Eastham Information

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Eastham Lodging

The Town of Eastham is a coastal resort community straddling the arm of Cape Cod. Located on the lower Cape, the town is bounded on only two sides by land, the other two being water, the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay. Pre-colonial stands of oak and pine were long ago harvested for fuel and ship building and the terrain of the town is now heavily salt marsh and sand. Dissatisfied with Plymouth, in 1644 the directors of the Colony sent a seven-man delegation to scout Eastham for a new site for the center of government. The decision was not to move, but the seven members of the delegation brought their families and established a new town. The town has several harbors and these and the abundant shellfish are probably what brought these early settlers from the Plymouth Colony. The settlers’ economy was based on agriculture, fishing and salt making, but Eastham’s summer resort history began as early as 1830 when the Methodist Church established a summer camp meeting ground in town. The coming of railroad connections in 1870 stimulated local market gardening and Eastham specialized in cranberries and asparagus for the city markets. Eastham had cod and mackerel fisheries and oysters to ship north. The town’s harbors were not as good as those of other communities in the area, so agriculture remained more important to the town in the 19th century than did maritime trades. Grain production was abundant enough to allow Eastham to export her grain, while industry was never a real factor in the town. Residents note, however, that Swift and Company meat packers began in Eastham before moving to Chicago. Some original landscapes are still visible in the section of town inside the National Park areas, while intensive modern residential growth has taken place in other areas of town.

Town Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, on the forearm of Cape Cod. Bordered by Wellfleet on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Orleans on the south, and Cape Cod Bay on the west. Eastham is about 25 miles east of Hyannis; 92 miles southeast of Boston; 96 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 273 miles from New York City. Town offices are located at 2500 State Highway, Route 6A, Eastham, MA 02642. The main number is 508-240-5900.

Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast 75 Fort Hill Road 508-240-2870 Eastham Overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic, this small, award winning inn is the only lodging within the National Seashore park. Choose a luxury suite in the historic main house or a secluded honeymoon cottage with ocean views.
Fourpointseasthamcapecod 3800 State Highway · Eastham, MA 02642 · United States 508-255-5000 Eastham Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8133
Gibson Cottages 40 Smith Heights Way 508-240-7229 Eastham  
Hidden Village 1700 Bridge Road 508.255.1140 Eastham  
Hostelling International 75 Goody Hallet Drive 508-255-2785 Eastham  
Inn at the Oaks 3085 Route 6 508-255-1886 Eastham Bed and Breakfast welcoming families of all ages with special amenities for children and adults
Mid Cape Hostel 75 Goody Hallet Dr 508-255-2785 Eastham  
Midway Motel & Cottages Route 6 508-255-3117 Eastham A small motel in a park like setting with a lot of pine and oak trees.
Nauset Haven Lakeside Cottages 79 Route 6A (508)255-0490 Eastham  Charming, beautiful setting.
Nauset House Guest House 1815 Nauset Road 508-255-2327 Eastham  
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