The Crane Estate

The Crane Estate

Experience this magnificent 2,100-acre coastal estate where past meets present. Four miles of Atlantic-facing Crane Beach flank the quiet, tidal waters of Essex Bay and the Crane Wildlife Refuge. With a rich past of fishing and farming, Castle Hill was transformed into a European-style country estate in the early 1900s. A truly special place, the Crane Estate is protected forever for public use and enjoyment.

Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

Soak up the seaside fun at one of the Northeast’s most spectacular beaches, and follow trails and boardwalks through a spellbinding landscape of sand dunes and salt marsh.

Crane Beach

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Experience the grandeur of a 2,100-acre seaside estate, its marvelously landscaped grounds, restored Grand Allée, gardens, and Casino complex.

Castle Hill

The Inn at Castle Hill

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.

Inn at Castle Hill

Crane Wildlife Refuge

Paddle through a mix of salt marsh and coastal islands, then venture ashore and explore trails on Choate Island and Long Island.

Wildlife Refuge

Crane Kayaking Tours

Join us for a guided kayak adventure in the Crane Wildlife Refuge.

Photo courtesy of: Jenn DeLorenzo


Group Visits at Crane

Deepen your experience with guided trips, educational programs, and learning for all ages!