Gordon and Jean Avery run this enchanting, adults-only B&B in an 1864 Greek Revival farmhouse nestled in the tranquil Fort Hill area (it is the only lodging within the National Seashore). The location is perfect—minutes off busy Route 6, but steps away from quiet, secluded trails that wind through cedar forests, fields crisscrossed by old stone fences, and a red-maple swamp. Two very large and cozy suites in the main house, tastefully decorated with period pieces
and antiques, share a living room with fireplace. The crown jewel, however, is the light and airy Nantucket Cottage, with stone floors, a gas fireplace, and a classic white-and-blue Cape Cod bedroom loft. Breakfasts are superb, with offerings like oven-poached pears in sweet cream.
May 26, 2014
We recently returned for a repeat visit to the Fort Hill B&B, and enjoyed ourselves so much that we intend to make it an annual tradition. You really cannot ask for much more in a B&B: tastefully appointed, peaceful surroundings, and above all, your warm and gracious hosts Jean and Gordon. They are an integral part your experience, and the inn itself feels intrinsic to this beautiful natural area - it is as if both innkeepers and inn have always
been here, and always will be.
Mar 17, 2014
My wife and I have spent long weekends over the past two summers with Jean and Gordon at the Fort Hill B&B and each were just terrific. The location is central making access to all parts of the Cape a breeze. From the inn there are great views of sea and marshlands and as it is secluded, our stays provided the quiet we were looking for. We stayed in the Emma room and have been delighted at having a library in addition to bedroom and bath, all of which
were very comfortable and spotless. Jean and Gordon are exceptionally gracious and accomodating and we always looked forward to delicious breakfasts and conversation before heading out for the day. Both of our hosts were able to offer bountiful information about the Cape and were very helpful when we were planning our days. We would provide our highest recommendation for the Fort Hill B&B and look forward to returning in the future.