Experience the splendor of autumn on the Cape!
Cape Cod is a popular summertime destination, but did you know our autumns are equally as awesome?
Perfect weather. Leaf peeping. Less traffic. Free beach parking. Farmer’s markets filled to the brim with their harvests. And all the Cape’s best spots for food and drink continue to thrive. Join us this fall to experience the exquisite tranquility we’re known for – without the summer bustle.
We’ve carefully curated 4 (plus one to spare!) ideas for awesome things to do, see and taste this autumn.
CURL UP WITH A BOOK FROM PARNASSUS BOOK SERVICES.
Take the five-minute stroll from the Inn at Yarmouth Port to Parnassus Book Services. Located right on historic Route 6A, this third-generation, family owned book store houses a wonderful selection of new, used, and rare books. You’ll love getting lost in this shop as much as you’ll love getting lost in your new book!
EXPLORE THE ECLECTIC EDWARD GOREY HOUSE.
Edward Gorey was a writer, artist, and playwright. Known for his whimsical and surreal illustrations and stories, Gorey lived in Yarmouth Port from 1986 until his passing in 2000. You can now explore his eclectic home as well as some of his astonishing work at the Edward Gorey House, located less than a ten-minute walk from the inn. Our guests rave about the 2019 exhibition, Hippity Wippity: Edward Gorey and the Language of Nonsense, which explores Gorey as one of the primary writers of Nonsense Literature – a genre that ‘revels in breaking down any expected narratives and structures, that lobotomizes language, that confuses with inexplicable storylines and thrusts the reader into an active participation.’ Ready for Nonsense? It’s the perfect exhibit for a fall afternoon on the Cape.
TAKE A CAPE COD BEER TOUR (DON’T MISS OKTOBERFEST!)
An easy ten-minute drive from the Inn at Yarmouth Port will take you to the Cape Cod Beer brewery. Cape Cod Beer got its start in 2004 with a single employee and has since evolved to housing a thirty-barrel brew house with a huge selection. You can catch a tour of the brewing facilities daily at 11 AM. When your tour is done, you can grab a tasting of some of their delicious offerings. Their seasonal brew, Cape Cod Harvest, is a fall favorite. And, their annual Oktoberfest featuring gourmet German food, live music and traditional games is not to be missed!
TAKE IN A CRISP AUTUMN SUNSET AT GRAY’S BEACH.
A five-minute drive will take you to one of our favorite sunset-viewing spots on all of Cape Cod. Gray’s Beach features an eight-hundred-foot boardwalk over a picturesque marsh and unbeatable ocean views. It is a popular summer destination, but we find the sights and solitude of this natural wonder more enjoyable in the quiet of autumn.
2019 BONUS: ONCE IN A LIFETIME: ART ON TWO WHEELS, LEATHER AND LACE: THE WORLD OF HARLEY DAVIDSON.
Visit the Cultural Center of Cape Cod for the world-premiere of ‘Art on Two Wheels’ [September 21 – November 24, 2019], an extraordinary exhibit of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and one-of-a-kind art from the collection of David McGraw. The exhibit will be celebrated with ’Leather and Lace,’ an exclusive opening event on Friday, September 20th, before opening to the public on Saturday, September 21st. Tickets are available at www.cultural-center.org.
MORE RELAXED THAN YOU EVER ANTICIPATED
At day’s end, head back to the The Inn at Yarmouth Port to curl-up around the crackling fire table or in our cozy living room with your favorite beverage, book or person. Our plush, over-stuffed beds beckon with cozy sheets and cozier quilts. By the time your autumn weekend comes to a close, you are sure to feel more relaxed than you ever anticipated.
Ahh, autumn. Awesome. And, authentically Cape Cod.
You and your partner will experience a stay at the Inn at Yarmouth Port plus enjoy dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants within walking distance:
- Two or more-night stay at the Inn in one of our luxurious rooms between September 15 and December 15, 2019.
- $50 Gift Certificate to The Old Yarmouth Inn or Grill 43
- Beverages and homemade baked goods, fruits and snacks available 24/7
- Multi-course farm to fork breakfast served daily
Your Innkeepers are happy to help you plan your getaway and pay attention to the details that will make your visit memorable. When booking, please note your choice of restaurant. We can even help you make your reservation!
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