Falmouth, MA | Cape Cod vacation spot

I spent last weekend
in Falmouth, Massachusetts, a beautiful town in the southwest corner of Cape Cod with a harbor and pebbled beach. Falmouth has a traditional New England town square with a white-framed Congregational Church and a stone Episcopal Church. The town has cute little shops and an old-fashioned diner with a neon sign telling diners to Eat Heavy. (I expect this would be a restaurant with generous servings.)

We stayed at the Red Horse Inn, not fancy, but the rooms were attractive and spotlessly clean (but bring your own pillows if you like to nestle your head in something soft and feathery). Red Horse Inn offers a complimentary continental breakfast each morning with freshly brewed coffee and tea, baked banana bread, and a basket of yummy muffins. These are not your typical packaged muffins - it took all my willpower to eat just half a chocolate muffin. It's just a short walk from the Red Horse Inn to the beach or into town. The service at the front desk was exceptionally friendly and helpful. This would be a nice place to stay for a weekend or week on Cape Cod. We had dinner the first night at Restaurant Heather, an exceptional place to eat. The Caramelized Colossal Georges’ Bank Scallops were incredible and highly recommended.

Bourne Farm, located in West Falmouth. Bourne Farm, was a working farm established in the eighteenth century and on the National Register of Historical Places. Pictured above is a scene through the windows of the barn.

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1 comment:

Rebecca said...

So, the wedding was in Falmouth! Hope you enjoyed the visit and that the wedding was perfect. Congrats to the bride & groom!