Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Captain David Kelley House - Historic B&B Inn

Tuesday Feature: Travel

It was an absolute pleasure staying at the Captain David Kelley House this August in Centreville, Cape Cod.

The innkeepers, Tom and Rick, were just delightful and the inn itself combined the charm of yesteryear with the comforts of today.

Sometimes at B&Bs you can feel like you're intruding on the owners' personal space or that they're intruding into yours - but one of the many great things about the CDK House is that Tom and Rick had separate living quarters from the guests so it felt more like an intimate inn than like staying at someone's home. The guest quarters were so beautiful I was just dying to see what Tom and Rick's space looked like - but I didn't have the guts to ask for a tour! Maybe next time!

Each morning Tom and Rick served us a 3-course breakfast. The first day we a light and fluffy breakfast quiche, with fresh fruit and delicious home baked banana bread. On the second morning we were served eggs benedict, fruit and scrumptious just-out-of-the-oven scones.

CDK House is a 19th century Greek Revival, Cape Cod sea captain's home. The decor was just darling - romantic and cozy.

We stayed in the Alexander Suite shown below. It had two bedrooms (one we used for dressing and the other for sleeping) and a private bathroom. I just fell in love with the rooms...

This was the intimate little bedroom we slept in for the weekend. The four poster
bed and the floral print linens paired with the periwinkle and cream striped wallpaper
was a beautiful and striking combination.

Our bright and sunny "dressing room" had a slightly more masculine feel with a
nautical motif and maritime blue and cream striped walls. Touches of red and yellow
were used as accents. So gorgeous.

This was our charming bathroom.

Unfortunately it rained the whole weekend we were in the Cape, but staying at this darling inn was our saving grace.

Tom and Rick were always so hospitable and very happy to engage us in conversation about the history of the home or give us spectacular recommendations about where to dine. They really pay attention to the small details that makes one feel welcome and comfortable. Every morning we were always greeted with a smile and on a first name basis. Every evening there would be a platter of various cheeses awaiting us before we went for dinner. And every night we came back to a turned down bed and delicious chocolates waiting for us on our pillows. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the soft, cozy bathrobes that were provided for us in our room either!

The enclosed porch where we spent lazy, rainy hours reading.

The view from the breakfast porch where we ate each morning... except our view at the time
wasn't as sunny!

The common room where soft music was always playing.

Here are photos of some of the other guest rooms at the Captain David Kelley House...
So incredibly pretty!

I love the floral wallpaper with striped accents.

Gorgeous bed!

If you're ever in the Cape I highly recommend staying at the Captain David Kelley House - rain or shine, it's a delight! It is one of the most beautiful inns in Cape Cod with the two most hospitable innkeepers you will ever find!

They have only ever received raving reviews. To read some of them see tripadvisor.

Happy travels :)


All photos courtesy of Captain David Kelly House - Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn.


  1. Nice!
    The first bedroom under the music room reminds me of some of the B&B`s in England.
    This sounds and looks like a really great place to stay with charming hosts :)


  2. So, I saw your blog address on apartment therapy... glad I checked it out! I love your posts, especially this one since I'm originally from the cape- brought back memories! keep up the fab work! :)


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