The Lighthouse Inn

Lighthouse Inn 1912

Try Cape Cod for this Summer's Work/Life Adventure!

Lighthouse Inn, owned and operated by the Stone Family since 1938, is a 80 room, full service oceanfront resort located in West Dennis on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Lighthouse Inn is located on the beach overlooking Nantucket Sound in West Dennis, Massachusetts.

About The Lighthouse Inn

The Lighthouse Inn reminds you of a time gone by. Secluded and relaxing, with refreshing ocean breezes to rejuvenate your spirit... This is the real "Cape Cod". The historic Bass River lighthouse, dating back to 1855, forms the center section of the present day main house and emanates the inimitable charm of Cape Cod. A working lighthouse, it is officially recognized as the West Dennis Lighthouse.

Lighthouse Inn has been operating as a family run seasonal resort since 1938. During the spring and fall, Lighthouse Inn plays host to many corporate meetings, banquets, weddings, and other group functions. In July and August, the Inn caters mainly to social guests and families who are vacationing. Smaller events for up to 100 guests are also available during the summer months.

A buffet breakfast is included for our hotel guests 7 days a week. The restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and functions daily. Meals are served in our 250 seat oceanfront dining room and outside on the waterfront. There is also a snack bar for hotel guests and club members at the pool.

The resort is situated on 9 acres overlooking the ocean. The hotel guests are able to stay in motel style rooms as well as cottages with multiple bedrooms and living room space. 

Resort activities include swimming in the ocean, tennis, mini golf, or easy access to many nearby 18 hole golf courses. Perhaps, boating, fishing, water sports, or biking, are more to your liking. Summer theater, Cape Cod league baseball, whale watching, galleries, shopping, and nightlife are all easily available. Enjoy all of these activities or simply relax around the oceanfront fire pit or heated pool and snack bar.

As a resort worker, all that Cape Cod has to offer is available for you to enjoy. Cape Cod is a tourist destination famous for its beaches and access to outdoor activities. We do provide employee housing located less than 1 mile from the resort. We welcome you to Cape Cod to meet new people, make new friends, and build relationships to last a lifetime.

The Employee Experience

Lighthouse Inn is a family run seasonal resort located on the ocean on Cape Cod. We staff up to approximately 90 employees. Our season runs from late May to mid-October.

We do have some employee housing available for many of our employees.  The housing is located in one of our 4 to 6 bedroom houses with 8 to 12 other people. All rooms are double occupancy. The housing is located less than a mile from the resort. Over the years this is where many of our employees have developed lifelong friendships and created everlasting memories.

As a family run business Lighthouse Inn specializes in personal services to our guests. These same concepts follow through to the staff that works for us. We strive to consistently achieve high standards of service while continuing to make Lighthouse Inn an enjoyable place to work. At the end of your season, we want you to have a special place in your heart for Cape Cod and Lighthouse Inn.

Cape Cod is a tourist destination famous for its beaches and access to outdoor activities. Your time off will allow you to take advantage of numerous activities. We are also located just 60 miles from Boston.

You can expect to make new friends from all over the world. We hire seasonal workers from all over the country, Europe, Jamaica, and many Cape Cod locals. Most of our staff range from 20 to 30 years old. We do have a significant number of hospitality professionals that range into their 40's, and 50's.

Spending a summer on Cape Cod opens up the opportunity to enjoy all that this beautiful place has to offer. Outdoor activities include boating, fishing, biking, kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, and trips to the beach. There are over 50 golf courses on Cape Cod, access to tennis and basketball courts are close by. The list goes on....

It is pretty normal for the staff to have get-togethers, parties, and social activities on a regular basis. There are local bars and restaurants within walking distance of the employee housing. Summer theatre, movies, shopping, entertainment, sporting events and numerous festivals should give you the opportunity to keep yourself busy.

We hope that you will come to Cape Cod to enjoy the summer of your life.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is committed to personal service. We expect that you will set high goals for yourself and strive to exceed them every day. A consistently positive attitude will make for a more enjoyable day for yourself, the guests, and your fellow employees. We do expect that you will do your best to contribute to the team.

We will do our best to give you the tools needed to succeed in your job. If you are willing to do your best and try your hardest you will be successful. We certainly want you to work hard but we do think it is important that you enjoy what you are doing and feel satisfaction at the end of the day.

As a family run business, you will find the owners of the resort involved in the day to day operations. Our management staff has many years of experience not only at Lighthouse Inn but in the hospitality business. The management is hands-on and constantly striving to help you to be the best that you can be. 

Our number one goal is always to provide the best experience for the guests of the resort. We feel the best way to accomplish this is by having a motivated staff that truly enjoys what they are doing. It is our goal not to just provide great service but to create lasting memories.

Room and Board

For those applicants who are able to work until mid-October, low-cost housing may be available through Lighthouse Inn. It is not available to college students. Housing is limited (only about 40 spaces) and available to full season (May/June thru October) workers only.

Seasonal housing is readily available throughout the Mid-Cape area. Contact local real estate agents for assistance. There is a website which is the Cape Cod Times online and has the real estate classifieds which may be able to assist you in finding seasonal housing. If you do not have housing in place for the summer season, we will be unable to consider your application until we know you have secured housing.

Applicants who do live in employee housing must be aware that you will be living in one of our 5-6 bedroom houses with 10-12 other people, with average ages between 19-28 (Real World with no cameras!). All rooms are double occupancy.

Employee Perks

We expect that you will take advantage of the natural beauty and many activities that Cape Cod has to offer.

Lighthouse Inn complies with the wage and hour regulations of the state of Massachusetts and the Federal government. The Inn is a seasonal property and work hours will fluctuate each week according to occupancy levels. Employees are expected to work such hours and days as necessary to do their jobs. Work shifts, hours and wages will vary from job to job and all employees are paid on Fridays. Wages are based on an hourly rate no less than Federal minimum wages, depending on position. Overtime is paid at time and one-half after forty hours a week.

All applicants that are offered positions must sign an employment agreement, stating the date work will begin and the date work will end.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Travel to the Inn is at your own expense. Cape Cod is located 60 miles south of Boston or 60 miles north of Providence, RI. Southwest airlines services TF Green Airport in Providence although it does not service Boston. Most other major airlines serve Boston's Logan Airport. Ground transportation from the Boston airport is available directly to Cape Cod by Plymouth/Brockton Bus Lines and from Providence by the Bonanza Bus Lines, which pick up by the baggage claim area.

Having a bike while you're here is a great way to get around. The 50 mile Cape Cod bike trail follows the route of the old main Cape Cod railroad behind the main streets and back roads of 5 Cape towns. This bike trail finishes in Eastham where the Cape Cod National Seashore trails begin.

There is also a Cape Cod bus line that is available as public transportation allowing access to all areas on Cape Cod. It is also possible to contact Uber, Lyft, or taxi's for local transportation.

For Fun

The beach location gives you the opportunity to enjoy great social times outside of work and is an environment for long lasting friendships. There is great biking and hiking. You can also enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, and golf. has a complete list of recreational activities on the Cape.

Our Jobs

The season will begin in May and continue through the end of the season in mid-October. Positions are available for (1) the entire season, (2) from Memorial Day through Labor Day or through the end of the season, (3) from late June through Labor Day or through the end of the season.

Positions Available for Season:
Dining Room - short season or entire season
Kitchen - short season or entire season

Because of fluctuations in the amount and type of business during the season, it is possible that staff members may be asked to assist in another department or job position periodically. Flexibility and a cheerful attitude are expected and appreciated.

Food and Beverage

Assistant Dining room manager

Supervise and motivate front of house staff to provide exceptional service to our guests. Responsible for daily operations of our busy restaurant and banquet facility. Training, coaching and follow up on staff performance. Interact with restaurant and hotel guests in a friendly, hospitable, professional and positive manner. Monitor customer satisfaction and tactfully resolve guests concerns. Communicate with kitchen to ensure guest satisfaction. Complete daily reconciliation from server cash outs. Report to Dining room manager.
Food and Beverage


Clean and reset tables Assist food servers
Food and Beverage

Dinner Line Cook

Prepare ala carte menu items. Pantry, Saute, and Grill stations
Food and Beverage

Food Servers

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets
Front Office

Front Desk

Answer phones. Check hotel guests into and out of rooms. Collect payment. Answer hotel guests questions regarding Cape Cod and the hotel.
Food and Beverage

Host / Hostess

Greet and seat guests Assist in dining room service Answer phones and manage restaurant reservations
Food and Beverage

Lunch Line Cook

Prepare ala carte menu items for lunch service. Pantry, Saute, and Grill stations.

How to Apply

Please download an application, fill it out completely, including telephone numbers for past employers and references, sign it, and return it to Lighthouse Inn. Applications may be filled out online and submitted via e-mail. Please note that an interview is required. A personal interview increases your chances for employment, however if it is not possible, a Skype interview will be considered if you have good experience and work references. For Skype interviews send along two letters of recommendation. Please call to arrange for an interview appointment after you have forwarded your application.

Please see our website for a full list of positions and the season dates available for each position.

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