Yummy Dishes

Today’s Special Breakfast Dish:

Curacao Fruit Splash

This new recipe actually tasted better than I think it looks! The tasty chunks of banana, apple, orange & pear are doused with a warm mixture of juices, brown sugar & just a hint of orange curacao. The fruit just bathes in the juices until cold & ready to serve!

Pumpkin Nut Belgian Waffle

This is another newbie to the breakfast collection –and what a great way to test out the new double waffle maker! Add some pumpkin puree & toasted pecans to the usual belgian waffle recipe, serve it with fresh & hot blueberry compote and you have something truly UNusual! It’s the nuts that make it the ‘tastiest’ I think.

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Original Art Package Retreat

Come and Stay at The Old Manse Inn during April 26th – 27th and enjoy an “original art” weekend. What’s included you ask?

1) Receive $100.00 gift certificate for “original art” complements of The Old Manse Inn. Must book 2 night minimum stay.

2) A private demonstration just for Old Manse Inn guests from 3pm-4:30pm with widely respected artist Susan French Overstreet on April 26th.

3) Reception info: Join Susan and other award-winning artists for a reception at the gallery from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on April 26th.

4) The Addison Art Gallery is “One of the most successful galleries in the country” astounding “the public with art by newly discovered artists and masterpieces by established artists.”
— American Art Collector

The Addison Art Gallery, located in Orleans, MA, on Cape Cod, features “only the most riveting of talent” by emerging artists and established masters. This fine art gallery represents artists from across the United States, Mexico and France, and is home to many of the most sought-after Cape Cod artists.

Housed in a charming Cape house overlooking Orleans Town Cove, the welcoming gallery provides a comfortable environment for viewing exceptional work. The ever-changing exhibitions include oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

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ADDISON ART GALLERY

What a great art event tonight at Addison Art Gallery owned by Helen Addison with several amazing artist. We had the pleasure of finally meeting Susan French Overstreet who has painted two portraits of The Old Manse Inn. Keep an eye on our blog as we will be putting together an “ART” weekend package soon to arrive!!!!

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Hooray for Presidents Day Weekend!

What a great way to celebrate this extended weekend by visiting the Old Manse Inn. We offer a variety of 12 great rooms along with a great hot breakfast every morning in our dinning room. Come relax or surprise a loved one for Valentines Day with a gift certificate for a future stay with a purchase online.

https://resnexus.com/ResNexus/Reservations/Lodging/

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Snowy Scene In Brewster, MA

Taking a walk this morning after our mini snow fall and it was truly a beautiful winter wonderland out there. If one hasn’t experienced the Cape in the winter one must as it truly is a relaxing time of the year to sit by the fireplace with a good book and just relax as time passes by. Take in all the scenery and enjoy some of the walking trails as well as a visit to Nickerson State Park after a fresh snowfall.

Walking through Cobbs Pond after a fresh snowfall

Walking through Cobbs Pond after a fresh snowfall

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Cupids Special

The Old Manse Inn is offering the perfect, romantic getaway for you and your favorite Valentine. You will enjoy a two night getaway package which includes accommodations in any one of our standard, premium, or deluxe suites of your choice. On arrival you will have a welcome bow tie box of chocolates in your room accompanied by a chocolate rose on your pillow.

We will be happy to make reservations for an intimate dinner at one of the Cape’s finest restaurants based on availability.

Rock Harbor Grill (Orleans, MA)
The Bramble Inn (Brewster, MA)
Scargo Cafe (Dennis, MA)
The Red Pheasant Inn (Dennis, MA)

Begin your next day with a delicious multi course gourmet breakfast in our beautiful sunlit room. Later in the day enjoy a variety of hot teas or coffees within one of our inviting common areas.

For more detailed information on rates please contact us at innkeeper@oldmanseinn.com or call us at (508)-896-3149 and mention promo code: HEARTS.

Riding for Cancer

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Every year we are fortunate to witness one of the most challenging bike rides. The Pan Mass Challenge otherwise known as the PMC. The route brings over 5000 cyclists past the Old Manse Inn. I believe most people have been touched by cancer is some way and I admire this group of amazing people who take on this challenge. The training they go through to accomplish this ride is difficult. During the winter months they spend three days a week on an indoor bike. Beginning in May they go outside and start cycling, each week increasing the distance. One gentleman would rise a 3:15 AM to ride then hit the gym to lift weights and attend a spinning class. All this before heading to work at 7 am.

The PMC was founded by Billy Starr about 36 years ago when a group of 36 rode 220 and raised $10,200 for the Jimmy Fund. This year cyclists committed to raising $500 to $4300 depending on the length of their ride. Most exceed the minimum fundraising contribution. The fundraising goal for 2013 was $38 million. It is a very impressive organization.

There are options for the routes they chose. We had the good fortune of a rider come and stay with us as a guest at Old Manse Inn after his ride from Sturbridge to Bourne. Thank you Peter for a such a great ride.

There are one day routes and the big 2 day route from Sturbridge to Provincetown staying at the Mass Maritime Academy on Saturday. night. Some cyclists leave as early as 4:30 am and we begin to see them ride past Old Manse Inn as early as 6:20. We always make the time to stand curbside and cheer them on as they get close to finishing. Only 26 more miles. Every one of them have some emotional connection to the cause. I know I do and as I applaud them for riding there’s a tear in my eye.

Lobster Claw

Lats night Rich and I ventured out for our annual lobster dinner at in Orleans. Lobster ClawAs we were entering our second summer here a very nice gentleman showed up at the inn and introduced himself as Don from The Lobster Claw. He gave us an envelope witha certificate for two free dinners of our choice. What a great marketing idea. I may not have gone there however knowing that we needed to educate ourselves on all the local restaurants we decided we need to give it a try. The restaurant has a real Cape Cod feel. There were picnic tables inside lot’s of fish nets hanging from the ceiling with shells and buoys. Much to my surprise when I stared up at all this netting I found it to be amazingly clean. It is clearly a great family restaurant. Last nights experience was once again as special as the first. Lobster Dinner. Don, the owner is there every day and night welcoming guests. He has been there for 44 years. That’s pretty amazing. The restaurant has a small bar area, a second dining room and a gift shop that has pretty much everything pertaining to lobsters. Although I refer to it as a family restaurant, I tell each and everyone of my guests that come to the Old Manse Inn that if they are looking for a lobster dinner it is the only place to dine. Now they also have a great menu IMG_0441[1] with a large variety of fish both fried broiled, salads and sandwiches.
As we drove back to the Old Manse Inn we couldn’t help but drive down to the beach and catch the last of the sun setting. sunset Cape Cod…a wonderful place to live and for those who can’t live here please come for a visit. We still have several available rooms

Cape Rep Theater

We are very fortunate that the Old Manse Inn is just a few miles down the road from The Cape Rep Theater. When we first bought the inn we found very little time to enjoy the arts but now we make a point to do just that. The latest play we enjoyed was Anna Christie written by Eugene O’Neill. The play starred Ashlea Potts who passionately captures the lead character. Ashlea has been with the Cape Rep for several years in between living here and in NY. We first came to meet Ashlea when her parents started staying with us. They have become more like family than inn guests.

Cape Rep Theater was founded in 1986. It wasn’t until 1991 that the Cape Rep leased the property where it now from the state who purchased it from the former Camp Monomoy and began to rehabilitate several former camp buildings into a performing arts center. They have an indoor theater, and outdoor theater and recently renovated the Cape House which now houses employees and artists. They have done an amazing job.
Cape Cod offers 22 theaters between Falmouth and Provincetown. All offering first class and diverse productions. Broadway musicals to cabaret, even children’s theater. theaterMap2013
Rich and I are looking forward to the current season at Cape Rep and hoping to venture out to other theaters in our neighboring Cape Cod towns.
Check out this seasons line up of shows.www.caperep.org/current-season .
If your planning a visit to Old Manse Inn this season let us know ahead and we’ll be happy to secure some tickets for you.