Winstead Beach Resort
4 Braddock Lane
Harwich Port, MA 02646
Winstead Village Inn
114 Parallel Street
Harwich, MA 02645
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History of the Winstead Inn on Cape Cod

The Winstead Inn and Beach House have been owned and maintained by innkeepers David Plunkett and Gregg Winston for the last 29 years. The Beach House was previously known as the Melrose Inn. Enjoy these pictures and descriptions from the 1950s.

On Nantucket Sound down Cape Cod way.

The Melrose Inn’s the place to stay.

Just a few minutes stroll — our own private beach.

Or walk to the village, there’s something for each!

Rolling green lawns, roses everywhere…

And cottages, or Beach House —you’ll like it there.

The atmosphere’s friendly, the welcome’s sincere;

So come visit with us, year after year.

For those who like their ocean

Waves within easy reach,

There are spacious rooms in knotty pine

In our house right on our beach.

In this quaint and lovely setting

You’ll find homemade rolls and cakes

Doughnuts, muffins and jellies

Seafood, and great big steaks!

There’s real experience in eating

Waiting here for you;

So much, so good, such choice

It’s like a wish come true!


At the rear of the Inn—

a beautiful heated pool for your pleasure you’ll find!

To relax your body. To ease your mind.

The water’s in the 70’s, nicest beach around;

So relax and get tanned where sand and sun meet Sound.

Site Last Updated: April 19, 2014

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