Delano Homestead Bed & Breakfast

39 Walnut Street , Fairhaven, MA 02719 USA (Show map)
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The Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic town center of beautiful Fairhaven, MA. The Homestead is within a short stroll of 5 village restaurants, a bike path, a beach, parks, and the working, Fairhaven waterfront. It are also within just minutes of Historic New Bedford, The Whaling Museum, the Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry, the New Bedford Zoo, several local beaches, and the New Bedford Regional Airport. It is also within 25 minutes of Newport, RI, Cape Cod, Horseneck Beach in westport, and Providence, RI. And within 50 minutes of TF Green (Providence) Airport, Boston, and Logan Airport. The Delano Homestead is a classic example of transitional Federal/ Greek Revival architecture, with wide doorways, sweeping staircases, 12-foot ceilings, wide-pine floors, and huge original windows. Yet, the home is comfortable and welcoming. Finally, this property, much as it is now, was the homestead for FDR's mother's family and the president spent many days here during his childhood and also visited when president. Experience the History of New England and the South Coast Region while you rest in comfort.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A very nice place to stay.

4.0 on October 26, 2016

A house with a historic background. Very clean and spacious in a quiet neighborhood.

49 years later

5 on November 25, 2013

In the fall of 1962 I lived in the Delano House dorm at Tabor Academy...little did I realize the real Delano House was just down Rt. 6. We recently celebrated the 50th anniv of an undefeated football team at Tabor...highlighted by our great stay with Paul at the Delano Homestead...we will book this Inn for our 50th class reunion in 2015 for sure!

Home Away From Home

5 on August 24, 2013

The friendly and efficient housekeeper, Heidi, worked with our arrival time, made sure to show us around, invited us to help ourselves to coffee and snacks whenever and asked our preferred time for breakfast. The house is impeccably decorated without airs, but warmly, with reading material in common rooms. Privacy is respected but the owner, Paul, and Heidi are pleasant conversationalists. Helpful local information is available and our hosts did all they could to help us make our visit to Fairhaven and New Bedford enriching. Very comfortable rooms, any amenities, abundant and varied breakfast choices. We will certainly be back!

Quaint and quiet

5 on August 16, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised at the quiet neighbor and excellent location to many attractions within 1hour of the bed and breakfast. The room was comfortable and accommodating. The staff were friendly and helpful. Loved our visit. William Wright

It's the people not the place

5 on July 25, 2013

You can find antique homes serving as B&B's everywhere in small towns across New England, but it really comes down to the people you find there that makes the difference. Michele and I hit Fairhaven from Los Angeles for a family wedding. Heidi took us in and showed us everything we needed. She served a cheerful breakfast each morning and was v. helpful with our needs. Paul owns the house. He's serene, diplomatic, and sensitive to our time and willingness to mix social conversation with privacy. When you can find so many choices to stay, it's the people not the place that makes the difference. Loved the Delano and recommend it to anyone.

June 12 stay at Delano Homestead

4.0 on June 18, 2013

The Delano Homestead is a lovely old house that sits in beautiful grounds. The only room available for our last minute stay was on the third floor. That was no problem at all. However, I would suggest that coffee/tea making facilities might be made available for the convenience of guests on that floor. It would have been nice to relax in the morning, rather than jump up, shower, and trek down 3 flights for coffee! Other than that, we loved the house and grounds, and the owner Paul, and Heidi we're friendly and helpful. I would stay again.

beautiful fairhaven

5 on April 19, 2013

historically interesting, beautiful spot

Charming New England Weekend

4.6 on November 07, 2012

This is a lovely b&b. The decor is splendid and the accomodations are excellent. The owners have a wonderful way of making you feel welcome. Other guests were friendly and intersting.

We really enjoyed our stay.

4.4 on October 19, 2012

Beautiful home, wonderful hosts, reasonable price and a great base to explore the beautiful south coast of Massachusetts. Two great restaurants within walking distance.

Wonderful Old Home

4.4 on October 13, 2012

Cozy home in the middle of Fairhaven. Close to highway. Housekeeper was most gracious and attentive.

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Rooms & Rates

Delano Room

Large room with queen size bed or larger, antique furniture, a private bath either ensuite or adjacent to room. Use of living room, dining room, kitchen, grounds. Free wireless Internet network. Continental breakfast included. Walk to 5 restaurants, beach, parks, bike path, etc.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Village center, Ferry, Harbor, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village, Wine country


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 35 miles

Directions to property:

From the North (Boston): -Take 93 S -Take exit for 24 S -Take Rt. 140 (exit 12) toward Taunton/New Bedford -Stay straight onto Rt. 140 S -Take 195 E toward Cape Cod -Take exit 18 (Fairhaven) -Go past one set of lights, at next set take right onto Rt. 6/Huttleston Avenue -Go through one set of lights, take left at Washington Street -Take left on Walnut Street, house is second on left ************************** From the South (Connecticut): -Take 95 N -Take exit 20 (195 E/US 6) towards Cape Cod -Take exit 18 (Fairhaven) -Go past one set of lights, at next set take right onto Rt. 6/Huttleston Avenue -Go through one set of lights, take left at Washington Street -Take left on Walnut Street, house is second on left **************************** From the East (Cape Cod): -Take 195 W -Take exit 18 (Fairhaven) -Go past one set of lights, at next set take right onto Rt. 6/Huttleston Avenue -Go through one set of lights, take left at Washington Street -Take left on Walnut Street, house is second on left ******************************** From the West (Providence): -Take 195 E toward Cape Cod -Take exit 18 (Fairhaven) -Go past one set of lights, at next set take right onto Rt. 6/Huttleston Avenue -Go through one set of lights, take left at Washington Street -Take left on Walnut Street, house is second on left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Working Fishing Harbor and 6 Marinas, Fast Ferry to Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Providence, Newport RI, Boston, Historic tours, Horseneck Beach, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Antiquing, Beach, Boating, Swimming, Resting, Clamming, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On summer weekends and major holidays, a minimum stay of two nights is required.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: We generally take a deposit of one night. But, for stays of more than three nights, we require a 50% deposit.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable, less a $20 handling fee, for cancellations received at least 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations must be confirmed by telephone.



Paul & Heidi

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About the innkeepers

Real estate, e-Commerce, website development, beach, tennis, running, clamming, antiquing, reading, site-seeing, travel, road trips, B&B, spirtuality

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  • Time Served: Any
  • Serving Location: within walking distance (if you want larger meal)l, Margaret's, Pumpernickel's, Morgan's, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room