Welcome to Ashley Manor
Our award winning luxury Bed and Breakfast 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.
The Estate like property overlooks Historic Rte. 6A (Olde Kings Highway) and stretches out over nearly two acres of manicured grounds, with a spacious backyard patio, gazebo, and private tennis court. Our six romantic guest rooms include four grand suites and two deluxe rooms. Each suite features a wood-burning fireplace, full private bath, and a separate two-person jetted tub. Guests will also find HDTV, individual ductless heat and air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, garment steamer, parking and much more included with their stay.
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. Many 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 Inn. 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 out around the Cape and Islands, Ashley Manor will welcome you back…for a cool drink on the terrace or if your energy permits 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 a complimentary afternoon cordial. Or just relax and recharge with a whirlpool bath before dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants. We invite you to “esCapeCod ” and experience Ashley Manor.