Finally, we can say for sure that the AWFUL winter is behind us, and we can look ahead to a gorgeous Cape Cod summer. And on that note, we are delighted to welcome back some of our favorite eating places: Sesuit Harbor Cafe and the Mattakeese Wharf Restaurant, which both re-opened for the season on May 1st. Sesuit Harbor Cafe is situated right by Dennis Yacht Club and you order lobster roll (or whatever elase takes your fancy) in the shack, then sit at picnic tables overlooking the inlet. You can watch sailing boats, fishing boats and power craft come and go (and maybe the odd shark too, as we saw a couple of years ago!) while relaxing in a perfect Cape Cod setting. Mattakeese Wharf Restaurant is located on Barnstable Harbor, where the Hyannis Whale Watcher leaves for 4-hour whale watching excursions to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We often advise guests to go whale-watching, then follow up with dinner at Mattakeese Wharf, which has one of the best waterfront sunsets on Cape Cod. The food and the cocktails are pretty great too!
Another favorite of our is the Edward Gorey House, which is located just around the corner from the inn, and which is now open for the season. It’s a great place to spend a couple of hours where you can totally lose yourself in another world of fantasy, art and poetry, all created by the genius hand of Edward Gorey (1925-2000). The house is where he lived until his death, after which it became a museum dedicated to Gorey’s life, work and passion for animal welfare.
Welcome back also to Steamship Authority’s fast ferry to Nantucket. Port to port in an hour flat, providing a perfect day trip while vacationing on Cape Cod. The list of summer re-openings could go on and on, but the only way to make sure you don’t miss out is to plan your trip now – hope to see you VERY soon!