Amenities At Our Inn on Cape Cod
At the Sea Meadow Inn we take pride in exceeding your expectations. We’ve thought of everything you need to be comfortable, relaxed and connected and offer our guests the following amenities, in-room and beyond…
Your Stay at Our Bed & Breakfast in Brewster Includes
- Full breakfast and afternoon refreshments
- 24 hour pantry with snacks, keurig coffee machine, microwave and guest refrigerator
- Access to nearby beach with parking
- Central air-conditioning
- Beach towels
- Complimentary Wifi
- Flat screen HD TV
- Luxury linens
- Pillow-top mattresses
- Spa Robes, plush towels, hair-dryer
- On-site parking
- Malin and Goetz bath products
- Ceiling fans
- Clock radio/charging station
- Bottled water
- Back-pack beach chairs
- Large dining room and outdoor deck
- Two inviting gathering rooms
- Board games and cards
The History of Our Inn on Cape Cod
Brewster Massachusetts is known as a Sea Captains town, because so many ships’ masters built beautiful homes along what is now Route 6A and the Sea Meadow Inn (formerly the Isaiah Clark House) is housed in one of these historic homes on Cape Cod.
Merchant sea captain Isaiah Clark was descended from Thomas Clark, one of the earliest settlers of the area. Thomas arrived in the new world in 1623 on board the Anne. He acquired large tracts of land in what is now Brewster and passed it on to this son, Andrew, and grandson, Thomas. Most of the earliest houses in this area had Clark families living in them.
A Home Built To Last
The house is an original three-quarter Cape-style. It is built mostly of cedar, with some oak, and is of post and beam construction. The ca. 1785 construction date comes from an inspection of the doors, hardware, method of framing and the cut of the rafters. Shingle-clad, it is distinguished from its predecessors by its higher posted form and granite-block foundation. The entry is headed by an elliptical louvered fan rather than the more typical rectangular transom. A second story was added ca. 1850-1870 and is studded construction, not post and beam, which dates the addition. There are five fireplaces and a beehive (baking) oven. During a renovation, an 1842 penny was found under the kitchen. A penny was often placed under a threshold to indicate the date of construction or alteration.
The sense of history in this Inn on Cape Cod is readily apparent. There are still many original features today, such as the wide plank pumpkin pine floors, original fireplaces, and one of the favorite features is where Captain Clark’s son, Jeremiah, scrawled his name on the original attic door, where it is still visible today in the guest room named Jeremiah.
A Change in Hand, But Not in Spirit
The available atlases from 1858 through 1907 all show the house remaining in the Clark family. In the 1980’s, the house became an Inn and after changing hands numerous times was purchased by the Delahanty family.
The Delahanty Family first came to Brewster in 1926 to relocate Camp Monomoy from West Harwich. The grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Delahanty today own and operate The Cape Cod Sea Camps, Linger Longer Cottages and Apartments, and Sea Meadow Inn. Their respect for the past as they build for the future makes them ideal successors to The Clark Family.
The Sea Meadow Inn was ultimately purchased by Jo-Ann Belmonte in May of 2019. Jo-Ann comes to Brewster after working many years as a Finance Director for prominent hotel names including Hilton, Omni, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and independent private country clubs with apartment complexes, marinas, and golf courses.
Jo-Ann’s transition from hotels to inns began in 2012 when she made the choice to become a caregiver for her mother who was then 94. Jo-Ann and her sister Darlene decided that with their help, Mom could age in place in her home. Since Jo-Ann was too young to retire, she began consulting in the very industry that she left. In 2016 an owner of multiple Inns on Block Island, Rhode Island needed a seasonal manager.
As networking is what it is all about, Jo-Ann’s name had surfaced for this position and the rest is history. These Inns, known as Block Island Inns; The Blue Dory Inn and the Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea became Jo-Ann’s seasonal home for the next several years. It became abundantly clear to Jo-Ann that it was time to own her own Inn. This would be the best scenario to make a living and still be able to help care for her mother.
Her “Mother” is still a huge presence in Jo-Ann’s life, and she will turn 102 in July 2020. You will see her picture in many of the newsletters that the Inn publishes but in case you missed any of those letters, here we are. Jo-Ann is looking forward to all the years that Mom can share in.