Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Cape Cod, New England, United States of America
At a Glance
Panoramic views over the tranquil boat-filled waters of Pleasant Bay
Short 5-minute drive into Chatham town for restaurants and shops
Excellent children's club and pirate themed playground
Resort boat to take guests out to private beach for picnics and lazy beach days
Classic elegant interiors some with private decks and water views
Resort experience with golf course, tennis & onsite pro, children's club, watersports, swimming pools
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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The most popular time to visit Cape Cod is during summer, when the beaches offer healthy waves and days are long. The season is generally from Memorial Day till Labour Day weekend. There are occasional rainy days even in the summer, but most days are sunny and ocean breezes keep temperatures mild.
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club overlooks the calm waters and sands of Cape Cod's Pleasant Bay. Traditional New England clapboard cottages sit alongside fabulous pools, superb restaurants, tennis, watersports and golf nestled in 27 acres of lush gardens.
Cape Cod: with 44,000 acres of white ocean beaches, green forests and pristine lakes, cute villages and lively arty towns, this enigmatic peninsula offers a dazzling array of activities from the relaxed and laid back beach life to action packed. The Wequassett Resort & Golf Club sits on 27 acres of gardens, salt marshes and woodlands near Chatham on the 'elbow' of Cape Cod overlooking the calm boat-filled waters of Pleasant Bay, with the Atlantic behind.
The Wequassett offers the facilities of a resort yet manages to seem personal and intimate at the same time. The resort is made up of 120 rooms, with a number of typical cottages from the region which gives it a timeless and residential feel.
The spacious suites or snug private cottages are designed to reflect the seashore presence of the Cape. The signature suites come with gas fireplaces, marble bathrooms and plenty of room for relaxing. All rooms at Wequassett offer a private deck or terrace for enjoying the outdoors. The garden view rooms are best suited for those that don't intend to spend much of their time in their rooms as they can overlook the gardens, or other residences and parking. In all rooms, you'll find Molton Brown bath amenities to add to the little indulgence.
The resort offers an array of activities during the summer season, including two swimming pools (one is an adult only lap pool) and four tennis courts, boat rentals and sailing lessons, cooking classes, water sports from kayaking to paddle boarding and movie nights as well as the daily program offered at the Children’s Center. The resort also has an old-fashioned penny candy store and the vintage-style Good Humor truck that drives around delivering frozen treats to guests.
At Twenty-eight Atlantic, you can have the Petite Clam Bake—butter-poached lobster, Gold potatoes, and corn pudding—while gazing at the bay through the eight-foot windows. Come cocktail hour, head to the Outer Bar and Grille for sunset views and a buzzy atmosphere. Sit by the granite fireplace or drink under the stars at Libaytion or by the fire-pit. There are also weekly clambakes and barbecues by the pool and for casual dining day and night the Outer Bar looks right over the hotel pool and bay.
Wequasset has a selection of elegant suites and rooms, that can combine to make family-sized single level 'cottages' if required.They are all complete with sea-side inspired furnishings, luxury linens, and terraces or balconies. While the signature water view rooms are the most highly prized, the garden view rooms will suit guests who do not intend to spend as much time in their room.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Wequasset. There is a kids centre at the hotel that offers innovative, fun and educational programming for children age 2-12 years old. The centre features a large HD screen, a WII, a PlayStationm, a nautical themed playground with pirate ships and aquatic playground.
Twenty-eight Atlantic is the resort's fine dining restaurant with a 180-degree view of the waterfront where you can experience dinner Cape Cod style. The creative menu is inspired by seasonal produce and traditional dishes. Thoreau's is a club like bar adjacent to Twenty-eight Atlantic where you can be tempted by their extensive wine list and cocktail selection not to mention their delicious menu. The Outer Bar and Grill offers lunch and dinner in a more relaxed setting with water views. Libaytion is the beach front bar and restaurant with wonderful water views. Open during July and August only, the bar offers a stylish drinks menu and lighter dishes for lunch and dinner.
During your stay at Wequasset you will not be at a loss for things to do. Tennis enthusiasts will benefit from the four new courts at the resort. There is the magnificent main pool with its stunning backdrop of Pleasant Bay as well as a lap pool. Poolside cabanas can be rented by the half or full day. A shuttle service takes guests to nearby beaches. There are several watersports on offer such as sailing, power boating and kayaking - you could opt for either a tour or a lesson. A sunset cruise is the perfect way to end your day and take in the memorable sight of the sun setting with a cocktail in hand. And of course, there is the adjacent Cape Cod National Golf Club where guests have membership to play or enrol for lessons.
Anna Bleasdale (Staff)
It was such a privilege to be able to come and stay at this beautiful hotel in mid Summer. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience the resort at peak time, how our guests would experience it. We so often only see hotels at non peak times and so its difficult to get a full feel of what it is like at this prime time of the year. Im so glad I did come to stay in August. This place does really get it right regardless of how full they are. The service, from the welcome (cookies and lemonade at reception were delicious) through to the full onwow factor of being ushered into one of the Signature water view rooms. Step in to one of these rooms and you know you are on holiday. The boats bobbing about on the bay are mesmerising and just entice you to simply sit on the balcony and never move. Move you must though. Theres lots to experience here. The kids will love the kids club, play area and family pool (yes, this does get very busy and noisy, but there are enough sun beds to go round). The beach is just steps away and whilst its not particularly wide, its golden and long enough to take a nice stroll along. At high tide theres less of it but still plenty to build a sandcastle and be able to paddle or swim in the inviting lagoon. As the afternoon ends, this is the real crunch time. The two beach / water side casual dining restaurants are filled to brimming by 6.30 and the waiting time for a table has already extended to one hour. Its well organised though and guests are seated as soon as they can be. The fire pits by the pool are a popular pre dinner meeting up area in the meantime. By 7.30 the queue has gone and the crowds thinned out. Early dining is the order of the day here, so turn up at 8 and youll probably stroll straight to a table. That aside, the evening wears on, the sun sets (wear bug repellent if sitting by the beach, the sand flies are out in force) and the buzz and atmosphere is fun and relaxed. This is a holiday, I can see why people return to this little spot of luxury on Cape Cod year after year. Its refined, its beautiful and they make you feel special. Its not cheap, but then again, its worth it.
Camilla Swift (Staff)
Set on 20 acres with 120 rooms and cottages scattered around property, amongst mature trees and pretty gardens, the setting feels rural and very natural, and so relaxing to have nothing between the resort and Cape Cods peaceful Pleasant Bay. The main lodge and all the buildings are cedar shingled, typical of Cape Cod homes. Rooms have a coastal design, with various connecting options in each category, making it very easy for families to keep children close by. The Signature buildings house both Waterview and Waterside rooms and these are worth opting for if budget can stretch to it Choose the upper level for the better views and privacy from the decks. The Cottage buildings are single story buildings with four rooms either Waterview or Premier (overlooking the lovely grounds). The Cottage buildings are dotted all over property, but a few Scott Dunn favourites are the Hydrangea and Greenbrier buildings with decks almost overhanging the water. Whilst most of the Garden View buildings are situated along side the car park, they are a good low cost option for those who perhaps intend to spend very little time in their room, especially since the waters edge, beach, pool etc are all within just a few minutes walk.Service strikes the perfect balance of attentive but unobtrusive, and facilities are excellent. The childrens programme here is fabulous with options of a half day in the morning, or an evening slot from 5-9pm to allow parents a night off or meal out in Chatham. I can see why incredible Pirate ship play area sees families returning year on year! The adults only lap pool and jacuzzi is located by the tennis courts, and there is also the opportunity to have lessons with the tennis pro here too. The family pool is bay side with loungers, a fire pit, and close to the indoor-outdoor Outer Bar and Grill for lunch and poolside dining.
Biking through Cape Cod
Cape Cod has hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. One of our favourites is the Cape Cod Bike Trail which starts in the village of Dennis and wanders 20 miles through charming towns and knotted pines before reaching Chatham.
Cape Cod National Golf Club
Cape Cod National Golf Cub, considered one of the most prestigious courses in the USA, takes full advantage of Cape Cod's natural beauty, and has stunning views of the nearby bay. Guests at Wequasset are the only non-members permitted to play.
Cranberry Bog Tours
Did you know that the cranberry is Cape Cod’s most famous fruit? A tour of a working organic cranberry bog in Harwich could be something a little bit different - where else could you take a pedalo or wade through a ruby red sea of berries?
Family Fishing on Cape Cod
The hotels can organise fishing trips which are perfect for introducing kids to sport fishing. The captains teach, bait hooks, cast, and ensure children have a great time on the water.
Scott Dunn Suggests: Chatham
Low-key and charming, the pretty town of Chatham sits on the 'elbow' of Cape Cod and is a treasure trove of family-owned boutiques, galleries and ice-cream parlours. Summer brings open-air concerts and the weather to explore the many nature trails nearby.
Whale Watching in Provincetown
Be enchanted by magnificent humpback whales, playful dolphins and elegant minke whales as you embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip from the harbour at Provincetown, accompanied by specialist naturalist guides for an in-depth experience.
New England for Teenagers
Boston, Maine, Vermont & Cape Cod
from £4600 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- Explore the neighbourhoods of Boston on a family bike tour with an experiences guide
- Enjoy the picturesque mountain scenery of Vermont on winding hiking trails
- Go in search of humpback whales off the coast of Cape Cod
Location & directions
Cape Cod, New England, United States of America
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club overlooks the quiet waters of Pleasant Bay outside the quaint coastal village of Chatham which is located on the 'elbow' of Cape Cod, Massachusetts .
How to get there
It is a 7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Boston's Logan International Airport with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Wequassett Resort & Golf Club is about 2-hours drive from the airport.