Memorable Lodging & Historic Hotels in Cape Cod and Islands
Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are world-renowned tourist destinations with accommodations to suit a wide range of visitors. If you’re looking for a seaside getaway, spa retreat, or family vacation, there’s lodging for every type of vacation and budget.
Cape Cod and the Islands offer a number of charming and quaint B&Bs and Inns where guests can enjoy charming accommodations, warm hospitality, and gourmet breakfasts. The Cuttyhunk Fishing Club’s sweeping ocean views and relaxed environment make it a great spot to kick back with your family and enjoy some fishing. In Eastham, the secluded Whale Walk Inn and Spa provides a bucolic oasis and a serene experience for guests. Let your worries melt away after a massage at the spa or a soak in the hot tub.
If a window into history is what you’re after, Cape Cod and the Islands have a number of great historical lodgings to meet your needs. Imagine staying in an old sea captain’s quarters, a quintessential Cape Cod or turn-of-the-century Victorian home. These renovated or restored homes serve as bed & breakfasts or inns and are historical reminders of the old whaling and merchant villages.
They provide a small number of rooms for visitors and have added modern comforts to make your stay enjoyable. Enjoy a stay at Nantucket’s Ships Inn; the 1831 house was the home of whaling captain, Obed Starbuck, and the birthplace of Lucretia Mott, an early feminist and abolitionist. In Chatham, the Captain’s House Inn welcomes guests to the stately 1839 home of Hiram Harding, the captain of a packet clipper ship.
For those looking for a historic lodging with a nautical flavor, consider a memorable overnight in a lighthouse! Kick back and enjoy a peaceful stay in a stunning and iconic seaside setting. Race Point Light on the tip of the peninsula in Provincetown hosts guests in the Keeper’s House and nearby Whistle House. Wings Neck Lighthouse in Pocasset offers stunning views of the Atlantic, including spectacular sunsets, a classic rocky beach, views of the Cape Cod Canal and sleeping accommodations for eight!
For a rustic and iconic experience on the Outer Cape, enter the Peaked Hill Trust’s lottery for a chance to stay in an artist shack nestled in the sand dunes.
For those wanting a budget-friendly option, there are simple rooms, hostels, and campgrounds within Cape Cod and the Islands. There are plenty of RV and tent campgrounds across the Cape for those looking for a place to park. The Bay View Campground just over the bridge in Bourne offers a pet-friendly getaway complete with game room, tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and other sports facilities, three pools, and fun activities for the whole family! The Sweetwater Forest Cape Cod Family Campground in Brewster offers a peaceful getaway in pine and oak forests in the heart of Cape Cod. Rent a canoe or join a horseshoe tournament, there’s something for everyone!
If contemporary lodging with a full range of services is more your style, from national chains to unique independent establishments there are plenty of hotel choices featuring spas, fitness centers, pools, onsite restaurants, game centers and more to entertain the whole family. Enjoy island-charm and luxury on Nantucket at the White Elephant’s Harborside Hotel. Relax in the spa, spend the day in a cabana by the pool, or enjoy fine waterfront dining. The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis offers relaxation and seclusion on their picturesque 9-acre oceanfront complex. Guests can rent rooms, suites, and even oceanfront cottages, enjoying amenities including a private beach, heated pool, tennis court, and more!
Several motels, still family-owned and operated, provide clean and affordable accommodations in a casual environment that’s convenient for visiting attractions. Dennisport’s Seashell Motel features ocean views, a private beach, and a laid-back vibe. In North Truro, the Cape View Motel features an outdoor pool, beautiful beaches with crashing surf, and the chance to relax and explore the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Across Cape Cod and the Islands, lodging can conveniently be found near ferries, in village downtowns, harbors, down country lanes, and on beach shores. Whichever you choose, be prepared to be greeted by New England hospitality. You’re guaranteed to find something that’s as memorable as your vacation.
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