The Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast, built in 1832 by one of New England's most prominent families, is a stunning example of transitional/ late Federal / Greek Revival architecture. Located in historic Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the Bed and Breakfast is situated on a quiet, residential street in the heart of the village center, close to the town hall, library, beach, parks, bicycle path, museums, maritime academy, shops, restaurants, and working waterfront.
The 10-room, 3,800 square foot Bed and Breakfast, complete with conservatory and green house, framed by stone walls and wrought iron gates, was once the residence of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's mother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. It was FDR's summer and holiday residence into his adult years and was visited by him and Eleanor, even as president and first lady.
The Delano Homestead Bed
and Breakfast's Facilities accomodate short-term guests, longer-term guests, and can be rented as a corporate residence and for special events. It has three rooms to choose from:
- The Warren Delano Room
- The Sara Delano Room
- The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Room
Fairhaven Massachusetts is the quintessential New England seaside village. Located equidistant between Providence RI, Newport RI, Cape Cod and Plymouth, with ferry access directly to the Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard, Fairhaven and the South Coast region have much to offer including, beaches, parks, museums, marinas, islands, fishing, and antiquing. The harbor, shared with New Bedford, has the most profitable seafood catch in the entire US, with about 500 commercial fishing boats.