Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween safety tips

Few tips for those going out trick or treating:
  1. Bring flashlight & Batteries
  2. Have some sort of reflective material on your costume or Candy Bag
  3. An adult should ALWAYS accompany children while trick or treating
  4. Use face makeup, instead of masks, so eyes are not covered making it difficult to see in evening
  5. Visit homes only with porch lights on
  6. Walk on sidewalk, not in street, unless no sidewalk, then walk facing traffic along edge of roadway
  7. Be cautious of strange animals & dogs
  8. Do not cut across yards or dark alleys, etc
  9. do not eat candy while trick or treating-wait till you get home & have an adult inspect treats carefully
  10. Never go inside a house, always stay outside on porch
Staying Home to pass out treats??
A few tips to contribute to every ones safety:
  1. Turn on outside lights
  2. Clean yard & porch area of leaves and potential hazards
  3. Control or tie up animals & pets
  4. consider offering sugar substitutes instead of candy such as:
    • school supplies-pencils, pads, crayons, chalk, pens, erasers
    • stickers,
    • toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss
    • money (suggest this only if in a small neighborhood with not too many kids, lol)
If driving:
  1. Use extra caution
  2. Drive slow
And of course, HAVE FUN while being safe
on this and every Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy on Cape Cod

Cape Cod was battered by high winds and a strong coastal surge on Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. As of early Monday afternoon nearly 20,000 Cape Codders were without power, The noon high tide brought severe beach erosion to Falmouth and the east facing beaches on the Outer Cape.Later in the day, Nstar reported nearly 38,000 customers without power with the towns of Barnstable and Falmouth being the hardest hit communities. We were very lucky through this one though, as the Lighthouse Inn seemed to have came out unscathed through it all. As the waves crashed against West Dennis Beach and Weir Creek crossed over Lighthouse Road, thankfully only minimal damage was experienced in the immediate area. As for some of our neighboring towns, unfortunately flooded roads from the tide, fallen branches, damage to ramps, houses and structures along with the overwhelming amount of power outages, proved to be a ominous way to bring in Halloween on Cape Cod. However, as Governor Deval Patrick said today he was relieved that the state escaped serious damage from Hurricane Sandy, stating“We are very, very fortunate indeed. ” Reliefs efforts to those affected by the Hurricane specifically in New Jersey and New York continue.

Hurricane Sandy

Waves crash against West Dennis Beach
Hyannis Yacht Club Dock

Hyannis Yacht Club Dock at high tide

Lighthouse Inn Jetty

Nantucket Sound against Lighthouse Inn Sea Wall

Weir Creek takes over Lighthouse Road
Weir Creek floods Lighthouse Road
  Nantucket Sound during Hurricane Sandy
Marstons Mills

Sandwich Boardwalk
Wellfleet Newcomb Hollow Beach


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gearing up for the 75th Anniversary Celebration

From its humble beginning in 1938, when Everett & Gladys Stone first bought the Lighthouse Inn (originally the Noyes Estate), the Lighthouse Inn now approaches its 75th Diamond Anniversary year in 2013. With creative enthusiasm we continue to plan for the upcoming landmark year. We invite you all to celebrate with us. Please share your personal stories and photos from your time spent at the Lighthouse Inn. Undoubtedly, the Lighthouse Inn legacy is illuminated by the memories of families, guests & employees.

The Lighthouse Inn, originally the Noyes Estate, purchased in 1938

Please submit your personal stories, special moments & pictures with us to be incorporated during the Celebration year in 2013.

Please contact us via:
Postal- PO Box 128, West Dennis, MA 02670
Social Networks-, or right here on our blog at

We are looking forward to reading and seeing all the great moments that are special to you, during your time at the Lighthouse Inn.

Another season has come and gone

Another season has come and gone in the blink of a eye here at Lighthouse Inn. Our great team of employees work hard at the end of each season, closing up the Waterfront Restaurant, kitchen, Bars, accommodations & Front Desk. Everyone pitches in and gets majority done after our last breakfast on Columbus Day. With the melody of music playing & laughter amongst each other, our employees have fun while getting the job done. Mixed emotions of excitement for their next step whether that be going back home to a differant country, back to school or to the next seasonal job, it is still bitter sweet to say our goodbyes. Year after year we have the pleasure to appreciate the time spent together, and learn from the differant backgrounds, interests & personalities of the many employees. Its more than a team, we form a family here at the Lighthouse Inn, and although some do return for multiple years, one season is never the same as the next, which is one of the reasons we always enjoy the time working side by side. Approaching our 75th anniversary in 2013, we want to thank the employees throughout the years. Undoubtedly it would be impossible with out them.

Smiling faces make for a great team at the Lighthouse Inn

Our houseman Gene making his rounds to assist the housekeepers

The kitchen team are always working together
Enjoying last few hours of working together for the season

Everyone pitching in and working together to close up

The bellmen/bartenders always ready to help out
Our front desk staff always greeting with a smile

Having some fun dancing
Our little helper pitches in as part of the LHI team
Closing up the dance floor

The Waterfront Main Dining Room
The Waterfront 3rd Dining Room

The Lower Deck

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Climb aboard the Polar Express on Cape Cod

All Aboard The Polar Express where guests young and old will believe

the magic this holiday season!

Dates in 2012: November 15-18, 20-21, 23-25, 27-30 &December 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 26-30

Climb aboard The Polar Express and cozy up in your pajamas on a decorated vintage train car, as this magical train rolls out of the station, and heads for the North Pole!

Santa on Dome Car
Celebrate the season as music from The Polar Express soundtrack fills the air and whimsical chefs frolic through the aisles, passing out hot cocoa, cookies and holiday cheer. Meet the conductor as he punches each child’s ticket and see their eyes light up as characters from the film, such as the curious “King of the North Pole”, slink past their seats. Sit back, relax and enjoy the 30-minute ride to the North Pole Village as The Polar Express is read aloud and the book pages are turned by the merry Chefs. No need to leave your warm, comfy spot once arriving, for they will stop just long enough to pick up Santa and his special Helper Elf, goodies and boundless merriment in tow. Join in caroling for the duration of your 30-minute ride back to the station, and fill your heart with joy as special guests present each child with his or her very own bell, taken right from Santa’s sleigh. Remember, only those who still believe can hear its magic jingle. prolong the magic beyond our one-hour journey, and bring a piece of it home with you. Travel in dome cars and receive your very own official, limited edition Polar Express mug as our gift to you. Or even browse through the many Polar Express keepsakes available for purchase in our station gift shop.

So pack your camera, put on your PJs and join on a magical journey to the “North Pole”. Relive the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s iconic story, The Polar Express, and set the stage for an unforgettable holiday experience the whole family will enjoy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bring a piece of Cape Cod home with you- Lighthouse Inn Gift Shop

The Lighthouse Inn Gift Shop is open year round; features Lighthouse Inn logo items as well as unique; nautical themed gifts. You are sure to find the perfect gift for family; friends of all ages, as well as a special memento of your stay at the Lighthouse Inn on Cape Cod. We have a large selection of sweatshirts,
t-shirts, mugs, pictures, glasses, note cards, books, stuffed animals, magnets, handmade Sea glass jewelry by local artist: Alex Worthington, Original Artwork by local artist Karen North Wells ; so much more…

Contact the Lighthouse Inn at
(877) 208-2244 ext 300
or for questions

                       Gypsy Soul 365
Handmade jewelry by local designer Alexandria Worthington, from West Dennis, MA.
Each piece is uniquely different just like you.
Cape Cod Rock Kandi Collection consists of Sea Glass beads, 'her majestic' large Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystals & Tibetan Silver Starfish Charms.
Sea Glass beads are native of New England. Collection can be made in precious metals by request. All Jewelry is non-tarnish, rust resistant silver, unless specified otherwise.


The Ultimate Gift

Impress & delight loved ones and friends, with the ultimate treat. Show them just how much they are appreciated this year with a Lighthouse Inn Gift Card. The Lighthouse Inn Gift Card is the ideal gift or stocking stuffer for anyone. The Lighthouse Inn Gift Card can have any amount placed on it, the only limit is your generosity. It can be redeemed at the Lighthouse Inn and also used in the Waterfront Restaurant at the Lighthouse Inn & Lighthouse Inn Gift Shop.
Elegant & picturesque of the beautiful Lighthouse Inn
Contact the Lighthouse Inn at (877) 208-2244 ext 300 or to purchase a gift card.
Keep for yourself or address to anyone as a special gift

Saturday, October 6, 2012

2012 yarmouth seaside festival

October 6, 7, 8
The Festival is held all around Yarmouth, but primarily at the Laurence Mac Arthur Elementary School, 1175 Rt. 28 South Yarmouth, MA (Bass River Area). Crafts, Rides, Food and Demonstrations are all held there.


Saturday, October 6th

Sunday, October 7th

Monday, October 8th

The Yarmouth Seaside Festival, currently celebrating its 34th anniversary, was founded in 1978 by South Yarmouth resident, Jan Butler, in the hope of creating community spirit and pride in the Town of Yarmouth. Presented annually on Columbus Day weekend, the festival is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication by a small, volunteer committee. It is through their diligence that the festival has flourished. The Yarmouth Seaside Festival has grown into a gala event which boasts a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, a giant parade, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race, 5K road race, greased pole contests, pie-eating contests, fireworks display, etc. to name just a few. We have expanded to the point where the town is bursting at its seams with more than 25,000 attending the festival yearly.
By bringing together our townspeople and tourists alike, we have captured a warm, fun-loving, and still FREE event for all to take part in and enjoy.