The William Haskell House welcomes you to an authentic First Period Colonial American experience in beautiful Gloucester, Massachusetts! As you step through the threshold of this sensitively restored 1680 residence, you are transported to an earlier time—immersed in the history of the home and the area. One of the oldest homes in the Essex corridor, the interior of the William Haskell House has remained virtually untouched since it was built and is documented as one of the finest examples of a First Period Colonial house that exists today.
The Haskell House is located down a quiet winding lane between Gloucester and Essex. It is situated on nearly 2 ½ private acres surrounded by a tidal salt water marsh. In companion with this naturally beautiful setting, wildlife abounds and native birds flock to the marsh. Just minutes from the many attractions of historic Cape Ann and 35 miles to vibrant Boston, the William Haskell House offers a setting that is unrivaled.
If you are a lover of period antiques, historic old homes, American history, and seek a truly unique experience—then a stay at the William Haskell House is for you! You will sojourn amid historically significant antiques, in a home that has been meticulously conserved to reflect the aura of the original 17th century structure.
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Haskell House still has its original working five fireplaces, original hand forged hardware, wide pine floorboards, and tables set with softly glowing pewter dishes.
You are invited to reserve one or two bedrooms at the William Haskell House for a few days, a week, or more with a maximum of four in your party. Two bedrooms are provided for our guests—one on the main floor and one on the second floor, both with private baths. Bedrooms are available on a first come first serve basis. We offer the finest bedding and towels and every amenity you would expect to make your stay at the Haskell House special. The Innkeeper will be on site to address your every need, while respecting your privacy. The six rooms of the original house will be shared with other guests during your stay.
"For a unique lodging experience that is like no other—the historic William Haskell House will provide a glimpse into Colonial American living—far exceeding your expectations!"
"The preservation is so unchanged an estate over all the years between is one of those happy miracles that have occurred in only a few of our New England houses"
"The Monograph Series." Records of Early American Architecture. Pencil Points for February, 1939.