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National Ice Cream Day On Cape Cod – July 15, 2012

July 9th, 2012 by Mike Cassels

Wow! Need a really good excuse to come visit Cape Cod? Summer on Cape Cod wouldn’t be summer at all without ice cream in every shape or form. Who doesn’t love the feeling of walking into an ice cream parlor and reading about all the flavors, sundaes, frozen cakes and ice cream drinks? The hardest part is actually deciding what to have! Being that my weakness in life is chocolate, I nearly always tend towards either choc flavor or choc topping, but Mike has finally convinced me that there is life after chocolate. So now I try VERY hard to avoid chocolate……….the result is that I LOVE the freedom of having so many choices that I never had before.

July 15, 2012 brings us the National Ice Cream Day where participating parlors will donate a portion of their proceeds to those served by the Cape and Islands United Way. The Fest lasts all day, and you can indulge with the sound knowledge that every mouthful is going towards helping local residents who are in need. Why not wrap the Fest into a stay at the inn? Check out our rooms and choose your favorite – hope to see you soon!

Welcome Back Hallet’s Cape Cod!

May 29th, 2012 by Mike Cassels

Ice Cream SundaeOld-FashionedThis week saw a wonderful event occur in Yarmouth Port – the long-time family owned Hallet’s Ice Cream Parlour re-opened after being rebuilt following a car collision into the store-font last year.  EVERYONE in the area knows and loves this old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and we are very lucky that it’s just a couple of minutes walk from us. As well as many flavors of home-made ice cream, you can get shakes, sundaes, floats, frappes and freshly-made sandwiches, sodas and coffee. And you get to enjoy these in a nostalgic “drug store” enivronment reminiscent of those 50’s movies. In fact, having written this, I’m going to head out there right now! Hope to see you soon over the cones!

Spring Is Here On Cape Cod: Makes You Dream Of Days to Come

March 5th, 2012 by Mike Cassels

road_trip-9687.jpgSimian HWC#0453 Cape Cod HumpbackCape Cod sunsetWe just drove home along the beautiful historic Route 6a, and saw the first signs of spring: daffs popping up and carpets of  lilac colored lawns changed from green. It made us think of the days and months ahead when the weather becomes warm and conducive to outdoor living. We spend as much time as we possibly can by the ocean, with friends or just the two of us, eating lobster rolls from Sesuit Harbor Cafe or cones of home-made ice cream from Smugglers in Dennis. We just can’t wait for those heady days to come by once again. In the meantime, here are some photos to make you think of Cape Cod in the summer. Hope to see you soon! In the meantime, perhaps we can tempt you further with our “Spring Fling” package.

The A to Z of Cape Cod ice cream parlours

April 24th, 2010 by cassels

lick fast Strawberry Sundae No summer trip to Cape Cod is complete without a visit or two to one or more of the local ice cream shops that make their own ice cream. There is no shortage of choice, and a lot of people develop a taste for one shop in particular, ourselves included. We are delighted to see that Smugglers on Main Street in Dennis has re-opened for the 2010 season – we’ll stop by whenever we get the opportunity in the coming weeks, and last summer we often found that their wonderful ice cream made a great dessert after a lobster roll at the Sesuit Harbor Cafe. Both are so conveniently located within a ten minutes scenic drive from our Yarmouth Port Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Despite Smugglers being our favourite source of ice cream, we now and then try somewhere else in another area of the Cape, and have rarely been disappointed. For example, you cannot talk about ice cream without mentioning the very popular Four Seas in Centerville or Dennisport’s Sundae School. In both cases, expect to wait in line out the door on those hot summer days in July and August, but it will be worth it – my favourite flavors at Sundae School are the banana (made with real bananas) and the Bass River Mud : coffee, roasted almonds, choc. chip with fudge stripe……..just scrummy !

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