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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 fiancรฉ 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.ย ย  He raised his family here and his son H. V. Lawrence left a significant legacy to the Inn.ย ย ย ย  H. V. became a well known horticulturist and the first florist on Cape Cod.ย  The grounds of the Inn bear witness to his talents with many unique trees that survive to this day.ย  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.ย  As a boy, Milford Lawrence โ€“ 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.ย  Happy scaredy crow hunting to all ๐Ÿ™‚

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 aroundย the Bebe Woods atย Highfield Hall take place on the firstย and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hallย 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 โ€œPunch Bowlโ€ 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.

 

 

 

Cape Cod Restaurant Week

October 12, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod restaurant week will be back this October from the 12th-18th. Restaurantsstock-photo-54855168-gourmet-surf-and-turf-with-shrimp-and-steak from Falmouth to Provincetown will be offering three and four course exhibition menus for $25, $30, or $35. Whether you decide to dine at one of the participating restaurants only a short stroll down Main Street from the inn or venture off to explore a new town; Cape Cod restaurant week will not disappoint. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new in addition to sampling some of your Cape Cod classics. A favorite event of all the local foodies, this seven day culinary adventure will show you the delicious side of the Cape. Click here for participating restaurants, sample menus and a map.

Jazz Fest Falmouth

September 26, 2015 by Trish Robinson

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. Jazz Fest Falmouth will help downtown Falmouth 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;ย  it’s all free.ย  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.ย Click here for the 2015 Jazz Stroll lineup.

September 26:ย  Robert Wyatt on Louis Armstrong
September 27:ย  Pianist Jon Weber on almost everything else about jazz
September 30:ย  Toni Lynn Washington, Queen of the Blues
October 2:ย  Jazz Stroll along Main Street
October 3:ย  Denise Donatelli in concert at Highfield Theater
October 4:ย  Goodis & Glenn Jazz Brunch at Persy’s

Sunday Estate Walks

September 20, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Sunday Estate Walks BeebeWoods-Trail-Map

Sunday Estate Walks aroundย the Bebe Woods atย Highfield Hall take place on the firstย and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hallย 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 โ€œPunch Bowlโ€ 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.

 

 

 

Scallop Festival

September 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Scallop Festival is a three day affair held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East stock-photo-17184644-scallop-delicious-pearl-in-a-shellFalmouth to celebrate one of Cape Cod’s favorite mollusks. Now in its 46th year, scallop festival has expanded and offers a lot more than scallops! Enjoy a home show featuring over 40 home, landscaping, and decor specialists. There will also be a craft show, tons of food truck vendors serving up scallops every way you could imagine in addition to other festival favorites like traditional barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, chicken and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and there are plenty of shady spots to enjoy the festival fare. For the first time, there will be a corn hole tournament which promises to be tons of fun. Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the scallop festival and Friday night features the Adam Ezra Group, winner of the New England Music Awards who’s energy has been likened to Bruce Springsteen. Of course, it simply wouldn’t be scallop festival without the scallops! This year there will be an estimated 6,000 pounds of scallops consumed over the three days. Come hungry and enjoy a quintessentially Cape Cod day. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Price of admission is $7 which benefits the communities of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce & Foundation.

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