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Holiday By the Sea Dream Cruise

To all of you car buffs, Falmouth is the place to be on Labor day weekend. Each year the Dream Cruise gets bigger. Last year we had over 400 cars that took part in the two-day event. The event includes an old fashion Cape Cod Lobster Bake on Saturday and a 20 mile scenic car cruise…

Kayak the Cape

The Cape is a kayaker’s paradise. To push-off from shore and explore any of the fresh or salt waterways is to see Cape Cod in its essential nature. Always remember to pack water, a hat and sunscreen and plan ahead so the tides work with you. Two local kayak locations are: Cape Cod Kayak in nearby Cataumet…

Having Fun With Your Dog in Falmouth

The Palmer House has one dog friendly accomodation. The Henry David Thoreau Cottage is a stand alone three room cottage with its own deck and private garden. Falmouth has several scenic locations for dog walking. The Shining Sea Bike Path is a lovely 4 mile paved path that winds through bird santuaries, along sandy beaches and…

The Warbler Migration in Cape Cod

For those who enjoy watching our feathered friends in Cape Cod, the Spring migration is in full swing. The Yellow Warbler can be seen in the vegetation along Falmouth’s Shining Sea Bikeway near Surf Drive. The male has a bright yellow body with red breast streaks. The female is all yellow. Bird-watchers will most likely hear their…

Falmouth Memorial Day Weekend

We’re looking forward to a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend in Falmouth this year. The gardens are blooming and our front porch waits with relaxing rocking chairs, hanging flower baskets and the soft sounds of our Victorian cherub water fountain. Falmouth Events Include Falmouth Farmer’s Market – every Thursday 12-6pm at Peg Noonan Park www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org Plant Sale,…

Lighthouses of Cape Cod

Many of our guests are lighthouse lovers. For them, Cape Cod and the islands are a wonderful treat. There are sixteen lighthouses on the Cape, five on Martha’s Vinyard and three on Nantucket. Each has its own unique story. Falmouth’s own Nobska Light is located on a windy point in the village of Woods Hole.…

2009 Holiday House Tour & Boutique

Sunday, December 13th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm The West Falmouth Library on historic Rt. 28A is hosting its annual holiday house tour and boutique sale. There are eight locations on the tour, all festively decorated for the season. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are: $ 25.00 For more information: WestFallib@comcast.net

Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest

Room 5 - Emily Dickinson Room whirlpool bath

The October 2009 issue of Cape Cod Life has a lovely article on the modern cranberry harvest. Before they flooded the cranberry bogs creating the glorious sea of red berries, the harvest involved back-breaking work with pronged wooden baskets. In the early 1900’s, this mother and two children (photo below) would pick about 40 measures a day at…

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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