Fox Pond Bed and Breakfast

31 Arthur Avenue, Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
Innkeeper(s): Ted Baker
 
  • Introduction

    Fox Pond Bed & Breakfast - Marblehead, Massachusetts

     

    Nestled amongst tall oaks and ensconced in beautiful English gardens, Fox Pond Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts, provides a welcome retreat for guests wishing to relax and escape the noise and traffic. Understated elegance and luxurious details are the signature ingredients that are found throughout this meticulously renovated and expanded cape. The style is a unique blend of southern and cape designs with details found in Victorian, Federal and Greek architecture.
     

    The Canton Suite


    Each designer bedroom and suite includes a private bathroom with amenities and exquisite luxury not found except in the most distinctive boutique hotels. Lavishly decorated rooms feature private bathrooms including, marble floors, artist edition sinks, wall mounted HDTV's, period antiques, oil paintings, custom vanities, a Canton vessel sink, marble showers/bath, a double Jacuzzi in the Canton suite and the highest quality fixtures throughout

    A hot breakfast is enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio. The servings include a variety of hot recipes together with fruits and a side of hot muffins. The B&B is rated #1 in Marblehead by TripAdvisor.

    Fox Pond Bed & Breakfast
    The house has many surprises and an architecture that is both inviting as well as beautiful and serves as a showcase for the owner's architectural business. Guest rooms are accessed by the front door and stairway and have been designed for the guest's privacy and comfort. Every room was remodeled and reconfigured to meet the highest standards and is a welcomed surprise for the discriminating traveler. The house has received national recognition in Gardening and Deck Design, The Marblehead Reporter and Better Home and Gardens "Remodel".


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  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ted Baker for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Fox Pond is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, away from high traffic and commercial property.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    High level of finish and accommodations designed to meet the discerning traveler’s expectations. A hot breakfast served with English muffins and fresh fruit. The house has been in three architectural magazines and the gardens, which feature a 50’ KOI pond.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The historic architecture and ocean setting

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    I place a priority on meeting my guest’s needs and desires.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Wyman Woods, 35 acres of conservation land adjacent to Fox Pond

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Newburyport and Cape Ann. Train to Boston. Walks through the woods to Salem Harbor and Historic Marblehead

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Guests can walk from the property through the woods to Salem and follow paths to Marblehead center.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    5 Corner Kitchen and Jack Tar

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.visitmarblehead.com and the Fox Pond website: foxpondbnb.com/Links.htm

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 Queen beds and marble bathrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets.

     

  • Area Attractions

    • Explore historic homes with secret staircases
    • Sail on a schooner and learn how they are built
    • Discover a beach that sings and visit the oldest seaside amusement park
    • Meet artists in their studios and enjoy theater, dance and musical performances
    • Eat lobster in the rough or have a meal in a mansion
    • Lose yourself in a museum or take a walking tour
    • Hike, Kayak, Snowshoe, Bicycle or Ride through the region's parks and trails
    • Beam about your antique find and celebrate at one of the region's many hometown festivals

    How will you describe the beauty of a crane taking flight over a marsh? What stories will you tell of the giant pumpkin or the blue whale you saw on your vacation? Come discover what has inspired artists, authors and movie producers - there's a story in every mile.

    Known as the "birthplace of the American Navy," Marblehead boasts many points of interest

    • Experience Marblehead's history and architecture
    • Browse our various shops and galleries
    • Stroll through Old Town and numerous antique shops
    • As evening settles, enjoy fine dining at one of over 20 restaurants

    Enjoy family events like:

    The Annual Christmas Walk and Festival of Arts

    Take in a performance during our Summer Jazz Series or concerts by Symphony by the Sea.

    Shop at our Farmer's Market or hit the beach at Devereux.

    As the "Yachting Capitol of America," Marblehead enjoys a long tradition of hosting and supporting marine activities. From the earliest days of the U.S. fishing industry, to present-day maritime pursuits, businesses have evolved to provide supplies and service to boaters.

    Marblehead boasts a huge variety of shopping experiences. Browse among antiques or high-tech nautical gear. Linger in quiet galleries or fly through aisles of colorful toys. Whether it's clothes or carry-on, lamps or ladders, you'll find it in town!

    Dining in Marblehead offers a delicious variety of casual-to-elegant, simple-to-gourmet quality meals, snacks and refreshments - all in smoke free establishments. Wherever you choose to dine in Marblehead, the restaurants and take-out establishments offer the best in food, service and atmosphere.

     

  • How to Find Us

    From Logan Airport (South and West)

    • Follow signs to 1A north and Revere
    • Follow 1A through Revere and Lynn
    • Follow signs to Swampscott and Nahant
    • At the rotary, exit for Swampscott with the water on your right
    • In Swampscott, bear left at the fork and follow Route 129
    • At the second fork (approx 3/4 mile), turn left onto Humphrey St.
    • Proceed for 2 miles until lighted intersection -bear left onto Maple St.
    • At the first light, take a left onto Route 114
    • First right onto Everett Paine
    • First left onto Robert Rd
    • First right onto Arthur Avenue
    • Arrive at 31 Arthur Avenue (9th house on the right)

    From North (Route 128 and North)

    • Take I-93 South or I-95 South to Route 128 North
    • Take exit 25A (Salem/Marblehead) and drive East on Rt. 114 through Salem to Marblehead
    • Check odometer at Salem State College
    • At .7 miles take left onto Everett Paine Blvd
    • First left onto Robert Road
    • First right onto Arthur Avenue
    • Arrive at 31 Arthur Avenue (9th house on the right)