Easter at Our Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast

Easter bunny greeting children in Falmouth, Cape Cod.

From all of us at a Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast, we wish you all a happy and healthy Easter weekend. 

Easter bunny greeting children in Falmouth, Cape Cod.
Easter bunny greeting children in Falmouth.

The Palmer House Inn is open and we are decorated for this joyous holiday. Give us a call and join us for a few days. You can take advantage of our Spring Break Special. The Main Street shops in Falmouth Village are decorated and all of the fine restaurants are open. As always the Easter Bunny will be here on Saturday to oversee the Easter Egg Roll on the library lawn and after the Roll’s festivities, she will be meeting with the little ones on her thrown on the stage at Peg Noonan Park.

Spring has arrived, the snow drops and crocus are in bloom. The grass is beginning to get greener. The days are getting longer and warmer.  The breezes are softer and the birds are returning from the south land. The outside work at the Inn has begun in preparation for the busy high season.  Cape Cod is waking up after its long winter’s nap.

After a short trip to the west coast in January to visit family, Bill and I have spent the quiet season polishing, painting and otherwise preparing, Our quaint Cape Cod bed and breakfast is ready to welcome for the new season. As spring progresses we are rested and ready to go. I have been experimenting in the kitchen and have made a few new additions to our menu offerings but the old favorites will still be served. Remember, if you do have a favorite Palmer House Inn, breakfast that you remember form a prior stay, just let us know when you are booking your reservation and we will do our best to make your wish come true.

There will be a few other changes for the 2013 season. Bill has decided to take on a new role during our the morning service. As much as he enjoys cooking, his plan is that he will no longer be behind the kitchen counter but will be more available to the guests. He will be in the office and around the common areas and will be free to chat with guests, to answer questions about day trips, issue bicycles, sell ferry tickets or print boarding passes.

For those of you who came to know and enjoy the pleasant personalities of  our lovely 2012 housekeeping staff, we have kept in contact them in Romania and Bulgaria and many of them will be returning in May and June, just in time for warm weather.

Lilly of the Valley at Sphor Gardens, Cape Cod
Lilly of the Valley

Monca, Stanislava, Geargiana and Ciprianna add such joy and youthful enthusiasm to the inn’s service and charm. The personal touch is what innkeeping is all about. We have also added a new person to the front desk staff. Her name is Mimi and she will be with us year round. She is a warm and energetic New Englander. She has lived in Falmouth for a number of years, and she knows all of the best places to visit and dine. She is also an artist who exhibits throughout Cape Cod. We are looking forward to the new dimension that she will be adding to our Cape Cod bed and breakfast experience.

What Are You Doing This Same Time Next Year? Renew, Relax and Rejuvenate

Romantic Couple Embrace

Same Time Next Year: Renew, Relax and Rejuvenate

We proudly present our tranquil Cape Cod bed and breakfast as a relaxing location for couples to recharge, renew themselves and their relationships with loved ones. Our goal is to provide you with an occasion to focus on you love and to find each other again.

Romantic Couple Embrace
Romantic Couple Embrace

Our Same Time Next Year Getaway Package consists of three steps. First, book your room for next year and we will reserve it at this year’s rate. Two, select the room that you want when making the reservation. And, third, write a note to yourselves about your thoughts and dreams using the note paper and envelope we gave to you on arrival. We will seal it with wax and place it in your room on the day of your arrival.

Think of your note as a mini-time capsule, for the two of you to reminisce while you relax by a cozy fire, take a romantic stroll along the beach, or while enjoying a delightful evening meal at your favorite restaurant. This is your time to make it what you wish for yourselves and each other. This is your time to renew, relax and rejuvenate.

What our guests are saying…

“Bill & Pat, Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at the Palmer House. We so love staying here in Falmouth and especially at the Palmer House. Hope to see you soon.” – To & Betty Ann, July 7, 2012

“Thank you so much for the lovely surprise of champagne and chocolates last night. Your Inn and all you do to make it the great place that it is made my big 50th a lovely time! Thank you very much! We plan to visit again and again.” – Susan, July 7, 2012

“Bill & Pat, Wow!! What a beautiful,elegant room & so clean. The attention to detail is fabulous. Our second time staying with you and again we had a wonderful stay! Breakfast was delicious, the room was so quiet & comfy!. We will be back again soon!
Thanks for the memories!” – Delia & Paul, Wrentham, MA, February 6, 2012

“Our stay here was restful. We appreciate your hospitality and the comfortable environment that you create here for us travelers to your Inn. We hope to journey back this way again sometime, and if we stay the night it will be here! Much happiness to you and yours.” –Sally & Fred, September 13, 2011

“It was a pleasurable stay at the Palmer House. We have stayed in Falmouth at many Inns and hotels but none as nice, welcoming and immaculate as the Palmer House. We will be back! ” – Dan & Kim, MA, September 11, 2011

Romantic Champagne in Waterford
Champagne

“15 Years ago, my husband & I were married in the front parlor of this lovely Inn. We had not been back & were pleased with changes. Bill & Pat have been so kind & helpful. We have enjoyed our stay & hope to return–sooner than 15 years!” – Amy & D’Armand, June 7, 2011


While all of your rooms have their own renewing charm, our favorite Same Time Next Year rooms are the Emily Dickinson Room, Harriet Beecher Stowe Room and the Theodore Roosevelt Room for their big comfortable beds, jacuzzi-style tubs and cozy fireplaces.

Romantic Valentine’s Day on Cape Cod

Romantic Valentine Roses

A Romantic Cape Valentine Weekend

It is February 14th and our little Cape Cod bed and breakfast will be checking-in an inn full of  guests this weekend. The roses have been ordered, to be delivered today. The chocolates have been purchased and the champagne is chilling. There will be a fire in the parlor fireplace and romantic music will be playing.

Romantic Valentine Roses
Romantic Valentine Roses

The restaurants and shops on Main Street are also decked out. La Cucina Sul Mare (Falmouth Restaurant Map), Falmouth’s southern Italian-American restaurant, has a decorated tree with red lighting beside the door and each diner will be given a red rose.  Fabio Pozzati, the executive chef at Osteria La Civetti, Main Street’s northern Italian restaurant, will be serving up some of his romantic fare.  Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar has created a wonderful Valentine Margarita for diners to enjoy. Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub is hosting it’s sixth annual “Dateless Night”,  if you want to have a good laugh, they will be having their own version of “The Dating Game”. You do not have to be dateless in order to go, all that you need is a good sense of humor and an appreciation of fine Irish music. Also, Stone Loven Pizza Co. will be featuring their meat lover’s pizza. Also, The Glass Onion on North Main Street will be having several sumptuous specials this in honor of the day of lovers.

How did Valentine’s Day Become Romantic?

The origin of Valentine’s Day is not certain. There were many early Christian martyrs who were named Valentine, however, it is believed that the ones who are honored on February 14th are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. Valentine of Rome, was martyred in approximately AD 269 and was berried on Via Flaminia.

Romantic Valentine Heart and Chocolates
Valentine Heart and Chocolates

Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna about AD 197. Interamna is modern day Terni. This Valentine is said to have been martyred  during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. He is also buried on the Via Flaminia. According to popular to popular martyrology Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. During his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer. Before he was executed, it is said that he composed a farewell letter to her and signed it, “From your Valentine.” However, it was not until the Middle Ages that February 14th. was associated with romantic love. It was Gregory Chaucer who initiated the tradition of courtly love and it was in the 15th. century that it became an occasion during which lovers expressed their love for one another. That is when the giving of flowers, sweets and love notes became popular. Some Valentine’s Day symbols that are the most used today are; a heart-shaped outline, doves and winged Cupids. In the 19th. century greeting card companies began mass-producing cards and the tradition continues today.

Yesterday I met a friend, she told me about her 14 year old son who wanted to give his girlfriend a special Valentine, however, because he was on a tight budget, he decided to give her a deck of playing cards. On each card he wrote a reason why he loves her. On the front of the box he wrote, Fifty-two reasons why I love you. On one of the cards he wrote, “I love the way that your eyes crinkle when you laugh.” I would be willing to bet that she will keep that deck for a long time.


If you are looking for a romantic Bed and Breakfast next Valentine’s Day we recommend our Harriet Beecher Stowe room, with a fireplace, jacuzzi-style tub and cozy king bed, won’t want to leave. Our Emily Dickinson room also features a fireplace, jazuzzi-style tub and inviting king bed with the added benefit of being located in the main part of the inn.