The Mansion at Ocean Edge in Brewster, along the eastern coast of Massachusetts, has been inducted into Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing the finest historic hotels from across the United States of America
The Mansion at Ocean Edge, along with other iconic and legendary historic hotels and resorts from across the United States of America, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C., has been recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.
Part of The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, The Mansion at Ocean Edge is rich in history and architectural integrity, earning its spot as one of the Cape’s most renowned resorts. The building’s history began in 1888 when Samuel Nickerson, a direct descendant of one of the Cape’s first settlers, decided to purchase land for a summer residence from his father-in-law, Mr. Crosby. He began construction of Fieldstone Hall in 1890 for his son Roland and his wife, where they frequently entertained guests and held lavish social events. In 1906, it tragically and mysteriously burned to the ground and Roland was left destitute, dying of illness just two weeks later. Determined as she was, Roland’s widow Addie began construction of a new residence on Fieldstone Hall’s original location a year later, and by 1912, the new home included Italian marble fireplaces and fine woodwork. In 1945, the home was sold to the LaSalette religious order and converted into a seminary. After many years, in 1980, real estate developer, Corcoran Jennison, purchased the mansion and transformed it into The Mansion at Ocean Edge. The Mansion then joined The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in 1986.
Today, the renovated and restored mansion preserves its historic character and is recognized as one of the finest hotels on Cape Cod. Guests today will enjoy the AAA Four- Diamond-rated Victorian-style building and its spacious guestrooms. Paying homage to the Nickerson family’s joy of living, guests and club members can spend the day lounging on its revered sandy shores or taking advantage of the plethora of activities available across the whole resort’s 429 acres, including five indoor and outdoor pools, the calm Blueberry Pond, the Beach House Spa, nine tennis courts, multiple restaurants, six new pickleball courts, and the area’s only Nicklaus Design golf course.
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About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America has more than 300 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.