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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 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, the inn offers a lovely retreat space for romantic getaways and intimate weddings. 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 Captain’s House Inn, you will find an all-inclusive approach to serving guests.  A full gourmet breakfast and afternoon cream tea are included in all room rates.  All guest rooms are equipped with hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, umbrellas, and a “welcome basket” of snacks and beverages.  You will also find a luxurious line of Float bath amenities in your bathroom as well as plush robes and sheets so soft that you might just want to take a set home!

Guest Services

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.

Daily Housekeeping

  • Complimentary housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.  

Bell Service

  • We will be happy to assist you with your luggage. Please call the office at 508-945-0127 for assistance.

Movie Library

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

Gift Shop

  • Treat yourself to a Captain’s House Inn mug, robe, or luxurious set of sheets. 

Postal Services

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


  • For directions, reservations, or suggestions for sightseeing, please contact a member of the staff in the main office by dialing 508-945-0127.

Recreational Services

Fitness Facilities

  • We are fortunate to have a well appointed fitness center within a mile of the inn.  Chatham Works is a brand new facility offering a fully equipped gym as well as a variety of fitness classes. We DO NOT have a pool or fitness center at the inn.

Bike Rental

  • New to the Inn for 2023 is a fleet of bicycles by sixthreezero bike company. Rentals are povided complimentary between the hours of 8am to 5pm. 


  • We will be happy to arrange a massage for you at a local spa. Advance reservations are advised.

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