My 14-year-old daughter and I stayed at the Hawthorne Inn in October 2012. We were going to be driving around New England for a week and started our trip with two nights at the Hawthorne Inn. It was the perfect start to our visit!
The whole thing was magical...and serendipitous - the warm welcome in the charming parlor with tea and scones; the quirky decor; the fabulous home-made breakfasts; amazing company and conversation at the dining table; and best of all the owners, Marilyn and Gregory, who are interesting, warm, hospitable, and also seem to attract the most interesting guests.
When we booked, I wasn't too keen on having to sit around a breakfast table with strangers and thought it might be awkward. But Sunday breakfast at the Hawthorne turned out to be the highlight of our stay in Concord. Marilyn and Gregory drifted in and out with the most delicious breakfast. And the guests were all special - my daughter and I ended up making friends over breakfast with whom we stayed in touch after we left! My daughter was enchanted by the owners' dogs, Pashka and Sky.
We happen to be back in New England in December and are going back to the inn because we couldn't think of any other place in this area that we'd like to be on Christmas day!
The inn is well located - opposite Nathaniel Hawthorne's and Louisa May Alcott's house and a short and scenic walk from the town center.
For us, the Hawthorne Inn has been a rare find!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hawthorne Inn. We are a boutique bed & breakfast situated on Concord’s historic mile, just steps away from the heart of American Literary and Revolutionary history; on land once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The property was built in the 1860’s and has been functioning as a bed and breakfast for more than 40 years. Inspired by design and elegance, the Inn has recently been fully renovated to incorporate 7 luxury guest rooms and ample shared public spaces to create a truly unique experience for our guests. We offer the perfect balance of elegance, charm and privacy whilst still being within walking distance of Concord’s Historic Center, the Old North Bridge, the homes of Concord’s most famous writers and the Minuteman National Park. We aim to offer a luxury and unique all season experience to our guests whether they are tourists visiting for the spring/summer/fall season or business guests visiting many of the multi-national corporations located in the area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hawthorne Hotel Concord