Top Reasons to Visit The Penny House Inn and Day Spa
- Set in the historic Cape Cod town of Eastham, the inn is housed in a 17th-century building that was once the home of a sea captain.
- Twelve distinctive rooms and suites feature an array of amenities, from in-unit whirlpool tubs to fireplaces.
- You can join in a daily afternoon tea with fresh-baked cranberry-orange scones.
- Maris Day Spa offers single and couples massages, treatments, and facials.
- The inn has free parking and WiFi.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Historic Towns and Miles of Protected Beaches
In the late 19th century, Cape Cod blossomed into a summer vacation destination as visitors swapped crowded coastal cities for the sandy shores of eastern Massachusetts. Today, the arm-shaped peninsula, located 60 miles south of Boston, encompasses 15 idyllic towns, rolling dunes, and 300 miles of sandy shoreline—and it’s still the place where many East Coasters choose to spend their leisurely summer days. Popular attractions include fresh-seafood restaurants, quaint stores, and bicycle trails, such as the 11-mile Shining Sea Bikeway that wends from North Falmouth to Woods Hole.
On the uppermost tip of the Cape, the free-spirited art colony of Provincetown attracts visitors year-round. This is one of the best places to head for a vibrant nightlife scene—there are cabarets, bars, and lounges aplenty. Pop into the Provincetown Art Association and Museum to check out local artwork, both historical and contemporary.
In the Lower, or Outer, Cape you’ll find Eastham, nicknamed the Gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore. About 11% of the town lies within the protected area, which spreads across miles of swimming beaches, marshes, and ponds, accented by lighthouses and wild-cranberry bogs. The national seashore maintains several walking trails, including the Fort Hill Rural Historic District. While strolling, you’ll enjoy scenic ocean vistas, since Eastham is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Cape Cod Bay on the other. Be sure to check out the Nauset Lighthouse, which has overlooked the Atlantic and helped guide vacationing British fish to shore since 1838.