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Trip Report: A Long Weekend on Cape Cod

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Cape Cod National Seashore

Despite having lived in Massachusetts for over a decade, I had never visited either of the most luxurious resorts on Cape Cod, Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to stay for two nights at the former, and one night at the latter.

The weather was quite chilly during my trip in early June. You can expect the summer temperatures to be around 10 degrees lower than what is forecast in Boston, and vice versa in the winter.

However, the pools at both resorts are heated and have glass fencing to protect them from the wind. Therefore, it is completely feasible to lay out or swim, even if the outside temperature is only in the mid-60’s.

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham Bars Inn

This is a large resort across the street from a beautiful stretch of private beach. The main building feels much like the simple grandeur of the National Parks lodges in the West – tea or cocktails on the veranda, an afternoon spent gazing out at the view from an Adirondack chair, local cuisine served in a cozy pub.

The summer months are busy here with lots of families on vacation and couples getting married. For a more relaxing experience – a romantic long weekend or girl’s spa getaway – I would recommend visiting in either autumn or spring.

Chatham Bars Inn Pool

The spa facilities are fabulous, but there are only five treatment rooms so make sure you book in advance.

Chatham Bars Inn Spa

You can walk to town from the resort to do a little shopping, get some ice cream or candy, or have a meal. It takes about 15 minutes and there are sidewalks the entire way.

All Virtuoso Guests Receive:

  1. Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  2. Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests

  3. in restaurant

  4. Spa Amenity in room on arrival

  5. Early check-in/late check-out

  6. subject to availability

  7. Champagne and seasonal food amenity in room on arrival

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

Wequasset Resort

An exclusive enclave on the beach in Harwich, guests have access to play the famous and private Cape Cod National Golf Course. The resort has a main pool and hot tub located on the beach with full food and beverage service, as well as a heated adults-only lap pool and hot tub located near the tennis courts.

Wequassett Resort

The resort has an amazing Children’s Center that includes an outdoor splash area and pirate ship. Indoors there are fun and educational games for both younger children and teens.

Wequassett Children's Center

The resort does not currently have a spa, but they can arrange spa services for you with a local provider. They do have a nice fitness facility which is located near the main pool.

All Virtuoso Guests Receive:

  1. Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  2. Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests

  3. Early check-in/late check-out

  4. subject to availability

  5. $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit,

  6. to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Considering a Cap Cod vacation? Get in touch and let us help you select the right resort and the perfect room category!


About the Blogger
Erin Logsdon

Owner and Principal Travel Advisor

Erin is a third generation small business owner. The foundation of her travel agency is one of independence, integrity, and a client-first ethos. 

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