Romantic Getaways in New England: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club on Cape Cod
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is a luxurious ocean-front getaway on the eastern elbow of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, bordering the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore. Situated on 27 acres, Wequassett’s marvellous ocean views, sumptuous rooms, award-winning cuisine and elegant rooms draw families and couples of all ages.
Desirous of remaining in-touch with its natural surroundings, Wequassett is bordered by salt marshes, cranberry bogs and woodlands, all of which can be explored on the brick pathways that meander around the resort.
The Wequassett Resort has a long history. Wequassett is the word for “crescent on the water” in the language of the first settlers, the Wampanoag Indians. The land on which the resort sits today was sold to William Nickerson in 1668 and 22 historic buildings remain on-site.
The resort’s reception desk sits in a structure built in 1740. Modern landscape architects have added seasonal flower beds, manicured lawns, a frog pond and a water garden to further beautify this already stunning property. Photo: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
»Wequassett Resort Accommodations
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club has 120 rooms and suites situated in hotel buildings, villa settings and private cottages. Luxurious and richly furnished, each room of the hotel has a gas fireplace, a lavish marble bathroom, a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, fine linens and plush robes and slippers.
The Garden View Villas are situated on the first floor, overlooking manicured lawns and gardens. They are set up with one king bed or two queen beds and have a private sitting area.
The Premier Garden View Villas, located on the second floor, are spacious and feature vaulted cathedral ceilings. Private decks overlook the resort’s seasonal gardens. These rooms have one king or two queen beds and a cozy sitting area.
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The newest rooms at Wequassett are the Signature Water View Rooms, which have a private deck or patio with sweeping views of the ocean. These accommodations have one king bed with a queen pullout sofa or two queen beds. The first floor Signature Water View Rooms are larger and have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. The second floor rooms have a better view and boast vaulted cathedral ceilings. All rooms feature lavish bathrooms with jetted soaking tubs.
The Signature Waterside Rooms are splendidly appointed, with exquisite furnishings and scenic views. The first floor rooms have an outdoor Jacuzzi, while the second floor rooms have 184 square foot balconies and vaulted ceilings. All of these class of rooms have air jet soaking tubs with separate showers and a king bed with a pullout queen or two queen beds.
The Signature Junior Suites have both a bedroom and a parlor. The bedroom has a king bed, while the parlor has a pullout sofa. The suites have water view patios with private fire pits, dual gas fireplaces and two flat-screen TVs, one in each room.
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The Round Cove Suites are the most opulent of the hotel rooms. These suites boast a spacious parlor with a custom-designed bar, a dining table that seats six, laundry facilities and an extra half-bath. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a king bed, while the marble-tiled master bathroom has an oversized Jacuzzi, a separate shower and a dual vanity. The suite’s two other bedrooms have one king or two queen beds and there is a queen pullout sofa in the parlor.
The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club also has cottage accommodations. All of them are in charming Cape Cod style, with magnificent views and fine furnishings.
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The Premier Water View Cottages have one king bed with a pullout sofa, a comfortable sitting area and floor-to-ceiling sliding windows leading to spacious decks overlooking the water. The cottages have country-style furnishings, rich fabrics and are adjacent to both the beach and the pool.
The Water View Cottages have one king bed or two queen, a sitting area, a private deck and a fireplace.
»Dining at Wequassett Resort
The food at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is worth the longest of journeys. The lavish Twenty-Eight Atlantic Restaurant has been given the highest acclaim by Forbes Magazine, Zagat, AAA, and is voted consistently as the finest restaurant on Cape Cod. The restaurant has a 180 degree waterfront view, Shaker-style furnishings, hand-blown glass chandeliers and nautical etchings. Serving innovative American cuisine, Twenty-Eight Atlantic offers fine dining with an emphasis on seafood and shellfish. Delicious and innovative desserts round out the perfect meal.
Thoreau’s is a warm and intimate tavern adjacent to Twenty-Eight Atlantic. Leather-wrapped furnishings, over-stuffed chairs and a granite fireplace add to the coziness of the setting. Thoreau’s has a unique menu, featuring steak and seafood, one-of-a-kind burgers, macaroni and cheese and buttermilk-fried chicken. The menu is bolstered by an excellent wine list.
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Libaytion is a beach-front bar under a pergola. The diverse menu and live entertainment make it a popular evening gathering place. The menu includes elegant sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers, salads and wraps.
The Outer Bar and Grille serves casual summertime cuisine in an al fresco setting. Located on a deck overlooking the ocean, the restaurant serves salads, seafood, soups, steak, unique burgers and delectable desserts.
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The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club has a whole host of activities to enhance everyone’s summer fun. For those who love sandcastles and ocean swimming, there are wide ocean beaches dotted with a myriad of sea grasses. There are two pools: An adult-only lap pool and a resort-style pool that all guests can enjoy. Guests who like to be out on the ocean may rent sailboats, power boats and kayaks. Lessons are available for those guests who would like to try out sailing or power boating. The resort offers guided boat tours and sunset cruises that feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
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Guests who wish for land-based activities can rent a bike to explore the 36 miles of local bike trails. There are beautiful places to walk, whether you want a long stroll on the beach or a curious glimpse of the cranberry bogs. Beach volleyball is popular with guests of the resort, as is sitting back in a lounge chair and enjoying the sun, the sea and perhaps a good book as well. The resort has personal trainers on staff to help guests meet their fitness goals and there are dance classes, Zumba, swimming lessons, croquet and yoga to help keep guests active.
Wequassett Resort boasts four outdoor tennis courts surrounded by a high wall for privacy. A tennis pro is available for lessons and there is a new pro shop with equipment for rent or purchase.
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Wequassett Resort is next to the Cape Cod National Golf Club, a prestigious private links that admits only course members and guests of Wequassett Resort. This 18-hole, par 72 course is nationally ranked, set on rolling hills and offers wonderful ocean views. Lessons are available and there is a pro shop for equipment purchase and rental.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club has a children’s center for kids aged 2-12. Kids will love the high-tech indoor room, which sports the latest in technological entertainment: A 135” HDTV, with Wii, X-Box and a PlayStation. Outdoors kids can revel in the nautically-themed playground, which features a pirate ship, slides and age-appropriate activities. Children may also like tennis lessons, golf lessons or learning how to swim.
»Weddings & Meetings
Wequassett Resort is a sophisticated and lovely place to exchange vows. In the Garden Room, guests may get married on the wide patio overlooking the sea, or indoors, perhaps with a roaring fire in the fireplace for winter weddings. Outdoor weddings are held on the Croquet Lawn, which is neatly manicured, surrounded by seasonal flowers and has the ocean as a beautiful natural backdrop.
Receptions, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners are welcome at the Wequassett Resort. Venues are available for small and large gatherings. The Pavilion, an elegant room with a wraparound porch and a gracious fireplace, is the ideal location for a large wedding of up to 350 guests. The Garden Terrace has fabulous ocean views and is suitable for up to 120 guests.
Menus can be custom-designed with the chef and serving options include buffets, formal plated dinners and ocean-front clambakes.
The Wequassett Resort is happy to recommend local bands, DJs, florists, salons, churches, photographers, transportation and purveyors of fine wedding cakes.
Only an hour and a half from Boston, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is a fine location for business meetings and staff events. Combining informal charm with sophisticated technology, Wequassett Resort has everything needed for a successful business engagements. Wequassett has multiple breakaway venues, including a dining room that seats up to 320 people. The resort has high-speed Internet, modern audio-visual equipment and multimedia capacities, as well as ample opportunities for relaxing after a hard day at work.
Rates start at $195.
Contact: 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645, Phone: 508-432-5400
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Romantic Getaways in New England: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club on Cape Cod
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