4.8 on September 25, 2016
Wonderful loquacious host Jim and wife Val make this place special. Jim knows the area and has great restaurant suggestions along with routing to the sites of the Cape. Breakfasts were delightful in all aspects. Hot and well prepared - TY to Val.
4.6 on September 15, 2016
It was my 2nd time staying with Val and Jim. Everything was perfect once again. Excellent accommodations, excellent Breakfast and exceptional Innkeepers. I would highly recommend The Carriage House for a relaxing stay. Tom K. - Baltimore, MD
4.8 on August 02, 2016
Having always stayed only at recognized major hotel chains, we were apprehensive in booking a B&B for our visit to Cape Cod. Website looked attractive, interesting story about owners/hosts and reviews most positive and a value compared to hotels. our experience was truly outstanding and most memorable. Val and Jim made us fell welcomed, appreciated and comfortable. Val's breakfasts were incredible. Is there a 6 star category?
4.8 on June 08, 2016
5 on May 04, 2016
We spent our annual "parents" only weekend last March at the Carriage House. This was our 5th stay and we absolutely loved it. Not only was it the perfect weather weekend but Jim and Val are gracious hosts who make us feel right at home. You can choose from one of the outer rooms or stay in the main house. They have recently built out the breakfast area and it makes it very sunny and welcoming. And breakfast all I can say is delicious!!!! We plan our 6th visit for 2017!
5 on November 05, 2015
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week in late August and truly had the BEST experience! We knew going into the trip we were going to like Cape Cod but it was because of Jim, Val and the Carriage House Inn, that we fell in LOVE with Chatham, MA and plan on making this an annual vacation spot. Each morning, Val would make and serve us most amazing breakfast spread you could ever imagine and Jim would take significant time out of his day to tell us about the BEST places to visit (i.e. restaurants, beaches, bars and tours that only someone native to Cape Cod would know about). Overall, the inn is in the best location, extremely clean, close to the center of town and most importantly has the best inn keepers. If you have the pleasure of visiting Cape Cod, make sure you stay at the Carriage House Inn, you won't regret it (it's the best bed and breakfast on the Cape)!! By the way, we are coming back next summer!
4.8 on October 31, 2015
We spent two relaxing weeks on our honeymoon at the Carriage House Inn, which was quaint yet also extremely comfortable and homey. The inn was in a perfect location. Close to the center of town, Chatham Pier and the beaches, yet in a quiet location away from all the crowds. The innkeepers, Jim and Val, were absolutely delightful. From the moment we arrived until the day we left, they made us feel not only like guests but like family. Val’s breakfasts were inventive and absolutely delicious and she never repeated a breakfast the entire time we were there! They were both gracious and warm hosts, the inn was very clean and the housekeeping staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Jim went above and beyond every day to help us plan activities around the cape and also recommended to us their favorite restaurants and those to avoid. We highly recommend the Carriage House Inn whether you come for a long weekend or a two-week stay. You won’t be disappointed! We look forward to staying there again on our next trip to the cape.
5 on September 15, 2015
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Carriage House Inn twice. The first time experience had been so pleasant that three weeks later we had decided to spend there the labor Day weekend. We were lucky to stay both times in room #4 with a private entrance. A very romantic arrangement. The Inn is very nicely kept, clean, and well organized. It has a charming garden where we had breakfasts. But the biggest asset of the place are the innkeepers Jim and Val. Extremely friendly and welcoming. Jim is a great source of knowledge about the area (interesting places to see, restaurants, and what have you), just ask him. It felt there like staying with an aunt and uncle. We are both sure that we will go there again!
5 on September 15, 2015
We stayed at Jim and Val's wonderful guest house for 5 nights having travelled from the UK. They made us feel so at home and offered very handy tips about places to visit that me might have otherwise missed. On discovering that it was our wedding anniversary during our stay they went out of their way to make our day even more special. The breakfasts were a gastronomical delight. Val went out of her way to cater for my gluten intolerance which was greatly appreciated. If you want to sleep in a wonderfully comfy bed in pretty surroundings, with excellent hosts, then the Carriage House Inn is the place for you.
4.2 on September 09, 2015
We had a room in the main buidling with a nice terrace, absolutely outstanding service with help from the owners with everything from beach hairs to dinner tips and reservation. Jim and his wife are truly excellent hosts.
5 on September 09, 2015
I would highly recommend the Carriage House Inn to anyone looking to enjoy Chatham. Inn Keepers Val and Jim made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. The service is warm and the breakfast is always tasty. I will be back!
5 on June 01, 2015
We traveled from Mississippi to enjoy Chatham for our wedding anniversary. Jim and Val are natural hosts. Not only is the stay restful and cozy, the breakfasts were delicious and they were quick to offer helpful travel tips and to suggest restaurants and local attractions. We did just about everything they suggested and it made our trip that much more wonderful. We would not hesitate to return to the Carriage Inn!
5 on March 28, 2015
Jim and Val make you feel like a family member from the moment you arrive until you get in your car to go home. Jim is wonderful answering questions and making suggestions. If you want a great place to rest and relax you could do no better that the Carriage House Inn
4.6 on November 06, 2014
Although we only were able to stay one night at The Carriage House, we felt right at home. Jim and Val are amazing hosts and did everything to make our visit to Chatham the best. Jim is an invaluable source of information...made us a wonderful dinner reservation and helped with any questions we had. A terrific choice if you are looking for accommodation in Chatham.....but be sure and stay longer than we did!
5 on October 17, 2014
My girlfriend and I spent 4 days in this lovely Inn. I have been on the Cape and stayed at four other locations, but Jim and Val were very charming hostess and host. they went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. I would recommend their Inn to anyone. They are located in the charming town of Chatham. Jim is very knowledgeable about the Cape, and will suggest many ways to make your visit that much more memorable.
4.8 on September 17, 2014
We stayed for three nights and loved it! The rooms were lovely, location was perfect, food delicious and Jim and Val were awesome. We are frequent visitors to the Cape and Jim suggested places to visit that were new to us and he helped us find some of our new favorite restaurants and sights! We can't wait to go back!
5 on July 15, 2014
We spent several days at the Carriage House as part of a three-week New England trip. This Inn was the most charming of all we visited and the Innkeepers were especially wonderful. The food is exceptional, the room was clean and pretty, and the grounds are gorgeous. We will visit again soon.
4.2 on July 10, 2014
We really enjoyed the privacy of the rooms with it's own backyard. The Inn keepers were very hospitable
5 on May 04, 2014
My girlfriend and I spent three nights in April at the Carriage House Inn and wish we could've stayed longer. Jim and Val were amazing hosts. It was our first time at the Cape, so Jim was very helpful in pointing out the best places to visit and restaurants to go to. Val's cooking was unbelievable and was always a great start to each morning. And did we mention our room? Gorgeous room with plenty of space and sunlight. The beautiful amenities and warm hosts will definitely bring us back for our future trips tot he Cape.
5 on March 31, 2014
Jim and Val are great! My hubby and I stayed one night, WAY off season (February) - we're preparing to move to Cape Cod, and took a night away from the kids to get "chores" done for the move. Jim was waiting at the door as we drove in. If you want to just settle in to your room, he'll let you. But, if you want a ten minute map tour of the Chatham area, complete with shopping, excursion, and restaurant suggestions, he'll do that too! (I recommend the map tour. Jim knows everything!) Fresh cookies, drinks, snacks waiting. A huge selection of DVDs to borrow if you feel like relaxing in your room with a movie (it was winter, after all). The room was absolutely lovely. Well appointed, smartly decorated, clean, cozy, and private. Attention to detail is obvious. Val's breakfast was delicious. Home cooked goodness meets novel presentation. If a Cape Cod B&B is that great in the cold cold winter, I can only imagine how great it is in warmer times! I will tell my family and friends to stay at the Carriage House Inn - it's perfect.
4.8 on January 13, 2014
We stayed at the Inn for New years and it was perfect !!! Val and Jim were wonderful hosts !! We've stayed at Inns all over New England and this was deifinitely in our top 3 !!! A short walk to town was so convenient, and the fact that you could see the midnight fireworks perfectly from the Inn was amazing !!! The breakfasts were awesome, all homemade, great variety !! The mimosas New Years day were a very nice touch and were delicious ! ( There were bloody mary's too ) !! We will definitely be back !!
5 on November 20, 2013
Stayed at Inn for our 25th anniversary. Jim and Val, the hosts/owners went out of their way to make it special. It was our first visit to the Cape, and the Inn and the people were wonderful in every way.
5 on September 26, 2013
My wife and I took a vacation to Chatham on Cape Cod for our 1st wedding anniversary (Sept. 2013). Needless to say, we were looking for something special to celebrate our first big milestone as a married couple. We looked at many hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts on the Cape before ultimately choosing the Carriage House Inn. We both could not be happier with our decision to stay with Val and Jim (the owners). From the moment we arrived, both Val and Jim were there to help make our anniversary a special experience and ensure that we had everything we needed to make it a pleasant experience. The breakfasts were different and fun every morning, and Val was extremely accommodating to my wife's Gluten/Dairy Allergies. We couldn’t have been more pleased to start out each day there. Jim was kind enough to spend time with us mapping out the local attractions, food establishments, which beaches to go to (as well as avoid) and was always there to answer questions. He even mapped out our entire day trip from Chatham to Provincetown, giving us plenty of great ideas to make our anniversary road trip amazing. The rooms were clean, cozy, and offered much more privacy than your typical B&B. Overall, we can’t say enough positive things about the Carriage House Inn and the owners. We would recommend this B&B to for a first time trip, as well as a return one (we will be returning).
5 on September 03, 2013
On arriving at the Carriage House Inn, we were warmly greeted by welcoming hosts, Jim and Val. They not only provided us with delicious breakfasts each morning but also useful knowledge of the cape which really personalised our experience. The accommodation was excellent; it was cleaned daily and our room had an en suit bathroom. I would definitely recommend The Carriage House Inn to a friend.
5 on September 02, 2013
We traveled here with my husband's parents to relax for a few days after our wedding in upstate NY. We were met with smiles and chocolate chip cookies- GREAT, welcoming first impression. Jim gave us an introduction to Chatam and Cape Cod with lots of ideas for day trips and insider tips. The rooms were lovely and had a very cozy and charming feel to them, as did the whole house. Every morning we were spoiled with a wonderful breakfast including fresh juice, fruit, and a mix of savory and sweet home cooked bits; my favorite being the quiche! Bottled water and soft drinks were always on had and free of charge and there were also beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler available for use. As we were newlyweds they even arranged for a bottle of Prosecco our last evening there to celebrate (a very thoughtful touch!). Overall we were quite impressed by this Bed and Breakfast and absolutely loved the hospitality of the owners. We will definitely by staying here on our next visit to Cape Cod!
5 on August 29, 2013
We stayed at the Carriage House Inn for 2 nights in the main house in July 2013. I had stayed here previously in 2010 with a friend. I had raved so much about it that my husband couldn't wait to go there with me. Jim is amazing -- he is friendly, while not pushy. He was always available to help you with suggestions, reservations, and directions. Val prepared delicious and beautifully presented breakfasts each morning. You could choose to come down when you wanted during a set timeframe and could either sit in the sunroom at your own table or with a group at the dining room table. Snacks and drinks (and Jim's homemade chocolate chip cookies) were available whenever you wanted them. Our room was beautiful, comfortable and very quiet. The inn is in walking distance to downtown, lighthouses, etc. so you don't have to drive. We highly recommend this inn to anyone wanting a wonderful experience.
5 on August 25, 2013
We arrived a little early and were met at the door by Jim. He took the time to sit with us and give us ideas regarding sites to see and places to have a nice lunch. The Inn and property are just lovely. We stayed in Room 1 in the Main House. It was beautifully decorated and immaculate! The bed was extremely comfortable and the private bath sparkling clean! Val's breakfast each day was homemade and delicious, served in the bright dining area or the sunny porch. We cannot say enough about how very welcoming Val and Jim were. They made us feel like family. Jim's knowledge of the Cape was invaluable. He gave us wonderful ideas of what to see and do during our stay. We will recommend The Carriage House Inn to everyone and plan to return there ourselves!
4.8 on August 20, 2013
Everything was perfect! We were greeted warmly upon arrival, given the tour which included a thorough summary of the best of Chatham. The room was lovely with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The breakfast was outstanding and a real gourmet treat. The owners made us feel like family. We will be back!
4.8 on July 14, 2013
Carriage House has it all: convenient location, cozy, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts and warm, genuine hospitality. From Jim's expert sightseeing and dining advice to Val's delicious breakfasts, staying here is a delight. I can't wait to return.
5 on July 10, 2013
Stayed in Cottage 5, 6/18 for 4 nights. From the moment we drove in, Jim was greeting us by name and home location. Everything was ready and the Innkeepers, Val and Jim go above and beyond to make your stay the best. The Inn is clean and up to date. Treats in the afternoon, water and service A+. Val's breakfasts are different each day and very nice. Jim will sit with you with his knowledge and maps to get you set for your adventures. Just cannot say enough to make you want to stay here, wonderful, friendly, clean and of course no pets was good for us.. You won't be disappointed with a reservation here. Pensacola FL
5 on June 18, 2013
There are nothing but superlatives for Val and Jim and their Carriage House Inn at Chatham. The lodging and house are clean, beautiful and very comfortable. Val does a top-notch job on breakfast. Jim is a font of knowledge about almost anything on the Cape from tours to off-the-beaten-path scenic wonders. We have been to the Carriage House twice and will return again. Extraordinary hospitality. Great value. Superb innkeepers.
5 on June 17, 2013
We had a fantastic time at the Carriage House Inn. We stayed for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with friendly smiles. Jim and Val were so sweet and did an incredible job making our stay perfect. Their Inn is so neat and cozy. We felt right at home. The bedroom is spacious with comfortable beds and nice-sized bathroom. Fridge in our room was a plus. Sodas, water, snacks, and Jim’s homemade chocolate chip cookies are also complementary daily. Jim also clued me into the 2 beers left in the fridge from the previous guests which we helped ourselves to. When we arrived, Jim sat down with us and marked up a map of the cape of places to check out. He tailored his suggestions to our interests and also added many of his favorites spots to check out. My significant other loves photography so we wanted to check out lighthouses and great sights, and Jim pointed us the way to many great overlooks. He even called to make a reservation for us at the Impudent Oyster where we had a fantastic romantic dinner on our second night. On our first night we went to the dock and ate freshly caught cod and scallops ---very delicious! Then we spent the rest of our evening walking along the sand to what ended up being our own private beach next to a lighthouse, where we opened a bottle of wine and enjoyed each other’s company until dusk. On our second day, we drove up the national seashore to Provincetown (per Jim’s suggestion) where we also saw many great sights. If we had more time we would have done whale watching or took a ferry to Martha’s vineyard or Nantucket. We will do that next time. Oh, and can’t forget to comment on Val’s breakfast – it was phenomenal.
4.8 on April 17, 2013
After decades of travel both domestically and internationally, for my wife and I it boils down to people - how genuine, professional, and reliable are they. Val & Jim Mellett have done a marvelous job in creating an environment that is both beautiful and welcoming. The Inn is pleasing on every level: decor, cleanliness, and charm. Val & Jim are warm, helpful, and create a truly enjoyable experience. Their input regarding restaurants and sightseeing was invaluable, which added to the experience. If we're ever in Cape Cod again, we will definitely be at the Carriage House Inn in Chatham. Ed & Pam San Diego
4.6 on May 28, 2012
Have been coming to Chatham for years. Loved the Inn for a quick weekend visit. Jim and Val made us feel right at home and accomodated all of our needs. I especially love the location. It allowed me to take my morning walks all along the beautiful shore road, through town, before few are awake, and up Old Harbor. I felt great afterwards and had time to spare for the great breakfast and afternoon cookies....YUM!! Thanks again for making our stay wonderful and relaxing...Only wish we booked 4 nights instead of 2...see you in August with the kids I hope!! Hugs - L & D from CT
3.8 on April 06, 2011
Jim and Val are wonderful Innkeepers! They made us feel right at home and were right there with advice. The room we stayed at was in the carriage house with a fireplace and it was lovely. Everything about the room and bathroom was crisp and clean. And yes it's true, Val makes a wonderful homemade breakfast! Although I'd rather keep this place to myself for future visits, I'd definitely recommend to anyone and everyone! Thanks Jim and Val!
4.4 on August 22, 2010
Very nice B&B within walking distance to downtown Chatham and the beaches. Extremely nice owners who were very knowledgable and made you feel very special during your stay. Outstanding food.
5 on November 07, 2009
Our first time in Cape Cod and we nailed it! The Carriage House is charming and inviting and the hospitality is genuine! Please stay here. You won't be sorry.
4.0 on December 01, 2008
We can't say enough about this Inn. From the moment you are greeted at the door there is a sence of comfort and warmth, not to mention this place is immaculate! Linens are high quality and smell great. Shower had great water pressure. Full breakfast was amazing. Pictures show how tastefully this Inn has been decorated, what you don't see is the beautiful grounds, just like out of a story book! Highly recommended to those who appreciate every detail. Kelly and Jill Neale Suffield, Ct.
4.8 on October 20, 2008
just stayed at the Carriage House Inn last weekend and had a wonderful time. our hosts, paula and tim, are friendly upbeat people who know exactly what their guests need. we stayed in room 6 which was comfortable and clean, had its own bathroom- (shower stall, no tub), a cozy switch operated fireplace, and flat screen tv with dvd player. an absolutely charming B&B and we will be back here if we're ever in the area again!
5 on September 17, 2008
Where do I start - Paula and Tim couldn't have been more helpful, and the Inn is beautifully furnished and decorated. Breakfasts were great - well worth getting up for.
5 on April 06, 2008
This was our fourth visit to the Carriage House Inn and every visit was excellent, but this weekends visit was exceptional !! Paula and Tim's hospitality was superb and full course breakfast was delicious. The Carriage House room that we stayed in was beautifully remodeled. The restaurants and day trips that Paula suggested (complete with directions) were perfect. Thank you for making my birthday the best ever !! Before I left, I also booked the same gorgeous room for my daughter and her husband for their first wedding anniversary in June. Tim and Paula's "Carriage House Inn" is a perfect ten!!!
5 on October 25, 2007
My husband and I stayed at the Carriage House Inn for a few days on our honeymoon. The room was lovely and private and immaculate. I am only 5 ft. tall and had a hard time getting up into the bed so Paula went out and found me the bed stairs. The breakfasts were wonderful, they recommended restaurants for dinner and made our reservations, great cookies. Our last evening we found a bottle of wine chilling in our bedroom. Truly a delight to be there.
5 on April 16, 2007
Cozy, delightful, friendly and Exceptionally clean are just a few words that express our stay recently at the Carriage House Inn. This was the first time we stayed at the Carriage House and the room was very cozy and exceptional clean. I can't say enough good things about the innkeepers...Paula made a great choice in dinner reservations for us upon our arrival. She is a sweatheart and goes out of her way to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. Tim on the other hand is a fabulous cook. The two breakfasts we had were absolutley delicious and pleasing to the eye. This stay was so delightful we will be coming back in September and I am so looking forward to it. Thank you Paula and Tim for a memorable stay.
4.8 on December 15, 2006
I stayed at this B&B with my husband who had never stayed at a B&B before. We stayed in room 6 in the carriage house which had a fireplace and a great 4 poster bed. My husband was nervous because he thought we were going to stay in someone's house in their "spare" bedroom. Needless to say he really enjoyed his first B&B experience. The next morning he was even more surprised to be served a full breakfast. It was a great first time experience!