Chatham Carriage House Inn – About the Inn
The Chatham Carriage House Inn is a classic New England Sea Captain’s Home built in 1850 for Captain Isaac Howe Loveland and his lovely young bride, Elizabeth Kent. Our inn is recognized as historic accommodations by American Historic Inns and is an ideal choice for romantic weekend getaway.
The house was built by Captain Loveland’s father, Captain Timothy Loveland, using lumber shipped in by Schooner to the Cow Yard Town Landing, which our guests can easily stroll to and enjoy the sand and ocean view amongst the beautiful shorefront mansions.
According to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the main Inn building is a two-story Greek Revival Colonial located in the Old Harbor area of Chatham Village just off Shore Road. Captain Loveland was born in 1817 and was one of Chatham’s most notable citizens. There is a large bronze plaque and memorial stone in his honor at the entrance to the Chatham Community Center on Main Street, thanking him for his generous gifts to the Town of Chatham. Captain Loveland made his fortune fishing out of the Old Harbor in North Chatham, engaging in very profitable weir fishing, and running the main shipping wharf on Monomoy Island until the Hurricane of 1861. After retiring from the Sea, Captain Loveland became a Director and the President of the Cape Cod National Bank.
The main house has recently been totally renovated for the ultimate in guest comfort including large sun deck and new breakfast patio, but still retains colonial moldings, freshly restored wood floors, and Greek Revival finishing touches throughout. Your Innkeepers have enhanced the Captain’s home with many New England antiques and regional Folk Art of Captain Loveland’s era.
The separate Carriage House at the Inn was originally built as stables in the late 1800’s and was totally renovated in 2001 and again in 2018 to provide very popular large, bright guest rooms each with ensuite bathrooms, cozy gas fireplaces and private outdoor seating and your own secluded garden.
Today, Captain Loveland’s Homestead provides our Inn guests with an exceptional, relaxing and personalized stay in a classic New England Seafaring Village with a rare historic setting you won’t find in typical hotels and larger inns. Our cuisine, attentiveness to guest needs and amenities are unmatched by lodgings of our size. Many of our recent guests have sworn off the “big resorts” for the New Carriage House Inn, come see why!