by Donna Cain
I recently read a lovely review written by a repeat guest that mentioned our inn “allows for the kind of deep relaxation that one wishes for on a vacation”. One of our biggest pleasures as innkeepers is watching guests relax during their stay. Ed’s comment spoke perfectly of what a true holiday is meant to be, a time to relax and rejuvenate. Ed and Amanda, this blog is written in honor of you both. You two really know the ingredients for a relaxing stay at the Captain Freeman Inn.
1. The importance of enjoying the food we eat! Breakfast is a special time at the inn, served on our beautiful side porch that overlooks the pool and gardens. We make most items by hand in the inn’s kitchen with many of the ingredients coming from our gardens and local farms. Our lovable mascot Harrison loves to visit with guests whenever possible as he loves a good pat or greeting.
2. We love to sprinkle fresh flowers and local art around the inn. Flowers just have a way of brightening any day! These hydrangeas are from the inn’s gardens and background art by Peter Richenberg.
3. Our nightly sunsets on Cape Cod bay are astounding and sought after by many professional photographers. Many of our guests walk down to the beach after their evening meal to enjoy the spectacular sunsets.
4. We are known for a tidal flats which allows the tide to come in and out every 6 hours. At low tide you can walk for miles and miles and see all the interesting sea life. At high tide you can enjoy a refreshing salt water swim. The best part for many is a simple walk on the beach where you can walk for miles and miles along Cape Cod bay.
5. There is something very peaceful about connecting with nature. Shown above is a osprey nest just a few miles from the inn. There is a wonderful nature trail along the side of this nest where you can see the old salt marsh and walk a wonderful path to the bay beach.
6. Many guests come to enjoy the Cape Cod Rail Trail. it is a wonderful bike/walking path that is just up the street from the inn and is a wonderful way to see Cape Cod.
7. Our pool is a wonderful place to relax after a busy day of exploring Cape Cod. We have plenty of comfortable chairs and recliners to relax in the sun or shade.
8. Our rooms are all comfortable, light filled with newly remodeled baths and air conditioning. We pay special attention to our bedding, always triple sheeted and pillow choices.
9. Fresh local seafood is abound, including fine dining , casual and clam shack options close by.
10. Our inn is filled with history and if you are a history buff and like to learn about new things, the Cape is filled with historical museums and wonderful used and new book stores.
11. If adventure is your kinda thing, the Cape is filled with many adventure options including whale watching, sailing, zip lining and kayaking.
12. We love our sweets and afternoon tea is a wonderful way to relax with a glass of lavender lemonade. These little tea cakes have become my favorite and are made with expresso and high quality chocolate.
13. Our front porch is filled with old fashion wicker and rocking chairs. There is something very magical about rocking life away and just watching life go by at a much slower place.
14. We are lucky to have many fabulous fine dining spots close by to the inn. It’s such a pleasure to walk to your evening meal and enjoy a star filled walk back to the inn.
15. Last but not least, and I wish I had a picture to share- Ed makes a knock out, incredible margarita. He brings all the ingredients so that they can both enjoy a glass on our front porch. We enjoyed a glass with these lovely folks, and I am still remembering with pleasure how delicious this drink was. Thanks Amanda and Ed for staying with us and for the gift of your friendship!