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A Fun-Filled Girls’ Trip near Boston, MA

February 1, 2022 11:13 am

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Two women hold up peace signs from their car, on the way to their girl's trip to Concord, near Boston, MA.Summer is a great time to get away from the city with your gal pals! Boston can get crowded during the warmer months as tourists start arriving, so a girls’ trip to a nearby town is always a great option! Historic Concord, MA, is located around 30 minutes outside the city and just the destination for you. Get away to this quaint corner of New England for an extended weekend or two this summer. 

Concord’s Colonial Inn has the perfect accommodations to host your girls’ trip participants. Our tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites will serve as a home base where you can retreat after a day around Concord. We cannot wait to host you and your girlfriends! Keep reading for more information on this fun girls’ trip near Boston, MA—

Ideal Girls’ Trip Itinerary outside Boston || Concord, MA 

You’ve already got your Concord hotel all situated, so let’s explore the many other great itinerary activities to enjoy during your girls’ trip from Boston. There’s an abundance of things to do in Concord, from museum outings to historic landmark visits. We’ve curated a lovely selection below: 

Where to Eat

What to Do 

Get away from the hustle and bustle with your favorite gals this summer during a fun girls’ trip near Boston to Concord. Book your tasteful accommodations at Concord’s Colonial Inn online today!

Treat Your Partner to A Romantic MA Stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn

January 1, 2022 12:52 pm

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The romantic MA lodging Concord's Colonial Inn can be seen, decorated in floral and patriotic dressings.

Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, and there is no better time to escape to Concord, MA, for a lovely romantic stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn. Treat your partner to a dreamy reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the big city, heading to this historic town located just 20 miles from downtown Boston. Our location makes us the perfect weekend getaway destination, full of quaint charm and rich history. Memories will certainly be made! 

During your romantic MA stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn, you’ll fall in love with our small town that has been the center of so much American history. History buffs or not, you and yours will have a great time exploring all that makes Concord, MA so special! Our guest rooms are modern reminders of the olden days, filled with unique decor and convenient amenities. 

Let’s explore all that our great inn and town has to offer those visiting on a romantic MA getaway—

Fall Head over Heels in Romantic Concord, MA 

No romantic MA getaway is complete without wonderful, stylish accommodations. Fortunately, Concord’s Colonial Inn is filled with guest rooms and suites, thoughtfully decorated and filled with modern amenities. You have your choice of staying in the historic Main Inn, spacious cottages, or in the modernized Prescott Wing. There is something for every type of couple! Relax with your significant other and watch a movie on your room’s HD flat-screen television or soak in the private bathroom. Did we mention that Concord’s Colonial Inn is now pet-friendly? Take your romantic getaway to the next level by bringing your beloved pup along for the journey. 

After spending your morning lounging around your polished guest room, your appetite will undoubtedly need to be quelled, and the Colonial Inn’s two on-site restaurants have just the dishes for you! Liberty serves great American cuisine and also features the Village Forge Tavern. Merchant’s Row offers the opportunity for refined dining, perfect for date night. Reservations are accepted at both restaurants for indoor dining and are highly encouraged. 

There are so many year-round activities and entertainment, with many available during the Valentine’s Day season. Check our regularly updated blog page for the best area attractions.  

Book your romantic MA stay with Concord’s Colonial Inn online today!

Have an A-Moo-Sing Time at These Farms in Concord, MA

December 23, 2021 10:42 am

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A farmer stands with a cow, milk pail in the forefront, at one of the farms in Concord, MA.


When you first think of Concord, MA, our dynamic and rich history and national land are probably on your mind’s forefront. You may even believe we are only a vacation destination for history buffs. However, in addition to our incredible standing in American history, there are so many other things that attract all kinds of visitors year after year—from unique confectionery shops to pet-friendly activities. There is a little bit of something for everyone! When you come into town, we recommend visiting the area farms in and around Concord, MA. It’s an incredible activity that’ll appeal to your whole family! 

Best Farms in and around Concord, MA

Concord, MA, has various active farms that pride themselves on growing, raising, and sharing some of the best produce, animals, and goods in the entire state. Many area restaurants curate delicious farm-to-table menus, highlighting the seasonal produce from these farms. Get outdoors and see where your food comes from! 

Stay near the Farms in Concord, MA

Concord’s Colonial Inn is a historic hotel that will place you near all the top farms in the area. Our 54 unique guestrooms boast wonderful amenities and gorgeous furnishings. Bask in all the colonial charm Concord, MA, has to offer you during your stay—book online today!

Tie the Knot At Concord’s Colonial Inn || Wedding Season

November 22, 2021 4:35 pm

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Groom and Bride cut a cake during their Concord Colonial Inn wedding. Only their hands and the cake can be seen.


Weddings are all about creating new memories with your spouse and beginning years and years of your very own unique history. Your rich familial history is about to begin and will follow you forever! There is no better place to pay homage to history than Concord’s Colonial Inn. When you tie the knot at Concord’s Colonial Inn, you’ll be saying “I do,” surrounded by over 300 years of living history. Established in 1716, our colonial inn is one of the most coveted historical landmarks in all of Concord, MA. Whether you and your partner are history buffs or you’re simply looking for a rustic wedding setting, we are your ideal wedding destination. Let’s explore what makes wedding season so special at Concord’s Colonial Inn—

A Wedding with a Nice Ring to It at Concord’s Colonial Inn

At Concord’s Colonial Inn, we believe that time-honored tradition paired with a personal yet professional touch of service sets our weddings and related celebrations apart from others. You can plan a small intimate wedding or an elaborate gala—whatever matches your style as a couple. We are here to help relieve the significant stressors of wedding planning, so make sure you check our wedding packages and catering menus or request more information online. Whatever your vision is, our talented event staff work with you to create your dream big day! 

In addition to wedding day celebrations, you also have the opportunity to host your showers, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more at Concord’s Colonial Inn—all set against a charming New England atmosphere. 

No matter how you choose to celebrate your first few newlywed moments, consider Concord’s Colonial Inn, where colonial charm meets modern comfort. Our inn has 56 one-of-a-kind accommodations for your guests, including a large honeymoon suite for the married couple! There is genuinely a little bit of something for everyone. Book your wedding stay with us online today!

5 Reasons Why Concord is the Best Massachusetts Winter Town

October 22, 2021 3:25 pm

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A snow covered bridge during the holiday season in Concord, MA.

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, but since we’ve nowhere to go—let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We all love that jolly tune by Dean Martin, but there is one thing Concord’s Colonial Inn would like to clear up one thing. You do have a place to go during the winter months—Concord, Massachusetts. Concord is the best winter town in all of Massachusetts. You will have the time of your life when you visit our lovely historic community this winter. Let’s dive a little deeper into the five reasons why Concord is the best Massachusetts winter town. 

Winter’s Greeting From Concord, MA

A History Lover’s Guide to Concord, MA

August 8, 2021 4:15 pm

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Concord Minuteman park

Concord, MA, is boasting full of significant American history. Folks come from all over the country to walk the trails, smell the smells, and see the sights that past generations also experienced hundreds of years ago. When you step foot into Concord, you are stepping into a history book. As you plan your history-filled vacation, make sure you reserve your accommodation at Concord’s Colonial Inn, a historic hotel that was established in 1716. Whether you are escaping from the bustle of Boston or coming in from out of state, we look forward to welcoming you as a guest. In preparation for your trip, read our history lover’s guide to all things Concord, MA. 

History Overflows in Concord, MA

Concord has graced many history books in schools all over America, as this quaint little town was the home to so many major historical events and figures. The beginning of the American Revolution began here and the legendary Minute Men fought countless battles. Today, you can trek through Minute Man National Historical Park. “The shot heard round the world” took place in the park, marking the battle for American independence, which began on April 19, 1775

Our illustrious town was also the home of several classic authors. You may have heard of a few of them: Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others. We recommend stopping by The Wayside, which served as a home for the Alcott family, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney. 

The Concord Visitor Center is the perfect place to start your historical tour through our lovely town. They offer a variety of educational walking tours. If you want to see collections of historical artifacts, head over to the Concord Museum

In short, there are so many wonderful things to see and do in order to feel connected to the history of Concord, MA. Stay within close proximity to many historical and literary sites when you book your stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn today!


Springtime Fun in Massachusetts

March 28, 2021 2:44 pm

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Spring is here, and so is the chance to discover some of the best that Massachusetts has to offer. Our landmark Colonial Inn is the ideal base for exploring the historic, culturally-rich town of Concord. Consider our brief list of some of the town’s popular attractions to ensure you get the most out of your spring vacation in Massachusetts.

Explore Historic Concord, Massachusetts, in Spring

Soak up Concord’s rich cultural history with a visit to some of the town’s most famous landmarks and attractions.

Springtime Escape to Concord, MA

Spring in Massachusetts is the perfect time for a relaxing getaway in charming Concord. You’re surrounded by a rich and fascinating history everywhere you turn, and a unique visit to our historic Colonial Inn will undeniably enrich your experience. Our landmark hotel dates back to 1716 and combines luxury and Colonial charm. We’re located close to the action in downtown Concord, MA, and we have 56 spacious rooms and suites to choose from. So, if you’re looking to book a vacation this spring in Massachusetts, please call our reservations team on 1-800-370-9200 or check our availability online.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Concord, MA

January 28, 2021 4:38 pm

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Tea is a big part of Massachusetts’ history, which is why when you’re on vacation here, you’re going to want to make your way to at least one tea room. Your visit just won’t be complete without making a stop for afternoon tea in Concord, MA. Enjoy the historic charm as you travel back in time to the era where tea and goodies were an everyday indulgence. The beautiful city of Concord, MA, is the perfect place to travel with friends and family, and the array of afternoon tea shops gives you plenty of teas to sample and enjoy. Learn about where you can get afternoon tea in Concord, MA below.

The Top 3 Places to Get Afternoon Tea in Concord, MA

When you stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn, you’re not far from all the best places to get afternoon tea in Concord, MA! In fact, you don’t even have to leave our beautiful hotel. But of course, you’ll want to get out and explore the city, so we’ll tell you about a few tea rooms just a couple of minutes away from us. Continue reading below to learn more.

Concord’s Colonial Inn

Whether you’re visiting in the summer or winter months, afternoon tea is the perfect thing to sip on year-round! After an afternoon of exploring and shopping, head back to our hotel to warm up or relax with a cup of assorted Fine English, Chinese, and Indian teas, as well as a variety of afternoon snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Merchant’s Row is our historic tearoom, where you can travel back in time while enjoying your tea and citrus-themed snacks, sandwiches, Caprese sandwiches, and macaroons.

Tea Forte

Tea Forte takes drinking tea to the next level, as this entire store is based solely around tea. They carry collections of tea based on things like wellbeing, warming joy, pumpkin spice, classics, chakras, and so much more! You’re bound to find a tea that you love, or maybe even your new favorite tea, and you can enjoy it for days to come if you choose to buy it. Tea Forte gives you the opportunity to not only taste different types of tea but also bring it home for you to enjoy.

Tous les Jours

Tous les Jours is one of the most phenomenal bakeries in the area that both visitors and locals love. Many would consider the entire experience five-star, and it’s another great place to enjoy some afternoon tea after exploring Concord, MA. Aside from a variety of teas to choose from, you can also enjoy tons of fresh-baked pastries, snacks, lattes, and so much more. It’s the perfect place to wind down before heading back to Concord’s Colonial Inn to relax before heading out for dinner.

The Best Concord, MA Hotel

Exterior Photo of Concord's Colonia, a Great Place for Afternoon Tea in Concord, MA.There’s no better place to stay in Concord, MA, than Concord’s Colonial Inn. Our beautiful and historic hotel gives you everything you’ll need for a successful and memorable vacation. You can enjoy some of the best afternoon tea in Concord, MA, here with us as we mentioned above, but you also have access to some of the most delicious restaurants in the area as well! You’re near all of the most fun things to do and see, and when you’re ready to wind down, our spacious and cozy guest rooms are here for you. Book with us online, or give us a call at 800-370-9200.

Concord’s Colonial Inn, Home to 2 Restaurants in Concord, MA

December 28, 2020 4:39 pm

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You get the best of both worlds when you stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn: a beautiful place to stay with easy access to some of the most prestigious restaurants in Concord, MA. If you’ve had an exhausting day exploring the city, there’s nothing better than taking a nap and then getting ready to go to dinner, but dinner is even better when it’s just a few steps away! Our unique restaurants are perfect for any vibe you’re going for – whether it’s a nice family meal, dinner with friends, or a romantic evening with your significant other, we are ready to host and prepare you mouth-watering appetizers and entrees. Below, we break down what makes our on-site eateries the best restaurants in Concord, MA. 

Enjoy the Best Restaurants in Concord, MA

Concord’s Colonial Inn is home to two amazing restaurants: Liberty and Merchant’s Row. Enjoy delicious cuisines amid a charming, unique atmosphere when you dine with us. Each is a great option for group or couples dining. Below, you can learn more about each restaurant and, eventually, have an amazing dining experience with us. Try one or the other—or both! We know that they are the best of the best when it comes to restaurants in Concord, MA.


At Liberty at Concord’s Colonial Inn, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you go to Liberty, you can choose where you want to dine – the Liberty Restaurant, the Tap Room, and the Village Forge Tavern. If the weather permits, you can enjoy your meal on the beautiful outdoor patio! Liberty delivers delicious and classic American cuisines, like chicken pot pie and charcuterie boards, and dining here also means you get to dine in some rich history. The Village Forge Tavern was once a storeroom for supplies during the Revolutionary War, and the Tap Room used to be Concord’s “men’s only” bar! So come and enjoy some fresh and savory food with us here at Liberty – you won’t regret it!

Merchant’s Row

Merchant Row’s sophisticated vibe is perfect for special occasions or a date night. The calm and relaxed atmosphere compliments the spacious and charming dining area that is home to over 300 years of history! If you’re looking for a fine bottle of wine to pair perfectly with your meal, then Merchant’s Row has you covered. Our creative menu includes fresh salads and delicious sandwiches and burgers and has brought people together for years – families, old friends, birthday parties, and special anniversary dinners. Come and experience exceptional dining with us at Merchant’s Row, just feet away from your guest suite at Concord’s Colonial Inn!

Our Charming Hotel in Concord, MA

Not only are our restaurants the best in Concord, MA, but our inn is also exceptional. Our beautiful and unique guest suites are the coziest places to come back to after a day of adventuring or a night out in the historic town. The charming and rustic vibe of our inn has plenty of history, as certain parts of it have been standing since 1716! Come enjoy both history and beauty when you stay with us at Concord’s Colonial Inn. To book one of our rooms, call 800-370-9200.

Visit the Distinctive Shops in Concord, MA

November 28, 2020 4:45 pm

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Photo of Two Window Shoppers Outside a Shop in Concord, MA.

The quaint, unique town of Concord, MA, is home to a bevy of eccentric shops that locals and visitors always enjoy. Each shop is a place where you can find gifts and trinkets – a way to remember your vacation to Concord, MA, or the perfect last-minute Christmas or birthday gift. The best shops in Concord, MA, are all near Concord’s Colonial Inn, one of the area’s favorite hotels. To learn more about where to go to get your shopping fix, continue reading!

The Top 3 Shops in Concord, MA

Shopping is never a bad way to spend an afternoon, especially when you’re with the girls or with your kids. Find unique clothing, gifts, jewelry, home decor, and so much more when you go shopping in Concord, MA. Below, we created a list of the three shops you’ll want to hit!

1. Irresistibles

Irresistibles is a unique store for women, with only 12 stores along the east coast. When you enter, you’ll be greeted with quality, well-designed women’s clothing, beautiful jewelry, and plenty of distinctive accessories to show off. Enjoy gorgeous fabrics like cashmere, fun and colorful shoes and sandals, and colorful sweaters, jackets, blouses, and more, depending on the season. It’s the perfect place to find new pieces to add to your wardrobe and wonderful gifts for family and friends. 

2. Revolutionary Concord

Revolutionary Concord is the place to go if you want to find the perfect souvenir. This local store, located in the heart of downtown Concord, MA, has an array of local art, American-made gifts, and local souvenirs. Browse through a variety of fun hats and scarves, exclusive jewelry, candles, holiday decor, and their very own collection of Simon Pearce Glass. There’s something for everyone at Revolutionary Concord, so make sure to stop by!

3. Joy Street Life + Home

At this unique gift boutique, you’ll find plenty of fun for kids as well as an array of customizable gifts, making each purchase special. In the shop, you’ll find items from over 100 companies – 20 New England based businesses, 45 women-owned businesses, and 10 Fair Tradelines. Create your own customizable jewelry and baby blankets, and find unique greeting cards, 3-D lollipops, and locally-made art kits for kids. If you’re looking for something unique, maybe you’ll like the solar-powered mason jar night lights and ZIP code pillows and mugs. Joy Street Life + Home might be one of the most unique stores in all of Concord, MA!

Concord’s Colonial, a Historic Hotel near Boston, MA

After your afternoon spent shopping in Concord, MA, head back to Concord’s Colonial Inn to relax before hitting the town at night. There’s plenty of reasons why visitors choose to stay with us, like our beautiful and cozy guest rooms and the multitude of restaurants at our inn. To book with us and be near all of the area’s best attractions, call 800-370-9200.