Chuck goes well out of his way to accommodate random travelers with dogs: water bowls and dog resistant comforters appear magically in the room. As a wedding had taken up most of the house Chuck kindly gave me a berth in the servants quarters at the top of the house. Eight doors opening off a single octagonal landing like something out of Harry Potter, doors reflected in a hall of mirrors--though the steep winding stairs are daunting for elderly golden retrievers. A charming place, a genuinely good hearted host. But: use the phone, as I find he does not respond to email messages sent to the email address listed for his website. I knocked on the door and showed up in person, so he could vet my dog. Puppies prone to chewing would b worrisome in a house with so much Victorian wicker.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pet-friendly bed and breakfast in a whaling captain’s elegant 1848 octagon house. Victorian elegance, combined with casual and comfortable atmosphere. Walk to NB Whaling National Historical Park, Whaling and other museums, Zeiterion Theatre, UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts Star Store campus, libraries, galleries, restaurants and shops, working waterfront and ferries to Martha’s Vineyards and Cuttyhunk. Nearby beaches and parks. Fabulous seafood, Portuguese and other cuisines. Comfortable accommodations and gracious indoor and outdoor common areas provide base for longer stays and day-tripping to SouthCoast, Cape Cod, Islands, Plymouth, Newport and other Rhode Island attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Captain Haskell's Octagon House New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States