Fodor's Expert Review The Wagner at Duck Creek

70 Main St., Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667, USA See on Map

Kim MacKinnon

Set on 5 wooded acres by a pond, a creek, and a salt marsh, this old inn, with 27 rooms, consists of a circa-1815 main building and two other houses from the same era. The two-room Carriage House is cabinlike, with rough barn-board and plaster walls. There's live jazz at the Well Tavern + Kitchen next door which boasts a full martini bar, light bites and desserts.

The owners are always upgrading and adding amenities. Plans are in the works for a pool, gym and much more in 2018 and beyond.

King Guest Room
Photo: King Guest Room

room

Rooms in the main inn (except rustic third-floor rooms) have a simple charm; typical furnishings include claw-foot tubs, country antiques, lace curtains, chenille spreads, and rag rugs on hardwood floors.

YOU SHOULD KNOW For the most privacy, book a room in the Carriage House or the Cottage.

King Guest Room
Photo: King Guest Room
Back Nine up to 300 guests
Photo: Back Nine up to 300 guests

bathroom

Pristine bathrooms boast clawfoot tubs or showers.

Back Nine up to 300 guests
Photo: Back Nine up to 300 guests
Savannah Deck
Photo: Savannah Deck

lobby

The bright lobby/living area features couches and chairs, but most guests like to hang out outdoors on the expansive deck or on the Sun Porch

Savannah Deck
Photo: Savannah Deck
Sail Loft
Photo: Sail Loft

dining

A generous continental breakfast is included. The Well Tavern + Kitchen serves typical pub fare.

Sail Loft
Photo: Sail Loft
The Sail Loft -  Seats up to 100 guests
Photo: The Sail Loft - Seats up to 100 guests

drinking

A full bar is available at the Well Tavern.

The Sail Loft -  Seats up to 100 guests
Photo: The Sail Loft - Seats up to 100 guests

LOCATION

Getting Around

You can get around on foot, or easily by bike, to Wellfleet’s beaches, restaurants, shops and more.

Restaurants

The Wicked Oyster (1-minute walk) offers excellent fresh seafood, as well as other dishes like steaks and burgers, in a cool 1750s structure which was formerly a house. Located right on the water, The Bookstore & Restaurant (19-minute walk) has been serving up seafood since 1964. One specialty is the Cape Cod clambake, with boiled lobster, corn on the cob and steamers. The secondhand bookstore is a treasure trove and the perfect place to pick up a beach read or rediscover a classic.

Bars

Mac’s Shack (10-minute walk), offers creative cocktails with homemade infusions, draft beers on tap, a decent wine list and freshly shucked Wellfleet oysters and clams. Head to the Winslow’s Tavern (9-minute walk) for oyster happy hour (3-5pm) and bloody Marys on the lovely patio or head upstairs to the bar for a cocktail or glass of wine. The Beachcomber (6-minute drive) is one of the best bars on the Cape and a great place to get a drink right on the oceanfront.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Ideally located close enough to Wellfleet to walk to town, but with a setting on acres of grounds, woods and a marsh to make it feel private, the Wagner at Duck Creek is a charming place to stay. Staff are professional and courteous, rooms are comfortable with modern amenities, and having the Well Tavern on site is a nice perk. When new planned amenities like a gym and a pool are installed, there will be even more to like about the inn.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 508-349-9333

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