Dec 222014
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**Disclosure:  My family and I received a complimentary stay at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa in exchange for our honest opinions about our experiences.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

If you’re looking for a getaway on Cape Cod, Hyannis is the place to go.  Located mid-cape, Hyannis is one of the seven villages that make up the town of Barnstable.  I have been vacationing on Cape Cod all my life, and to me, Hyannis is the hub of the cape.  There are so many shops, restaurants and tourist attractions – all located relatively close together, which is why it’s the perfect destination for your Cape Cod vacation.

It sounds great, right?

So now that you’ve decided on Hyannis for your next trip, where do you stay?  That’s easy. The Cape Codder Resort & Spa!


The Cape Codder is conveniently located right in the heart of all the action, so you’ll be able to get to everything in the area quickly and easily.

My family stayed at the The Cape Codder Resort & Spa this past weekend and I am going to tell you all about it so that you will know why it’s the place to stay when you plan your next Cape Cod get away!

Check-in at the The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is 3 pm and we were there promptly at 3!  We looked online and knew there were so many things to do at the resort and we couldn’t wait to get going. The room that my family stayed in had two queen sized beds (which were very comfortable) many other conveniences such as wireless internet access and dataport for my  laptop, an in-room coffee maker, an iron & ironing board, and an interactive television system that provides access to digitally formatted movies, on-demand movies, an on-screen channel line-up and in-room check-out service!

our room

There several different options when it comes to rooms at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa, so if you want a room with a king size bed instead of two queens – just ask.  They also have rooms with fireplaces and/or Jacuzzis, so if you’re planning a romantic getaway, they have you covered.

As for us, the boys wanted to go outside to check out the Rainbow Falls Heated Outdoor Pool first. You’re probably thinking “isn’t it winter in Massachusetts right now?”.  Yes it is, but the salt water pool is heated to a nice warm 85 degrees, so you can enjoy swimming outdoors all winter long.

In addition to the actual swimming pool, there is a hot tub located at the front of the pool.


Because of the chill in the air and the fact that it was a little drizzly outside, there was some steam coming off of the pool, but I couldn’t resist showing you this photo with my oldest son photo-bombing the little guy and Chris in the hot tub.


After a while, the kids started asking to go check out the exclusive 8,200 square foot Indoor Wave Pool.  It’s so much more than a wave pool, though.  Aside from the 2-foot waves in the indoor wave pool, there is an 80-foot and a 50-foot water slide, waterfalls, a 24-person whirlpool, a cascading water umbrella and two saunas!  It’s hours and hours of water entertainment for the entire family!


water park


The Indoor Wave Pool is free for all overnight guests to use. As an added feature of their Pool, they use a High Intensity Ultra-Violet Light System (which is not required by state or local laws) that uses ultra-violet light to destroy living organisms present in the liquid being treated. Exposure to high intensity light destroys harmful bacteria, making the swimming water safer for everyone.

When you check in, they will give you a sheet with the pool rules and the hours, so you will be armed with all the information you need about both the Rainbow Falls Heated Outdoor Pool and the Indoor Wave Pool before you go!

Because we visited during the holiday season, we had a chance to check out their Enchanted Village.  Throughout the holiday season (until January 2, 2015), the courtyard of The Cape Codder Resort & Spa transforms into a winter wonderland with over 100,000 lights! From topiary animals to dancing lights, you can’t help but smile as you stroll through the courtyard and take in all the lights and displays.


enchanted village



Outside there was also a bonfire where people were able to roast marshmallows, which were available for purchase inside the resort) and sing some Christmas carols (weather permitting of course).

After we looked at all the lights, we decided to head in and see the big guy, who took time out of his busy schedule to hang out at the Cape Codder.   My boys told Santa that they both wanted video games and then they each got a candy cane as they left.


We also had the pleasure of listening to the Cape Cod Surftones sing some Christmas carols while we were there.  They were strolling around the property, but we got to listen to them sing a few songs while we ate dinner in the Hearth & Kettle Restaurant, which is inside the Cape Codder.


Speaking of the Hearth & Kettle, we had breakfast there yesterday morning.


The Hearth ’n Kettle serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week. Breakfast is served all day (Pancakes, French Toast and a few other items are only served until 3:00 pm, though).  Because we are early risers in our family (sigh), we were there right at 7 am when they opened.


The kids each got french toast with bacon, Chris had the Plantation Special which came with two eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and home fries and I got the Blueberry Pancakes (buttermilk pancakes, wild blueberries & blueberry syrup).  All four of us cleaned our plates.


I wanted to show you some of the gorgeous decorations that were up throughout the lobby area.



Later in the day, there was a working train that rode around through the village. My boys were mesmerized.


While I was staying there, I met with one of the hotel managers took me to see the Cape Codder Residence Club.

Without a doubt, Cape Cod is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New England.  With all the shopping, beaches and amazing restaurants, it’s no wonder that people flock there all year long.  With the Cape Codder Residence Club, you can own your own little piece of the cape.  There are 2 and 3 bedroom residences some of which feature things like gas fireplace and whirlpool tubs. If you’re looking to stay in luxury year after year, you might want to check out the Cape Codder Residence Club.

residence club

If that’s not your thing, no worries – the Cape Codder Resort & Spa has plenty of rooms for you to rent, so you can stay as little or as long as you want!

If you want to get a workout in while you’re staying there, The Cape Codder has an amazing fitness center with lots of state of the art equipment.  I didn’t have time to workout while I was there, but I did get a chance to check it out and I have to say that I was pretty impressed.  I workout pretty much every day and could most certainly get in a full workout in their facility.

Here are a few of the things they have to offer in the Fitness Center:

  • True 750’s Treadmills
  • True Ellipticals for a no-impact workout
  • Cyber Steppers 500S
  • Schwinn Stationary Bike
  • Schwinn Recumbent Bike
  • Free Weight Dumbell Station – weights up to 50 lbs
  • Changing Rooms: equipped with lockers, showers, restrooms and hair dryers

Oh, and do you remember when I told you about my wonderful experience at the Beach Plum Spa at the John Carver Inn in Plymouth (if you missed it, read all about it here)?  The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is one of the John Carver Inn’s sister properties, so there is a Beach Plum Spa at the Cape Codder, too!  The next time I stay at the Cape Codder, I think I am going to make an appointment for a massage!

There is also a small playground area outside, a beach volleyball pit and a game room at the Cape Codder. There are so many things right on property to keep you busy, you almost never have to leave.

So, the Cape Codder Resort & Spa sounds like a pretty nice place to stay, huh?  Well, I can tell you from first hand experience that it is. As soon as we drove away, my kids were asking when we could go back.

The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is located at 1225 Iyannough Road in Hyannis, MA (right off Route 6).

I can’t wait to go back!

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  107 Responses to “The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is THE Place to Stay on Cape Cod”

  1. I saw al your pics on Instagram and loved learning more here today. Definitely looked like fun this time of the year and will have to keep it in mind 😉

  2. I have been there and my boys love the pool. We seriously spent the whole day there swimming in the wave pool.

  3. I haven’t been to the Cape since I was a young girl. What I remember most was shops ad lots of them. I think we went their with cousins and I vaguely remember my Dad fishing off the boat on the way there. Pretty sure it was just a day trip. I would love to stay at the Cape Codder for an entire weekend–or maybe a week. It sounds incredible!

  4. This place sounds amazing! We’ll add it to our list of places to visit.

  5. Oh my gosh santa’s village is so cute!! I have been hoping to take a trip to Cape Code in the next few years because it is so gorgeous

  6. Great review Robin. Loved looking at all of your pictures. My boys would love that indoor wave pool. Looks like a blast – great accommodations at the Cape Codder and lots to do – a win win!!

  7. That looks like an amazing place to stay. Those rooms are beautiful.

  8. Is it bad that I think I would enjoy that pool just as much as any kiddo?!?! Looks like a super fun resort!!!

  9. The Cape Codder Resort & Spa seems like a wonderful resort! I love when hotels decorate for the holiday season (that winter wonderland looks amazing!) I also LOVE when hotels have indoor pools. I LOVE swimming but sometimes it’s too hot or cold to go outside to swim <3

  10. It look like they have a really nice Christmas set up going. The pool area looks super impressive too!

  11. It looks like a great place to stay. My number one requirements is free Wi-Fi! Unless I have left on vacation in the need to be disconnected, I need that connection and I don’t want to pay for parking.

  12. That looks like an amazing place! And I must say, in that photo with Santa, your oldest is starting to look more like a young teen than a little boy 🙁

  13. I’ve always wanted to go to Cape Cod. I had a roommate that talked about it a lot. Apparently their family want every year. It’s good you got to go. Even better that you got to stay at resort!

  14. I’ve never been to Cape Cod and I want to go one day. This resort looks so fun!

  15. This is my kind of place, definitely. I laughed at the picture with your little one and the snowman. That’s a familiar scenario here too. 😉

  16. Cape Cod looks like one of those places I would love to visit. It looks so pretty and enjoyable.

  17. Wow, that looks like a great place. I love the nutcrackers! They look amazing!

  18. Wow, that indoor “Waterpark” is amazing in itself! The rooms are so beautiful and those blueberry pancakes look AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this!

  19. I would love to visit Cape Cod. That indoor pool looks amazing and so do those pancakes!

  20. The Cape Codder Resort & Spa looks like a really great place to visit with the family. They also have the slides and pool that kids would love to play around.

  21. This place sounds great! Very family friendly with so much to do!

  22. I’ve been envying you on Facebook and Instagram for getting to go here! I like the nautical feel of the place. Looks so cozy and inviting!

  23. This place looks amazing! I love all of the Christmas touches.

  24. This really looks like an amazing vacation place!

  25. I love the holiday theme with xmas and the pools! Wow looks so relaxing and gorgeous. This definitely IS the place to be!

  26. Love those beds. I like the beachy kinda feeling of them. And how awesome to have carolers while dining.

  27. Wow! This place looks awesome! That water park alone would sell it for me! 🙂 So fun that they had a holiday theme going on too! Love it!

  28. I’ve always wanted to visit Cape Cod. The Cape Codder Resort and Spa looks so refreshing and fun! I love that they have the indoor wave pool and an outdoor heated pool. I don’t think we’d be able to drag the kids away from the water. LOL

  29. I’ve always wanted to visit Cape Cod! And this place looks like a great place to stay! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Those pancakes look amazing. I neeed some of those. What a great getaway!

  31. Looks like so much fun, I need a holiday like real soon lol

  32. That looks fun. I love the pool and hot tub!

  33. What a delightful place! Loved the warm pool in winter and the wave pool. I didn´t know that about violet light! Lovely family memories.

  34. The steamy pool looks magical! We visited Cape Cod for a weekend wedding and I keep saying I want to go back!

  35. What a fun family getaway! I love places where you don’t even have to leave the resort.

  36. what a beautiful place to stay. I love all the holiday decorations they had up.

  37. This looks like a great place to go and stay in Cape cod!

  38. How much fun is that! I love everything about this place. The indoor water park is awesome.

  39. That water park looks amazing! So much fun! And I love that the outdoor pool is heated for this time of year.

  40. Wow. My man-child husband would love it there as much as I would. The accommodations look wonderful and they really decked it out for Christmas. That’s the part the hubby would enjoy the most.

  41. This looks like a great place to stay. It is nice that they have an indoor wave pool with slides.

  42. Oh that tub…and a heated pool….swooooooon. I can’t wait to move so we can put in a giant garden tub where I’ll happily hang out and finally relax all day long. The only time I take a bath is when we go out of town and get a Jacuzzi room. Really looks like a lot of fun.

  43. I grew up on Cape Cod. My mom and sister still live there. I grew up there for 35 years. Hyannis is just a hop and skip away from where I lived. I am from Yarmouth area. I used to eat at the Hearth and Kettle regularly as it is one of my favorite places to get Clam Chowder.

  44. This looks like an amazing spa! I sure could use a day at the spa this would be an amazing gift!

  45. It sounds like a fun and welcoming place for a vacation. I love how they decorated it so nicely for the holidays.

  46. What a gorgeous place to take the family. The rooms are just beautiful and the water area looks like so much fun.

  47. That looks like so much fun! LOVE the indoor pool. I mean what kid doesn’t want to swim in December!

  48. WOW! Now that looks like a place I would not want to ever leave! Talk about an amazing pool area, bedroom and other fun stuff to do! I would love to visit there!

  49. Oh my gosh you go to the coolest places I have ever seen. I will check this out if we are ever in that area. Looks so fun and relaxing.

  50. Wow this looks like a nice little geataway place! I love the steam coming off the pool my kids would have thought that was the best thing ever! Looks like a lot of fun!

  51. That looks like a fantastic place to take the family or have a getaway weekend for two. So many fun things to see and do.

  52. OK by your pictures, this is definitely a place I would like to stay. The rooms are gorgeous and that pool area would be awesome for my kiddos.

  53. Looks like an amzing time. The rooms are nice, the pool is great for kids and I love the Christmas Village with all the lights!

  54. It looks and sounds like you had a great time. That indoor pool area is amazing and those pancakes were to die for!

  55. I have never visited Cape Cod but if I do it sounds like The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is the place to stay! Great pics and thanks for sharing! Looks like your family had fun!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  56. I love all of the festive decorations for the holidays! What amazing beds too!

  57. Looks like a fabulous place to stay for a family. I love the room decor.

  58. What a fantastic looking place! I could spend hours in that pool I think! Amazing. x

  59. Cape Code is definitely on my must visit in my lifetime list!

  60. What a beautiful place to stay! I am totally putting this on my list of places to visit with the kids!

  61. That looks like a great place to stay. I love the Christmas decorations.

  62. Oh I am so in love with that resort! With all the water fun and those beds look so fun! Plus I love the holiday decorations too.

  63. I can’t decide which aspect I like more; how cozy it looks, how fun it looks or how Christmasey it looks! I now want to travel to Cape Cod just to stay at this resort!

  64. Looks like a great place, I so could see my children not wanting to leave!

  65. I was following your families adventures at the Cape Codder on Instagram. I’m glad you all had a wonderful getaway!

  66. Wow, kudos to that outdoor pool! Looks fun!! I’d definitely stay at Hyannis when I visit Cape Cod!

  67. OH MY! That looks like some vacation! It’s freezing right now where I am and that Salt Water Heated Pool looks like my cup to tea! I love the photos! You all look so happy! I wish I could take a family trip to Cape Cod but if I were to come across an opportunity to go, this is definitely the place I would stay at! Thanks for the great share! 🙂

  68. Wow this looks like an amazing place to stay. They have everything and the pool looks awesome!

  69. Girl, you stay at the best places! I love the indoor wave pool and the enchanted village! You stayed right at the perfect time! You have the cutest family!

  70. I have never been to the east coast and I would love to visit Cape Cod. It looks beautiful.

  71. An indoor wave pool sounds like so much fun! What a beautiful place you got to stay at!

  72. Talk about some amazing family memories! My kids would absolutely love this place!

  73. okay you had me at the gorgeous beds and the blueberry pancakes. What’s not to love about all the decor?

  74. Wow, now that is quite a place and an experience for your family. It seems like it offers just about everything. My husband and I are hoping to get back to Cape Cod soon and I am going to bookmark so I can refer to it when the time comes.

  75. What a great place to stay at in the Cape! I’m sure the kids love the pool time! Nice!

  76. I don’t know how you were able to ever leave that place! It looks like so much fun and so relaxing. I’ll definitely have to visit when I travel up that way.

  77. Looks like a great place to visit. My family would really enjoy visiting there.

  78. What a perfect stay for any family! I love the festive feel with pool and water fun included!

  79. Wow, the place, the food, the activities, the smiiling family members! It is hard to say what is the best part of this place. I want to go!

  80. Looks like a great place to stay, the kids look like they are having a fun time too! Very pretty room.

  81. I have never been to a spa or resort but doing so during the holidays seems to be the best way to go. Cheaper rates and lots less people.

  82. Love this! Thank you – you had me won over before I saw the pancakes – Now! Woo-hoo! Great article 🙂

  83. I love places that have a great themed pool like that. Looks like this place would be great for both family visits and couple getaways.

  84. how cool! looks like you guys had a great experience!

  85. I’ve never been to Cape Cod but I’m putting it on my list! It looks fantastic!

  86. I have always wanted to go to Cape Cod! And you certainly have made that worse 🙂 Once the hubs and I can vacation again, I’m there!

  87. I have been to Hyannis many, many years back and I loved it. In fact I was telling my DH we should go back there again. Next time we are there we will try to check out this resort.

  88. This looks like that perfect place to go with a family. I can see my girls being entertained for hours there. The rooms look really nice too!

  89. It looks like a great place to go and chill out for the holiday season… Merry Christmas!

  90. My family should spend some time there too – seems wonderful.

  91. The place looks fabulous. It has lots of fun. Love the Santa workshop and nut crackers as well. Kids would definitely like the pool and enjoy this.

  92. WOW The Cape Codder sounds amazing all year long. I love that it has an outdoor pool/hot tub and then the water area inside. I will for sure keep them in mind when we travel North East

  93. I’ve never been to Cape Cod before. Sounds like you and your family had an amazing time there!

  94. That heated pool situation seems IDEAL! THat is so awesome to enjoy water activities in the winter!

  95. I’d love to visit Cape Cod one day and this resort looks wonderful! The pool area looks like a blast for the family!

  96. The Cape Codder Resort and Spa looks like an ideal place for families to stay when in Cape Cod. My daughter would love to swim in that pool.

  97. I’ve never been to Cape Cod- well, really, the East Coast at all. I would definitely love to go one day. Pool & hot tub- that sells me!

  98. I want to make it to the northeast – I’m a big fan of history and the Massachusetts cape area is crawling with it. I’ve covered most of the Great Lakes, Plains States and Deep South, guess what’s on my list next!

  99. this brings back memories of my childhood! i can’t wait for this summer when i take my own family to the cape!

  100. That place looks amazing! & it seems that Christmastime is definitely the time to be there. Maybe next year we’ll be able to swing a trip to Cape Cod!

  101. You had me at “spa”. This looks the ultimate getaway!

  102. oh my. book me. I could very easily fall in love with this place. they really had me at outdoor heated pool. 🙂

  103. That looks like an awesome place. I bet everyone had a blast there. I will def have to keep it in mind when we are in the area next.

  104. Gosh that indoor pool is so much fun and I love how festive the whole property looks. Sounds like your family had a wonderful time of relaxation there.

  105. That sounds like a great place to stay! I love how they did the outdoors in holiday decorations for Christmas!