The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days here at The Captain’s Manor Inn which is helping us to get some important outdoor work completed on the new construction. The finishing touches are being done on the new main entrance stairs to the veranda and Kevin has been very busy creating the new brick patio at the base of the stair entrance. Needless to say his back and knees are a bit sore!
Hard to believe that less than 60 days are left until we reopen the Inn. The tiling of all the new bathrooms is well underway and the crown molding and wood trim is in process. The Bates room is a fun room to capture as it progresses. We posted a short video below that we hope you enjoy
Work is underway on beautiful window art for the Canopy Room. A local artisan, Robin Pierson, is being featured in Cape Cod magazine and we got a sneak preview when Robin stopped by to pickup the window last week. Please scroll down below for a copy of the article. We can not wait to show off our piece of art when it is done!!
Progress continues with the rough in for the electrical and plumbing/heating complete. It is incredible to see the amount of wire and piping that is going into the addition.
Our plumbing and heating professional is someone we used when we lived in Western Massachusetts and we are so pleased that he traveled out with his team to do our work. He is a great professional and a patriot as you will see from his truck.
Look at the intricate valves for all the plumbing lines for the new bathrooms and heating systems in the addition!!!
The Sandwich Glass Museum has reopened for the 2012 season. There are more than 6000 glass pieces on display created by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich during the 19th century. At the museum you will be able to enjoy daily glassblowing demonstrations, a multi-media theater, 15 galleries of antique glass and a contemporary glass gallery. The museum also hosts a museum store that features contemporary glass artists as well as reproductions, perfumes, jewelry, paperweights, vases and ornaments. Hours are : Wednesday through Sunday in February and March from 9:30 am to 4 pm and daily from April through December from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
As the winter continues to be mild we are VERY thankful. The exterior walls of the Inn have been opened into the new addition as the framing of interior walls, rough in plumbing and rough in electrical begins. Needless to say it is quite dusty and drafty, we can just imagine how cold it would be if it were a typical winter:)
Thought you might enjoy some pictures showing the breakthrough and also some of the new rooms being framed out.
Robin Pierson sample window art w/ nautical map inset and seaglass
We are very pleased that as part of our Inn expansion we will be adding a wonderful piece of art to the Canopy room. The Captain’s Manor Inn has wonderful original windows with plantation shutters that we have worked hard to maintain as we renovate and add on to the property. In the Canopy room we are in the process of taking out the old bathroom and an old closet and that space will now become part of the living area of the bedroom. We are also adding on a new bathroom which will feature custom tile work and a large 5 x 4 foot shower. To do this work we are adding to the back of the room and we have decided to keep the old window and plantation shutter but to create a work of art highlighted within the window as specialized in by Robin Pearson. We will keep you posted on the progress but in the meantime here are some pictures what has been taken out and some initial work by Robin as well as an example of her work from another project. Enjoy.
Spring is right around the corner….Really… What a wonderful time to visit Cape Cod and enjoy all there is to offer before the crowds of summer arrive. Your getaway package includes: simply elegant accomodations, full breakfast, a complimentary bottle of wine and a flower bouquet from Allen’s House of Flowers in Falmouth Village.
Highfield Hall is a magnificent restored mansion first built in 1878 and almost lost after decades of neglect. Following an $8 million restoration effort the home is a wonder to tour. In 2011 restoration of the sunken victorian gardens were completed and are a delight to behold.
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After selecting your room you can add the
“April Showers bring May Flowers Package” to your guestroom at check out.
During your stay in Falmouth enjoy beautiful Spohr Gardens where Daffodil Days are celebrated during the last two weekends of April when thousands of flowers are in bloom in the gardens and on the banks of oyster pond. Watch a brief panoramic video of one section of the gardens by oyster pond :
We are excited to let you know that we have created a google plus page for The Captain’s Manor Inn. We are looking forward to adding people and businesses to our circles as others join the google + application. So far some videos and pictures have been added to our page and more to come.
It is bitterly cold out today! After an incredibly mild winter to date the artic freeze started yesterday and is in full force today. That has not stopped our wonderful framers from working hard to keep the addition on track. Over the weekend Kevin and I recruited our two young adult children to form a painting production line. The story is that we are replicating 174 brackets on the wrap around veranda and our architect had them made and shipped from Georgia. They arrived on Friday and had to all be painted by Monday for the framer to get them on the house in preparation for the siding work to begin. So here we are on Monday and the brackets are being attached as I write this. Some pictures of this part of our Cape Cod bed and breakfast project are shown below: