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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

We’re now into the Fall, but the weathers wonderful, the beaches and walks glorious and the restaurants delicious.  There’s so much to look forward here on the lower Cape in the Fall.

Art of Cooking – October 27, 2015

Orleans Improvement Association’s 4th Annual Art of Cooking, 6 Cape Cod Chefs in 6 Beautiful Orleans Kitchens!
Learn from the chefs, watch them cook, ask questions and, of course … taste their dishes and get the recipes.  Sip orleans-improvementfabulous wine pairings provided by our friends, Heather & Robert Shortsleeve of Main Street Wine and Gourmet.

The Chefs
In-home Chef Presentations and Wine tastings from 3:00-4:00 PM, back by popular demand:
Erez Pinhas of Abba,
Doug Ramler of Cape Sea Grille
Ben Porter of Viera
Sarah Leah Chase – Co-Author Silver Palate Cookbook

Jen Mentzer of Macs Parties & Provisions
Christian Schultz of L’ Alouette

To cap the event visit The Jailhouse from 4:30-6:30 PM for Complimentary Sparkling Wine and Desserts by the Mary De Bartolo of the Local Scoop, Terri Horn of Kayak Cookies, Caren & Ric Morse of Zia, Tom Glidden of the Jailhouse, Nauset Farms Bakery, Marc Launoy of Cottage Street Baker

Tickets are $45.00 and available from October 7.

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  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

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