The Tavern

The Tavern was built by Cornelius Crane as an escape for himself, his friends and his family. The room is built in the style of an old Colonial tavern with wooden beams and columns, an eight-foot working fireplace, suede covered walls and diamond-paned leaded-glass windows. A breathtaking view of the marsh, the woodlands and the Atlantic Ocean awaits you from the Tavern or outside on the terrace.

The Tavern offers an unforgettable, intimate setting for celebrations with friends and family. Overhead lanterns and soft lighting create a warm, inviting environment. The terrace offers an exception vantage point to take in the unspoiled vistas of the Crane Estate. Our staff and hosts offer exceptional service to your guests allowing you to enjoy the gathering you have planned.

For business meetings, the Tavern is a private room which allows creativity to flow. Windows on all sides of the room overlooking the ocean, the marsh and the woodlands provide a wonderful escape from the typical business meeting space. Our staff will attend to your needs with utmost discretion.

To inquire about using The Tavern for your next function or meeting, please contact us.




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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

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