A Brief History Of The Pelham House...

A Brief History Of The Pelham House...

The year is 1997… Bill Clinton is President, the first Harry Potter Novel is released, James Cameron's Titanic is crushing the box office… but more importantly at age 52, Bob McCarthy from Melrose Mass has decided to fulfill a life time dream and move to Cape Cod. He has sold his shares in his Insurance and Real Estate company in Chelsea, MA and has decided to put his heart and soul into a new endeavor on the Cape where he spent every summer growing up as a kid. The rest is history…

Bob with his vast experience in Real Estate and Sales was able to quickly transform the Pelham House to not only a desired Vacation spot, but also an exclusive Wedding destination. In 1998 Bob hosted the Pelham House's first tented wedding on Nantucket Sound. The Wedding under tent was on the beautiful ocean front bluff beside the Pelham House Resort. He had a commercial kitchen built in the Pelham House basement and for five years, personally catered every Wedding held at the Pelham House. He enjoyed the job so much that he was spotted cutting his own son (John's) roast on the day of his wedding at the Pelham House in June of 2000.

Over a 10-year span of owning the Pelham House he created a work and vacation environment that was second to none. In 2007 Bob sold the Pelham House to Boston Group Development. Him and his son John decided to stay on as the General Managers of the resort. Over the last 11 years the Pelham House has gone through many transitions including, quarter share ownership and room renovations. After a 3-year lapse in hosting Weddings, the Pelham decided to restart Weddings in 2010. Since 2010, Pelham House Weddings have become a staple of this iconic establishment. Bob, and now his son John were able to capture a niche that no other Cape Cod Venue or resort could do for weddings. They sold Weddings as an exclusive weekend. Wedding groups would have exclusive use of the property for the whole weekend. For two days, the Wedding group wouldn't see any other Wedding or public renter. It's a private Oceanfront experience for two days.

Simply "THE BEST!"

Simply "THE BEST!"

In 2017, Bob McCarthy passed after a long battle with Vascular Dementia. He is valued and remembered by anyone who crossed paths as "The Best!". There was no one that would do more or make you feel as special or important as Bob did. 

In Winter of 2018, John McCarthy was able to bring the Pelham House back in the family with help from partners Frank Hursey and Dennis Leary. We are now in the process of realizing Bob's vision for the Pelham House. We are taking the Pelham House to the level that Bob had always planned to go. Our rooms and projected 2020 Oceanfront Wedding Venue and Rooftop Bar will make the Pelham House one of the best options on Cape Cod. The Pelham House will have amazing service and amazing quality, but what will now and always be the constant is the fact that Bob McCarthy will always shape the values and feel of this Dennis Port Gem!

Cheers To Bob!