The 1684 John Burnham House

57 Pond Street , Essex, MA 01929 USA (Show map)


Located on Cape Ann, the 1684 John Burnham House is on the National Historic Register. Its gardens were recently featured in the Boston Globe magazine and the interior has been featured in Early Homes Magazine. It is furnished with antiques and has four bedrooms with continental breakfast. Easy access to Salem for Halloween and under an hour to Boston.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Another wonderful visit

4.6 on July 21, 2016

My wife and I have stayed at the 1684 John Burnham House several times and each time has been as good if not better than the previous. Peter and George are the most wonderful and caring hosts and so interesting - the time gets away from us once we start to chat. So looking forward to our next visit and fires on the hearths!

A Wonderful Weekend

4.6 on February 26, 2014

From the minute we drove up and saw the great first period house, we knew it was to be a fabulous stay. Peter came out to greet us before we every got out of the car. From that moment on, we were treated & felt like family by Peter & George. Sitting and chatting by the fire place was wonderful.

The 1684 John Burnham House

4.2 on December 19, 2013

The home and the hosts were outstanding in every way. We would stay here always when in Essex.

Beautiful Antique - perfect setting!

4.6 on October 16, 2013

The house and grounds are breath-taking and Peter and George were friendly and gracious hosts. We had a wonderful time and plan to return for another stay.

Quiety Romantic

4.8 on September 24, 2013

A long elegant romantic weekend last year was so perfect even my meticulous local relatives were impressed with the sublime surrounding, serenity and gardens.

Vintage House, Perfect Guests

4.2 on June 11, 2013

A spacious apartment on two levels, equipped with great care. Quiet location, hence quiet sleep. Super breakfast, friendly and helpful hosts.

An Experience

4.2 on September 10, 2012

An amazing experience with a fantastic house. The breakfast was outstanding and the hosts, Peter and George, were very welcoming.

The 1684 John Burnham House

4.0 on November 06, 2010

The 1684 John Burnham House has been tastefully restored, and is still a work of art in progress. I would highly recommend this B&B, which was a memorable place to stay in for a special birthday.

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Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 23 miles

Inn Details

On-site amenities

DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities

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  • Check In:: 2PM
  • Check Out:: 12PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights on most weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night
  • Cancellations: full refund if cancelled 48 hours in advance.



Peter Scala and George Irving

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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room