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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!

Top 10 Cultural Hotels in Cape Cod

January 21, 2016 by Trish Robinson

 

The Captain's Manor Inn is a Top Ten Cultural Hotel in Cape Cod

The Captain’s Manor Inn

 

We are so pleased to be featured as one of The Top 10 Cultural Hotels in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the only property located in Upper Cape Cod just over an hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts. The Culture Trip published the winners as part of their work identifying the best global and local travel. In addition to travel information The Culture Trip website is renowned for providing recommendations on food, culture, architecture, photography, design, film and music in addition to travel.

As you read below you will find out more information on Falmouth as well as information on the other lovely hotels recognized as top cultural accommodations in Cape Cod.

 

 

Falmouth, Cape Cod

The beauty of Falmouth is the diversity and extensive cultural venues in this picturesque seaside village with 67 miles of coastline. The Captain’s Manor Inn is a bed and breakfast located just a short stroll from Falmouth Village with its award winning restaurants and unique and fun boutique shops. Shoppers love to explore the many boutique shops which offer beautiful and affordable women’s clothing and accessories as well as well known shops like Black Dog and In the Pink (Lily Pullitzer). There are also menswear shops and jewelry shops as well as shops featuring local art, pottery etc.

Just around the corner is the Falmouth Museums on the Green, the First Congregational Church with a functioning Paul Revere bell and Highfield Hall and Gardens. Highfield Hall and Gardens is a cape cod treasure with its restored mansion and acres of gorgeous sunken gardens and walking trails. Every year Highfield Hall is home to musical events as well as showcasing artworks from around the world. In 2016 Highfield Hall will be the only U.S. location to host the College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show. This is the 60th year that the CWAJ has shown their work. Falmouth is also home to the Shining Sea Bikeway which travels through cranberry bogs and along the ocean down to Woods Hole where you can hop the ferry for a trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

During the summer Falmouth is home to the College Light Opera at Highfield Theater. The theater goes through a rigorous selection process to choose talented actors, musicians and singers from colleges throughout the country and the world to spend the summer performing 9 musicals during the season.

Guests also enjoy visiting our local artist galleries such as Osborn and Rugh and Karen Rinaldo’s Gallery on beautiful Falmouth harbor overlooking Vineyard Sound with Martha’s Vineyard on the horizon.

Other Top 10 Cultural Hotels located in mid and outer cape

 

The other Top 10 Cultural Hotels are beautiful properties located in mid cape and the outer cape. If you were visiting the mid cape you may want to check out 3 properties located in the scenic town of Yarmouth. The Inn at Cape Cod, The Captain Farris House and the Liberty Hill Inn are all unique bed and breakfasts that provide comfortable accommodations and breakfasts. If Hyannis is a town you are interested in staying in check out the Anchor-In located across from Hyannis Harbor.

If you are traveling out to the end of the Cape you have a choice of 5 different properties in the very culturally rich town of Provincetown. Whether you are looking for a small and intimate property or a larger venue you are covered. For a small, intimate property take a look at White Porch Inn, Snug Cottage or Christopher’s by the Bay. Larger property options include Crowne Point Historic Inn & Spa and The Brass Key.

We wish you a wonderful getaway wherever you choose to stay and the time to explore and take away wonderful memories of your cape cod vacation.

Wine and Music Wednesdays

January 20, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Japanese Art Show on Cape Cod

January 13, 2016 by Trish Robinson

This summer, a renowned Japanese art show will exhibit on Cape Cod and we could not be more excited. Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey will be the 60th anniversary installment of the College of Women’s Association of Japan’s Print Show of 120_fukita-Web1-250x361Contemporary Japanese Prints. Highfield Hall & Gardens will display over 200 contemporary Japanese prints by established and emerging artists. All of the beautiful prints that will be displayed have been hand selected by international printmaking experts in Japan. The works feature many ancient Japanese print making techniques like woodblock, intaglio, lithography, etching, aquatint, silkscreen and more. Highfield Hall’s Director, Peter Franklin, had the honor of traveling to Japan and meeting Her Imperial Majesty, the Empress MIchiko while attending opening night of the exhibit in Tokyo.

It’s truly an honor to have such a renowned cultural event happen right in the town of Falmouth. T104_amano-WEB1-250x175he show debuted in Tokyo, and this year Highfield Hall & Gardens is the exclusive U.S. venue! Come enjoy a piece of ancient history in one of the most beautiful locations on the Cape. Proceeds from print sales will support Highfield Hall’s programs as well as the CWAJ scholarship fund. Individuals who are interested in purchasing prints from the exhibition may contact Annie Dean from Highfield Hall.

The show will be running from June 26 – September 14 and there will be an open reception on Sunday, June 26 from 1pm-3pm. As mentioned earlier,her Imperial Majesty, the Empress Michiko attended opening night of the exhibit in Tokyo, and the town is already buzzing about who may show up come June. You don’t want to miss this very special Japanese art show on Cape Cod!

June 26 – September 14  2016

A new update is that highlights from the exhibition will remain on display through October 31, 2016

New Suite Construction in Cape Cod

December 29, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Forbes original Door

Forbes Original Wall

Forbes Original Wall

 

New Suite Construction is underway at Captain’s Manor Inn and we couldn’t be more excited! We have been planning this romantic suite for sometime and we are now in full swing.

UPDATE – Since our original post December 29th we have some new photos to share. The electrical has been moved, the insulation of the new walls is complete, sheetrock has also been done. It is really starting to come together. This week the plaster work should be complete. The carpet is ordered and the new King bed is ready to be set up as soon as we finish painting and trim work.

NEW PICTURES:

The Forbes room which was named after Henrietta Forbes (for whom the Inn was originally built by her fiancé Captains Albert Nye) will be combined with the 3rd floor cupola to create a 2 story suite here at the Inn.

The Inn has such a wonderful history. In fact the cupola on the top on the Inn was once known as the observatory as told in the brief story below.

Captain John Robinson Lawrence purchased the property from the original owner, Captain Nye, in 1872. Captain Lawrence was a retired whaling captain turned businessman who maintained deep roots in the Falmouth community.   He raised his family here and his son H. V. Lawrence left a significant legacy to the Inn.     H. V. became a well known horticulturist and the first florist on Cape Cod.  The grounds of the Inn bear witness to his talents with many unique trees that survive to this day.  H. V. lived in the home until his death at the age of 92 in 1953.
The cupola atop the Inn was known in earlier times as the observatory as it once gave a commanding view of Vineyard sound.  As a boy, Milford Lawrence – son of H.V., had a wireless set in the observatory that he used to speak to the ships he could see passing up and down the sound.

New Construction cupola sunrise view

Cupola Sunrise View

New Construction cupola sunset view

Cupola Sunset View

 

You can experience a bit of that history in the new suite even though you can no longer see Vineyard Sound due to all the tree growth over the past 100+ years. You will see some beautiful sunrises and sunsets as well as a view of the Village Green.

Follow our progress on construction and enjoy these early pictures.

 

Looking for a very unique romantic getaway …. cape cod and the Captain’s Manor Inn’s new Forbes Cupola Suite may be just what you are looking for.

Wine and Music Wednesdays

December 16, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Wine and Music Wednesdays

November 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Village of Scarecrows

November 11, 2015 by Trish Robinson

The Village of Scarecrows was once again a wonderful Fall celebration in Falmouth Village. Over 20 different and creative scarecrows were set up to adorn the lightposts throughout the village. Children and adults of all ages have been strolling along Main Street over the past couple of weeks to enjoy, snap pictures of and vote for their favorite scarecrow. Voting ends on November 15th. If you would like to participate in the voting and see all of the scarecrows for 2015 all you need to do is to go to the Falmouth Village Association facebook page and enter your vote for favorite.

In addition to the scarecrows on Main Street a scaredy crow contest is underway. The contest involves searching in various merchant restaurants and shops for their scaredy crow and finding out it’s name to complete the scavenger hunt form. All completed forms will be handed into the Eight Cousins bookstore where a winner will be drawn. The winner wins a shopping spree for over 10 different retailers on Main Street.  Happy scaredy crow hunting to all 🙂

We put together a sampling of the many scarecrows for your viewing below. We hope you enjoy!

Village of Scarecrows Pickle Jar

Pickle Jar

Village of Scarecrows Cupcake Charlie

Cupcake Charlie

Village of Scarecrows Bank of Cape Cod

Bank of Cape Cod

Cape Chic Scarecrow

Cape Chic

 Country Fare Scarecrow

Country Fare

Quarterdeck Scarecrow

Quarterdeck scarecrow

Wine and Music Wednesdays

October 21, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Sunday Estate Walks

October 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Sunday Estate Walks BeebeWoods-Trail-Map

Sunday Estate Walks around the Bebe Woods at Highfield Hall take place on the first and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate. Still today, Beebe Woods hosts an extensive network of walking trails that cover miles of varied terrain. The woods explore ridges and hollows and encircle the picturesque pond know as the “Punch Bowl” that lies deep within the Woods. The trails also connect at the southern end of Beebe Woods to Peterson Farm.

Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, stretch your legs and learn some history about the legacy of the Bebe family at their renowned Sunday estate walks.

$5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

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