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Orleans, Cape Cod – beaches, biking, and so much more

We are a small privately owned cozy Inn offering a very personalized concierge service. Whether it’s local restaurant bookings, day trips seal or whale watching, bike rentals, or theatre tickets (The Academy Playhouse is just a 10 minute walk from us), we’re here to ensure you have a wonderful stay in Orleans.

After breakfast, head for Nauset Beach, one of Cape Cod’s main attractions only 1.6 miles from the Inn – miles and miles of dunes and golden sand, look out for the seals. Bike along the many trails that criss-cross the Cape, through forests, over sand dunes or by glacial ponds. Explore the art galleries, craft and antique stores in Orleans, along Route 6A, Old King’s Highway or in neighboring towns.

Up and coming events

Despite being in the depths of winter, Orleans is “open for business”, our wonderful beaches, glorious walks, delicious restaurants and beautiful local artisan shops.

The Academy of Performing Arts, Jan 14 – Feb 14APA_DeathTrap_8_5x11-791x1024

Ira Levin’s Deathtrap is a play with many plot twists and which references itself as a play within a play. It holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for a Tony. It was adapted into a film in 1982 starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon. Tickets just $24.00!


Saturday, January 30, Art and WineAAGLogoText_sm

Fine wine tasting and art reception to benefit the Orleans Improvement Association which provides the holiday main streetlights, sponsors the holiday decorating contest, supplies benches and planters along Main Street and other projects that enhance Orleans. Main Street Wine & Gourmet is a unique fine wine, craft beer, gourmet food and gift shopping experience in the heart of downtown Orleans. Owners Robert Shortsleeve and Heather Tarter are praised for their expertise in selecting wines and helping with wine pairings to enhance dining experiences. Artists planning to participate include Robert Abele, David Burns, Maryalice Eizenberg, Kim Kettler, Marc Kundmann, John Murphy, Sr., Susan Overstreet and Catherine Skowron. Join Addison Art and Main Street Wine and Gourmet for an afternoon of art and wine at the Gourmet store on 42 Main Street.


Cape Cod Parks & Beaches

Nauset Beach Camera
The Cape Cod National Seashore
Nickerson State Park

Physical Activities & Sports

Cape Cod Rail Trail – Biking
Cape Cod Bike Guide
Golf Courses
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Bird Sightings
Walking Trails
Kayaking – Rentals, Lessons, Tours etc
Charter fishing out of Rock Harbor in Orleans
Fresh water swimming in the many lakes and ponds
Tennis Courts (just a mile away)

Tours and Sightseeing

Whale watching out of Provincetown
Cape Cod Baseball
Blue Claw Boat Tours – Seal tours from Orleans to Chatham

Theaters & Playhouses

Cape Cod Theaters
Theatre at The Academy Playhouse
Local Movie Theatres

Museums & Gardens

http://www.ccmnh.org/  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Heritage Museums and Gardens
Expedition Whydah Sea Lab & Learning Center
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Travel & Transportation

Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Travel Guide (Land, Sea, Air and Bike)
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
Freedom Cruise Line – Harwich Port Ferry to Nantucket and Seal and Seabird Cruises
Hy-Line Cruises – Hyannis Ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
Steamship Authority – Woods Hole & Hyannis Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
Island Queen – Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard
Boston Harbor Cruises – Boston ferry to Provincetown
Cape Air – flights from Hyannis to Nantucket
Bus Service – Plymouth and Brockton
Thrifty Car Rental, Orleans
Cape Cod Travel Web Cams


Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Weather in East Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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