2839 Main Street/Route 6A
Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630
Phone: (800) 609-6618 * (508) 362-6618
Inn Web Site
The Beechwood Inn can be found just north of the town of
Barnstable, almost across the street from the Barnstable House,
between Pine Oak Road and Harris Meadows Lane that enter into Main
Take the Mid Cape Highway (Route 6) - take Exit #6 for
Barnstable. From the off-ramp turn LEFT onto Route 132 North. Take
Route 132 for one mile and it will end at a stop sign at Route 6A.
Turn RIGHT onto Route 6A East (Main Street) and continue for 1.7
miles. Beechwood is on the right hand side at 2839 Main Street
The Beechwood Inn is a Victorian-Queen Anne, two-story
structure, built in 1853. It has a charming wrap-around porch, with
two beechwood trees in the front.
There is a guestroom on the first floor, four rooms on the
second floor, and one room on the third floor space.
Marble Room - ($150-$199)
First floor room with a lovely view of the garden. There is a
19th Century queen-size brass bed and beautiful marble
Rose Room - ($150-$209)
Second floor room with a beautiful fireplace, a solid mahogany
queen-size canopy bed and other antiques.
Lilac Room - ($150-$209)
Second floor room with a fireplace, king and twin bed and
country Victorian style antique furnishings. The unique bath
features a claw-foot tub with brass fixtures, and colored glass
window overlooking the magnificent Copper Beech and gardens.
Eastlake Room - ($135-$179)
Second floor room offers seasonal views of Cape Cod Bay through
stained glass windows. This large, L-shaped room is decorated with
William Morris wallpaper, a spoon carved queen bed and a double
bed. The matching marble topped dresser recreates the Eastlake
style of the 1880s.
The Beechwood Inn
started out as a private home, and remained so for many years. This
private home was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1980. In
1994, the structure was a hostel when the Traugots bought it, and
opened their bed and breakfast, calling it The Beechwood Inn, after
the two beechwood trees that grow in the front yard. The Traugots
restored the structure, and created six lovely upscale rooms, to
rent to their guests.
Restoring and renovating a structure to an upscale state can act
as an environmental trigger, increasing paranormal activity.
Mansion * Maumee
Bay Brewing Company * Powel
House * Hartford
Twain House * Robinson-Rose
People who love their home in life sometimes stick around to
spend their afterlife there, or visit regularly.
Mill * Loveland
Castle * Frick
House * Hartford
Twain House * Hill-Stead
Thayers Historic Bed & Breakfast )
Sometimes spirits have been known to move into a nearby
Bighorn Battlefield * Sise Inn
Leavenworth-First House )
In 1975, The Barnstable House suffered a big fire. It is thought
that perhaps one of the female spirits from that house moved into
the Beechwood Inn, which is just across the street, for a visit. It
is thought that she still likes to visit, even after The Barnstable
House was repaired, perhaps to get away from the other 10 spirits
said to reside there.
The owners, guests and staff have experienced the tell-tale
signs of spirits:
Footsteps throughout the house.
Opening and closing of doors, with no logical explanation.
Tools that Mr. Taugot had just put down after using on a project
Guests' personal belongings would be moved to odd spots.
Playing with electrical items.
Light bulbs would unscrew by themselves.
TVs in empty rooms would turn on by themselves.
The earliest paranormal activity was noticed by the former
owners of The Beechwood Inn property, who revealed to the Traugots
the presence of a male spirit resident.
Male Entity - Possible fa ormer
owner/former resident, or visitor from The Barnstable House who
liked/likes the Marble Room
The former owners "felt" a male presence and named it
The presence liked to touch guests' faces lightly as they lay in
This still happens in the Marble Room.
However, the present owners, the Traugots, have had more
paranormal experiences with a female entity:
Female Entity - Strongest spirit
in the Beechwood Inn
Named "The Mischievous Lady" by the Traugots. Described as
friendly, but also a handful, being playful and mischievous.
Her most annoying trick is to slide the bolt over the door of
the Rose Room from the inside, as well as other rooms, forcing Mr.
Traugot to crawl through the window to unlatch the door. She does
this when she wants attention.
Mrs. Traugot was doing her laundry in the laundry room, which
has an adjoining door into the Lilac Room. She heard mysterious
music coming from the Lilac Room, which didn't have a radio. She
thought perhaps some guests had left one there. When she opened the
door she heard a cheery, older female voice, "Hello!" OOPS! She
backed out quickly, thinking perhaps she was wrong, and that the
guests were still there. She checked with her husband, and yes,
they had already left. Goose bump time!
Thought to be a former owner/resident from a different era, she
has been physically seen in detail, looking real, in many parts of
the Beechwood Inn.
According to witnesses who have seen her apparition, "The
Mischievous Lady" is an older woman, in her late 70s, with grayish,
blonde hair, wearing a white gauze dress.
Mr. Traugot first saw her when he was in the front yard. She was
standing inside, facing the large window, looking at the travel
brochures, and tourist information. Thinking that she may want more
information about their inn, he stopped what he was doing, and
rushed inside. When he arrived inside, she had melted into the
The entities are most active in early spring and around
Christmas. Many paranormal experiences were experienced by the
Taugots and their guests over the 12 years that they have owned the
Derek Bartlett, the creator of the tour and founder of Cape And
Islands Paranormal Research Society, is quoted in an on-line article on gothichorrorstories.com, and
also has talked to us as well about what they found at The
Beechwood Inn. Their experiences and what they caught via their
cameras and equipment has convinced them that The Beechwood Inn has
"The Mischievous Lady," a male entity, and perhaps other visitors
from the Barnstable House keep the Taugots company, getting their
chuckles from the living.