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Breakfast At The Inn

The rich scent of the Inn's own blend of organic coffee, fine teas brewing and enticing scents from the kitchen mingle in joyful greeting as you join the convivial common table for an ample, multi-course breakfast. Find your seat and enjoy the daily offering of our succulent, seasonal fruit dishes or head straight for the popular Hawthorne Inn Homemade Granola, topped off with a generous dollop of yogurt. Save room for the Innkeepers' Choice of a daily hot entrée along with a variety of wholesome fresh-baked goods, specialty jams and aged cheeses that offer themselves up to satisfy your desires.

You will begin your Breakfast with the Innkeeper's choice of Fresh Fruits prepared in a variety of ways. Such as:

  • Marilyn's own hot Peach & Plum Nutty Fruit-Crisp, topped with Mascarpone. [This is a late summer delight made from local produce.]
  • Gregory's unique Cold Spiced-Cherry Soup, served with a dollop of Sour Cream.
  • Hawthorne Inn's Award-Winning "Hickory-Dickory-Bosc"; Bosc Pears poached in Hickory Syrup, aromatic spices and a garnish of reduced Raspberries.
  • Chilled Fresh Local-Berry Cup with layers of color; Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Cherries [as seasonally available] offered with Whipped-cream or Fruit Yogurt.
  • Tropical Fresh Fruit Cup; Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Banana, Oranges, Pomegranate and Kiwi soaked in juice.
  • Melon Plate; thinly sliced Catawba, Honeydew, Cantaloupe and Watermelon [especially nice in Summer when the melons are straight from our local Organic Farm]
  • Baked Stuffed Apples, an Autumn Specialty, hot from the oven, served with cold heavy-cream. [We hand-pick a variety of apples at local orchards from Labor Day through the season]
  • And, with simplicity, sweet Grapefruit Half, topped with a kiwi slice and cherry to add color on a Winter's morn.

As fruit preparations change daily so too the tasty Hot Entree offering, often prepared on our 50-year old double-oven Vulcan Stove.

  • Omelets Cooked in Herb Butter:
    Pepper & Mushroom Omelets mixing a variety of Red, Yellow, Orange & Green Peppers and Shitake, Portabello, Enoki, and White Button mushrooms.
    Crabmeat & Avocado Omelets: Cheeses added may include a mixture of Cheddar, Jack, Parmesan, Goat or Brie.
  • Scramblers:
    Super light, whipped Eggs gently sautéed with Lox or Veggies.
  • Poached Eggs:
    Served with our own Hollandaise Sauce on a toasted English Muffin
  • Fried Eggs:
    Simple is sometimes better, Over easy or Sunnyside up

Our key to excellent Omelets, Scramblers or Fried Eggs is gently cook them in a butter prepared with fresh herbs:
thyme, rosemary, oregano, chives, parsley.

  • Quiche:
  • Frittata: Spicy & Cheesy with lots of sautéed vegetables and a hint of Salsa.
  • Buttermilk Waffles
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Croissant French-Toast

Our Waffles, Pancakes and French-Toast are garnished with Homemade-sauces made from the reduced fruit of Banana, Raspberry, Mango, Peach, Plum, Blueberry, Strawberry and/or Cheery. Always topped with 100% Pure New England Maple Syrup!

Afternoon and Evening Snacks & Beverages

  • Chinese Chews
    This is Marilyn's Family Recipe; being 100% Slavic, something must have been lost in the name translation!
    You'll be covered in Confectionary sugar as you eat these Date/Walnut treats.
  • Brownies
    Gooey with lots of Coconut and Nuts
  • Cookies
    Homemade Oatmeal with Chocolate Chip and Walnuts
    Italian: from the local Italian Bakery: variety of colorful cookies including Biscotti and Macaroons
  • Teas: A selection of 30 plus Herbal and Caffeinated teas to choose from.
  • Coffee: our own Hawthorne Inn blends.
  • Cider: Spiced hot or cold [Seasonal]
  • Fruit-Juice Punch: Orange mixed with Concord Grape, Pomegranate or Cranberry

Please see our Recipe section for the Inn's Specialties


See our Specials page for current Packages and Last-Minute Room Sales.

A list of Museums on the Innkeepers' Journal

See the calendar of current local events.

Hawthorne Inn Tops the List: "Best Inns and B&Bs"

Boston Magazine
Best of Boston Awards announced. Hawthorne Inn designated, "Best Place To Stay".

November-December 2013
Yankee Magazine
Inn designated as,"nationally renowned"

August 2013
Victorian Homes Magazine
Hawthorne Inn recognized, "5 Best Historic B&Bs in the US"

September 2010
Inn featured on ABC Boston's popular Chronicle show.

October 2010
Hartford Magazine
"Autumn Pleasures" article names Hawthorne as only place to stay in Massachusetts.

May 2008
The Inn was featured in the May 2008 edition of Yankee Magazine.

January 2010
The Inn was featured in the Boston Globe Style section.

The 10 Best Inns of New England
Forbes Magazine has recognized The Hawthorne Inn: "The 10 Best Inns of New England."

October 2008
Sky, our friendly Inn dog, is the star performer in a filmed tour of scenic Concord. Join her for a romp through history.

November 2008
South Korean Public T.V.
Filmed at the Hawthorne Inn with extensive interviews with the Innkeepers.Chosen for its beauty and interest the Inn will be featured on a popular travel show investigating American Culture.

August 2008
American Historic Inns
The Innkeepers have been recognized for their years of Innkeeping experience. Gregory and Marilyn will be honored on the cover-page of the next edition of the American Historic Inns Guidebook.

Norm Abrams
Of This Old House filmed at the Hawthorne Inn a special project public service film outlining safe renovation techniques.

June 2007
1000 Places to See
The Hawthorne Inn has been included in the book "1000 Places To See in the USA and Canada Before You Die", inspiration for the reality show on the Travel Channel.

May 2007
Quilts Japan
The Innkeeper's quilts were featured in the acclaimed magazine, Quilts Japan. Marilyn's skill as a quilter was on display with a short photo-essay that highlighted three of her quilts.

April 2007
"The Inn-Credible Breakfast Cook-Off", designed to recognize the best "Inn" breakfast in America, has crowned the Hawthorne Inn a winnwer for Best Breakfast Side-dish for our original "Hickory-Dickory Bosc", pears in hickory syrup.

April 2007
The Japanese Arts magazine BUN 2 featured the Innkeeper's sculptural works. Gregory was also on the cover photo showing him carving stone.