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A “Fairy Tale Inn” Review

Autumn, 2010


I’m from a big city, where all you do is work and move at a 100 mph pace.  But I’m constantly getting lost in my imagination, and to me, Hawthorne Inn has been the living definition of a Fairy Tale.  Even this book I hold in my hands, has entries that date back 9 whole years, is a little piece of magic.  I’m staying here only one night, but I wish I could stay for weeks.  The coziness is enveloping, the history overwhelming, the beauty dazzling.  I’d like to think everyone who’s been here felt as I do.

Isn’t Hawthorne just a little piece of magic?  Definitely a perfect setting for a fairy tale.  Perhaps I shall find a frog outside tomorrow and kiss it into a prince.  The beauty here makes it seem possible.

            Keep making dreams come True. 

                                                                        S.E.  Age 13

We have welcomed visitors from many lands.


All checked Countries represent the various homelands of our guests throughout the years..

We have drawn visitors from these many diverse countries for they travel to us as tourists, lecturers,   parents of college and prep school students, those on business and Diplomats.

Our Historic Concord, along with its proximity to Cambridge and Boston, has allowed us an amazing glimpse into the lives and the cultures of others.

We have been truly Blessed!

We have thus far hosted guests from 113 Countries with 83 to go.

Our goal is to have all countries represented!


 Abkhazia – Republic of Abkhazia[5]

 Afghanistan – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Akrotiri and Dhekelia – Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK overseas territory)

 Åland – Åland Islands (Autonomous province of Finland)

ü       Albania – Republic of Albania

 Algeria – People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

 American Samoa – Territory of American Samoa (US territory)

 Andorra – Principality of Andorra

 Angola – Republic of Angola

 Anguilla (UK overseas territory)

ü       Antigua and Barbuda

ü       Argentina – Argentine Republic[11]

ü       Armenia – Republic of Armenia

ü       Aruba (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Ascension Island (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)

ü       Australia – Commonwealth of Australia

ü       Austria – Republic of Austria

 Azerbaijan – Republic of Azerbaijan[12]


ü       Bahamas, The – Commonwealth of The Bahamas

ü       Bahrain – Kingdom of Bahrain

 Bangladesh – People’s Republic of Bangladesh

ü       Barbados

ü       Belarus – Republic of Belarus

ü       Belgium – Kingdom of Belgium

ü       Belize

 Benin – Republic of Benin

ü       Bermuda (UK overseas territory)

ü       Bhutan – Kingdom of Bhutan

ü       Bolivia – Republic of Bolivia

ü       Bosnia and Herzegovina[13]

 Botswana – Republic of Botswana

ü       Brazil – Federative Republic of Brazil

 Brunei – Negara Brunei Darussalam

ü       Bulgaria – Republic of Bulgaria

 Burkina Faso

 Burma – Union of Myanmar

 Burundi – Republic of Burundi


ü       Cambodia – Kingdom of Cambodia

 Cameroon – Republic of Cameroon

ü       Canada[14]

ü       Cape Verde – Republic of Cape Verde

 Cayman Islands (UK overseas territory)

 Central African Republic[15]

 Chad – Republic of Chad

ü       Chile – Republic of Chile

ü       China – People’s Republic of China[16]

For “China, Republic of”, see Taiwan

 Christmas Island – Territory of Christmas Island (Australian overseas territory)

 Cocos (Keeling) Islands – Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australian overseas territory)

ü       Colombia – Republic of Colombia

 Comoros – Union of the Comoros

 Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo[17]

 Congo – Republic of the Congo[18]

 Cook Islands (Associated state of New Zealand)

ü       Costa Rica – Republic of Costa Rica

 Côte d’Ivoire – Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

 Croatia – Republic of Croatia

ü       Cuba – Republic of Cuba

ü       Cyprus – Republic of Cyprus[19]

ü       Czech Republic[20]


ü       Denmark – Kingdom of Denmark

For “Dhekelia”, see Akrotiri and Dhekelia

 Djibouti – Republic of Djibouti

 Dominica – Commonwealth of Dominica

ü       Dominican Republic


 East Timor – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

ü       Ecuador – Republic of Ecuador

ü       Egypt – Arab Republic of Egypt

ü       El Salvador – Republic of El Salvador

 Equatorial Guinea – Republic of Equatorial Guinea

ü       Eritrea – State of Eritrea

 Estonia – Republic of Estonia

ü       Ethiopia – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


 Falkland Islands (UK overseas territory)[21]

 Faroe Islands (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)

 Fiji – Republic of the Fiji Islands

ü       Finland – Republic of Finland

ü       France – French Republic

 French Polynesia (French overseas collectivity)


 Gabon – Gabonese Republic

 Gambia, The – Republic of The Gambia

ü       Georgia[22]

ü       Germany – Federal Republic of Germany

ü       Ghana – Republic of Ghana

ü       Gibraltar (UK overseas territory)

ü       Greece – Hellenic Republic

 Greenland (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)

ü       Grenada

ü       Guam – Territory of Guam (US organized territory)

ü       Guatemala – Republic of Guatemala

 Guernsey – Bailiwick of Guernsey (British Crown dependency)[23]

 Guinea – Republic of Guinea

 Guinea-Bissau – Republic of Guinea-Bissau

 Guyana – Co-operative Republic of Guyana


ü       Haiti – Republic of Haiti

ü       Honduras – Republic of Honduras

ü       Hong Kong – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)[24]

ü       Hungary – Republic of Hungary


ü       Iceland – Republic of Iceland

ü       India – Republic of India

ü       Indonesia – Republic of Indonesia

ü       Iran – Islamic Republic of Iran

ü       Iraq – Republic of Iraq

ü       Ireland – Ireland[25]

ü       Isle of Man (British Crown dependency)

ü       Israel – State of Israel

ü       Italy – Italian Republic

For “Ivory Coast”, see Côte d’Ivoire


ü       Jamaica

ü       Japan

 Jersey – Bailiwick of Jersey (British Crown dependency)

ü       Jordan – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


 Kazakhstan – Republic of Kazakhstan

ü       Kenya – Republic of Kenya

 Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati

 Korea, North – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea[26]

ü       Korea, South – Republic of Korea[27]

 Kosovo – Republic of Kosovo[3]

ü       Kuwait – State of Kuwait

 Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz Republic[28]


 Laos – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

ü       Latvia – Republic of Latvia

ü       Lebanon – Republic of Lebanon

 Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho

 Liberia – Republic of Liberia

 Libya – Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

ü       Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein

ü       Lithuania – Republic of Lithuania

ü       Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


 Macao – Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)[29]

 Macedonia – Republic of Macedonia[30]

 Madagascar – Republic of Madagascar

 Malawi – Republic of Malawi

ü       Malaysia

 Maldives – Republic of Maldives

 Mali – Republic of Mali

       x       Malta – Republic of Malta

ü       Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands

 Mauritania – Islamic Republic of Mauritania

 Mauritius – Republic of Mauritius

 Mayotte – Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French overseas collectivity)

ü       Mexico – United Mexican States

 Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia

 Moldova – Republic of Moldova[31]

ü       Monaco – Principality of Monaco

 Mongolia – Republic of Mongolia

 Montenegro – Republic of Montenegro

 Montserrat (UK overseas territory)

ü       Morocco – Kingdom of Morocco[32]

 Mozambique – Republic of Mozambique

For “Myanmar”, see Burma


 Nagorno-Karabakh – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic[6]

 Namibia – Republic of Namibia

 Nauru – Republic of Nauru

ü       Nepal – State of Nepal

ü       Netherlands – Kingdom of the Netherlands[33]

ü       Netherlands Antilles (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

 New Caledonia – Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (French community sui generis)

ü       New Zealand

ü       Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua

 Niger – Republic of Niger

 Nigeria – Federal Republic of Nigeria

 Niue (Associated state of New Zealand)

 Norfolk Island – Territory of Norfolk Island (Australian overseas territory)

 Northern Cyprus – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus[4]

 Northern Mariana Islands – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (US commonwealth)

For “North Korea”, see Korea, North

ü       Norway – Kingdom of Norway


ü       Oman – Sultanate of Oman


ü       Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan

 Palau – Republic of Palau

 Palestine – Palestinian Territories[34]

ü       Panama – Republic of Panama

 Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea

 Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay

For “People’s Republic of China”, see China

ü       Peru – Republic of Peru

ü       Philippines – Republic of the Philippines

 Pitcairn Islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands (UK overseas territory)

ü       Poland – Republic of Poland

ü       Portugal – Portuguese Republic

For “Pridnestrovie”, see Transnistria

ü       Puerto Rico – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (US commonwealth)


         x     Qatar – State of Qatar


ü       Romania

ü       Russia – Russian Federation

 Rwanda – Republic of Rwanda


 Saint Barthélemy – Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy (French overseas collectivity)

 Saint Helena (UK overseas territory)

ü       Saint Kitts and Nevis – Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Martin – Collectivity of Saint Martin (French overseas collectivity)

 Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French overseas collectivity)

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 Samoa – Independent State of Samoa

 San Marino – Most Serene Republic of San Marino

 São Tomé and Príncipe – Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

ü       Saudi Arabia – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 Senegal – Republic of Senegal

 Serbia – Republic of Serbia[35]

 Seychelles – Republic of Seychelles

 Sierra Leone – Republic of Sierra Leone

ü       Singapore – Republic of Singapore

ü       Slovakia – Slovak Republic

 Slovenia – Republic of Slovenia

 Solomon Islands

 Somalia[36] – Somali Republic

 Somaliland – Republic of Somaliland[8]

ü       South Africa – Republic of South Africa

For “South Korea”, see Korea, South

 South Ossetia – Republic of South Ossetia[9]

ü       Spain – Kingdom of Spain

 Sri Lanka – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

 Sudan – Republic of the Sudan

 Suriname – Republic of Suriname

 Svalbard (Territory of Norway)[37]

 Swaziland – Kingdom of Swaziland

ü       Sweden – Kingdom of Sweden

ü       Switzerland – Swiss Confederation

 Syria – Syrian Arab Republic


        x      Taiwan – Republic of China [38]

 Tajikistan – Republic of Tajikistan

 Tanzania – United Republic of Tanzania

ü       Thailand – Kingdom of Thailand

For “Timor-Leste”, see East Timor

 Togo – Togolese Republic

 Tokelau (Overseas territory of New Zealand)

 Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga

 Transnistria – Transnistrian Moldovan Republic[7]

 Trinidad and Tobago – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

 Tristan da Cunha (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)

 Tunisia – Tunisian Republic

ü       Turkey – Republic of Turkey


 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK overseas territory)



 Uganda – Republic of Uganda

ü       Ukraine

ü       United Arab Emirates

ü       United Kingdom – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ü       United States – United States of America

 Uruguay – Eastern Republic of Uruguay

 Uzbekistan – Republic of Uzbekistan


 Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu

 Vatican City – State of the Vatican City[39]

ü       Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

ü       Vietnam – Socialist Republic of Vietnam

ü       Virgin Islands, British – British Virgin Islands (UK overseas territory)

ü       Virgin Islands, United States – United States Virgin Islands (US organized territory)


 Wallis and Futuna – Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (French overseas collectivity)

 Western Sahara – Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic[40]


 Yemen – Republic of Yemen


For “Zaire”, see Democratic Republic of the Congo

 Zambia – Republic of Zambia

 Zimbabwe – Republic of Zimbabwe