You don’t necessarily have to cancel all your vacations this year. These five resorts on Cape Cod all reopened for the season this week, with strict new health standards and precautions in place. The already secluded corner of New England coastal paradise just got safer. Check out one of these top-notch resorts if you’re looking for a remote, gorgeous getaway this summer.
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
The bayside resort in Brewster opened its doors for the season on June 8, unveiling a new $5.5 million renovation and a lineup of safe, private experiences. Ocean Edge is debuting a grocery delivery service this summer, so guests can have groceries delivered no-contact to their villa. Some of their new private experiences include oyster tours, archery lessons, private dining, and private beach fires. New health and safety policies are in place, like beach and pool mask requirements, additional outdoor dining seats, contactless golf check-in, and grab-n-go dining options. They’re even offering a 50% discount to guests who are healthcare workers.
2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 508.896.9000, oceanedge.com
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
The five-star Harwich resort offers a fully customizable experience, depending on guest comfort levels. Check-in will be offered curbside with contactless credit card devices, bell service and housekeeping service is optional and modifiable, and concierge services will be offered virtually or by appointment. The pool areas have been redesigned to allow for better distancing, and the Jacuzzis will remain closed for now. All staff will be wearing masks and gloves. Outdoor dining options abound, and guests can still make use of the tennis courts and boat rentals.
2173 Route 28, Harwich, MA, 508.784.7966, wequassett.com
Chatham Bars Inn
The Chatham Bars Inn prides itself in offering a “quintessential Cape Cod experience,” even with a detailed safety plan in place. The waterfront, 25-acre property provides a perfect setting for adequate social distancing. All guests will be provided with PPE amenity kits including disinfection gel, rubber gloves, and masks. Concierge services will be provided remotely, through Zoom or Facetime meetings and remote activation of guest room keys. Relax in a cabana on the beach, ten feet apart from all other cabanas, and enjoy the blue waters and tranquil view of Aunt Lydia’s Cove, situated on the elbow of Cape Cod.
297 Shore Road, Chatham, MA, 508.945.0096, chathambarsinn.com
The Captain’s House Inn
The quaint Chatham Inn, which opened its doors for the season on June 8, offers a gorgeous backdrop for a relaxing Cape Cod getaway. Situated in Chatham on two acres of landscaped English gardens, it’s widely known as the Cape’s premiere bed and breakfast. They’ve updated their cancellation policy to make it as flexible as possible in these challenging times—cancel up to 24 hours before arrival and receive a full deposit refund. You can even transfer the $30 cancellation onto a gift card for use during future bookings. Contactless check-in is in place, and services like housekeeping and their customary nighttime tea and cookies will be available privately upon request.
369-377 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, MA, 508.945.0127, captainshouseinn.com
Brass Key Guesthouse
Opening today, June 11, Provincetown’s Brass Key Guesthouse is offering worry-free bookings from now through June 25. If your reservation is between those dates, you can change or cancel it with no strings attached up to 24 hours before arrival. The distinctive, luxuriously charming hotel in downtown Provincetown fosters a free-spirited vibe and welcomes diversity and open-mindedness. Relax spaced out from other guests on their expansive courtyards, at their infinity edge saltwater pool, or on their rooftop water-view deck. And they’re located just steps from P-town’s beaches, outdoor dining, shopping, and art galleries.
67 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 508.487.9005, brasskey.com