Howarth House Bed & Breakfast

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

About

Located on just over 3 acres and 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

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!


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


Fantastic stay!

5 on July 26, 2017

Overall, our experience at the Howarth House was fantastic... One of the best places we have ever stayed! Brian made us feel very welcome, and at home. The grounds were beautiful from the flowers along the pool to the ivy along the house to the areas surrounding the house. The breakfast was top notch, the home fries were the best we've had. We loved the feel of the house... Very homely, inviting, and clean. The billiard room was a favorite, a room in honor of Brian's firefighting life. The pool was an added bonus as well. We would definitly stay here again if in the are!


Looking Forward to Returning

4.8 on July 21, 2017

My band, Roadhouse Strangers, was performing for the summer concert series in the Upper Common and my girlfriend and I decided to stay a few days at the Howarth House based on its outstanding reputation. We were not disappointed. The house has incredible character and such a warm feeling that you immediately feel relaxed and at peace! The public areas are fun to explore and the "man cave" is a must see, especially if you enjoy a game of billiards and appreciate some fire fighter memorabilia that is rich with history. The rooms are gorgeous allowing the perfect amount of privacy. We stayed in the North Room and the walk in shower was an awesome way to unwind after an evening of "Rocking Out!" The outdoor pool is an excellent feature that we took advantage of and the array of flowers and ivy along the exterior is simply breath-taking with attention to detail at every turn. You're given menu options for breakfast. Personally I'm an omelette man and Brian nailed them each time. His potato home fries are pretty amazing too. Linda and Brian really know how to roll out the red carpet and we look forward to our return to the Howarth House!


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!


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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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