Fall Weddings & Winter Weddings

Fall wedding

Photos from a few of our favorite Fall & Winter Weddings

This beautiful couple wanted an intimate winter wedding in an elegant home. We were married in December so winter weddings hold a special place in our hearts.

Winter weddings on Cape Cod by the Christmas tree
This handsome couple were married the week before Christmas. The halls were decked at the Palmer House Inn which created a festive setting.

Winter wedding for a happy couple.

Winter wedding at the Palmer House Inn located in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
Winter wedding

A joyous fall wedding.

Fall wedding at the Palmer House
Joy was in the air on this brisk Fall day. The elopement/wedding was warm and cosy within the Palmer House Inn.

 

A Winter Wedding Elopment for a beautiful couple.

Same sex winter weddings vows by the fireplace.
Wedding vows by the fireplace. These lovely ladies’ wish was to be married on New year’s Day. They started a new year and a new life together.

 

Winter weddings can be fun. This couple wanted some photos in the snow.

Winter weddings on Cape Cod in the snow
Photo with a photo in the snow. Love was in the air on the first day of spring for this happy couple. They wanted to recreate his parent’s wedding day look.

Fall wedding ceremony at the gazebo

Wedding ceremony in the gazebo at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
Wedding ceremony in the gazebo at the Museums on the Green.

More on Fall and Winter Weddings on Cape Cod


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guestrooms have their own charm, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room for your wedding. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Our Favorite Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe
Gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce from the Palmer House Inn, located in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

This Gingerbread pancake recipe is one of our favorites at the Inn. It’s easy to prepare and an excellent choice if you are serving a large group at home.

Serves 4 to 6.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 Cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 8 Tbs (1 stick) melted butter

Directions

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, molasses, buttermilk and butter. Pour into dry ingredients; stir until just combined. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter. Use 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.

Drop onto hot griddle until light brown on each side. Serve with lemon sauce (Lemon Sauce Recipe).

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe Notes:

Prepare the lemon sauce a day or two ahead of time to give yourself extra time in the morning. Keep the sauce refrigerated until you are ready to use it. Then warm the sauce in a pan and serve with the pancakes hot.

A Sumptuous Start to Your Day on Cape Cod

Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the sun filled breakfast room, enjoy the aroma of fresh brewed coffee filling the room and have a delightful meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods. Meals frequently consist of a fruit starter, followed by a sweet or savory main dish.

The Inn’s organic herb garden, we affectionately refer to as The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.

 


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

2017 Cape Cod Beach Review

Cape Cod Beach

Cape Cod Beach Review: Falmouth Boasts 68 Miles of Beautiful Beaches

The town of Falmouth is a peninsula on a peninsula, therefore, we have lovely beaches on three sides. Some are on the Buzzards Bay side. These face west and are wonderful for viewing sunsets. Others are on the southeast side of the town and have outstanding sunrise vistas and one can look across Vineyard Sound to see the island of Martha’s Vineyard. We also have the fresh water beaches of Grew’s Pond. We have something for everyone. We have more beaches than any other town on Cape Cod. Falmouth residents also like to brag about having the warmest water and the most public beaches on the Cape. Water temperatures average 70 degrees in the summer and beach goers can enjoy the warm water through late autumn.  In fact many of us believe that October is by far, the most beautiful month of the year.

Cape Cod Beach
Cape Cod is an arm-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts[1] and forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. The Cape’s small town character and beachfront brings tourism during the spring, summer and autumn months.
Falmouth Beach Map
Map of Falmouth beaches.

Many of the beaches are handicapped-accessible and offer beach wheelchairs (reservation required). For additional information call (508) 548-8623 in-season or go to www.falmouthmass.us

Falmouth has always been an ideal location for maritime trade including fishing, whaling and shipbuilding. Many sea captains called Falmouth home and at one time nearly half of the 300 households in Falmouth were homes of sea captains and those who made their living on the water. The man who built the Palmer House Inn, in 1901, Joseph C. Fish, owned whaling ships. If you are interested in Maritime History, a visit to Falmouth’s Museums on the Green is a must. The Museums are just steps from the Palmer House Inn, on the way to Falmouth’s charming Main Street.

When guests arrive at our B&B they see our welcoming baskets of beach towels on the porch. We invite guests to take them on their way to the beach.

The Falmouth Beach Committee manages ten beaches. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

All of the beaches below have Falmouth lifeguards, changing facilities, and restrooms with the exception of The Knob Beach.  Parking stickers and beach passes can be purchased at the Ellen T. Mitchell Bath House at Surf Drive Beach.

BRISTOL BEACH

Bristol Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod.
Bristol Beach.

Located in Falmouth Heights, Bristol Beach has plenty of parking. A small creek ebbs and flows between Little Pond and Vineyard Sound. An Ice cream truck visits the beach and there are portable restrooms. It is handicapped accessible and beach stickers are required.

Chapaquoit Beach Sunset
Chapaquoit Beach Sunset

CHAPAQUOIT BEACH

This Falmouth beach is a favorite with many families, Chapaquoit has white sand and lovely open ocean views. Windsurfers are welcome on the north end of the beach. Beach stickers are required. This location is visited by an ice cream truck and it has portable restrooms. It is handicapped accessible.

GREW’S POND BEACH

Located in Goodwill Park off Gifford Street, this is a fresh water pond beach, and is staffed by Falmouth lifeguards. Grew’s Pond has a sandy beach, grills and picnic benches are available, as well as a covered pavilion shelter.  An ice cream truck visits this beach and there are portable rest rooms. No sticker is needed. This beach is not handicapped accessible.

Falmouth Heights Beach
Falmouth Heights Beach

FALMOUTH HEIGHTS BEACH

Couple on Falmouth Heights Beach
Couple on Falmouth Heights Beach

The beach at Falmouth Heights on Vineyard Sound is long and has plenty of beautiful sand. The water is warm and views of Martha’s Vineyard are outstanding. Because of a high seawall, handicapped accessibility from the wall to the beach is limited. There are portable restrooms. A beach sticker is required, however, parking is limited. It is best to arrive early. This beach has beautiful sunrise vistas. There are two restaurants that are close to the beach. The Casino Wharf FX, has spectacular views of Vineyard Sound and Martha’s Vineyard from the second story deck. The British Beer Company, is across Grand Avenue from the beach and has walk-up window service.

MEGANSETT BEACH

Located along the shores of Buzzards Bay, this beach is frequented primarily by neighborhood families. Maganesett is a great Falmouth beach for viewing a sunset. This beach has portable rest rooms and is visited by an ice cream truck. A beach sticker is required and parking is limited. Magansett is handicapped accessible.

MENAUHANT BEACH

This beach is located on Vineyard Sound and is divided into an east and west side by a tidal stream that connects Bournes Pond to Vineyard Sound. An ice cream truck visits this beach and there are portable rest rooms. Stickers are available or a one-day fee of $10. is charged. That fee can be paid to the gate attendant. This beach is handicapped accessible.

OLD SILVER BEACH

Old Silver Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod
Old Silver Beach

This is by far Falmouth’s most popular beach and arguably the most popular beach on Cape Cod. The parking lot is divided into two sections: one for residents and the other for the public, which is accessed  by paying a daily entry fee of $20. Concessions, showers and changing rooms are available. People come from great distances to enjoy Old Silver’s pure white sand. Parking is ample, but come early; the lots fill up fast. Old Silver is handicapped accessible. On a clear day Falmouth’s Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse can be seen from the shore. It is also a great location from which to view the sunset.

STONEY BEACH

Located in Woods Hole, this MBL-owned beach is staffed by Falmouth lifeguards and parking attendants. It is a wonderful beach, sheltered from the afternoon southwest winds and is very popular so it is best to arrive early. An ice Cream truck visits this beach and there are portable rest rooms. A Falmouth Beach sticker or MBL sticker is required to use the limited parking area. Stony Beach is handicapped accessible.

SURF DRIVE BEACH

Surf Drive Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod
Surf Drive Beach.

This Falmouth beach is just a twenty minute walk from the Palmer House Inn. It features public showers, a concession stand and is host to the Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse, where residents and visitors may purchase Falmouth beach stickers. Surf Drive Beach faces Martha’s Vineyard and Vineyard Sound. A one-day parking fee of $10. can be purchased at the gate. Surf Drive Beach is handicapped accessible.

WOOD NECK BEACH

This beach is located on Buzzards Bay and has a tidal creek containing pure sand and many “critters”, that are interesting to watch. Wood Neck beach is visited by an ice cream truck, has portable toilets and is handicapped accessible. Beach stickers are required.

THE KNOB BEACH

Knob Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod
Knob Beach

This beach does not have lifeguards, restrooms or changing facilities. Also, it is not handicapped accessible. However, it is one of the most romantic, secluded locations on Cape Cod. It has been the site of many marriage proposals. If you wish to see a magnificent Cape Cod sunset, The Knob is the place to go. This “off the beaten path beach”, is located in the Sippewissett section of Falmouth, and can be difficult to find, so be sure to ask Pat or Bill for directions. We have a Youtube video of a walk to the Knob.

See more on our You Tube Channel. – Palmer House Inn’s Cape Cod: The Knob

Previous beach reviews

 


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.