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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

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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.

 

 

 

Whale Watching In Provincetown, Cape Cod

July 28, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Blog by Lauren LaScalia (sous-chef at Captain’s Manor Inn)

Whale Watching in Provincetown, Cape Cod is the perfect summer outing. Over the fourth of July weekend, I ventured  down route 6 to Provincetown. I was excited to check out a place I had never been to but had heard so much about. Immediately when I entered the heart of town, I felt the infectious energy and excitement of the people walking down Commercial Street. We decided to park, explore, and grab some lunch to take on our whale watching excursion on the Dolphin Fleet IX.

Riding back to the dock

Riding back to the dock

Lunch in Provincetown

The Canteen restaurant came highly recommended from a friend. We walked by their intriguing shack building and were excited to try it out. I went with my friend’s recommendation and got the cod bahn mi sandwich. This delicious sandwich is composed of pickled fresh cod, cucumbers, and carrots topped with garlic aioli and sirracha on perfectly toasted ciabatta bread. It definitely lived up to the hype. This lunch was very fresh and vibrant to eat on a hot day in the sun. With lunch in tow, we headed to the Dolphin Fleet Dock to board the boat we would spend the next couple hours on.

Cod Bahn MI

Cod Bahn MI

Whale Sightings

We were early to board the boat so we got first pick of some great seats at the front of the boat. Once the boat started moving, I purchased a very appropriate Cisco Brewery Whales Tale Pale ale to enjoy for our ride out to sea. About one hour into the trip we arrived at the perfect spot to see some whales. I had heard it might be likely we would not see one so I was extremely excited at my first sighting.  Three whales even swam right under us and came out the other side. I had never seen anything like it. I was now really starting to appreciate the fact I was witnessing an endangered species in their own natural habitat. At the end our host of the trip told the group we had seen around 30 whales!

Why Provincetown?

The Perks of this day trip to Provincetown included great food, art and picturesque shops, and most of all the amazing whales we saw. Below are some pictures from our trip.

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Incredible!

Photo Credit : Stephen Atkinson

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.

Drone video

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.

Drone video

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

 Yummy hors d'oeuvres

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 souvenir. 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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5 Great Hiking Experiences In Upper Cape Cod

June 6, 2016 by Trish Robinson

For many who only know Cape Cod as it relates to sunning on the beach, Cape Cod might not seem like the obvious place for a nature hike, but there are 5 great hiking experiences in upper Cape Cod. Whether you are experienced on the hiking trails or you just want to get some fresh air and a nice walk, there is a trail to meet your needs. Below is information on 5 trails in the upper Cape area rated from under a mile in length to over 3 miles from start to finish.

1. Salt Pond: This trail serves as one of the best places to bird watch in Falmouth. It sits on 35 acres of woods and surrounds the pond itself. As a well maintained, simple trail this is perfect for your afternoon walk. Salt Pond can be accessed right off the shining sea bikeway heading towards Woods Hole. Click here for trail map of Salt Pond.

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Great water views of Salt Pond

2. Spohr Gardens: Spohr Gardens stretches across 6 acres of land located on Oyster Pond. The gardens are open year round with a special focus on springtime when daffodils bloom and attract crowds to come out and celebrate. The winding grassy paths make it a perfect trip for people of all ages to enjoy the beautiful sights and activities Spohr Gardens has to offer. Access is available of off Fells road in Falmouth.

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Anchors at Spohr Garden on Oyster Pond

3.The Knob: Stretching just under one mile to the top, The Knob is a great excursion with an added bonus of spectacular views of Quisset Harbor and Buzzards Bay. As you are walking up to the knob you may stop to swim and enjoy the beach.  Cornelia L. Carey donated 12 acres including the knob to Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries in the early 1970s in the hopes that the public would enjoy the beauty of this nature preserve.The Knob is open to the public from sunrise to sunset and is one of the top spots on the upper cape to view incredible sunsets. Click here for some information and a trail map of The Knob. Also check out the great drone video below done by local Falmouth business Skyflik.

 

5 great hiking trails in upper cape cod the knob

Amazing views at the knob!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Beebe Woods: Head to Highfield Hall and Gardens and you will find trails with a little more difficulty than the previous three options. Highfield Hall and Gardens is set in Beebe Woods which consists of 383 acres of land that was donated to the town of Falmouth by the Mr. and Mrs. Josiah K. Lilly, III in 1972. This 383 acres is part of an original 700 acres of property owned by the Beebe family. The trails and setting at Beebe Woods are perfect for any individual in need of some fresh air and a good work out. There and back, Beebe woods is just over 3 miles.  Another Bonus of Beebe Woods is the trails that link to Peterson farm, one of the oldest farms on cape cod. To head out into Beebe woods you must keep a special eye on where you are walking due to many irregular hills and pot holes ! To see and or print a copy of the map of trails for Beebe Woods you can click on this link by The 300 Committee which is a private, non-profit land trust working to preserve and protect natural lands in Falmouth, Massachusetts.Other than the beautiful nature the woods possess, the shining star of the area would be the restored mansion Highfield Hall, which is available for tours.

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5. Long Pond: With a total distance of 3.5 miles, Long Pond serves as the most difficult trip of all the trails listed above. To gain access to Long Pond, you may enter by Falmouth High School or Fire tower road, which the trail stretches in between. Once popular with fisherman, unfortunately access to the pond is now off limits. The northern side of this trail consists of many steep slopes keeping walkers, runners, or bikers on their feet! Fun Fact: Long Pond has been the main source of town water since the 1800’s.  Click here for link for trail map of Long Pond

With this small list of great hiking trails on Upper Cape Cod, we hope to motivate you to get out there and enjoy the start of summer for some great exercise and awesome sights.

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