How to Survive Winter in Cape Cod: 4 Must-Visit Spots

The bone chilling, cold weather and our latest candle scent “January Fireside” inspired us to go in search of Cape Cod’s coziest spots to sit fireside and enjoy a drink. Here are a few of our favorites:

Inn at 359 Main

Inn at 359 Main

Chatham, MA

This charming boutique hotel has three fireplaces to choose from as well as an impressive selection of wines by the glass. Our fireside pairing: the large crackling lobby fireplace and a crisp glass of ZD Chardonnay.

Visit Barley Neck Inn in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Barley Neck Inn

Orleans, MA

A casual spot in Orleans, the massive stone fireplace is at the heart of it all. We suggest grabbing an empty seat at the bar, putting away your phone and pairing some good old-fashioned conversation with the Maple Old Fashioned.

Visit Thoreau’s in Cape Cod, Massachusetts


Harwich, MA

Everything about this tavern is warm and inviting, from the leather chairs to the painting of Henry David Thoreau above the fire. Our favorite pairing: an overstuffed chair, a martini with blue-cheese stuffed olives, and a copy of Thoreau’s “Cape Cod.”

 Visit Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham, MA

There’s no better way to beat the winter blahs then with a fancy cocktail, fireside. The main room of Chatham Bars Inn is just the place. There’s a grand crackling fire and elegant charm to spare. Choose a high back chair and order yourself a Kir Royale.

January 03, 2018 — Elyse Maguire