History of the Inn
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, Jerry and Judy Neal purchased the inn from Marie and Dick Brophy and continued their legacy serving guests for nearly 20 years. In 2022, Mark and Amy Scamman purchased the Isaiah Hall and will continue to operate the Inn as the others before them.
The Dining Room is where continental breakfast is served daily and guests gather around a 12 foot cherry table. The room reflects the Cape Cod country spirit with its large poplar buffet. Coffee and tea are available all day long in the dining room.
The Main House Parlor, once the original kitchen, still houses beehive and proofing ovens. The fireplace mantel features eight tiles of the tall masted clipper ships built in the Shiverick Shipyard in East Dennis. You may choose to lounge in the parlor enjoying the fireplace and a quiet space for reading.
The Carriage House Great Room is the gathering spot for guests to watch TV, play games, or just unwind after a day at the beach. The room is open to the second floor and features an 1850’s’ wood-burning railroad stove, pine walls and original “barn” floors. Two cozy couches enhance the comfort and warmth of the room. Here guests can find a refrigerator, games, a desk for working and books to borrow from an antique bookcase.
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. The gardens are mixed with colors and textures reminiscent of an informal English garden with a mix of perennials and annuals that bloom throughout the seasons. Our guests can relax on the front porch or the back patio surrounded by flowers, and relaxing sounds of the birds.