The fall is the perfect season to visit Cape Cod and the islands. After a crazy summer of thousands of tourists, the area becomes a bit more relaxed and is ready to spoil you not only with gorgeous New England foliage, but great hospitality.
The Cape Cod area is known for being jam-packed between May and September, but right after Labor Day weekend, the tourists head back home and the locals slowly get back to their routines and their off-season jobs, while hotels, inns and resorts offer discounts to off-season travelers. Head to one of these destinations and discover the beauty of Cape Cod and the islands.
The Hob Knob, Martha’s Vineyard
Luxury boutiques abound on Cape Cod, but head to one of the best boutique bed and breakfasts on Martha’s Vineyard, the Hob Knob in Edgartown. A 19th-century gothic revival home has been remade into an eco-boutique hotel. You can stay in one of the rooms or rent your own Hob Knob home for a weekend! Offering a rejuvenation spa to relax in, beach cruiser bicycles at your disposal to ride around town, locally grown organic foods for breakfast and lunch, and so much more, the Hob Knob is the place to be if you need to relax while enjoying the quaint down-island town.
Centerboard Inn, Nantucket
All on its own, the island of Nantucket is the ideal spot to travel to and relax. Thirty miles south of Cape Cod, Nantucket is home to quaint inns, luxurious resorts and enticing restaurants. The Centerboard Inn, a whaling captain’s mansion constructed in 1886, is the perfect mix of quaintness and luxury. The inn has seven gorgeous rooms, all decorated in nautical/coastal style and packed with the top amenities, with staff at your service to cater to all your needs.
Liberty Hill Inn, Yarmouth Port
A gorgeous seaside bed and breakfast, the Liberty Hill Inn’s location is central to many local attractions and one of the top inns in the U.S.; it’s on trend, yet retaining its historic charm and comfort. Be sure to download their mobile application, myGUEST, with local recommendations on where to eat, drink and play.
The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn, West Harwich
Eighty minutes from Boston, the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn in Harwich provides an affordable design hotel experience with the Cape Cod experience. A short walk to the sandy beaches of the Nantucket Sound, this luxury hideaway began as an 1870s sea captain’s house. The Inn offers access to GPS and iPads, along with amenities such as soaking tubs, local Cape Cod jams, and fireplaces!
Captain David Kelley House, Centerville
Just a half-mile from the Nantucket Sound beaches, the Captain David Kelley House is the perfect retreat for couples. And if you’re into fitness, you can catch an invigorating Zumba class on the deck (weather permitting!) Classic New England decor makes this bed and breakfast a lovely retreat to relax and enjoy your loved one’s company.