There’s also a 24-hour guest pantry with a variety of coffee drinks and oversized chocolate chip cookies.
Through Dec. 30, the inn is offering a “Prelude” special, which consists of 30 percent off rack rates, a room upgrade if available, and a $50 credit to be used at the inn. A resort fee of $24 per room per day is added to the bill to cover Wi-Fi, activities, and gratuities for bellmen and housekeepers (but not food and beverage staff).
The hungry bird, Bullinger told me later, was probably a sea gull diving for scallops on the sandy bottom of the shallow pond.
Weekapaug Inn 25 Spray Rock Road, 888-813-7862, www.weekapauginn.com. Rooms from $190, suites from $320 off season; rooms from $445, suites from $575 peak season, including breakfast. Special rates through Dec. 30.
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