Thursday, January 30, 2020

My Weekend Away: Where I Stayed

For my birthday last year (technically it was two weeks before my birthday), I enjoyed a two-night, one-day half-weekend to myself at a lovely bed and breakfast on the Cape. It may seem weird to stay at a place on the Cape when I already have a place of my own that was less than fifteen minutes away, but it really is nice to have a solitary escape from regular life every once in awhile.

The place I stayed was The Inn at Yarmouth Port. It's a place I've passed hundreds of times over the years on one of my favorite roads on the Cape, Route 6A. It had new owners who had renovated it and made it into something very classy and beautiful while still retaining its history and old-fashioned charm. I highly recommend this inn (if you don't want to rent our Cape house, that is 😉).

I stayed in the "Salt Pond" room. It was lovely and welcoming. The bed linens were Frette and they were extremely comfortable. I slept very well there. 😴

The owners are Kathleen and her husband Chuck. They were so nice. Kathleen is a wonderful cook and she made these freshly baked chocolate chip-cranberry cookies that were waiting for me in my room. They were delicious! 

The furnishings were classy and elegant and were a nice contrast with the historical features of the house. I'm glad they kept the old wide-plank pine floors. The house dates back to 1843 and is on the National Register of Historic Homes.

That bathrobe was super-comfy too!

A nice intersection of three different types of floors/floor coverings. 

I really liked the old-fashioned bathroom with the claw-foot tub. I took a lovely bath both nights with the curtains drawn all around. I loved it!

The room keys were old-fashioned too. What a refreshing change from hotel key cards!

I had both of my breakfasts outside. They were FANTASTIC. Kathleen uses fresh and local ingredients and she's a fabulous cook. I'd stay there again for the breakfasts (and cookies!) alone.

My view into the backyard during breakfast. 😍

The front of the inn.

Inside there were snacks left out all day for guests--including those wonderful cookies! 😋

When I left on Sunday morning, Kathleen came out of the back office and gave me a big genuine hug. I'm not a big hugger but this hug was so surprisingly nice and it stayed with me in the weeks to come. I truly felt like a welcomed guest and that they enjoyed my being there as much as I enjoyed being there. I will definitely stay at The Inn at Yarmouth Port again. 💙