March 10th, 2012 by Mike Cassels
As you may know, Cape Cod is second only to Myrtle Beach in the number of golf courses, so we are very excited to promote Cape Cod’s First Annual Yarmouth Golf Festival, to be held April 19 – 22, 2012. Participants get to play at and enjoy all the Yarmouth Courses: Bass River Golf Course, Bayberry Hills, Blue Rock and The Golf Club at Yarmouth Port. If you play them all over the event and present your score cards you will be entered into the Grand Prize Draw to win Yarmouth’s Ultimate Golf Experience!
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March 5th, 2012 by Mike Cassels
February 18th, 2012 by Mike Cassels
Wow – we just had a tour of the new airport facility for Cape Cod, and we were really impressed with it. Great news is that you still have that nostalgic walk across the tarmac, but NO, you cannot fly to Sydney or Singapore direct! But all in all it is a great improvement, and offers travelers comfort and space, as well as refreshments and car rentals. Lots of tourist information will be available as well, so arrivals will get help if they haven’t already planned their stay.
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February 14th, 2012 by Mike Cassels
Another year has passed since we wrote about this great country’s presidents, and it is with respect and awe that we include ourselves amongst those wishing to commemorate all American presidents, past and present, this coming Presidents’ Day. We have renewed our studies on this country’s history and each time we are more fascinated and inspired by what we read. You may have noticed that we have another reason the be interested: the inn’s likeness to the White House! Guests love the idea that they are staying in a “mini” White House, although we have to say that we probably cannot compete with the opulence inside the building! If we have piqued your interest in staying at the inn, please check out our great winter deals for more information. We do hope to welcome you here soon.
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November 27th, 2011 by Mike Cassels
With so many anniversaries being celebrated of late by our guests here, we might have been forgiven for letting one or two of our own slip by unnoticed. As far as our guests are concerned, it would be hard for them to find a more suitable location for any celebration, than one of the historic inns along Cape Cod Bay. The serene natural beauty takes some beating, but if you add to that, the enormous wealth of things to see and do and of course the first class restaurants and taverns you can walk to from our inn, the formula is irresistable.
We celebrated the fifth anniversary of our arrival in the USA and acquisition of The Inn At Cape Cod towards the end of October – it feels every bit as exciting five years on, to be in this wonderful country! That we finally ended up on Cape Cod, with so many fine US destinations to choose from, was simply an affair of the heart, and our beautiful building, the icing on the cake. And yes, we managed our own little celebration one evening with a nice French couple, who were celebrating their 5 night honeymoon here at our Inn.
If you are unable to find one of our packages to tempt you, why not give us a call, tell us what you are looking for, and we’ll very quickly put a package together just for you. In the meantime, my lovely partner and I shall continue our own celebration of living our dream.
November 15th, 2011 by Mike Cassels
There can be few areas of the western world that can rival the beauty and animated landscape of Cape Cod Bay during the Festive Season. Mile upon mile of historic pastel colored clapboard compliments the stunning natural beauty and gently lapping waters of this thirty mile long conservation area. Residents proudly adorn their homes and businesses with wreaths, candles and fairy lights, creating a warming and spectacular drive along Route 6A.
Well the good news is that you can come and share this occasion, staying at one of the fine historic bed and breakfasts in the heart of this winter wonderland. Many are currently offering value added Festive Packages, ourselves included, at affordable prices that will not disappoint.
We are hoping that your research may lead you irresistibly to Yarmouth Port. Our historic sea-side village, which has many hidden treasures to offer you such as its museums, art galleries and fifty or so sea-captain’s houses, also boasts three of the Cape’s best restaurants, each one offering a different style of cuisine.
A stroll along the local romantic Grays beach and boardwalk, especially to witness the sunset, can of course sharpen the appetite in more ways than one. However, if you are looking for a bit of festive fun, the Yarmouth Christmas Stroll set for December 4th is an event not to be missed, followed by the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Village Green.
Before you bid your sad farewell, why not spend some time looking for unique Christmas gifts. Our own favorite gift shop is Peach Tree Designs, a five minute walk from our Inn. It never fails to inspire one’s imagination. And if you have time on your way off the Cape, visit Mashpee Commons shopping village, where you’ll find some interesting gift shops.
May 17th, 2011 by cassels
We all enjoy going out to dinner, and this week anyone who visits Cape Cod is in for a real treat. A total of 46 restaurants across all of Cape Cod will participate in the semi-annual Restaurant Week, offering 3 or 4 course exhibition menus with prix fixe pricing of just $25 – $35 per person. So you get to experience the creativity of some of New England’s best chefs at incredible prices! At the Inn, we are very lucky to be within walking distance of two of the participating restaurants: The Old Yarmouth Inn, just two minutes walk from us, and The Lyric, only ten minutes walk away. Both are personal favorites of ours, and we certainly don’t need much encouragement to dine at either one. Alternatively, you might consider The Naked Oyster, yet another favorite of ours, and only ten minutes by car in Hyannis Main Street. If that’s not being spoilt for choice we don’t know what is.
So why not combine a stay at the inn, (taking advantage of our great May deals) with a couple of wonderful meals at one of the many participating restaurants. Hope to see you soon!
May 5th, 2011 by cassels
Hot off the press – believe it if you dare – a warm sunny weekend with temperatures in the upper 60s is forecast for Cape Cod this Mothers Day weekend. There is no time like the present to spoil the love of your life – being a mum is not essential – and treat her to one or two nights away, staying in one of our beautiful luxury rooms with hot tub, fireplace etc. A tranquil historic oasis from which to step out and enjoy the springtime attractions of the Cape.
And no, you do not have to take the car in order to dine at a top class restaurant, when you return from that romantic beach sunset. There is a choice of three of Cape Cod’s finest restaurants, each a short walk from our inn, to provide a perfect intimate evening with your partner – why should mums have all the fun.
Let us pamper you during your stay. We’ll even throw in a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You will find that we have a variety of packages to suit individual tastes. Go on spoil her, you know she’s worth it, and leave thye rest to us!
May 4th, 2011 by cassels
The Magnificent Right Whale in Cape Cod Bay
It’s so heartening to learn that the whale population is back in Cape Cod waters – it heralds the start of another wonderful summer season. Since the word got out last week of sightings all along the northen and eastern coasts of the Cape, our guests have taken the opportunity to drive along to see what it was all about – and none came back disappointed! Even the rare Right Whales are back, in greater numbers than last year. That will be a huge relief for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose dedicated local staff and volunteers work tirelessly to protect and rescue these, and many other, marine creatures. But you don’t need to take the chance of not seeing the whales, just get yourself on an organised whale-watching excursion. Our local one, Hyannis Whale Watcher is just 10 minutes from the inn and they will start running on May 16, 2011. But if you can’t wait till then, why not take the Dolphin Fleet out of Provincetown,
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April 26th, 2011 by cassels
Amidst all the springtime beauty on the Cape this time of year, there are a host of interesting places that reopen for the season. We welcome back all of these, but none more so than The Gorey House, which is a gentle five minute walk from our bed and breakfast, The Inn At Cape Cod, on Yarmouth Port’s village green.
If you are unacquainted with the life and works of Edward Gorey, you will find an hour in this museum a richly rewarding experience, and you will doubtless come away with a gift or two from the shop – you are in for a treat!
There are many quirky exhibits to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of The House, and the admission price remains extremely reasonable. This acclaimed artist and writer has a considerable international following, as well as the U.S., however you do not have to be a Gorey fan to enjoy and appreciate his incredibly diverse works.
There are always a number of events and new exhibits to make all the more reason to plan a visit. For example, the 2011 special exhibit is “Edward Gorey and the Performing Arts”. Our favourite event is the annual “Pets around the Common Day”, which takes place this year in September.
So why not plan your visit to stay with us – we are offering a couple of tickets for admission to the Gorey House for any two night stay in one of our luxury rooms. Add a third night and you will receive a Gorey Cat. To qualify, just quote this blog.