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August 12, 2018

We have had some marvelous sunny and hot summer days here, and the ocean water reflects that factor with extra mild temperatures. Every morning, beach towels rapidly disappear from the baskets and by early evening, the return baskets are full of towels brought back by beach going guests.   Our porches and decks and the…

New Ownership at Palmer House Inn!

                              Hi Everyone! On May 31, we took over the ownership of the Palmer House Inn, and made the move from busy Cambridge, Massachusetts to lovely Falmouth!   We arrived and immediately set out to work to learn what we needed to…

Cahoon Museum of American Art

By Pat O’Connell Photos by Pat O’Connell In the second half of the 18th century, Ebenezer Crocker built seven homesteads in the village of Cotuit. One of those homesteads, located at 4676 Falmouth Road, is now the stately two story colonial that houses the Cape Cod Museum of American Art. This house is a a…

Discovery Bicycle Tours Cape Cod

Discovery Bicycle Tours Cape Cod, “Your next great adventure starts here.” The Palmer House Inn has been affiliated with Discovery Bicycle Tours for four years. We always look forward to the arrival of the cyclists, it is our unofficial start to the summer season. This June they will come to stay with us for two…

A Sailor’s Valentine

Sailor’s Valentines on Cape Cod By Pat O’Connell Many folks believe that Sailor’s Valentines were created by sailing men aboard ships. It’s thought that the sailors used the projects to wile away the time at sea. However, when one stops to think about a sailor’s life, that thought just doesn’t make sense for a number…

The Humble Innkeepers’ Garden

By Pat O’Connell Photography By Pat O’Connell There are many locations on the Palmer House Inn’s property where I enjoy spending time, however, without a doubt, our herb garden is my favorite. When we first bought the inn the basic design of the garden had been laid out. There were eight four by four foot…

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 Hydrangea Festival 2016

From July 8th through 17th the upper Cape Cod towns will be celebrating hydrangeas. All colors and shapes. A full schedule can be found here. Here is a sampling of the planned activities and events on the upper Cape: On July 9th at 1:00 pm, author Joan Harrison will be talking about her  book ,…