PHOTO: Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

75 Fort Hill Rd., Eastham, Massachusetts 02642, USA

Kim MacKinnon

With a location that can’t be topped, this adults-only B&B is the only lodging within the Cape Cod National Seashore. Gordon and Jean Avery offer three suites in their 1864 Greek Revival farmhouse and cottage nestled in the serene Fort Hill area. It is mere minutes off busy Route 6, but steps away from quiet, secluded trails that take you through cedar forests, fields crisscrossed by old stone fences, and a red-maple swamp.

YOU SHOULD KNOW No children allowed.

room

There are two very large and luxurious suites in the main house, decorated with period pieces and antiques. The suites share a living room with fireplace. The crown jewel, however, is the standalone Nantucket Cottage, which features stone floors, a gas fireplace, and a classic white-and-blue Cape Cod bedroom loft. It also has a private patio and garden.

Music lovers take note: the Emma suite has a piano.

"Nantucket cottage" bedroom with wrought iron, queen bed, AC/heat and white washed walls.  It says...Cape Cod!
Photo: "Nantucket cottage" bedroom with wrought iron, queen bed, AC/heat and white washed walls. It says...Cape Cod! / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast
"Emma suite" bedroom with mahogany, 4-poster queen bed, luxurious linens and its own thermostat for AC/heat.
Photo: "Emma suite" bedroom with mahogany, 4-poster queen bed, luxurious linens and its own thermostat for AC/heat. / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast
The gracious 3-room "Emma Suite"  has its own private library/sitting room with TV/DVD, quiet ductless AC and an ensuite bath.
Photo: The gracious 3-room "Emma Suite" has its own private library/sitting room with TV/DVD, quiet ductless AC and an ensuite bath. / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast
"Emma suite" bathroom is ensuite and spacious with vanity, modern cast iron, tub/shower, robes and plenty of fluffy towels.
Photo: "Emma suite" bathroom is ensuite and spacious with vanity, modern cast iron, tub/shower, robes and plenty of fluffy towels. / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

bathroom

All suites have private bathrooms.

"Emma suite" bathroom is ensuite and spacious with vanity, modern cast iron, tub/shower, robes and plenty of fluffy towels.
Photo: "Emma suite" bathroom is ensuite and spacious with vanity, modern cast iron, tub/shower, robes and plenty of fluffy towels. / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

lobby

The comfortable guest living room has a working fireplace and is stocked with Cape Cod guide books, menus, the local paper and maps.

The "Nantucket cottage" kitchen is perfect for a long weekend or weekly stay.  Choose from the B+B option or as a self-catering vacation rental
Photo: The "Nantucket cottage" kitchen is perfect for a long weekend or weekly stay. Choose from the B+B option or as a self-catering vacation rental / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

dining

Breakfasts are excellent, with dishes like oven-poached pears in sweet cream, baked apples with raspberry-cider glaze or Grand Marnier French toast. The inn has its own vegetable and perennial garden, which it uses for food and flowers for the B & B.

The "Nantucket cottage" kitchen is perfect for a long weekend or weekly stay.  Choose from the B+B option or as a self-catering vacation rental
Photo: The "Nantucket cottage" kitchen is perfect for a long weekend or weekly stay. Choose from the B+B option or as a self-catering vacation rental / Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast

LOCATION

Getting Around

To get to restaurants and beaches, you’ll need your car.

Restaurants

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar (5-minute drive) is a classic Cape Cod seafood spot, with fresh seafood (much of it fried, of course), plus mini-golf and ice cream. For a fine dining experience, ABBA (9-minute drive) is one of the nicest restaurants on the Cape, serving dishes like poached lobster, duck breast with gnocchi, and pan-seared salmon, in a lovely setting.

Bars

The Tavern at the Fairway Restaurant (6-minute drive) is a casual place to get a drink. Local Break Restaurant & Bar (6-minute drive) prides itself on its creative cocktails, homemade sangria and a large selection of local beer.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Secluded, yet close enough to Chatham, Orleans, Wellfleet and Provincetown to enjoy restaurants and other attractions, this comfortable B&B is like staying at a friend’s home. With Nauset Marsh, Coast Guard Beach and the Atlantic Ocean close by, it’s a romantic and gorgeous place to relax. The innkeepers go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and are ready with advice on where to go, eat and play, if you want.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical, Romantic, Views
Intimate, Quiet
Countryside
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 508-240–2870

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