PHOTO: Byron Cain

Captain Freeman Inn

15 Breakwater Rd., Brewster, Massachusetts 02631, USA

Kim MacKinnon

Named for the sea captain who had the home built in 1866, this gracious inn retains its aged elegance with original ornate plaster ceiling medallions, marble fireplaces, and sturdy yet graceful construction. Artful and rich breakfasts are served on the screened-in porch overlooking the pool in warmer weather; enjoy your afternoon tea and cookies on the large front porch. It's a short walk to Breakwater Beach on the bay, even shorter to the ice cream shop next to the Brewster General Store.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Children must be over age 14 to stay at the inn.

Queen Boutique Guest Room
Photo: Queen Boutique Guest Room / Byron Cain

room

Antiques decorate the 10 beautifully appointed guest rooms, all of which sport fireplaces and luxurious 600 thread count sheets on the beds. Three rooms upstairs have their own private sunrooms, perched above the trees and the pretty back lawn.

Guests can book en-suite treatments, such as facials and massages, which features all organic jojoba oils and skin products handcrafted with local organic cranberries and sea salt.

Queen Boutique Guest Room
Photo: Queen Boutique Guest Room / Byron Cain
Wellfleet Spa Bath
Photo: Wellfleet Spa Bath / Byron Cain

bathroom

Each room has its own private bathroom, some featuring whirlpool tubs. Artisan handmade amenities are included.

Wellfleet Spa Bath
Photo: Wellfleet Spa Bath / Byron Cain

lobby

There is a comfortable living room to relax in, but by far the wide front porch with its rocking chairs or the screened-in patio are the most popular spots to kick back in.

Salt water solar heated pool
Photo: Salt water solar heated pool / Byron Cain

pool

The inn has a lovely solar heated saltwater pool. Towels and lounge chairs are provided.

Salt water solar heated pool
Photo: Salt water solar heated pool / Byron Cain
Breakfast waffles on our side porch
Photo: Breakfast waffles on our side porch / Byron Cain

dining

Owner and chef Donna offers an outstanding three-course breakfast, using seasonal and local ingredients, with herbs and vegetables from the inn’s gardens, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies, and lobster from Cape Cod for the special Lobster Benedict Saturday breakfast. Dishes might include homemade cinnamon rolls, tomato tartlets, mini cheese soufflés or frittatas filled with fresh vegetables. Scrambled eggs and toast, granola and yogurt or oatmeal are always available. In the afternoon, cookies are laid out for guests to enjoy.

Breakfast waffles on our side porch
Photo: Breakfast waffles on our side porch / Byron Cain
Tasting Tray- add on amenity
Photo: Tasting Tray- add on amenity / Byron Cain

drinking

Sherry and port are offered as an evening nightcap. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day.

Tasting Tray- add on amenity
Photo: Tasting Tray- add on amenity / Byron Cain

LOCATION

Getting Around

The inn is walking distance to Brewster, with its beaches, shops and restaurants close by. You’ll need a car to explore other towns, the Cape Cod National Seashore and other attractions.

Restaurants

The inn’s owners recommend the Brewster Fish House (10-minute walk), saying, “This is a local favorite and for good reason! A unique, eclectic menu with an emphasis on local seafood is changed seasonally.” Chillingsworth (2-minute drive) is another pick, offering creative modern French cuisine. We recommend the bistro (open for lunch and dinner) for a more casual American à la carte meal.”

Bars

The Lost Dog Pub, (9-minute drive) is, according to the inn's owners, A fun little pub just down the street specializing in homemade pizza, clam chowder, burgers and fish cakes. Entertainment is available on some weekend nights during the summer.” A closer option is the Woodshed (2-minute walk), a lively spot for drinks with nightly live music in season. The Chill Bistro and Bar (2-minute drive), also located at Chillingsworth, offers a specialty martini list and bar menu in a casual setting.

WHY WE LIKE IT

From its excellent location, close to beaches and to town, to its wonderful breakfasts and luxurious rooms, the Captain Freeman offers a lot to enjoy. Owners Donna and Bryon are committed to making every guest feel special and they maintain the historic property meticulously.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green, Historical, Romantic, Service
Casual, Quiet
Central, Near the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 508-896–7481

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