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Claude and Dan – Behind the Scenes in the Kitchen and on the Grounds

Man and woman, Dan and Claude, smiling with their arms around each other

Claude Edwards, our assistant chef holds the title as the employee with the most tenure at the Captains House Inn with seventeen years under her belt.  Her husband, Dan, who tends to our grounds and maintenance, doesn’t fall too far … Continue reading

A Little Water Never Hurt Anyone

Guest room being remodeled after water damage

This is a great post to read if you have ever thought to yourself, “I’d love to be an innkeeper.  What a wonderful lifestyle that must be!”  While we love being innkeepers, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else, the following … Continue reading

Soup’s On!

White saucer and bowl filled with orange soup and sprig of greenery

Many die-hard B&B goers claim that one of the top reasons they prefer bed and breakfasts over larger hotels is that they don’t feel they are being “nickel and dimed.”  Consider the cost of all the amenities you receive at … Continue reading

Vers: A Welcome Addition to Chatham’s Dining Scene

White rectangular plate topped with beet gazpacho

  James and I had the pleasure of dining at Vers, the new restaurant/patisserie housed just behind downtown Chatham’s Orpheum movie theater.  Vers is open all day serving French inspired breakfasts and pastries followed by what they describe as a … Continue reading

Be the Perfect Valentine

  I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day.  I know, I know…I’m an innkeeper and should be touting the romantic holiday for all it’s worth.  Don’t get me wrong – I think romance is very … Continue reading

The New Box Office Cafe in Chatham

Blue plate of BBQ ribs and homemade French fries

We were very excited to try a new Chatham restaurant last night.  Well, it’s not exactly new.  It’s the Box Office Café with a new concept. For several years, the BoxOffice Café has been Chatham’s go-to coffee/pizza/sandwich/WIFI joint.  With mismatched cushioned … Continue reading

Cruising with Seals in Chatham

View from the boat of many seals swimming in the water

If you’re anything like me, the idea of cruising around the water on a boat is the epitome of relaxation. But throw in rough water and any chance of a tranquil day at sea goes right out the window.  Especially … Continue reading

Tropical Strawberry Gazpacho Recipe

Glass dessert filled with strawberry gazpacho and kiwi slice

This morning at breakfast, we served a delicious alternative to our usual fresh fruit starter – a refreshing Tropical Strawberry Gazpacho which may well become a Captains House Inn signature recipe.  Chef Kevin describes his creation as a “daiquiri minus … Continue reading

Top Ten Favorite Cape Cod Bites

Chalkboard sign with colorful menu items at Arnold's Lobster & Clam bar in Eastham in Cape Cod

Now that restaurants are starting to open for the season, we’re getting excited about going back to our old stand bys and indulging in some favorites we’ve been missing all winter.  Add these seasonal treats to your upcoming Cape Cod … Continue reading

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