I was never much a fan of the B&B; the idea of sitting with strangers and having the owners chat with me each day made vacation seem more daunting than desirable. Then I discovered Brewster by the Sea Inn. I’ve returned multiple times, in multiple seasons, and recommended it to family and friends for multiple reasons. And although Cape Cod is synonymous with summer, the tranquil winter atmosphere is the perfect place to spend a weekend away from the crowds.
A stay at the highly acclaimed Inn, Brewster by the Sea, is ideal to offer rejuvenation when it is time for you to recharge.The onsite spa caters to romance or solo relaxation. Follow up the couples massage with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in front of the sitting room’s roaring fire (one day I’d love to recreate was spent doing just that). Innkeepers, Donna and Byron, make you feel like you are the only guest in the house, providing impeccable service, breakfast selections that put other ‘s to shame, and even top notch afternoon treats. The rooms are a mix of elegantly simple small spaces and larger suites (some with working gas fireplaces); all of which offer guests a taste of peace and quite in private.
The Brewster area plays host to a wide variety of sensational restaurants, perfect to replenish after your days of dawdling. Donna and Byron always offer amazing dinner ideas. I discovered two of my favorites (The Red Pheasant and Brewster Fish House) per their suggestion.
A stay on the Cape is never complete without a walk on the beach. Bundle up in your winter’s warmest and head out to watch the sun rise, set ,or for a stroll while it is high in the sky.