Chatham is a small town in the far east of the US state of Massachusetts. Typical of its beautiful Cape Cod location, Chatham features a lighthouse, scenic coastal views, and historic houses, and has retained its attractive small town America feel, all features which help to make self catering accommodation in Chatham so popular.
Chatham may be a small town but it’s that small town ambiance and friendliness that make this such a popular holiday destination. Holidaymakers will find there is a fantastic range of self catering accommodation in Chatham, ranging from quaint New England cottages, to huge family homes, each with their own appeal. When you holiday in Chatham you are never far from great beaches, and there are several in the Chatham area such as Ridgevale Beach on the famous Nantucket Sound. Here you can enjoy swimming or walking along the beach admiring the scenery all around.
The town has all the shops and services you will need whilst holidaying in your Chatham accommodation. Shop in small family owned and run stores rather than big supermarket chains to get a better feel for life on the Cape, and enjoy the fabulous Cape Cod cuisine that always includes tasty fresh fish.
In Chatham itself there are several places to visit all within a short distance of your accommodation, such as the Chatham Lighthouse. This was built in 1808 by order of then-President Thomas Jefferson. Other historic attractions include Atwood House and Museum. This house was built in 1752 and is shown in its original form, while others include the Caleb Nickerson House and the Josiah Mayo House. The Chatham Railroad Museum is also of interest and dates from 1887.
A great advantage of staying in self catering accommodation in Chatham is the location. Being on the ‘elbow’ of Cape Cod you are centrally located to enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer, including the Cape Cod National Seashore, and numerous other small and picturesque towns. You’re even within reach of Boston, a couple of hours drive away, if you want to visit this great city too.
Holidaying in self catering accommodation in Chatham is popular throughout the year and each season brings something different to see here on Cape Cod. The climate is temperate marine and is kept warm by the Atlantic Ocean. Summers are warm with high temperatures averaging in the mid 20’s C (high 70’s, to low 80’s F) and autumns can be lovely and warm too. Winters are mild to cool.
Getting to your accommodation in Chatham is easy from the international airport at Boston, called Boston Logan International Airport. From here it is about 90 miles (144 km) to Chatham and the scenic drive should takes less than 2 hours. All the world’s major airlines fly to Boston so you should have no trouble finding a flight.