Dec 152014
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**I was invited on a sponsored press trip to the John Carver Inn’s Beach Plum Spa and WaterFire Tavern, but all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Recently I was invited to join three other area bloggers at the John Carver Inn in Plymouth, MA for a day of pampering at the Beach Plum Spa and some great food at the WaterFire Tavern.  I live in the area, so I have actually stayed at John Carver Inn before, but I had never had the chance to try out the spa or eat at the WaterFire Tavern, so I was excited to get the chance to experience both of those things for the first time.

The great thing about the John Carver Inn is that it’s a quaint, charming hotel that’s within walking distance of the Plymouth waterfront, shopping and attractions of historic Plymouth like the Plymouth Rock and Mayflower.

john carver inn

When we arrived at the John Carver, we got a tour of some of the rooms as well as the opportunity to go check out the Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool.  I have actually been to the pool with my kids before and it was a big hit with them. They ask to go back all the time.

After our tour, it was time to head to the Beach Plum Spa, located on the second floor of the hotel.

john carver inn beach plum spa

The Beach Plum Spa at John Carver is a full service spa and they offer a complete array of spa treatments for men, women and children. Yes, children.  In addition to traditional spa services such as massages and facials, the Beach Plum Spa offers a full range of cosmetic medical services including skin rejuvenation, body sculpting & contouring, and pain-free hair removal.

Once inside the spa, the four of us went to the locker room to change into a robe and slippers before we got our services.  There are both men’s and women’s locker rooms complete with showers, restrooms and lockers for you to leave your belongings. Once we were all changed, the four of us waited in the Relaxation Room for our therapists to come get us.  Each of us had chosen different services prior to our visit.  I chose the  Beach Plum Honey Butter Wrap and Massage for Hands and Feet.

The wrap combines an infused organic oil and Himalayan healing salts in a wrap with rich nutrients from honey. Provides skin-softening, detox, with rich antioxidants Omegas 3, 6, 9 to nourish your skin.

My feet were up first.  I sat in this massage chair while the technician, Beth (who was phenomenal) did the wrap & massage.

john carver inn beach plum spa Foot Wrap and massage chair

After she did the massage, she applied the Honey Butter Wrap and can I just tell you how amazing it smelled?

john carver inn beach plum spa foot booties

She did my hands after she finished with my feet and the process was exactly the same.  And equally as heavenly.

john carver inn beach plum spa hand massage station

I was basically a pile of mush by the time my experience was over.  I was completely relaxed as I sat in the Relaxation Room after my massage & wrap to wait for the other ladies to finish up.  The four of us compared notes after we were all finished and everyone had a wonderful experience at the spa.

The Beach Plum Spa offers all sorts of packages for your convenience.  Aside from the day and overnight packages that they offer, they are more than happy to customize a package to meet your specific needs.

Plus, the Plum Rose Spa has a whole bunch of amazing products for sale so that you can bring a little piece of the spa home with you.

john carver inn beach plum spa products

The Spa is open to the public. You need not be a guest at the hotel to enjoy the Spa. The spa is open seven days a week, year round, but make sure you call to make an appointment to ensure availability.

If you’re on Cape Cod and don’t want to cross the bridge to visit the John Carver Inn location, you’re in luck because they have two locations on the cape.  One at the Dan’l Webster Inn in Sandwich and another at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis.

The Beach Plum Spa has their own blog and if you’re local, you may want to subscribe so that you can keep up with any specials or promotions they’re running.  Check it out here.  They are also on Facebook, so head over and give them a like if you want to be kept up to date on their latest news.

After our spa treatments, we headed downstairs to the first floor of the Inn to eat at the WaterFire Tavern.

As soon as you walk in to the restaurant, you’re greeted by this one-of-a-kind fire-fountain.  The lights on the fire-fountain change color throughout the night, which adds to the ambiance.

john carver inn waterfire tavern

On the menu was a nice selection of Craft Beers, Cocktails, Tapas, Sliders, Grilled Pizzas and Entrees.

john carver inn waterfire tavern menu

We all shared several items off of the tapas menu to start including these Asian Chicken Wings, which were out of this world.

john carver inn waterfire tavern asian chicken

For my main course, I ordered the Bacon and Cheese Sliders:

All-natural, certified Angus beef patties, topped with melted cheddar cheese and Applewood smoked nitrate-free bacon, served on buttery brioche rolls

john carver inn waterfire tavern cheese and bacon sliders

They were absolutely delicious. A few of the other ladies ordered some Grilled Flatbread Pizzas and somehow they all ended up making their way over to me.  And that is not a complaint by any means.  I sampled lots of food that evening and there honestly wasn’t anything that I didn’t love.

john carver inn waterfire tavern food by me

But the best is yet to come.

Before we called it a night, we shared a WaterFire Chocolate Bowl, which consisted of melted dark chocolate blended with exotic spices, served with fresh fruit, graham crackers, marshmallows and cookies for dipping.  It was divine.

john carver inn waterfire tavern chocolate fondue

I bet you’re dying to head to the John Carver Inn now, aren’t you?  I don’t blame you because my experience there was truly phenomenal. It’s located at 25 Summer Street in Plymouth MA and believe me, you’re in for a real treat if you go.

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  133 Responses to “The Beach Plum Spa and WaterFire Tavern at The John Carver Inn in Plymouth are a Winning Combo!”

  1. Wow to this experience and definitely looks like you got the royal treatment that day 😉

  2. Oh that place just looks amazing. Love the architecture! Would love to be pampered at that location!

  3. I could certainly use a weekend of pampering-which is what it would have to be if I were to go there. Definitely not a day trip from where I live. That definitely looks like a great spa and the food sounds delish!

  4. The place looks very cozy and relaxing, and the food looks good, too!

  5. I have been to the Hearth and Kettle, but not the Waterfire Tavern. Sounds like I need to make my way down to Plymouth for a day of food and pampering!!

  6. I am so jealous over here. I just went to my spa this weekend and it was nothing like this. Looks like it was an amazing experience. You’ll have to take me there if I ever visit. 🙂

  7. OH my gosh, yes I am dying to get there. It sounds incredible from the eats to the relaxation!

  8. This looks so amazing! Especially your spa experience! So glad that you had this special time – I would love to visit.

  9. Yes I am dying to! This looks so great!

  10. Yes, I AM dying to head there! Too bad it’s not closer! Now I feel the need for a spa day…

  11. What an experience!! I would love to go sometime!

  12. Looks so nice. I would love a massage and that meal

    I’ve never been to a spa but would love it 🙂

  13. Hat looks like an amazing place to relax and get pampered. The food looks so good too.

  14. I am so jealous! This sounds like my kind of day! Good eats and a spa! I need pampering badly!!

  15. Seems like an amazing place to stay! Looks like lots of comfort and so much delicious food to enjoy!

  16. They look like they take care of you! I love it!

  17. Wow this looks great! The food and the spa and the decor look perfect! How nice!

  18. I would say that is a winning combo. Looks like you probably had a very relaxing time!

  19. This sounds like an amazing experience. I sure could use a spa day.

  20. You had me at the word spa! It all looks so lovely. I’m glad you got to enjoy it.

  21. I am dying to head over to John Carver Inn. Might be a mighty long drive for me though. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Bet you felt like Queen for the Day

  22. Take me there please! I am mighty jealous right now.

  23. This looks so wonderful and relaxing! I am so jealous- i need a spa get away

  24. um, yes, I’d like to go there and relax. My feet are begging to go!

  25. Oh my!!! This looks like an amazing time! My two favorite things- spa day and eating!!! 🙂

  26. I want a professional massage. It has been a long time since I have been to the spa.

  27. Hello Spa Day!! This sounds wonderful. I love too that it was within walking distance to the waterfront!

  28. What an absolutely scrumptious treat! I love the foot wrap and the food sounds heavenly.

  29. Oh my! Yes! I want to go! I can just imagine how amazing those wings tasted!! Yum! I think I’m long overdue for a nice pampering day at a spa!

  30. It looks so heavenly there! I like the color scheme too. The overall feel of it looks so relaxing!

  31. Oh I do love spas, I wish everyone could get more quiet time away.

  32. Argh Robin I am SO jealous! This place looks great, I’d love a spa day and lunch afterwards 🙂

  33. Nice! Spa retreats are so fabulous and this one looks great. Love that you can stay as well.

  34. Awe! The place looks beautiful and relaxing. I could surely use this kind of pampering right now. And yummy food after? What a treat! Thanks for sharing!

  35. This looks like a great spa day. You had the perfect ending with the chocolate fondue.

  36. That looks like a really nice place. I am loving the sounds of that honey butter wrap.

  37. That places looks like it is right up my alley! I have never been to MA, but now I think I need to go just to visit this place!

  38. Wow! What a cute little place. I would love to see it in person!

  39. This sounds fantastic! I could definitely use a spa day.

  40. Awe! I want to go to the Spa now. I love going to the spa. I’d definitely go to the Beach Plum Spa if I were in the area.

  41. What a great place to relax and get rejuventated before the holidays.

  42. Sounds like a nice time of relaxation and piece and quiet! I so want to go there!

  43. That fountain is so cool! Looks like a great place to stay to enjoy some time away from the Christmas chaos!

  44. OMGosh love the spa and that food looks like to die for!!!

  45. Looks like heaven! You had me at pamper and spa.

  46. How amazing. Looks like you had the time of your life.

  47. Oh wow, amazing place! Looks so good for the mind, body and soul!

  48. it has a spa, so I’m totally there! I love the Colonial feel too!

  49. That place looks great. I could go for some extra special pampering right about now.

  50. I want to go… I am over here stomping my foot and pouting, I want to go so badly. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  51. I love going to the spa! Always wonderful to relax and de-stress.

  52. heaveeeen…you are indeed have a superstar treat :)…I’m addicted to spa, especaillay back home where we have so many of them, but I haven’t tried one here in NY..

  53. What a great date of pampering! I love the butter honey wrap idea!

  54. Wow! This looks so uh-mazing!!! I would love to experience this treatment.

  55. Wow, what a great opportunity, the place looks really nice, and who doesn’t love to get pampered?

  56. Yes and yes please! I could use a day at the spa and a night without cooking dinner.

  57. Now that looks like a winning combo, I could definitely see myself visting.

  58. A spa AND a fondue? I am beyond jealous! Seriously amazing. My idea of heaven!

  59. I could stand a little of this place in my life right about now. It looks perfect for relaxing.

  60. Sounds like an amazing place to stay. I would love to be able to stay there and go to this the spa. Thanks for sharing.

  61. They really seem to know how to give a great experience. The food looks amazing and those spa services sound so wonderful!

  62. I love spa days! That looks so relaxing and delicious as well!

  63. A spa sounds like just the thing after this month. I love the holidays, but they are absolutely kee-razy.

  64. I love relaxing days at the spa. The Waterfire Chocolate bowl looks like a delicious way to end your day!

  65. That pedicure looks like it was so relaxing. The food sure looks good too!

  66. My invite must have gotten lost in the mail? Totally jealous over here! Looks/sounds like a wonderful time – pampering and indulging! Love that chocolate bowl.

  67. Every time I’ve gone to Mass I have had an awesome time. I’d love to make another trip up north!

  68. WONDERFUL POST! My husband and I need to take a vacation one of these years. Hoping we can get away. Would love to get my nails and hair done. A nice facial, with a massage seems like heaven to me.

  69. I’m in serious need of a day (week/month) of pampering. It looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

  70. That weekend sounds just heavenly! This looks like a beautiful place to stay!

  71. What a fun day you had. That spa looks amazing and so does the food.

  72. Now that is a sweet spa experience! I want to join you next time! WOW, I love it. I could use some pampering just about now too.

  73. Oh my goodness what an amazing looking place, I can just imagine kicking back and relaxing there.

  74. That looked like a really hard post to write. LOL. I love discovering new places especially ones that are pretty close to where I live.

  75. Sigh I would love a good pedicure and/or massage. My feet are freezing right now and that looks soooo warm.

  76. That looks heavenly. I am so jealous, but awesome for you mama!

  77. Oh this sounds just wonderful. What a beautiful place.

  78. When I visited Boston over 14 years ago, we visited the Plymouth Rock. And we took a neat lantern tour. Great place to visit.

  79. Sounds like you had a great time, I would not want to leave!

  80. What an amazing, and cozy place to relax and get pampered! I am not sure I would be able to leave! If I am every lucky enough to visit, I will check this out!

  81. That place looks amazing! I’d love to go just for the historical experiences around there, but that spa and restaurant make it look even better.

  82. Sounds like you are so lucky you got to go! If I was closer I would be there tomorrow!

  83. I can’t even tell you how much I would love to go there. I have been wanting some R&R for so long and that looks like the perfect place.

  84. Wow looks like a fantastic place! Those flatbrrads oh my word. Looks so good!

  85. What a beautiful property! Looks like some serious pampering can go on there!

  86. I’m putting this on my bucket list for when we visit Boston! This looks amazing! So jealous of you right now!

  87. That place looks amazing! I want to visit!

  88. This sounds like a lot of fun, a spa visit would be great and the tavern looks very nice!

  89. This sounds like such a great day, nothing like relaxing at a spa and getting some great food at a tavern right after!

  90. You get the best possible experiences!! That place looks amazing. I’d never leave — someone to rub my feet AND they will give me hot, melted chocolate? sold.

  91. The spa looks beautiful! I wouldn’t mind going to a spa soon!

  92. All the food looks delicious! I wouldn’t mind a spa treatment and nice food right now!

  93. This looks amazing! I would love those sliders followed by a spa treatment. Ah!

  94. What a day! What a place! I am so jealous. If I am ever up your way I know where you are taking me.

  95. Man, oh man! If I were you I’d be wondering if I died and went to heaven… I’d figure I was at least in limbo waiting… WOW! Oh wait, I know what it was. You were Queen for a Day! MMMMMMMM

  96. Oh my that place looks amazing!! The spa sounds wonderful!

  97. It looks like such a gorgeous place to stay. And all the delicious looking food is making me so hungry!

  98. Looks like a great place to stay. I’ve been to Plymouth before and loved all the history around the area.

  99. How cool! What a nice treat for you guys 🙂

  100. I need a day at the spa. It has been YEARS since I had one!

  101. This looks like a good compromise for my husband and I when we get around to a honeymoon. I like to be spoiled, he likes history and we both LOVE food and beer. I can sit around and be pampered and he can wander the streets looking at old buildings, then we can enjoy great food, what’s not to like?

  102. Wow, that looks absolutely stunning. I have yet to take a trip to a day spa but it’s something I’ve been meaning to do.

  103. This looks like a fantastic way to spend the day. I would love to have some me time to be pampered at the spa. The food loos so delicious.

  104. What a wonderful spa day. The food looks amazing especially the chocolate fondue.

  105. This looks like a fantastic place to go to relax. I love a good spa day. The food looks delicious as well.

  106. This sounds like an amazing and relaxing place to go. I wish I wasn’t so far away!

  107. OMG, we got my mom a gift card there for Hanukkah this year- that is so random! She is going this weekend lol. I’m going to show her your post.:)

  108. You had me at spa. Those chicken wings look delicious too. Now I feel like I need to have chicken for dinner tonight.

  109. Everything about this plae seems absolutely wonderful. I would really like to visit and spend hours in the the spa area!

  110. Oh la la! A day of pampering sounds heavenly… Food on top is bliss. 🙂

  111. Looks so rejuvenating! I love historical adventures. I’ve actually never been to Plymouth, I need to add it to my list. It’s not too far from me.

  112. I love that light, fire, water fountain. How awesome is that?! Plus it just looks relaxing.

  113. Wow this looks like an amazing place! I’d love to soak my feet and get pampered here 🙂

  114. What a delightful experience! I need a foot treatment… soooo badly!

  115. So jealous! This place looks great. I love that it isnt huge. So cozy.

  116. What an amazing and relaxing day you had!

  117. What I wouldn’t give for such an experience right now. Looks like you had a great time! 🙂

  118. Hmmm that pedicure looks amazing! Sounds like a great day.

  119. Yes I want to go to the John Carver Inn, now! lol Looks like you had a very relaxing and amazing time! Thanks for sharing,

  120. Sounds like you had an amazing time. Much deserved. Looks like a lovely place.

  121. What a lovely treat! I love love love spas!!! The food looks yummy!

  122. Sounds like a fabulous treat/retreat. 🙂 I could so go for a pedicure right now. 🙂

  123. You definitely looks like you enjoyed yourself! I feel like I need my own spa now!

  124. Oh wow, this looks like a fabulous place to visit. l personally have never even been to a spa, ever, I must check out this place. I am sure the drive would be worth it!

  125. The entry to the Inn is gorgeous. I would love a massage of my hands and feet right now. I wish I had an appointment tomorrow.

  126. A winning combo for sure. Adding this to my to do list.

  127. You had me at spa. I need a spa day SOOO bad.

  128. What a great combo indeed! The place is looks gorgeous and the food all look yummy!

  129. Looks like a fun experience! That’s really good that you can buy the stuff they used in the Spa 🙂