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Cape Cod’s Best Bed and Breakfasts

March 1, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod’s Best Bed and Breakfasts were recently identified by the Travel Channel. There are over 250 bed and breakfasts throughout Cape Cod. The Travel Channel article by Christopher Setterlund identified the top ten spanning from Upper Cape Cod through Mid Cape and Lower Cape Cod out to Outer Cape Cod. As members of the Cape Cod Chamber we are very familiar with the wonderful hosts and properties that the Travel Channel identified. Read on to learn a bit about these top ten bed and breakfasts.

The Captain’s Manor Inn is honored to be one of these top ten Cape Cod’s bed and breakfasts and the only one located in Upper Cape. Located in Falmouth Village, guests love the ability to park the car and stroll to the many boutique shops, restaurants, museums and beaches. Enjoy the Shining Sea bike path and the many walkable gardens and museums in town or perhaps a game of golf, fishing, kayaking, or sunset cruises are on your list. Explore our day trips page for ideas ranging from day tripping to Martha’s Vineyard to sailing off for a whale watch.

cape cod's best bed and breakfasts map of cape cod regionย We are also thrilled that The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn is named as one of the top ten Cape Cod bed and brebookbutton5akfasts by the Travel Channel. In 2014 The Captain’s Manor Inn partnered with The Platinum Pebble to offer our 2 for 1 package that has been extremely popular with our international guests and our domestic guests. We essentially ease the planning of your Cape Cod vacation by creating a week long package where you spend 3 days at each of our two Inns and during your stay you will day trip to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Heritage Museums and Gardens, plus enjoy a Whale Watch adventure and bike the Shining Sea Bikeway and the Cape Cod Rail Trail. All your ferry and admission tickets are included as part of the package. By staying at The Captain’s Manor Inn in Upper Cape Cod (near Martha’s Vineyard) and Lower Cape Cod (near Nantucket Island) guests of the 2 for 1 package essentially see all of Cape Cod and the Islands during their week long stay.

The other lovely bed and breakfasts named by the Travel Channel span from Mid Cape to Outer Cape.

In the Mid Cape you will find Captain David Kelly House located in Centerville. Rick and Tom have been welcoming guests to their bed and breakfast since 2009. Their breakfasts are entertaining and delicious. One of our favorite places to enjoy while in Centerville is the renowned Four Seas Ice Cream which is not far from Craigville beach.

Another wonderful bed and breakfast in Mid Cape is Liberty Hill Inn which is located in Yarmouth Port. The Inn is set back from historic route 6A on a little hill. It is always great fun to drive Route 6A and enjoy the many unique antique shops along the route and view beautiful historic Cape Cod homes.

A third bed and breakfast in Mid Cape honored in the Travel Channel top ten Cape Cod bed and breakfasts is the Lamb & Lion located in Barnstable. Ali and Tom have exceptional hospitality experience and their Lamb & Lion Inn is located along the scenic and historic 6A and is a renowned pet friendly bed and breakfast.

As you travel east in Cape Cod you will now move from Mid Cape to Lower Cape Cod. In addition to The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn there are 3 other Lower Cape Cod bed and breakfasts honored by the Travel Channel in their Cape Cod’s Best Bed and Breakfasts selection for 2015.

First we travel to the Old Harbor Inn in Chatham Cape Cod.ย  Chatham is a quintessential Cape Cod town with a walkable village style center. Some of the favorite spots we like to visit in Chatham are the working Fish Pier and the Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Lighthouse.

Next as you traverse the Lower Cape would be Brewster by The Sea Inn and Spa located in the historic Sea Captain’s town of Brewster. A thoroughly enjoyable activity to undertake in Brewster is to bike along the Rail to Trail Bike path which spans 22 miles through Dennis in Lower Cape Cod to Wellsfleet inย  Outer Cape Cod. After your bike extravaganza you can enjoy a treatment in Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa’s fully licensed Spa.

Another of the top bed and breakfasts as noted by the Travel Channel in Lower Cape Cod is A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay. This Orleans Bed & Breakfast sits between the historic villages of Chatham & Orleans right at what many refer to as the “elbow” of Cape Cod. Located on Pleasant Bay in Orleans the Inn has beautiful water views and a small beach as well as a dock.

We now leave the Lower Cape to head to the Outer Cape. There are two remaining Bed and Breakfasts to talk about in the Travel Channel designation of top ten Cape Cod bed and breakfasts. These two bed and breakfasts are located in Eastham and Provincetown.

In Eastham you will find the Whalewalk Inn and Spa.The property was originally built in 1830 for a renowned whaling captain and was subsequently a farm before it was purchased and turned into a bed and breakfast in 1953. A highlight of the marshes and open waters that surround Eastham is that they provide some of the best kayaking and canoeing on the Cape.

A short 10 minute drive from the Whalewalk Inn on the way towards the Outer Cape is the famous National Seashore. The Cape Cod National Seashore was created on August 7, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. This national treasure encompasses over 43,000 acres on the Atlantic Ocean side of Cape Cod and in addition to beachfront includes ponds and woods.

Last but not least is the 8 Dyer Hotel bed and breakfast in Provincetown. Brandon and Steve are your hosts at this beautiful and intimate bed and breakfast located in walking distance of such landmarks as the Pilgrim Monument and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. It is also just a short walk to the famous Provincetown Commercial Street. Brandon is a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America so you can expect a yummy breakfast.

We hope you have the chance to visit several of Cape Cod’s best bed and breakfasts.

 

Nantucket Day Trip

March 3, 2013 by insideout

Brandt Point Lighthouse

Nantucket’s Brandt Point Lighthouse

The island of Nantucket is best known for two things. First, its long history of maritime pursuits and secondly itโ€™s attraction for celebrities and tourists alike.

When staying at the Captainโ€™s Manor Inn and planning for a day trip to the island of Nantucket, we recommend you start your day with a full breakfast at the Inn before heading over to Hyannis to catch the fast ferry to the island.

Nantucket is a unique island unto itself. It is only a small island at 3.5 x 14 miles at its widest points. The island only has one town aptly named Nantucket which is a National Landmark Historic District, with over 800 structures built pre1840. Other than downtown, basically Nantucket is made up of all beach.

Youโ€™ll feel transported as you walk the cobbled main road. The street was paved back in 1837, using cobblestones from Gloucester, Massachusetts. These very same cobblestones were used as ballast to stabilize ships cargoes back in the day.

Nantucket Main Street

Nantucket Main Street

Your day trip itinerary might look like this:

9:00 AMย  Breakfast at The Captainโ€™s Manor Inn

9:45ย  AMย ย  Head off to Hyannis to catch the Steamship Authority’s Iyanough Fastย  Ferry to Nantucket.

11:ย  AMย ย  The Ferry departs from Hyannis

12:00 PMย  The Ferry arrives in Nantucket

12:15 PMย ย Make your first stop Nantucketโ€™s Whaling Museum which was renovated in 2005. Do not miss the rooftop observation deck for a special view of Nantucket harbor.

1:15 PMย  Time for lunch at any number of wonderful restaurants.ย  Some favoriteโ€™s of Captainโ€™s Manor Inn guests are โ€“ Brotherhood of Thieves or Something Natural for outstanding sandwiches and treats at a reasonable priceโ€ฆ.Or for something a little more elegant and pricey try Company of the Cauldron or Oran Mor Bistro.

2:45 PMย  Now is a great time to walk off or bike offย  lunch.ย  Enjoy all the little side road explorations off Main Street on your own ORย  head back to the Whaling Museum and join the Nantucket Historical Association guided 1+ย  hour walking tour OR take part in the Nantucket Bike Tours History Buff Tour.

5:00 PMย  A little treat might be in store at Petticoat Row Bakery known for exquisite baked goods.

5:150 PM A last minute walk to Brandt Point Lighthouse might be just the thing before boarding the ferry to head back to the mainland.

6:00 PM The ferry leaves Nantucket bound for Hyannis.

7:00 PM You dock in Hyannis and head back to Falmouth for dinner on Main Street.

Nantucket Harbor

Nantucket Harbor

Daffodil Days | Spohr Garden | Falmouth Ma |

April 25, 2011 by insideout

It really is starting to feel like spring with the Daffodils blooming all around us here on Cape Cod.ย  Yesterday we took a walk from The Captain’s Manor Inn to Spohr Gardens to check on the progress of the spring bloom.ย  It was a beautiful day and Kevin and I took some pictures and a video so we could share them with you on this blog.ย  This weekend is the biggest weekend for Daffodils with Daffodil Days at Spohr Garden and the Daffodil Festival on Nantucket.ย For more information click here for a link.

Highfield Theatre, The Sound of Music in Falmouth, Ma

February 18, 2011 by insideout

We invite you to enjoy wonderful talent showcased by the Falmouth Theatre Guild in Falmouth, Ma. during a stay at our Cape Cod bed and breakfast.ย  The first show of the season is the wonderful Sound of Music featuring the well known music of Roger Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. (also this weekend are the daffodil festivals Spohr Gardens, Falmouth and Nantucket island)

Opening Friday April 29th and running weekends through Sunday May 15th.

Performance times are 7:30 PM Fridays & Saturdays, and 2:00 PM Sundays.ย To purchase tickets please click here.

The theatre is currently undergoing renovations for the box office and restrooms.ย  While on a walk the other day I took a few pictures of the work underway.

Spohr Garden, Falmouth Ma and Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend

February 15, 2011 by insideout

Come stay at our Cape Cod bed and breakfast over the April 29, 2001 to May 1, 2011 weekend and enjoy a stroll to nearby Spohr Garden in Falmouth, Ma where over 34 species of daffodils will be in full bloom.ย  You might also enjoy a day trip to the island of Nantucket for their famous festival.ย ย  Enjoy our simply elegant accomodations while getting your first feel of spring in Cape Cod.

Starting in early April until mid May there are millions of daffodils of every color, size and shape that bloom on Nantucket. One of the many events taking place over the weekend is the 37th Annual Daffodil Flower Show.ย  The show is free to all and is held at the Coffin School on 4 Winter Street.ย  Saturday from 2-5 PM and Sunday from 10AM-4:30 PM.ย  The show features entries in horticulture, arrangement & photography.

Click here for event website

Source:nantucketadventures.com

 

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