Built in 1750, this casual but elegant inn is one of the oldest historic homes operating as a bed and breakfast on the Cape. It is the perfect place for relaxing and renewing retreats or romantic getaways.
Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, the Inn stands in Town Hall Square in the heart of Sandwich, the Cape's oldest and most quaint village. The home was built by one of the town's founding fathers, Jonathan Bassett, whose only daughter, Deliverance, was married to Elisha Hall in 1768. It remained in the Hall family until 1929. Hall family members participated in, and contributed to, the growth of the Village. They watched the ups and downs of the community from before the Revolutionary War until the Great Depression.
The Inn has five beautifully restored, pristine guest rooms with private en-suite baths. Each is uniquely decorated to evoke the ambiance of a seaside cottage while maintaining the architectural and historical character of this lovely home.
Guests are invited to relax in the Inn’s parlor where they can enjoy the company of other guests or sip a glass of wine and read a good book. If you didn't bring a book, you are welcome to borrow one from the Inn's collection. Be sure to ask the Innkeepers about the book exchange.
The Inn's Keeping Room is where guests gather in the morning for a hearty and delicious gourmet breakfast to start their day. On chilly fall and winter mornings, you will enjoy dining by the warmth of the fire in the fireplace where all of the meals were once prepared. The fireplace is built of handmade bricks and contains the original beehive oven. Ask Charlie to give you a look inside. He will even explain how the oven was used in Colonial times.
Start your day with a healthy and delicious breakfast served each morning in the Keeping Room or outdoors on the Inn's sun-drenched patio. Daily breakfast selection is "chef's choice" but with advanced notice most dietary allergies can be accommodated. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, lighter fare is served.
Inn specialties include pumpkin-cranbran muffins, cinnamon raisin scones, cheddar-dill scones, baked eggs, eggs in a ham basket with herbed tomatoes and breakfast potatoes, lemon-blueberry French toast, and whole grain-blueberry pancakes. A typical breakfast consists of seasonal fresh fruit compote or home-baked fruit breads, muffins or scones, an egg dish, juice, Cape Cod Coffee Roasters coffee and assorted fine teas. For guests who are day-tripping to Nantucket on the early ferry, we provide a wonderful take-along breakfast bag you can enjoy on the 55-minute trip to the island.
Charlie selects a nice red wine and a delicious white wine from his cellar for our guests to enjoy a tasting as they peruse local restaurant menus in search of just the right place for dinner. When you return from enjoying some wonderful local cuisine, you can end your day with a snifter of brandy, port, or sherry before you retire to the lovely guest room we have prepared for you with your private bath, luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, and soft cotton robes.
As innkeepers, one of our great joys is meeting and getting to know the wonderful folks who come to stay at our Inn. We hope to get to know you very soon.
Services are available at the Beach Plum Spa in Sandwich. This full-service spa offers a variety of body treatments, facials, and hand & foot treatments. It is a special place where your every need will be met, your body invigorated, your mind rested, and your spirit restored. In this sanctuary, you will find tranquility, peace, and a sense of renewal. The Beach Plum Spa is just around the corner from our Inn, and we are happy to make reservations for you.
Holidays at the Inn:
Sandwich is never more beautiful than during the holidays. From Halloween, when the ghosts from the past trip the light fantastic, through Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the Inn is resplendent with seasonal warmth and merriment, we invite you to celebrate in the beautiful and historic setting of our 1750 Sandwich Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy blissful evenings by the fire with a glass of wine and awake each morning to the aromas of the tasty breakfast that awaits you, served by the fire in the warm and cozy Keeping Room.
Holly Days in Sandwich is the celebration of the holidays that makes Sandwich the place to experience a quintessential Cape Cod Christmas. Every year, our lovely village is transformed into a magical winter wonderland that will give you holiday memories to last a lifetime. Our quaint shops sparkle with holiday cheer and at dusk, the littlest Christmas tree is aglow on Shawme Pond.
We have great holiday specials. Make your plans to stay at our historic Sandwich Inn. See our "Specials" page for packages and special rates we offer.
You really made our trip extra special! Thanks for everything. We will be back. - Michael & Kim, Deerfield Beach, FL