Active Pursuits

Biking

Cape Cod is an exceptional area for biking. One of our favorite trips is along the Cape Cod Rail Trail.  

Boating

A number of boat rides depart from the waters surrounding Chatham. It is possible to take a relaxing cruise around Pleasant Bay, visit South Beach or take a sunset cruise. You can also hire your own boat. Please see our brochure area in the Main House during your visit for more information.

  • Rip Ryder offers seal cruises out of Monomoy Wildlife Refuge and can drop you off at South Beach for a leisurely afternoon.
  • Monomoy Island Excursions offers several cruises around Monomoy Island with commentary about the island’s local history and folklore.
  • If you want to explore the Cape Cod Canal and learn its history and see sites along the way, check out Hy-Line Cruises where you will find 2-3 hour canal cruises as well as sunset and special music themed excursions.
  • For something different, but classically "Cape Cod," Chatham Classic Yacht Charters will take you for a sea journey aboard one of their restored old world schooners.
  • Venture out to Orleans and visit the Goose Hummock which specializes in kayaking and sports fishing. Take a kayak lesson or tour or rent your own kayak and go to it!

Fishing

The waters surrounding Chatham offer some of the best striped bass fishing in the world and no permit is required. Fresh water ponds are also excellent for fishing, however, a license is required from the town clerk in the town office on Main Street. Numerous fishing expeditions depart from Chatham and surrounding areas. Please see our brochure area in the Main House during your visit for more information.

  • Charter a fishing boat and go after what the Cape is known for – striped bass, bluefish and fluke. Rockin' Robin fishing charters offers fishing charters, sunset cruises and sightseeing tours on Cape Cod Bay.
  • If you don't want to charter a fishing boat, join Hy-Line Cruises on their party boat where you can go bottom fishing for scup and blackfish or on the Captain’s Choice excursion where you will find bluefish, stripers and fluke.
  • In addition to more traditional inshore fishing, Capeshores Charters also specializes in Cod and Tuna fishing. Though these charters are more expensive due to the distance traveled, the reward is great!

Flying

With Cape Cod Flying Circus, you can take scenic flights over Cape Cod or explore surrounding lakes and waterways on a floatplane. For the more adventurous, aerobatic flights are also available. Cape Cod’s Flying Circus is based at Chatham Airport.

Shopping

Chatham has lovely shops, galleries and antique stores to explore. If this does not satisfy your appetite to shop, Route 6A offers the largest concentration of antique shops while Wellfleet and Provincetown offer numerous art galleries. The nearest mall is located in Hyannis and features several major department stores.

Spa Services

Conveniently located less than two miles from the inn, Sol Spa offers services from facials and manicures to relaxing massages. They specialize in couples massages and can come to the inn (space permitting) to work their magic!

Tennis

There are several tennis courts located in Chatham, which are open to the public free of charge:Chatham High School:

  • Turn left out of the driveway, left at the traffic lights, left on Stony Hill Road and right at the stop sign onto Crowell Road. The High School is about º of a mile on the left.
  • Depot Road Courts: Turn right out of the driveway and follow for approximately 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Depot Road and the courts will be on your right.