Chatham Bars Inn
What it is
A 1914 preppy Cape Cod legend in a former hunting lodge with a manicured beach and once-in-a-lifetime curated experiences.
What it isn't
Indolent. Locavores love the food thanks in part to the inn’s 8-acre vegetable farm, just a quick drive up the road.
What we think
Cape Cod is chockablock with tony places to lay your head, but there’s a reason Chatham Bars Inn has lured for more than a century. For one thing, the experiences on offer here are jaw-dropping, whether you feel like boarding a vessel designed by Billy Joel to spot Humpback, Minke and Fin whales, sailing by sunning harbor seals, or fishing for sea bass from a 34-foot Regulator boat. Rooms are the epitome of coastal elegance, many with decks and gas fireplaces overlooking the shore. We love that the inn’s spa is 16 years and up, making it the most tranquil place around for mother of pearl massages and ESPA Sun Soother facials.
You're here because
You sometimes find older hotels a little ghostly, but this feels both historic and smacking new—in part thanks to a recent $100 million renovation.
Seafood is king in these parts (no surprise). But even so, you never expected the level of delectable quality you find on the menu at The Sacred Cod, where ingredients are culled directly from local fisheries, foragers and farms. You order the local scallops with shelling bean ragu and, of course, a lobster roll on a butter toasted bun. #CapeCodLife!
Restaurants & Bars
Stars - New England style Farm to Fork dining
The Beach House - Dine on just-caught seafood at this restaurant with its own private beach
The Veranda - Enjoy fresh, local produce salads, light fare and cocktails while marveling at the sweeping views
The Sacred Cod - Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at our over-sized bar, or dine on classic pub fare at one of the cozy tables
Set directly on the white sand beach in Chatham, just across the water from Tern Island Sanctuary and Aunt Lydias Cove Park. The circa 1808 Chatham Lighthouse is just ten blocks down the shore.