Harking back to an earlier era, this airy, attractive resort sits on a private beach overlooking Nantucket Sound, offering sweeping views of the coast and surrounding grasslands. Guests enjoy a generous Continental breakfast as they sit on rockers at umbrella tables on the deck and wraparound porches.
YOU SHOULD KNOW All guests check in at the Winstead Village Inn, located at 116 Parallel Street in Harwich.
Rooms feature triple-sheeted pillow-top beds, private bathrooms, refrigerators and beach towels.
Beach umbrellas and lounge chairs are available with complimentary setup, if requested.
The bathrooms vary from room to room. Some have two-person whirlpool tubs, while others have large showers or shower/tub combos.
The Ocean Room at the Beach House has a fireplace, plus a dining and lounging area with lovely ocean views.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Guests of the sister inn can use the beach, but the pool at the inn is exclusively for guests staying there.
The Beach Resort is a short walk from Harwich Port. You can park your car until it’s time to leave.
The Cape Sea Grille (11-minute walk), located in a 19th century sea captain’s home, is an elegant spot to enjoy a seafood dinner. The Mad Minnow Bar & Kitchen (8-minute walk) is another great option.
Hot Stove Saloon (8-minute walk) is a typical pub and sports a baseball themed décor. Ember Coal Fired Pizza & Wings (6-minute walk) serves up, you guessed it, pizza and wings, and offers live music Wednesday through Sunday nights.
WHY WE LIKE IT
For beach-lovers, this is an ideal spot, plus its proximity to town means you can park your car and leave it. Restaurants, shops, bars and galleries are all within walking distance. Rooms are well-appointed and luxurious and service is excellent.