Generations of families return year after year here, because there is nothing else this grand on Cape Cod. The location couldn’t be better: 25 acres overlooking a private beach and (just beyond a barrier beach) the Atlantic Ocean. Checking in is a treat, as you traverse the veranda and enter the grand lobby to the front desk, the same one used in 1913. Rooms are in the main building or spread in cottages throughout the grounds, many with water views. To save some money, consider a less expensive room with a garden view. There is so much to do here, you won’t be spending much time in your room anyway. The list of amenities on site is daunting: restaurants, spa, pools, tennis, and even a 9-hole golf course next door. The inn is a short walk to charming Chatham center.