The Captain Jack room, on the manor’s first floor, is named after West Barnstable’s most famous resident, sea captain John “Mad Jack” Percival. A close family friend of the “Bursley boys” in the 1800s, he is credited with planting the magnificent and colossal chestnut trees on the grounds. A pirate hunter extraordinaire and one of the most colorful figures of the Old Navy Era, he attracted the attention of novelists including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville – an acquaintance of Captain Jack’s - and James Michener. Captain Jack’s room has lovely pond views, a fireplace, a king-sized bed and a spa bath with shower. It accommodates guests with mobility challenges, and can be accessed through both the parlor and the living room.