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Cape Cod’s Cherry Blossoms

The Palmer House has four mature cherry trees that are in full bloom. The trees are absolutely magnificent. When the petals begin to fall one can walk through the garden on a carpet of pink. It is almost magical. We also have a lovely apple tree that is also in bloom. Its blossoms are a…

Falmouth, Cape Cod Beach Review 2011

The 2010 Falmouth, Cape Cod Beach Review has been one of our most frequently visited posts on our blog. As a result, I have decided to do an update with photos and more in-depth information about Falmouth’s most valuable asset. Falmouth is surrounded on three sides by water. With its many outlets and bays, we…

Cape Cod and Islands Beer Week

May 9 -14 is Cape Cod and the Islands Beer Week.   There will be special dinners and special prices on featured beers at all of Falmouth’ s fine pubs. Stay at the Palmer House Inn and sample some of the finest beers that Cape Cod has to offer. www.liammaguire.com www.britishbeer.com www.thecaptainkidd.com www.quarterdeckrestaurant.com

Our Red-Tailed Hawks on the Cape

Many of our guests have enjoyed watching our neighborhood’s family of red-tailed hawks while visiting The Palmer House. As you can see from the photos they are very beautiful and are outstanding hunters. The hawk in our photos is young. It is probably less than a year old. We can tell this because its plumage…

Cape Cod’s Heritage Museums & Gardens

The grounds of Heritage Museum & Gardens spring to life during its annual Rhododendron Festival. Walking tours, cooking demonstrations and book signings by chefs, and en plein air painting workshops are just a few of the festivities. For a full schedule of events, log on to www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org or call 508-888-3300. The rhododendrons on the grounds of…

A New Dog Park on Cape Cod

On May 1st Falmouth opened it’s fine new dog park. It is located about two miles from the Palmer House and is completely funded by private donations.

Cape Cod May Baskets

Falmouth’s May Day celebration is festive. All the stores on Main Street hang baskets. Many choose to decorate their baskets to represent products that can be found in the stores. This year I choose  a decorative Victorian bird-cage. The first of May is a special day for me. On May 1, 2003 I hung my…

Cape Cod’s Uptown Dog for the Granddogs

Falmouth, Cape Cod has a wonderful little pet store at 143 Main Street Just a seven minute walk from The Palmer House. The Uptown Dog specializes in “Pampering Your Pooch”. They have dog health food, fun functional designer dog clothing and soooo many toys. There is also a boutique bakery with artfully prepared treats enough…