The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate of Massachusetts invites you to return to an age of innocent pursuits. Step into a timeless place of understated elegance and serenity. Located in the heart of the spectacular Crane Estate, enjoy simple, yet luxurious pleasures, and reconnect with what’s really important in life. Snug beds, hearty breakfasts, and a warm and generous staff anticipate your arrival.
Things We Love
All the rooms at the inn are uniquely appointed and many feature stunning views over the salt marshes, sand dunes, and the Atlantic Ocean
Guests enjoy a full breakfast daily with fresh pastries, our own house-made granola, delicious fresh fruit and gourmet coffee in addition to a daily hot breakfast option
All guests of the inn recieve complimentary admission to Crane Beach
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Smoke-Free Property
- Free On-site Parking
- Green/Environmentally Friendly
- Wine/Spirts Available Onsite
- Full House Rental Available
- Weddings & Events Available
- Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
- Waterfront Getaway
- Wedding/Special Occasion/Celebration
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- Check out the Ipswich Museum to see the works of the famed “Ipswich Painters”
- Canoe or kayak along the Ipswich River
- Take a walking tour of historic Ipswich and see the well-preserved streetscapes of 17th to 19th homes
- Visit the Ipswich Museum for the largest single collection of works by Arthur Wesley Dow, including oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, ink wash drawings, wood block prints, and plaster casts
It's about time.
Time. Our youth was filled with it. We endlessly searched for tomorrow, finally arriving where we are today. Life has brought its challenges...and its rewards. Yet, our aspirations continue, and our responsibilities grow. What's next? Probably, an escape.
All the rooms at the Inn are uniquely appointed and many feature stunning views over the salt marshes, sand dunes, and the Atlantic Ocean. Though no two rooms are alike, all promise a great night's sleep and the excitement of waking up in the magical world that is Castle Hill.
Take tea on the veranda and gaze across the spectacular coastline. Read quietly upon a sun-bathed window seat. Stroll along the miles of shoreline.
All are part of your stay.
Whatever your pleasure, we will help you find it.
The Inn at Castle Hill is a property of The Trustees of Reservations. All proceeds support the land conservation and historic preservation work of The Trustees.
Since 1891, The Trustees of Reservations has been saving the Massachusetts landscape for people to enjoy. Our conservation work has helped protect more than 53,000 acres across the state. We care for 25,000 acres on over 100 reservations and inspire conservation awareness through a variety of educational programs. We are a nonprofit organization supported by our 40,500 members.
From the Berkshire mountains to the beaches of Cape Cod and the Islands, we have worked to protect land across the state.
"To preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts."
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available, National Historic Registry,
Food & Wine
Meals Offered: Breakfast
Restaurant on Premises: No
Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea
Rooms & Suites
All of the rooms at The Inn at Castle Hill are individually and luxuriously appointed with all the comforts that will make your stay with us an exceptional one. Each room includes: king or queen-size bed with 600 thread count linens spectacular views of the marsh and ocean or the woodlands original artwork created by local artists private baths with luxurious amenities spa robes 100% egyptian cotton towels down pillows duvets available wireless internet access hair dryer central air conditioning and heating bicycles available upon request complimentary admission to Crane Beach peacefulness of no telephones, televisions or radios Also included in your room rate are: a full breakfast with fresh pastries, our own house-made granola, delicious fruit and gourmet coffee coffee and tea available 24 hours in our pantry
Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
# of Rooms: 10
Beds: Queen, King
Safes: Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Full ADA
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available, National Historic Registry
Location Type: Small Town/Village, Coastal, Waterview
Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays
Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets
Smoking Policy: Smoke Free
Family Friendly: Over 12
Weddings & Events
Celebrate your special day amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Northeast. With its windswept salt marsh, miles of barrier beach, and beautiful hilltop mansion, The Crane Estate is an unforgettable destination for your wedding, whether it's a large affair or an intimate gathering.
When you choose the Great House on Castle Hill, you have exclusive use of an elegant seaside mansion, set dramatically atop a hill overlooking Crane Beach and Crane Wildlife Refuge. The sweeping half-mile-long Grand Allée makes a stunning backdrop for your event.
If you've always dreamed of saying "I do" with sun, sand, and surf as your setting, then choose Steep Hill Beach for a seaside ceremony. Two private lawns overlooking the Atlantic provide the perfect spot for a reception to remember.
For a more intimate setting, consider the Casino Complex, an Italian-style villa located along the Grand Allée, where you can host up to 80 guests.
No matter which venue you choose, our professional and experienced event staff will be there to help you every step of the way.
Wedding/Events Capacity: 20-49
Events Supported: Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Reception Seating: 40
Banquet Seating: 30
Max Capacity Outdoor: 40
Business Travel & Events
The Tavern was built by Cornelius Crane as an escape for himself, his friends and his family. The room is built in the style of an old Colonial tavern with wooden beams and columns, an eight-foot working fireplace, suede covered walls and diamond-paned leaded-glass windows. A breathtaking view of the marsh, the woodlands and the Atlantic Ocean awaits you from the Tavern or outside on the terrace.
The Tavern offers an unforgettable, intimate setting for celebrations with friends and family. Overhead lanterns and soft lighting create a warm, inviting environment. The terrace offers an exception vantage point to take in the unspoiled vistas of the Crane Estate. Our staff and hosts offer exceptional service to your guests allowing you to enjoy the gathering you have planned.
For business meetings, the Tavern is a private room which allows creativity to flow. Windows on all sides of the room overlooking the ocean, the marsh and the woodlands provide a wonderful escape from the typical business meeting space. Our staff will attend to your needs with utmost discretion.
# of Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social
Meeting Facilities: Indoor
Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 40
Total Rooms Sq Footages: 600
Max Capacity Theater: 40
Max Capacity Boardroom: 20
Max Capacity Classroom: 40