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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.

History in Concord, Massachusetts: 3 Historical Attractions

June 28, 2020 8:09 am

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If you’re an American history buff, you’re going to love your stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn. Pieces of history in Concord, Massachusetts, are abundant and can be found anywhere you go. So, while you’re considering things to do in Concord, take a look at some fascinating attractions from different parts of our nation’s past. 

Historic Concord Homes

Concord, Massachusetts, hosts a handful of historical homes from across time. Visit the houses your favorite philosophers and transcendentals, David Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, once lived. If you love the novel, Little Women, it’s only appropriate that you visit Lousia May Alcott’s Orchard House; there’s something heartwarming about being in the place where a beloved book was written. Learn the little known history about several Concord African American families who lived at the Robbins House and were able to work towards living independently and contributed to the antislavery movement. Plus, there are a few lesser-known historic homes in Concord, Massachusetts, for you to peruse. 

Revolutionary Grounds near Our Concord Hotel

Take a trip to some Revolutionary war grounds, like Old North Bridge at Minute Man National Historical Park. Trek the Concord: Battle Road Trail, which follows British Regulars and Militia’s path during the first battle of the Revolutionary War. This five-and-a-half-mile trail is handicap accessible and links Lexington to Concord. There are so many opportunities to learn more about history in Concord, Massachusetts, but it’s fascinating to be at the place where so many historical events unfolded.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetary 

Concord’s largest and only active public cemetery, Sleepy Hollow Cemetary, is a 17-acre, rustic garden abundant with natural beauty. It is the final resting place of David Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other townspeople. Sleepy Hollow Cemetary is the perfect sanctuary for a quiet walk and to view gorgeous greenery and beautiful memorial plots. 

History in Concord, Massachusetts, near Our Inn

When you stay at a hotel near Boston, it only makes sense that there will be countless historical attractions to visit. After a day soaking in physical remnants of America’s history, you’ll appreciate adjourning to your cozy room at our Concord inn. For more information on nearby attractions or making a reservation, please contact us. Our staff is happy to assist you.

Plan a Visit to Downtown Concord, MA

March 10, 2020 7:45 am

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If you’re looking to connect with history, while experiencing the best East Coast vacation, Concord, MA, is the destination for you. At Concord’s Colonial Inn, you can experience luxury met with Colonial charm for the perfect combination of history and modern amenities. Here, you can choose from 54 unique guest rooms—no two rooms are alike! From rooms in the Historic Main Inn, which boasts an authentic Colonial experience, to the Cottages, which provide separate bedrooms for larger families, Concord’s Colonial Inn has the perfect accommodation for everyone. When it comes to planning the ideal vacation to downtown Concord, MA, there is plenty to keep in mind. From the rich history to the sights to be seen, these are the things you simply must put on your itinerary when planning a visit to downtown Concord, MA.

Where to Eat in Downtown Concord, MA

When you plan your visit to downtown Concord, MA, you can rest assured that finding a place to eat will be as easy as walking down the hall. Concord’s Colonial Inn, you’ll find two delicious restaurants: Liberty and Merchants Row. Both boast extensive and authentic American cuisine, as well as a peek into the area’s rich history. These restaurants were made from an old tavern and a “men’s only” bar, so indulge in their refined menus, and revel in the historic atmosphere during your trip to downtown Concord, MA.

What to Do and See

There’s plenty of history to see and experience in downtown Concord, MA, but there are a few things you absolutely can’t miss during your visit. One of the most essential stops in downtown Concord, MA, is Minute Man National Historical Park, a site run by the National Park Service that highlights some of the area’s most important history. If you’re interested in literature, you absolutely can’t miss the nearby Sleepy Holly Cemetery, the focal point of the famed Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Walden Pond, the place where Henry David Thoreau himself spent time in isolation, and where he wrote his famous book, Walden. Other significant historic sites to visit are the Concord Museum and Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House. If you’re interested in New England’s natural landscapes, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge during your stay in downtown Concord, MA. 

With plenty to do, see, experience, and eat during your time in downtown Concord, MA, you’ll likely find plenty to keep you and your family busy. And when you stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn, you’ll be right up close and personal with history itself for a vacation you’ll always remember.

Best Dog Friendly Vacations in New England | Concord’s Colonial Inn

February 27, 2020 6:46 pm

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Dog Friendly Vacations in New EnglandWe couldn’t be more pleased to announce that Concord’s Colonial Inn is now a pet-friendly hotel in Concord, Massachusetts! Why not bring your entire family along on vacation, including that furry, four-legged friend of yours? Pet separation anxiety becomes all too real when you travel, and now you can rest assured when planning dog friendly vacations in New England. During your daily outings, your dog must remain on a leash while in the town of Concord, MA, and you’ll find a variety of spots to walk man’s best friend. Dog owners are encouraged to read below to learn more about our pet-friendly policy and learn why your next dog-friendly getaway should be to Concord. 

Convenient Walks for Your Dog 

You’ll be happy to know we welcome up to two pets during your stay in Concord, Massachusetts. We’re aware that you must have access to get outdoors and let Spot run around and play; otherwise, they would drive everyone mad during your dog friendly vacations in New England. For that reason, dogs are welcome on the backyard patio at Monument Square, and there are many paths adjacent to the Concord inn where you can head out for a quick walk (don’t forget to bring your clean up baggies).

Pet-Friendly Stops in Concord, MA

While we do not allow dogs in our Concord, MA, restaurants or taverns, you’ll find a variety of dog-friendly cafes around town. The Main Streets Market & Cafe is a great spot during the springtime to grab delicious light fare and sit at a table outside with your pet. There are three tables outside at Trails End Cafe where you can relax with your pup and sip on a loose leaf tea, cappuccino, or Chai Latte. Haute Coffee, Bedford Farms Ice Cream, and Rossini Pizzeria are a few other pet-friendly stops to check out while you’re exploring the town of Concord, MA, with your dog. One essential part about planning your dog friendly vacations in New England is that you have many options on things to do around town, and here, you’ll have just that! 

Doggy Daycare

We ask that your pet is well-behaved to ensure that all of our guests remain happy during their stay in Concord, Massachusetts. Pets tend to miss you just as much as you tend to miss them when you’re planning a night out. For this reason, we suggest using a local dog daycare if you plan to be away from your room for an extended period. is a website that offers travelers local pet sitters and dog walkers that are located around Concord, MA. If you’re planning a long day out, check out Boston Dog Company located less than five miles from the Concord inn, as they feature a warm, friendly dog daycare service. 

Affordable Pet-Friendly Accommodations

Dog Friendly Vacations in New EnglandEnjoy your stay on the first floor in the Prescott Wing when you bring your pet along on your dog friendly vacations in New England. Whether you’re staying with one pet or two, one $35 non-refundable payment will be applied that will cover the cost of the cleaning required throughout and after your stay at the Concord’s Colonial Inn. We’d be pleased to connect with you over the phone at 1-800-370-9200 if you’d like a direct conversation with our welcoming staff about our Pet Policy. We hope that both you and your pet enjoy your stay with us and your visit to Concord, Massachusetts.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway in Concord, MA 

January 7, 2020 4:55 pm

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Valentine's Day getawayNow that the holidays are over, the season of love is right around the corner, which means it’s time to plan something special for your significant other. Why not keep it simple and surprise them with a weekend Valentine’s Day getaway to Concord’s Colonial Inn? Our historic inn features the best restaurants in Concord, MA, beautiful rooms with colonial period details, private afternoon tea times, a luxury on-site salon-Monument Style as well as live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday nights at Village Forge Tavern. Whether you’re with us for Valentine’s Day or are planning your annual romantic anniversary trips, the charming town of Concord, MA, is a destination location that will inspire you to return each year. 

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Make your reservations early at Merchant’s Row for your Valentine’s Day getaway, as this is one of the best restaurants in Concord, MA, and it books quickly! The restaurant features a special Valentine’s Day menu with several delicious entrees and savory dessert options. Give us a call to make your reservations for dinner at 1-978-369-2373, or for convenience, reserve a spot using OpenTable

Unique Quality Time Activities near Concord, Massachusetts

Everyone knows that one of the most important aspects of any relationship is spending quality time with one another. During your romantic anniversary trips or Valentine’s Day getaway, why not step out of your comfort zone and step into some snowshoes at the deCordova Sculpture Park? The park features Snowshoe Tours with rentals on-site during winter, where you can explore the grounds with Eastern Mountain Sports and an experienced deCordova guide. 

After feeling inspired by the sculpture park, why not put that inspiration to good use and try a painting session with Pinot’s Palette? They offer a unique painting class where you’ll be able to get creative with your significant other during your Valentine’s Day getaway. There’s always a class happening at the Lexington Center, which is less than ten miles from your stay. 

In almost every winter romantic comedy film, you’ll find couples ice skating with one another throughout the colder season. One of the most romantic things to do in Concord, MA, during winter is ice skating at the Valley Sports Arenas, which is less than five miles from our historic inn. Ice skating is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and it’s just a mere seven dollars! We encourage you to check the schedule before your day of skating to ensure your specific date is open for public skating! 

Escape to Concord, MA

Wow your someone special this year with a Valentine’s Day getaway to Concord’s Colonial Inn. While there are many fun activities and things to do in Concord, MA, you may find yourself just relaxing with your love at our inn throughout your stay. Make an appointment at Monument Style where gentlemen can indulge in a hot towel service while their lady gets a makeup application or up-do hairstyle for the evening. No matter what you do, you’ll love spending time with your sweetheart at Concord’s Colonial Inn. Please give us a call at 1-800-370-9200 to make a reservation or book on our website.

Walking Winter Tours in Concord, Massachusetts

December 17, 2019 1:20 pm

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Concord MassachusettsThe town of Concord, Massachusetts, is a natural wonderland this time of year where the trees are covered in snow, and Concord’s Colonial Inn is adorned with lights and beautiful wreaths. We feature the best restaurants in Concord, MA, where you can stop in and warm up with a cup of coffee and a delicious hearty meal. On a sunny winter day, we suggest bundling up with your loved ones and taking a winter walking tour with the Concord Tour Company. There are many historical spots in Concord, Massachusetts, and a variety of excursions to choose from that make for a fun winter daytime stroll. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our favorite tours. 

The Real Little Women

Explore the life of the best selling author of “Little Women,” Louisa May Alcott, on The Real Little Women 90-minute walking tour. Not only will you discover the lives of the Alcott family, where they worked, lived, and played, but you’ll also be able to learn about the historical world in Concord, Massachusetts, that inspired the book. The tour is a two-mile walk; however, a driving tour can be arranged at an additional price. 

The Rude Bridge Tour

An excellent tour for any age is The Rude Bridge Tour, which is less than a mile and is based on the book “The Minutemen and Their World,” written by Robert A. Gross. The 90-minute guided tour features historically significant spots such as the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, along with opportunities to view Revolutionary artifacts. History buffs will be fascinated by the unique stories that surrounded the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War as the expert guides tell them along the way.  

Wide Awake at Sleepy Hollow

When you think of the town of Concord, MA, names such as Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Emerson come to mind, but there were a variety of influential authors that swayed the lives of many. During the Wide Awake at Sleepy Hollow tour, you’ll discover other famous authors that had a significant impact on American history. The 90-minute walking tour may be one of your favorite things to do in Concord, MA, during winter as the snow-covered grounds give the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery a peaceful touch.

Enjoy Live Music at Village Forge Tavern

Concord MassachusettsYou’ll find many other historical tours with Concord Tour Company that are open year-round and can be found on the website You’ll also be able to enjoy live music at the Village Forge Tavern on-site Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. Check out our entertainment calendar under our Restaurants Liberty page on our website to see who’s on for the evening.

Booking your stay is now as easy as the click of a mouse! All you have to do is click Book Now, select the time you’d like to visit and confirm the dates of your stay. If you have further questions while you’re in the process of booking online, please give us a call at 1-800-370-9200.

Winter Wonderland at Concord’s Colonial Inn

November 25, 2019 12:23 pm

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Concord MaAll ages are welcome to join in the festivities and fun at this year’s Winter Wonderland at Concord’s Colonial Inn in Concord, MA. Bring your family to enjoy a delicious holiday feast, visits with Santa, music, cookie decorating, and so much more! With all of the hustle and bustle of the season, family gatherings, and last-minute holiday shopping, don’t forget to set aside time to slow down and bask in the activities. Without further ado, here’s what you can expect at this year’s event at the Concord Inn. 

Come for Breakfast or Lunch

We will be featuring two meal times where you can indulge in breakfast or lunch at one of the best restaurants in Concord, MA, on-site at the Concord Inn. During breakfast, enjoy a buffet filled with traditional breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, french toast, crispy bacon, sausage, Concord Inn crispy potatoes, and more! We’ll also feature a waffle station in addition to providing fruit, assorted muffins, mini donuts, croissants, as well as yogurt and granola. 

The lunch buffet features an array of salad options, a nacho cheese bar, and adult entrees such as Faroe Island Salmon, Yankee Pot Roast, and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Children items like chicken tenders and baked macaroni and cheese will be provided as well. Of course, we wouldn’t have one of the best restaurants in Concord, MA, without a dessert station to polish off an excellent buffet!  

The first seating for Breakfast Wonderland is 9:30-11:30 a.m. The second seating for Lunch Wonderland is 1:00-3:00 p.m.  

Festive Things to Do in Concord, MA

Once you’ve finished getting your fill of the holiday feast at the Concord Inn, stick around to enjoy festive activities that will get you into the spirit of the season. The Winter Wonderland is the perfect family event atmosphere that features a variety of kid-friendly activities in the town of Concord, MA, for the holidays. Your little ones will be able to participate in sing-alongs with winter princesses like Elsa and Anna from Frozen with a special guest appearance from Olaf. Take holiday pictures with Santa, and when you’re finished, bring your children over to decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Lastly, don’t forget to vote on your favorite decorated gingerbread house before leaving! 

Where to Get Tickets

Tickets for this year’s Winter Wonderland at Concord’s Colonial Inn are good for admission to either breakfast or lunch and includes all of the festive activities. Adult tickets are $47, children ages 3-11 are $35, and two and under are $25. You must purchase tickets for this year’s Winter Wonderland in advance, and you can do that on Eventbrite’s website (breakfast tickets) (lunch tickets). Whether you’re in our beautiful town of Concord, MA, visiting family for the holidays, or are just passing through, don’t miss out on our annual Winter Wonderland event. Please give our welcoming staff a call at 1-978-369-9200 to answer any questions you may have or visit us on our website

Quaint Concord MA Wedding

October 21, 2019 3:35 pm

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Concord MAEvery picture-perfect love story deserves a dream wedding to go along with it. At Concord’s Colonial Inn, our wedding team is dedicated to helping you during each step of the planning process. Concord MA weddings appeal to those that want to be surrounded by our town’s history, romance, and charm. We specialize in showers, bridal teas as well as rehearsal dinners, so rest assured that you’ll be in good hands leading up to the big day! Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding for a small group or an extravagant wedding inviting 100 guests, we’ll have the package that is right for you and yours.  

The Venues

When you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Concord MA, look no further as we provide six diverse event room options for your reception. You’ll adore the intimate setting for smaller groups, while still having enough space to dance all night! Our versatile options can accommodate slide shows, musicians, DJs, and more. We provide catering options from a full buffet to a multi-course meal depending on what fits your dream wedding. Speak to our wedding director to see what option will be best for your reception! 

Plan the Details

Planning the small details of your day can be overwhelming, which why our trusted wedding team at Concord’s Colonial Inn will be on top of making your day worry-free! When you think of little details some things that come to mind may include a cocktail reception, cake service, tastings, bar and catering services, linens and plating arrangements, setups and well, we could go on! No need to worry about all these little details as our professional staff will take care of it all at our Concord inn. 

Convenient Accommodations

Concord MAWhen you plan your day with us, you’ll be surrounded by 300 years of living history as you look out over Monument Square. Our Concord inn provides 56 diverse room options for your guest as well as a honeymoon suite for the special couple! Stop into Merchants Row or the Liberty, our award-winning Concord MA restaurants, for a cocktail the evening before your big day. For your convenience, we provide on-site salon services at Monument Style as well as a room to get ready! It’s never too early to start planning the wedding of your dreams in Concord MA, to get more information visit our wedding page online!