If you are from Massachusetts you are probably very familiar with Cape Cod. The 75 mile long peninsula is studded with quaint beach towns each with their own distinct personalities and activities.
One popular destination on the Cape is the town of Chatham. Located on what is called the “elbow” of the Cape it is surrounded by water on three sides. On one side you get the Atlantic Ocean and on the other is the quieter, warmer waters of the Nantucket Sound.
Home of the Chatham Lighthouse (located on Lighthouse Beach), the Railroad Museum, the Attwood House Museum, as well as many shops and restaurants there is something for everyone who comes to visit.
If you are looking for THE place to stay in Chatham look no further than the Chatham Bars Inn. This luxury full service resort sits on 25 private acres of property and recently underwent a $100 million renovation.
2014 marks the Inn‘s 100th anniversary of the property, which was originally built as a semi-private hunting lodge back in 1914. They have won numerous awards including the prestigious Forbes Four-Star award and has been named one of the top resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
With plenty of restaurants, tennis courts, golf, spa treatments, and a 24-hour fitness center there is plenty to do on property. The Chatham Bars Inn is also a very popular wedding destination providing the perfect backdrop for a picturesque day.
However, I think the best activity offered on the resort is the boating. With a fleet of both power and sailboats guests can take part in public or privately charted cruises as well as sailing lessons, paddleboarding and kayaking.
In honor of the resorts 100th anniversary the Inn gifted themselves two new additions to their boating fleet: a 40′ sailboat named the Freedom 40 and a 38′ Shelter Island Runabout named Shooting Star.
Both boats hold six people.
The Shooting Star joins a fleet of four other power boats:
55’ Hinckley Motor Yacht - Five Star: Dubbed the “Queen of the Fleet” this boat available for private charter on a limited basis.
34’ Regulator Center Console - Starstruck: This ultimate sport fishing boat holds up to six passengers who are able to catch some of the freshest tuna and striped bass on the east coast as well as offshore big game and inshore light tackle fishing and featuring state-of-the-art fishing technology. This boat can be privately chartered for two-hour fishing trips and kid-friendly cruising.
29’ Custom Launch - Bartender: Holding 18 passengers the Bartender shuttles guests to North Beach Island during the day and Joe’s Beach Road Bar & Grille or Nauset Beach Club at night. Hop on board for a seal cruise around Chatham Harbor or a pirate cruise for the kiddos where they search for “stolen” treasure. Private cocktail cruises are offered as well.
21’ Parker Center Console - Lob Star: This boat makes daily afternoon trips to lobster traps were passengers can bait, haul and empty traps.
The Freedom 40 joins two other sailboats:
(2) 26′ Latitude Tandornes – Stars & Stripes and Midnight Star: Built in France these six passenger sail boats are available for day and sunset sails as well as sailing lessons.
If you are looking to have a relaxing resort vacation or a weekend full of activities the Chatham Bars Inn has got you covered!
For reservations or more information, please visit www.chathambarsinn.com or call (800) 527-4884.
Chatham Bars Inn
297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA 02633
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