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

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

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.


Annual Jan visit

5 on January 29, 2016

Our son is a Junior at Fitchburg State University, we have been staying with Brian and Linda every time we travel to the area. It is without a doubt the best place to stay in Fitchburg, especially if you are visiting FSU. The blueberry pancakes are outstanding, as is the entire breakfast. Linda always has out fresh baked snacks in the afternoon and evening. The house is warm and welcoming. It is like staying at your favorite Aunt's house. it is one of the best parts of our trip. As B&B's go, Howarth House is the BEST!


our B&B

5 on August 26, 2015

great people, great food, great time, may do it again. will tell our friends who travel that way, thanks again. the Navarro.


Home Away from Home

5 on June 29, 2015

We stayed at Howarth House for the 3rd year in a row while visiting family in Fitchburg for 9 days. We have now enjoyed each of the 3 guest rooms. All are spacious and beautifully decorated. Once again, the Belliveau’s made us feel like old friends. Breakfast on the porch or outside on the patio overlooking a gorgeous landscape was a relaxing highlight of each day. The variety of fruits, home baked breads, and full breakfast menu kept our tummies happy until suppertime! We loved exploring the wooded area around the property. Brian even took time to give us a guided tour around the grounds and woods to try to catch a glimpse of a doe and her fawns. We were lucky enough to see the doe while we sipped coffee on the patio! We were invited to join Brian & Linda for wine and great conversation by the fire pit one evening. They are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make all guests feel like royalty! We will return again and again to our home away from home! Sincerely, Tina & Peter


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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

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: Cancellation with less than 10 days notice from the start of your visit will result in a $50.00 charge. Less than 48 hour notice of cancellation will result in a minimum one night charge or 50% charge of the total booked stay, whichever is greater.

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