From — Sunie Pope, Innkeeper Captain Freeman
We may all think of Cape Cod in the summer season as a vacation spot not to be missed, but have you even considered taking that drive or flight out to the Cape when the snow is glistening and the inns are warm and cozy? It’s truly a beautiful time of year. The shoreline is stunning, filled with migrating birds and disappearing footsteps.
Just in case the landscape isn’t enough draw, there is plenty to do over the Holidays on the Cape!
1) Brewster for the Holidays, exploring the shops of downtown Brewster greeted by cheery faces, homemade temptations, tree lighting and caroling.
2) Cooking Schools at CFI with Carol Edmonson. We are holding several European cooking classes over the season, followed by a scrumptious cocktail hour. Not to be missed!
3) Harwich Port Stroll & Sleigh Rides. Walk downtown and get to know many locals and tourists alike while you experience the charm of Harwich Port.
4) First Night in Chatham. The music is excellent, the town charming and the fireworks beautifully presented over the sea. I recommend you get there early to be sure to get a ticket!
5) A wonderfully peaceful place for a quiet time of reflection. Perhaps you’re writing a novel or beginning a new hobby? The space and quietness of The Captain Freeman Inn are perfect for stirring the creative mind. So many artists make the Cape their home in order to attune their imagination amongst the solitude and peace this outside world provides.
6) Meeting Santa at Snow’s in Orleans while being entertained by the wonderful trains choo-chooing around the store. Perhaps you could stop at Nauset Beach on your way back to the inn for a brisk stroll along the ocean.
7) Of course, Christmas shopping. You will find many unique gifts and locally owned shops on the Cape.
8) Don’t forget to bring your ice skates for ice skating on Local Ponds. Brewster has the most fresh water on Cape Cod. Then head back to your room at CFI for a cup of hot tea or coffee and some delicious pastries.
9) Cape Cod Central Railroad. Hop aboard the Cape’s railroad and travel through our elegant towns, picturesque salt marshes and cranberry bogs. The train offers the Thanksgiving Dinner, the North Pole Express and Murder Mysteries.
10) Yoga/Meditation – Where better to practice then in the setting of our natural world during the quiet season? Join Sunie at CFI for private Yoga sessions in your own room beside the fire.
11) The P’Town Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, a tradition dating back to 1910, is a beautiful site to see. The Lobster Trap Christmas Tree by the pier downtown is always a treat. A true Cape Cod presentation of the Holidays.
12) Indulging in our High Teas with Sunie (CFI’s private chef) or luxuriating in a Spa Getaway at The Captain Freeman Inn. (Not to mention our plush feather like topper mattresses and pillows and 600 thread count triple sheet linens! Talk about luxury!)
If that’s not enough, gives us a call at (508) 896-7481. We’ve got plenty more ideas to give you for a most enjoyable stay.