Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cape Cod National Seashore from Fort Hill, Eastham

The National Park Service has worked hard over the years to preserve the Fort Hill Rural Historic Area much as it was in the late 1800's. Here is a recent late winter shot Gordon took of the Nauset Marsh at the base of Fort Hill with the dunes on the back side of Coast Guard Beach in the distance. This kind of view is just outside the door of the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast.

We are taking reservations for 2014.....How about joining us for some warm hospitality and a chance to experience  REAL Cape Cod!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Vernal Equinox Sunrise from the Cape Cod National Seashore

To celebrate the first full day of spring we took an early morning walk to catch first light. It was SO worth it!

Sunrise over Nauset Marsh looking east from Eastham to Coast Guard Beach from Hemenway landing in the Fort Hill Area, a short walk from the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast.

Today is one of 2 days in the year that the sun rises due EAST...and when you are in Eastham on the eastern most edge of MA, that means the sunrises with all of America at your back!   From now until the solstice in June it starts it's journey NE along the horizon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fort Hill Area...The jewel in the crown of the Cape Cod National Seashore!

Here is another of my favorite shots of the Fort Hill Area, Eastham, MA! This one was an early summer shot... green meadows, forests and marsh. You can clearly see the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast across from the Captain Penniman House, as well as most of the Fort Hill Area of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The Red Maple Swamp trail runs along the lower left-center of this picture, obscured by the thick tree cover. The Fort Hill Area offers scenic views, walking trail, and historic tour as well as luxury lodging for adults who love a quiet, natural setting.

Please feel free to share this awesome bird's eye view. 

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Fort Hill Area of Cape Cod National Seashore
Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast (Sylvanus Knowles House)
Captain Edward Penniman House (red roof)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bird's Eye View of Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

From time to time, some of our guests do a fly-by of Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast and they kindly send us the pictures they take! Here's a bird's eye view of the Fort Hill Area in the Cape Cod National Seashore, including the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast, (marked with red arrow across from the Captain Penniman House, with red roof and whale bone arch), and Nauset Marsh.  What a special place!! 

If you are really interested in the history, culture and environment of the area take a look at this Olmsted Center Report of the Fort Hill Rural Historic District.    We are one of 3 National Historic Properties in the Fort Hill Area, Sylvanus Knowles House (that's us!), Seth Knowles House, and the Captain Edward Penniman House. 

Come Join us here at Fort Hill.  It's time to contact us for a reservation in 2014!
Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

Overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic in the Historic Fort Hill Area
75 Fort Hill Road
Eastham, MA 02642

Monday, March 17, 2014

One way to celebrate the Vernal Equinox

Winter got you down?  Looking for something new and different to do next Saturday night?  Why not take a break, book the ocean-view Nantucket Cottage at the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast and catch some great music just up the road a piece at the First Encounter Coffee House.  The outer cape is alive and just have to know where to look!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Location, Location, Location!

Walk out the door of your private suite or cottage to some of the most breathtaking views on the outer  Cape.  Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast is the ONLY lodging located inside the Cape Cod National  Seashore's Fort Hill Area.

Nauset Marsh with Nauset Beach/Coast Guard Beach in the distance. Fort Hill is ocean-front with a full-moon-high tide filling the marsh and covering the grass. Soon the marsh will turn green and the fields will be filled with wild flowers.  The walking trails in the Fort Hill Area are among the most popular in the park.  Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast is a National Historic property that sits directly across from the historic Captain  Penniman House whale bone arch.

We feel so privileged to be located in the Fort Hill Area of the National Seashore and to be able to share this special place with our guests at the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast.  Isn't it time to think about making your reservation for a stay?  We are located 5 minutes from Orleans and 10 minutes from Wellfleet.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oh Yum! Blueberry Cake at Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

Some of the pleasures of staying at a B+B are waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and good things baking in the oven, and the sound of a crackling fire in the fireplace.  Isn't it time for you to stay at Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast-overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic in Cape Cod National Seashore?

                                Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast Blueberry Cake


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar (3/4 if you like it sweet)

1 cup sour cream or( 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 plain greek yogurt)

2 eggs 

2 tsps. baking powder

1/2 cup oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups blueberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour 9" tube pan

Beat eggs with sour cream, add oil and vanilla, than add dry ingredients.  Dust blueberries with a little flour to keep them from sinking in batter. Fold berries into batter. (Batter will be thick.)  Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fort Hill B+B Breakfast....Cheesy Chive Egg Soufflé

One of our signature breakfast dishes for a savory entree here at Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast is an individual egg soufflĂ©. There are endless variations, with dill instead of chives, cream cheese instead of Mascarpone cheese, smoked Gouda instead of cheddar and the addition of seafood or meat. Here is a picture of one variation contributed by our dear friend Conrad ...this one with lobster. I am including the basic recipe in case you want to make a special breakfast. It's really very easy so give it a try! Our guests LOVE it!

Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast Cheesy Chive Eggs

Per person
Preheat oven to 350 Bake 30 minutes

Butter one ramekin, add in order:
2 Tbs. Fresh, chopped chives (Dill is nice as well)
1 ounce Marscapone or other soft cheese (In chunks)
2 medium eggs, salt, pepper slightly beaten
1 Tbs. Half+Half
2 Tbs. Grated cheddar cheese

(The eggs and cheese should not overflow the ramekin but I fill it almost to the top. The # of eggs you use depends on the size of your dish and the size of your eggs. )

Place ramekin in baking dish with hot water about half way up the side of the ramekin. Bake 30 minutes. Serve immediately or it will collapse.