About Isaiah Hall Bed and Breakfast Inn
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COMMON AREAS AND GARDENS
The Dining Room is a favorite among guests who love to sit around the 12 foot 1 inch antique cherry table eating a bountiful continental-plus breakfast while swapping tips on where to go on the Cape. The room reflects the Cape Cod country spirit with its
large poplar buffet. Later in the day guests can find teas, coffee and homemade chocolate chip cookies here.
||The Main House Parlour, once the original kitchen, still houses beehive and proofing ovens. A collection of bird decoys grace the fireplace which features tiles of tall masted ships built in the Shiverick Shipyard in East Dennis. The Parlour is decorated in true New England style with a camel back sofa, wing chairs,
and oriental rugs. Here guests can peruse menus of local restaurants or find a quiet area to rest and read.
The Carriage House Great Room seems to be the piece d'resistance for our guests with it's pine walls and original "barn" floors. The room is open to the second floor and features an 1850's' wood-burning railroad stove. Camel back sofas, antique wicker chairs, and oriental rugs enhance the comfort and warmth of the room. Here guests can find a refrigerator, games, local attraction brochures, high speed Internet access and books to borrow from matching antique bookcases.
Many guestrooms have some view of the Gardens that surround the Inn. The back gardens are secluded, casual and peaceful providing a relaxing country refuge. With her artist's eye our gardener has mixed colors and textures reminiscent of an informal English garden. Mixing perennials and annuals she ensures something in blossom throughout the season. Relaxing on the Front Porch rockers surrounded by flowers guests may catch the sight of a hummingbird collecting nectar.
The Inn is a Greek Revival Farmhouse built in 1857 by Isaiah B. Hall, a cooper and builder who patented the first cranberry barrels for transport. He employed a Shiverick shipyard crew to build the home as evidenced by the Captain's Stairs in the Main House. His grandfather, Henry Hall, cultivated the first cranberry bog in 1807 down behind the Inn. The bog has been revitalized and can now be visited by our guests. Today the house remains intact architecturally with the typical Greek Revival "big house, little house, back house, and carriage house" sections.
In 1948 Dorothy Gripp, an artist, bought the house and transformed it into a guesthouse and gift shop. Examples of her primitive art style can be found in the Dining Room on the overhang and door and in the Great Room on the doors and beams as well as in several paintings of local scenes.
In early 1984,
the Brophys bought the guesthouse from Dorothy's niece. With great respect to the history and style of the house,
they began renovations and opened as Isaiah Hall B&B Inn that spring.
In 2004, we purchased the inn from Marie and Dick and hope to continue
their hospitality legend.
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Isaiah Hall Bed
and Breakfast Inn
in the Heart of Cape Cod!
Open Year Round
152 Whig Street
~ P. O. Box 1007
Dennis, Massachusetts (MA) 02638
Toll Free:800-736-0160 ~ 508-385-9928 ~ Fax: 508-385-5879
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