The Inn at Castle Hill



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


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.

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

Regulations & Advisories

  • Minimum Stays
    Please note that we require a two-night minimum stay on weekends throughout the year and during the week in July and August. A three-night minimum stay on selected holiday periods and weekends is required. We suggest that you book your stay as early as possible. Reservations are accepted up to twelve months in advance.
  • Arrival and Departure
    Check-in is between 3PM and 8PM. If you will be arriving later than 8PM, please contact us to arrange a late arrival. Should you arrive earlier than 3 and your room is not ready, you are welcome to pick up your beach pass and enjoy the grounds of the Estate and the Inn’s facilities. Check-out is at 11AM.
  • Cancellations
    While we understand that life does not always unfold as planned, our inn is small enough that even one cancellation makes an enormous difference. We ask for your cooperation in observing a 14-day cancellation notice (30 days for selected holiday weekends and reservations of 3 rooms or more) prior to your expected arrival. If you cancel with less than the required notice, your credit card will be charged for the full balance of the nights reserved. If your deposit was made by cash or check, you will be billed for the full balance of the nights reserved. Refunds will only be made for those nights that we are able to re-book the rooms reserved. A $50.00 processing fee per accommodation is charged on all cancellations and is deducted from all refunds. Any change in your reservation dates, except for an extension, will be considered a cancellation.

    All reservations of three rooms or more are subject to a 30 day cancellation policy.

  • Gratuity
    A 5% gratuity is applied to reservations of three rooms or more.
  • The Trustees of Reservations Member Discounts
    A Member of the Trustees of Reservations receives a 10% discount off their room rate each night. You may also join The Trustees of Reservations directly with the Inn when you make your reservation or during your stay to receive your discount.
  • Children
    Because many of our guests are coming to the inn for a quiet retreat, children under the age of 12 are not permitted to stay at the Inn.
  • Deposit
    A deposit equal to 50% of your stay or one night, whichever is greater, is required to guarantee your reservation.
  • Smoking
    We are a non smoking property.
  • Pets
    We are sorry the Inn does not accept pets of any kind.
  • Internet Access
    All rooms have wireless internet access. There are no televisions at the Inn.
  • Gift Certificates
    Share us with friends, loved ones or colleagues. Inquire about a gift certificate at 978.412.2555.
  • Entire Inn Rentals
    Entire Inn rentals require a signed contract and are subject to special policies.
  • Alcohol Policy
    The Inn has a variety of wines and spirits available for purchase. The Inn’s license does not permit liquor to be consumed on premises that were not purchased from the Inn.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Contributing 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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