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“Delicious breakfast, otherwise pretty average otherwise”
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The Red Maple Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Spencer B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Escape from NYC led us to the Red Maple Inn for the weekend. The hosts are accommodating - we got in pretty late and they left us our key with thorough instructions by the check in bar. Place is fine overall - nothing to rave about, but nothing terrible either. it's pretty average, I'd say. I'd give it three stars, except, I do agree - the breakfast was delicious. We didn't have dinner here, do we can't speak for that. Now for some pros and cons:

The breakfast is grand and delicious. The host are very welcoming and nice. We enjoyed their company.

As we stayed in the duck room, there were lots of duck decor. It is pretty.

The walls are paper thin. The weekend that I was there, there was a family vacation in process and at least three rooms were occupied the group. They were pretty loud and we heard everything. We slept in the Duck Room which is towards the street and we also heard all major trucks/trailors. They do have the individually wrapped ear plugs, but we didn't use them.

As advertised, they do have a 1000+ DVD collection, but most movies are from the 90's and before. As a 80's baby, I didn't recognize too much of them. The television in the room is also super small - smaller than most computer monitors. It has to be below 20" - it's the TV's that most mom's had in the kitchen, again, in the 90's. We had few laughs over the boasted DVD collection and the itty bitty TV that seemed just miniscule from our vantage point on the bed.

The room doesn't have slippers as i forgot to take slippers and ended up walking around in socks. That would've been appreciated. They do have bath robes though.

The area is perfect for an escape to do absolutely nothing. There are few good restaurants that we took advantage of, but there isn't much to do in the area. We asked the coffee shop lady and she pretty much said there is a town with a big mall with a yankee candle. The cool site was the abbey nearby with delicious jam. There is also a pretty big walmart about 15 minutes of it.

Room Tip: We stayed in the duck room and we heard the street pretty clearly. Maybe avoid that?
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We spent a night while visiting our son at a near-by college. We were impressed by the sheer number of furnishings and artifacts that decorated every space in the inn. But don't let the decorations put you off. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was delicious. No complaints at all.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

I don't know how anyone could give this upscale resteraunt and upscale inn a bad review. Just ask and it is there. For example we tapped timidly late on the door for plates for pizza and were given Fine China! Hands Down THE BEST PLACE I EVER STAYED!

Far superior than the best of the best. Just ask and you get a second helping of a salad worth more than $20 itself. Food was so inexpensive for the quality On a scale of 0-5 an outstanding 9.

-Mike

Room Tip: Any room you can get is great. I personally prefer the second floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

It was a last minute trip to the Brimfield fair. Innkeepers were wonderful and accommodating. Our room, the Rose room, was beautiful. Very clean. Easy to find. Breakfast was excellent and staff was attentive. We would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

my boyfriend and i really needed to get out of the city for a few days and so he booked us for the inn for a few days. he surprised me though because when we got there, i realized we were staying at the cottage! it is super cute, clean, comfy and just all around beautiful. we had an awesome stay and really enjoyed the staff. i hope to return to the inn one day because we had such an awesome stay.

Room Tip: stay at the cottage! it was worth it.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

After a long, long day of travel - from Honolulu to JFK to CT to MA- the Peach Room was like an oasis for a weary visitor!! Gorgeous furnishings with all the right touches and a breakfast to die for made us want to stay longer. Hint--don't pass up the stuffed blueberry French toast or the "flop-over"!! Bathroom was tiny, but to be expected in this sort of old New England home. Next time we will be sure to put aside a few days to more fully enjoy this beautiful B&B and the surrounding area. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

A long trip back to NH turned into a delight with a night at the Red Maple Inn! Absolutely lovely and full of historical charm, the Inn is impeccably and lovingly run by John & Shari. They and their cuddly dog, Bella, could not have made us feel more welcomed in their home! We were lucky to stay in the lovely Rose Room, a quiet room on the back with a wonderfully comfortable bed. Breakfast was a gourmet treat served by John, from the yummy muffins to the omelet and crepe-like "flopover." I was so glad to finally be able to visit this Inn, and hopefully will pass that way again!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Red Maple Inn

Address: 217 Main St, Spencer, MA 01562-1739
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Spencer
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Spencer
Price Range: £89 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2007 Yankee Magazine "Editors' Choice", 2006 Boston Globe "Each time you enter a room you're dazzled anew by the charmingly over-the-top decor." The Red Maple Inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built circa 1780, features six deluxe guest accommodations, decorator touches, luxurious bedding, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, color cable television with DVD players, 1000+ title DVD Library and complimentary Wi-Fi. Gourmet breakfast, Wine Cellar and Fine Dining. Cooking classes and Classic Film classes. ... more   less 

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