Location: I live in Falmouth , Massachusetts, which is located in upper Cape Cod and is surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean.
Since: 2010 — After retiring from 30 years of corporate executive work. My husband and I wanted to own and operate a luxury bed and breakfast property. We looked all over the country and chose Falmouth Cape Cod because of its beauty, rich culture, welcoming community, historic properties, vibrant village living and diverse activities year-round. We found a unique 1849 property that had been built by a whaling ship captain for his bride from New Orleans and he wanted her to feel at home so it is the only southern plantation style home built on the Cape and was the first summer home built in Falmouth, Cape Cod. What I most love about where I live is getting to experience four seasons of beauty, yet with a mild winter. The ability to walk to so many different beaches, natural estuaries and quiet nature sites while at the same time able to walk to countless restaurants, art galleries, and small boutique shops is something I absolutely love. The community is very welcoming and diverse and there is a really vibrant summer and fall calendar of cultural activities which makes it a very desirable place for people to come and visit us. In addition to taking a walk on the beach, one of my favorite pastimes is to hop on the ferry for a 45 minute ride over to Martha’s Vineyard and to sightsee and enjoy the beautiful beaches and architecture. When the ferry leaves the dock I feel as if I’m leaving all the cares of the world behind and going off for my mini adventure.
Age Group: 46-59
Favorite Restaurant: My absolute favorite restaurant in town is the Glass Onion restaurant. The setting itself is quietly elegant and the food is absolutely amazing. They always have farm fresh ingredients and the painstaking attention to delivering a top quality meal and service is obvious. The seafood risotto is one of my favorite dishes, and one time I decided to be adventurous for dessert and tried the goat cheese cheesecake which was phenomenal. Anyone who travels to town, we recommend have at least one dinner at the Glass Onion. We have many visitors tell us that they had the absolute best meal in years at The Glass Onion including one person who said it was the best restaurant meal they had had in 6 years since they had to start a gluten free diet.
Favorite Movie: Forest Gump
Pets: I do not have a pet however I have a wonderful granddog (son’s dog) named Gus who is a rescue dog with some beagle and pointer in him.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Read and play golf
Favorite Season: I love spring because flowers are blooming and tree buds are popping , the sun is bright again and people’s spirits are positive… plus golf starts!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a house for each of my two children.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Paint landscapes.
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? I would love to have witnessed Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon and felt what I would have expected to be awe and pride in what was achieved . I was too young at the time to really appreciate and understand.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for? Reese Witherspoon
Where do you work? The Captain’s Manor Inn
What is your title? Owner and Innkeeper
How long have you worked there? 3 Years
What do you love most about your Job? Meeting fascinating people from around the world and hearing their stories.
What is your Experience and Background in the Travel Industry? Prior to owning an inn, I had limited experience in the travel industry however, several of my best friends are international meeting planners and run speakers bureaus.