Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast is a 19th-century Greek Revival farmhouse, perched on scenic Fort Hill in Eastham within the National Seashore (and across from the Edward Penniman House). And it’s a real charmer. Owners Jean and Gordon Avery rent the inn’s two lovely suites and one fabulous cottage to guests who wisely reserve well in advance.
In the main house, the first-floor two-room Emma Suite features a little library, piano, and four-poster bed with a down comforter. Upstairs, the second room, Lucille, is tucked under the slanted eaves. The room is cute as a button, with wide pine floors, wicker furniture and a wrought iron bed.
The romantic Nantucket Cottage is wonderfully secluded, with a private garden, distant marsh views, cathedral ceilings, and a sitting room with a gas fireplace. The perfect place to settle in for a week — if you are lucky!
A delicious breakfast — perhaps oven-poached pears in sweet cream with Grand Marnier-cinnamon French toast and sausage with blueberry muffins — is included. As are Gordon and Jean’s good cheer.
One night and you’ll be smitten.