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This Old House Bed and Breakfast

12 Plainfield Street , Lexington, MA 02421-5806 USA (Show map)
19 Reviews
$75 - $100
per night

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Lexington, Massachusetts, a town familiar to Americans across the nation, its name passed from generation to generation through stories depicting our country's birth. Amidst this town teeming with history, we find a charming Bed and Breakfast with an interesting claim of its own. Although the original house was built in 1909, this B & B is not called an "Old House" for its years. The home's young addition was the featured project on a popular home improvement television series, and lasted through all twenty-six episodes of the season. The bold project included designing and constructing a new master bedroom and bathroom, kitchen, an adjacent family room, basement, garage, whole-house audio system personally installed by Dr. Bose, and two outdoor decks: one constructed of wood outside the kitchen and the other of granite accompanied by a welcoming goldfish pond. Only eleven miles from Boston, this Bed and Breakfast remains nestled in one of Boston's most beautiful and historical suburbs. Two blocks from the scenic Minuteman Bikeway and only minutes from Lexington's historic museums and parks , guests enjoy easy access to the best of two worlds - the comforting charm of peaceful Lexington along with the cosmopolitan life of vibrant Boston. Whether you are an independent city explorer or just want to enjoy the tranquility of a charming historic town, our doors are always open to welcome you, and we hope to see you soon.

Rooms & Rates

Master Bedroom

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Twin Bedroom

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Double Bedroom

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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19 Reviews

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Wonderful place to stay

5 on October 23, 2013

The furnishings are beautiful and the breakfast is fantastic with real silver and china and a fresh fruit salad. The bed is comfortable and the rooms are spacious and clean. Highly recommend staying here. Sure does beat the prices of surrounding hotels.

Delightful host

4.8 on October 02, 2011

Our host, Mary Van, was delightful. Her home became our home for our 2 night stay. Her breakfast egg bake kept us full until the afternoon. She even sent us along with fruit and muffins!

Comfort, Convenience, and Quality

4.8 on August 27, 2011

Our stay was very enjoyable. Rooms were very comfortable, clean, and competitively priced. Mary Van, the proprietor, was the epitome of transplanted southern hospitality and a fascinating conversationalist. The full breakfast, catered to our special needs, was perfect. Highly recommend it.

A great This Old House

4.2 on August 02, 2011

Enjoyed our stay. Great breakfast. Wonderful hostess. Will recommend to our friends.

Lovely Lexington Home

5 on May 17, 2011

Mary Van Sinek welcomes visitors into her home with all the southern charm of a North Carolina transplant. You are her guest and she makes sure your visit is as quiet or as busy as you want. The house is open and you are made to feel as if you have always been a part of it. Large, airy, spacious and filled with antiques, this home has all the warmth of home but with the attention of a diligent hostess. We would not want to stay anywhere else when visiting the Boston area.

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes

Terms and Conditions



Maryvan Sinek

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: As requested by guest
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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12 Plainfield Street , Lexington, MA 02421-5806 USA (Show map)

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