The Inn at Castle Hill

Located in the heart of the spectacular historic Crane Estate, enjoy simple luxurious pleasures.


Located in the heart of the spectacular historic Crane Estate, enjoy simple luxurious pleasures.

room with a view

The Basics


A New England haven, where rolling marshes, unparalleled beaches, and luxurious experiences are all yours. Join us for a calming respite where you can truly "unplug" in a refined, though familiar setting. Outdoor adventures, local attractions, and a tranquil environment are all at your fingertips. Whether you come for the sand, the sun, or the serenity... you'll leave feeling relaxed and recharged.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Adult Only
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Turn Down Avail.
  • Full House Rental

In the Know

  • Drive less than 10 minutes to Essex and enjoy famous fried clams at CK Pearl and then pop into boutiques and antique shops.

  • Explore the breathtaking system of surrounding rivers with a Crane Outdoors Kayak Trip or on an Essex River Charter Boat.

  • Take a day trip to nearby towns that are quintessentially New England... Newburyport, Gloucester, and Rockport are close by!

  • Pick up a sandwich at local Sandpiper Bakery and bring a picnic to Crane Beach... beach passes are included with your stay!

Stay for the Story

Guests can explore the picturesque Crane Beach, stroll through the estate's beautiful landscapes, or simply unwind in the inn's charming common areas. Surrounded by lush gardens and sweeping vistas, the inn provides a serene retreat.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

True North Ale Company
C.K. Pearl
1640 Hart House

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Explore Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Visit the Peabody Essex Museum
Take in the grandeur of Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Guest Reviews

What a beautiful B & B! We were hoping for a quiet, quaint and beautiful setting and found it. The grounds of the Crane Estate are breathtaking and easy to explore. It was a cool evening and the fireplace downstairs in the inn was a welcoming area to sit and meet other guests. We stayed in the Tatiana Suite which we found to be very inviting and comfortable. The...See More

- Tracy Sohn

We had a wonderful overnight stay at the inn. The people working there were welcoming, gracious and very helpful. We walked on the beach, took a fun tour of the Crane estate castle, and enjoyed a delicious breakfast provided by the inn. They were very helpful with arranging a private guided kayak tour for us which I highly recommend.

- Joel Lilly

Gorgeous property and views all around. We stayed in the Tatiana room which was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and we loved the cookie treats in the afternoon. The welcoming fire in the fireplace added to its charm! We stayed here 20 years ago and loved it all over again. Proximity to Cape Ann, Newburyport and Plum Island were wonderful.

- Betsy Appleby

Stayed for a wedding weekend and absolutely loved it inside and out. Great staff, beautiful setting. Comfortable rooms with lovely views. Resident turkeys for added entertainment. Great morning run on Cranes Beach.

- Aileen McNamara

The Inn at Castle Hill is the perfect getaway. It is beautiful, the service is excellent, and it is located in a gorgeous place. I would highly recommend it...and already have to several people!

- Jaime Lipski

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 10

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village, Waterview