Spring Weekday Special

Take advantage of the early spring season with a getaway or bring your "work from home" right to the Inn! 

Stay two weeknights and the second night is 50% off, stay three nights and the third night is free! Valid Monday-Thursday nights. Find out more here.

The Crane Estate

The spectacular Crane Estate encompasses more than 2,100 acres in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

The Estate is made up of three properties: Castle Hill, a National Historic Landmark that is the home of The Great House, a spectacular venue for weddings and corporate events, guided tours, and programs. Crane Beach, a popular public beach and summer destination; and the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a natural treasure boasting many rare plant and animal species.

Chicago industrialist Richard T. Crane, Jr. first purchased the 2,100 acres that would become The Crane Estate in 1910. Crane was captivated by the beautiful landscape, and over time worked with eight leading architects and landscape architects to shape his summer retreat. In 1928, he crowned the estate with a grand 59-room, Stuart-style mansion, designed by the world-renowned architect David Adler. Nearly 100 years later, the Crane Estate plays a vital role in the local community and beyond as a place for year-round recreation, historic house tours, weddings, corporate and private parties, an annual art show, summer concerts, lectures, movie filming, a popular summer camp and public volunteer opportunities.

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The Crane Estate

The Crane Estate


The spectacular Crane Estate encompasses more than 2,100 acres in Ipswich, Massachusetts and includes 2 beaches, a historic mansion, spectacular gardens, and miles of trails.
Crane Beach

Crane Beach


At Crane Beach, you’ll enjoy one of the finest beaches and outdoor recreation destinations on the East Coast.
Crane Estate Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


The Crane Estate is home to tons of events and programs throughout the year.

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The Inn at Castle Hill is part of the beautiful, 2,000 acre Crane Estate which includes two beaches, a historic mansion, spectacular gardens, and miles of trails.
The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations


We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.
The Inn at Castle Hill
A Trustees Property
280 Argilla Road
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

978.412.2555 phone
978.412.2556 fax
theinn@thetrustees.org