Chatham Gables Inn

364 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633
Innkeeper(s): David and Andrea Smith
  • Introduction

    Chatham Gables Inn, front view The 170 year old Chatham Gables Inn is a historic Sea Captain's Manse built in Chatham, MA in 1839 and completely restored in 2010. Today, guests from all over the world enjoy private, sophisticated and well appointed guest rooms with personalized services and boutique amenities.

    Spacious common areas include the reception parlor, the chart room and the breakfast gallery featuring fine works from local artists. The Chatham Gables Inn provides the classic Cape Cod inn experience within a short stroll to all of Chatham's world class offerings, including great beaches and the many shops, galleries and restaurants found on Main Street.

    What does your ideal Cape Cod B&B look like? Maybe it’s a place where each day begins at your own pace and where a delicious, relaxed meal is prepared just for you and served in a spectacular garden setting. Likely it’s a place where you can linger until noon or head out early for a day at the beach and beyond.

    You’ll find all that and much more at the Chatham Gables Inn bed and breakfast.

    Whether you join us for a cozy fall weekend, a winter escape or a long leisurely week in summer, everything you want from your Cape Cod bed and breakfast getaway you’ll find here at the Chatham Gables. Our small, unhurried inn in Chatham, MA, provides the perfect B&B setting.

    Chatham Gables Inn-Common Area

    Chatham Gables Inn, marquee


  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to David & Andrea Smith for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Chatham is "the" destination of Cape Cod; it reminds many of Nantucket Island.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Chatham Gables Inn is best known for its warm hospitality, beautiful surroundings, and great location. This was originally an 1839 Sea Captain's Home.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The number one reason to visit this area is to experience Cape Cod. The area is breathtaking and untouched. People come to stand in awe of Cape Cod's National SeaShore.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Our guests feel like they "come home" once they enter the inn.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    You will find that this area has the best Lobster Rolls around!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Anyone staying for longer than a weekend should try and visit Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown, and surely go whale watching. We also recommend spending one day on the little island beach across the water from the Chatham Fish Pier.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There's plenty within walking distance including museums, restaurants, a fish pier, beaches, many restaurants, and Main Street Shopping.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are many restaurants but we are partial to Del Mar, Impudent Oyster, and Chatham Squire.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Nantucket Island  Chamber of Commerce

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 8 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?
    While we are certainly family friendly and can accommodate travelers age 18 and up, we unfortunately cannot accommodate family pets here at the inn. The following are some links for pet sitting/kennels in the area
  • Amenities

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    All of the rooms at the historic Chatham Gables Inn have recently been renovated and provide guests with

    a classic yet sophisticated setting during their stay on Cape Cod. Guests of the inn can appreciate amenities and services including designer furniture and fabrics, private baths, air conditioning, LCD flat screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, luxurious Matouk bedding and Pharmacopia bath amenities. Many guest rooms have their own fireplaces and private entrances.

  • Breakfast

    Chatham Gables Inn-Breakfast

    Your stay with us includes a delicious full breakfast for two in our sunlit Garden Room. After a night in one of our spacious and beautifully restored guest rooms, join us for a sumptuous morning meal between 8:30 and 9:30. The Garden Room opens out to our patio area and grounds, where you are welcome to stroll and relax with your morning coffee. And be sure to take in our breakfast gallery area, where an ever-changing array of works from Cape Cod local artists is displayed.

    The classic B and B fare you’ll enjoy as our guest includes fresh coffee and juices, a hearty hot entree, and of course homemade breads and pastries. If you have any special dietary requirements or restrictions, simply let us know at the time you book your bed and breakfast stay with us so that we can ensure your morning meal with us is enjoyable in every respect.

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    After breakfast, let us help you plan your relaxing day in Chatham or exploring Cape Cod’s scenic beaches and one-of-a-kind shops. We can guide you to the best spots to stop for lunch and dinner, from elegant restaurants or casual waterside pubs. Return to the Inn after your day and socialize in our common areas, relax on the patio or curl up back in your room with a great book – looking forward a new day beginning at one of New England’s most delightful B&Bs.

  • The Experience

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    The entire staff of the Chatham Gables Inn is committed to providing our guests with the absolute best services and amenities possible.

    As a guest of the inn, you will be welcomed with refined hospitality and provided with personalized attention as you enjoy a warm and relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance.

    Whether you have come to escape the world and unwind with a book by the fire or spend full days exploring the year round wonders of the Cape and Islands, the CGI team will do everything possible to ensure your total satisfaction.


    The Services

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    • Complimentary Full Breakfast is served every morning between 8 and 9:30 in the garden room.
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Concierge Services
    • Zents spa amenities
    • Kashwere, Sol Reya, Matouk, Malouf, Compy linens
    • Matouck Italian Towels
    • Fireplaces
    • Stoves
    • Steamshower
    • Good night chocolates in season
    •  24/7 Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
    • Afternoon Sweets
    • Port & Sherry evening offering
    • Beach Equipment

    Chatham Gables Inn, marquee The Activities

    • Whale Watching
    • Harbor Cruises
    • Day trips to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Provincetown
    • Museums
    • Shopping
    • Art Galleries
    • Vineyard Tours and Tastings
    • Biking
    • Seal Cruises
    • Fishing and deep sea
    • Antiquing
    • Lawn Games
    • Beach
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Community Theaters
    • Sporting Events including the Cape Cod League Baseball
    • Parades
    • First Night New Years
    • Bird Watching at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
  • Weddings & Special Events

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    CGI Intimate Elopements & Commitment Ceremonies Ideally located just ½ mile both to quaint Chatham Village and Cape Cod’s beautiful blue sea, Chatham Gables Inn is recognized for its superior customer service, bountiful breakfasts, colorful gardens, and inviting accommodations. A charming blend of history and sophistication, Chatham Gables Inn offers a world-class vacation and back-drop for special times in your lives, boasting glorious sunrises, explosive sunsets, the faint scent of ocean spray around every corner, and the forever promise one shall someday return.

    Here at CGI we love celebrations. In fact, we celebrate in some fashion every day here at the Inn! Let us be part of your special celebration. With our lovely garden and sweet koi pond, we can offer the perfect place for an intimate outdoor ceremony during the warmer months, and when the cold winds start to blow and there becomes a nip in the air, our beautiful front entry room we call The Libray, is the perfect setting for your special ceremony with its beautiful blue toile wallpaper and stately fireplace. We offer our beautiful Inn for your very special ceremonies. We ask the ceremonies are intimate (2-6 people), and that you stay with us for a minimum of 2 nights. We offer the ceremonies to take place after breakfast and before check- ins: between 11:00AM – 2:30PM. We will be happy to provide a list of local resources for flowers, cake, candies, JP, etc. We would love to take the pictures for you if you would like!! The fee for this special service is $475 plus the in-season cost of your accommodation including taxes.

    • Bridal / Baby Showers
    • Family Reunions
    • Commitment Ceremonies
    • Small Corporate Meetings
    • Birthday Parties
  • The Area

    Chatham Gables Inn, harbor view

    Visitors to Chatham are drawn to the expansive and magnificent beaches, stunning ocean views, and quintessential New England Main Street experience. Chatham has a classic blend of the past and present with its charming village streets lined with historic 18th century homes, shingled cottages and lush seaside gardens. With a fine selection of historic museums and a vibrant downtown area with welcoming shops and galleries, Chatham provides endless options to escape and explore. Restaurant options range from locally owned coffee shops, bistros and pubs to fine dining.

    Chatham is conveniently located at the elbow of Cape Cod making it the perfect launching point for day trips to Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Surrounded on three sides by water, guests enjoy year round trips to the many different beaches in Chatham, including Lighthouse Beach on the Atlantic, Pleasant Bay Beach on the bay and Harding’s Beach on Nantucket Sound.

    Staying at CGI means you have year round access. From small town band concerts in the village gazebo to classic baseball games under the lights.

    Conservation Foundation Trails

    Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

    Chatham Fish Pier

    Caleb Nickerson House

    Nickerson Family Association

    Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

    Chatham Historical Society

    Chatham Railroad Museum

    58th Annual Chatham Antiques Show & Sale

  • Directions

    Chatham Gables Inn, directions

    From Boston/North

    1. Route 93 South to Rt. 3 South
    2. Following signs to Cape Cod, Route 6 & Hyannis which take you right to the Sagamore Bridge
    3. Go over bridge and onto Route 6 East

    From Providence/West

    1. Route 195 East to Cape Cod
    2. Route 25 East, Exit 3 to Route 6, Hyannis/Provincetown
    3. 3/4 around rotary straight onto Rt. 6 paralleling Cape Cod Canal
    4. Go over Sagamore Bridge which continues you onto Rt 6. East

    From Route 6

    Inland Route

    1. Take Exit 11, turn left onto Rt. 137 south
    2. Straight through first set of traffic lights and straight through flashing lights, continuing on 137S to Route 28 (t-shaped intersection)
    3. The Bassett House Information Center should be in front of you
    4. Left onto Rt. 28 for 3 miles to Chatham rotary
    5. Take Old Harbor Rd. off rotary, between white church and Mobil Station, the Chatham Gables Inn is 1/2 - 3/4 mile on right

    Ocean Route

    1. Take Exit 11, turn left onto Rt. 137 South
    2. Take first left (approx. 1/10 mile) onto Pleasant Bay Rd
    3. Follow through stop sign to T-shaped intersection, Rt. 28(approx. 1.9 miles)
    4. Turn right onto Rt. 28 to first traffic light (approx. 3 miles)
    5. Turn right at light onto Old Harbor Rd
    6. The Chatham Gables Inn is 100 yards on the left