The Ruddy Turnstone Inn
Our first stop in the Cape was Brewster, Barnstable County. Brewster is a quaint Cape Cod town that is bordered by extensive tidal sand flats to the north, along the beautiful shores of Cape Cod Bay and the town, which is home to just over 10,000 people is also home to the Roland C. Nickerson State Forest Park, the largest state forest on Cape Cod.
The Ruddy Turnstone Inn became our home from home for three nights and set just back off the famous Route 6A in Brewster, it simply personifies Cape Cod accommodation! Tucked far enough away from the main road, it is so close to all the Cape has to offer but blissfully far away from the stresses of everyday life.
Originally opened as a B&B in 1991 The Ruddy Turnstone enjoyed many years of returning custom as guests came back yearly to experience the property’s calming effects and the stunning local scenery. Following a period of closure, Brent & Abigail the current owners, reopened the Ruddy Turnstone in 2008 as an Inn and today, have managed to recreate that crucial charm that keeps their guests coming back for more.
The house, in classic Cape Style was built in 1798. It is beautifully situated with seemingly never ending views of the expansive salt marshes and the ocean as you look over Cape Cod Bay. On the clearest of days you can even see the Provincetown monument which is situated on the tip of The Cape.
Brent & Abigail are charming yet demure hosts. They aim to provide their guests with all that they need for uninterrupted quality time, and that they have certainly achieved. The grounds and the Inn itself are kept immaculately and they have converted the property in a style that allows their guests the privacy and tranquillity to relax and unwind, even if all of the rooms are occupied.
We stayed in the Bay Room, the Inn’s mid-sized room set slightly apart from the other two rooms. It comes with its own private deck, kitchenette and a picture perfect window offering beautiful views of the marsh and bay beyond. The room was furnished to a very high standard and every detail has been considered – along with all the usual items you’d expect there are also beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and even a cooler, which was well used on our trips to the many local beaches!
Brent was very helpful when it came to familiarising ourselves with the local area and its attractions. Within a short drive of the Ruddy Turnstone you can find an array of local eateries, art galleries, antique shops, museums, the Brewster Store (where you can buy just about anything) and of course Brewster’s nine stunning beaches.
$200.00 per night
The Cottage Room
$175.00 per Night
The Bay Room
$200.00 per Night
The Ruddy Turnstone is a seasonal Inn – opening May 1st to October 31st.
Two night minimum stay.
All rooms have private entrances and private bathrooms with shower.
Check-in is between 3:00 & 5:00pm. Check-out is 11:00am
463 Main St