This past fall, my family and I had a reunion at the Crocker Tavern, and my stay left me with nothing but joyful and pleasant memories. I stayed at the tavern with my three children, my parents, my sister/her husband and her four kids, and my brother/his wife and his two kids. My father, a history buff, originally discovered the tavern in search of a historically rich home large enough for our immediate family to occupy. He instantaneously fell in love with the property, and the rest of us quickly followed.
There are two bedrooms downstairs and four on the second floor, each named after a famous historical figure. I had the pleasure of residing in the room on the first floor by the living room, named after Cornelius Crocker. My family fit comfortably between the different rooms, all of which had room for cots and cradles for the younger members of the family. Additionally, there are five full baths, eliminating the issue of managing bathroom time.
We all were able to have our privacy in our separate rooms, but we also LOVED being able to spend time together in the larger gathering rooms such as the living room and the dining room. When the reunion took place, we invited people into the tavern itself, but kept the primary center of activity in the adorable barn beside the house. We were able to set up chairs and tables with food inside of it, and tents in the beautiful yard. The backyard of the property is adorable, with beautiful flora and a charming little patio.
The owners of this property have done a fabulous job of decorating each and every room uniquely while preserving the charming historical elements of the home. Despite the back-in-time ambiance, the house is equipped with modern appliances. The kitchen has a stove, dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator, plenty of pots and pans, and every utensil we could possibly need. This modern touch extends to the bedrooms with plenty of electrical sockets and a few televisions.
Another wonderful part of the Crocker Tavern is the wonderful location in Barnstable. Right down the street are several pleasant surprises: an adorable little market with a large stock of groceries, two delicious restaurants, a liquor store, a yoga studio, a library, and more. My family had a lovely time taking morning walks together down to the gorgeous beach less than a mile away. The kids were so excited to see all of the ships at the pier and everyone enjoyed the large and peaceful beach.