The Herreshoff Castle Bed & Breakfast

A Bed & Breakfast Featuring the Utmost in Privacy, Character and Enchantment

'Old World' charm with 'New World' convenience in 'Old Town' Marblehead

(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 as accents.

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

 Reservations can be made starting in February


The Carriage House (Painting by artist James Whitney Snow)

Inside the Carriage House

Some Interseting 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 Harbor (Maps)

Artist's Rendering, (Painting by artist Waldo Ballard, 1920 's)

History of Castle

L. Francis Herreshoff

Deposit and Cancellation Policy


External Links

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Herreshoff Marine Museum
(located in Rhode Island, a 2 - hour drive from the Herreshoff Castle)

America's Cup Hall of Fame
(located adjacent to the Herreshoff Marine Museum)


Castles on the Web
(A Web Site for Medieval Castle enthusiasts)