Lexington, Massachusetts, a town familiar to Americans across the nation, its name passed from generation to generation through stories depicting our country's birth. Amidst this town teeming with history, we find a charming Bed and Breakfast with an interesting claim of its own. Although the original house was built in 1909, this B & B is not called an "Old House" for its years. The home's young addition was the featured project on a popular home improvement television series, and lasted through all twenty-six episodes of the season. The bold project included designing and constructing a new master bedroom and bathroom, kitchen, an adjacent family room, basement, garage, whole-house audio system personally installed by Dr. Bose, and two outdoor decks: one constructed of wood outside the kitchen and the other of granite accompanied by a welcoming goldfish pond. Only eleven miles from Boston, this Bed and Breakfast remains nestled in one of Boston's most beautiful and historical suburbs. Two blocks from the scenic Minuteman Bikeway and only minutes from Lexington's historic museums and parks , guests enjoy easy access to the best of two worlds - the comforting charm of peaceful Lexington along with the cosmopolitan life of vibrant Boston. Whether you are an independent city explorer or just want to enjoy the tranquility of a charming historic town, our doors are always open to welcome you, and we hope to see you soon.
5 on July 17, 2017
A wonderful alternative to costly downtown Boston hotels. Quiet, comfortable, and Mary is a great hostess. Pleased to give it a 100% thumbs up recommendation.
5 on July 16, 2014
Thank you Mary for the lovely experience.
5 on October 23, 2013
The furnishings are beautiful and the breakfast is fantastic with real silver and china and a fresh fruit salad. The bed is comfortable and the rooms are spacious and clean. Highly recommend staying here. Sure does beat the prices of surrounding hotels.
4.8 on October 02, 2011
Our host, Mary Van, was delightful. Her home became our home for our 2 night stay. Her breakfast egg bake kept us full until the afternoon. She even sent us along with fruit and muffins!
4.8 on August 27, 2011
Our stay was very enjoyable. Rooms were very comfortable, clean, and competitively priced. Mary Van, the proprietor, was the epitome of transplanted southern hospitality and a fascinating conversationalist. The full breakfast, catered to our special needs, was perfect. Highly recommend it.
4.2 on August 02, 2011
Enjoyed our stay. Great breakfast. Wonderful hostess. Will recommend to our friends.
5 on May 17, 2011
Mary Van Sinek welcomes visitors into her home with all the southern charm of a North Carolina transplant. You are her guest and she makes sure your visit is as quiet or as busy as you want. The house is open and you are made to feel as if you have always been a part of it. Large, airy, spacious and filled with antiques, this home has all the warmth of home but with the attention of a diligent hostess. We would not want to stay anywhere else when visiting the Boston area.
5 on July 23, 2010
Didn't see the problems that a couple of the other reviews had. Mary was as hospitable as could be and we enjoyed a wonderful house and host. All around, a beautiful stay.
5 on April 16, 2010
My wife and I arrived at a beautiful home where upon Mary Sinek greeted us graciously. The accommodations were perfect and the breakfast was unbelievably good. We highly recommend Mary Van's B&B.
4.8 on September 01, 2009
Cosy, warm, charming and just a touch of quirkyness, my old house makes for a delightful landing place just outside of Boston. The hospitality, food, and conversation are to be savored. The clean and delightful accommodations provide delightful respite.
One queen bed & one single bed, air conditioning, cable television; Full bath with shower & bathtub
Nightly Rate: $120 - $120
Two twin beds, air conditioning, cable television; Full bath with shower & bathtub
Nightly Rate: $100 - $100
One double bed, air conditioning, cable television; Full bath with shower & bathtub
Nightly Rate: $100 - $100
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 15 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, University, Zoo
Amenities Basket, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing