Hawthorne Inn

462 Lexington Road , Concord, MA 01742 USA (Show map)

About

Relaxed Elegance- just 19 miles from Boston. Forbes Magazine: “The 10 Best Inns of New England”, Boston Magazine: "Best of Boston", Frommers: "Top 14 New England Inns and B&Bs" The Hawthorne is an intimate Bed & Breakfast refuge where History, Literature and Nature entwine. Modern amenities and time-burnished antiques, contemporary artwork and ancient artifacts; create a balanced harmony that promote comfort, fellowship and laughter. Let us be your base to explore the homes of Louisa May Alcott (“Little Women”), Hawthorne and Emerson. Discover the beauty of Walden Pond and the courage of the Minute-Men who fired the “shot heard round the world”. We have welcomed business travelers, tourists, families and the romantic at heart since 1976.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A great Place to Stay.

5 on September 29, 2016

We stayed at the Inn or one night at the Emerson Room. The location of the inn is outstanding for walking historical tours. The room is beautifully appointed and the bed is very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding with freshly squeezed orange juice. Mark and Toni are great hosts and we will definitely be staying there when we get back to the area.


Beautiful!

5 on September 27, 2016

Mark and Toni were wonderful hosts! They went the extra mile for us. Our room accommodations were beautiful and the breakfast delicious. Our only regret is that we were there for only two nights. We are looking forward to returning!


Old world charm and modern care

4.8 on September 09, 2016

John and Sheila Fletcher Cumbria UK


Charming & Wonderful

5 on July 24, 2016

My team and I were visiting a client in Boston and could not find any hotel rooms. So we took over the Hawthorne Inn! It was the best decision ever. Each room was beautifully decorated; the beds are so comfortable; and the hosts extremely pleasant. We used the common rooms quite a bit so we could prepare for our meeting - it was comfortable like being in our own home.

Innkeeper Response
Hi, thanks for your wonderful review. You guys were great, thanks for choosing us. We hope you had a successful outcome to your meeting and hopefully we will see you soon.


A really special place to stay in historic Concord

5 on March 11, 2015

The Inn is in a perfect beautiful location nestled among the historic homes of Hawthorne and Alcott and minutes from Concord center. It is filled with paintings, sculptures and incredible art. The best pieces were created by Gregory. Breakfast at the Inn is delicious and provides guests with the chance to get to know Innkeepers Gregory and Marilyn- who are fantastic people! We have stayed there over many years on visits from California and it is always one of the very best parts of our trips!


Marilyn & Gregory

4.2 on January 25, 2012

These people are just plain great! The inn is pretty -- beds comfortable.


Fabulous

4.4 on July 17, 2010

Talk about great service!! Greg was so kind when we arrived. He brought us ice tea and a dessert bar. He also called to make reservations to a restaurant and a night walking tour. He took care of everything for us!! The room was charming!! My favorite was breakfast!! Greg and Marilyn make the best granola!! I need the recipe. I had to helpings!! Stay at the Hawthorne Inn if you want to be pampered and enjoy Concord, MA!! Oh by the way, it is across the street from The Wayside, Hawthorne's place!! I shall return!! David Hannigan is a great guide through The Wayside!!


A Zillion Times Better Than A Motel 6...And They LeaveThe Light On For You!

4.4 on July 30, 2009

We've become big fans of B & B's and stayed at several great ones. The Hawthorne Inn is certainly at the top of the list. After a grueling 7 1/2 hour trip (getting a later than expected start after a full workday), two major tie ups at construction sites and Friday night rush hour traffic in the NYC area, we arrived on Greg and Marilyn's doorstep...at 1:30am. Like a beacon in the night, the porch light was on to welcome and guide us to our destination! The next day, we boldly decided to try driving into Boston. Marilyn provided great directions and reassurances that it would be a piece of cake. It was. Peace, quiet and tranquility. It's all here-but just a short drive from all the action you could want in Boston. Our time at Hawthorne Inn was far too short but we will certainly be back!


Classic New England

5 on July 01, 2009

For our 30th Anniversary, my wife and I wanted to explore New England and visit the historic homes of our favorite authors. The Hawthorne Inn is nestled right in the heart of everything we wanted to see and do in the Concord / Lexington area. Our stay at the Hawthorne was the highlight of the trip. Greg & Marilyn are gracious and talented hosts - we look forward to visiting them again many times in the future.


The Hawthorne Inn

5 on June 15, 2009

Everything the other reviewers say is true. The Inn is gorgeous, clean, comfortable, and the breakfasts are ambrosial (though very fattening so leave your dieting at home!) But what makes the Inn unique is the incredible kindness of Marylin, Gregory, and their children. They show that kindness in obvious ways, like the time I came back from the Pond with my own towels and blanket damp and muddy and asked Marylin if I could rinse them out in the stationary tub and hang them up outside to dry, and she took them from me and just threw them in the washer. Or there was this past Easter weekend, which was terribly cold, and when I got back one evening (I don't drive and was walking all the way back from the Congregational Church) and Gregory and Marylin were out, I asked their son for some hot tea and he brought a beautifully arranged tea tray to my room. But my favorite memory of their kindness was on New Year's Eve in 2007. I came up from Christmas Day to New Year's Day to re-group after a very difficult personal time. Gregory and Marilyn were going out that night and I was sitting up in bed enjoying my book when I got a tap on my door. It was Marylin, already dressed in her party clothes (she looked gorgeous) bringing me a tray of Christmas cookies and a kitten for company. For these and many more reasons, I keep coming back. Audrey New York City


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Rooms & Rates

Emerson

Pull the overstuffed armchair close to the flickering flame of your private gas-log fireplace. The Emerson room is appointed with a Pineapple Four-poster Queen bed, room-size Oriental rug, Eastlake loveseat and Asian and American antique side tables. The colorful striped wallpaper and balloon curtains convey the design sensibility of the 19th century and compliment the variety of artwork on display and a decorative fireplace mantle, hand-carved by the former Innkeeper.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $359

Alcott

The Alcott Room is bright and airy with views to Hawthorne's home, "Wayside", and a small field spreads out below the Bay window. Named for author Ralph Waldo Emerson, who once owned the land.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $329

Musketaquid

Morning sun streams through the bay window infusing the lush wallpaper with the feel of warm copper. The other window looks upon the Battle Road of 1775 and across to Hawthorne's home. A Queen canopy bed adds comfort and security.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Punkatasset

Punkatasset Room is named for the hillside where the Minute Men mustered before engaging the British Troops to begin the American Revolutionary War. This Guestroom is infused with sunlight from the skylight and looks out onto a small field. Rich wallpaper changes to muted tones in evening light. Lovely chez lounge by windows call you to relax and compose a verse of poetry.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Sleepy Hollow

An intimate room that is a favorite of single travelers and Thoreauvians. Windows overlook a grand tree which was planted by Bronson Alcott as a sapling, which was shipped from England by Hawthorne Inn. Also lit by a skylight.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $279

Walden

East windows greet the morning sun. Named for Walden Pond as a reminder that Thoreau was a frequent visitor to the site of the Hawthorne Inn. He also surveyed the property twice. An 19th century captain's desk and British bureau add substance to the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Concord

Concord Room, named for our j=historic 17th century village showcases a hand-painted armoire and queen four-poster bed. Rich-hued paint adds accent.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $309

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Location

Location Type

Close to Author's homes, Walk to village center, Located in Historic District, Rent a Kayak, enjoy three rivers, See famous Old North Bridge, Near to many Restaurants, Small town

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 19 miles

Directions to property:

From routes 128 and 95: Take Exit 30 B [Route 2A West to Concord]. Follow 2A for 3 1/4 Miles to fork in road. Bear right at fork [follow signs for Concord and travel 1 1/4 mile farther. Hawthorne Inn will be on the left side of road, directly across from the home of Nathanial Hawyhorne (called "Wayside").

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Walden Pond State Reservation, Minute Man National Historical Park, Wayside, Home of Hawthorne, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 30 minutes to Boston, Orchard House, Home of "Little Women", Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Travel information, Original artworks , Off-street parking, Small meetings

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Several excellent antique shops nearby. In season: Battle re-enactment and Minute Man Fife & Drum Co, Revolutionary War Site, Walden Pond, Hawthorne's Home Wayside, Emerson's Home , Alcotts' Little Women Home, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children with well behaved adults welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays and peak folliage.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one-half total lodging fee [one night minimum] is required for all confirmed reservations and may be placed on most major credit card accounts.
  • Cancellations: To cancel your reservation and assure a Deposit Refund [less 20% of total lodging fee cancelled and applicable tax and fee] we must be notified by 4:00 pm 14 days in advance of your arrival date. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival your deposit(s) will be forfeit. Holidays and Peak Season 21 day cancel notice required.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mark Vella and Toni Vicente (Taking over property 6/16)

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Multi-course

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Hickory Dickory Bosc
This original breakfast dish won first-prize in a national competition of over 400 Inns. It features a bosc pear poached and seasoned to reveal a complex and layered taste experience. Served with a garnish of fresh raspberry sauce and mascarpone cheese. Some of the ingredients include: Shagbark Hickory syrup, fresh ginger and cumin. The full recipe is posted on our web-site. Enjoy!


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