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
“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
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.
Come see Amy Sanders and SaraJane Doberstein demonstrate their unique painting techniques as part of our day “Swooping in for Wild Care”.
Academy Playhouse, Orleans
June 19 – July 19, Cabaret, is a musical set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor.
Orleans Improvement Association
Physical Activities & Sports
Cape Cod Rail Trail – Biking
Cape Cod Bike Guide
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
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
Theaters & Playhouses
Museums & Gardens
http://www.ccmnh.org/ Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
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