(formerly owned by L. Francis Herreshoff: famous yacht
designer and author)
The Herreshoff Castle is located in Marblehead's "Old
Town" scenic Crocker
Park area, steps from the waterfront,
the Boston Yacht Club, and the public Landing. The Castle is
a reproduction of Erik the Red's tenth century Viking castle
in Greenland. The Castle is made of stone, with parapets, turrets
and gothic windows and doors.
The Carriage House is located to the right of the Castle and
has been converted into a one-unit Bed & Breakfast facility.
The Carriage House affords lots of privacy for guests. This two-story
all-stone structure has its own private entrance, and contains
a living room, galley kitchen and bathroom on the first floor,
and a bedroom with full bed on the second floor with a stone
fireplace and a "dramatic" wood-planked cathedral ceiling.
Gothic doors and stained glass windows adorn the structure, with
carousel horses, a full suit of medieval armor and antiques used
Included with the Carriage House is a courtyard
area for dining, reading and relaxing.
Perennial gardens, gargoyles
and griffins surround the courtyard.
In addition to Medieval charm,
the Carriage House includes telephone, air conditioning and cable
TV. To coin a phrase, "The Carriage House offers 'Old World'
charm with 'New World' convenience in 'Old Town' Marblehead."
A two day minimum stay is normally required (three day minimum
normally for holiday weekends). $200.00 per night. Appropriate
for one or two adults. Accommodations are not suitable for children.
No pets or smoking please. Interested parties should call Chris
or Michael Rubino at (781) 631-1950. (Sorry, we do not do wedding
receptions. However, the Carriage House is ideal for honeymooners
as well as people coming into town to attend weddings). See link
below for policy on deposits and cancellations.
Address: Two Crocker Park. Directions:
Once in Marblehead's Historic District, take Washington Street
to Darling Street. At the intersection of Darling Street and
Front Street look up and you will see the Castle. You must turn
left. Immediately make a right turn up Crocker Park Street. Pull
right into the driveway.
The B &
B is open from May 1 to November 1
can be made starting in February
Carriage House (Painting by artist James Whitney Snow)
Inside the Carriage House
Pictures of the Castle
Biographies of Castle Proprietors
The Castle featured on the latest
Chamber of Commerce Brochure
Bird's-eye view of Castle and Marblehead
(Painting by artist Waldo Ballard, 1920 's)
History of Castle
L. Francis Herreshoff
and Cancellation Policy
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Herreshoff Marine Museum
(located in Rhode Island, a 2 - hour drive from the Herreshoff
Cup Hall of Fame
(located adjacent to the Herreshoff Marine Museum)
Castles on the Web
(A Web Site for Medieval Castle enthusiasts)