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, […]

“Going organic?”, we always have been!

February 28th, 2016 by parsonageinn

“Going organic” is an expression that is constantly thrown around today and whenever possible our breakfasts have always featured organic or homegrown products. We believe this is a better option for your health and more eco friendly option in terms of the environment and the treatment of animals. Organic options are more readily available now and […]

Planning the perfect Valentines weekend

January 27th, 2016 by parsonageinn

A special Valentines It’s that time of the year again to plan for the perfect romantic Valentines weekend. What better than looking at a break centrally located on the Lower Cape, near to Orleans, Chatham and just a 30 minute drive to Provincetown Town.  All have their unique charms and romantic attractions offering everything from, wonderful galleries and […]

Shop Local – the current buzzword

February 24th, 2015 by parsonageinn

It’s interesting to experience the rise of the shop local campaigns over the last couple of years.   Moving to the Cape from Annapolis MD three years ago, we had the enormous Annapolis Mall just a short 10 minute drive away and our “go to” supermarkets tended to be Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods Store, where we bought in bulk […]

The “King’s Lumber”

August 6th, 2014 by parsonageinn

For many of you who have stayed with us, you’ll no doubt be aware of our gorgeous original 1770’s pumpkin pine floors.  We love showing them off and reminding guests that the lady who restored them insists that, if your guests are going “out on the town” in heals, they must wear their flops to the […]

Organic produce and “Back to Basics”

May 26th, 2014 by parsonageinn

We often hear the expression of “talk the talk” to “walk the walk”.   Jo and I are both passionate about our food, offering dishes freshly prepared and inspired by local, seasonal and wherever possible organic produce and ingredients.  We really do believe it makes a difference, both taste wise and more importantly from a health perspective.  […]

The Lower Cape “herring run” Brewster

April 23rd, 2014 by parsonageinn

This annual “pilgrimage” takes place from mid April for about a month and indirectly announces the beginning of warmer weather.  Last year we experienced it for the first time, I am not sure what we were expecting, but I can say we were not prepared for what we witnessed. Herrings are anadromous, meaning that although they spend […]