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

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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 an organic 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. Round off the evening with dinner at one of many Orleans outstanding restaurants.

Increasingly Cape Cod and the Lower Cape is becoming an all season destination.  For many the Fall, Spring  and the Holidays are the best time to visit the Cape.  With so much going on, plan a trip to our wonderful beaches, glorious walks, delicious restaurants, beautiful local artisan shops, and activities galore. Click here

Our Beaches

Nauset Beach

“Nauset is nearly perfect. It looks like a football field of sand, and then another, off into the distance. The sand itself is grainy, with enough heft for a preteen to produce world-class seashore architecture to last for generations, or at least until the waves roll in. Eiders alight, their heads white and chests puffed out, then take flight again with a brief rustle. Nauset gets crowded, but it’s a Saturday-afternoon-at-the-park kind of crowded, not Coney Island on Independence Day. There’s always room for touch football. Weekdays are better than weekends, late August or June better than July.” National Geographic Traveler

Just a 2 minute drive from the Inn, this very popular public beach, with miles of white sand, is located on the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer season the beach offers lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, changing rooms, bike racks, benches, picnic tables, and beach equipment rentals.  On Monday evenings during July and August enjoy a free outdoor concert in the Gazebo at Nauset Beach. Check out Nauset Beach Camera


Skaket Beach

Just a five minute drive from the Inn, this public beach on Cape Cod Bay has warm clear waters and is ideal for families who prefer calm water, perfect for children to play in the tidal pools. At low tide, you can walk for miles on the flats. The sunsets at Skaket Beach are legendary! Skaket Beach offers restrooms, bike racks, lifeguards, outside showers, benches, picnic tables, a snack bar and is handicap accessible.

Go to our various blogs to appreciate the Cape and Orleans, and what we have to offer.



Our best local Restaurants.

Take a look at a map of Cape Cod and you’ll see Orleans is right in the center of the Cape, effectively its elbow, so the perfect spot to experience some of the best restaurants on the Cape and in particular around Orleans.


Six Cape Cod must do’s 

When you think of Cape Cod, what are some of the things important to you?  Perhaps it’s the National Seashore and its 35 miles of unspoilt natural beauty, or the breathtaking experience of whalewatching, or take in the amazing sunsets (and sunrises)

Cape Cod’s lighthouses 

When you think of the Cape, what comes to mind? Perhaps its the miles of unspoilt beaches along the National Seashore to explore, or our world famous Wellfleet oysters, a homemade bowl of creamy clam chowder or fresh lobster?


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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

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