Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
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... parking fine.
Movie Drive In - with authentic MONO speakers and popcorn with liquid butter. Ruth and James did camping.
Long dreary drive to Falmouth and then great cycle ride and home for a lovely sunset.
Off to Nantucket ...
... back to the highway and take a dip on Races beach. Dunes, sand, sea = no camera on beach. Shimmied into our cossies and took the plunge. It was freezing - all agree colder than Kingsand- we caused quite a stir with people just stopping and looking and encouraging us. Really strong current to right (hence the name "Races") so quite challenging swimming. Like one of those pools you can get to swim against a current- we struggled to stay in the same place. No one else in the water at ...
This morning we drove to Falmouth, about 45 minutes, to catch the Island Queen Ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Martha's Vineyard is primarily known as a summer colony, and is accessible only by boat and air. There are about 16000 permanent residents but over summer the population can swell to 100,000 or more. The ferry trip takes about 35 minutes. The day started out overcast and the sea was quite choppy but by the time we arrived the sun was shining again. You can get an all day ...
... team competitive meal making with Tom and James on one team and Ruth and me on the other. Team T&J did BBQ extraordinaire and Team A&R are doing a homage to our holidays in Greece with Greek salad and Mousaka.
Really nothing more exciting today except that Tom has relinquished the driving to me as he is better with maps. I needlessly inspired great confidence by mixing up accelerator and break but ok since then!
Dull day but needed down time.
... that whole experience.
The next morning we woke excited for the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The bike trail runs for roughly 25 miles up the Cape. It is a very popular thing to do in the area, with access to the trail directly off of Nickerson State Park. We rented bikes from Barb’s Bike Rental. They were nice little 8 speed mountain bikes. We biked north for 8 miles to Cape Cod National Sea Shore. The trails are heavily wooded with pretty rolling hills. The ride was hot, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wequassett Resort and Golf Club Harwich
Overwhelmed by Wequassett
I was fortunate to discover the Wequassett by online search. As always I went to Trip Advisor to get the opinion of fellow travelers. This resort is awesome. I took my family for one night this weekend and that was my only regret. We would have loved to have stayed for a week. The room was clean, upscale, large and comfortable. The grounds and location were beautiful and the staff was beyond friendly. A couple of drink order snafus but they were remedied quickly and with apologies. Some exterior painting is needed here there but it won't affect your comfort.
The pool, the beach and the resort's boat with a dynamite, kid friendly captain make this experience complete.
I recommend this without hesitation and we will be going back for more.
Nice place but not worth the cost..
Guys.. Do not spend so much money for this resort.. Its not worth it.. I got a nice deal but still looking at the facilites i felt the place is too highly rated and priced.. The place did not have a microwave , a dvd player. Nice people though.. Food in the 28 atlantic is good....
Cape Cod's Wequassett INN
The Wequassett is one of the finest resorts on the Cape. I stayed there in late July and even though the weather was fair at best the setting was superb. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and mixed with annual and perennials throughout. We were there for a business meeting with pleasure mixed in each afternoon. The brunch each morning available in the Atlantic was very good and the clam bake was spectacular as my out of state friends couldn't believe the size of the lobsters.
The view over Pleasant Bay is one to remember with sunrise views in the morning and bay water that reaches mid 70's in JUly. They have all the amenities you would expect on the beach (although a beach not like those on the outer Cape). Hobie Cats, kayaks, and motor boat rentals are available by just calling the dockmaster.
Shopping is the best in this part of the Cape with antique shops, art galleries and great window shopping in Chatham, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Don't forget to rent a car to really say parts of the Cape that most visitors forget.
By renting a car, you can travel on Route 6A (not to be mistaken with 6) and cruise the shops along this Cape Cod Bayside road.
The cottages on the water are absolutlely a must to stay in at the INN.
Even better than the last visit
This was our second trip to the Wequassett in three years and our family of four (two boys 14 and 11) took full advantage of everything this resort offered (even though it cost extra!) If you don't mind spending more than you anticipated, this is the place for you as it's easily one of the most scenic resorts you'll experience anywhere. The pool is beautifully situated on a point with views of the the bay on one side and the ocean on the other. The food is outstanding (five star) at the main dining room and at the Grille/poolside. The Boston Whaler we rented for the hour took us to a group of seals (the highlight of the trip). The surf bikes and kayaks were rented daily near the pool. The room we stayed in was costly at $750 but big enough for our family. It was newly decorated with attractive furnishings with a big bathroom which made the sticker shock easier to swallow. Our patio had brand new lounge chairs and the view of the bay with a big green lawn in front of us was pretty. The only potential problem was that our room had a connecting door with two of the other three units in our building. The noise level is beyond what it should be at this price. Luckily the cute, giggly baby next door went to sleep at 9 and everything seemed ok (but beware). The cleaning staff was excellent and delivered new towels in a timely manner. The concierge desk is second to none! Great dinner and beach recommendations with printed directions. Go to Bucas, a nearby Italian restaurant that has risen to be the best in the area. Golf at the private Cape Cod National (available to resort guests) was fun for the boys.
A vacation w/in a vacation
We ended our Mass vacation here during the 4th of July weekend.
Our room was great, and the staff exceeded our expecations from the front desk to the tennis pro.
It was no problem getting our bath re-cleaned after washing up for dinner, and when I asked for directions,
not only did the front desk print out directions, but they sent them over to our room!
We had a great time and will be back.
A wonderful resort!
Extraordinary resort with the comforts expected from a first class hotel, all while maintaining typical Cape Cod charm. My husband, young child and I spent 5 relaxing nites on the edge of beautiful Pleasant Bay. I am extremely particular in regard to the hotels/resorts we visit so I can honestly say you will not be disappointed. The hotel was recently beautifully/creatively renovated with attention to the smallest details, all laid out against a backdrop of lovely gardens and views of the Bay. Our room was newly decorated and very comfortable. The food was wonderful at the 3 separate dining venues, including our lunches served by the pool. Breakfast on the dining room terrace felt like we were looking out over Portofino Bay. All the staff members were extremely courteous and friendly - typical of what one expects from a high end resort. We intend to return very soon. This time we look forward to taking the hotel's private boat launch to a section of Nauset Beach only accessible by boat or off road vehicle.
Don't be fooled!
This was supposed to be the nicest hotel stay of a 10 day trip. It was the worst! After viewing their website we expected a luxurious resort worth the $400 a night price tag (off-season!). We purchased and checked into a water view room. The décor loosely resembled the pictures from the website but the size of the room was noticeably smaller than it looks in the picture. Worst of all, after twenty minutes the smell of cigar smoke left over in the room was so overwhelming that we were forced to request a room change. Even though the hotel parking lot was empty the front desk claimed they could only offer us a lesser room if we insisted on moving (they thought housekeeping could "mask" the odor). After another twenty minutes they agreed to move us but did not apologize for the inconvenience. The new room did not have the water view we had come for and although it smelled better its amenities were far from what you would expect from a four-star resort. The tile on the bathroom floor was loose, the toilet tissue reminded me of public school, the towels were scratchy and small, the shower drain didn't drain fast enough, and the sheets were worn and rough. It felt like camp. We had planned to enjoy our room for the entire following day, but instead just moved on to the next leg of our trip as soon as we woke up.
Great family vacation
Spent five nights here with our two kids. The Inn is positively beautiful and situated on a breathtaking point near Chatham. Our room was large and comfortable for our family of four, and we are usually not happy staying in one room together for one night, much less five.
It is a short drive to Chatham and the concierge was extremely helpful with dinner reservations. The food at the resort was also excellent, especially the "tasting menu" at breakfast. Our only complaint was that the bathroom was small and outdated, and I agree with the other traveler review that you would expect better from a highly rated hotel.
But the place was so beautiful and relaxing, that truly it didn't much matter, and we would definitely return.
A Sensational Experience!
I have been meaning to travel to Cape Cod for years and after hearing that the Cape was crowded, expensive, and not very "traveler friendly", I was a little hesitant to give it a shot. When we decided to go we chose what we had heard was one of the loveliest spots there, The Wequassett Inn. We had heard from a friend in the hotel business that they had been awarded the highest rating for service of any hotel in the US by Preferred Hotels Group, an organization which we look for when traveling, either for business or pleasure. To our great surprise the inn was as lovely and comfortable as any I have stayed in. The grounds were manicured to perfection, the service was impeccable, the food excellent and the location very convenient. The rooms were charmingly decorated, and complete with all the small amenities that make being away from home a care-free experience. No request was too difficult (and we travel with our children, which can somtimes bring out the worst in service persons). Our requests were always met with the most affable solicitude and promptness. I can honestly say that I would never stay anywhere else when visiting Cape Cod. I could not recommend any other establishment higher.
An Overpriced, Overrated Campground
What a disappointment. For those who would otherwise be happy camping, and who dont mind $300/night, then this could be the right place.
However, for those who travel often and expect quality, this hotel is overrated and overpriced and dirty. When you arrive, you think the accomodations will be surperb as the hotel has spent a lot of money on flowers and landscaping. However, our room was like a camper, very small, smelled old and musty, tacky furnishings and there were ants all over the ceiling. While we may be picky and used to nicer hotels, this was marketed as a top quality inn and was priced as a top quality hotel. We have also realized that the standard Cape Cod hotel line is that "The room goes for $400-600/night.." and you are made to feel that you are getting a deal at a world quality inn. If you are plannig on staying here, you should push them on price and if possible you should ask to see the room when you check in before accepting it. That is, if you decide to check in at all.