Fall has come early this year thanks to Hurricane Irene (aka Tropical Storm Irene). This is a picture on Hurricane day taken on Grand Avenue in Falmouth.
We were fortunate at The Captain’s Manor Inn compared to so many as we only lost our internet, phones and cable for a little over 24 hours. The storm stirred up so much salt in the air that the tree leaves were coated with the salt which proceeded to suck the moisture right out of the leaves and they have been falling ever since. Some pictures of the storm impact are shown below as well as a picture of our son Kevin finally getting to trim the front yard boxwood shrubs after doing storm cleanup.
One of the reasons we purchased The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Ma. after looking at Inn properties throughout the East coast was the beauty of Cape Cod and how many things there are to do on the Cape or nearby. One great example is the Newport Jazz Festival seeing as Newport is only an hour and ten minutes from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Cape Cod.
Why not attend the Newport Jazz Festival on August 5th, 6th and 7th and after the festivities on Sunday head to Falmouth and plan a respite at The Captain’s Manor Inn enjoying all there is to offer in Falmouth. While here we encourage you to plan a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Start early with a full breakfast at 8am at the Inn and then head over to the ferry for your 45 minutes trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy a day of exploration on the Vineyard then take the ferry back and plan on a wine/cheese platter at our Inn before going out to dinner at one of the fine restaurants in walking distance from the Inn.
Just a short stroll from our bed and breakfast accomodations at The Captain’s Manor Inn is lovely Falmouth Village. This year’s arts and crafts street festival on July 13th in Falmouth Village Cape Cod was fantastic. It was a hot summer day and thousands of people came to enjoy the beautiful handcrafted items and to see many of the artisans performing their craft work. Main Street in Falmouth was closed down as they do each year for the festival. The Falmouth Village shops and restaurants on main street participate in the big day and many set up tables outside their shops and restaurants with great merchandise or nice ice cold water and other snacks.
Pictures of a couple of our favorite artisan booths are shown below.
The beauty of Cape Cod is how much there is to do on the Cape or nearby. For example, Newport is only an hour a ten minutes from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth Cape Cod.
Why not attend the Newport Folk Festival on July 30th and July 31st and after the festivities on Sunday head to Falmouth and plan to stay a couple of days at The Captain’s Manor Inn enjoying all there is to offer in Falmouth. You could even plan a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Come on down to breakfast early say at 8 and then head over to the ferry for your 45 minutes trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Spend the day exploring all there is to see on the Vineyard then take the ferry back and plan on a wine/cheese platter at our Inn before going out to dinner at one of the fine restaurants in walking distance from the Inn.
We hope to see you soon.
We are happy to see the ArtMarket begin its 5th summer in Falmouth on Main Street just down the street from The Captain’s Manor Inn. The market runs every Tuesday from 2pm until 8pm beginning today through Labor Day.
About 24 artists and artisans from Falmouth will have their tables set up to show and sell their creations. There will be painters, jewelers, glassblowers, ceramists, fabric artists, and more, displaying their work and demonstrating their skills, as well as performances by local musicians.
Two new features this year are a display of books by Falmouth authors and CDs by Falmouth musicians.
There are many wonderful walking tours of Cape Cod throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Many guests of The Captain’s Manor Inn make it a point to join in on such walking tours during their stay. This coming Thursday, June 30th, 2011 is the walking tour of private cape cod gardens in Hyannis Port Ma. from 9:30am-3pm. The tour features a buffet luncheon by prior reservation at the Hyannisport Club.
$80 Tour and Luncheon (non-member) OR $55 Tour Only (non-member)
Arts Alive is a free three-day arts festival full of events and activities right here in Falmouth, Ma in Cape Cod.
The festival runs from June 17th through June 19th.
Each year seems to get bigger and better. This year there are over 50 performances of Music, Dance, Theater and Film scheduled and over 50 Arts and Crafts Vendors on site just down the street from The Captain’s Manor Inn.
A wonderful 50 year tradition takes place June 18th at St. Barnabas in Falmouth, Cape Cod. Stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn and take a short stroll down to our neighbor the beautiful St. Barnabas Church .
Enjoy strawberry shortcake and lobster rolls, hot dogs or BBQ chicken under the tent on the St. Barnabas lawn, across the street from the Village Green. Find a treasure at the Market featuring White Elephant table, antiques, book & CD table, arts & crafts vendors, home baked goods, and a plant sale. All proceeds benefit various local charities. www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org
Click here to read a wonderful history article on the strawberry festival. Cape Cod strawberry festivals enjoy an interesting place in history.
Historic buff trivia – The Captain’s Manor Inn bed and breakfast was the first summer home built in Falmouth and E. Pierson Beebe of Boston, a director of the Androscoggin Mills in Lewiston, Maine, one of the largest cotton mills in New England, built Highfield Hall in 1878, another of the early summer homes in Falmouth. E. Pierson Beebe also built St. Barnabas Memorial Church in 1889, as a thank you offering for his financial success.