Guest’s room reviews – September 2015

9.12 Dear Pat and Bill, Thank you for your warmth and hospitality during our exceptional stay. The room was terrific and the breakfast delicious. We can’t wait to come back again! – Jia and Dafang

9.5 From Olde England to New England and step back in time! This charming inn is the perfect place to relax and unwind in this pretty town. We came on recommendation and the Palmer House has exceeded our expectations on every level. Pat and Bill should be very proud of the exceptional level of service and hospitality they provide. – Sue and Graham. P.S. We really enjoyed using the bicycles on the trail-way and appreciated the beach towel service.

9.18 Thank you for making us feel at home. We love Falmouth and are sad to leave. – Paul and Becky

9.20 This was our first time at the Palmer House but I doubt it will be the last. Thank you so much for making our 20th wedding anniversary that much more special. – Will and Kerry

9.2. What a cute place! Really enjoyed our stay – very restful room to return to after a busy day. From Seattle, visiting family – old family roots here. Breakfasts were wonderful! – Harlan and Kathy

9.13 Dear Bill and Pat, Thank you for a most enjoyable stay in you lovely “home.” The was beautiful, the bed comfortable, and the breakfasts delicious! And you staff is warm and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Falmouth! – Nancy and Roger

9.20 Celebrated our 39th anniversary by taking our first trip to the Cape. By taking the suggestions that Pat and Bill offered, we thoroughly enjoyed our days here, having had such a restful sleep in such a comfortable room. Thank you! – Patricia and Patrick

9.15 Bill and Pat, I look forward to starting our Cape Cod Bike tour here at the Palmer House. It feels like coming home. My guests and I appreciate your warmth and welcoming spirit. There are so many little things like the weather forecast by the bedside, good-night sweets, and the ‘P’ on the toilet paper roll that make your inn very charming. I’m already looking forward to being here again next September. – Dan

9.28 Pat and Bill, Great place to relax and unwind during my daughter’s wedding. I’ve been pampered and loved it. Thank you. -KR

9.27 The Palmer House Inn is an absolute delight. We loved the house, the location, and the warm welcome we received. This is our first visit to Cape Cod and to Falmouth; and everything, including weather, was perfect. We will certainly recommend it to all our friends. Many thanks, Roger and Elizabeth

9.7 Thank you for your hospitality! We had a wonderful, relaxing getaway. Your staff is professional and polite. – Judy and Bruce

9.15 What can I say? We’ve loved our introduction to Cape Cod, especially our stay at Palmer Inn (funnily enough my maiden name). Both Pat and Bill are charming hosts and you can’t fail to be seduced by the breakfasts! We’ve spoken to so many friendly people in and around Falmouth who are always willing to give helpful tips. Already thinking about our next visit… – Karen and Jon

9.23 Dear Pat and Bill, we had a wonderful time here in Falmouth and for the second time at the Palmer House Inn. Thank you for the champagne and chocolates in celebration of our anniversary. Breakfasts were awesome. Our next visit will definitely be back here at the inn. – Ed and Beth

9.19 Thank you for a delightful three days. We love your inn and your staff is very attentive and polite! – Susan and Russell

9.27 Bill, Pat, and Staff, we had a marvelous time at your beautiful inn! Thank you  so much for your superb hospitality. We will definitely be back! Your elopement package for our friends, Laura and Chris, was outstanding! Sincerely, Deb and Chris

9.27 First time at the Palmer House and our stay was first rate. Our 25th wedding anniversary. Pat and Bill, you have a wonderful staff and a great place. We will recommend this inn to everyone. – Bruce and Jeanne

9.28 Dear Pat and Bill, Thank you for making our wedding day special! We love all the special extra touches throughout the room. Our visit was extremely relaxing, your staff wonderful, the chef superb! Thank you for all the special attention to details. We plan on returning again. Sincerely, Laura and Chris

Fantastic Cape Events This Fall

3 Fantastic Cape Events this Fall in Falmouth, Cape Cod.

3 Fantastic Cape Events This Fall

Festivals, fine music, and frights for everyone.

3 Fantastic Cape Events this Fall in Falmouth, Cape Cod.
3 Fantastic Cape Events this Fall in Falmouth, Cape Cod.

Scallop Fest 2015, September 18, 19, 20, 2015

Scallops by the sea, Cape Cod
Scallops by the bay.

50,000+ Patrons over 3 fun-filled days! Famous Fried Scallop & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners, a Food Court – Beer & Wine, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried Dough, a Juried Arts & Craft Show, Fantastic Entertainment, an Inflatable Ride Park & Obstacle Course, and more. Held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, just 15 minutes from the Palmer House Inn.

www.scallopfest.org

JazzFest Falmouth, September 26 – October 4

JazzFest Falmouth
JazzFest Falmouth

Our second fantastic Cape event this Fall is wonderful, JazzFest Falmouth, an eight-day celebration of a uniquely American art form presented by ArtsFalmouth. There will be lectures, recitals, concerts, a Jazz Stroll, a Jam Session, and a jazz brunch. 

We will have cranberry oatmeal cookies and cider as afternoon refreshments. By the way, the Friday evening entertainment starts at the Queen’s Buyway shops with entertainment in the shops. Then they stroll past the Palmer House to the Museums on the Green where there will be more entertainment, then down to Main Street for an evening where the shops stay open late with entertainment.

www.jazzfestfalmouth.org

Falmouth Village of Scarecrows, October 2015

Each fall for the last few years, one by one the scarecrows begin appearing throughout Falmouth Village, MA.  See if you can find all them all. We’re also looking forward to Falmouth’s annual Halloween festivities: the Trick or Treat Stroll, A Visit with the Night Watchman at the Museums on the Green, and Halloween Spooktacular at Highfield Hall.

Falmouth Village of Scarecrows, Palmer House
Falmouth Village of Scarecrows, Palmer House

 


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures on Cape Cod, 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 for a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Cape Cod Scallop Festival

Cape Cod Scallop Festival in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

47th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Festival

By Mary Moran
Photography by P.L. O’Connell

Cape Cod Scallop Festival in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
Cape Cod Scallop Festival.

The year was 1969 and the local fisherman from the town of Bourne and surrounding areas came together and decided to hold a Scallop Festival in order to entice more tourists to the area and also hold a fun, celebration-like event, that was suitable for the entire family. The festival was such a success that it became an annual event, that has since been taken over and organized by the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce. Today, the Cape Cod Scallop Festival is attended by over 50,000 visitors annually.  The amount of deliciously fresh scallops that are deep-fried to mouth-watering perfection, weigh in at over 3 tons! That is a whole lot of seafood.

In order to hold the event during inclement weather, the festival was “tented” so that no one would miss out on all that fabulous Cape Cod seafood. The “rain or shine” affair was, for many years, located at the foot of the railroad bridge at Buzzard’s Bay Park. With an exponential increase in attendees, the event was moved to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds right here in our beautiful town of Falmouth. With acres and  acres of open land and with an ample amount of free parking available, the Fairgrounds were deemed the perfect location for the popular food event.

While the Cape Cod Scallop Festival’s main focus is on the scallops, there is something for everyone. The other main course offered at the festival is an oven-roasted chicken dinner (provided by J&J Concessions). All meals are served with French fries, coleslaw, a roll, and a soda.

If those two tempting entrees STILL don’t entice you, or if you are looking for something for the kids, there is a full food court with options such as lobster rolls, salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers and more. You can even grab a beer or a glass of wine to wash down your hearty meal of choice.

Outside of the food court, possibilities for good ol’ family fun are endless. Local musicians and actors perform live from open to close each day, and classic carnival rides are around every corner. There is also face-painting, arts and crafts, and many other great activities too. *****New this year: an inflatable park, perfect for the kids.*****

1220 Nathan Ellis Hgwy Rt. 151

East Falmouth, MA

www.capecodscallopfest.com

Scallop glass ornaments on Waterford champagne glasses at the Palmer House Inn, in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
Scallop glass ornaments.

The Cape Cod Scallop Fest has turned into such a majorly successful and satisfying event that it has been named in the,” Top 100 Events in North America” for five years in a row!

The 46th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Festival will be held on September 18th-20th of this year, rain or shine. It’s located at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway (Rte. 151), East Falmouth, Massachusetts. Hours of operation are from 10 to 10 on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 to 6 on Sunday. For a list of this year’s entertainment line-up and for general admission and combo ticket prices, visit the event’s website at www.scallopfest.org. Children under six enter for free! Come support local Cape Cod businesses and spend a day at the Cape Cod Scallop Fest! Guaranteed fun for the whole family (and your stomach too)!


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling Cape Cod’s finest cuisine, 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 for a relaxing stay before and after your day.


Mary Moran is a Falmouth native and knowledgable about Cape Cod. In addition to writing for the Palmer House Inn, she’s also frequently at the inn and available  to answer quest’s questions. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time exploring Falmouth’s coastal waterways.