Cleaveland House

Work 620 West Tisbury-Edgartown Road West Tisbury MA 02575 Work Phone: (508) 693-9352Website: Cleaveland House Link

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The Cleaveland House in West Tisbury is a bed and breakfast for poets and other writers.Home of the late poet and writer Dionis Coffin Riggs (1898-1997), the Cleaveland House was built by Mrs. Riggs’s ancestor James Athearn, a judge during the Revolutionary War, and has been in the family for more than 250 years. In 1988 Mrs. Riggs and her daughter Cynthia, a mystery writer, opened the house as a bed and breakfast catering to poets and writers.

The Cleaveland House has the charm — and inconveniences — of a two-and-a-half-century-old house: large, airy rooms, fireplaces in two of the three guest bedrooms, antique bedsteads and furniture, shared baths (access to the downstairs bathroom is through the kitchen), small closets, and no television. It also has the dynamic feel of eight generations of living by a noted Vineyard family.

 The Cleaveland House in West Tisbury is a bed and breakfast for poets and other writers.

 

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Home of the late poet and writer Dionis Coffin Riggs (1898-1997), the Cleaveland House has always been a meeting place for Island intellectuals. Mrs. Riggs and her daughter Cynthia, a mystery writer, opened the house as a bed and breakfast catering to poets and writers in 1988.

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