The award-winning Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa was built in 1914 as a semi-private hunting lodge, and its hub, the Main Inn, has been beautifully restored to provide Chatham visitors a sophisticated place to stay, with original features such as the grand staircase retaining the property's charm and elegance. Families can enjoy the beach and pool areas, while adults looking for a quieter retreat can relax in the resort's extensive spa. The Main Inn’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with beautiful views across the ocean, or guests can dine right by the beach at the Beach House restaurant.
The hotel's Main Inn offers both Deluxe rooms and Ocean View rooms, as well as spacious Ocean View Suites, which offer an additional queen size sofa bed for families. There's also the Ocean View Presidential Suite, which has two en suite bedrooms - one with a four poster king size bed and one with two queen size beds, as well as a living/dining area, two fireplaces, a wet bar and a private deck with sweeping ocean views.
The cottage rooms also offer guests Deluxe and Ocean View options, with the former located behind the Main Inn close to the golf course and the latter situated along the bluff or next to the Main Inn overlooking Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Suite options come with a queen size sofa bed in their separate living rooms, making them ideal for families. Many of the cottage rooms and suites also have their own private deck or patio.
The adult-only Spa Suites, located above the spa, provide guests with additional room facilities, including a steam shower, hydrotherapy bath and sauna, and access to the spa's outdoor relaxation pool and Japanese Zen garden.
Located across the road from its own private beach, the resort's hub, the Main Inn, boasts scenic views from its restaurant and many of its rooms. It’s a short, safe walk across the road to the Beach House restaurant, pool and beach, where guests can also hire boats. Chatham’s main street is just a ten walk away, where guests can enjoy a variety of bars and restaurants.
Food and Drink
The resort's bar, the Sacred Cod, offers cosy tables in a traditional New England style where guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers before a meal. STARS is the Main Inn's primary restaurant, which offers superb views of the ocean. All food is locally-sourced and STARS provides guests with a great selection of fine wines. The Beach House serves lunch and summer dinner and is a wonderful place to relax by the pool and beach while enjoying freshly caught seafood.
There's a wealth of family activity options at the Chatham Bars Inn; in addition to bicycle hire, local boat trips and whale watching tours, the resort also features facilities for tennis, croquet and volleyball. The pool and private beach are great for families, and during the summer months the resort offers children’s activities through their Camp CBI programme along with family theme nights at the Beach House. Many of the hotel's suites have an additional queen size bed to accommodate families.
Facilities and Activities
The resort offers a 24 hour fitness centre, a spa, tennis courts, a croquet court, a private beach and a heated outdoor pool by the ocean. In addition, it offers a number of water-based activities, including canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. There are also golf courses close by, including the Chatham Seaside Links nine hole course, which is adjacent to the Chatham Bars Inn. Bicycles can be hired for exploring the local area, while a resident naturalist provides guided nature walks through the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge on Morris Island.
Chatham is one of our favourite options on Cape Cod and the resort has a prime location here, with its short walk to the main street, fantastic ocean views and luxury accommodation. Its many activities and facilities mean that guests of all ages are sure to enjoy their stay.
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