Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

It seems like everyone around me is talking about Cape Cod lately.  With warmer weather and the end of the school year in sight, it’s only natural for people to start thinking about summer vacations, and Cape Cod is definitely a New England favorite.  All this talk of of going to the Cape got me thinking about some time I spent there several years ago.  I visited Catham Bars Inn for a wedding and it is just a great place.  Even though it was a bit cold and on the quiet side while I was at the Inn, I could see how it would be an ideal place to start off the summer with family and I would love to go back!  Located on 25 acres overlooking Pleasant Bay, the Chatham Bars Inn really is an idyllic vacation spot.  The Inn first opened in 1914 and is a famous landmark that’s maintained its original grandeur.

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham Bars Inn

So relaxing!

Guest Cottages:  so relaxing!

The Main Inn embodies a sophisticated elegance.  With a grand staircase sweeping from the reception area to recently renovated guest rooms, you know as soon as you enter the Inn that your stay will be memorable.  The Inn’s veranda has a cool, crisp feel and surrounds you with panoramic ocean views.  I love how the Inn’s historic elements are tempered by modern amenities to create this impressive, yet soothing, atmosphere.

The Veranda

The Veranda

This is so peaceful!

This is so peaceful!

The dining room.

The dining room.

Like other vacation spots that appeal to me, the ambiance at Chatham Bars Inn is quiet and simple, without distractions.  You’re surrounded by calming palettes and beautiful views so that you can’t help but relax.  The spa rooms, in particular, are so appealing to me!  This would be such a great place to unwind!

Spa Suite

Spa Suite

Ocean views.

Ocean views.

While it would be tempting to book a Spa Suite and never set foot outdoors, there are plenty of activities to entertain even the most active families.  Boat charters, fishing, kids’ programs, beach combing, shopping, bird watching, and beachfront theme dinners are only a few options available to guests.  Chatham, one of the oldest villages on Cape Cod is an easy stroll away and allows you to enjoy a vibrant Main Street, beautiful gardens, historic architecture, and the famous Chatham Lighthouse.

With the end of the school year quickly approaching and the warm days of summer ahead, the idea of a nice long weekend on Cape Cod is certainly appealing!