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Originally built as a private hunting lodge, Chatham Bars 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.
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297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633, USA
As anyone who’s seen Jaws can tell you, great white sharks troll the waters off Massachusetts and—with an ever-growing population of chubby seals lolling on the beach at Monomoy—Chatham sees its fair share of these predators. Rather than shriek...
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297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633, USA
Remember that feeling after an action-packed summer day as a kid—that limp-tired happiness as you drifted off to a deep, deep sleep? A family trip to Chatham Bars Inn is the stuff of those nostalgia-inducing childhood summers. Here, kids spend the...
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297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633, USA
In the mid-18th century, Cape Codders resolved that whaling from small boats near shore wasn’t the most efficient way to catch the mighty mammals—and they began to outfit larger ships for much longer hunting trips. No long-distance whaling voyages...
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Chatham, MA, USA
The executive chef of CBI, Anthony Cole, is a trained master of fine dining who oversees every dish at the resort’s four dining venues, from the light snacks served at the pool to a magnificent entrée of butter-poached lobster at Stars. All that...
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297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633, USA
The moment you enter the hushed and serene spa, relaxation begins. Its signature treatments reflect the surrounding New England sea and coastline: a Cranberry Crush employs the antioxidant properties of the local berries to detox and revitalize...
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297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633, USA
The chance to enjoy this quarter mile of sunny private beachfront on a calm Cape Cod cove has drawn guests to CBI for a hundred years. Horseshoe stakes and cornhole boards inject some active competition to the lazy afternoons—and that playfulness...
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Chatham, MA, USA
First a fact to illustrate the historical importance of the light’s position here at the elbow of Cape Cod: Thomas Jefferson appointed the town’s first lighthouse keeper in 1808. The light made national news again in 1952, when young Coast Guard...
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Chatham, MA, USA
Cold is the heart that doesn’t appreciate the tale of a classic movie theater rescued from the brink of destruction. This beloved 1916 landmark has once again become a centerpiece of village culture since its reopening in 2013. Screening favorites...
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Chatham, MA, USA
Every future beach trip will remind you of Cape Cod if you pick up your own canvas-sling chair from Cape Cod Beach Chair Company, a locally owned furniture workshop that operates out of a 5,200-square-foot antique barn off Route 6 in Harwich. The...
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Chatham, MA, USA
From Chatham Bars Inn, you can set out on foot, bike, or in a Lexus from its fleet to reach the village. Stroll Main Street with an ice cream cone from Emack & Bolio’s to window-shop art galleries, sports outfitters, and dress shops (and, let’s...