Welcome to Ashley Manor
Our luxury Inn on Cape Cod is located in the heart of Barnstable’s historic district, minutes from Cape Cod Bay, Barnstable Village and Harbor. Our mid-Cape location is a short drive or walk to many beaches and attractions.
Our Barnstable, MA Bed and Breakfast offers two acres of manicured grounds with a spacious backyard patio, gazebo, and tennis court for our guests’ enjoyment. Our six romantic guest rooms include four luxury suites and two deluxe rooms. Each suite features a wood-burning fireplace, full private bath, and a separate two-person Jacuzzi tub. Guests will also find HDTV, individual ductless heat and air conditioning, Wi-Fi, garment steamer and parking included with their stay.
On warm summer days you can enjoy breakfast on the brick patio overlooking the lush gardens and tennis court. In cooler months, enjoy your meal in front of a wood burning fire in the formal dining room. Our daily environment is ever evolving and we have the capacity to adapt with it by staggering seating in multiple locations to maintain proper distancing.
Originally built in 1699, Ashley Manor is considered to be a First Period Colonial home sometimes referred to as “Post-Medieval.” These structures usually survive as much-altered houses that result in a great number of additions over the centuries. Evidence of its age and history can be seen by the steeply pitched and cross-gabled roofs and the large center chimney. Also of note is the second story overhang with minimal ornate. Any of these 17th Century features that are still intact should be considered of great significance. Interior features include wide-board flooring (wood usually reserved for the king during colonial times) huge open-hearth fireplaces (one with a beehive oven) and hand-glazed wainscoting. Hidden within the walls are passages connecting the upstairs and downstairs telling stories of a home thought to be a safe house and a hiding place for Tories during the Revolutionary War. There are also rumors that Ashley Manor was One of the original Six hotels that were stops along the Underground Railroad. Step through the front door and experience modern elegance blended with timeless rich history.
Each room has its own unique charm…including New England shuttered windows or colorful old Nantucket speckled floors. Features also include King and Queen beds with canopies and pencil-posts. You will find thoughtful small touches that reveal the Owner’s attention to detail and caring for your comfort throughout the In. A curated collection of one-of-a-kind imported textiles and bed linens can be found in every room. Upstate NY Beekman 1802 bath products including Au Lait De Chèvre (goat’s milk) lotion adorn each en-suite bathroom. We believe elegance can coexist with environmentally friendly and sustainable products.
After a day of exploring the Cape and Islands, Ashley Manor will welcome you back…for a set of tennis or pickle ball. You may prefer a light read from one of the many books in the library while snacking on a house made treat or indulge in an afternoon cordial. Relax on the terrace or enjoy a luxurious whirlpool bath before dinner at one of the nearby fine restaurants. We invite you to “Live Simply” and experience Ashley Manor.