Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11/25/14: Cape Codder Resort and Spa Getaway

For the holidays we like to go to lots of fun activities as a family.  Recently we were invited to stay at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa which was the perfect little weekend getaway with some holiday fun thrown in.  We had a wonderful stay and took a ride on The Train to Christmas Town on the Cape Cod Railroad.
We had stayed at The John Carver Inn and Spa in Plymouth which is another of the Catania Hospitality Group's properties and had loved it so I knew it would be a hit with the family.  It is beautiful from the time you enter the lobby.
 I also learned on a tour that in June they enlisted the talent of Sandwich artists David McDermott of McDermott Glass Studio and Cris Reverdy of Studio-Brush to create a new centerpiece for the lobby.  Debra Catania, Vice President of the Catania Hospitality Group, had a vision of an ocean-themed chandelier.
The result: a 6’ by 6.5’ cluster of 400 hand-blown pieces of glass, including twelve fish, three scallop shells and one large Whelk shell suspended from the center.  The 400 pieces were attached individually to a metal cage, custom-crafted by Turn Wright Machine Works in West Dennis. McDermott has created commissioned pieces for six U.S. presidents and Pope John Paul II among others, and his work is in the collections of several prestigious museums including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Still, this was the first chandelier he and his studio ever created.  The color of the LED lights illuminating both the chandelier and Reverdy’s installations can be changed by remote control to create a special ambiance at different times of the day and for holidays.  It is magnificent.
The rooms are beautiful.  We had a room with two queen beds.  There are a variety of types of rooms including Deluxe Rooms and Fireplace Rooms.
The kids were quick to test out their bed.  They approved.  I must say that I had a wonderful night's sleep.  Sometimes I struggle to sleep outside of my own home but I had no issues.
 Here you can see the TV, there was also a coffee maker and refrigerator.
 Here is our little desk area.  There was ample space and the room was extremely clean.
 After we were settled we headed to the Indoor Wave Pool which the kids couldn't wait to see.
The pool area was by far one of my favorites of a variety of places we have stayed at.  The wave pool was really fun.  You are given a wrist band to wear for the pool area and these bands colors are changed daily.
It is a very large wave pool with a cool looking boat that has two slides in it.  There is also a large whirlpool area built into the side to the left of the pool however it was being renovated when we were there.  We were told it would reopen Thanksgiving weekend.
 Here are the kids coming down the slides.  They loved them.
I even tried the slides and they were really fun.  One was faster and less windy and the other one was windy but slower.  They were both lots of fun.

 Here is another view of the pool.
There is also the "Rainbow Falls" Heated Outdoor Pool.  It is a year round heated pool however it was closed for renovations.  It looked really neat.  It has a hot tub and there is a waterfall area with lighting.
 Here is a view from up above of the outdoor pool.
 We got to tour the property and see the game room.
 There is a state of the art fitness room.
There is Beach Plum Spa and Med-Spa which has couples massages, individual treatments and even kids manicures and pedicures.
We ate breakfast at the award-winning Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurant.
 The food was really good.
 The kids enjoyed their pancakes.
They also have another restaurant that has fine wines and entertainment on the weekends called the Grand Cru Wine Bar and Grill.
 There is an outdoor deck you can eat out on.
There are lovely courtyards with a bonfire area.
 Here you can see another courtyard area.
There is also a residence club that you can buy in to.  We were able to see one and it was amazing!

You can learn more here about the Fractional Home Ownership.  This was one of the bedrooms.
Look at this amazing bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

Plus for the holidays they decorate and have an Enchanted Village including Cape Cod Surftones Carolers and Santa on weekends December 5 - 21, 2014.  Santa visits and sits here.
The hallway leading up to Santa was already decorated and look awesome.
It is free admission and open to the public.  They are accepting donations of gift cards and new, unwrapped gifts will be accepted for Independence House.  Guests staying at the resort, as well as the Cape Cod Community, are treated to a magnificent display of lights, animation plus a special opportunity to help others! 
They also offer the "Enchanted Village Overnight Package" starting at $119 weekdays ($179 Friday and Saturday nights) which includes: 1 night in a deluxe room and $100 in dining, lodging and shopping certificates to other Catania Hospitality Group venues.  $20 toward meals at Hearth 'n Kettle or Grand Cru Wine Bar and Grill $10 toward dinner at The Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa $10 toward spa services in the Beach Plum Spa $10 toward a purchase at our hotel gift shops 1/2 off your second night of a future stay.
The courtyard was in process of being decorated with 100,000 lights.  Plus there are topiary animals, rows of miniature Christmas Trees and Santa's Reindeer.  
I can just imagine how beautiful it will be.
It is a Santa's Village reminiscent of an old fashioned Enchanted Village. 
What an awesome Resort.  I highly recommend staying there during any season!
Find them online:  http://www.capecodderresort.com/
Twitter:  @capecodresort
Disclosure:  I was provided with a night's stay at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa and breakfast at the Hearth 'n Kettle in exchange for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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