The Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa
What We Love
- The step-back-in-time suites, with their four-poster beds and antique furniture
- The comprehensive treatment menu at the Beach Plum Spa offers organic facials and signature seashell massages
- The meticulously landscaped gardens
- A choice of four dining rooms, plus a convivial tavern that offers dishes such as filet mignon and spring duck with wild mushrooms, as well as gluten-free options
What To Know
- The swimming pool is open seasonally
- There's no gym on-site, but guests have access to a local fitness center
- The spa is open to outside guests as well, so reservations are recommended
- The lobby of the inn is currently under renovation
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Situated at the heart of the charmingly named town of Sandwich, this historic 48-room Cape Cod inn has been welcoming weary travelers for 300 years. Named for Daniel Webster, the prominent Boston lawyer and U.S. senator who used to lodge here in the early 1800s, the property exudes traditional New England charm, from the four-poster canopy beds to the antique furniture — all without sacrificing 21st-century must-haves such as WiFi and whirlpool tubs. The elegant fire engine–red inn is set among manicured gardens, with a swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. There are four dining rooms, so guests can choose to eat in a classic candlelit room, by the fireside in the Music and Webster Rooms, by moonlight in the romantic conservatory, or on the patio. Expect refined comfort food such as filet mignon and spring duck with wild mushrooms, but the kitchen also prepares entire gluten-free and vegetarian menus, as well as using lots of organic and sustainable produce. Other sybaritic diversions await in the Beach Plum Spa, which offers a slew of treatments, from organic facials to signature seashell massages.
In the Area
Summer visitors will want to hit Cape Cod’s atmospheric beaches: Sandwich has two ocean beaches and three freshwater ones, all suitable for swimming and beachcombing. Or if you’d rather just watch the action, hit the Cape Cod Canal Bike Paths, which run along the canal separating Cape Cod from the rest of Massachusetts — the paths run seven miles each way and are popular with bikers, fishermen and boat spotters gawking at the vessels navigating the canal. Auto aficionados should make a beeline for the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich; the museum houses a jaw-dropping collection of classic cars, from a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster owned by Gary Cooper to a 1909 White Steam Car Model M owned by President William Howard Taft.
How to Get There
My husband & I had the pleasure of staying here for 2 nights while attending a wedding in the area. The historic inn, originally built in the 17th century, is welcoming & very well run from the front desk to the waiters by the pool and in the tavern. The landscaping leading to the pool and in view of the conservancy was beautiful! Lots of flowering foliage!
The location is perfect-with nearby shops & restaurants as well as a boardwalk & beach within walking distance.
Everything was perfect!
My wife and I enjoyed a lovely 3 day stay at the Inn to participate in our friend’s wedding. A lovely Inn, well maintained despite hundreds of years of use, with friendly, helpful staff. Sandwich town is spectacular with some delightful places to visit within walking distance. Don’t miss the 1634 Water Mill.
Sandwich, MA is the perfect location for a destination wedding where family and friends gather together. The Dan'l Webster Inn was an excellent venue for the wedding in the garden and the accommodations were wonderful. Staff was outstanding whether greeting us a the front desk and providing information on local activities and venues, to housekeepers and restaurant and bar teams attentive to every need. They did an wonderful job planning and executing the bridal couples dreams for an elegant country style wedding and reception. Our family truly enjoyed the Inn and the local friendly atmosphere of Sandwich. Even had the opportunity to enjoy the community Memorial Day parade, band, music and speeches honoring those men and women who served our country. Proud day.
Unique setting and atmosphere. Nothing bad, kind of quaint setting. Early bird specials. Quiet, though it was shoulder season for the area. Staff was helpful and courteous. Nice range of selections on the menu. Not the diamond in the rough but a place to check out.
This restaurant has four distinctly different dining rooms, along with a rustic Tavern Bar. The setting of the lounge & dining areas are tastefully lavish & exceedingly comfortable. Walls are are adorned with classic oil & canvas paintings, murals, or beautifully stenciled scenes of flowers, serene outdoor settings, & other iconic imagery. Chairs in the lounge areas are classic high-back arm chairs of rich leather, & affording total contentment while viewing the other beautiful aspects of the Inn, or simply”people watching.” The restaurant has been recognized as a Distinguished Restaurant of North America, a recognition that places the restaurant in the top 1% of restaurants in the country! Sandwich, Cape Cod is the oldest town on Cape Cod, & the Inn has been in service for over 300 years. The restaurant serves a straight-forward menu with soup & salad appetizers along with other more exotic dishes. The Caesar Salad is outstanding with marinated anchovies, just the right touch of flavors & fresh ingredients. We arrived for the lunch menu, which provided more than sufficient menu choices, & since we were not starving, my wife & I decided to split a highly recommended Reuben Sandwich with sweet potato fries. The Reuben was delicious with just the right ratio of sauerkraut to cheese & meat. The sweet potato fries were crispy on the outside & firm on the inside, perfectly fried. The iced tea was very good, & the signature cocktails from the bar were outstanding. I imagine that Dan’l Webster would be proud to have his name associated to this 1st rate Inn & Restaurant! By the way the Inn, in addition to elegant lodging & superb food, also has an outstanding gift shop that displays high quality costume jewelry, & other interesting merchandise.