The Lyttleton Inn

423 King Street , Littleton, MA 01460 USA (Show map)


The Lyttleton Inn is a restored 19th century farmhouse that sits nestled in the Nashoba Valley, surrounded by the farming towns and villages of yesteryear, yet just steps away from the bustling town common. Seeing to the comfort of a traveller, whether for business or pleasure, is a New England tradition here at the Lyttleton Inn. Our guests discover delights in the most unlikely places; sumptuous feather beds, old-world baking, well-loved books and the gentle art of conversation. We invite you to come explore our wonderful Inn and experience the many activities of the Nashoba Valley region. Littleton is minutes away from two major freeways and the commuter rail, so the Lyttleton Inn is a perfect launch pad for day trips to Harvard, Devens, Lowell, Concord, Lexington and Boston. For the business traveller, the Inn is just a short walk away from the new IBM facility here in Littleton.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A Home Away From Home

5 on February 17, 2017

I'm usually not a B&B goer, but Mary at The Lyttleton Inn has changed that for good. This past year, I was in need of lodging due to a horrible storm in the middle of a trip north. There was no vacancy at surrounding hotels off of 495, and when I called they suggested calling the Lyttleton Inn. I booked a room for the night right from my phone, and a couple of hours later, pulled into the driveway. Immediately, I was charmed. The Victorian home is restored, and Mary keeps it in great shape. There is a library and a dining room on the first floor, which offered me a great selection of teas, plenty of wonderful books, and a jar filled with the BEST biscotti I have ever had. I found I had to restrain myself from laying down on the couch, shoes, off, lost in comfort. I spent the night in the Mariner room- the room had tasteful decor, (more books) a private bath, and really high quality bedding. After a great nights sleep, breakfast was served. I am a vegetarian and have a couple food allergies, which Mary asked me about before going to sleep. Mary accommodated right from the beginning. The in-season, home made, delicious breakfast I still talk about to my family. Not to mention the coffee was actually good! This coming from a self described coffee snob. The other guests eating in the breakfast room were return guests, who informed me that they can't stay anywhere else, and that the Inn was a destination in and of itself for them. Mary, thank you for the chat, the food, and for the great night of sleep.


5 on December 03, 2014

Lyttleton Inn was the perfect place for my husband and I to relax, savor being served a delicious breakfast (coffee was great, too), and use as a base for visiting nearby sites. We stayed in "The Naturalist" room. Highlight was being enticed by the many books in the room (their titles chosen to match the theme of the room). Thanks, Mary, for your wonderful hospitality!

A terrible experience

1.2 on October 24, 2014

We were refused breakfast unless we notified her the night before if we were having breakfast. "Private bath" had an extremely small shower only, no vanity, with a very small sink. Shower rod fell down repeatedly and the plumbing in the house was very noisy. The bath towels were worn. The mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner were used. The room, dressers and tables were cluttered with excessive knick-knacks. The stairs are very steep making it diffucult to carry our bags upstairs. Food was disappointing. Was repeatedly told by Innkeeper that she was "too busy" to get us ice and fresh coffee. No amenities in the rooms. No TV, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator nor access to ice. On one morning Innkeeper was "off" and breakfast wasn't provided. Our privacy was compromised when the innkeeper complained to an outside 3rd party about our stay there. We were not shown any respect nor did we ever feel welcomed there by her. Innkeeper went into our room, turned the A/C off and opened the windows instead. The inn is on a busy street and the morning traffic woke us up very early. Innkeeper was over controlling and went into our room and went through items we had bought as gifts, placed them in a cardboard box and put them on the FLOOR under a CHAIR! She was offended when we did not have breakfast and told us that when we did eat "it made her feel that we were comfortable at the inn". Parking was limited in the front of the inn and the Innkeeper took up a prime parking space while making "guests" walk the distance. All other parking was down a hill around the side and back of the building. A considerable way to carry your luggage. There was a bag of trash that sat in the front porch for 3 days before it was removed and was an eyesore. We ended up leaving 5 days early because of the odd and erratic behavior of the Innkeeper and when we went to check out on the last day we were agin told that she was "too busy" to check us out.

Wonderful stay!

5 on August 24, 2014

Restful, welcoming, and just perfect.

Charming B&B

4.4 on August 05, 2014

My wife and I stayed a night here in early July 2014 and enjoyed our stay. The inn resides on a beautifully maintained property, with a farmhouse that feels both open and spacious on the outside yet private and cozy indoors. Mary was helpful and accommodating with our unusual arrival/departure logistics given our recent wedding, and she prepared a wonderful breakfast which we were encouraged to enjoy leisurely. Our only regret is that we did not have more time to spend here, but we would gladly stay here again.

Lovely weekend

4.6 on June 02, 2014

We were very impressed with the beautiful décor, the warm staff, and comfortable atmosphere of the Lyttleton Inn. There were books everywhere!! I would definitely recommend staying here.

Perfect B&B experience

4.8 on May 04, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Lyttleton and look forward to going back. The room (Mariner Room) was cosy, very clean, decorated with antiques and lovely details, lots of books and, most importantly, a very comfortable bed. The owner, Mary, is absolutely charming and the breakfast and snacks were out-of-this-world delicious. The location was perfect for the purpose of our trip (attending a concert at the Bull Run in Shirley, MA, just minutes away then visit to Lowell and Harvard the next day). Two thumbs way up from us!

Positively charming

5 on January 25, 2014

We had a wonderful stay. We will definatley plan a return visit

Our home away from home.

4.6 on January 17, 2014

We have stayed at the Lyttleton Inn numerous times when visiting our son at boarding school. Mary is a perfect hostess and wonderful cook. I highly recommend the Lyttleton Inn.

Respite in the snow

5 on December 31, 2013

Perfect relaxing spot. Will be back

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Rooms & Rates

The Romantic

A blushing peach highlights the spare beauty of the second story chamber which features a double bed and a private bath. The architectural details such as a period mantle, large windows, and wide plank floors are embellished by needlepoint rugs and antique prints of the Gibson Girls. The antique mahogany sleigh bed is graciously appointed with an old-fashioned featherbed and sumptuous linens. A cozy reading corner lends itself to the perusal of a bounteous collection of all your favorite authors.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $110

Poets Corner

Refresh your soul in the peace of the Poet’s Corner. South-facing windows bathe this second story chamber with a gentle morning light. The honeyed-oak antiques and muted sylvan hues encircle the twin beds, nested with cozy flannel sheets and matelasse coverlets. Wide plank floors are warmed by hand-braided rugs, and tucked here and there are well-loved poetry books, waiting to be discovered. The room has a private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $110

The Naturalist

The spacious second story chamber looks out on an ever-changing vista of the four seasons of New England. The room features a majestic mission-style oak queen bed and is adorned with a featherbed and sumptuous linens. Period furnishings, Hudson Valley style oils and embroidered leaf curtains add to the woodsy feel. A roll top desk and topical musings new and old will satisfy the Thoreau in you!

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $130

The Mariner

Sail over the threshold into the world of Melville. The magnificent mahogany armoire sets the tides for an ever-changing azure room, anchored by a mahogany and wrought iron queen bed in full regalia. The room lays claim to a private bath with a rainfall shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $125

Four Seasons Suite

Cross over into the melodious world of the Four Seasons suite, where the splendid 19th century mantle tiles set the theme for this spacious first floor two room suite. The lavish queen brass bed, antique furnishings, and a convertible twin loveseat with ottoman are all skillfully composed with your comfort in mind. The suite includes a private bath with a Jacuzzi and separate shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

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Location Type

historic area, Village


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 27 miles

Directions to property:

From the north: Travel south on Route 495 to exit 30 (Routes 2A/110) and turn right at the end of the ramp. Proceed @ 1.1 miles down King Street (2A/110) and you will see the Lyttleton Inn on your right as you approach the Common. From the south: Travel north on Route 495 to exit 30 (Routes 2A/110) and turn right at the end of the ramp. Proceed @ 0.9 miles down King Street(2A/110)and you will see the Lyttleton Inn on your right as you approach the Common. From the east: Travel west on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Take exit 11A and get on 495 North and proceed to exit 30. Turn right at the end of the ramp, going east on Routes 2A/110 (towards the Littleton Common). Proceed @ 0.9 mile and you will see the Lyttleton Inn on your right as you approach the Common. From the west: Travel east on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Take exit 11A and get on 495 North and proceed to exit 30. Turn right at the end of the ramp, going east on Routes 2A/110 (towards the Littleton Common). Proceed @ 0.9 mile and you will see the Lyttleton Inn on your right as you approach the Common.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Kimballs Farm Ice Cream Stand, Nashoba Valley Ski Resort, Fruitlands Museum, Historic Mills, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , antique furnishings, extensive library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, New Egland Forestry Foundation - Prouty Estate, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay deposit required when booking
  • Cancellations: Deposits refunded with 14 days advance notice
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Tom and Mary Dugan

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About the innkeepers

The Dugans are transplanted midwesterners who have settled in the New England area. This is their third restoration of an antique structure. The Inn reflects their love of food, antiques, books, gardens, and leaky pipes!

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  • Time Served: 7 AM to 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Tea Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free

Signature Dish

The Lyttleton Inn Classic
Nothing stirs the soul like being greeted at the table by freshly-baked Cinnamon Rolls, redolent with spices, currants and butter, and served fresh from the oven. The main course is The Purist's Omelet, a testament to farm-fresh produce, three eggs are cooked to perfection, and gently folded over fresh spinach, portobello mushrooms, and smoked vermont cheddar. Crisp bacon and fresh fruit in season round out a bounteous plate. Fresh juice, hot coffee and signature teas are generously provided.


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