Located on Historic Old King’s Highway, The Compass Rose Inn was constructed in the 1730s. The original structure was a two-story Federal Style Building with a hip roof built by the Josiah Ryder family. Shortly after, it was acquired by Captain Joseph Eldridge, and for the next 100 years it was known as the Eldridge House.
In the 1820s a house in Nantucket was floated over Nantucket Sound and placed on a foundation at the rear of the building. During the 1860s Dr. Azariah Eldridge, then the owner, moved the house and added it to the main structure. At that time he also constructed the third floor with its mansard roof, and the doric portico in the front of the house, giving it the present Victorian look.
Previous owners included U.S. Congressman Thomas Thacher, Charles F. Swift the noted Cape historian, Ella Bray local Yarmouth Port historian, the Simpkins family and Malcolm Perna. In 1988, the Inn was placed on the national register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
One of the largest Inns on Cape Cod. This historical property sits directly on Old King's Highway/Route 6A in charming Yarmouth Port with 1.23 acres of land.
The main house is 3 stories with a beautiful updated bar, four-season porch, parlor, dining room and large kitchen. The main house also has 9 bedrooms all with private baths and a large owner's suite with a private bedroom, bathroom and living room kitchenette combination. The second building/carriage house consists of 10 fully remodeled guest rooms all with private baths. The lower level of the property is made up of ample storage space and two very large function areas.
Compass Rose Improvements June 2017 to December 2019
The property has received many significant upgrades over the past 3 years including, but not limited to:
Major Electrical upgrades:
New 400-amp 120/240 Volt single phase electrical service installed, and all remaining circuit breakers updated and brought to current commercial code.
New Electrical Panel installed in owner’s suite.
Various Electrical upgrades throughout the property including recessed lighting and or new lighting in all 10 of the Carriage House Guest Rooms, Rooms 204 and 205 in the Main House and the 3rd floor owner’s suite.
Major Plumbing upgrades:
Installed 2 New 75 Gallon Hot Water Tanks
Installed new laundry room with all new commercial grade cast iron piping
Major Heating upgrades:
2018 New Boiler
Mendota Gas Fireplace installed on first floor in Parlor
New Ceiling fans installed on 1st floor.
Slate roof on Main House – Many updates/ repairs
Extensive painting and repairs on the Main House Interior
All hardwood floors refinished
Front porch refinished and columns repaired
Full Remodel - Slate roof, exterior paint, gutters, entire interior repainted and all rooms have been fully remodeled including brand new hardwood flooring in rooms and halls, all bathrooms received new tile floors, new pedestal sinks and new toilets.
All new wiring, plumbing and appliances installed in bar area; this was a compete remodel.
New drywells / 3 installed
Over 45 new privet planted on 6A and 6 Arborvitaes in back
Guests on Trip Advisor have awarded this property a 5 star rating !