Traveling between New York and Cape Cod is to discover the birthplace of America while admiring the splendid Victorian mansions, art galleries, small fishing ports, old lighthouses, steep cliffs, and endless beaches. It is to cross paths with of some of its most influential figures: Henri David Thoreau, Edward Hopper, and the Kennedy family. Here, artists, businessmen, and politicians contemplate the ocean in silence...
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Ocean House is one of the last remaining oceanfront hotels in New England. This grand Victorian property has been meticulously restored, with inviting porches and terraces overlooking the vast grounds. Savor life to the rhythm of the tides, with sailing and walks along the beach followed by teatime, cocktails and a variety of dining options, from modern cuisine to American bistro fare. Relax at the spectacular spa or enjoy a day of golf, tennis, croquet, fishing or water sports. Just steps away, the quintessential New England village of Watch Hill offers tasty seafood, charming antique shops and art galleries. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Weekapaug Inn was founded in 1899 and has been exquisitely restored. It remains faithful to its tradition of providing a warm family welcome. All the charm, peace and simplicity of a home caressed by the Atlantic breeze have been preserved, as has the magnificent surrounding countryside. Depending on the season, guests can enjoy invigorating swims or long walks on the private beach, nautical activities, and the opportunity for spotting many different species of birds. The restaurant serves delicious traditional cuisine made from local farm-produced ingredients, adding the finishing touch to this perfect retreat for anyone who loves all that is authentic. ... Learn moreless
There are places where humans have succeeded in living in harmony with their natural surroundings. In Watch Hill, a small, peaceful New England town, the old Victorian homes are as majestic as they are discreet. They enhance the beauty of the hilly setting, whether hidden behind dense vegetation or at...Read More less
Watch Hill has a carousel that’s a National Historic Landmark. Dating back to 1876, the oldest carousel in the country continues to keep children spinning around on wooden horses today. Suspended from chains, the horses give tykes the sensation of "flying". Proof of its magnificence lies in its refined...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. First built in 1875 as a summer residence for a noted Harvard University marine biologist, this magnificent inn on an exclusive sixteen hectare peninsula bordering the ocean is a romantic haven. Whether you are in a cottage on Castle Hill’s private beach, relaxing on the terrace or sitting at a table in the restaurant, you will be guaranteed panoramic views of the Atlantic and its many maritime activities including sailing, fishing and regattas. The menu features local and regional dishes, with a focus on organic ingredients paired with exceptional wines. Castle Hill is the perfect base from which to explore the beauty of Newport with its Gilded Age mansions, sandy beaches and rich history. ... Learn moreless
On 1 April each year, when this little ice cream shop reopens, it is the happiest day of the year for its regulars. The little boy has become a millionaire industrialist. Open until late September (the saddest day of the year!), the brand created by Leo Cassidy in 1956 is a local institution.
Located at the foot of Newport Hill, the historic Bowen Wharf is one of the unmissable meeting points for the people of Newport. Sheltered from the old warehouses that bear witness to the major trade exchanges of the olden days, this wharf serves as both a place for walking and meeting. Art galleries,...Read More less
This 5.6 km trail runs along the eastern side of the peninsula: from one side, it offers stunning views of the ocean; from the other, it makes it possible to discover the outstanding mansions located on Bellevue Avenue (Rosecliff, Marble House, Elms, Château-sur-Mer, etc.). Literature fans will recognise...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. “I saw that this was a place of wonders,” wrote the naturalist poet Henry David Thoreau about Cape Cod. With its dunes and meadows, its marshes populated by white cedar trees and its offshore whale colonies, this peninsula is an inexhaustible resource for not only nature lovers but also city dwellers in search of tranquillity. On the southeastern tip, picturesque Chatham Inn is the perfect bucolic getaway. A stone’s throw from superb Lighthouse Beach, its eighteen modern rooms and suites are cocoons of romance and comfort, with many boasting their own fireplaces. In the restaurant, decorated with works by local artists, chef Brandon DiFiglio draws inspiration from the day’s fresh catch and the Cape’s rich culinary traditions. ... Learn moreless
"A man may stand there and put all America behind him" wrote the naturalist poet Henry David Thoreau as he arrived at the tip of his native Massachusetts. A peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod has always evoked elegance, a gentle way of life, and openness to the world. This narrow finger...Read More less
Established in 1914, the Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM) is the meeting place for Cape Cod art lovers, who come to admire the exhibitions. For more than a century, this thriving cultural institution has displayed hundreds of works by artists who have found inspiration in the landscapes of...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
"I have spent my life on sailing boats - or just next to them. I have been tacking the length of New England since I was four years old. This is more than just a passion, it's an entire lifetime dedicated to regattas. In May 2015, as the Executive Director of Sail Newport Inc., I was fortunate enough to host the prestigious Ocean Race in Newport. This was recognition for a harbour that is entirely focused on the world of sailing - Newport has long arranged the regattas for the America's Cup. I am also inviting you, through this Route du Bonheur, to discover an exceptional coastline with me, between Greenwich and Nantucket Island going through the Fishers Islands, one of the best kept secrets in the United States…"