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.
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 that include antique ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige, Kunisada, Takeuchi and Hokusai, Indonesian bas-relief of birds and flowers and a decorative fireplace mantle, hand-carved by the Innkeeper.
4.2 on January 25, 2012
These people are just plain great! The inn is pretty -- beds comfortable.
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!!
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!
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.
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
Close to Author's homes, Located in Historic District, Near to many Restaurants, Rent a Kayak, enjoy three rivers, See famous Old North Bridge, Walk to village center, Village
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 19 miles
30 minutes From Logan Airport: Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Boston. Once in the Tunnel you will be on Rte. 90 West [Massachusetts Turnpke]. Follow 90 West to Rte 95 North. Take exit 30 B [Rte 2A West] to Concord and Hanscom Field. Follow 2A west for 3 1/4 Miles to fork in road. Bear right, follow sign for Concord, and travel another 1 1/4 mile. The Inn will be on your left.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Minute Man National Historical Park, Wayside, Home of Hawthorne, 30 minutes to Boston, Walden Pond State Reservation, Orchard House, Home of "Little Women", Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Walden Pond, Revolutionary War Site, Hawthorne's Home Wayside, Several excellent antique shops nearby. In season: Battle re-enactment and Minute Man Fife & Drum Co, Alcotts' Little Women Home, Emerson's Home , Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Travel information, Original artworks , Off-street parking, Small meetings
Gregory Burch and Marilyn Mudry
1 Cat , 2 Dogs
Gregory Burch is a trained artist specializing in Bas-Relief stone carving. Marilyn Mudry is a talented quilt maker. Both are involved with supporting Habitat for Humanity through the Hawthorne Inn. "Skye", the Inn Dog, has been featured on the Dog Travel Channel and will be appearing on Animal Planet in the near future.
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!