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Long Dell Inn

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To many, the term “Bed and Breakfast” conjures a variety of images and memories revolving around comfort, coziness, and customer service. The Long Dell Inn of Centerville offers a heaping helping of all of these amenities.

In 2012, Donna Wren and Marc Jacobson purchased the inn, a former ship captain’s home built circa 1849. Though guest accommodation has been offered in the building for more than a century, the new owners redesigned the inn to reflect their own personalities. The ambiance is warm, inviting, and fun. Jacobson describes the décor as “coastal-comfort meets cottage-funk.”

“We used to stay in a lot of B&Bs, and we knew what we liked,” Jacobson says. “When we bought this, we loved the location and we’ve made it all our own.” The inn features seven distinct rooms each with en suite bathrooms, a carriage house, and a charming fireplace. A recently completed addition includes a new patio and a pictureesque pond with waterfalls and fish.

The innkeepers aim to make guests feel as comfortable and “at home” as they can and do their best to accommodate requests. “If someone wants to do something, like girls’ weekends, art weekends, or photography excursions,” Wren says, “we make it happen.”

The same attention to detail goes into the food the couple serves, ranging from homemade lemon ricotta pancakes, to morning glory muffins and baked peach French toast.

The Long Dell Inn is located in the heart of Barnstable and close to many popular Cape Cod attractions. For starters, the inn is just a short walk from Four Seas Ice Cream and within walking distance of scenic Craigville Beach. It’s also just a few miles from downtown Hyannis which features many great shops and restaurants and serves as the departing point for ferries traveling to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

The inn is open for business April through December and for special long weekend stays like Valentine’s Day. For more information, visit

Erin Murray — Vacation Articles

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