November 2009

Holiday Upcoming Events and News

Thank you to all of our guests for visiting Chatham during the 2009 summer season and a big heart felt thank you for your loyalty and patronage! Tim and I are looking forward to the quiet season, decorating the Inn for the holidays, the 13th Annual Historic Inn Tour, First Night Chatham over New Year's Eve, and our Second Annual Baby Boomers Retirement Weekend in February.We would love to have as many of you back again this winter as possible and to entice you we have been offering mid week specials on our web's last minute specials page. We just added a new gas fireplace to guest room 5 so now all of the Carriage House Rooms offer fireplaces for instant romance. Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!

Your hosts, Tim and Paula

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13th Annual Chatham Christmas Inn Tour & Holiday Stroll Weekend   Dec 11-13, 2009

This holiday season escape to Chatham, Cape Cod a sparkling ocean side winter wonderland, where you can shop & relax. Chatham's Inns will be decorated with twinkling lights and fresh pine garland on Saturday afternoon from 1-4, you can tour the Inns and each Inn will be serving wonderful holiday treats.

Chatham's Village stores are open until 9PM, with many serving hot cider, and Friday evening is the lighting of the 25 foot holiday tree and caroling on Main Street. Stay with us at the Carriage House, shop for friends and family and pamper your self with our sea spa services in your own room. Rooms are going fast-call us today!
Your Package Includes:
  • 2 Nights Lodging at the Inn for 2 guests
  • Gourmet Breakfast Daily, Snacks, Baked Cookies & Hot Mulled Cider
  • 2 Free Tickets to the Historic Inn Tour $30 Value 
  • Chatham Keepsake Christmas Ornament
Main House Room 1 & 2 $278*
Main House Room 3 $298*
Carriage House Rooms $338*
feature gas fireplaces *plus applicable lodging tax 

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Last Minute Special, Midweek Guest Rooms November until Mid December 2009

Slip away for a night or two  . . . .rest, relax and rejuvenate at the Carriage House Inn! In addition to our low seasonal pricing we are offering a $25 gift certificate to the Impudent Oyster restaurant in Chatham to any of our guests who stay with us midweek for two nights or more during November to mid December-see our website for avaiailable dates and other specials. The Impudent Oyster restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they offer large portions and the freshest fish served any where. My personal favorite is the tempura haddock served over an Asian slaw, it just melts in your mouth, or try one of their newest items baked macaroni and cheese with lobster-total decadence!!

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 Second Annual Baby Boomers by the Sea Retirement & Open House Tour Weekend February 26-28, 2010

If you have ever considered retiring to the Cape and purchasing a home in Chatham then this special weekend has been designed for you! Your weekend will kick off with a wine and cheese reception Friday night at the Inn. Saturday morning boasts a gourmet breakfast before guests begin a group home tour with real estate experts from John C. Ricotta & Associates

Beth Wade-and her staff, all veterans of the Cape Cod real estate, will take guests around the area to explore real estate options and find out what is available for Cape Cod living. From private condo communities to exclusive waterfront mansion estates, interested retirees will discover the ins and out of purchasing Cape Cod real estate. We will cap off the weekend on Sunday morning with an expert Dr. Bill Roiter published author, executive coach and just recently a full time Chatham resident who will speak on how to retire with style and confidence, touching on all the aspects of a successful life transition from hobbies, to work, finances and fun! Book now and look forward to setting your retirement dream in motion.
Your Weekend Package Includes:
  • Friday & Saturday night lodging at the Carriage House Inn
  • Gourmet breakfast, Saturday and Sunday
  • Wine and cheese welcome party Friday evening at the Inn
  • General or customized personal tour of Chatham homes on Saturday
  • Reception in a Chatham home that is "for sale" on Saturday evening
  • Sunday morning discussion with Dr. Roiter of Boston, MA, psychologist, executive coach, businessperson and author
  • Financial Consulting Seminar-planning beyond the Numbers/Dream Book
  • Dr. Bill Roiter’s book, Beyond Work: How Accomplished People Retire Successfuly
Room 1 & 2 $318* for 2 people
Room 3 $338* for 2 people
Rooms 4, 5, 6 $378* for 2 people     

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Warm Spiced Cider Beverage
Inn owners Tim & Paula Miller have been hard at work polishing their cooking skills. Our new seasonal  treats include pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling and pumpkin souffle pancakes served with Vermont Maple syrup.   


This fall, the Carriage House Inn wants to share it's warm Spiced Cider recipe. We serve this beverage in the afternoons with either chocolate chip cookies or other fresh baked goodies right out of the oven. Enjoy!

 Beverage Recipe
5 cups apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks broken in half
5 whole cloves
2 Cardamom Pods
2 big strips of orange zest (outer part only no white pith)
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat to a simmer on medium low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally – do not let boil. While cider is simmering, pour some boiling water into an empty insulated carafe and set aside. Turn off heat on cider and let ingredients steep for 10 more minutes. Pour hot water out of insulated carafe and strain cider mixture into carafe.
Approx 8 servings