Love Staying at Historic New England Inns? Try Concord's Colonial
Inn in Concord, Massachusetts
Concord's Colonial Inn, Concord, Massachusetts.
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Concord's Colonial Inn, in Concord, Massachusetts, is like
the architectural version of Uncle Sam, all decked out in red, white
and blue patriotic, colonial glory.
The all-American look makes a lot of sense, given that Concord and
neighboring Lexington were the locations for the first military
engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The Colonial Inn's
history is quite fascinating. One of the inn's original buildings was
once used, in 1775, for arms and provisions while from 1835-1837, famed
author Henry David Thorough lived here before moving to Walden
An inn since 1889, Concord's Colonial Inn, today, is not only a
charming inn and restaurant (with wonderful Yankee fare like New
England clam chowder, chicken pot pie, and Yankee pot roast), but also
a visual centerpiece at Monument Square town
common (a key site in the American Revolutionary War) in the
heart of historic, attractive downtown Concord.
Civil War monument with historic homes in the background at
Monument Square in Concord, Massachusetts.
Concord's Colonial walk is also just a few minute's walk to the Old
North Bridge -- a famous historical site in the Battle of
-- as well as within close proximity of several other Concord attractions and restaurants.
Old North Bridge in Concord.
But wait, that's not all. Famous, scenic Walden Pond -- best known as the home of Henry David Thoreau -- resides within walking distance of Concord's Colonial Inn (about a 25-minute walk). It's one of the most beautiful, easily accessible ponds in New England. Summer swimming at the beach, the 45-walk around the pond and non-motorized boating are amongst the most popular activities. Be sure to also check out the Visitor's Center across the street from Walden Pond for any questions you might have, as well as the replica of Thoreau’s single-room cabin located about halfway around the pond.
Walden Pond at Walden Woods in Concord.
Surprise! You are also only located a half hour from Boston,
one of America's greatest cities to visit...
Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston.
Back to the Inn...the exterior of Concord's Colonial Inn features a
front porch, used today, for rest and
relaxation, as well as a place to eat and drink while soaking in the
surrounding Colonial ambiance in the form of old buildings and homes.
Inside, the feeling is pure colonial, with a post and beam look, a mix
of quaint large and small rooms with plenty of unique "nooks and
crannies" to create an almost maze-like feeling -- it's quite
easy to get turned around.
Each season brings a special personality to the Inn, including fall...
Fall at Concord's Colonial Inn.
For those in fear of staying at charming inns that happen to be falling
apart, have no fear: Concord's Colonial Inn has constantly
upgraded its building, while somehow keeping the colonial look fully
intact -- a "revolutionary" concept, no doubt! This is truly one of
Massachusetts' most beautiful inns -- surely not to be missed when
staying in the Concord, Lexington, Boston area.
Concord's Colonial Inn is located at
48 Monument Square, Concord, Mass. Tel. (978) 369-2373.
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A wide view of Concord's Colonial Inn.
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