Bayside Resort Hotel, West Yarmouth, MA » Things To Do Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:43:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2015 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:56:16 +0000 daffodil festivalCelebrate Spring

From early April to mid-May, magic takes place on the beautiful island of Nantucket. More than three million daffodils of every color and size bloom across the island. Bountiful blossoms of yellow, white, and pink…along roadsides, gardens, window boxes and shop windows. And if you haven’t seen this brilliant spring bloom in person, make 2015 the year to see it!

Daffodil Festival 2015

Head to Nantucket April 24-26, 2015 for the Daffodil Festival. Now in its 41st year, the the Daffodil Festival is a full celebration of winter’s thaw and all things daffodils.

The festival features:

  • An antique car parade
  • Tailgate picknic
  • Beach family picnic
  • Daffy Hat, Dog and Children’s parade

Fun for Everyone

The Daffodil Festival is fantastic occasion for both locals and visitors alike. Come wear your daffy hat, watch the car parade, have a picnic… and welcome spring!

Wine and More…

Indulge in a little wine from local vineyards, plus don’t miss the:

  • The Nantucket Garden Club’s Annual Daffodil Show
  • Daffodil 5K Race.
  • Scavenger Hunt Brochures. Get a team together, and take part in the family-friendly scavenger hunt, three lucky teams will be eligible to win 40th Annual Daffodil Merchandise

Daffodil Festival Hotel Package at Bayside Resort

If an overnight stay on Nantucket is out of your budget, make Bayside Resort Hotel on Cape Cod your official Daffodil Festival Hotel accommodations.

Bayside Resort is offering an exclusive hotel package for all festival go-ers, that includes 2-night deluxe Queen room, round-trip ferry tickets to Nantucket, and FREE continental breakfast.

Come to Cape Cod this spring and celebrate the beginning of spring on Nantucket. Plus experience why Bayside Resort was TripAdvisor’s 2014 certificate of excellence winner!

Check out Bayside Resort’s Daffodil Festival hotel package HERE.

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Pristine Beauty On Monomoy Island Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:01:23 +0000 monomoy islandA Local Treasure

Off the coast of Chatham lies a little-known stretch of land that has no human residents, no electricity, and no paved roads. It is home to migratory birds, established by the U.S. government in 1944.

Pristine Beauty and Wildlife

The stretch of sand, extending from the Chatham mainland, is known as the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Sand stretches for eight miles off the elbow of Cape Cod, forming the barrier islands of North and South Monomoy. In addition to the two islands, a 40-acre unit on Morris Island is also part of the refuge. This is where the headquarters and visitor center are located.

Resting, Nesting, and Feeding

The total size of the refuge is 7,604 acres with varied habitats of oceans, salt and freshwater marshes, dunes, and freshwater ponds. The refuge provides important resting, nesting and feeding habitat for migratory birds, including the Federally protected piping plover and roseate tern. More than ten species of seabirds, shorebirds, and waterbirds nest on the islands.

Interesting History

Monomoy Island used to have its own community as early as 1710. A tavern for sailors was opened up in the location of today’s Hospital Pond, known then as Wreck Cove.

During the early 1800’s a deep natural harbor at Monomoy’s inner shore, known as the Powder Hole, attracted a sizeable fishing settlement. In its prime Whitewash Village housed about 200 residents, a tavern inn called Monomoit House, and Public School #13, which at one time boasted 16 students.

The village was abandoned after its harbor was washed away by a hurricane around 1860.

Public Access

Monomoy Island is open to the public, but everyone is asked to comply with local, state, and federal laws because it is a national wildlife refuge. Vehicles are restricted. Public trails are open sunrise and sunset. Hunting, campfires, and camping are not permitted.

Exploring Cape Cod

A trip to Cape Cod always offers something special to see and do – no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Get outside and explore everything the region has to offer, then treat yourself to a wonderful stay at an award winning Cape Cod hotel.

Bayside Resort Hotel offers affordable hotel vacation packages for couples and families. Stay and experience notable accommodations at Bayside Resort, and sightsee your way one of the most beautiful spots in New England.

Check out Bayside’s amazing hotel deals HERE.

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Spring Break On Cape Cod? Let’s Go! Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:26:41 +0000 spring break on cape cod


Spring Break on Cape Cod 

If you live in the Northeast, you know how badly you are waiting for Spring. After a long, hard, snowy winter… it’s time to start thinking about the warmer months ahead. And the next school vacation coming down the pike is April school vacation break week.

Fun Kids Vacation Week

This April, after the snow has melted and the daffodils have bloomed – head to Bayside Resort Hotel for vacation fun week.

Bayside, Cape Cod’s award winning resort hotel, has been hosting Kids Vacation Fun Week during school vacation for years. For Spring Break, Bayside is always a packed house with kids playing and parents ready to unwind. It’s a Spring Break package that caters to the whole family!

Activities Abound!

The kids have a ton of activities to choose from each and every day. From games and live entertainment to swimming and Wii – there is an activity for every child, young and old.

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Magic shows
  • Pool games
  • Family BINGO
  • Pizza parties
  • Kids karaoke
  • Movie marathons

Fun for Parents Too!

Parents get to unwind at Bayside because they know their children are safe and having FUN. Of course, Bayside’s heated swimming pool and parents happy hour are big hits too.

Spring Break Cape Cod Vacation Packages

Kids Vacation Fun Week – there is no other Spring Break package like it on Cape Cod or anywhere in New England.

And the best part? It’s affordable! Check out Bayside Hotel’s family fun spring break vacation package HERE.

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Exploring Cape Cod Roots on the Hopper House Tour Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:05:35 +0000 hopper house

Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Hopper House Tours Cape Cod

One of the little-known tours on Cape Cod is close by in the towns of Wellfleet and Truro,  where Lisbeth Chapman gives an extraordinary 2-hour lesson on the life and work of artist Edward Hopper.

Deep Devotion

Hopper’s devotion to New England, especially Cape Cod, ran deep. Hopper arrived on Cape Cod with his wife, Josephine, in 1930 and they would spend almost half of his 84 summers there, in their classic Cape house with a large window overlooking Fisher Beach. Right up until his death in 1967, the Cape is where he would go to paint what became some of his most famous works, including “Cape Cod Sunset,” “Corn Hill,” “Seven A.M.,” and “Gas.” In total, he painted more than a hundred oils and watercolors depicting the Cape, including one in 1946 titled “October on Cape Cod” that sold at auction last year for $9.6 million.

Insightful Tours

For Cape Codders, pointing out the dunes, beachfront homes, towering church spires, and sweeping landscapes that Hopper painted has a sport of sorts. Identifying Hopper’s subjects is also a passion for Lisbeth Chapman, who has researched the houses and vistas painted by Edward Hopper in Wellfleet and Truro in the early 1930s.

Hopper – Then and Now

Chapman offers, what she calls, a year-round “then and now” tour.  You can join her for a two-hour car ride over back roads and to out-of-the-way places to visit the houses and vistas Hopper painted as they are today.  Much of the Truro and Wellfleet that Edward Hopper painted retains its 1930s flavor.  She will entertain you with personal family anecdotes and information about where he lived for four summers in a summer rental cottage from 1930 to 1933 before moving to his own studio.

All tours start at Wellfleet Town Pier, with free parking on the Pier between Mac’s Seafood and the Harbormaster’s Office.  The tour includes locations of four paintings in Wellfleet, and 26 paintings in South Truro.

Cape Cod Winter Vacations

The Hopper House tour is just one of the many great activities you can experience on Cape Cod year round! And with some great Cape Cod resorts – like Bayside Resort Hotel – offering year-round hotel packages and deals – you can’t go wrong!  Make this gorgeous part of New England your winter vacation destination. You won’t be disappointed.

Find out why Bayside Resort Hotel has been consistently voted best mid-Cape hotel. Check out their affordable hotel vacation packages HERE.

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Cape Cod Antique Shopping at The Stringe Gallery Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:06:45 +0000 Cape Cod Antique

Quintessential Cape Cod Antique Shopping

Say the words: Antique Shopping… and some people get a look of wonderment and excitement in their eyes. Cape Cod is a haven for antique shoppers and dealers. You never know what you’re going to find tucked away inside a quaint Cape Cod antique shop.

A Local Favorite

One of our favorites – and among many Cape Cod tourist attractions – is the Stringe Gallery in Brewster, MA.

Step inside and you’ll find fine country antique furniture and an impressive collection of art, including oils and watercolors painted by award winning Cape Cod artist Tom Stringe.

Original Works of Art and More!

Stringe’s work – the color and brilliance – is awe inspiring.

All original oil paintings are framed in high quality gold or silver frames appropriate to the piece. Original watercolors are custom framed by the artist using museum quality double mats, glass and frames to compliment each work.

Cape Cod Getaways

Surround yourself with beautiful antiques on a  Cape Cod Vacation-  and stay at one of the area’s award-winning hotels on Cape Cod- Bayside Resort Hotel – for an unbelievable  and AFFORDABLE vacation! Bayside Resort is locally recognized as being the best hotel in the mid-cape vicinity. Check in – and you’ll see why.

Explore Bayside Resort Hotel exclusive hotel packages here.

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Winter Break Getaway to Cape Cod Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:28:59 +0000 winter break

Have Fun in February

There’s nothing like beating the winter doldrums with a February school break trip to Cape Cod. And this year, Bayside Resort Hotel is once again pulling out the stops to make this coming winter break week extra specials for parents and kids.

A Full Week of Priceless Fun

At Bayside Resort Hotel, the staff has designed a full week of fun centered around kids and family activities. From breakfast with fun character friends to pool parties and live shows, there is never a dull moment during February winter break vacation week – Feb 13-22, 2015.

Games, Prizes and PIZZA!

Families from New York to Maine like to take advantage of this action-packed week because it’s not only fun, it’s affordable! Here is a list of just some of the activities that are included in Bayside’s winter break hotel package:

Pizza Party – Kids love pizza. Kids love parties. This combination is a no-brainer. Just order or make a bunch of pizzas, invite your children’s school mates over and Oila! a great time will be had by all.

Karaoke Party – What kid wouldn’t love to gather a bunch of kids their own age together and become a pop star for a day. You can rent the equipment, invite a bunch of friends and play D.J. M.O.M. for the day.

Ice Cream Social – Ice cream sundaes aren’t only fun to eat, they are also fun to build. Have a build your own sundae ice cream social and let your children and all their friends construct their own individual ultimate ice cream treats.

Scavenger Hunt – There be buried treasure here, Matey! Make a list of items your kids can gather from around the house and/or neighborhood and let them and their friends spend the afternoon scavenging for the long lost artifacts of some ancient civilization.

Magic Show – The afternoon will disappear in a flash. Book a magic show for your children and their friends and you will have as much fun watching their amazement as they will have watching the show.

BINGO – B-2, B-10, B ready for lots of excitement. Organize a BINGO afternoon, complete with prizes, for your little ones and all their friends. You’ll be surprised how much fun such a simple game can be.

Book Your February Vacation!

Don’t worry about the muss and fuss of planning a vacation. Let Bayside Resort do the work for you! Make Cape Cod and Bayside your February School Vacation Week destination and give the little ones a fun, exciting, and hassle-free vacation!

Check out Bayside Resort Hotel’s February School Vacation Week Deal HERE.

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Best Cape Cod Pub to Grab a Brew Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:13:05 +0000 cape cod pub

Saddle Up for a Pint

With New England rich in English and Irish heritages, it’s no wonder the region is a such a haven for those who like to indulge in some healthy libations.

Sure, Boston taverns are fun. But Cape Cod bars and pubs are always lively, and brimming with a variety of good beers – and good cheer!

Bar and Pub History on Cape Cod

Cape Cod bars also seem to be as much about socializing as they are about the libations. Pub proprietors feel it’s important to make their customers feel at home. You won’t find ear-splitting sound systems, just welcoming destinations where a premium is placed on the ability to carry on a conversation and savor the flavor, body, and aroma of a good beer.

Best Cape Cod Pub

Of course the best Cape Cod pub, in our humble opinion, is situated inside the award-winning Bayside Resort Hotel. Moby Dick Pub is not your typical hotel bar. Step inside and you’ll find the walls papered with REAL dollar bills!

Legend has it that centuries ago fisherman would tack up a dollar before their trip at sea to ensure they would have money for a drink when they returned.

The tradition is kept alive today – although now it’s more of a novelty than a “savings account.” The pub’s bartenders will induct you into the Ceiling Hall of Fame if you sign a dollar bill. Patrons also like to share some words of wisdom on their bill for future patrons.

Get Inducted!

Moby Dick pub at Bayside Resort Hotel is open daily and is a wonderful spot to relax and reconnect with friends and loved ones.  Take advantage of exclusive off-season savings right now at Bayside as they offer affordable Cape Cod hotel packages to suit every occasion and budget.

See Bayside’s Cape Cod hotel deals HERE!


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Catch an Early Bird Dinner at Yarmouth House on Cape Cod Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:54:34 +0000 yarmouth house

A Dining Experience

Here at Bayside Resort Hotel, we leave no stone un-turned when it comes to making sure guests thoroughly enjoy themselves during their stay on Cape Cod. That is why we offer an exclusive ‘Early Bird Dinner’ hotel package, featuring a fine dining experience at Yarmouth House.

Traditional Cape Cod Cuisine

The Yarmouth House Restaurant’s roots trace their origins back to the old country and follow a route through Canada before settling in along Route 28 in West Yarmouth, MA.

The Yarmouth House Restaurant was founded in 1978 by the Kounadis family patriarch, Gerry Kounadis.  With hard work and dedication, the restaurant has become one of Cape Cod’s favorites, as it remains today.

Featured Menu Items

Yarmouth House offers a dynamic menu, serving up traditional Cape Cod favorites and seasonal specials. Local favorites include:

  • Baked scrod 
  • Hearty meatloaf
  • Shepard’s pie
  • Prime rib
  • Succulent lobster
  • Catch of the day

All of here at Bayside Resort Hotel love the Yarmouth House, and you will too!

Early Bird Hotel Package at Bayside Resort Hotel

This package gives you a lot of bang for your buck.  You’ll receive:

  • 2 Nights in a Standard Room
  • Early Bird Dinner & Dessert for 2 – Yarmouth House Restaurant
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast

All for one low price! Season rates, and midweek/weekend rates will apply.

Take advantage of exclusive savings, a wonderful dining experience, and first class Cape Cod accommodations at Bayside Resort Hotel – voted best mid cape hotel year after year!

Early Bird Package prices are available HERE.

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Three Off-the-Beaten Path Activities to Do on Cape Cod in Winter Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:27:14 +0000 cape cod in winterSurvive Cape Cod in the Winter


We know there are an abundance of activities – swim, sun, and sand – on Cape Cod during the summer. But guess what? The winter months can be just as fun. Don’t hide inside during the coldest winter months. Grab a cup of Joe or cocoa and enjoy these off-the-beaten path excursions.


Winter Horseback Riding


Hit the snow-packed trails at Emerald Hollow Farm in Brewster. Owners Nancy and Jim Sheridan are open year-round, weather permitting for hour long and 90 minute trail rides. While the trails can be hilly, the horses, equipped with special snow shoes, make their way at a leisurely walking pace.


Sip Some Tea


Nothing warms you up from the inside out like a well-made cup of hot tea. Head into Borsari Gallery and Village Tea Room in Dennis Village to enjoy a pot of tea (our favorite is the Jasmine Green Tea), indulge in delicious scones and admire the colorful artwork on the old barn walls. Scottish Tea Master George Davidson, who has run some of the finest hotels in Europe, will ensure that you have a relaxing experience.


Rock Climb to New Heights


Embrace your sense of adventure and head to the 30-foot indoor rock climbing wall at Willy’s Gym in Eastham. The gym and the climbing wall are open year-round making it an accessible spot to work up a sweat. No membership is required and you can rent gear for only $3 and to climb and rent equipment is $25.


Cape Cod Winter Vacations


Whether you into adventure or relaxations… Cape Cod in winter offers a little something for everyone. And with some great Cape Cod resorts – like Bayside Resort Hotel – offering year-round hotel packages and deals – you can’t go wrong!  Make this gorgeous part of New England your winter vacation destination. You won’t be disappointed. We guarantee it.


Find out why Bayside Resort Hotel has been consistently voted best mid-Cape hotel. Check out their affordable hotel vacation packages HERE.

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A Very Special Cape Cod Valentines Day 2015 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:19:28 +0000 Cape Cod Valentines Day


Steal Away For a Romantic Getaway to Cape Cod


Want to get away and spend Valentine’s Day on Cape Cod? Your sweetheart getaway awaits!


Dozens of Cape Cod hotels and restaurants are offering special overnight hotel packages for Valentines Day as well as special dinner packages.


Serenade Your Sweet and More…


Here are a few ideas to make your Cape Cod Valentine’s Day extra special:


– Take your sweetheart to Mashpee Commons for a romantic horse-drawn carriage ridge, then catch a movie at the nearby Regal Cinemas.


– Let the Cape Cod Surftones serenade your sweet valentine a cappella style. This barbershop quartet is available for hire for singing telegrams. They’ll deliver straight to your sweetheart’s doorstep, restaurant, or place of business from 8am to 8pm. Their singing Valentine’s Day telegram package includes a song, a rose, a card, and a keepsake picture. To reserve your order please call: 508-280-4778.


Snuggle Up at an Award-Winning Cape Cod Hotel for Valentines Day!


After a romantic night on the town, there’s no better place to snuggle up on Valentines Day than at an award-winning Cape Cod hotel. Bayside Resort Hotel in West Yarmouth, MA is offering a special sweetheart’s getaway package that includes a two-night stay, roses, champagne, chocolate, and a full-course dinner and dessert for two!


Nothing says romance like a Valentine’s Day weekend spent on Cape Cod. Make your reservations today and give your special someone a holiday he or she will never forget.


Check out Bayside Resort Romantic Getaway Hotel Deal HERE!

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