February 2008
Volume 1-1

Thanks to all of our guests making our second summer season at the Carriage House Inn such a successful season.  Many of you took the time and effort to write into www.TripAdvisor.com about your stay with us, and we are thrilled that you voted the Carriage House Inn the number #1 B&B in Chatham, Cape Cod and we are honored by your wonderful comments. We are always trying to think of things that will improve our guest’s stay, so if you have any suggestions for us - we sincerely appreciate your feedback.

During March we are planning updates to our Carriage House rooms such as: all new carpeting in rooms 4, 5, and 6, as well as new flat screen televisions and DVD players in rooms 5 and 6. Additionally, we are redecorating Room 6 from top to bottom, with fresh paint, white paneling, new furniture, draperies and comfortable chairs to read or gaze at the fireplace.

For those of you who are thinking of the beach, I wanted to let you know about one of my favorite discoveries from last summer: The Beachcomber Shuttle. The Beachcomber Shuttle is a yellow skiff boat that wisks you to an island beach with miles of white sand and gorgeous shells. Take the shuttle from Chatham’s fish pier (just a 10 minute walk from the Inn) and in no time at all you are on the most pristine, private beach, and the only sound you hear is the sound of the surf. The shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes from 10am - 4pm each day during the summer season.  Check out our summer specials for 5 and 7 night stays!

February 1- February 14, 2008
Last Minute Special on Fireplace Rooms!
Reserve any room with a fireplace & pay only $139 per night Sunday through Thursday... that's a savings of $20 per night! You must mention this special when you are reserving your room.

Below are two of our newest packages for you to enjoy this winter at The Carriage House Inn. It's our way of helping you stay warm, enjoy some good food, and indulge in wonderful spa services!

Manicures & Martinis - Available January 1 - May 8, 2008
(excluding Holiday Weekends)
Escape to the Cape after the crowds have departed and enjoy a cozy relaxing respite by the fireplace in your room or in the guest living room. For her: enjoy a relaxing manicure & pedicure (really a facial for the feet and hands!) with your choice of polish colors. For both of you: indulge in martinis and steamers at one of the Cape’s best bars - Roobar. Walk the beach, shop in Chatham’s adorable boutiques, and catch up on the latest movies in the privacy of your guest room. This package is not available on Holiday or 3 night minimum weekends. Your package includes:

  • 2 nights lodging for 2
  • 1 Mermaid Pedicure & Manicure
  • $50 gift certificate at Roo Bar in Chatham-voted the best Martini Cockatail on Cape Cod
  • Gourmet Breakfast daily
  • DVD Movies

Main House Rooms $355* per couple on Friday & Saturday
Main House Rooms $340* per couple Sunday - Thursday
Carriage House Rooms $435* per couple on Friday & Saturday
Carriage House Rooms $415* per couple Sunday-Thursday
*prices do not include tax or gratuity

Bliss before Baby Package - Babymoon Getaway
January 1 - May 9, 2008

The Inn is a perfect refuge to relax and be pampered before the pitter patter of little feet. Your experience includes 2 wonderful nights in either room 3 or 5. Both of these rooms are spacious and luxuriously set up for a couple’s candle lit massage. For her: a pampering maternity massage with body butter. For him: a sports massage! (If you choose Room 5, the massages will be fireside) During your stay, enjoy long walks along the beach, shop in the village of Chatham and enjoy Cape Cod’s fresh fish and lobster.

Your Bliss before Baby package includes:

  • 2 nights lodging in either Room 3 or Room 5
  • Maternity massage for her
  • Sports massage for him
  • Teddy Bear for the new baby/or fresh flowers to take home for the new Mom
  • Warm baked cookies
  • Great selection of over 135 DVD movies to watch in the privacy of your room
  • Extra pillows for her
Carriage House Room 5 $525 *
Main House Room 3 $485 *
*prices do not include tax or gratuity

Third Annual Osterville Chocolate Fest - 2/09/2008
Next weekend is the Chocolate Festival in Osterville - a truly yummy event! On Saturday, February 9th, Osterville once again becomes the “Chocolate Capital of Cape Cod” as it's picturesque Main Street plays host to the third annual Osterville Chocolate Fest. Anchored by chocolate art and tasty exhibits, store raffles, sales and promotions and featuring the “Great Chocolate Dessert Contest”, the entire village is preparing once again to yield to the temptation, fun and pleasure of chocolate in all its varieties and flavors. The Osterville Chocolate Fest offers tempting events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by the Osterville Business & Professional Association.

East Wind Silver Company: Store Wide Sale - 2/09/2008 - 3/02/2008
One of my most favorite Chatham jewelry and designer specialty stores, is having a storewide sale... believe me when I say it is reason alone to visit Chatham! All in-stock jewelry including: sterling, pearls, gemstones, Konstantino & more, vintage Asian furniture & accessories, original oils, decorator lamps, and exciting in-store specials every day throughout the entire sale! 20% to 50% off
Our entire stock! (Store Hours: Thursdays – Mondays 10am-5pm, Sundays 11am – 4pm)

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For all the theater lovers out there, here's a sample of
some of the upcoming local theater productions...

Harriet the Spy - 2/15/2008 - 3/09/2008
Would make a great Mother-Daughter getaway! Harriet M. Welsch is a spy, but she’s no ordinary spy. This eleven-year-old isn’t spying on her neighbors to be nosy, to be mean, or even to help the government. Nope...she’s just an aspiring writer who believes keeping track of everything she sees and thinks is good practice for her burgeoning career. However, when someone gets a hold of her notebook, they think her antics are anything but harmless.

Little Women, The Musical at the Harwich Junior Theater - 3/28/2008 - 4/27/2008
The classic story of the March sisters comes to life with music and dancing in Little Women. Phone 508-432-2002, or www.hjtcapecod.org

Baked Pears with Oatmeal Crumble
This is the perfect warm seasonal breakfast first course... Tim serves them with a dollop of fresh whipped cream! We consistently get numerous requests for this recipe, and we are happy to share it with all of you!

Ingredients:
6 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
3 Firm Bosc Pears cut in half and seeds scooped out with a melon baller
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/3cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ cupgranulated sugar
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of salt

Directions:
Butter a baking dish large enough to hold the pears. Mix oatmeal, flour, baking powder, both sugars, vanilla, salt and ginger together in a bowl. Add cold butter and mix with pastry blender until mixture holds together and resembles coarse meal. Press handful of mixture onto each pear half and place pears in baking dish. Bake in a preheated 375° oven until tops are lightly brown and pears are cooked through, about 1 hour. Serve warm. Serves 6.