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Our Guestrooms

click here for inn specials The Hawthorne Inn offers the comfort of seven vibrant guestrooms that abound in a refreshing mix of original artworks, antique furnishings, poetry books and decorative items of interest. Guest accommodations offer Wireless Internet, DVD-CD player, iron, hair dryer, in season air-conditioning, bottled water, snacks, bathrobes and a private bath replete with abundant toiletries. Our overnight guests also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and a welcoming coffee / tea tray at check-in.

Lodging Rates vary with Demand by Season, Length of Stay and Number of Guests. Call for our latest Postings, Specials and Corporate Rates.

Emerson Room / Four-Poster Queen Bed
Gas-log Fireplace and Bubble-Jet Tub

$229 - $359 Seasonal Variation

Emerson Room Pull the overstuffed armchair close to the flickering flame of your private gas-log fireplace, peruse a copy of Emerson‘s Essays and let the evening drift by in warmth and reverie. From this ground-floor guestroom you can gaze through the bay window to witness the setting sun glorify an aged tree, planted by Bronson Alcott’s own hand, or study the intricate outline of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s home that stands directly across the roadway.
Emerson Room

The Emerson room is appointed with a Pineapple Four-poster Queen bed, room-size Oriental rug, Eastlake loveseat and Asian and American antique side tables. The colorful striped wallpaper and balloon curtains convey the design sensibility of the 19th century and compliment the variety of artwork on display that include antique ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige, Kunisada, Takeuchi and Hokusai, Indonesian bas-relief of birds and flowers and a decorative fireplace mantle, hand-carved by the Innkeeper. A doily, made by Margaret Sydney [author of Five Little Peppers], is displayed above the claw foot desk. An ample bathroom with cherry-wood floor provides a pedestal sink and Kohler Bubble-Jet bathtub.

Sleepy Hollow Room / Canopy Double Bed

$149 - $279 Seasonal Variation

Sleepy Hollow Room A radiance brushes the skylight and bathes your west-facing guestroom in a natural glow, highlighting the peach tint of flowered wallpaper and formal green swag curtains, as you rest from a day’s activities and sink into the down-stuffed Henronden armchairs.

This cozy, ground-floor room is furnished with a [c.1820] Double Canopy bed made of tiger maple, Eastlake commode and a pair of Sheraton [c.1820-1830] bedside tables. You will be intrigued studying the artwork hung for your pleasure that include 19th century works by Toyokuni and Hiroshige, Indonesian wood carving and Balinese mask. Double windows look out over birdfeeders and quarter-acre field. Bathroom offers tub/shower and west-looking window.

Punkatasset Room / Canopy Queen Bed

$169 - $299 Seasonal Variation

Punkatasset Room Your eyes are pleased by the exciting contrast of subdued shadow and vibrant color. The play of sun through skylight washes the lace-draped iron and brass Canopy Queen bed, Italian glass lamps are lit from within and a marvelous red velvet Empire daybed calls you to lounge by the windows and smell the flowerbeds that lie beyond.

Punkatasset Room The stunning wallpaper of this ground-floor guestroom is the perfect backdrop to showcase fine furnishings. Here you will enjoy Empire and Sheraton [c.1830-1840] bedside tables, a museum quality [c.1740] George III handkerchief table, Empire side-chair, a rare [c.1870] Stevensograph from Hangchow, a framed example of the “Forbidden Stitch” and a lovely Ukiyo-e diptych, by Toyokuni, dated 1857. An intimate bathroom with walk-in shower shows a bold stroke of color and is hung with original artwork.

Musketaquid Room / Canopy Queen Bed

$189 - $299 Seasonal Variation

Musketquid Room Sunrise filters through a sieve of ancient maple boughs and breaches the bay window sill; a new morning embraces you. The flood of warmth charges the room with a glow of burnt umber, sienna and rust as walls and carpets and the burnished wood of antiques awaken.
Musketquid Room

The second-floor Musketaquid room offers respite upon a Reed-post Queen Canopy bed that is flanked by black and gold Chinese lacquer cabinets. Beside the Victorian [c.1860] marble-top, walnut table you will find a leather armchair for reflective moments studying the wall decorations: Balinese screen mirror, hand-stitched panel depicting koi and woodblock prints [c.1840] by Eisen and Kunisada. The drop-front paneled desk [c.1840] offers workspace and a leaded-glass window ushers light into the agreeably cozy bathroom with walk-in shower.

Alcott Room / Canopy Queen Bed

$229 - $349 Seasonal Variation

Alcott Room
Double entry doors add privacy to your airy corner retreat where you may find the Rice-post Canopy Queen bed as inviting as the sweeping view from the bay window. Take your ease upon the intricately in-laid fruitwood settee and give thanks for the treasures that you hold in your heart.

Alcott Room A Victorian butternut bureau [c.1850]. Rococo Revival slipper chair and an elaborate ball and spool table [c.1860] are reflected in the full-length mirror against a backdrop of delicately flowered wallpaper in this second floor guestroom. Look out your window and see the Alcott/ Hawthorne home or contemplate the objects d’art in the display cabinet. Your attention may be drawn by the varied framed art works that include an original brush painting by Kagetashi [c.1930], ukiyo-e print by Toyokuni I [c.1810], and 19th century bird prints from the USGA Survey. Tiled bathroom offers pedestal sink and tub/shower accented with a hand-made batik shower curtain.

Walden Room / Canopy Queen Bed

$189 - $299 Seasonal Variation

Lace subdued windows open through flowering-vine impressed black wallpaper, Chinese-red walls create a counter point below the white painted chair-rail, and you relax in a pair of Renaissance Revival chairs sharing memories of your journey. Walden Room

A sense of security permeates this second floor guestroom enhanced by the solid forms of antique furnishings. Appointments include a Captain’s Davenport desk made of walnut [c.1870], English Georgian cock-bead chest [c.1800], pair of Chinese hand-painted lacquer cabinets and 19th century ukiyo-e woodblock print by Kunisada. The color scheme continues in the L- shaped bathroom that features tub/shower, fir floor and Chinese grass paintings.

Concord Room / Four-Poster Queen Bed

$189 - $329 Seasonal Variation

Concord Room Texture and color playfully commingle to amuse you in this Folk-art filled guestroom, where teal walls sprout hand-crafted decorations and grapevines entwine the carved posts of your Queen bed.

Concord Room A Swiss armoire [c.1860] painted with Nature’s inspiration, a Larkin desk holding an unfinished journal, the platform rocker from generations past, and the quiet of a moonlit night invites your repose. The second-floor Concord room offers a foldout bed, for an extra overnight guest, and provides a tiled bathroom with walk-in shower

Breakfast Is Served

Concord Room The rich scent of the Inn’s own blend of organic coffee, fine teas brewing and warm muffins mingle in joyful greeting as you join the convivial common table for an ample breakfast. Find your place, set with hand-painted Dedham pottery, and enjoy the daily offering of succulent, seasonal fruit. You may choose to head straight for the popular Hawthorne Inn homemade granola, topped-off with a generous dollop of yogurt, before exploring the variety of wholesome fresh-baked goods, specialty jams and aged cheeses that offer themselves up to satisfy your desires.

Concord Room Something to sate a variety of tastes is offered daily and may include Marilyn’s hot and nutty Fruit-Crisp topped with mascarpone, chilled Fresh-fruit Cup, Gregory’s Cold Cherry Soup or our Award Winning Hickory-Dickory-Bosc (poached pear with hickory syrup). Homemade treats and the yield of niche bakeries contend for your attention, including wholesome Caraway-Rye, Pumpernickel, Harvest and Pepper Jack breads. Or richer items like: Currant or Cinnamon Scones, Coffee Cake laced with spices and nuts, hot Gingerbread or buttery Croissants. Regional and imported cheeses, boiled eggs, yogurt and cereal round out the morning repast.

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.