Prior to moving to Chatham MA and becoming Cape Cod bed and breakfast innkeepers, Jill and James Meyer both grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey where they met in high school and have been "dating" ever since. James majored in hospitality management at Boston University and went on to work his way up in three years from front desk receptionist to manager of three departments at the prestigious Boston Harbor Hotel. Jill received her business degree in entrepreneurial studies and marketing from Babson College and gritted her teeth in the corporate world while constantly dreaming about owning her own business.That dream became a reality when the couple impulsively bought the Carriage House Inn just next door, learned the ins and outs of innkeeping, and tripled the inn's occupancy in two years. As young innkeepers with a passion for the industry, they felt it was time to move on to a bigger property and the Captain’s House Inn seemed like the perfect fit. Now, they are happily welcoming guests and continuing to build the business the previous owners established.
In his spare time, James enjoys cooking and is a die-hard New Jersey Nets fan while Jill is a passionate shopper and enjoys eating James' delicious meals. Jill is also a Justice of the Peace in Massachusetts and performs the ceremonies for the inn's small weddings, aka the Elopement Package. Together, they traveled to 13 European countries, Australia, New Zealand, and 47 States. When they’re not traveling or innkeeping, they love a good snowstorm, collecting wine, and scoping out the best activities and restaurants on the Cape for their guests to enjoy. Jill and James look forward to welcoming you to the Captain's House Inn and making your stay a memorable and enjoyable experience.
To say that our Executive Chef, Deidre Murphy is in love with food would be a serious understatement! Born and raised in New England, Deidre has spent her life surrounded by amazing friends, exciting world travels, and great food.
After 20-years of living and working around the globe in various aspects of the restaurant industry, Deidre came to realize her true passion and the dedication it takes to be a great chef. She believes that food is the most universal aspect of life and it is what truly connects us to one another throughout the world. She takes great pride in sharing her truest expressions of herself through her cooking.
Deidre’s culinary adventures and recipes have been featured on numerous television and radio broadcast programs, as well as in newspapers, magazines, and regional local market publications.
When not in the kitchen, Deidre can be found perusing local farmers markets, fishing the Cape's waters, donating her time and expertise to local charities, visiting her favorite artisan cheese shops, or surfing the awesome swells that Cape Cod has to offer.
Claude Edwards is the wife of Dan (our Maintenance man) and is our magnificent assistant chef. A talented cook with an eye for detail, Claude is part of our seasonal staff and hails from Jamaica. Claude has been at the Captain's House Inn for more than 10 years and holds the distinction of being the longest serving member of our team.
Our student staff changes every six to ten months depending on the university program. These young people bring an enthusiasm and energy to the inn that our guests enjoy. We offer them the opportunity to work in America, with a lot of public contact in a small business environment. We enjoy their company and so do our guests.
Our Jamaican staff members leave their homes and family and work with us for eight months of the year, while our small core housekeeping team, remains with us year-round. They take great pride in their work and, without them, we could not offer the level of service we do or continue to maintain the high standards we have set for ourselves. Besides their great work ethic, they offer us sunny smiles and upbeat attitudes every day.
Heading our grounds staff is Dan Edwards, maintenance man and gardener extraordinaire. Innkeeping is not all warm welcoming smiles, beautifully presented breakfasts and excellent service. It is also attractive, well-maintained grounds, toilets that flush without overflowing and lights and televisions that work when you press the switch!We are grateful to all our staff, and their teamwork, for helping us make the Captain's House Inn known worldwide for its outstanding service and hospitality.