Belfry Inne & Bistro, Sandwich, Massachusetts
Sandwich , Massachusetts
Tel: 800 844 4542 (toll-free)
Tel: 508 888 8550
Concierge.com's insider take:
Situated in a great spot for people-watching—close to restaurants and shops—the Belfry Inne encompasses three neighboring buildings in Sandwich: the Federal-style Village Inn; the Victorian Painted Lady; and our favorite, the Abbey, a converted Catholic church that's one of the Cape's most distinctive guesthouses. A second-floor addition at the Abbey makes space for six unusually shaped rooms with exposed beams, archways, balconies, and headboards constructed from old pews. A stained-glass depiction of Michael the Archangel overlooks one room, and Gabriel keeps an eye on another. The nave now houses a trendy bistro (wine is kept in the one-time confessional), and in warm weather, guests can eat breakfast on a brick patio surrounded by flowers and statuary. The Painted Lady received a renovation in 2005 and has nine small rooms (some with just enough room for a queen bed and dresser) with whirlpool baths and gas fireplaces. The sitting area in the turret has unrivaled views of Sandwich Village's pretty (and resurgent) historic center. The seven-room Village Inn—built as a boarding house in the 1830s—is neat and tidy but otherwise isn't distinctive compared with many other Cape Cod B&Bs.