White gazebo on front lawn of Captains House Inn with croquet equipment

About the Inn

A distinctive Cape Cod bed and breakfast, the Captain’s House Inn offers luxury accommodations that will be sure to make your stay relaxing and memorable. The inn is regarded by many respected lodging reviewers as perhaps “the Cape’s finest small inn.” This Four-Diamond sea captain’s estate on two acres in Chatham, Massachusetts is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat from the workaday world.

Outstanding Amenities
Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and English afternoon tea served in the dining room that overlooks the gardens and grounds. The reception hall, the library, and the sitting room – with its wood-burning fireplace – are all beautifully appointed with antiques, period wallpaper, and reproduction furnishings reminiscent of Williamsburg.

Luxurious Accommodations
The Main House, the attached Carriage House, the Stables, and the 200-year-old “bow roof cape” called the Captain’s Cottage, provide 16 sumptuously appointed guest quarters.

The Perfect Place
Young Captain Hiram Harding – captain of a packet clipper ship – built this stately Greek-Revival style sea captain’s home in 1839 for Lydia, his bride of one year. Set on two acres with outbuildings and a large outdoor swimming pool, the inn offers a lovely retreat space for romantic getaways, intimate weddings, and small conferences. Complete with pampering amenities and an exceptional staff, the Captain’s House Inn offers the perfect location for your Cape Cod getaway.

Read more about the inn’s history here.


At the Captain’s House Inn, you will find an all-inclusive approach to serving guests.  A full gourmet breakfast, afternoon cream tea, and use of our heated outdoor pool and fitness center are all included in our rates.  All guest rooms are equipped with hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, umbrellas, and a “welcome basket” of snacks and beverages.  You will also find a luxurious line of H2O bath amenities in your bathroom as well as plush robes, slippers on request, and sheets so soft that you might just want to take a set home!

Guest Services

Morning Beverage Service

  • Complimentary coffee or tea and juice are served to your room starting at 7:15 am.

Ice Machine

  • The ice machine is located in the porch area at the back of the kitchen. For your convenience, an ice bucket is provided in your room.  Ice buckets are filled at turndown service nightly, in season.

Turndown Service

  • Turndown service is automatic in season and is offered between 6:00 – 9:00 pm. If you do not want turndown service, please put the sign outside your door.

Bell Service

  • We will be happy to assist you with your luggage. Please contact the office by dialing “0”.

Wake-up Calls

  • Available from 7:00 am. Please call the office to arrange for one.

Movie Library

  • A complimentary selection of movies is available in the library of the Main House.

Laundry Services

  • We are pleased to offer laundry services to our guests. The charge for this service is $15 per load. Please notify us of any special laundry instructions. Just place your laundry in the bag, which you will find in your closet. You can arrange for this service through the office by dialing “0”. As an alternative, we can recommend a local laundromat.

Gift Shop

  • Open during office hours from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm. Click here for details.

Postal Services

  • We would be happy to mail your “wish you were here” postcards and charge the postage to your final invoice.


  • A variety of newspapers are available daily in the library. Should you require a specific newspaper, we will be happy to obtain it for you.


  • For directions, reservations, or suggestions for sightseeing, please contact a member of the staff in the main office.

Recreational Services

Heated Pool & Fitness Center

  • The fitness center and pool are open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily. We supply pool towels and shade umbrellas. Additionally, the Chatham Health and Swim Club, a full-service gym with an indoor pool, offers guests at the Captain’s House Inn a $15.00 day pass.

Beach Supplies

  • Beach chairs are located in the shed at the back of the parking lot. Beach towels are stored in the back kitchen porch near the ice machine, and at the pool. Picnic coolers are available for your use as well.


  • Bikes are available to rent at Brewster Bike at the Cape Cod Rail Trail trailhead in Brewster or at Orleans Cycle, where guests can pick up the rail trail and bike to the beautiful Coast Guard Beach.


  • We offer wickets and mallets for a rousing game of croquet! Our staff would be happy to help you set up for the game.


  • We will be happy to arrange a massage, either at a local spa or in the comfort and privacy of your own room. Advance reservations are advised.


Gardens & Grounds

The Captain’s House Inn in Cape Cod is set amidst striking gardens in a relaxing setting, just minutes from the quaint town of Chatham, MA. An expansive lawn, English Garden-style flowerbeds, and an herb garden full of aromatic plants invite you to wander through blooms or just sit and observe birds and butterflies. On sunny summer days, you can enjoy breakfast on the patio, complete with a trickling fountain.

Lawn, Pool, and More!

Lounge in one of the many Adirondack chairs dotting the lawn and finally read that new novel or savor a glass of wine. Take a dip in the heated pool, work out in the fitness room, or try your hand at croquet.

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