Following up on the Boston Globe article highlighting Holiday Hill, Dennis destinations were also featured in Yankee Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice for 2011” To see the entire selection go here, but below are our highlights.
BEST CLASSIC BEACHFRONT STAY
The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis
This time-capsule complex of cottages, guest houses, and a big, barn-like inn (with the c. 1855 Bass River Light at its center) is about as Old Cape Cod as it gets–with the addition of WiFi, jet-skis, and kayak rentals. The property covers nine acres on Nantucket Sound, including a private pocket beach. Rates: cottages from $285, including full breakfast; rooms from $235, including full breakfast. 1 Lighthouse Inn Road. 508-398-2244; lighthouseinn.com
BEST HALF-DAY ON CAPE COD
Swan Pond River, West Dennis/Dennis Port
Enjoy a box of perfect fried clams from the back deck of Kream ‘N Kone, overlooking the Swan Pond River. Then cross the street to rent a kayak for a leisurely 90-minute paddle, either downriver to the Nantucket Sound beach or upriver to see the herons, egrets, and swans of Swan Pond. Kream ‘N Kone, 961 Main St., West Dennis. 508-394-0808; kreamnkone.com. Cape Cod Waterway Boat Rentals, 16 Route 28, Dennis Port. 508-398-0080; capecodwaterways.org