Cape Cod Renovations of some nature always seem to be on our agenda at The Captain’s Manor Inn. During this off season we tackled the plan of creating a two story suite. For a couple of years we had wanted to find a way to incorporate the wonderful cupola on the top of the Inn as part of the Forbes guestroom. We could not be happier with the results. The project included moving a wall to include the original 1800’s staircase into the room so guests could head up to their private reading/tv room getaway. We were also able to enlarge the bedroom and upgrade from a Queen to a King bed. During the renovation process we even uncovered a piece of the original wallpaper. Our firsts guests said they feel like they are up in the trees and love the 360 degree views. A two story suite in Cape Cod is a rarity and we have been excited to create this special romantic getaway.
We also decided to do some further renovation to the Tuscany guestroom. Just two years ago we enlarged the bathroom and made some other changes. We had not yet repainted the room in its entirety as there were a number of Tromp L’oeil murals in the room by a well known Romanian artist. After much deliberation we decided it was time to completely renovate the room. So we have repainted the room, added new chairs, taken out a corner sink in the room and added a desk. Last but not least we changed the bed from a iron King bed to a four poster King Cherry wood bed. We hope you enjoy the pictures of both projects below:
Cape Cod Renovations creating our Forbes Cupola Suite:
Cape Cod Renovations of the Tuscany Guestroom:
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.
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.
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.
We are very happy to share with you the initial photos of our 3 new guestrooms! Professional photographer Christian Giannelli just visited with us to take these pictures so we can update our website. In approximately 2 weeks we will have photo galleries for the new guestrooms as well as pictures of the new bistro and the back of the Inn where the addition was done. In the meantime Christian was good enough to provide a few shots to whet our appetite. The rooms are available for reservations now.
We hope you enjoy!