The Experience

Chatham Bars Inn, A Brief History

Chatham Bars Inn was originally developed in 1914, as a semi-private hunting lodge for wealthy Boston vacationers. Early advertisements boasted of “plastered, soundproof accommodations with electric lights, steam heat, long distance telephones, and private bathrooms featuring both fresh and salt water baths.”

The hotel soon operated its own farm, which provided fresh produce and dairy products for guests’ meals. It quickly earned a reputation as Cape Cod’s most elegant, self-contained tourist destination. Later, the Inn’s appeal was expanded with the addition of an adjacent 9-hole golf course.

Under its present owner, only the third in the past century, Chatham Bars Inn has undergone a $100 million renovation that has left nothing untouched. All rooms in the Main Inn were completely renovated, as were its restaurants and public rooms. The cottages were completely redesigned and reconstructed from scratch. Old world charm was retained but updated with every modern convenience and amenity.

Since then, the Inn has won numerous awards including the prestigious Forbes Four-Star award. It has become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and has been named one of the top resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and the best hotel on Cape Cod by Boston Magazine.


The Historic Main Inn, Cottage Rooms and Spa Suites of Chatham Bars Inn all have something different to offer our guests. The Main Inn was first built in 1914 and has been painstakingly restored to provide elegance at every turn. The Cottage Rooms and Suites provide pristine views of Cape Cod and offer privacy and luxurious amenities. For the ultimate in true tranquility, pamper yourself in one of our Spa Suites. All rooms include: flat screen televisions, Bose Wave radios, luxurious linens, L’Occitane bath amenities, lush bathrobes, hair dryer, central air and Nespresso coffeemakers.


STARS: New England dining meets premier steak restaurant at STARS. Enjoy prime mid-western grain fed and dry-aged beef served with just-picked local ingredients from our own Chatham Bars Inn Farm. Choose a bottle of fine wine from our expansive wine cellar and enjoy STARS’ panoramic ocean views … Bon Appetit!


Relax. Rejuvenate. Restore. Discover a soothing and restorative escape for body and soul at The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn. The spa offers the finest in luxury treatments and amenities including oversized treatment rooms with private showers, a Vichy Shower, and a hydrotherapy tub. Take your spa experience to the next level by staying in one of our Spa Suites. All Spa Suites include oversized hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers, and massage tables


For Generation After Generation..winter, spring, summer or fall, Chatham Bars Inn has provided the perfect location for tying the knot. Nobody does it better!
Whether you are a party of six or 300, we will ensure that your wedding will surpass your every expectation. Just say, “I do” and leave the details to us.


Boardroom: Chatham Bars Inn offers an elegantly appointed executive boardroom, seating 12 people. The room’s advanced audiovisual features include network connections at every seat, touch screen remote control of all room functions, rear screen hi-definition projection system and video conferencing services that allow participants to join in from anywhere in the world.

All Guests Receive:

    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
      • in restaurant
    • Spa Amenity in room on arrival
    • Early check-in/late check-out
      • subject to availability
    • Champagne and seasonal food amenity in room on arrival
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