We haven’t looked at an inn in awhile, but I think today is a good day to enjoy one. I just know you are going to love this one! 🙂 Several years ago, my husband and I traveled to Cape Cod. I had done tons of research to decide where we should stay. (There were like five bazillion choices!) After hours and hours of internet browsing, A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay met all my requirements and more. (Yes, that is really its name.) Normally when I share an inn with you, I begin with the exterior architecture or the rooms, but not here, and it’s not because those aren’t pretty – quite the opposite in fact. Since I have been on a gardening kick for the last week, I really want you to see the grounds first. They are amazing.
Aren’t they simply breathtaking? It made me want to plant hydrangeas all over our yard (until my husband reminded me that Georgia’s climate is nothing like that of Cape Cod. 🙁 ) So let me tell you about A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay. First, it is situated next to a real cranberry bog that is actually harvested each year.
There is a main building that dates back to 1798 (and some research suggests that the house was used at one point as a place to hide slaves as part of the Underground Railroad.) One other building has rooms that overlook both the gardens and Pleasant Bay, and there is also a carriage house with two rooms. Here is the view of the bay from the inn.
Wouldn’t you like to be sitting in one of those chairs?
Now let’s visit the inside of the main house.
The inn is run by two sisters from London, Pamela Adam and Sandra Arnold, along with Sandra’s husband Bernd Zeller, from Germany. Together they operate the inn as a bed and breakfast, serving a large European breakfast buffet each morning for their guests. We had a choice of dining in the dining room, out on the terrace overlooking the garden, or on another terrace that overlooks the bay.
You have a choice of nine rooms in the inn, all named after sailboats that sail along Pleasant Bay. Here are a few of the rooms:
The inn is located between Orleans and Chatham, Massachusetts. There was a very delicious coffee/ice cream/dessert place called Hot Chocolate Sparrow we visited one night in Orleans. If you are in the area, definitely check them out.
And charming Chatham was one of my favorite places on our trip.
(The shopping was a lot of fun in that little town too!)
If we return to Cape Cod, I’d love to stay at A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay again. It’s a beautiful place in a wonderful location, and it really has the feel of old Cape Cod. Perhaps they can give me some gardening tips while we are there!
Oh, and one more thing…I don’t normally purchase souvenirs from hotels or inns (cookbooks – yes, souvenirs – no.) But the little vase at the top of this post, the vase that looks like a bag? That I could not resist. I thought it was just so cute, and don’t my daisies work perfectly in it? 🙂
I hope you enjoyed touring A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay. Wouldn’t it be nice to be visiting there, looking out across the water?
Until next time…