Gracious hosts Jan and Charlie Preus have created a warm and inviting inn that's appealing whether you seek quiet seclusion or the opportunity to mingle with fellow guests. Across from the Sandwich Glass Museum, this 18th-century house with fine Colonial and Victorian furnishings is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A gazebo on a nearby hill shelters a secluded hot tub.
In addition to such decorative flourishes as ornate fireplaces, guest rooms contain beds with silky linens, fluffy robes, and spa-quality bath amenities.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This is an adult's-only inn.
The inn’s parlor is a comfortable spot to relax with a book.
A hearty breakfast is served in the keeping room, which contains a fireplace and an antique table that seats 10. A typical breakfast includes home-baked fruit breads, muffins or scones, an egg dish, juice, coffee and assorted teas. For guests who are day-tripping to Nantucket on the early ferry, the inn can provide a to-go breakfast bag you can enjoy on the 55-minute trip to the island.
In the evening, guests can enjoy complimentary wine and treats. Charlie selects a red wine and a white wine from his cellar for guests. Later in the evening, you’re invited to have a snifter of brandy, port, or sherry before bed.
You can walk to town from the inn, but beaches and other attractions are a bit further afield. You might want to drive.
The inn recommends Sesuit Harbor Café (30-minute drive) on Sesuit Neck Road in Dennis. On the inn's website they say, “The café is a bit hard to find if you are unfamiliar with the area, but it is right on Sesuit Harbor with a million-dollar view and a priceless quintessential Cape Cod experience.” They call it “an innkeeper favorite.” Closer to the inn is the Marshland Restaurant & Bakery (9-minute walk), which they describe as “Sandwich's hometown, family-style restaurant serving great food at great prices. The Food Network selected their stuffed quahog the best in the US. Make sure you try one!”
Horizon’s on the Bay (4-minute drive), right on Town Neck Beach, is a great place to enjoy a drink and watch the sun set. Another spot to enjoy the views is the Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge (5-minute drive) which is located at the Sandwich Marina on the Cape Cod Canal and has lovely water views.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center is a comfortable and intimate place to spend time on the Cape. Its location, right in the center of town, is convenient to shops and restaurants, and it’s quite close to Cape Cod beaches. With just five rooms, you’ll get to know other guests, enjoy the hospitality of the innkeepers and feel like you’re staying with friends.