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..

 

 

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookie Recipe for Valentine’s Day

This lovely cookie recipe for a treat that makes the perfect company to your Valentine’s Day tea came to us from a dear friend, N. MacKannan.

Valentine's Day 2015 Getaway
Valentine’s Getaway Special

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch

Cookie Recipe Directions

Use mixer to combine ingredients. Knead by hand until ball can be formed. Pat out on floured surface to 1/4 to 3/8 inch thickness. Cut with knife or cookie cutter.

Bake on an ungreased sheet for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool on sheet. Shake additional confectioners sugar on top.

“The original Scottish shortbread is simply a thick layer of rich, sweetened shortcrust pastry, without any extra flavorings.” -Oxford Companion to Food, Davidson

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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 our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of Valentine’s Day adventures, 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.

Valentine Getaway Guide 2014

Famouth's Singles Valentine Package

A Romantic Cape Cod Valentine Getaway Guide for 2014

From cozy fireplaces, to warm pubs, to miles of pristine seashore, the Cape has a fantastic array of romantic sights and cozy nooks for you and your love this Valentine’s Day weekend.

February 14, Start a Fire

Red wine by a warm fire.
Red wine by a warm fire.

Your Cape Valentine Getaway Guide starts by whisking the object of your affection away to our romantic B&B on the Cape. With the Palmer House’s Valentine Getaway Romance package, arrive to romantic accommodations complete with a split of champagne and fine chocolates.While all of our rooms have their own romantic charm, we would suggest the Harriet Beecher Stowe Room, the Theodore Roosevelt Room, or the Emily Dickinson Room for our February is for Lovers Package.

Glass of Wine at La Cucina
Glass of Wine at La Cucina

Then head to one of Falmouth’s fine restaurants for some delightful Valentine’s Day cuisine. You and your love can walk to a number of romantic restaurants from the Inn. If Italian is what you desire La Civetta and La Cucina are wonderful; if fusion fits your fancy the Glass Onion is superb; for a more casual atmosphere try the Stone L’Oven Pizza Co or the Quarterdeck; and if a little spice is what you love Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar is the choice for you. Falmouth restaurant map.

For the Singles, Falmouth has Something for You

Singles Valentine
Find your Valentine at Liam’s

Spend your day exploring the charming town of Falmouth and your evening at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub (a 10 min. stroll from the Inn) where the entire evening is catered to singles with specials and the annual Liam Maguire’s Dating Game. An event that promises fun and laughs for both the spectators and the single participants. At the end of your evening return to your relaxing room at the Palmer House with our Singles in Falmouth Package.

Saturday, February 15 – Romantic Cape Daytrip

Take a day-trip drive along the coast to the small Cape village of Woods Hole. Start your trip with a stop on Falmouth’s Main Street for Bill & Ben’s Chocolate Emporium to stock up on Valentine’s Day sweets for the road (and maybe a few extra to take home).

Then head towards Woods Hole. Take leisurely drive along Surf Drive to admire the New England coastline. There is a small area for parking next to Salt Pond. Take a walk on the beach looking for seashells and taking photograph souvenirs.

Captain Kidd, Woods Hole, Cape Cod
Captain Kidd

After arriving in the village of Woods Hole have lunch at the Captain Kidd pub. Sit by the stove on the enclosed porch and views the boats on Eel Pond.

Woods Hole Fishing Derby
Woods Hole fishing fleet.

After your meal, walk over to the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. This “small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. The aquarium is designed for self-guided tours of the main exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations.” -WHSA
There are frequently rescued seals in the pool in front of the aquarium. Seal feedings are at 11 am and 4 pm daily.

Nobska Lighthouse
Nobska Point Light

Next head to Nobska Point Light for a romantic sunset at 5:16pm. Built in 1829, this lighthouse was rebuilt in 1876 as the iconic cast iron and brick lighthouse you see today. It is closed to tours for the season but it is a romantic spot to watch the ferries from Woods Hole.

After watching the sunset at Nobska you can return to Falmouth Village and the Palmer House Inn. You can refresh yourselves, then stroll down Palmer Avenue to Main Street for one last romantic Valentine’s evening meal. It is just a seven minute walk back to the Inn and your cozy bed chamber for your last evening of your Valentine’s getaway.

Sunday, February 15 – With Love

Cape Cod heart shaped french toast.
Two french toast hearts.

Enjoy the last morning of your romantic Cape Valentine’s getaway savoring a leisurely Cape Cod gourmet breakfast. Return home, relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated to begin the new week refreshed.

 


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 our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures, 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.