11 Lincoln Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA    
(978) 515-7998


  1. Main Room Fireplace...
  2. View Of home from Salt Marsh...
  3. New Kitchen...
  4. Parlor Chamber...
  5. The North Ell...
  6. Parlor Chamber...
  7. The North Ell...
  8. Original Yarn Spinning Wheel...
  9. Hutch in Spinning Bed Room...
  10. Gambrel Addition...

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Circa 1680. Experience true first period colonial living, with a few modern amenities, at one of the oldest homes in the Essex corridor. The William Haskel House is a rare vertical plank home and has had a minimal of renovation since being built. Electricity has been added yet few lights are used in order to preserve the historic ambiance. The two bedrooms boast reproduction beds with queen memory foam mattresses juxtaposed to original flooring and exposed beam or wooden ceilings. A television is available by request. Guests have access to all six rooms of the house including the parlor, hall, lean to, and the microwave and refrigerator in the kitchen. The inn offers two small bathrooms, one on each floor. Guests may request a catered meal plated on reproduction 18th-Century pewter and served in front of one of the five working fireplaces. Guests reserve the entire inn yet innkeepers are on site to assist whenever needed.

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This property has 2 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways


On site

Inns Of Interest

    • National Historic Register

Parlor Chamber

The Parlor Chamber is the main upstairs bedroom is referred to as the parlor chamber, so named because it is located above the parlor. This room boasts the original paneled walls, exposed post and beam construction, exposed chamfered gunstock posts, summer beam and exposed chimney and end girts. A pair of Wallace Nutting Carver chairs are placed in front of the William and Mary fireplace. A reproduction, first period, handmade, canopy bed with a queen sized memory foam mattress makes sleeping a comfort. Attached is a private, full bathroom with a shower and a tub. Access to the bathroom is gained through a passageway through an old closet. You might have to duck your head to enter this small bathroom. This bathroom was added in the 1920s and done so, not to disturb the architectural integrity of the original structure. Recently, it was updated.

Type of bed: Queen

The North Ell

The North Ell is the second bedroom available to guests is on the main floor. It is located in the 18th century addition called the north ell. This large room has an exposed wooden ceiling. The summer beam, the ceiling joist and the second floor floorboards are exposed. A reproduction early bed, containing a queen sized memory foam mattress, makes sleeping a comfort. An early chandelier hangs above an 18th century oval hutch table surrounded by 18th century ladderback chairs. In front of the large fireplace are early chairs and a candle stand. An 18th century New England pewter cupboard and an early chest complete the room. The main floor bathroom is attached to the north ell. It is a small bathroom with a shower. Although this is the only bathroom on the first floor, access can be gained without going through the north ell.

Type of bed: Queen

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Minimum of three nights.


The entire original house is available for your party of up to four guests. The minimum stay is for three nights. Weekly rentals are for 7 nights.


04:00pm / 11:00am

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Water Sports
    • Historical Sites Lighthouses Fine Dining Whale Watching & Cruises

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A Unique Step Back In Time

Staying in the William Haskell House is a unique step back in time. Our stay at this wonderful early New England home was nothing short of amazing. We have collected 17th and 18th antiques for over 40 years. To be able to stay in such a pure and reel New England homestead was a thrill. The home and its authentic furnishings lets one actually live in the 17th and 18th century moments. The innkeeper was extremely cordial and accommodating. This home's setting and ambiance is beyond any other historic home where we have stayed. If you have a passion for the early New England lifestyle and antiques, you will not be disappointed. In a word, wonderful! Kindly, Bill and Judy Castor
Bill Castor

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