Howarth House Bed & Breakfast

81 Ross Street , Fitchburg, MA 01420 USA (Show map)

About

Located close to the train to Boston, Mount Wachusett and Fitchburg State College, the Howarth House offers incredible amenities in a beautiful setting. Jetted tubs or a two person shower in modern private baths w/ oversize Turkish towels will soothe and help to unwind. Luxurious sheets and comfortable queen size beds await a tired body. The B&B and grounds offer several options for dining and relaxing. A lovely glassed porch, an open covered deck or a stone patio and fire pit for breakfast or a peaceful spot to rest to name a few. A game of Pool in the "Fire Room" with its collection of antiques and firefighting memorabilia provide an interesting place to relax by the fireplace. If you love the warmth and glow of your own private fire placed bedroom, the North room is for you. Check out the breakfast menu and you'll see why we say everyone "eventually has to leave, but you won't leave hungry". To be clear, the B&B is non smoking, but you are welcome to enjoy a cigar out in the "Fire Room", a separate building with my firefighting memorabilia or outside on the grounds. Cheers... Linda and Brian

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Who knew?

5 on May 07, 2017

We only live an hour from Fitchburg and our son moved there a couple of years ago, we visit frequently but never spent the night until recently. Fitchburg may not be a vacation destination but Howarth House is. Beautiful grounds and home immaculately kept and literally just up the hill from Fitchburg State. There are many great places to hang out on the property and the four season porch where breakfast is served looks out on the yard and woods and captures the morning sun. The food is plentiful and great, made to order. Brain and Linda are excellent hosts, nice initial tour and readily available if you need anything but otherwise keep a low profile. Brian knows all there is to know Fitchburg and is happy to share. We;ll be staying again and bringing our other son and daughter as well.


Always a delight

5 on May 01, 2017

We have stayed at Howarth House 3 times now (once in each room!) We have family in the area and this is hands down the best place in the Fitchburg area to stay! It's just 2 of us, so I think our favorite is the South Room- big enough to spread out and a lovely bathroom with heated floors! The East room is wonderful as well with lots of extra space, fun natural elements incorporated into the room and a HUGE bathroom. The North Room is our most recent stay. It was a little too warm to turn on the fireplace, but I can imagine how cozy it would be in the winter! One thing to note about this room is if you have sensitive hearing, you can hear the pilot light making a sort of sputtering and clicking noise from the fireplace when its very quiet at night (I am told they turn it off in Summer). I'm sure some people won't notice it, but I definitely heard it all night long and created some makeshift ear plugs to be able to sleep. Something to be aware of, but does not detract from the overall experience! The grounds are lovely and fun to roam about. Breakfast is always delicious and overly plentiful (I need to remember next time to order less!). A favorite from this last visit was the lemon blueberry coffee cake. I promptly went home and looked up a recipe to try to recreate it! The owners are lovely and accommodating and easy to talk to. They are there when you need them, but let you have your privacy as well. We are so glad we found this place, and will continue to keep on staying here whenever we are in town, generally a couple times a year.


weekend visit

5 on February 06, 2017

This location is perfect for ANYONE visiting the Fitchburg area. The hospitality is excellent and the morning breakfast is overwhelming. The owners make sure that you are 100% satisfied, room is extremely quiet, and accomodations were perfect.


Can't wait to come back

5 on December 03, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and it couldn't have been better. The cookies, the breakfasts, the jet tub, everything was amazing. I liked that there was an electric water heater in our room for tea and that we all had our own little keys to our rooms! Brian and Linda are the most amazing people. We love them so much, and can't wait to be back!


A pleasure to stay here

5 on October 17, 2016

Staying at the Howarth House was a welcome addition to our weekend away in Fitchburg. We were there for a wedding and the venue was very close to the house, so location definitely couldn't be beat! Brian was very welcoming and accommodating and answered any questions we had. But for the most part, he was thorough in explanations so that we didn't really have too many questions. And guys, THE FOOD IS AMAZING. And guys, the bathroom floors were heated (which I commented on, with enthusiasm, every time I stepped into the bathroom...) If we're ever back in Fitchburg, we will look forward to our next stay at the Howarth House :)


Howarth House is a gem

5 on October 02, 2016

Hosts Brian and Linda were welcoming, warm and discreet. We loved the well appointed bedrooms, living and dining rooms, the sun porch, and the lush lawn and tall trees. It felt like...home. Breakfasts were a royal treat, too. Long live Howarth House!


Perfect Experience

5 on October 01, 2016

Linda and Brian are the kindest people. Their home is beautiful, the food is delicious, and they are willing to accommodate to any requests. The best getaway experience I've had, ever.


Splendid BnB

5 on August 16, 2016

Howarth House is a splendid BnB. Very welcoming, private, on gorgeous grounds, and the breakfast was delicious. We stayed up late one night and saw some amazing stars and wildlife.


Great stay mid July '16

5 on July 19, 2016

We were attending a family event in the area and spent three nights at Howarth House. It was perfect! Beautiful house, beautiful property, warm and unobtrusive hosts, fantastic (and big) breakfast! Great location -- felt like we were in a mansion in the woods, even though we were only a block from the Fitchburg State campus. Super quiet, watched birds and chipmunks from the outdoor breakfast porch, and saw a grey fox one night from the doorway! Reservation over the phone was super easy, free wifi (though we were not much tempted to use it), we stayed in the East Room and room A/C kept us cool at night although the weather was warm. Bed was very comfortable. Had a very nice dinner in town based on Linda's recommendations. Brian's "Fire Room" had some fascinating firefighting memorabilia, reflecting his career as a deputy chief.


Wonderful stay in our old hometown

5 on June 01, 2016

This was one of the nicest B&B stays we have ever had. on an anniversary trip back to where we used to live, we were delighted to stay at this fine place. Linda and Brian could not have been kinder or more hospitable. the room was well appointed and the breakfasts were truly the best at any B&B we have been to in the past. The warmth and kindness, lovely home and great food has me dreaming to return.


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Rooms & Rates

North

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

South

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

East

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

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Location

Location Type

Secluded, Urban

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Stone patio w/ fire pit.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Cigars or cigaretts are allowed in the Fire Room outbuilding
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire on accommodations for children, thanks.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $25.00 pet fee for stay
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Cancellations: A $25.00 non refundable processing fee per room, per night, will be charged at time of reservation. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice will result in a full charge for the stay unless the room can be re-booked.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Linda and Brian Belliveau

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Porch, patio, and covered deck seasonally., Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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