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“Wild About Wild Pigeon!” 5 of 5 stars
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Captain's House Inn
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   369 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, MA 02633   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Chatham B&B and Inns
Williamstown, MA
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“Wild About Wild Pigeon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

In case there is anyone out there who is still debating a stay at the Captain's House Inn, I would say "Just do it!" You won't regret the decision -- except it may forever ruin your experience at any other B&B. We were back for what is becoming a tradition -- celebrating a birthday in Chatham and at the Captain's House. We stayed in the Intrepid on our first visit and loved it; this time our two nights were in Wild Pigeon. You climb the narrow winding steps and discover a hidden gem at the top -- Wild Pigeon! The room is huge with two separate seating areas -- one by the fireplace, the other facing the TV. Really, you could entertain in this room!

Breakfast both days was both beautifully presented and delicious. The staff is friendly and so competent that you hardly notice them busy at work. Jill makes the rounds to greet her guests and make sure they are comfortable and happy. I would definitely nominate Jill and Jim as Innkeepers of the Year!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Wow! Thank you for your wonderful comments. We love the title of your review - very clever! Wild Pigeon is a great room - it feels very spacious with the sunken sitting area and high beamed ceilings. We're glad you enjoyed it. It was so nice to see you again and I'm glad your birthday celebration was everything you wanted it to be. Hope to see you again!
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RIC, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Second stay. Perfect again. From the English hospitality exchange students, the Jamaican housekeeping elves (whom you never see, but spit shine the rooms whilst you're at breakfast), to Chef Kevin and innkeepers Jill and James- the Captain's House Inn is someplace truly special. Our only mistake: we didn't come back sooner after our wedding there nearly 5 years ago. You'll eat well at breakfast, drink and eat well again at tea, and sleep well in any if the individually appointed rooms. Clarissa the first stay. Lady Mariah this stay. Looking forward to either the masculine Hiram Harding or enormous Lydia Harding in April. Lots to do up and down the Cape... Or just veg in your room with a movie. They have earned each of their four stars. Go and you will see why.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor users! We love the title of your review, as unstuffy, yet luxurious is exactly what we strive for. We want guests to feel comfortable, yet pampered and we work hard to achieve this balance. It was so nice to see one of our wedding couples return for an anniversary. We're glad we have become a special place for you and look forward to your return in April!
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Felsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed in the Captain's House Inn while visiting the Cape for the fall. Jill and her staff made our short stay a very enjoyable one, the "girls" where great and helped us with directions, ideas and places to eat, we loved the fact that they were English and learning how service should be whilst they finish their University courses . we stayed in Wild Pigeon, which was lovely and full of character, including steps up to that wonderfully comfy bed!
Breakfast was amazing and having the menu the night before just made chosing even more difficult :)
Thank you for a great stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Our guests, whether they are from the U.S., UK, or elsewhere, love chatting with our British interns about their experiences here in the States. Their accents and eagerness to please add an unexpected positive element to guests' experiences and we're happy you enjoyed speaking with them. We hope to see you again!
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Massachusetts
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I decided to get away for the weekend for an early 20th anniversary celebration and chose to stay at the Captain's House Inn. We stayed in Lady Mariah. The "dream bathroom" with the vanity & sink, double whirlpool, and gas fireplace was lovely & spacious. The small washroom (toilet, sink, and stall shower) was indeed small as other reviews had forewarned. But, the rest of the room more than made up for it. Room amenities included complimentary bottled water and juice, and some snacks.

The breakfasts were delicious, and though there were only two entrees on the menu each day, they had no problems accommodating modifications. The afternoon tea should not be missed!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we agree - the Lady Mariah room, particularly the whirlpool room make up for the smaller shower room - though even that has its own charm. We hope to see you - and feed you - on a return visit!
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed at the Inn and were totally awed by the accommodations. Our room, the Wild Pigeon, was perfect. The fireplace added a nice touch on a cool fall evening. The breakfast and afternoon tea were were delicious and nicely served in a garden view sunroom. The staff was extremely friendly, welcoming and attentive to our needs. They had excellent suggestions for dining and preprinted directions to all major attractions making your time there all the more relaxing. The grounds and rooms are impeccable and offer all the comforts of home. This is by far the nicest Inn/B&B we have ever stayed. One more thing....the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in...from the soft sheets to huggable pillows...aaahhh....thanks for the enjoyable stay!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We receive countless positive comments about our sheets - in fact, I sold four sets today! One guest said she didn't think she could sleep on anything else...ever! We hope to see you again in the future.
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Bedfordshire, UK
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We loved our stay at the Captains House Inn. The room was wonderful; decorated with antiques, a fireplace, two comfy chairs and a fourposter bed - with steps! Radio, TV, DVD player, soft drinks, sweets and a turn down service all added to the sense of comfort and ease. Breakfast was served in the delightful conservatory as was a delicious afternoon tea. Well done to all you English waitresses, you did a great job of looking after us! Really useful touches included little cards with directions to various attractions and restaurants, so useful when you do not know the area. There was certainly no shortage of places to eat and things to do and the area is stunningly beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We love to hear from our guests and it helps others when planning their own trips. We hope to see you on a return visit!
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed for four nights at the Inn to celebrate our 30th anniversary and we had a wonderful time. We had visited the Inn a couple of times previously under a different ownership and the Inn was fabulous then. Jill and James -- the current owners -- somehow managed to take a good thing and make it even better, which is no small feat.

We stayed in the Hiram Harding Room, which is part of a small, 200-year-old cottage. The room is big, extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated with a fireplace, where you can burn Duraflame logs, which are provided. I wish I had a room like this in our home.

The Inn and its wonderful staff does everything well. The breakfasts are creative and delicious. The afternoon teas are divine. And, if you miss the tea like we did a couple of times, snacks are provided after 6:30 in the kitchen... and everything is scrumptious.

There are many conveniences, like WiFi and a terrific gym to work out. There is a library, which also includes DVDs and a couple of computers that the guests can use. There are many other features as well, but we had little time to avail ourselves of everything as we visited around the Cape.

The Innkeepers are a wonderful, young couple, who are actively involved with their interns (I believe) from England. Everyone works as a team to greet and serve the guests at breakfast, provide tips on the best restaurants and the best sights to see, to help book reservations and the like. We had casual chats with the people who take care of housekeeping and the beautiful grounds. Everyone was friendly and cheerful and made us feel welcomed at the Inn. Again, it is an excellent team and Jill and James should be extremely proud of their Inn and the people who make it run flawlessly.

All of this said, we look forward to our return and it can't come soon enough.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChathamFan, Owner at Captain's House Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We are very proud of our team and appreciate the kudos for all their hard work. I love the fireplace in Hiram Harding too - this is the perfect time of year to really enjoy it as you did. We hope to see you again!
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Address: 369 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, MA 02633
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Chatham
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Chatham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A most distinctive Cape Cod bed and breakfast, the Captain's House 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. ... more   less 
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