Linden Tree Inn

26 King Street , Rockport, MA 1966 USA (Show map)


The Linden Tree Inn consists of the main house and the carriage house. The main house was built in 1870 and features 12 antique decorated guests rooms with private bath. The inn offers a spacious sun room, dining room and living room for guests to mingle and relax. The morning brings Tobey's delicious home baked breakfast. The Carriage House offers spacious efficiency rooms which have private bath, efficiency kitchen, cable TV, AC, and a rear deck overlooking the gardens. The inn is located just 800 feet from the beach, shops, galleries, and great restaurants. We are also conveniently located near the train station which is a short ride to Salem and Boston. The AAA rated inn is open year round for your convenience. Rates are very competitive.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Our Favorite Home Away from Home

5 on August 19, 2012

We are repeat visitors to the Linden Tree Inn, where we have always found a warm welcome, comfortable rooms, and outstanding breakfasts. What I like best about the breakfast is that if you are an early riser, there is a cereal/toast/juice bar with coffee and tea and yogurt available, and then, after 8 a.m., a hot cooked breakfast that includes scones, bacon or sausage, and eggs any way you want them. Guests often linger over breakfast to chat but there is privacy if you prefer. We've made new friends among those who are also repeat visitors to this wonderful inn. It's an easy walk to town and the Shailin Liu Music Center, plus there are plenty of photo ops and lots of interesting shops. Rockport and the Linden Tree Inn is our favorite place to relax!

A lovely place

4.6 on May 11, 2010

I was so pleasantly surprised by this lovely B & B. I had just found this place on the web and booked it without any prior knowledge. Our room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and served with a smile. Tobey and John, the owners, make you feel so at home and welcome. Linden Tree is a real "find" in Rockport and one I hope to return to again whenever I'm in that area. I would strongly recommend it.

I wish I could have stayed longer!

3.8 on May 09, 2010

What a treat to stay in such an old and grand B&B, in such a convenient location! Charming rooms, scrumptious home-made breakfast, friendly and helpful hosts, very clean, fair prices. The hosts upgraded us to a better room an no additional cost. Breakfast was sinfully good: delicious home-made blueberry scones, sticky buns with maple syrup topping and peach turnover right out of the oven, eggs cooked as requested. Everything was very clean. The "cupola" on the top floor is a great place where to relax and meditate, while looking over the roofs of Rockport and the nearby sea. The hostess is very talkative, which is fine for guests who are comfortable with that (I would have preferred to enjoy the delicious breakfast just in the company of my companion). We stayed 2 nights, and I really regretted that we couldn't stay longer. Recommended!

Very Disappointed

1.4 on April 28, 2010

April 2010- Our group rented the Rose Green rms. The steps up were rotted + peeling. Linens were clean but he bathroom walls dirty + patched, the med cabinet broken, with drips of something under the sink. No hot water at nite. Was a sm frig with a m/w + a coffee maker + hot pot. To use them you had to reach behind the frig + unplug one to use another, mold was inside the coffee maker, cobwebs everywhere, something unidentifiable on a dec plate on the wall. In 1 room the woodwork was dirty + written on in pencil, the door was glass with a sheer panel thrown over it leaving little privacy. The laundry below us was going non-stop 2 nights, 1 night at 11 PM we called to c/o. The breakfast buffet was cereal + bags of store bought bread/bagels. After a batch of good scones we sat there waiting for the hot entree, a single bowl of scrambled eggs was finally bought out. We love Rockport + will be back but not here. There are many other nice choices.

Outstanding B&B

4.4 on October 27, 2009

The Linden Tree Inn is outstanding. Wonderful hosts, Great food, convenient location a short walking distance from good restaurants & the beach shops.

Terrific Inn

5 on September 22, 2009

Each year, the kids and I trek ro Rockport just for the day. This year I surprised them by booking a room at this charming inn. We stayed in the Carriage House adn were awwed by the impeccable slate of the room. Breakfast was fresh,coffee-perfection.

Linden Tree Inn

3.8 on September 08, 2009

We had an excellent experience and would return -- wonderful hosts and a great location.

It's all about the scones!

5 on November 08, 2007

I've stayed at the Linden Tree twice and plan on doing so again. The Inn is delightful and conveniently located. But the best part is the morning scones - you never know what flavor Tobey will make, but it is guaranteed to be delicious!

We dream of coming back!

5 on April 17, 2007

We had a wonderful stay at the warm and comfortable bed and breakfast. Tobey's breakfast was wonderful. A nice walk to the fish shack for dinner wonderful town. We where there for our 9th anniversary and we are hoping to return this year for our 13th. Great service and wonderful hospitality.

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Rooms & Rates

Main House- Kings

Spacious rooms individually decorated. All have AC in the summer and individually controled heat in the winter. All rooms have a private bath and the rate includes breakfast. The king room on the first floor has a small TV with cable. Our inn is non-smoking for your comfort.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $130

Main House- Queen bed

Rooms have a queen bed and are individually decorated. All rooms have AC in the summer, individually controled heat in the winter. All rooms have a private bath and the rate includes breakfast. The queen room on the first floor has a small TV with cable. Our inn is non-smoking for your comfort.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $125

Main House- Twin Beds

This charming room is quaintly decorated on the third floor. This room has a private bath, AC in the summer, and individually controled heat in the winter. The rate includes breakfast. Just steps to the cupola with great views of ocean and town. Non-Smoking for your comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $95 - $118

Carriage House

Carriage house rooms have a queen and a twin bed and a cot may be added for the fourth person. Cots are most suitable for children. This unit has a full bathroom, semi-efficiency kitchen, color TV with cable and a small deck overlooking the back yard. Each unit has AC for the summer, and individually controled heat for the fall and winter. This is a comfortable unit for a family of 4. The rate includes breakfast. Our inn and all guest rooms are non-smoking for everyone's comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $155


This two bedroom unit has a double and a twin bed in one room and two twin beds in the other. AC in both rooms, as well as individually controled heat in each bedroom for the fall and winter. The room with the double and twin bed has a color TV with cable and a DVD player. In the entry foyer there is a refrigerator, coffee pot and microwave oven for your convenience. The unit has a private bath with shower and a second sink with a large mirror in the room with the two twin beds. This unit is on the second floor with a side entrance on the house. The rate includes our full buffet breakfast. Our inn and guest rooms are Non-smoking for the comfort of all. Suitable for 2 couples or a family of 5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Small town


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Iron/Ironing Board available, ice/fridge in hall for guests, some rooms with cd/clock radio, DVD in living room, wi fi access in most rooms, coffee & tea avail. in dining room most hours

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, 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 Outside only away from building and decks
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Carriage House & Rose Green suite, main house not suitable
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay weekends Memorial day through Mid October, 3 nights on holiday W/E
  • Cancellations: Cancellation period is 14 days before arrival or deposit is forfeited. No shows charged full reservation tariff.
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Tobey and John Shepherd

Languages spoken


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full buffet

  • Time Served: 8-930am summer, 8:30-10am wint
  • Serving Location: outside on the deck in good weather, Dining Room

Signature Dish

melt in your mouth scones
Fluffy light scones every morning for breakfast will melt in your mouth and bring our guests back for more!


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