When you walk into this weathered, gray-shingled Cape Cod landmark, which sits on a bluff above the Atlantic Ocean and Pleasant Bay, it is easy to imagine what life was like at the beginning of the last century. A spacious porch filled with comfy wicker furniture, a huge lounge with over-stuffed chairs, vases of fresh flowers, marble-topped tables, comfortable sofas, blue-and-white striped beach cabanas, and a wood paneled library set the tone.
The inn has been welcoming guests since 1914 when it opened as a hunting lodge. At that time you could sit on the porch and sip a frosty glass of lemonade while watching the world go by on land and sea.
Accommodations are spread throughout the property. You can stay in the main inn itself, in one of the cottages or houses on the water, or in one of the spacious new master suites featuring hand-painted furniture, fireplaces, upholstered window seats, and sliding doors that open onto decks.
The inn has a private beach, large pool on the edge of the beach, and tennis courts. Spa treatments, including Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy massages and sea-salt scrubs, are offered at the Health & Wellness Centre. You can work out on Stairmasters and other state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness center.
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