Many towns on Cape Cod are extremely seasonal, and seem largely vacant in the off season. Woods Hole and Falmouth are definite exceptions to this perception. When you visit our slice of Cape Cod, you’ll be able to experience incredible dining opportunities regardless of the time of year! Even in the winter months, you can feast on local, fresh cuisine that will warm you to the core. Here are a few of the year round options:

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The Captain Kidd is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, year round. In addition to local seafood, mouth-watering steaks and a wide array of appetizers, raw bar, daily specials, pizza and more – you can enjoy breathtaking views of Eel Pond Harbor from any one of their comfortable dining areas. Choose from a number of hand-crafted cocktails or from the twelve beers on tap at their century old bar.

 

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Open every day except Christmas, Pie in the Sky Bakery & Internet Cafe is right at the end of the Shining Sea Bike Path
and just a one minute walk from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal. Open until 10pm every night, this cafe has got the fix for any craving you might be having. Their coffees, espresso, and cocoa drinks are made from freshly ground, 100% Organic & Fair Trade Dean’s Beans that they roast themselves. The hearty, made to order sandwiches together with homemade soups, quiche, and salads make the perfect addition to any adventure, regardless of the season.

 

 
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Main Street in Falmouth offers many year round dining options, like La Cucina Sul Mare, which offers flavors of Northern Italy and the Mediterranean. Their signature dishes prepared by chef/owner Mark Cliffone include classics like lasagna al forgo, braised lamb shank, oso buco, lobster far diavlo over linguine, zuppa de pesce, rigatoni a la vodka, chicken parmesan and veal piccata.

The interior of the space is richly decorated with hand painted murals, classic tin ceilings and picture windows that overlook the hustle and bustle of main street. When dining at La Cucina, be sure to save room for one of their outstanding homemade desserts.

 

 
aIn the mood for Mexican? Main Street in Falmouth is also home to Anejo’s Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar. Open year round, you can be transported to the warm flavors of Mexico regardless of the season. Locally sourced, authentic south of the border cuisine paired with unique and inspired cocktails like the cucumber margarita, will make any night in February seem as warm as a night in July. In addition to incredible food an drink, Anejo Mexican Bistro is proud to display the works of renowned local artist, Sarah Holl. Sarah is a principal in the family owned Scargo Pottery & Art Gallery in Dennis, and was recently commissioned to produce large scale ceramic tile installations for both Cape Cod Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Regardless of the season, you certainly won’t go hungry in Falmouth or Wood’s Hole. This part of Cape Cod is proud to play host to a vibrant year round community of people who love good food almost as much as they love the beach. Join us this off season, for a quietly delicious stay on Cape Cod.

New Year’s resolutions shouldn’t feel like items on a to-do list, they should infuse your life with passion and excitement for all that is to come. We invite you to begin 2016 by resolving to have more experiences that will eventually become beautiful memories. Book a long weekend at any one of the Falmouth Bed and Breakfasts and you’ll have a bevy of amazing experiences to choose from. One experience we highly recommend is a self guided lighthouse tour! It’s the perfect way to spend a day. Travel from Wood’s Hole to Provincetown and enjoy some of the most beautiful views on Cape. Here are a few of the must-sees along the way.

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Nobska Lighthouse, 1828

Start with one of Falmouth’s crowning jewels, the Nobska Lighthouse (pictured to the left) which sits 87 feet above sea level. Since 1828, when the original lighthouse was first constructed, this has been a “familiar beacon for all those that go down to the sea in ships”. It has also remained a familiar beacon for all those who travel to and from Wood’s Hole! Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views that this icon has to offer.

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Sandy Neck Light was first established in 1826. The current tower was built in 1857 and strengthened in the 1880s. It was discontinued in 1931, replaced by a skeleton tower, which was discontinued in 1952. The light was relit as a private aid to navigation in 2007.

 

 

 

Chatham Light, known as Twin Lights before 1923, is near the “elbow” of the Cape. The only thing you’ll love more than the beauty of this incredible structure is the history. Inn keeper Samuel Nye was appointed by President Jefferson in 1808.

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Nauset Light,1838 is always a crowd pleaser. The historic lighthouse in Eastham was rescued from the edge of a sixty foot high eroding cliff in November of 1996. The tower has moved approximately 300 feet to a new location across the road and has now been restored. Knowing the back story makes seeing the tower in person that much more impressive.

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Race Point, 1816 was the third lighthouse on Cape Cod The original light was a 25 foot rubblestone tower that featured one of the earliest rotating beacons, which distinguished it from others on Cape Cod. In 1858 the light got a fourth order lens and, in 1874, a second keeper’s quarters. In 1875, after significant deterioration of the original tower, it was replaced with an iron tower lined with brick. The original keeper’s house was rebuilt as part of the project. The station was electrified in 1957. The larger keeper’s house was removed in 1960 and the other was updated. Enjoy the unbeatable views Race Point has to offer, the last stop on the Cape!

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Begin your new year with a sight seeing trip up the Cape. Take a bunch of photos and create your very own ‘Lighthouses of Cape Cod’ book! At the end of the day, return to your cozy B&B for a hot drink on a cool night! Nothing will beat the memories you’ll take home with you!

Shamrocks at your doorway,

And a host of friends that never ends

Each day your whole life through”!

 

The quintessential Village of Falmouth here on Cape Cod is opening its heart and offering a warm welcome to have you join us for a wonderful celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Shamrocks will pave the way for a fun filled weekend and, on occasion, there will be a leprechaun or two waving from a very quiet corner!  Don’t try to find them!! 

The lamp poles will be wrapped in green, the Irish flag will be furling from our very own Liam’s Irish Pub – always a fun place to enjoy the music and a little Bailey’s!  And to ‘top off the weekend’ – an Irish Hat Parade down Main St. on Monday!!  So don’t forget your ‘tam’!!  And, if we really have the ‘luck of the Irish’ going our way – you can take a lovely stroll on the ‘strand’ just down the way a bit.

The Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association is offering some very festive packages to go along with the weekend (3/14-17) festivities.  Some will be doing a traditional Irish breakfast, or you can indulge in a cozy afternoon Irish Teatime, along with gift certificates to some of our wonderful restaurants here in town.  We are very excited and look forward to having some wonderful folks enjoy our Irish hospitality and warm Irish smile.

20140206_112342“Top O’ The Mornin’ To Ye” from  O’Falmouth

 

“Wishing you rainbows after the rain,

Miles and miles of Irish smiles,

Shamrocks at your doorway,

And a host of friends that never ends

Each day your whole life through”!

 

The quintessential Village of Falmouth here on Cape Cod is opening its heart and offering a warm welcome to have you join us for a wonderful celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Shamrocks will pave the way for a fun filled weekend and, on occasion, there will be a leprechaun or two waving from a very quiet corner!  Don’t try to find them!! 

The lamp poles will be wrapped in green, the Irish flag will be furling from our very own Liam’s Irish Pub – always a fun place to enjoy the music and a little Bailey’s!  And to ‘top off the weekend’ – an Irish Hat Parade down Main St. on Monday!!  So don’t forget your ‘tam’!!  And, if we really have the ‘luck of the Irish’ going our way – you can take a lovely stroll on the ‘strand’ just down the way a bit.

The Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association is offering some very festive packages to go along with the weekend (3/14-17) festivities.  Some will be doing a traditional Irish breakfast, or you can indulge in a cozy afternoon Irish Teatime, along with gift certificates to some of our wonderful restaurants here in town.  We are very excited and look forward to having some wonderful folks enjoy our Irish hospitality and warm Irish smile.
What a joy it is to have a snowy Vermont-style winter here on Cape Cod this year.  2014 has been the snowiest winter in recent memory around here, with plenty of sledding, pond skating and magical walks through snow-transformed landscapes.

Beaches and ponds are especially gorgeous in the early morning light when the sun glints off the marsh grass and sea-ice clusters along the shore.  Falmouth’s historic districts and classic town green are straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting when dusted with the white stuff.

While residents grumble about shoveling their walk one more time, guests at local B&B’s recline in bed, enjoy hot cocoa by the fire and look out over the winter wonderland from our historic properties.

Cape Cod in snow — from the crossing over the Cape Cod canal, you are in winter vacation wonderland.  See you soon!

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Orchid. Photo (c) Copyright PLO’Connell 2012. All Rights Reserved.
The sun is shining, the days are mild and the primrose are in bloom. Winter is a wonderful time to escape to the Cape. Our golf courses are lush and green and the beaches are beckoning you for an afternoon stroll.

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