This lovely yellow-and-pale-green 1853 Queen Anne house, named for its two stately and aged beech trees, has gingerbread trim and is wrapped by a wide porch with wicker furniture and a glider swing. Inside, it's all Victorian splendor: mahogany and red velvet in the parlor, with lighter-style antiques in the guest rooms.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There is a two-night minimum stay on weekends and a three-night minimum stay on July 4 and Labor Day weekends. Children must be over age 12.
All six guest rooms have queen- or king-size beds, several have fireplaces, and one has a bay view.
All rooms have private bathrooms.
The Lilac Room features a clawfoot tub.
The large common room parlor has a fireplace and the owners thoughtfully put out restaurant menus, brochures, maps, newspapers and games, as well as cookies.
The inn is within a short walking distance to historic Barnstable Village's shops and restaurants, but you’ll want a car to explore further afield.
The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern (2-minute drive) is a casual place to enjoy American fare and classic Cape Cod dishes, like fish and chips. The Dolphin (2-minute drive) has been a mainstay in Barnstable for more than 70 years. The menu features seafood, but there’s lots for meat eaters and vegetarians, too.
The Mattakeese Wharf (5-minute drive) is a great place to catch the sunset, while Father’s Kitchen and Taphouse (15-minute drive), with 42 beers on tap, is a fun spot to get a brew.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This romantic Victorian inn, and its warm and knowledgeable hosts, makes the Beechwood Inn popular with couples. It offers a classic B&B setting, with antique furniture, oriental rugs and lace curtains. The three-course breakfast is outstanding and its lovely gardens make the inn feel remote.