The Red Maple Inn

217 Main Street , Spencer, MA 01562 USA (Show map)


Welcome to The Red Maple Inn, a romantic colonial-era estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our 15 room mansion, built circa 1780, features six deluxe guest accommodations appointed with period antiques as well as all modern amenities, including private bathrooms, air-conditioning, and color cable television with DVD players. Lovely perennial gardens, ancient stone walls and towering evergreens surround the estate which is tucked into the heart of Spencer's Historic District. Original wide-board pumpkin pine floors, chair rails and crown moldings have been lovingly restored to their original beauty. Yankee Magazine "Editors' Choice" 2007.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

excellent weekend getaway!!!

4.6 on March 06, 2016

The pictures online don't do the rooms justice. The innkeeper was very personable and made us feel very comfortable. We would recommend this B & B to our friends and family.

Great time

5 on January 31, 2016

We went for my wife birthday, great time food was outstanding, along with the service.

Our Brimfield Stay

5 on September 16, 2015

Wow! Wow! Wow! My friend Suzanne and I biked the rise room for two glorious nights and this haven exceeded our expectations. After hours of scoring amazing Brimfield finds we got to come home to the coziest room that just put a smile on our faces from the minute we parked the car. Beds were super comfortable, spacious, well kept and elegant old world charm. Loved the honor system in the hallway snack bar, morning coffee, wine and chocolate in the evening as well as the products left in the room for our use. Including face wipes my favorite and ear plugs which I needed because my beautiful friend slightly snores. I didn't want to leave and will forever stay at Red Maple Inn for every Brimfield adventure to come. Thank you!!!!!!!

Full of Character and Warmth

5 on June 09, 2015

Nothing but great things to say about the Red Maple Inn. Especially loved the 40’s Jazz in the sitting room, the delicious food, and the comfortable rooms. Could not have been happier with our stay.

Wonderful Stay

5 on November 02, 2014

Shari and John are the consummate hosts. We stayed in the Rose Room on the first was charming. The restored home is lovely and the stay very comfortable. Great restaurants and interesting historical sites are close by and Spencer is a beautiful little New England town. Highly recommended.

wonderful surprise

4.8 on October 16, 2014

We were very surprised at this great find. Our first trip to the New England area and I decided on this location to view the western part of Ma. The area was beautiful and the Inn was very interesting. John and Shari made us feel like family. It is out of the way, but well worth the stay.

Very quaint B&B

5 on October 16, 2014

The room was beautiful. The home was stunning. Walking into the inn you take a step back in time. It is charming, the food is fabulous, and the surrounding towns are such a joy! We will absolutely return!

Early Fall New England

4.2 on October 01, 2014

My recent stay at The Red Maple Inn was wonderful! The location convenient to all the locations I planned on visiting, and in a nice safe area. The home is beautiful, staff welcoming, caring and helpful. Bathroom a bit small for someone of my size, but in the room, which was all I was looking for. Food was wonderful and plentiful, caringly prepared with fresh ingredients. I would stay again.

red maple

3.8 on September 11, 2014

Very nice

Spring Cleaning needed

3.4 on May 09, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Red Maple Inn. Our host was pleasant and attentive. Breakfast was tasty, and enjoyable. I was disappointed with the cleanliness of our room. Corners were dusty, as was the cloth decor / drapes near the bed. For a B&B, it should be sparkling and spotless, but it was not. They could (and should) do better.

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Location Type

Historic District, Village


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 60 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester Fine Arts Museum, Boston area attractions, Berkshires, Kyacking, Hiking, Riding, Golf, Brimfield Antique Fairs, Tanglewood, Hanover Theatre Performing Arts, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Conference Rooms, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Three-Course Gourmet Breakfast Menu Included, 1500+ DVD Library of Classic Films, 450-Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Bathrobes, Designer touches throughout the mansion, Book filled Library with Board Games, Soft Jazz in the Parlor, wine license

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Cooking Classes & Gourmet Weekends, live theater, Old Sturbridge Village, antiquing, museums and art galleries, orchards, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain holidays and during Brimfield Antique Shows
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance reservations required. One night's rental or 50% deposit, whichever is greater. "Brimfield" reservations payable in full when made.
  • Cancellations: 30-day cancellation notice required for a full refund, less $30 processing fee. Fewer than 30 days notice, no refund unless we are able to re-rent the reserved room(s) for the entire period booked. No refunds for early departure. "Brimfield" reservations non-refundable under any circumstances.



Shari Alexander & John Bills

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Shari has been in the hospitality business for 25 years, owning and/or serving as chef in restaurants in the Hamptons, New York City, Sarasota and in Spain. She earned 3 stars from The New York Times and is a member of Les Amis d'Escoffier. John recently retired after a 26-year career singing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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3 course gourmet menu

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Private Parties, Wine Paired Dinners

Signature Dish

Chef Alexander's Roast Duck with Port Wine & Figs
Chef Shari Alexander uses fine "Maple Leaf" duckling, moist inside with a carmelized crispy skin. Partially boned to make it even more enjoyable with the Port Wine reduction sauce infused with deep rich Morroccan figs. YUM! Chef Alexander used only farm fresh seasonal vegetables and serves RMI created desserts; Bananas Foster with Artsanal Rums, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Moussem to name a few. Dinner at The Red Maple Inn will be a delicious and memorable evening....we promise! Dinner is available from May to first week of November. The Inn is open weekends from December to May with special arrangements made for week-day guests. Shari is in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for the winter months with her "Culinary Adventure Tours," For more information please email or call us at 508 885 9205