I have been going to the Colonial House Inn for many years. Now that I live in the Gold Country of California, I go there every time I am on the East Coast. I used to take my mother who loved the place.
Since my mother passed in 2004, I take one of my girlfriends. When my late college roommate was on "home dialysis," the staff went out of their way to accommodate her needs so she could still visit there.
The Inn is old and quaint, and occasionally quirky. However, it's not a "Corporate Hotel" with everything "cookie cutter." It is more like staying with an elderly relative in their home. Mac, the Innkeeper, was a history major in college, and ties many things together, including the history of the house, the history of the area, and his own family history.
During the "tourist season," I like to go mid-week, as it is easier getting onto and off of the Cape on those days. Off season it is especially delightful. There are special weekend deals for Holidays, Local Events, Golfing (when weather allows), History Weekends, Mystery Weekends, and even the occasional "So You Think You Want To Be An Innkeeper" educational weekends.
Mac is a wealth of information on local lore, and what to do on the Cape. Depending on your interests, he has all sorts of suggestions to visit local, usually inexpensive places, and where to shop for the best buys.
Among interesting places I have visited at Mac's suggestion are the Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich, the New England Fire and History Museum, in Barnstable, and The Cape Cod Patato Chip Company in Barnstable, the Yankee Cndle Shop, the Christmas Tree Shop, and Cuffy's for leisure wear. Those are only the ones that I remember!
With advanced notice, the Inn is pet friendly. Also, there are some rooms reserved in which pets are never allowed. This is to keep some rooms available for those with pet allergies.
There is a fully handicapped accessible room with an adjoining single room for those with more serious needs. After my father had his stroke my parents and I would stay in that "suite." My parents would sleep in the two single beds in the main bedroom, and I had my own bedroom and bathroom right next to them.
The food is delightful and delicuous. It is a chance for me to eat some of my favorites from my New England childhood, including Indian Pudding. Breakfast (included) consists of, among other things, homemade pastries from the Inn's kitchen. The colored glass pieces decorating the bow-front window in the breakfast room is from Mac's mother's collection. The colored glass used in the window changes seasonally.
After a pleasant dinner (included), sitting in one of the chairs in the Pub room, chatting with fellow guests or reading the local newspaper, while sipping an after-dinner drink, is the perfect end to a perfect day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A year-round,Green certified, full service country inn, restaurant and lounge, centrally located in the middle of Cape Cod, on the Olde Kings Highway, route 6A. All rooms with private baths, free WiFi, HD flat screen TVs, free phones, A/C, canopy beds, antiques, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, free business computer center with Free WiFi, sun deck, beautiful garden sitting area. Rates include breakfast & dinner (full menu,excellent food). Walk to Nature trails, golf, tennis, salt & freshwater beaches,fishing, museums, whale watching, lighthouses, antique shops and discount shopping, nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colonial House Hotel Yarmouth Port
- Colonial House Inn Cape Cod/Yarmouth Port, MA