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Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum By Patricia L. O’Connell The Whydah Pirate Museum is located in West Yarmouth, on Cape Cod. The museum is about an hour’s drive from the Palmer House Inn and is a new, fully interactive Pirate Museum filled with real pirate artifacts and treasure from the pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy’s flagship the…

2018 Cape Cod Beach Review

Cape Cod Beach Review: Falmouth Residents Boast That We have the Warmest Water on the Cape Our warm ocean water is attributed to our location and its close proximity to the warm waters of the gulf stream. The town of Falmouth is a peninsula on a peninsula and has sixty-eight miles of coast line, therefore,…

O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Pat O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookies Because these cookies are in such high demand we serve them almost exclusively during the summer months. When we first took over the Palmer House Inn, many years ago, our goal was to please our guest’s every sense. Soft luxuriously scented sheets, elegant music, lovely furnishings, delicious breakfasts & afternoon…

Colleen’s Ginger Scones Recipe

This recipe came to us from our cook, Colleen. The scones are light, not too sweet and delicious. Makes 12 scones. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees Ginger Scones Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups of flour 2 Tablespoons of baking powder 1/3 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 stick of room temperature butter 3/4 cups of…

Amazing Pie Crust Recipe

Amazing Pie Crust Recipe Recipe is for two 9″ single crust pies. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 5 tablespoons cold water Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowel sift together flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender. Continue working…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 eggs 4 egg whites 3 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend olive oil cooking spray whipped butter Directions: In…

The She Shed

This spring I was introduced to the new concept of the “She Shed” by Patti Keating a horticulturist from Cape Cod Community College. Patti came to help me with our Falmouth Village Spring Garden Tour. After talking with her, I decided that the Palmer House Inn should have its own version of the She Shed.…

Cape Cod’s Hyannis Harbor Lighthouse

Hyannis Harbor Light By Mary Moran Hyannis, a village in the town of Barnstable and the highest populated area on Cape Cod, was once a busy and successful port for both fishing and trade in the 1800’s. It is located in what is called the Mid Cape area. With maritime traffic increasing, the need for a navigational…

Stay Small, Stay Safe

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority, and we’ve made some important changes to prepare for your visit. Please review the most recent executive order on restricted entry into MA before traveling. We hope to welcome you to Falmouth soon!

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