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The Crane's Estate At Castle Hill

Christmas on the Cape Ann coast of Massachusetts is beautiful and timeless, at least that's how it feels when we recently visited the Crane's Estate, all decked out in it's holiday finest.  The sun was shinning, the ocean was at the bottom of the hill, the sound of music and the scent of gingerbread filled the air. It was a grand day to get your Christmas mojo on.  Nothing was left undone and it was just magical...from the moment you stepped through the front door..


“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”  Charles Dickens


The Crane's Estate is a property of the Trustee's of the Reservation.  I would really like to encourage you to visit any of their properties if you are fortunate to have a few in your area.  They are always beautiful kept and the grounds provide wonderful outdoor activities...even if it's only a walk along a coastal path...


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Reader Comments (9)

So glad you posted this as I never heard of this. I will have to make a trip to visit it. Looks absolutely beautiful all decorated for the holiday.

December 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

It was beautiful Liz for the holidays but it's really beautiful all year come sometime...Thanks for your visit and enjoy your Christmas with your family.

December 15, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

One of my favorite Trustee Properties and what a beautiful decorating job they do at Christmas. I'll have to try and get up there next year. How can you not catch the spirit after a day there! Wonderful images, Cheryl.

December 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Thank you Susan. So many lovely photo opportunities. This event starts on a Friday so we could go then. I wonder if a train goes from where you are to someplace near me. I could pick you up. We need to check on that. Can't wait to see your work in Canton.

December 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

What a wonderful day for everyone, Cheryl!

December 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Gordon

The candid cookie shots are my favorite, nothing like cookies at Christmas, those boys are growing too fast but their grandma is quick and catching all the moments that matter. Merry Christmas, Cheryl!

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

Merry Christmas to you and yours Marilyn...yes, the boys are growing...soon I won't be the best thing since "sugar cookies"...but for as long as they are willing to come, I'll take them...thanks H.S...for your you.

December 20, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

This place looks enchanting, and so fun. The lovely grounds, and the exquisite view over to the ocean is breathtaking! I love the tree though...and a fun time at the treat tables for everyone. I have not heard of the Trustees of the Reservation, and when I just looked it up, it is for the State of Mass. So nice they have the organization to preserve beautiful places like this.

December 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Merry Christmas, Cheryl! What a beautiful place and it looks like everyone had fun. :) The wreath above the bed is my favorite, not sure why, I am getting ideas for next Christmas decorating... Enjoy the holidays!

December 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle B

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