Common Rooms & Grounds

As noted earlier, our magnificent Old Chapel Dining Room was once part of the First Lutheran Church on Cape Cod.  Besides the 14 historically working windows that allow the morning sunshine to flow in, the room comes complete with the elegant oak paneling and beams that were installed nearly a century ago.  This room has been completely renovated.  Contrasting crown molding has been added to the walls where there was none, a warm & historic Guilford green paint has been added to the walls to brighten the dining experience even more, while the old worn carpet has been taken up – and you should see the floors that were underneath!  Add in the new lighting and the local Brewster artwork and this room is now a treat just to be in!  To enhance your experience even further, each morning begins as you awaken to the aroma of a gourmet breakfast served at a leisurely hour between 8:30 and 9:30 am.  A dining experience all its own, you will be tempted with fabulous daily entrees as well as fresh fruits, coffee and espresso and an assortment of fresh juices.

Finally, there are the other elegant rooms of this incredible estate home.  On the ground floor, guests enjoy such amenities as the Grand Parlor with the ‘grand baby’ piano & fireplace.  Many times have we seen guests enjoy the warmth of the fire while reading up on the day’s news or listening to the talent of others ‘tickle the ivory’!  In our first year owning the Inn, this was the first common area that we wanted to renovate.  With the walls a darker peach and green colors with heavy curtains covering the antique windows, we added open and bright wood shutters to the windows and re-painted the room to allow the morning sunlight bring the room to life.

Our luxurious Knowles Living Room today used to be the family dining room given its proximity to the kitchen.  In 2016, this room too was renovated to add new enjoyment for our guests, complete with library and reception bars.  We so enjoy this room now as guests come down each morning to enjoy coffee & tea and then the room transforms later in the day for our wine & cheese reception on the new bar that once used to be a mostly-unused closet!

Come see the history and come stay for the experience that each of these rooms has to offer our guests during their stay!!

Steps away, you can walk out to our hilltop porch and patio for those spectacular town views while enjoying your coffee, tea or wine.  The magnificent grounds include two (2) acres of terraced gardens, as well as stands of centuries old chestnut and maple trees.  Sit leisurely out in the sunshine in our courtyard near the Grand Parlor or take advantage of our colorful Adirondack chair on the side lawn to take in a mesmerizing view of the entire Inn, including the barn and mansion.

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Old Manse Inn COVID-19 Update

April 1, 2020

Dear Old Manse Inn Family,

Charlie and I hope that this note finds you all doing well and staying safe. We think we are at our best when hosting and caring about our family, friends and our extended family (all of you!), your stay with us and all that comes with that! This includes your safety and well-being. We subscribe to the idea that we can achieve our best selves by working towards the common good of all of our guests.

In this case, it means that we have made the difficult choice to suspend operations of our Inn at the direction of the state of Massachusetts and therefore will be closed until May 4th. This is not an easy decision for sure, but we feel that it is the socially-responsible choice and one that will support a more favorable long-term outcome for the communities that support us.

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to the Inn via email ( or phone (508-896-3149). We will be monitoring this evolving situation constantly with the hope that we will be able to re-open our doors as soon as possible so that we can welcome you all back for a great stay! In the meantime, we are still taking reservations for stays after May 4th and the upcoming Summer & Fall seasons.

Please stay safe and be ready to come see us as soon as things in the world return to normal.

For your recovery and ours, please come visit us this Summer and beyond!