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The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ranked #2 of 4 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This was our second stay at the Inn. Exactly 4 years ago, we had our first weekend away as a couple there, and had such a memorable, romantic experience, we decided to do it again. The Inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas, with a gorgeous roaring fire to greet us in the living room. I can't say enough about the breakfast - it was decadent! Fresh yogurt and granola, warm muffins, and eggs Benedict with salmon. The service was fantastic and friendly, and the property is beautiful! Can't wait to do it again!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Inn at Castle Hill is one of our favorite places to stay. The picturesque setting by the sea is beautiful and there are scenic walking paths throughout the property that we really enjoy. The rooms are charming and the beds are very comfortable. We love the peaceful, quiet atmosphere and the warm, welcoming staff always make us feel at home.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

The Inn at Castle Hill is one of our favorite places to unwind. It is beautifully situated with views of the ocean, Crane Beach, and the marsh. It is quiet, and it has no TVs or telephones. There is a working fireplace in the common room which is wonderful on cold winter evenings. Breakfasts are gourmet and excellent. Service is spectacular - it's like having your very own servants, concierge, and welcoming friends. It is expensive, but the profit goes to The Trustees of Reservations, so you are supporting conservation while in the lap of luxury.

Crane Beach and the Great Salt Marsh are natural treasures of Massachusetts. You can walk to the beach from the Inn, or drive to the parking lot where you are closer to 4 more miles of beach and dunes. The dunes have walking trails, and you can wear yourself out for 7 or 8 miles if you feel up to it. My favorite place is the small pitch pine forest not far from the parking lot. It is magical.

You can also tour the Crane Estate and castle, and enjoy Frederick Law Olmsted's landscaping, which is pretty good, except that he planted Norway maples, which we now know are invasive. The European beeches behind the Inn are spectacular.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. There is one handicapped accessible room on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Canoebaby
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Beautiful Inn. We always love staying here. Staff very friendly and accommadating. Clean, comfortable rooms. Short walk to the beach. Close to Ipswich, Rockport and Newburyport. One of my favorite places to stay on the New England coast.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

A birthday gift, the Inn was a delight. The Inn is set on the historic Crane Estate. After a fascinating, educational tour of the Estate, the picturesque Inn provided a beautiful relaxing way to end the day.

Room Tip: The Florence room has a beautiful view
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tjkjkm
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Additional Information about The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Address: 280 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Ipswich
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ipswich
Price Range: $231 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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