The Inn at Castle Hill

Select Registry Member Since 2012

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The Inn at Castle Hill

Select Registry Member Since 2012

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 when you stay with us. Whether you come for the sand, the sun, or the serenity… you’ll leave feeling relaxed and recharged.

Things We Love


There are wonderful programs and activities happening on property. From tours of the 60 room "Great House" mansion, to concerts to opportunities to go on guided hikes and kayak excursions, there is something for everyone!

The Inn at Castle Hill Dining Room

Included with your stay is our complimentary breakfast which changes daily and includes a hot "chef's special" and a la carte homemade granola, freshly made baked goods, and fruit and yogurt

lawn of estate

Guests have access to the entire grounds of the Crane Estate during their stay, which includes 2,100 acres of rolling lawns, meticulous gardens, marsh trails, and 4 miles of pristine beach and coastline.

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Adult Only
  • Wine/Spirits Available Onsite
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Turndown Service
  • Full House Rental Available

Best For

  • History & Heritage
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Waterfront Getaway

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Drive less than 10 minutes to Essex and enjoy famous fried clams at Woodmans or CK Pearl and then pop into rows of boutiques and antique shops.
  • Explore the breathtaking system of rivers surrounding us 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 each 20 minutes away from the Inn!
  • Pick up a sandwich at local Sandpiper Bakery and provisions at the Coastal Green Grocer and bring a picnic to Crane Beach... passes to the Beach are included with your stay!
  • Explore the Crane Estate grounds after hours by foot.. Castle Hill sunsets are something else!


The Inn is nestled within the spectacular Crane Estate also known as “Castle Hill” and encompasses more than 2,100 acres in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Snug beds, complimentary gourmet breakfasts, and a warm staff anticipate your arrival. 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 or pursue a range of outdoor adventures. Reconnect with your loved one. Reconnect with yourself. All this and more are part of your stay. All ten rooms at the Inn are uniquely furnished and many feature stunning views over the salt marshes, sand dunes, and 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.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

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

Guest Services

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, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Coastal, Waterview


Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays

Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 12

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