Howarth House Bed & Breakfast

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


Located on just over 3 acres and close to the train to Boston, Wachusett and Watatic Mountains and Fitchburg State University, 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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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Outstanding Service/Room

5 on April 24, 2018

Brian and Linda are fantastic B&B owners. They take care to make you feel welcomed and relaxed when you stay with them. The breakfast is great, catering to your needs from a "hungry man's" breakfast for the big eaters, to fresh fruit and cakes from someone wanting less. Our room was impeccable with the add bonus of the heated bathroom floor! We highly recommend staying there next time you find your self in the Fitchburg area.

Wonderful Stay

4.0 on April 10, 2018

Brian and Linda are so friendly and helpful. I wanted to take the mattress home so Linda gave me the brand, style, and manufacturer so I could get on for myself. Breakfast was excellent and the whole house is lovely and spotless. Everyone should stay at Howarth House. It's an outstanding B& B. Lesley W

Perfect for visiting campus

5 on February 23, 2018

Recently had an interview at the University and booked a room here at Howarth House. The hosts were wonderfully accommodating and friendly. I stayed in the South room which was quiet and plenty large enough. Free wifi and FIOS TV in the room. Full breakfast was fantastic, and more than I could eat. Brian graciously wrapped the fruit up for later, which was a welcome snack in the mid-afternoon of my very long interview.


5 on January 27, 2018

My husband and I stayed in the east room I have to say how beautiful it was. Brian And Linda are such perfect host you feel right at home it’s peaceful relaxing And not to mention all the decorations Lina has such an eye I loved Our room the breakfast was better then restaurants they feed you till your full.

Best B & B we ever statyed at!

5 on October 27, 2017

My husband & I stayed at the Howarth House Bed & Breakfast for 8 days in October 2017 while visiting family & friends. I can't say enough good things about this B & B. This house is really beautiful inside & out. We stayed in the North room & it was nice have a walk in shower & fireplace. Our hosts Linda & Brian were just wonderful. They were a delight to talk to & see everyday. Not only were they personable & friendly but great cooks as well. Our breakfast was something we looked forward to everyday. They fed you well & you never left there hungry. We hated it when it was time to leave. I would definitely stay there again & would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area. Thank you again Linda & Brian for such a wonderful stay at your house. Sincerely, The Hendrix's

We would go back to Fitchburg just to stay there again!

5 on October 01, 2017

Such a beautiful home and very hospitable hosts. They breakfasts are fantastic, the rooms beautiful, beds comfy and the grounds are spectacular! Nice extras like heated floors in the bathroom and tea in your room made it so much more luxurious!

Felt like Royalty

5 on September 09, 2017

I am awed by the Howarth House Bed & Breakfast. The grounds and home are completely beautiful. It is located very near to Fitchburg State University where I was attending a weekend lecture and I was able to walk from the B&B to class easily. I stayed in the South Room and it was comfortable, spotlessly clean, and beautiful. Breakfast was completely delicious and Brian and Linda are amazing and gracious hosts; I felt like royalty! I will be so happy to stay here again!

An oasis in Fitchburg

5 on August 31, 2017

Lovely home and grounds. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Brian and Linda were attentive and helpful hosts. The covered porch by the pool is a perfect place for eating and relaxing.

A Warm Welcome

5 on August 13, 2017

In July 2017 we stayed at Howarth House. The 6 days we spend there were wonderfull. Good night rests in a beautifull room, everyday followed by a relaxing and healthy swim in the swimmingpool. Then a really amazing breakfast. Every day delicious fruitsalad, homemade cake (we still exchange recipies) , eggs/omelet and/or the best bleuberry pancake you can imagine. All cooked and served by the owners Linda and Brian. The nice and open inviting atmosphere of the house and the friendlyness of the owners made us really feel at home at Howarth House. Family Igo Janssen Deventer The Netherlands

Five Stars!

5 on August 04, 2017

This was our second stay at Howarth House B&B and it was excellent once again! Beautiful home with magnificent grounds, plus a sparkling pool. Brian and Linda are perfect hosts and excellent cooks - breakfasts are excellent (my favorite is the blueberry pancakes). This is truly a restful place to be, surrounded by lush gardens, and the rooms are lovely, spotless, inviting, and comfortable. We will stay here whenever we visit our family in Fitchburg.

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Rooms & Rates


A cozy guest room with gas fireplace, heated tile bathroom with two person shower, and a lovely sitting area. Tea and hotpot and a small tucked away TV make this a romantic getaway top pick!

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155


A large and comfortable guest room, ideal for business travelers. A modern, heated tile bathroom with jetted one person tub and shower. A nice sitting area, tea and hot pot and large closet for all your travel needs. Plenty of desk space for working while here, or we can remove the desk and put in a nice high top inflatable twin mattress to accommodate a third guest for a $15.00 charge.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155


The largest of our guest rooms, with the largest and newest of bathroom additions. Loveseat pulls out to a twin bed for a third guest. Bathroom includes a large, two person jetted tub and shower. Room overlooks the front yard and invites a beautiful sunrise to the East! Tea and hot pot for evening tea in your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

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Location Type

Secluded, Urban


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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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

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  • 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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Linda and Brian Belliveau

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  • 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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