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Our Luxury Inn Is A Great Base For Your Cape Cod Adventure

March 11th, 2012 by Mike Cassels

walking on the beach at sunrise  - Cape CodOkay, let us assume that you are coming to Cape Cod for the first time this summer. One thing’s for sure, you’ll have a hard time deciding which area to stay in, as it can be so difficult doing the necessary research and then of course choosing your accomodation. We, like anyone else who lives Mid Cape on The Olde Kings Highway, can at least help make your decision making process a more informed one, so here are just a few advantages of staying for example, in our historic village of Yarmouth Port.

Tranquility, natural beauty and rich history can all be savored during any time spent here. Our guests can spend time away from their cars enjoying  Cape Cod Bay beaches, Grays Boardwalk, the old Wharf and the nature trails that abut our inn’s two acres of landscaped grounds.

The Inn At Cape Cod made an impact in local history as The Sears Hotel in the early 19th century, providing accomodation for weary stagecoach travellers. The village has more than fifty former sea captains houses as well as The Capt. Bangs Hallett’s museum to look at, and the Edward Gorey House Museum lies on the opposite side of the village green.

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Cape Cod beaches:Cape Cod Bay reminds us of the Med.

March 26th, 2010 by cassels

No we are not kidding. Summer days on Cape Cod BayisraelER_0809_0350  can often give us the feeling that we are back in Mediteranean Europe, where we spent so many years before coming to the U.S.A. We look at the wonderful beaches that we and our guests can enjoy, there are six or seven Bay side within ten minutes of our inn, not to mention the same number again on the southern coastline within twenty minutes of our Summer Street tranquil retreat. We believe that Cape Cod Bay beaches seriously rival most Mediteranean beaches, and they are for the most part considerably less busy (photo shown is the Med, just in case you thought it was the Cape).

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Your Cape Cod base to see Southern New England

February 28th, 2010 by cassels

One of the most frequent comments from our short-stay guests here at The Inn is that they wished they hadn’t underestimated what there is to see and do in Cape Cod and the surrounding areas. They would love to have had longer than their (average) 3 nights, which only gave them 2 full days to explore.DSC_0274

Sometimes, however, we do have guests return the following season, after a brief taste on their first visit of what the Cape and Islands have to offer. It isn’t so simple, of course, for so many of our overseas visitors, who are planning a two week tour of New England, and have to decide on, and sometimes limit, the places they want to see. The nature of these tours means they are often “living out of a suitcase” for much of the time, which most people don’t really care for. So please think about this, those of you who are in the process of putting together a New England itinerary: perhaps you should consider making Cape Cod your base. It is not just a wonderful destination in its own right, but also a very convenient springboard for comfortable day trips to Newport, Boston, Plymouth & Providence.

You can very easily spend 5 or more days here, assuming you just visit the National Seashore, Provincetown, Chatham, both islands (allowing a day for each of these), then don’t forget, of course, to somehow squeeze in an unforgettable whale-watching excursion. Then factor in a trip to see the Newport Mansions, taking in the scenic cliff-walk, add a couple more of the aforementioned destinations, allow some time to relax locally on one of the gorgeous sandy beaches we are within walking distance of, or drive just a few minutes to choose between many more. So you can now see that a couple of days on Cape Cod is just not realistic, that is if you really want to make the most of your trip.

Tired of driving? Then leave your car in our private parking area for a couple of days and explore the botanical trails that our inn overlooks. Or visit the 2 museums on Yarmouth Port village green: The Edward Gorey House & Captain Bangs Hallets House & Museum, or simply gaze into a magnificent sunset from the romantic Gray’s Boardwalk. Fancy a dip? Stroll down to Dennis Pond, just 5 minutes walk from the inn, and cool off in this  freshwater lake, then sip a glass of wine sitting relaxing on the beach.DSC_0352

We are always delighted to help guests plan their stay with us, either prior to arrival, or each morning during our scrummy breakfast. Start your Cape Cod adventure right here – you won’t want to ever leave!

Crisp, sunny, Cape Cod winter days

February 7th, 2010 by cassels

There is nothing to compare with a gorgeous deep blue Cape Cod sky, especially in the winter. The sun shines, and being on Cape Cod really lifts the spirit of anyone who longs for the warmer weather. So what can a visitor do here in then winter? It’s so easy to get around, so you can drive to some wonderful vantage points, take a cup of steaming hot chocolate, and enjoy the spectacular ocean and marsh views. Wrap up well, and take an envigourating walk along the miles of unspoilt beaches.

And then return home to your home base, our Cape Cod Inn, ready for a splendid dinner in one of the Cape’s outstanding restaurants. Take a look at the Old Yarmouth Inn, for example, which is a short stroll from our inn. Wow, you can eat like royalty there! Or try another favorite of ours, the Blue Moon Bistro where the owners take so much pride in personally looking after you to ensure a perfect meal.

Of course the winter is a great time to take in all the latest movies, and on Cape Cod there is no shortage of movie houses, including a multi-screen right at the Mall! Shop, eat and watch all without putting your coat on!

Or how about a relaxing massage, there are numerous spas in the area, and you really will feel renewed after some deep tissue treatment, or a couples massage with your special partner.

All in all, a winter visit to Cape Cod should be on your “must do” list!

Yarmouth Port Wharf

July 29th, 2009 by cassels

The old wharf at Yarmouth Port has very little remaining of it’s original structure, and it is believed to have been rebuilt, at least in part, on more than one occasion in the past 300 years.

Now, when standing at the site of the old wharf, it is difficult to imagine that this was the main arterial supply route for the Cape before the arrival of the railroad. Indeed the packet ships and the local merchants’ horse drawn wagons would have made for a very bustling scene in the 17th and early 18th centuries, a very stark contrast to today’s tranquil beauty. The waterways have long since silted up, producing a lush green landscape to contrast with the blue waters that now gently lap against the shore. On a sunny day in spring or fall, a vivid blue sky completes this canvas of natural unspoilt beauty. There is, needless to say, an abundance of wildlife on view.

Helen and I are indeed fortunate to have this wonderful setting a mere ten minutes walk from our inn on Summer Street. Our guests can also enjoy a 2 mile walk, which takes them on from the wharf across the narrow bridge onto Keveney Lane, looking across to wonderful views of Cape Cod Bay. Making their way back along the historic Kings Highway to complete the circuit, our visitors often stop at Hallets for a much needed homemade ice cream or frappe……..Yummy!!

Once refreshed, one can round off this envigourating jaunt with a visit to the former house of Captain Bangs Hallet-name ring a bell? – on the village green, just past the Post Office which deserves a quick visit, in the historic context of this walk. Immediately on entering the Post Office, above the P.O.Boxes, there is a wonderful painting depicting Yarmouth Port in the 1800′s, with our inn, The Inn at Cape Cod, in the foreground.

Gray’s Beach Boardwalk

December 11th, 2008 by cassels


Boardwalk

Originally uploaded by Brian Powers

Just a short walk from our bed and breakfast, you will find Gray’s Beach. The boardwalk features stunning views, crisp sea air, and an opportunity for a romantic stroll any time of day, or of the year. In the late fall and winter, the Cape Cod air off of the Atlantic Ocean can really be invigorating, as long as you’re dressed warmly.

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