Cape Cod’s gardens

June 7th, 2017 by parsonageinn

Cape Cod’s gardens are a mass of color and fragrance though out the seasons. Whether it’s the spring daffodil festivals, the rhododendrons, or summer’s hydrangea’s, there’s always  something in bloom.  We were once told that Cape Cod is typically 10 degrees warmer in the winter and 10 degrees cooler in the summer than Boston.  The more temperate climate may […]

Whale watching Cape Cod

April 28th, 2017 by parsonageinn

It’s a magical moment when on your whale watching trip you see your first whale.  Their elegance and size are a sight to behold and an unforgettable experience.  After spending their winter break in the Caribbean the whales migrate north and the season begins in April when the Cape becomes home to right whales, Humpback, Finback, Minke whales […]

The environment and doing our bit

March 10th, 2017 by parsonageinn

Please indulge us for just one moment.   We’re all concerned about our environment and we’re all trying to conserve resources.   We had the Inn fully insulated last year, installed a new energy efficient furnace and have seen a reduction in energy usage.  We recycle as much as possible, use locally grown produce and we even grow as much as […]

Travel Magazine’s, America’s Happiest Seaside Town 2017

February 11th, 2017 by parsonageinn

Coastal Living magazine’s readers have voted, the numbers are in and “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” has been selected.  The final shortlist included such celebrated towns as Camden Maine, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Sarasota Florida and Dana Point California.   After a spirited campaign Orleans came in second, just behind winner Grand Haven Michigan.  What an absolute honor for […]

2016, our memories and more

January 1st, 2017 by parsonageinn

Looking forward to the New Year but before we turn the page, we wanted to look back on some great moments and  wonderful memories from 2016. Our five minutes of fame NECN interview  for vacation week Our guests Included a paralympian, couple celebrating their 62nd anniversary, former colleagues that we hadn’t seen in 35 years, numerous musicians […]

Hiking the Cape Cod nature trails

November 23rd, 2016 by parsonageinn

Whether you’re a serious walker, or just the occasional hiker, come the fall and winter, Cape Cod offers a rich variety of stunning hiking trails to enjoy.  Wrap up well, experience the views, winters crispness and come back to the Parsonage Inn, relax in the lounge with a hot chocolate (or wine!) in front of a real fire. […]

Things to do on the Cape this Fall and Holiday Season

September 19th, 2016 by parsonageinn

As we move into the Fall and the kids are back at school, it’s the perfect time to take a short break on the Cape. Whether it’s relaxing on the beach with space to spare, biking the trails, or eating at some wonderful local restaurants, the Fall months are a delight and it’s all here, without the […]

Considering travel insurance

July 26th, 2016 by parsonageinn

Thankfully with the internet and online capability, Woody Allen’s famous quote “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?”  has lost some of it’s relevance.  It’s one of those age old dilemma’s when planning a vacation, should one consider trip insurance, or not.   Murphy’s Law states “anything that can go […]

Concerts, live music and plays, it’s Summer on the Cape

July 17th, 2016 by parsonageinn

Speak to anyone on the Cape and the chances are they will be an artist, a musician, an actor or a writer. We are truly spoilt for choice year round, but in the summer there is rich program of concerts, plays and events most evenings.  And we even have one of Massachusetts few remaining drive-in  theatres […]

Jo’s famous “Homemade granola”

June 17th, 2016 by parsonageinn

I think you’re now very aware of our passion for fresh produce. We shop almost daily, grow as much as we can in our raised veggie beds, and we source much of the rest from our local greengrocer, or right across the road at Nauset Farms. Our guests are constantly asking for the recipes and […]

10 best things to do on the Cape (before you die!)

May 3rd, 2016 by parsonageinn

It’s clearly the season of the “10 best things”, so with so much to choose from on the Cape, spectacular beaches and landmarks, wonderful natural resources and fabulous restaurants, we thought we’d add our own experiences and Cape Cod favorites. 1    Herring Run This annual “pilgrimage” takes place from late April for about six weeks.  Herrings are […]

Fresh organic breakfast on the Cape every morning

April 17th, 2016 by parsonageinn

If you didn’t already know it, or perhaps you might have already guessed, we have a passion for fresh and wherever possible organic produce for our guests. As Jo says,” no processed foods, everything freshly prepared and shopped each day to ensure we only have the freshest, finest ingredients”.  So to ensure a fresh organic breakfast every morning, […]