Hotel at a Glance: The Queen Anne Inn & Resort
The Queen Anne Inn & Resort has sat on Chatham's Queen Anne Road since 1840. But the structure was in disrepair in 1979, when current innkeeper Guenther Weinkopf and his wife Dana bought it and began to return the inn to its original splendor. Today, the house is full of historical touches: antique furniture that dates back to the mid-19th century, braided rugs made by guests in 1918, and an etched-glass window that depicts what New England looked like in 1680. The Weinkopfs still run the show; they're experts on what to see and do in the surrounding towns on Cape Cod.
- Guest-room amenities vary depending on the room but can include fireplaces and private balconies that overlook the inn's gardens.
- Daily breakfast entrees at the onsite restaurant include waffles, french toast, omelets, and fish cakes.
- Kid-friendly swimming: onsite heated outdoor pool or Oyster Pond Beach, just a few blocks away
- Tee off: The inn offers early-reservation privileges at five nearby golf courses.
Highlights of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- By the numbers: 60 miles south of Boston, 15 idyllic towns, and 300 miles of sandy shoreline
- Summer vacation destination: fresh-seafood restaurants, shops, and bicycle trails, such as the Chatham Old Colony and the Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Cape Cod National Seashore's 44,000 acres stretch from Orleans to Provincetown and feature six swimming beaches, wild cranberry bogs, and miles of walking and biking trails.
- Whale watching: Between April and November, tour boats take passengers out to sea to catch glimpses of humpback and minke whales.
- Art and nightlife: In Provincetown, check out local artwork, as well as cabarets, bars, and lounges.
- Chatham: One of the oldest villages on the cape, it's home to historical houses and a lighthouse that dates to the late 19th century.