Chatham Bars Inn
Cape Cod’s Most Enchanting Resort

Morning sunlight fills the South Lounge

Resort cottage perched on a bluff with beautiful views

A fleet of Range Rovers are at the ready for guest transport
A stunning preparation of sea scallops
The veranda is a perfect spot for sunrise and afternoon cocktails

Story by Ken Panton
Photography by David Lewis Taylor

A delightful ambience abounds at the historical Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod’s premier luxury resort, where the grandeur and traditions of luxurious hospitality that began in 1914 are preserved and complimented by every modern amenity. The stately Main Inn is perched atop a bluff overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and the resort sprawls over 25 prime acres along the shore. The Main Inn and the resorts cottages are designed in the traditional New England style and perfectly blend in with the stunning homes of Chatham. Crisp white picket fences, shutters, and lattice balconies regally offset the lush green lawns, colorful gardens, blue sky, natural shoreline and the vast azure sea. A Hollywood set designer could only aspire to capture the overwhelming charm inherent in this picture perfect resort.

Built in 1914 by Sir Charles Hardy, the Main Inn is the activity hub of the resort. Guests can enjoy cocktails and dining on the expansive veranda and in the elegantly appointed Main Dining Room, both of which feature stunning views. The warmth and comforts of the South Lounge are always inviting, as is the intimate library, where guest seeking solitude or camaraderie find ample choices for their enjoyment. The swimming pool, beautiful shore line and quaint town of Chatham are all equally inviting for recreation and discovery, yet it is the modern amenities and exceptional touches that make the Chatham Bars Inn so distinct and a perfect destination for special occasions and memorable vacations.

At this highly regarded and award wining Resort fine dining is an elegant, and elegantly casual, affair. Begin with the expansive buffet in the sunlight filled Main Dining Room for breakfast. Find yourself at The Beach House Grill, located poolside on the sands of the private beach, for a lobster roll lunch and cocktails at the end of the day. The Beach House Grill is also the setting for New England clambakes and family friendly beach parties. Dinner in The Main Dining Room is exceptionally romantic and the exquisitely prepared cuisine, under the direction of Chef Anthony Cole, is fresh, flavorful and innovative. For special occasions or private parties, guest can dine in the wine cellar or at the chef’s table and enjoy tasting menus and wine pairings with each course.

Back in the summer of 2008, The Chatham Bars Inn unveiled stunning additions to their Spa that included renovations to the spectacular therapeutic outdoor relaxation pool and the introduction of 12 new luxury Spa Suites. Designed for complete in-room treatments, the Spa Suites are outfitted with an oversized hydrotherapy tub, sauna, and steam shower for two. The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn offers exceptional signature treatments including a reviving Lava Stone Remineralizing Facial and a complete menu of spa services. From adult relaxation at the Spa to recreational activities that include swimming, biking, strolling, sightseeing, golfing and whale watching, guests can tailor their vacation time for maximum pleasure. With a complete fleet of luxury boats available for charter, guests can plan big game sport fishing trips, family sailing tours and sailing lessons, and private charters to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Alive with the sounds of summer, or the reflective shadows of winter, the Chatham Bars Inn is an elegantly cozy retreat and a lively addition to the beautiful Cape Cod coastline. The Chatham Bars Inn is easy to travel to via Amtrak or flights on US Airways, Cape Air, Colgan Air, and Nantucket Airlines or by private jet into Hyannis, which is just 18 miles from the resort. Luxury chauffeured transport in one of the resorts many Range Rovers can also be arranged to insure that guest arrive in complete comfort.