January & February Guest Room Reviews

Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Rose
Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub in the Robert Frost Room
Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub in the Robert Frost Room

1.1 The lights of heaven shined upon us as we basked in the tub, contemplating our future. The we lay in bed and watched Sherlock, gripping each other awaiting the next clue. This is the place where we schemed our future. Where we recommitted to our past and enjoyed our present. – Drey and Mary

1.18 This was the perfect, low key break from our busy lives in Boston. Highlights of the trip included breakfast, tea-time, and the fire in our room. Also, it was so nice to sleep in a bed that accommodated my 6’10” husband. This was our first “inn” experience – we are already planning the next one! – Joydita and Simon

Falmouth Main St in snow
Falmouth’s Main Street

1.24 Dear Bill and Pat, Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality, and special breakfast, and birthday champagne! We hope to come back soon! Go Pats! #Blizzard2016 – couldn’t imagine a better place to be holed up! – Cristina and Tom

2.15 Palmer House has provided us with the most wonderful Valentine’s celebration. The ambiance, our gracious hosts, and the room accommodations all set the stage for indulgence and relaxation. This has been our first visit but there will be more. Thank you. – Carol and Joe

2.15 Dear Pat and Bill – Thank you for another wonderful stay at the Palmer House. The room was comfortable and cozy, and the breakfast – as usual – was delicious! We appreciate all of the extra things you do to make your guests feel welcome. – Diane and Paul

Wild Blueberry Soup Recipe
Wild Blueberry Soup Recipe

2.14 OMG! What a weekend! Didn’t know what to expect, as I booked on the web. You never know what you are going to get ’til you get there. Wow, this place is amazing. From the room, to the service, the food, all the little details. The location is awesome, everything is walking distance away. It was a very cold weekend, but it didn’t matter as we had a nice drive along the beach, stopped at the lighthouse, went to the aquarium, and two great dinners. All to come back to a great hot tub, awesome bed, and cozy room! Thank you so much, we plan on coming back sooner than later, probably Spring. We can’t wait. Thank you Pat and Bill and all your staff for making this a Valentine’s to remember. Love, Larry and Gabby

2.14 Dear Bill and Pat, Thank you for helping us to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Weekend down in the Cape. Both of us working full time, going to school for our Master’s Degrees, and being parents to a rambunctious toddler, we really needed some time away and to ourselves. Your house is beautiful and welcoming and we couldn’t have asked for a better time! Thank you and happy Valentine’s Day! – Jen and Matt

2.25 Dear Pat and Bill, Thank you for your kind hospitality. We loved having the place to ourselves! We hope to return. Best, Heidi

Robert Frost room 6
Robert Frost Room

2.20 Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your meticulous care to detail has made our stay truly wonderful and most appreciated. From décor to the extras. From the breakfast to having every amenity in our room. Thank you..



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.