Please note: this is a bed and breakfast. The price quoted is per room, (including tax and breakfast). We do try to give a price break for longer stays and multiple rooms.
The Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast, built in 1832 by one of New England's most prominent families, is a stunning example of transitional/ late Federal / Greek Revival architecture. Located in historic Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the Bed and Breakfast is situated on a quiet, residential street in the heart of the village center, close to the town hall, library, beach, parks, bicycle path, museums, maritime academy, shops, restaurants, fishing piers and working waterfront.
The 10-room, 3,800 square foot Bed and Breakfast, complete with conservatory and green house, framed by stone walls and wrought iron gates, was once the residence of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's mother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. It was FDR's summer and holiday residence into his adult years and was visited by him and Eleanor, even as president and first lady.
The Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast's Facilities accomodate short-term guests, longer-term guests, and can be rented as a corporate residence and for special events. It has three rooms to choose from:
The Warren Delano Room
The Sara Delano Room
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Room
Fairhaven is located on Buzzards Bay, between Providence RI and Cape Cod. The towns that are nearby include: Dartmouth, Westport, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Marion, Acushnet and Freetown.
The Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry which travels from New Bedford is only a mile away.
The Delano Homestead is located on a quiet, side street right in the center of Fairhaven's historic, seaside village center. From the house, one can see the beautiful, Romanesque town hall, library, and Gothic-style Unitarian church. It is a few blocks walk to the bike path, working fishing piers, restaurants, and shopping. We are a mile or two from ferries that run to Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the New Bedford Zoo and the National Historic Park. Take a ten minute ride to Fairhaven's mile-long town beach, and a twenty minute ride to Westport's 20-mile long Horseneck Beach.
We are 20 mins from Cape Cod, 30 mins from Providence, RI and an hour from downtown Boston. We are a three-hour ride to NYC, depending on traffic.
Fairhaven is the quintessential New England seaside town. The Fairhaven / New Bedford harbor is the biggest income producing harbor in all of the United States. There are nearly 500 active fishing boats working out of this harbor.