If you ever find yourself in New England’s charming town of Concord, MA, I highly recommend a stop at the historic Colonial Inn located on the town common, or better known as Monument Square. Here you will find gracious, warm and welcoming hospitality. The inn has been in service for nearly three centuries with the main building constructed as a private residence in 1716. I love history and the Colonial Inn is overflowing with just that.
Our family recently dined at the Colonial Inn for our Thanksgiving celebration. This was not our first visit as we have dined at the inn many times over the years and plan to return in the years to come. Each visit I seem to learn something new about its history and as always, I very much enjoy their cuisine.
Concord’s Colonial Inn is the perfect destination for either leisure or business travel and is located just 20 miles from downtown Boston. There is something for every taste at the inn. With 56 spacious, unique rooms and suites in four distinct areas. No two rooms are alike and many of the rooms boast hardwood floors, exposed beams and period details along with modern conveniences such as private bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen HD TVs. The inn is said to be haunted and we heard that many visitors come each year seeking information about the ghostly occurrences at the property.
The inn also has award-winning restaurants, and six rooms for meetings and events. Merchant’s Row, where we have dined for special occasions, is a beautiful restaurant that is refined but not formal. Its ambience, menu and charm make this lovely restaurant a perfect place to host parties or enjoy a meal with good friends. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and reservations are recommended for all meals except breakfast.
You may also choose from three additional unique dining spaces – the Liberty Room, the Tap Room, and the Village Forge Tavern, as well as seasonal patio dining, weather permitting. Fresh seafood is a hallmark of the historic inn as is their Sunday brunch. Al fresco dining is offered seasonally and afternoon tea is served daily. We have dined in all the rooms at the inn and have been very happy with not only the food, but with the friendly service as well.
Do you enjoy history and fine dining? I highly recommend a visit to the Colonial Inn in Concord, MA.