The inn is a fabulous and special escape on the North Shore. It's peaceful, elegant and even smells great. The service is what you want it to be, helpful, competent, but never imposing. Tastefully decorated rooms each with their own character and charm. Waking up to breakfast at the inn and storing homemade cookies in the pantry makes you feel like your'e leading a decadent lifestyle. Life is conducted at a slower, more enjoyable pace 10 months of the year. We love each of the seasons in Ipswich, all of which draw us outside because of its natural beauty although sitting by the fire in colder months at the inn causes you to curl up with a good book! The views are spectacular from some of the rooms and sitting on the grand porch with someone bringing you a glass of wine makes you want to move in permanently. Less than a mile to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Wonderful restaurants and other beach towns with great book stores and gourmet markets nearby. Lots of outside activities year round (i.e. orchards, produce farms, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, special events organized by the Trustees of Reservations, etc.). The castle where lunch is served is spectacular with rolling lawns and views of the ocean. Have stayed at a number of inns nearby and nothing compares. Have stayed at "Leading Hotels of the World" and "Relais and Chateaux" accommodations within the US and internationally and we continually return to the Inn at Castle Hill. Only wish is that not too many people find this place!
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Castle Hill On The Crane Estate Hotel Ipswich