Dining on Cape Cod at the Waterfront Restaurant

Dining

  • Outside seating available. Tables are positioned so to maintain  at least a 6 foot distance from all other tables.
  • The size of a party seated at a table cannot exceed 6 people
  • All customers must be seated; eat-in service to standing customers (e.g., around bar areas) is prohibited
  • Carry-out and room service available
  • Customers may remove face coverings while seated at tables
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol is available at entrances, exits, and in the dining area
  • Menus are available on paper for single-use and disposed after each use as well electronic menus viewed on customers’ phones / mobile devices available upon request

Social Distancing

  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all customers and workers at all times, except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to medical condition or disability
  • Lingering in common areas (e.g., waiting areas, bathrooms) is prohibited to ensure social distancing in common areas. Signage of 6 feet spacing is displayed throughout common areas.
  • Restaurants may not seat any customers at the bar
  • Self-serve, unattended buffets, topping bars, drink stations, and other communal serving areas will remain closed.
  • Signage for directional hallways and passageways have been posted for foot traffic to minimize contact (e.g., one-way entrance and exit to the restaurant).
  • Any areas not used for food or beverage services (like dance floors, play areas, etc.) are closed off.
  • All customer-facing workers (e.g., servers, bus staff) will minimize time spent within 6 feet of customers

Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • Condiments and similar products will not be pre-set on tables, instead will only be provided upon request, either in single-serving portions or in serving containers that are sanitized between each use.
  • Tables and chairs are cleaned and sanitized thoroughly between each seating.
  • When taking reservations and when seating walk-in customers, restaurants will retain a phone number of someone in the party for possible contact tracing.
  • Table servers and all staff regularly wash their hands or apply hand sanitizers between each table interaction.

To view the complete list of safety standards for restaurants in Massachusetts during Phase 2 please view https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-restaurants#key-documents-for-reopening-

The Waterfront Restaurant in West Dennis MA is a perfect gathering spot for family and friends. The Waterfront Restaurant on Cape Cod offers a relaxed oceanfront dining experience. Dining is available outside on the oceanfront deck and lawn.

Breakfast 8:00am – 9:30am (Breakfast Menu)

Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm Dinner   5:30pm-8:30pm

2020 Lunch & Dinner Menu

      * Reservations Required (508) 398-2244

Lighthouse Inn returns to June Opening in 2020

IN 1938, WHEN LIGHTHOUSE INN WAS FIRST OPENED, THE PLAN WAS TO RENT OUT ROOMS FOR THE 1938 SEASON AND THEN DEVELOP THE PROPERTY – PLANS WERE TO BUILD A NUMBER OF HOUSES.

AFTER THE 1938 SEASON, GLADYS AND EVERETT STONE DECIDED TO CONTINUE RENTING ROOMS, AND COOKS WERE HIRED TO PROVIDE MEALS. THE INN ORIGINALLY OPENED AT THE END OF JUNE AND CLOSED AFTER LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

BY THE 1960’S, THE SEASON WAS EXTENDED AND RAN FROM JUNE 15 TO THE WEEKEND AFTER LABOR DAY. THIS WAS PARTLY DUE TO A LARGE GROUP – SIMPLEX FROM GARDNER, MA. WHICH TOOK OVER THE INN DURING JUNE.

WHEN JONATHAN STONE AND THEN GREGORY STONE JOINED THEIR PARENTS, BOB AND MARY, IN THE RUNNING OF THE INN IN 1978-86, THE DECISION WAS MADE TO EXTEND THE SEASON FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO COLUMBUS DAY. THEY THEN EXTENDED THE SEASON TO AS EARLY AS MOTHER’S DAY DURING THE LATE ‘80’S AND ‘90’S BUT THEN RETURNED TO MEMORIAL DAY AS OPENING WEEKEND AFTER 2000.

THIS SEASON, BECAUSE OF COVID 19, LIGHTHOUSE INN IS OPENING ON JUNE 17TH, RETURNING TO THE “OLD DAYS” OF OPENING MID-JUNE.

Read more on the History & Timeline of Lighthouse Inn, here

LIGHTHOUSE INN’S COMMITMENT TO YOU

Dear Lighthouse Inn Guest,

First and foremost, we hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe.

As a family-owned business for 84 years , we view our guests and employees as extensions of our family and are aware of the need to be vigilant on behalf of all. Taking care of our guests and employees has been the cornerstone of the Inn’s culture since 1938. We are currently scheduled to open for the 2020 season on June 17, 2020.

In order to best serve you during your visit and achieve our mission of safety for all, we have taken additional measures based on the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and state and local health departments to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous. These measures include:

  • Enhanced property-wide sanitation procedures with recommended cleaning agents.
  • Enhanced housekeeping protocols to thoroughly clean all surfaces and high touch items with recommended cleaning agents.
  • We will adjust food & beverage service in accordance with food safety recommendations from the local health department.
  • Social-distancing procedures in all communal spaces including our 550 ft long beach, pool deck/pool and restaurant.
  • Signage in public spaces to remind everyone to maintain social distancing and to be vigilant about hand-washing and covering coughs/sneezes.
  • Employees will be required to stay home when they are sick. Additionally, managers will communicate directly and frequently with all employees regarding the necessity of frequent hand-washing and recommended hygiene practices.

We will continue to follow all guidance from local, state and federal health agencies to ensure our policies and procedures reflect the latest information from these authorities. Given the fluidity of the situation, procedures will be adjusted as needed. We will continue to communicate through email, social media accounts and our website, www.lighthouseinn.com. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

As we plan to open Lighthouse Inn for our 84th season, the well-being of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance and our promise to you remains the same- a safe, comfortable and relaxing stay in a beautiful setting for you and your loved ones. We stand ready to serve you during these unprecedented times in the best way we know how- with the same hospitality excellence you have come to expect at Lighthouse Inn.

We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you to Lighthouse Inn.

Kind Regards, Greg and Pat Stone

Summer Beach Weddings on Cape Cod

Are you in the midst of planning a wedding? Congratulations! While this is certainly a stressful time when it comes to all of your plans and reservations, it’s also a happy time! And from the bottom of our hearts at The Lighthouse Inn, we’d like to offer our biggest congratulations!

Of course, we’d also like to offer you our services for a lovely, unforgettable beach wedding right here in Cape Cod. Read on to learn more!

Continue reading “Summer Beach Weddings on Cape Cod”

Winter on Cape Cod

Winter is here! Although Cape Cod is known for its beautiful beaches and great summer vacation resorts. Don’t miss out on all there is to do in the winter months on Cape Cod.

Check out the list of fun indoor and outdoor activities available throughout the season:

Hiking & Walking Trails

Theaters & Entertainment

Museums

Indoor Play & Amusements

Snowy Day Sledding at local golf courses

Tours

Shopping

Dining & Sweet Treats

A little cold and thinking about your summer plans already? Book your summer vacation now at Lighthouse Inn.

Cape Cod Holiday Events

Visit Cape Cod Chamber Christmas on Cape Cod for more details

Thankful

As we enter our 82nd season as an Inn, we express gratitude to the guests whom have chosen Lighthouse Inn throughout the years to make new memories with family and friends; start new beginnings with oceanfront weddings; or enjoyed a meal or beverage at the Waterfront Restaurant. We just want to say THANK YOU in appreciation of your business, trust and loyalty with us.

Enough can’t be said about our incredible team at Lighthouse Inn, whether seasonal employee or year round, all go out of their way to provide the best service and experience for visitors. For this we are truly thankful and appreciative and look forward to reopening for another season to welcome both returning and new employees to our team.

Be apart of our Fantastic Team, apply for 2020 season.

Gift Ideas

Shopping for friends and family, perhaps invited to a wedding at Lighthouse Inn and can’t think of a gift for couple? We’ve got you covered…

Lighthouse Inn Gift Shop features logo items as well as unique and nautical themed gifts. You are sure to find the perfect gift for family and friends of all ages, as well as a special memento of your stay at the Lighthouse Inn on Cape Cod.

Sweatshirts $54.95, Mugs $10 – $12, Glassware $9, Tumblers $30, Ornaments $8 – $12

Still not sure what to get? How about a GIFT CARD to be used at Lighthouse Inn, Waterfront Restaurant and Gift Shop. Take advantage of our holiday Gift Card promotion. Purchase Gift card for $200, Get a Free $25 Gift Card!

Call Reservations at 508-398-2244 to place order.

Top Tips for Keeping Family Travel Fun

Taking a vacation with the whole family has a unique set of challenges. It can be tough meeting various needs and desires, especially when considering different age groups. Keeping a few handy tips in mind can make things easier and help everyone have more fun. Read on for important advice for making the most of those family getaways.

Choose Your Itinerary Wisely

According to some statistics, most families take their kids’ opinions into account when making vacation plans, and that can be a great way to ensure each family member has fun. When you’re exploring potential destinations, consider looking at areas that offer something each person is interested in doing. Depending on how much time you’re planning for the visit, you can dedicate a day to every family member’s special event or attraction.

For example, Cape Cod is a wonderful destination for families, as the area offers something that appeals to everyone. In addition to hundreds of miles of picturesque coastline, Cape Cod also serves as a destination for whale-watching enthusiasts and oyster fanatics, who frequently flock to the Wellfleet Oysterfest. The experts at Travel and Leisure have put together an exhaustive list of activities and destinations that the Cape Cod area has to offer.

Ensure Some Elbow Room

For most families, your itinerary isn’t the only place where you’re better off looking for a hotel that offers a little extra room. As Family Vacation Critic points out, having some space to spread out can be a relief to family members, as it can give everyone some much-needed privacy. On top of that, if you have access to a kitchen, you can save money by using your room for meals. It’s also important to look for a hotel that gives you access to a washing machine and dryer, as you never know when you might need to do a quick load of laundry on the road.

Getting There Is Half the Fun

Children naturally get excited about vacations, and with that anticipation comes a variety of emotions. As they go through the ups and downs of getting to your destination, providing some entertainment can help pave the way. Whether they’re sitting in an airport or in the back seat of the car, think about setting aside special toys or games to help them pass the time. You can even break things up with some traditional conversation games and travel songs, which will be a fun memory-maker for all of you. Don’t forget electronics as well, as there are apps they can enjoy. Make sure you take breaks so everyone can stretch their legs and eat periodically, and plan some handy snacks to avoid getting “hangry” if mealtimes should get a bit off-schedule.

Pack Your Bags

In addition to thoughtful goodies for fun road trips and flights, Money Crashers explains that it’s in your best interests to put some time, thought, and energy into careful packing. Rather than attempt a last-minute ordeal, start a full week before your trip. Trying to pack your family on the fly can mean overpacking and disorganization, as you attempt to cover all your bases without thinking about what those bases are. Check the long-range forecast for your destination, think about those activities your family decided on, and pack appropriate clothing for each family member. Purchase travel-size toiletries for everyone, and make sure you have enough medications or other special items anyone requires.

Many parents are daunted by the proposition of a family getaway, but with good planning, it can be fun for everyone. Give each family member a say in what you do, make sure schedules and spaces aren’t overloaded, enjoy the process of getting there, and pack carefully. Your vacation will not only be fun, but you’ll also have wonderful memories to treasure.

 

Written by: Daniel Sherwin
DadSolo.com

Family Reunions on Cape Cod

At The Lighthouse Inn, we have happily hosted numerous family reunions throughout the years. Here, we offer a no-hassle, stress-free location for any sized family reunion.

We have activities for having fun, beautiful private sandy beaches for relaxation, an outdoor pool, and numerous other amenities that will make your family reunion on Cape Cod one to remember.

Planning Your Cape Cod Family Reunion

Planning a family reunion can be a stressful task, but if you just make sure to get the first steps right, you can enjoy a memorable event that everyone in your family will love. Namely, it’s important to start early, choose a date that works for as many people as possible, and find a wonderful location.

If you do these three things, everything else should fall into place with ease.

Location, Location, Location

Once the date is set and you have an estimate on the number of guests who will be attending your reunion, you’re ready to pick a location. The Lighthouse Inn should be at the top of your list for numerous reasons:

  • Versatile Meeting Space: not only are we surrounded by beauty at the Lighthouse Inn, but we have taken the time to create versatile meeting space for your event. No matter the size of your family reunion, will be able to accommodate all of your guests and make everyone feel comfortable and at home.
  • Closeness to Transportation: We understand that much of your family may be arriving from out of town, but fortunately, this won’t be a problem for our location. We are just 7 miles away from Hyannis (Barnstable) Airport, and just 90 minutes from Boston’s Logan Airport or Providence’s TF Green Airport.
  • Fun Activities: While your family is in the Cape Cod area for your reunion, you will naturally want to have many things to do to keep people busy and entertained. Fortunately, we have tons of activities surrounding us. Not only do we have many lighthouses in the area, beautiful vistas, and relaxing beaches, but there are also restaurants, coffee shops, shops and stores, and many other things to take part in in town. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout our property, and we have activities on site as well (shuffleboard, mini golf, basketball, tennis, volleyball, golf, an outdoor pool, pool table, ping-pong, a playground, and much more!).

Join Us in Beautiful Cape Cod for Your Upcoming Family Reunion!

If you are looking into having your family reunion in Cape Cod, make sure to consider our beautiful facilities at The Lighthouse Inn for your event. Contact us today for more information on our meeting spaces and rooms and cottages!