Ashley Manor

3660 Main Street, Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630
Innkeeper(s): Patricia Martin and Vince Toreno

Country Legends At Barnstable Performing Arts Center 4 Feb 2016, 6:00 am

Usually it’s Bach and Brahms making headlines at the Cape Cod Symphony, but this month it’s Cline and Cash, and it’s going to be fun.

Country Legends is coming to the Barnstable Performing Arts Center Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21, 2016 with a lineup of classic hits from the genre’s top stars. So pull on your boots and head over for a show that pays homage to the best of country.

The concerts will feature the memorable music of Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and a host of other notables. Two rising stars, both Nashville recording artists, will be on hand to perform: Rachel Potter, from TV’s X Factor, and Patrick Thomas, a top contestant on The Voice.
Conducting the performances will be the esteemed Jung-Ho Pak, who brings energy and insights to every performance.

Country Legends
February 20-21, 2016
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Tickets, $32 – $71

We’re fortunate to have such a top-notch orchestra so close by. In April, the musicians move from Willie and Johnny to a concert of Mozart. They are quite the talented troop!

If you stay with us at the Inn, you’ll not only be near to the performance hall, but close to great restaurants as well—and we’ll be happy to help you with reservations.
Give us a call!

Valentine’s Special Lasts All Month At Barnstable, MA B&B 28 Jan 2016, 5:00 am

February is for Lovers! So instead of honoring sweethearts just on Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating them all month long. That means our guests can enjoy a sweet deal every day of February.

Book any room at our B&B for two nights and you’ll receive a complimentary split of champagne with two Ashley Manor flutes—yours to keep—and rich chocolate turtles from Phillips Chocolates, one of Oprah’s favorite things of 2015.

To add to the romance, each of the four suites in our historic B&B features an original wood-burning fireplace, comfy four-poster or canopy bed and large bath with two-person Jacuzzi tub.

And each morning, you’ll be treated to our delicious three-course breakfast served in front of a cozy fire in our dining room.

Romance is in the air! Come and enjoy it. Offer only good to reservations made directly with us, please call us at 508-362-8044 to reserve your Valentine Special.

Cape Cod Beer In Hyannis Adds Fun Events To The Tap 18 Jan 2016, 8:00 am

Long known for producing quality brews, Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis is also making a name for itself with fun events. A recent Yappy Hour where customers were encouraged to bring there dogs for a drink is a perfect example of the brewery’s light-hearted attitude. After all, what’s better than gathering a few friends—even four-legged ones—to enjoy a few beers and have a good time.

Want to join the fun? Then head over to Cape Cod Beer on Wednesday, January 27 for Paint Night, where artistic talent is arbitrary and laughter is guaranteed. This night’s theme is a silly snowman, and there’s plenty of room for interpretation!

Paint Night
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Cape Cod Beer
1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, MA

Of course, a good part of the enjoyment of any night at Cape Cod Beer is the beer itself. Brewmaster Todd Marcus has an impressive background in brewing, and his expertise shines in the available pours. Year-round flavors include Cape Cod Red, and smooth amber ale; an IPA that has a bold bite and malty finish; and a refreshing Beach blonde Ale. The company also produces seasonal brews, such as the fruity wheat Summer ale, as well as specialty beers. These include the new Old Man Winter, a hearty ale that can stand up to the Cape’s chilly nights.

If you’d like to see the brewery’s operation, you can take one of the tours, offered Mondays through Saturdays. Tastings are also available during retail hours, and include five 3-ounce samples, plus a souvenir tasting glass for $5.00.

Retail Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday.

Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

And of course, you can always get a few beers to go and enjoy them by the fire back here at the Inn. We’d love to have you visit—give us a call!

Barnstable, MA Restaurant Hosts Wine & Scotch Events 11 Jan 2016, 7:00 am

The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern has the perfect cure for mid-winter blues— wine, scotch and great food!

Logo courtesy of The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

These delights are the focus of three special evenings planned by Chef Bob Calderone and his wife Susan Finegold at their restaurant on consecutive Thursdays: January 14, 21 and 27. Located less than a mile from our B&B, the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern is known for its creative takes of traditional fare, so you are in for a treat. These pairing dinners are quite popular (we have enjoyed them ourselves several times over the years), so you will want to reserve your spot in advance.

Foods of Argentina and South American wines team up for the first special evening. Each savory or sweet course will be served with a complimentary wine selected with help from Grape Moments, a New Bedford wine shop. The menu features an opening tasty bite, grilled jumbo shrimp salad, stuffed and roasted red pepper with seafood-chorizo paella, grilled beef rib cap with veggie mash, and a refreshing tropical mousse cake.
Argentina Wine Tasting Dinner
Thursday, January 14, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern
3176 Main Street, Barnstable, MA
$55/person, plus tax and tip

Photo courtesy of The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

Wish you knew a little more about wine? Sign up for the Barnstable Restaurant’s second evening, a Wine Seminar with Diane Slater, a notable wine expert with the Cape Cod Package Store. The event will feature six wines of the Veneto area. A selection of tapas will accompany the tastings.
Wine Seminar with Diane Slater
Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$33/person, plus tax and tip

The 8th Annual Single Malt Scotch Dinner is for all you Scotch drinkers out there!
Here’s a chance to taste some of the finest from the land of Brigadoon, chosen by the folks at Yarmouth Wine and Spirits. A “Wee Taste” menu promises hearty flavors that highlight Cape Cod and American favorites: lobster bisque, cedar-smoked Atlantic salmon, roast beef tenderloins and a dark chocolate dessert.
8th Annual Single Malt Scotch Dinner
Thursday, January 28, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$59/person, plus tax and tip

Plan to stay with us at the B&B and you’ll not only have an easy commute, you’ll enjoy more delicious tastes for breakfast the following morning! Give us a call to book your stay—and we’ll be happy to help with your event reservation too.

Charming Barnstable Inn Reveals History and Secrets 6 Sep 2012, 12:12 pm

Over the years we have had lots of visitors coming to ask us about Ashley Manor and our lovely location.  What is there to do?  Tell us about the history of your Bed and Breakfast.  And are your fire places REAL?  Well, we have had lots of guest post great reviews of their stay with us on Trip Advisor and send us great pictures they have taken of our Inn, like the photo posted here.

But we thought, “If a picture is worth a 1000 words” maybe a video would be the best way to show you what you can expect during your stay with us.  Our historic Inn, circa 1699, has a secret passage that was thought to be used as a hiding place during the revolutionary war and as a safe house during the Under Ground Railroad.  Our REAL wood burning fire places and 2-person Jacuzzi tubs enhance the romantic atmosphere in our large bed chambers.  Cape Cod is a worldwide destination, and this week alone we hosted visitors from Italy, Belgium and the UK, along with “Locals” from New Hampshire, Ohio and New York.

We hope this video will show you all the Cape and Ashley Manor has to offer to make your visit memorable.

Mattakeese Warf Seafood Restaurant: Dining on the Water 17 Aug 2011, 2:10 pm

Most of our guest have at least one dinner at Mattakeese Wharf.  This outstanding seafood restaurant is conveniently located less than a mile from our B&B.  Overlooking Barnstable Harbor, it is known for it’s delicious seafood and spectacular sunsets.  My favorite is the Crispy Pan Fried Sole but its hard to pass up the Lobster … either boiled, baked, stuffed or the Lobster roll, you won’t be disappointed.  And the sunsets are breathtaking.  This restaurant has been in the same family for over 40 years, a testament to it’s quality of food and service.

Mattakeese Warf Seafood Restaurant
273 Millway Road
Barnstable, MA 02630
Directions from our Inn  

Our historic inn has been around since 1699 and operating as a Bed and Breakfast for over 25 years.  Our guest enjoy having breakfast on our patio overlooking our backyard and tennis court.  The cool mists rolling in off the Cape provide a refreshing start to each day, followed by bright sunshine and blue skies.  Our guest enjoy a 3-course breakfast each morning.  Blueberry Muffin Tops, Fruit Kabob with Chocolate Sauce and Bacon, Cheddar and Tomato Quiche was the breakfast the quest in this picture enjoyed.  Some of our recipes have been published in Bon Appetit magazine and the Cape Cod Christmas Cookbook, and we look forward to sharing some of those recipes with you from time to time.

We hope to see you soon … there’s lot’s of things to do during your visit and enjoying great food is one of the best.

Old King’s Highway: Road to Historic Sites on the Cape 25 May 2011, 10:04 am

Old King’s Highway on the Cape winds past hundreds of historic sites, some familiar and some that may come as a surprise, even to our seasoned visitors.


This road is known by many names: Main Street, Route 6A and Old King’s Highway, was begun as a Native American trail from Plymouth to Provincetown. Paralleling Cape Cod Bay for approximately 34 miles, it crosses through the communities of Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans and is considered one of the most scenic drives in the country.

There are many interesting and historic places to visit along the way, here are just a few: Aptucxet Trading Post, Olde Colonial Courthouse, Stoney Brook Grist Mill, Scargo Hill Tower, French Cable Station Museum, Sandwich Glass Museum and the Yarmouth Nature Trail.

There’s  much to see and its best to take a few days to really appreciate the old world charm and history along the way.  As you travel this historic route, be sure to stop by another historic treasure:  our inn circa 1699.  We love to show and share the history we live in each day.

Herring Running: a Sure Sign of Spring in Barnstable 29 Apr 2011, 12:15 pm

There are many signs that Spring has arrived; one of the first is the annual Herring runs.  Their run, like the Salmon, is viewed as one of Nature’s wonders.  Living in the ocean most of their lives, each year they return to the freshwater areas in which they were born to spawn and start the cycle again.  Arriving in April and early May, vast schools cross the ocean to the freshwater ponds via runs, many man made “Ladders” are in place to help in the final leg of their journey.  After spawning, females lay up to 100,000 eggs.  The adults then set off for the return journey to the ocean.  By autumn the young follow the adults path to the sea and become part of the next years “run”

There are several locations where visitors might view this wonder of nature:

Bournedale Herring Run.  Access from Route 6A, about 1 mile south of the Sagamore Bridge.
Stony Brook Herring Run, Brewster.  Series of natural Fish Ladders in a millside pond.  Adjacent to the Stony Brook Grist Mill.
Bell’s Neck Conservation Area, Harwich.  Almost 250 acres of conservation land, featuring a man-made herring run.  Access from Bell’s Neck Road off Depot Road.
Mashpee River Herring Run, Mashpee.   A man-made herring run next to the grounds of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum on Route 130.
This is a great way to enjoy one of  the wonders of nature and the serenity that we are fortunate to enjoy every Spring – we invite you to enjoy it with us!

The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern: Fine Dining 17 Feb 2011, 2:30 pm

The question we are asked most often during the winter months is: “What is there to do on the Cape?”

Enjoying a fine dinning experience is usually our answer.  Many restaurants and wine shops use this slower time of the year to offer unique food and wine experiences.  Collaborating with themed dinners, cooking demonstrations and cooking classes, these events give you the opportunity to enjoy exceptional food paired with great wines and beers and to learn more the techniques of your favorite chef.

Some of the most interesting theme dinners we’ve attended have been a Beer Dinner, a Champagne Dinner and a Rum Dinner.  We will be following several restaurants and wine shops giving you details on their latest offerings.

Today we will be highlighting The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern. Located on Main Street in Barnstable Village, this restaurant is just down the street from our inn.  Chef/Owner Bob Calderone and his wife Susan Finegold do several wine dinners each winter, their nest one will be on Thursday February 24, 2011 and features Washington State wines.  Here’s the menu, its looks delicious:

The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern
with Wendy Koder from
Present “Wines from Washington State”
Thursday February 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Five H Heritage White Riesling Hors d” Oeurves
Pine & Post Chardonnay 2007
Oven Roasted Black Cod
with Fresh Maine Shrimp, Steamed Rice and Tomato, Ginger,
Lemon Grass Broth
Five H Heritage Merlot Primitivo 2008
Savory Winter Tart
with Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese and Bacon
Pendulum Red Blend 2007
Slow Cooked Beef Shoulder
with Porcini Mushrooms, Creamy Parmesan Polenta
and Swiss Chard
Washington Hills Late Harvest Riesling 2009
Lady Fingers, Espresso and Mascarpone cake
with Raspberry Coulis
$55 per person (plus tax and tip)
Call for reservations 508-362-2355
We look forward to seeing you there.  Watch for future postings about more “Fine Dinning” here in cozy Barnstable, MA!


Top 10 B&B’s for Romantic Cape Cod Getaway 2 Feb 2011, 7:47 am

We are honored to have been selected by Cape Cod Magazine as one of the 10 B&B’s for a romantic getaway on Cape Cod.  The article “The Inn Thing” appeared in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Cape Cod Magazine!

          Here’s what they had to say about us in Jan/Feb 2011:

Romance abounds at Ashley Manor where six guest
rooms, four suites, and two traditional rooms offer
quiet luxury. Built around 1699, the inn reflects its early
history on Olde King’s Highway while also offering
modern amenities such as wireless internet. Each suite
has a wood-burning fireplace and full private bath and
separate Jacuzzi tub. Innkeepers Vince Toreno and
Patricia Martin serve a gourmet breakfast and guests
can eat on the patio overlooking the lush two acres of
gardens in warm weather or in front of a crackling fire
during the winter. The inn’s history adds an additional
interesting element to the property, including a secret
passageway that was used as a hiding place for Tories
(or those loyal to the British crown) during the
American Revolution. The inn is open year-round and
located just a few minutes from scenic Barnstable
Village, the Harbor, and Millway Beach.