The Red Maple Inn

217 Main Street , Spencer, MA 01562 USA (Show map)


Welcome to The Red Maple Inn, a romantic colonial-era estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our 15 room mansion, built circa 1780, features six deluxe guest accommodations appointed with period antiques as well as all modern amenities, including private bathrooms, air-conditioning, and color cable television with DVD players. Lovely perennial gardens, ancient stone walls and towering evergreens surround the estate which is tucked into the heart of Spencer's Historic District. Original wide-board pumpkin pine floors, chair rails and crown moldings have been lovingly restored to their original beauty. Yankee Magazine "Editors' Choice" 2007.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

5 Nights - Outstanding!

5 on October 10, 2017

Had wonderful 5 night stay. The Inn is very well maintained and beautifully decorated. Food was very good. Staff was helpful, respectful and very friendly. I would highly recommend.

Amazing Inn

5 on October 04, 2017

What a lovely room and Inn overall. It was exactly what I was looking for. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the sheets very soft. Breakfast was made to order and many options were provided, and very delicious. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again if I was ever in this area of Massachusetts.

summer Wedding Weekend in the Berkshires at Wevbster Lake 2017

4.8 on August 29, 2017

Four of us, spouses and in laws, came up to Massachusetts for a family wedding celebration on Webster lake. I located the Red maple Inn online; when I spoke with them I immediately found them to be a most accommodating Inn; Arrangements for two adult couples were easily arranged. We arrived much later for check-in than initially expected; all at the Inn were asleep. Off street parking was available to us; clear instructions for us were taped to the door; inside we found an inviting lounge area; cookies; having driven from PA, we actually sat for a while. The bedrooms were delightful and spacious; decorated with nice bedding, comfortable beds and a private bath and seating inside the room. Outside was a drip coffee set up for the early morning riser to enjoy before breakfast. At breakfast, (served at the time we selected) we found the presentation lively, the preparation careful and the flavors reminiscent of days gone by now when eating a good breakfast was expected. Clearly, this innkeeper knows his way around a kitchen. This satisfying experience was repeated throughout the weekend. More about the "lounge"; it is a living room with small service bar set up where we enjoyed our adult beverages (purchased ourselves) met and mingled with other guests and in general had a most cordial stay. I am keeping the Red Maple Inn in my portfolio because I would like to return for another stay to further enjoy the general area sans wedding obligations. Jack Hetherington

The Rose Room

4.2 on July 02, 2017

Stayed last night and the room on the first floor called the Rose e zroom. Comfortable bed and ver clean room. The bathroom was a little small. The breakfast was to die foe and the Host Lynn was so friendly and and helpful. I would recommend this to our families or friends.

Red Maple Inn - Great Stay and Get Away!

4.8 on June 28, 2017

We had a great stay and enjoyed the host's wonderful service and delicious food!

Nice stay in the suburbs

3.8 on June 06, 2017

Nice place in a somewhat remote area. Nice host and good food. This was on a busy road, Rt 9, and for some reason, I expected a quieter, more tranquil area. Worcester is about 15 miles east of here with a decent amount of sites and some great restaurants. Spencer is a quiet town and really a landing space for visiting events /activities outside of Spencer. Nice B & B with a very nice host.

Lovely Stay

5 on February 26, 2017

Enjoyed our stay at The Red Maple Inn. We booked the Fireplace Feast package and it was delightful.

Thanksgiving in New England

5 on December 25, 2016

My wife and I plus college + age kids rented the suite. We had a great two-night stay with a fabulous breakfast. Hosts were exceptional

Cozy, charming, nourishing

5 on October 20, 2016

A beautiful oasis, the Rose room so romantic with furniture and furnishings holding me in the the spirit of more connected times when things were built with care, dependability and a shared sense of worthiness. The Rose room's charming bathroom set up did not have a bathtub, but did have a very fine shower with solid tiles. The nights were quiet and peaceful. The breakfasts were a delight (with my choices made the day before from a clear list of options), with a warmth of conversation with owner John who was both respectful and friendly and brimming with thoughtful caring responses to any questions about the surrounding area. I had communicated that I would be arriving late the first evening, and everything was arranged for me to be able to enter and settle in easily and comfortably.

Great stay at Red Maple Inn

5 on October 14, 2016

Stayed two nights. The inn was clean and quiet with plenty of New England charm. John, the innkeeper, was very friendly and hospitable. Breakfasts were filling and quite delicious!

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Location Type

Historic District, Village


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 60 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester Fine Arts Museum, Boston area attractions, Berkshires, Kyacking, Hiking, Riding, Golf, Brimfield Antique Fairs, Tanglewood, Hanover Theatre Performing Arts, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Conference Rooms, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Three-Course Gourmet Breakfast Menu Included, 1500+ DVD Library of Classic Films, 450-Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Bathrobes, Designer touches throughout the mansion, Book filled Library with Board Games, Soft Jazz in the Parlor, wine license

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Cooking Classes & Gourmet Weekends, live theater, Old Sturbridge Village, antiquing, museums and art galleries, orchards, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain holidays and during Brimfield Antique Shows
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance reservations required. One night's rental or 50% deposit, whichever is greater. "Brimfield" reservations payable in full when made.
  • Cancellations: 30-day cancellation notice required for a full refund, less $30 processing fee. Fewer than 30 days notice, no refund unless we are able to re-rent the reserved room(s) for the entire period booked. No refunds for early departure. "Brimfield" reservations non-refundable under any circumstances.
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Shari Alexander & John Bills

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Shari has been in the hospitality business for 25 years, owning and/or serving as chef in restaurants in the Hamptons, New York City, Sarasota and in Spain. She earned 3 stars from The New York Times and is a member of Les Amis d'Escoffier. John recently retired after a 26-year career singing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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3 course gourmet menu

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Private Parties, Wine Paired Dinners

Signature Dish

Chef Alexander's Roast Duck with Port Wine & Figs
Chef Shari Alexander uses fine "Maple Leaf" duckling, moist inside with a carmelized crispy skin. Partially boned to make it even more enjoyable with the Port Wine reduction sauce infused with deep rich Morroccan figs. YUM! Chef Alexander used only farm fresh seasonal vegetables and serves RMI created desserts; Bananas Foster with Artsanal Rums, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Moussem to name a few. Dinner at The Red Maple Inn will be a delicious and memorable evening....we promise! Dinner is available from May to first week of November. The Inn is open weekends from December to May with special arrangements made for week-day guests. Shari is in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for the winter months with her "Culinary Adventure Tours," For more information please email or call us at 508 885 9205

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