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About Wequassett

Leisure that Enchants

A Mission Filled with Magic

For those seeking an unparalleled leisure experience, Wequassett provides five-star service that dazzles and delights. We believe that the little things are the big things, and strive to cultivate relationships with our guests that lead to a lifetime of memories and magic.

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Cape Cod’s Most Celebrated Destination

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.

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Create Magical Moments

Dine at critically acclaimed restaurants by the seaside. Relax on a dreamy balcony with breathtaking views of the glittering Cape Cod waters. Enjoy amazing golf courses, two magnificent pools, or the enchanting beach. It’s hard to believe until you experience the magic for yourself.

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Going Above and Beyond

We believe in the small things at Wequassett. A special stuffed animal for your child. Fresh chilled fruit skewers by the pool. A parting gift from twenty-eight Atlantic.

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The Story of Us

Over 400 years ago, the Wampanoag Indians were the first to discover the pleasures of the sparkling Cape Cod bay. They named the land Wequassett, which means “crescent on the water,” most likely because the sand-spit curves about the Cove are in a crescent shape. In 1665, Sachem John Quason Towsowett sold the land to William Nickerson, who eventually settled the town of Chatham.

An Awe-Inspiring Seascape

Nestled on serene Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic beyond, are 27 acres of pristine seasonal gardens and plantings. Wequassett is the ideal locale to appreciate all Cape Cod has to offer.

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Wequassett is for everyone. Here are your most common questions answered.

Over 400 years ago, the Wampanoag Native Americans were the first to discover the pleasures of the clear Cape Cod waters, and enjoyed fishing 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.

Yes! Kids are encouraged to stay with us on our resort. We have lots of activities at Wequassett for the whole family. To learn more about our family-friendly activities, read about our offerings for kids & families here.

Wequassett is about 7 minutes by car from the Chatham Municipal Airport and about 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from the Boston Logan International Airport.

We’re thrilled to welcome guests and their pets in 2023. Dogs will be treated as VIPs with plush beds, toys, and treats. Our doggie concierge will arrange for dog walking, play dates, and grooming services.

Please know that your pet must weigh under 90 pounds and only one per guest room is allowed. Dogs will be permitted in all outdoor areas except for pools and dining space and must be always on a leash. Please note that dogs must be crated when left alone in guest rooms.

Fee: $100 per night during winter, spring, and fall; $200 per night between Memorial Day and September 30th.

We Can't Wait to See You

Whether you’re just starting to plan your trip or you’re staying with us tomorrow, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Come experience the magic of Wequassett for yourself.