• Estate
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Min Stay: 1


The Newcomb Tavern was built in 1693. This elegant Colonial Inn, known as the Newcomb Tavern, was the lodging establishment for dignitaries during the Revolutionary War located on picturesque Shawme Pond with a working Grist Mill. It has all of the modern amenities of a professional grade gourmet kitchen, exquisitely designed with the chef in mind.The house is a showcase of the 17th century and one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod and New England.Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, built in 1693 as an Inn.

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There is an elegantly appointed dining room with seating for 12 that overlooks the Lake with a Venetian chandelier, six fireplaces, Grand piano, Venetian chandeliers throughout the house, three large living rooms, and an Old English pub/bar that opens out on to one of the lush terraces with a fountain, The Secret Garden. With another Terrace and Pergola entered from the French Doors from the very large Kitchen. This Terrace/Patio with a big Table and Chairs overlooks the lush gardens and manicured lawns perfect for outdoor games.

There are 3 very large Living Rooms with fireplaces, a Baby Grand Piano and rooms to congregate or separate for gatherings. Each room has its' own character and decorated with a specific motif in mind. There are antiques from Early America and from around the World, all fitting into the history of the home as Peter Newcomb traveled the World in search of whales for lighting oil.

There are 6 fireplaces and views of the Town with the Church Steeple from the 1800's and another Church Steeple from the 1700's. The views from every room are wonderful.

Every amenity is thought of and placed there for your perfect vacation. Having rented so many places with my large family I have been able to decide what makes the perfect vacation spot for those who want to come to Cape Cod. It is my joy to have you remember this vacation as your favorite. There are indoor and outdoor games for everyone as I love the idea of children staying at the Newcomb Tavern thus being able to experience life in Colonial America and see so many historical places and items right there in the house.

Availability maintained off website. Please contact Owner for current available dates! I have lived here all of my adult life and I think of it as Heaven on Earth.

The very large kitchen has granite countertops with room for the family to cook together. The cupboards are filled with spices and every necessary culinary item to make this one of the most memorable experiences for your reunion. The 7 bedrooms are spacious and elegantly furnished with period pieces. Pictures can be sent for the interested parties.There are 5 beautifully decorated bathrooms, libraries, and many other exquisite accompaniments including an entertainment room with a big screen TV and 4 other TVs. All the linens are provided with the idea of providing a perfect experience to be remembered forever.

The Historic Newcomb Tavern built in1693 is surrounded by expansive and beautifully landscaped lush gardens with two outdoor terraces and a fountain and one with a beautiful pergola overlooking the expansive backyard and gardens.. The house is lavishly furnished with period antiques and is located in the heart of the historic district, next to a 1600's Grist Mill, on a lake and approximately one mile from the ocean. Walk down the tree lined scenic street to Heritage Museum and Gardens, walk across the street around the pond to the Thornton Burgess Museum or the famous Historic Hoxie House built in 1637 or over to the Dunbar Tea Room or just over to the Sandwich Glass Museum. You can envision yourself in the middle of a Historic New England Village with beauty all around.

A short walk to Heritage Museum and Gardens, across the street from the Sandwich Glass Museum and steps away from several restaurants and fine shops. This stately 1693 Colonial Inn is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. It is one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod because of its location on Shawme Pond with the Grist Mill, the Dunbar Tea Room, the First Church with its grand Steeple and more importantly its historical place in the Revolutionary War.

No Weddings under any circumstances - violators will have their reservation cancelled with no refund. Any traces of a wedding will have the authorities notified as this a violation of our agreement.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront
  • Children Welcome
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Provided
  • Oceanfront
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Ice Maker
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Video Library
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Foosball
  • Pantry Items
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Rural
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Stove


Period Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Stay
Oct 20, 2020 - Oct 20, 2021 $1,500.00 - $7,500.00 - 4
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About Owner

Yvonne Anderson

The Newcomb Tavern, built in 1693, is a true gift and now it is my turn to be the best caretaker I can be so it can be passed on to others for many generations to come. You will find so many artifacts from the world over, my favorites being treasures from Cape Cod. I left the field of medicine to start a company, The only difficulty is that I have had to base the business out of Florida as Massachusetts is still in the dark ages when it comes to laws allowing women to have pepper spray, so much for freedom to keep oneself safe. I have been so honored to share my home with others and donate it to so many causes both in the US and abroad. The house has so much historical significance with the beginning of the Colonists coming over from Europe. You can see what the early settlers had for accommodations in the early 1700's as there have been so few changes to the house. What a treasure the Newcomb Tavern 1693 is for generations to come. I was married in the Newcomb Tavern in 1973 and having been working on its' restoration ever since; it is truly a labor of love. After being widowed in 1995, my son and I have had the ability to live and work around the world, thus giving us the opportunity to share our home with others.
Why This Property?
The Historical Architecture of the true Colonial House but with very high ceilings and closets in all of the bedrooms ( unknown for the period ). It is a unique house and the fact that it was in the Newcomb Family until we bought it is extraordinary. It is still filled with so many artifacts from the period before the Revolutionary War and then in Colonial America. The Village of Sandwich is a step back in time with so many homes that date back to the 1600's and 1700's. The Grist Mill and Lake in front of the house was used by early Colonists to grind their corn, wheat and barley. The Tavern was situated next to the Town Hall so that persons coming to the Town Hall for business would have a place to lodge and purchase alcohol ( yes, those licenses date back to the late 1600's ). One of the old Tavern licenses is still on display for all to see ( unusual because the license was commonly plastered on to a prominent wall and then just torn down for the next one to follow...) Many of the artifacts from the old Newcomb Tavern have been generously given to me by the Newcomb family. To be honest, I feel that I am just the caretaker for the old Inn and it is still the possession of the Newcomb Family ! I take that responsibility very seriously in any restructuring that has to take place to maintain this wonderful Tavern. The Town is strict in zoning , trying and building, trying to keep our Town in pristine condition to be enjoyed by residents and visitors. This is a one of a kind house, so elegant, original in its' architecture with so few changes from when it was built in 1693. Take a step into the period before the thought of separation from the King was even considered.
Year Purchased: 1990
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