The Inn at Castle Hill



Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Venue Rental
  • Regulations & Advisories


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The Inn at Castle Hill  in Ipswich on the Crane Estate 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.

All the rooms at the Inn are uniquely appointed 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.

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.


Admission & Hours

Please click here to book a reservation.

The office is open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 4PM to answer your calls and emails, and process reservations for the upcoming

Open Every day April-October 31st

Weekends Only November 1st-January 1st (However open every day the week of Thanksgiving)

Closed January, February, March

Directions & Contact Info

The Inn at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate
A Property of The Trustees of Reservations
280 Argilla Road
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

phone: 978.412.2555 or email

Boston, MA – 35 miles
Manchester – 50 miles
Providence – 80 miles
Berkshires – 150 miles
New York – 240 miles
Montreal – 320 miles

Venue Rental

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 Barn. No matter which venue you choose, our professional and experienced event staff will be there to help you every step of the way. We are proud to announce that The Crane Estate has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick.

Regulations & Advisories

Coronavirus Update: The Inn at Castle Hill has reopened for the season on July 31, 2020. We are available to answer any questions, please email or call us 978.412.2555.

See our COVID19 Safety Guidelines here. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Supporting Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property. Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.

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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate Book

This beautifully illustrated and practical guide provides the history and context of the stunning country estate of plumbing magnate Richard T. Crane, Jr. and his family, which draws many thousands of visitors each year.




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