Wequassett outdoor view of harbor from hotel balcony

Luxury & Magic


Cape Cod's Classic Charm

The soft, ocean breeze kisses your cheek as you unwind in your waterfront cottage or luxury suite. Wander through our lavish landscaping towards the sound of crashing waves to discover the cerulean waters of Cape Cod’s National Seashore. Enchantment continues when you charter a boat to nearby historic villages and watch the sun slowly fall over pebbled beaches.

  • Our History

    Over 400 years ago, the Wampanoag Indians were the first to discover the pleasures of summering at Wequassett, swimming and fishing in the Bay’s clear waters, chipping arrowheads from colored stones on the shore, and gathering quahog and periwinkle shells for wampum.


    They named the land Wequassett, which means “crescent on the water,” most likely because the sand-spit curves about the Cove are in the crescent shape. In 1665, Sachem John Quason Towsowett sold the land to William Nickerson, who eventually settled the town of Chatham.


    Of the 22 historic buildings that comprise the luxury beach resort, two boast especially noteworthy stories. The Eben Ryder House, known locally as “Square Top,” was actually built in the nearby town of Brewster. In 1907 it was “flaked,” or disassembled, and moved to Wequassett on large flat-bed trucks. Our registration building, the 1740 Warren Jensen Nickerson House, was also transported to its present site.


    The property officially opened its doors to guests in 1925 and continued taking “summer boarders” over the years. The property owners retained control of the resort in 1977 and gradually expanded and upgraded the Inn to a Five Star luxury resort status.


    Today, Wequassett hosts visitors from the world over, offering world-class accommodations, dining, and recreational facilities in a relaxed atmosphere with warm personal service.

  • Cape Cod Golf Course
    Manicured greens, rolling hills and a view of the bay in the distance makes Cape Cod National an unforgettable experience.

    Green With Envy

    A primary attraction at Wequassett is neighboring Cape Cod National Golf Club, one of the finest, most prestigious clubs in the nation. Play is restricted to Club members and guests of the resort.


    Call (508) 432-5400 to book a tee time.

  • Critically Acclaimed Restaurants
    From elegant to seaside casual, five waterfront restaurant choices.
  • Lavish Rooms and Suites
    From cozy weathered cottages to spacious suites.
  • Where to Stay in Cape Cod with Kids
    The Wequassett children’s program, pirate ship playground, and an array of outdoor activities make this family resort in Cape Cod fun for all ages.
    Kids sit to watch film at outdoor movie theater

    Voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 20 best luxury kid-friendly hotels and resorts in the U.S. that turn school vacations into an actual holiday for all. There are endless possibilities for children ages 4-12 to learn, grow, and discover at the award-winning Children’s Center. The whole family will enjoy roomy suites, beach bonfires, dive-in movie nights under the stars, and boat rides to the Outer Beach.

Award Winning

Wequassett is proud to be a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a prestigious brand representing independently owned luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. Preferred promises comfort without conformity, assuring the discerning traveler of extraordinary levels of service and quality.

To qualify as a Preferred Hotel, each property must pass an exhaustive quality assurance program which includes an annual unannounced 2800-point “Standards of Excellence” inspection. Only a select number of hotels around the world offer the top-notch service, first-class amenities and luxurious surroundings required to pass this rigorous inspection.

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