Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging

Two green adirondack chairs on a beach with paddle boats and a long dock

About Us

Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging, our family friendly hotel, was built and operated on Cape Cod as a vacation lodging property by the Robert Pacheco Family from the early 1960’s to 1970. Robert, Betty and their daughters, Karen, Sharon and Gayle lived and worked on-premises in what is today “The Cottage” at Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging.

In 1970, Falmouth innkeepers, Terry and Blanca Dineen, purchased Green Harbor from the Pachecos. The Dineens also owned the year-round ShoreWay Acres Inn in Falmouth Village, which they founded in 1959. Milt Kelley, who had been working with Mrs. Dineen at ShoreWay Acres’ front desk since 1969, became Green Harbor’s Resident Manager in 1971. He and his wife, Paula, managed this seasonal property for the Dineens while living on-premises and raising their sons Shawn, Troy and Todd. Shawn worked with his parents on a full-time basis until 2010 when he began his missionary work in Cameroon. The Kelleys warmly welcomed Green Harbor’s wonderful guests as their own for more than four decades. Following the 2014 season, Milt and Paula retired after 43 years of hospitality at Green Harbor and 45 years of service to the Dineen Family and their guests.

The Dineens’ daughter, Dorie Dineen Ketterer, also grew up in her family’s business. Since the 1980’s, she and her husband, Greg, their son, Ryan, and daughter, Keri, have continued to operate Green Harbor, ShoreWay Acres and several extended-stay properties in Falmouth. In preparation for the Kelleys’ retirement, Dorie’s college roommate and long-time friend, Sue Pappa, joined Green Harbor as Resident Innkeeper. The Dineen-Ketterer Family has been blessed for many decades with a very caring and dedicated staff and the invaluable assistance of Irene Buckley,

Director of Operations, who has worked with the family for 25+ years. Today, Irene and the Ketterers’ son, Ryan, oversee daily operations for all properties. And, with the love, friendship and support of so many loyal guests, who return again and again with their families (and pets!) to Green Harbor, our history together continues…

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