Lodging Worth Checking In To | Where to Stay on the Cape & Islands

Whether you’re focused on location, views, or amenities, you can rely on these Best of New England winners to deliver a memorable stay. Here are some of our favorite places to stay on the Cape & Islands.

By Yankee Magazine

Apr 10 2019


Wequasett Resort & Golf Club

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There are so many reasons to make a summer escape to the Cape and Islands, in fact, that we filled more than two dozen pages of Yankee’s May/June issue with a selection of our favorites, including things to eat and things to do. Planning a visit? From family-friendly to splurge-worthy, here are some of our favorite places to stay on the Cape & Islands.

Where to Stay on the Cape & Islands


Wequasett Resort & Golf Club
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Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, Harwich

A pirate-ship playground, old-school ice cream truck, and activity-packed Children’s Center (scavenger hunts, movie nights)—what’s not to love?

Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster

With five swimming pools, biking on the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and the Cape’s only Nicklaus Design golf course, this is what “something for everyone” looks like.

Winnetu, Edgartown

Antique fire truck rides and an oversize outdoor chess set? Fun. The “family beach survival kit” with towels, a kite, sand castle supplies, and more? Genius.

Walk to Everything

Salt House Inn
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Salt House Inn, Provincetown

A leafy side street two blocks off P-town’s main drag is home to this 15-room inn that exudes beach-cottage chic.

76 Main, Nantucket

The island’s only boutique hotel set directly on Main Street is a former sea captain’s home replete with 21st-century style and amenities.

Belfry Inn & Bistro, Sandwich

A Victorian painted lady, a Federal-style home, and a 1902 church make up this unique B&B complex in the heart of the Cape’s oldest town.

Worth a Splurge

Chatham Bars Inn
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Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham

A private beach and a secluded spa add to the feeling of exclusivity at this venerable (c. 1914) beachside resort that sprawls over 25 acres.

The Charlotte Inn, Edgartown

Gilded mirrors, pastoral oil paintings, and elegant English antiques set the tone at the only Relais & Châteaux hotel located on Martha’s Vineyard.

Wauwinet, Nantucket

Pampering is a foregone conclusion at this elite retreat, where the staff-to-guest ratio is nearly 3 to 1.

On the Water

Inn on the Sound
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Inn on the Sound, Falmouth

Just steps away from Falmouth Heights Beach, you’ll find 12 comfortably elegant rooms and panoramas of Nantucket Sound.

Cliffside Beach Club, Nantucket

This upscale collection of rooms, suites, and cottages on four prime sandy acres is Nantucket’s purest “on the beach” experience.

The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis

Nine acres on Nantucket Sound plus a private pocket beach and an “Old Cape Cod” vibe have made this a classic for 80 years.

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