Hotels in Cape Cod
Originally built in 1912 for one of Brewster’s wealthiest residents, the property has 338 recently spruced-up rooms inside a stately stucco mansion. Families can also opt for stand-alone villas, set either on the waterfront or around the Jack Nicklaus golf course.
Set just off the Cape Cod coast, the Club at New Seabury reflects the classic local style: free-standing villas with white picket fences, wooden clapboard siding and stone walls.
At the Red Inn in P-town, the view of the sun setting over the bay is so spectacular that you almost don’t even notice how good the food is. (But try the pan-roasted cod with a lemon-garlic confit, served on a bed of rosemary potatoes and applewood bacon.
Little Inn on Pleasant Bay in South Orleans is down the road next to a cranberry bog, and sits high on a hill with fantastic views of the shoreline. White slipcovered furniture and pickled-wood ceilings create a beachy vibe.
The inn has eight units in the 1836 Greek Revival mansion and an additional two garden cottages.
Once run by the Coast Guard to protect boats navigating the Cape Cod Canal, the Wings Neck Lighthouse, in Pocasset, can now be booked by families or other groups.
The Colony of Wellfleet was originally an art gallery and hostelry for collectors. Ten Modernist cottages with slightly worn Midcentury furnishings are tended by owner Eleanor Stefani, who feels like your eccentric great-aunt.
Sprinkled throughout the dunes and neighboring woods, the one- to three-bedroom accommodations aren’t much to look at—straight out of the 1950’s, they have knotty pine walls, bamboo furniture, outdoor showers, and screened-in porches—but the price can’t be beat, with rock-bottom weekly rates, eve
The clapboard Chatham Bars Inn, in Chatham, was the first luxury hotel on Cape Cod and is still its toniest address, with prices (and a bit of attitude) to match.
On a sailboat-filled inlet, the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, on Pleasant Bay, is Chatham’s other top place to stay. A 1740’s Colonial with lanterns has been converted into the main reception area; most guest rooms are in clapboard cottages scattered throughout 27 acres of gardens.
The more recently built, privately owned Cottages at Maushop Village, in the New Seabury resort development, are handled by both owners and rental agents.
The boutique resort and spa is painted in warm pastels, and is just a half-block from the beach. Ask for the Oscar Wilde room, which overlooks the town’s emblematic Pilgrim Monument.
On a clear day you can see Martha’s Vineyard from the ten-room Inn on the Sound, atop a bluff in Falmouth Heights.
This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay).