Looking to go out and expeience what Falmouth has to offer? Need some time to have a little fun and watch a little baseball? The Falmouth Commodores is a local baseball team in Falmouth composed of top college players who come from all over the country to play in the Cape Cod Baseball league. The games are held at Guy Fuller Field, which is only a 5 minute drive from the inn, and is located on Main Street, just as the inn is.
The field offers metal bleachers, huge lights, a concession stand, and announcers just as the professionals provide. You experience everything that you would if you were going to a professional league game, but there are less people to create a more serene and welcoming environment. To share a little history on the Cape Cod Baseball league:
- the first game ever played in the league was on July 19, 1939,
- the two teams to first play each other were Falmouth and Barnstable.
This shows how rich the history of the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod Baseball League truly is.
Gallery: Falmouth Commodores VS. Orleans Firebirds- July 2, 2013
Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Falmouth’s Main Street has many ice cream shops with many different choices to chose from. Looking for a fun night out with a little dessert specialty to end your perfect night? Well our Main Street has just what your looking for, with many ice cream shops just minutes away.
Ben and Bills Chocolate Emporium:
Ben and Bill’s is a co-owned ice cream shop and chocolate emporium that has been on Main Street since 1992 and has been serving happy customers ever since. They offer 64 flavors of hard-ice cream and 12 different flavored gelatos. They also make their own waffle cones which are a must! If your not in the mood for ice cream, you could also enjoy some of their many handmade chocolates, candies, fudges, or my favorite, butterscotch. Whatever sweets your in the mood for, they’re sure to have it!
Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice Creams:
Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice creams is also located on Main street. It offers a variety of candies and ice cream. It is fairly new to Main Street and offers customers all homeade desserts. Ghelfi’s has a kitchen on Cape cCod where they make everything they offer in their stores. You can also go to their website shipchocolates.com to order there treats right to you. Whether you need a gift for valentines day, or sweets for your wedding day, Ghelfi’s has it.
Dairy Queen is located a little farther down Main Street, but its worth the five minute car ride. Dairy Queen offers its customers many unique soft serve combinations. From their famous blizzard, which is a mix of ice cream and your favorite toppings, to hot fudge sundaes and banana splits. Dairy Queen is just an ice cream store and offers its customers outdoor benches to enjoy their little piece of heaven.
Arts Alive , the Strawberry Festival and gorgeous weather are sure to make today a perfect 10 ! The annual Arts Alive festivities started last night and continue through the weekend. Today I look forward to going to Arts Alive and visiting Robin Pierson’who did the fabulous window art in our Canopy Guest room. First Kevin and I plan to walk to the Strawberry Festival just down the street at St. Barnabas church. We have watched them get the big tent ready for the festivities and we plan to enjoy the lobster rolls, great barbeque chicken and of course some strawberry dessert delights.
It is going to be a great week here on the Cape Cod based on the weather forecast. What a wonderful time to come stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn and enjoy a day trip over to Martha’s Vineyard during their restaurant week.
After a refreshing night sleep in our pillowtop beds with luxurious linens wake to a full breakfast out on the veranda before heading over to the Vineyard. We recommend that you leave your car at the Inn so you do not have to pay for parking at the ferry. Just a 6 minute walk over to the free shuttle which will take you on the 3 mile drive down to the Steamship ferry for your leisurely 45 minute ferry ride over to Martha’s Vineyard. When you arrive at the Vineyard explore the gingerbread houses in Oaks Bluff and the quaint mainstreets of Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Vineyard Haven.
For a sample day trip itinerary click here for our day trip write up on Martha’s Vineyard and for more information on participating restaurants for Martha’s Vineyard Restaurant Week click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Cod during the lovely month of June.
The 45th season of the College Light Opera in Cape Cod has been announced and promises yet again to be a great variety of performances. The group can be expected again this year to feature splendid talent from around the country who descend upon beautiful Falmouth to enjoy sharing their performance talents for the summer.
The season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan’s operatta Iolanthe. This is a funny satire on British Law and government. Performances are start Tuesday June 25th through Saturday June 29th. Each day the performance is at 8 pm and Thursday the 27th there is also a matinee at 2pm.
Other College Light Opera performances are:
42 nd Street July 2- July6 at 8 pm matinee July 4th 2pm
No, No, Nanette July 9-July 13 at 8 pm matinee July 11th 2 pm
My One and Only July 16-July 20 at 8 pm matinee July 18th 2 pm
Die Fledermaus July 23-July 27 at 8 pm matinee July 25th 2 pm
Babes in Arms July 30-August 3 at 8 pm matinee August 1st 2 pm
Fiddler on the Roof August 6-August 10 at 8 pm matinee August 8th 2 pm
The Most Happy Fella August 13-August 17 at 8 pm matinee August 15th 2 pm
She Loves Me August 20-August 24 at 8 pm matinee August 22nd 2 pm
We invite you to enjoy any of these shows during your stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn. The College Light Opera performs at Highfield Theatre , just a mile away from the Inn.
For more information you may reach the theater at 508-548-0668 or their website http://www.collegelightoperacompany.com/
A favorite venture for many of our guests is going on a Cape Cod Whale Watching trip. Our sister and brother-in-law recently visited from North Carolina and that was a must do on their 25 year anniversary trip.
The options are many depending often on how long you have to spend for the day. For example you can travel to the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, and explore the town prior to jumping on the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch excursion. The scenic drive to Provincetown is about 2 hours and offers you the chance to see a great deal of Cape Cod on your way to and from the whale atch excursion. For our International guests who are staying with us for several days will often choose this excursion.
If you have less time to spare or just would like a shorter drive to and from the Whale Watch excursion you can either choose Captain John’s out of Plymouth or out of Hyannis Whale Watcher cruises out of Barnstable Harbor in Hyannis.
The picture below was one of MANY that our brother-in-law took while enjoying their whale sightings.
Falmouth Museums on the Green opened for the season today with two exhibitions.
The first exhibit called “A Plate Full of History” shares the history of Falmouth as the third largest whaling port on the East Coast. In fact more that half of the men in Falmouth were involved in the whaling trade in the 19th century.
The second exhibit is entitled “There’s a War On: The Falmouth Homefront 1941-45″. The exhibit features artifacts, posters, clothing and oral histories as shared by local Falmouth residents.
Admission is normally $5 and is free today on opening day.
A little later in the season another exhibit opens entitled “A Little Bit of Luck” which will run from September 1 until October 12. In partnership with the local Falmouth restaurant , La Civetta, the work of art students who live in Emilia Romagna will be featured. In Italy a symbol of good luck is the owl (la civetta) and the artwork will feature the owl depicted in paintings, drawings and collage work.
For more information click here to go to the Falmouth Historic Society website
The Knob is one of the most scenic places in Falmouth to visit. It offers you a nature walk, a trip to the beach, and a relaxing day. The Knob is known for its rocky outpost, in which visitors can walk up steps to the top. Once you reach the top the view is breathtaking. The Knob is also perfectly placed in our beautiful town. It is an 8 minute drive from The Captain’s Manor Inn, or an approximate 30-40 minute walk. Riding your bike is also an option and would take about 15-20 minutes. The Knob is located close to downtown Falmouth, the Inn, and is also close to Woods Hole. Here is what your experience may look like:
A soft blue watered, inner harbor when you first walk to the entrance of the Knob, called Quissett Harbor. You can choose to walk the beach way which is a little rocky, but it gets you to the Knob, or the trails through the woods, which have stairs and are easily accessible.
If you decide to take the trails through the woods to get to the other beach and the Knob, you will experience a zen- like walk. The woods are filled with birds, trees, and other little critters. It is a great way to stay in touch with nature and experience living among animals in a whole new perspective. The scenic and picturesque trails seem as if they may have come from a story you heard as a child… a magical trail leading to a fantasy world, which in this case is completely accurate.
The Quissett Bay beach is one place where you can relax and soak up all Falmouth’s beaches have to offer you; Peace, quiet, sunshine, and the beach! Enjoy laying on the beach, reading a book, or taking a dip in the water. Whatever you decide to do the choices are endless!
Also from Quisset Bay beach you can see the Knob. At the top the view of the bay is breathtaking. So what are you waiting for? Book a room at The Captain’s Manor Inn and come see it all for yourself!
A Plymouth day trip or 1/2 day trip is a popular excursion that many of our guests enjoy. Often guests will choose to explore Plymouth on their way to us in Cape Cod or on their way back to Boston’s Logan airport to travel home or even while traveling to Northern New England while on an extended vacation.
Visitors from around the country and around the world are drawn to Plymouth’s significant history. Colonial history started here when the Pilgrims arrived in 1620 and the Plymouth rock is one popular visitor attraction (most people remark….”I thought it would be much larger”).
Plymouth is proud to be home to a working harbor busy with fishing and lobster industries, shopping and restaurant venues, numerous ocean activities and of course Plymouth Plantation where you can relive the days of the pilgrims.
If you have a full day to enjoy Plymouth’s offerings, you can most likely fit in a whale watch on Capt. Johnson’s vessels along with various other activities.
Some of the most popular Plymouth activities are:
Pilgrim Hall Museum – This is America’s Oldest Museum. Here you can see items that came to America on the Mayflower.
Plimouth Plantation – Here history is brought to life in a fun and interactive setting. At Plymouth plantation and aboard Mayflower II guests enter a living re-creation of America’s past. The thatched roof homes, hand carved wooden furniture and simple, metal pots and tools have been authentically reproduced to set the scene of a 17th century Wampanoag home site. The Mayflower II is a full scale reproduction of the ship that crossed the Atlantic in 1620.
Mayflower Society Museum -across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower Society Museum is in the heart of Plymouth’s historic district. It is on one of the five original roads laid out by the pilgrims for their colony. The property overlooks the harbor where a reproduction of the Mayflower is moored. The house was originally built in 1754 by Edward Winslow, who was the great-grandson of Gov. Winslow of Massachusetts and a Pilgrim descendent. An interesting bit of trivia is that Lydia Jackson married American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson in the East parlor of the house in 1835.
Pilgrim Path Walking Tours- toward audio headsets and maps are available at the waterfront visitor information center for these walking tours. You would start at Plymouth Rock and winds through side streets on the matter. You will find homes and Museum celebrating Plymouth’s rich historic pass from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Village Landing Marketplace- located on Plymouth scenic waterfront hear it, you will’s have a true New England experience. There is a unique collection of specialty shops and restaurants that are locally owned and operated.
Captain John’s Whale Watch-Excursions to Stellwagen Bank, which is one of the primary feeding grounds for humpback whales, minke whales, humpback whales and dolphins, are part of this adventure.
There is so much to do in Cape Cod much of which might be considered more traditional like visiting the beach, exploring a lighthouse, going on a whale watch. How about something a little different? Hence the Plane , Train, Automobile idea.
Plane : See stunning views of Cape Cod beaches, bridges and canal with customized tours available in a Waco YMF-5 Biplane – a replica of a late 1930′s design. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Check out their website by clicking here.
Train: Climb aboard for any variety of experiences. It could be an elegant dinner train , a scenic adventure, or a rail and sail experience.
Automobile: A favorite outing of guests is The Heritage Museum and Gardens where a fabulous antique car exhibit is on display. In 2013 there is an extra special exhibit at the Museum called “Driving our Dreams:Imagination in Motion”. As part of this special exhibit there will be 15 concept cars on display.