We have stayed in other B&Bs in a couple of countries. They are usually always in old historic houses. If you want shiny new amenities and the anonymity of a chain hotel , you should probably look elsewhere. For those of us who appreciate the history and quaintness of a B&B, Isaiah Jones is truly excellent.
We stayed in the Captain Weeks room in the Carriage house. It was very nice. My wife and I appreciated the privacy and how quiet it was at night. The sheets and towels are very high quality. The room atmosphere including skylights, jacuzzi, and gas fireplace was worth the extra money. We did not spend much time in the room, but if you do plan to stay in, you should know that the TV is very small. It should probably be upgraded.
Donnie and Katherine are very good hosts and genuinely nice people. Katherine is also an excellent breakfast chef. One of the great advantages of a B&B is being able to benefit from the experience and connections of the Inn keepers. They will make suggestions for anything you are interested in doing in the area and they will help you any way they can.
Here are two great examples:
We had an issue with our ferry tickets to/from Nantucket. We purchased round trip tickets on Hy-Line Cruises. Due to the timing, we purchased Hyannis to Nantucket on the high speed ferry (1 hour) and the return on the slow speed ferry (~2 hours). This was necessary because the 5:00pm high speed ferry on Hy-Line Cruises was fully booked. Once on Nantucket, we purchased high speed return ferry tickets with Steamship Authority, the other ferry service between Hyannis and Nantucket. Hy-Line cruises would not refund the return tickets on the slow ferry. They would only give credit toward a future far within one year.
The next day, I gave the tickets to Donnie and asked him to give them to another future guest with our compliments. He graciously accepted, but then immediately went to work getting the money refunded. Within about 1/2 hour, he had pulled his Innkeeper strings and the money was refunded. !This! is the advantage of a GREAT Inn keeper! Thank you Donnie!
The normal breakfast time is 8:30AM until 10:00AM. We needed to leave early one morning for a trip to Nantucket and Donnie and Katherine made us a great early breakfast. We really appreciated the special service and their willingness to please without us even asking. They may not be able to do this every time, so you should not necessarily count on it...
We met some very nice people over port and sherry in the living room in the evening. That is a nice touch.
Donnie gave us a quick tour of the main house rooms that were not occupied at that time. My favorite room was the Deming Jarves Suite. The furnishings are beautiful and the bathroom is quite nice.
The stairs in the house are narrow and steep (it is a very old building...) If you have issues with stairs, you might consider the 1st floor rooms or the carriage house rooms.
If you are planning a trip to Cape Cod, like B&Bs and want to meet some great people, stay at Isaiah Jones Homestead B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Victorian house and Carriage House located in the charming village of Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with private bathrooms, king and queen beds and lovely appointments and amenities. Walk to nearby shops, restaurants and such attractions as the Sandwich Glass Museum and the Heritage Museums and Gardens. Just .75 mile to beautiful Town Neck Beach and a short drive to the walking/bicycle paths along the scenic Cape Cod Canal. A great location for exploring all of Cape Cod (Hyannisport, Chatham, Provincetown, etc.,) Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport, and Boston. Less than 90 minutes from the airports in Boston or Providence, Rhode Island and about 4.5 hours drive from New York City. Full breakfast provided each day and plenty of complimentary off-street parking and Wifi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed & Breakfast Sandwich, MA - Cape Cod