Fodor's Expert Review Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed & Breakfast

165 Main St., Sandwich Center, Massachusetts 02563, USA See on Map

Kim MacKinnon

Innkeepers Don and Katherine Sanderson know how to give their guests extraordinary service in an equally stellar setting. Their venerable Victorian, built in 1848, is all graceful lines and high ceilings, adorned with authentic period antiques and moody stained glass. Despite intricate wall coverings, sweeping velvet drapes, and canopy beds, the spacious rooms are uncluttered and welcoming.

YOU SHOULD KNOW For those with mobility issues, not all rooms are accessible, so call ahead to discuss details.

room

The five guest rooms in the Main House are Victorian in style, furnished with antiques and reproductions. The two suites in the adjacent carriage house have a simpler, cottage style, but are equally luxurious. Every room and suite has a fireplace or stove and several have whirlpool baths.

The Carriage House Suites are private and secluded, perfect for a special occasion or a romantic retreat.

Dr. Samuel Beale Room, Main House
Photo: Dr. Samuel Beale Room, Main House
Thornton Burgess Room in the Carriage House
Photo: Thornton Burgess Room in the Carriage House
Mirror, Deming Jarves Room
Photo: Mirror, Deming Jarves Room

bathroom

Most have oversized whirlpool tubs and separate showers. High-end bath essentials, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion and even lip balm are stocked in the bathroom.

Living room fireplace
Photo: Living room fireplace

lobby

There’s a large living room with a fireplace and parlor where afternoon cordials are served of guests can borrow a movie from the DVD library.

Living room fireplace
Photo: Living room fireplace
Dining room
Photo: Dining room

dining

A generous three-course includes homemade scones or muffins, fresh fruit and a variety of hot entrées, such as buttermilk pancakes, seasonal frittatas or omelets. Coffee and tea are available 24/7.

Dining room
Photo: Dining room

drinking

Complimentary port and sherry are served in the afternoon.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The inn is located in the center of historic Sandwich Village, so walking to restaurants, shops, galleries and even the beach is easy.

Restaurants

For a romantic dinner, just steps away, the Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa (3-minute walk) has an excellent restaurant with American fare, while its casual Tavern at the Inn, an authentic replica of the 200-year-old tap room where Daniel Webster made regular visits, serves soups, sandwiches and lighter fare.

Bars

Horizon’s on the Bay (6-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

Romantic and luxurious, this B&B is simply idyllic for a romantic weekend away, yet it’s close enough to the town, beaches and other attractions for when you want to emerge from your cocoon. Breakfasts, as well as special dinners scheduled throughout the year, such as on New Year’s Eve, are extremely well-executed and far superior to most similar B&B offerings.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-526–1625;508-888–9115

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