The Winstead Inn is situated in the village of Harwich in a residential area one block from the center and with easy access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail (bicycling, jogging, and walking). The property consists of two buildings: the main building (The Inn has thirteen rooms and suites) and the Chandlery(Originally a town store dating back to 1900) consisting of two units (Port and Starboard). A heated outdoor pool with gardens as well as a patio area with fountain are for your pleasure. The pool is open the Friday before Memorial Day thru October 15, 2014. All guests staying at the Winstead Inn have full use of the amenities at the Beach House situated 1.5 miles south on Nantucket Sound. A private shuttle runs from the Inn to the Beach House high season.
Discover Harwich and Harwich Port Harwich and Harwich Port are traditional seaside villages with lots of small town charm. There are saltwater beaches on Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay and many fresh water ponds for swimming. Sailboats, charter vessels, and pleasure crafts dot the harbors. Wychmere is the most picturesque and easily admired from Route 28, especially nice with a picnic lunch. Saquatucket is a busy harbor for charter fishing, sailing and sightseeing cruises including seal watches and the Nantucket ferry. Main Street offers some delicious ethnic and traditional Cape restaurants. At the edge of town, the Brooks Free Library is an historic landmark worth exploring for reading material or the many special events held here each week, all year-round. Throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings at Brooks Park enjoy band concerts outdoors at the gazebo. Nearby Whitehouse Field is home to Cape Cod Baseball’s Harwich Mariners. Catch some of the best college stars and future pros during home games each week. Route 28 is the busy commercial hub of town with grey shingled cottages and painted town houses serving as shops, boutiques and restaurants. An outdoor gallery featuring the work of local artists is on show periodically throughout the summer in the village green by the Main Post Office.
The Harwich Cranberry Festival sponsors events throughout the month of September as it honors the harvesting of cranberries. There is something of interest for the whole family including crafts, beach parties, traditional foods, live music and more.