The centerpiece of this historic hotel is a gray-shingle, 1891 Victorian building with wraparound veranda and a gazebo. Accommodations are also in a complex of nearby buildings in a residential neighborhood. The contemporary townhouses have cathedral ceilings, decks, kitchens, and large living areas with sofa beds. Rooms in other buildings are laid out like upscale motor-lodge units but have the same fine decor and plush in-room amenities. A beach, good for walking, stretches ¾-mile from the hotel's dock. The extensive children's summer program has a full roster of activities for kids.