This post was contributed by Lisa Crovo Dion
Ever since I was a youngster, I’ve spent summers on Cape Cod, Ma. It’s a magical place of windswept dunes, beautiful beaches, roses and hydrangea blooms, and shingle style cottages surrounded by white picket fences.
I’ve been keeping up the tradition with my San Francisco kids, who have fallen in love with it also. This year, we left our fleece behind and took the month of July to travel to the east coast, escaping the chilly fog that tends to settle in during summer in San Francisco.
We gravitate toward Falmouth Heights, a bustling village that’s not far from my aunt’s summer home near Old Silver Beach. This year, since it was just the three of us, I decided to stay in a hotel rather than rent a cottage.
The Seaside Inn is steps from the beach and less than a mile from Falmouth Harbor where the Island Queen ferry sails to Martha’s Vineyard from Cape Cod and back several times daily. The British Beer Company on the premises of the Inn is a cozy meeting spot that offers solid pub food, nightly music and screens to watch Red Sox baseball—very important in this region. I highly recommend their clam chowder. There is also a large field next to the Seaside with basketball hoops and a baseball diamond.
Our room was clean, comfortable, and large for a standard room in a small hotel. The rate of $169 per night was reasonable for a waterfront hotel in high season, but I thought the $15/night fee for a cot was steep and unnecessary. Unfortunately the front desk clerk didn’t agree but offered me their AAA discount.
The Seaside Inn
263 Grand Avenue
Falmouth, Ma 02540
Photos by Lisa Crovo Dion