Every story about Chatham Bars Inn surely features the veranda, a wide porch with companionable groupings of wicker armchairs and table service that alleviates the need to fetch your own drink—so you never have to look away from the serene view of sailboats and swooping seabirds.
Chatham Bars Inn excels memory making and, in addition to spaces like the verandah that make you feel you’re part of a generous and grand tradition, this Cape Cod resort has created intimate places (a small library, a settee in front of a fireplace, a private deck outside your cottage, chairs arrayed around a fire on the beach) where your private traditions will be forged.
It faces the aptly named Pleasant Bay, calm waters sheltered from the Atlantic surf by barrier islands. And you’ll find it’s impossible to forget where you are: The fleet of sailboats and fishing boats and runabouts keep the ocean top of mind while the creative menus in the dining venues (centered around the catch of the day and the seasonal produce from their own eight-acre farm) are likely the most locavore of any property of this caliber.
Originally built as a private hunting lodge, the inn has been in business since 1914, which means many guests have been coming here since childhood. This curated version of a Cape Cod beach vacation is a decades-long habit for those guests—and one that new arrivals may be inspired to adopt. Pride of place is strong here and guests get caught up in it, too. While you don’t have to shuck the clams or dig the potatoes yourself (though those could probably be arranged upon request), you will never feel insulated from the experience of this distinctive part of New England.
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Stars - New England-style dining; The Sacred Cod - Cocktails, appetizers and classic pub fare; The Beach House - Classic seafood with ocean views; The Veranda - Light, fresh fare and cocktails; Captain's Table - private salon with ocean view
The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn
Luxury spa treatments and amenities on property with Japanese Zen Garden
Tennies courts on property; 24-hour fitness center; oceanfront pool
Quarter-mile private beach; boating and watersports; charter sailing available; canoes, kayaks and paddle board rentals; seal cruis and whale watching excursions; golf; biking; nature walk; South Lawn croquet, horseshoes, volleyball, and bocce
Ocean View Rooms
Ocean View Main Inn rooms are located on the second and third floor of the Historic Main Inn. These rooms feature their own private deck or balcony overlooking Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean where you may enjoy morning coffee watching the panoramic sunrise or pre-dinner cocktails as you watch the seals frolic in the surf. All offer queen size beds, fine linens and lush marble vanities in the bath.
Ocean View Suites
Located on the second and third floor of the Historic Main Inn, these suites are ideal for a family getaway. Main Inn Suites combine elegant interiors with sweeping ocean views from your private deck or balcony. All suites feature a king size bed and separate living room with a queen sleep sofa, fine linens and one full bath with lush marble vanities.
Ocean View Presidential Suite
The Presidential Suite offers 1,120 square feet of living space and includes two separate bedrooms. The master quarters features an antique four-poster king bed with gas fireplace, and elegant marble master bath with a soaking tub. The second bedroom includes two queen size beds and full bathroom. The elegant living area features a dining table, wet bar, two gas fireplaces, half bath, and a generous area for entertaining. An expansive private deck provides sweeping ocean views and a perfect spot for sunbathing, relaxing or hosting friends.
Deluxe Main Inn Rooms
These deluxe rooms are located on the second and third floor on the back side of the Historic Main Inn. These intimate accommodations feature queen size beds, fine linens and lush marble vanities in the bath. Many of these rooms feature a deck or balcony looking out the back of the Main Inn.
Ocean View Cottage Rooms
Ocean View Cottage rooms are located along the bluff or next to the Historic Main Inn overlooking Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. These rooms feature either one king or two queen size beds, hand painted furniture, fine linens and one full bath. Many have a patio or deck and some even include a gas fireplace.
Ocean View Cottage Suites
These suites are ideal for a family getaway. They are located along the bluff or next to the Historic Main Inn with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Chatham Harbor. Each suite features either one king or two queen size beds, a separate living room with a queen sleep sofa, gas fireplace, hand painted furniture and fine linens. Many suites have a deck or patio.
Ocean View Master Suite
These oceanfront accommodations feature one king or two queen-size beds and a luxuriously appointed bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower. Separate living areas include a gas fireplace, queen size sleeper and an area large enough to entertain guests. All Ocean View Master Suites feature a private patio or deck where guests may take in the sweeping views and the fresh sea breezes of the Atlantic Ocean.
Deluxe Cottage Rooms
Located behind the Main Inn and near the golf course and spa, these rooms are ideal for a romantic getaway with serene views of our lushly landscaped grounds. Deluxe Cottage Rooms feature either one king or two queen size beds, hand painted furniture and fine linens. Some include a gas fireplace.
Deluxe Cottage Suites
Tucked away throughout the property, these suites offer tranquil views of our beautiful grounds, and feature one king or two queen size beds, a separate living room with a queen sleep sofa, fine linens, and one full bath. Many feature a gas fireplace for a truly cozy Cape Cod evening.
Deluxe Master Suite
Overlooking the natural beauty of the Cape Cod landscape, these lavish suites feature one king or two queen size beds, a luxurious bath and a spacious and elegantly appointed living room with a queen size sleeper and gas fireplace.
Located above The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn, these twelve, adult-only suites have been designed with luxury, relaxation, and pampering in mind. These suites have either one king or two queen size beds, and are appointed with oversized hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers, and fireplaces. Spa Suites offer the utmost in privacy and privilege for guests desiring spa treatments in the comfort of their own suite. Spa Suite guests may also take advantage of our Spa’s exclusive outdoor relaxation pool with its private cabanas and Japanese Zen gardens.