just down the block from Bear and Boots Gastropub and across the street from Falmouth Public Library you will find the new home for Bangkok Cuisine. Just a few minutes stroll from the Inn and you will arrive at 233 Main Street for lunch or dinner.

Interior of bangkok cuisine on main street in falmouth

 

Menu:

The menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, noodle dishes and fried rice.

Our favorite menu items are :

Appetizer – 

Fresh RollsSoft rice paper stuffed w/ vegetables & chicken served w/ sweet & chili sauce

Chicken SatayMarinated in coconut milk & Thai herbs served w/ peanut sauce

Soup – 

Tom Ka Kai  – Chicken in coconut milk w/ galanga, lime juice & mushroom

Salad-     

Bangkok Salad – Lettuce, carrots, onion, cucumber, tomato, boiled egg w/ peanut dressing

Entree-      

Chicken Cashew Nut – Chicken with sauteed onion, scallion, mushroom, pineapple & bell pepper

Noodle Dish

Thai Spaghetti– spicy noodle dish stir-fried w/ egg, chicken, shrimp, tomato, pepper,

                                                scallion & basil leaf in medium spicy sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Restaurant in Falmouth

February 13, 2017 by Trish Robinson

A greek restaurant is coming to Falmouth Village and we couldn’t be happier. The original Estia opened in Mashpee Commons in November 2014. Another location will open in 2017 just walking distance from the Inn

Estia Greek Restaurant

sketch of estia restaurant coal stove

Credit: Wayne John Jacques, AIA

Owners Mr. and Ms. Markantonis, who are Greek, developed the entire Estia menu for their Mashpee location themselves. We are looking forward to what they will develop for Falmouth. Most noteworthy is that we hear a cornerstone of the Mashpee location, the restaurant’s anthracite coal oven, will also be in Falmouth.

The claim to fame of this rare cooking style is the specialized style of pizza created because the oven heats up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit compared to a traditional gas or wood oven which only reaches about 600 degrees.

Some other customer favorite foods are:

  • Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
  • Kabobs with chicken, steak, shrimp or veggie combinations
  • Seafood estia dinner with side salad
  • Lamb loin chops

Falmouth Village Foodie Options

Falmouth Village’s Main Street is an incredible foodie adventure with something for everyone.

The range of culinary options includes:

  • Italian (La Cucina and Osteria La Civetta)
  • Seafood/American (Quarterdeck)
  • Pizza and other Italian options (Simply Divine)
  • Fine Dining (The Glass Onion)
  • Pub/American (Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub  and Bear and Boots Gastropub)
  • Mexican (Anejo Mexican Bistro)
  • Gourmet Sandwiches and more (Bean and Cod and Molly’s Tea Room)
  • Baked Goodies and French Pastries (Pies ala Mode and Maison Villate
  • Hearty American Breakfast/Lunch (Country Fare Restaurant)
  • Guy Fiere’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dive Favorites (Pickle Jar Kitchen and Parkside Restaurant)
  • Thai (Bancock Cuisine)
  • Indian (Golden Swan)
  • Chinese and Hibachi (Min’s Kitchen and Garden Gourmet)
  • American Diner Food (Betsy’s Diner)

Drink Like a Local

January 21, 2017 by Trish Robinson

Drink Like a Local

Yes, here on Cape Cod we are famous for the Cape Codder. We’re happy to tell you where you can go to get one. In fact it would actually be harder to tell you a place that you can’t get one on Cape. We also want to share more. Specifically the amazing beer, wine and cocktail selections available right in our backyard as well as the ones that are worth the drive!

Attention: Beer Drinkers!

Father’s Kitchen and Tap House, East Sandwich: This is a fairly new addition to our little part of the Cape and we have welcomed them with open arms for a reason! And that reason is Tap-City-Grille-600x400beer. Father’s offers 42 amazing beers on tap both local and from afar. Our favorite thing to do there? A flight. Belly up to the bar and ask for a flight sheet. You’ll be able to take a look at a description of every beer. Most beers are offered in a full pour, half pour, or a flight. The bar tenders are also super helpful and knowledgeable. If you know you like IPA’s but aren’t sure if a Pale Ale would excite and delight your taste buds, just ask them. They’re happy to help steer you in the right direction and can also make some suggestions about new fun and interesting beers to try!

Bonus: Great food! Insider Tip:

A recommendation is for you to try the peanut butter pizza. No, it’s not dessert (though you can totally order it as dessert) – but it is incredible. And it goes great with beer!

British Beer Company, Falmouth, Hyannis and Sandwich: When beer is right in the name of the restaurant, is there really more explanation necessary? With 14 locations around MA, we’re lucky enough to have three right here on Cape Cod. This means no matter where your Cape Cod travels take you, you’re never very far away  a good beer. In addition to a bunch of great beers on tap, depending on location, they also have beers on cask and will fill growlers! Check out each individual website or Facebook page for live music, trivia, and more!

downloadDevil’s Purse Brewery, West Dennis: This is a Cape Cod gem. If you’re looking for an amazing local brew born from an incredible local story, look no further than Devil’s Purse. Matt and Mike, owners and operators began what would later become Devil’s Purse on a total whim. They made a batch of beer from a beer making kit one of them had gotten as a wedding gift nearly 10 years prior and as they say, the rest is history. Well, the rest was a ton of hard work, trial and error, grit and determination – but their efforts taste amazing! At the brewery, you can do tastings, buy beer and swag and of course, chat with Matt and Mike – they’re always there. Mark our words, this brewery is going to blow up and when it does, how cool would it be to say “I knew about Devil’s Purse back when it was just Matt and Mike, brewing and chatting all day long!”

Insider Tip:

Ask the guys for restaurant recommendations in the area if you’re in around meal time. They have tried everywhere and will be able to give you a great heads up – and killer hole in the wall places are their specialty!

Calling All Cocktail Lovers!

The Landing, Woods Hole: Talk about a drink with a view! At The Landing you can sip your cocktails as your legs dangle off the dock. Of course they have a full bar, but there’s one cocktail you simply can’t leave the Cape without trying and it’s called a Greyhound. You may have heard of it; you may have even had one before… but you haven’t really had one if you haven’t had one from The Landing. The ingredients are simple, and sometimes simple makes the best drink. It’s fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, vodka and maybe a splash of soda water. The key to this drink lies within the fresh squeeze. They have this antique looking Greyhound-specific contraption with one purpose: to squeeze grapefruits. Watching the bartenders (who probably have huge muscles after the summer’s up) squeeze fruit after fruit all for your drink is one of the coolest things to see.

Pan D’Avignon, Hyannis:  Don’t be fooled by this restaurant’s unassuming exterior. We and many others view Pan D’Avignon as one of the best French restaurants on the Cape. Their martini menu is something to go back for. One of the most interesting elements of the decor is the exposed (giant) wine cellar. They have some of the best wines on Cape Cod. Half the fun is to watch the sommelier head into the cellar and procure your bottle. BUT, there is one thing in particular that we need to let you in on. That is that this is the place where you can get year round, handmade bleu cheese stuffed olives. This may not sound groundbreaking, but when you add them into your favorite dry cocktail (like.. oh I don’t know, maybe a slightly dirty Tito’s vodka martini with two bleu cheese stuffed olives… just you know, off the top of my head) you’ll understand why they’re worth the mention. More of a gin an tonic or wine person? No worries! Order a few olives on the side. The local bleu cheese paired with the saltiness of the olive is something to behold.DSC_12131-300x199

Ocean House, Dennisport: The Ocean House is a fabulous place for dinner and absolutely a favorite for people visiting the Cape. The Ocean House Beach Bar (on the same property) is the place to go for frozen cocktails. Mudslides, Daquaris, Pina Coladas – you name it, they’ve got it. They’ll even do one of my best friend’s favorites a Miami Vice which is 50% Pina Colada, 50% Strawberry Daquari and 100% delish! They frequently offer live music right on the lawn, which always makes your sipping experience that much more enjoyable!

The Beachcomber, Wellfleet: Lunch, dinner, late night menu – regardless of the time of day, The Beachcomber is sure to have the food and beverages you’re looking for to really enjoy your time on the Cape. Their raw bar is stocked from local fisherman, and you can really taste the difference. Like any good bar and restaurant on the beach, the comber has frozen beverages, beers galore, wine and an extensive cocktail list.

Insider Tip:

They’ve got something no one else does. And it’s called a Goombay Smash. Their website divulges that it includes rums, juices and a myers float. BUT, no one can come close to reconstructing this masterpiece. One sip, and you’ll understand why there have been over 3 million sold!

 

 

Raspberry Bars at The Captain’s Manor Inn

December 13, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Raspberry Bars at The Captain’s Manor Inn are a guest favorite. This past week we had a guests request the recipe so she could make them at home. To serve 15 people, we start with 2 boxes of Krusteaz Raspberry bars and doctor them up a bit to put our own spin on them. To make the bars more substantial we use the shortbread crust from both boxes for the bottom crust, and make our own crumble topping to finish it off. In addition to raspberry filling provided, we add fresh or frozen raspberries to really bring out the raspberry flavors. To make these raspberry bars at home follow the directions below !

Equipment:

  • 9 x 13 glass baking dish

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Krusteaz Raspberry Bar Mix
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries

Crumble Top

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown suagr
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter. softened

Directions:

  • Make the crumb topping: Whisk together all dry ingredients then add in softened butter and mix with fork until crumble is formed
  • Prepare crust from box as directed and press into glass pan coated with cooking spray
  • Bake for about 12 minutes
  • Spread raspberry filling all over hot crust and top with frozen raspberries, then the home made crumble
  • Bake for 26-28 minutes until the crumble is golden and the raspberry filling is bubbling on the sides.
  • Cool completely before cutting, this pan makes 15 squares
  • Enjoy heated up or at room temperature !

Helicopter Tours of Cape Cod

September 23, 2016 by Trish Robinson

When looking for a unique vacation activity, a helicopter tour of Cape Cod could be the perfect choice. From way up high you helicopter visageare able to see the beauty of Cape Cod from a view not many get to witness. Tours of Boston are also a very popular choice. Recent guests here at The Captain’s Manor Inn went to see for themselves and reported it was an amazing experience.

One of the best Places to set out on a tour is Ryan Rotors in Plymouth, MA. Ryan’s Rotors has a variety of 5 different tours, each unique in their own way. If you do not like what you see while researching their options, it is possible to create your own custom tour with them. Below is a list of the tours they offer:

  • Life’s a Beach Tour
  • Canal Cruise
  • Cranberry Harvest and Fall Foliage Tour: True New England fall experience
  • Sunset Tour: Customizable to where you want to watch the sunset
  • Boston Tour: 60 Minutes

img_3411The company that our guests used was Heliops, which is Boston’s longest operating charter company. Although Heliops offers less variety of tours, they come highly recommended! Here you can do a Boston tour, South Shore tour, or design a custom

tour of your own !

With the summer coming to an end and the warm beach days dwindling, I could not think of a better Cape Cod adventure to go on! The month of September is starting to become the unofficial fourth month of summer on Cape Cod. Vacationers favor coming in September because of the drop in population, and doing a helicopter tour of Cape Cod can be a great way to spend quality time with loved ones while taking in amazing sights. Below are some pictures of the tour our generous guests provided us with.

 

Sweet Fruit Crepes Recipe

August 31, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Sweet Fruit Crepes Recipe:sweet fruit crepes recipe

A favorite thing to share with guests this summer at The Captains Manor Inn has been the Sweet Fruit Crepes Recipe. The dish consists of a light and airy crepe filled with a sweet cinnamon cream and topped with a fresh orange berry sauce. This is a restaurant quality dish that can easily be made in your kitchen with a few special tools. For this recipe you will need a blender and specific crepe pans for the best results. Here is how we do it !

Yield: 8 Crepes

Crepe Batter

3 eggs

3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoon milk

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

5 teaspoons butter, melted

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mascarpone cheese

Ground cinnamon to taste

Granulated Sugar to taste

Berry Sauce

1/4 cup Orange Marmalade

1 cup fresh berries ( raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)

8 teaspoons sugar

Directions

1.Make the crepe batter. Combine all batter ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds or until smooth. (This can be made the night before and left in the fridge)

2.Make the Cream Filling. Combine sour cream and mascarpone cheese until smooth consistency. Add sugar and ground cinnamon to taste. Set aside.

3.Make the Sauce. In a saucepan heat marmalade until melted. Add berries and sugar until heated through.

4. Make and Assemble the Crepes. Heat butter in crepe pan until almost foaming, then add a ladle full of batter just to spread out on the bottom of the pan. Let cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until there is a touch of color. Transfer crepe to plate and fill with desired amount of cinnamon cream. Top with warm sauce and enjoy!

 

Recipe for Peach Streusel Muffins

August 3, 2016 by Trish Robinson

These Peach Streusel Muffins are sure to be a hit to bake at home for family or friends. You might even like to bring them for a party. What is so great about these muffins is that they can easily be served as an afternoon snack, which we have done here at The Captains Manor Inn. This is a great way to use up peaches that might be going to the “dark side”. The streusel topping is the perfect crunchy addition to the moist and flavorful muffin. Fun Fact: you can substitute other fruits if you are not a peach fan, try apples !

Peach Streusel Muffins

yield: 12 Standard size muffins

Ingredients:

Crumb Topping

-1/3 cup packed light or brown sugar

-1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

-2/3 cup all purpose flour

Muffins

-1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

-1/2 cup packed light or brown sugar

-1/4 cup granulated sugar

-2 large eggs

-1/2 cup yogurt (greek or regular)

-2 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour

-1 teaspoon baking power

-1 teaspoon baking soda

-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/8 teaspoon allspice

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-3 Tablespoon milk (any kind)

-1 and 1/2 cups peeled, chopped peaches (3 peaches)

Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar

3 Tablespoon heavy cream (or milk)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. First, make the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, combine both sugars, the cinnamon, and melted butter. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour. The crumb topping will be thick and crumbly. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Make the muffins: In a medium bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat on high until creamed, about 2 full minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute, then turn up to high speed until the mixture is combined and uniform in texture. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, all-spice, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and slowly mix with a whisk. Add the milk, gently whisking until combined and little lumps remain. Fold in the peaches with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  5. Spoon the muffin batter evenly between all 12 muffin tins. There may be enough to make a 13th muffin in a 2nd batch, depending if there were a few extra peach chunks thrown in. Fill the muffin tins until they are full all the way up to the top. Press a handful of the crumb topping into the top of each; crumble it with your hands to make some big chunks.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes at 425F degrees, then keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350F degrees and bake for 15-19 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Make the glaze: whisk all of the ingredients together and drizzle over warm muffins.
  8. Make ahead tip: Muffins stay soft, fresh, and moist in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Muffins freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat up (if desired) before enjoying.

 

 

 

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