What a Year It Has Been!

Well summer has been and gone and Val and I just finished our first year at the romantic Cape Cod Carriage House Inn. We began early last September and we’re amazed at how quickly the year flew by.

Our overall impression as new innkeepers is absolute amazement. For whatever reason, the Carriage House Inn attracts the most wonderful, interesting and fun-loving guests from all over the world.

We wanted to recap some of our experiences with you. So here we go – a whole year’s worth!

According to our guests:
Top Cape Cod Restaurants: Impudent Oyster, Del Mar Bistro, Buca’s and Pisces
Favorite Chatham Tavern: The Chatham Squire and The Red Nun
Favorite Breakfast at the Carriage House Inn: All of them!

Favorite Cape Cod Beach: Hardings and Lighhouse
Favorite Island: Martha’s Vineyard
Favorite Day Trip: Whale Watching off Provincetown (Guests have seen upwards of 50-60 whales on one trip.

And if you’re tempted to take that Whale Watch… Here are some recommended stops along the way to Provincetown that you’re sure to enjoy.

National Seashore Headquarters at Salt Pond, Eastham

Coast Guard Beach, Marconi Beach and Calhoun Hollow Beach

PB Boulengerie – an incredible French restaurant and bakery

The Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant at Calhoun Hollow Beach (rated one of the top beachside bar and restaurants in America)

Race Point Beach (rated on Good Morning America this summer as one of the ten most beautiful locations in America)

And to complete the trip, here are some suggestions for the ride back from Provincetown so you can make it truly a full day of adventure!

Truro Vineyards

Moby Dick Restaurant

Wellfleet Harbor

The Pearl, Max’s Shack and Wicked Oyster Restaurants in Wellfleet

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow (Jim’s favorite ice cream sundae store)

We look forward to staying in touch with all of you. Our first newsletter went out in September. If you’d like to join our e-newsletter list to keep up with the goings on at Carriage House Inn and our little piece of heaven in Chatham, click here to visit our website where you can join our mailing list. We love to hear from you so please drop a line and let us now what you think!

All our best,

Val & Jim Mellett
The Carriage House Inn
Chatham, MA

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