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Romantic Getaways in Massachusetts: Summer at Concord’s

April 10, 2020 7:52 am

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Photo of Concord's Colonial, One of the Finest Romantic Getaways in Massachusetts.

There’s indisputably never been a more enticing time than right now to book for a long-overdue, well-deserved extended summertime break in Concord, MA, one of the state’s shining examples of beauty, sophistication, and historical significance. This 375-year-old community is neatly situated in-between Boston, Worcester, and Nashua. Since 1889, Concord’s Colonial Inn has remained an elegant, utterly romantic respite from the city center’s clutches. Couples choose this historical haven for its enriching story, fine dining, tasteful suites, and romantic ambiance. Thus, Concord’s quickly evolved into one of the premier romantic getaways in Massachusetts.

The Sophistication of Concord’s Colonial Inn

Much like a high-end bed and breakfast, couples instantly fall in love with Concord’s Colonial Inn’s distinct charm, old-world architecture, and superior hospitality. Upon arrival, you’ll be immersed in over 300 years of history, dating back to 1716. Over the past three centuries, the inn has played the part of Revolutionary War storehouse, Henry David Thoreau’s residence, and even a boarding house. It’s ideally situated in downtown Concord, MA, near the city’s most beloved shops, museums, and parks. Guests return time and time again to savor classic, upscale New England fare, tour the town’s many landmarks, and spend some long-awaited alone time inside our stylish guest suites.

Nearby Attractions and Activities

But, of course, there’s so much more to a romantic stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn; we’re also just a short drive, bicycle ride, or walk from many of the area’s top-reviewed attractions, activities, and shops. As one of the most desirable romantic getaways in Massachusetts, we’re continuously enhancing the guest experience. One of those enhancements is our commitment to offering each and every guest with a sundry, well-documented list of potential mid-day adventures. Below, you’ll find 10 unique nearby destinations, all of which are sure to put their stamp on your long-overdue intimate retreat.

Romantic Getaways in Massachusetts

We strongly urge guests to utilize Minuteman Bike Share for their mid-day travels, as our beloved Concord hotel is within cycling distance of most of the aforementioned attractions. As we typically play host to hundreds of romantic getaways in Massachusetts during the summer months, please don’t hesitate to reach out for more information on amenities, guest suites, and on-site dining at your earliest convenience. Please give us a call today at 800-370-9200 (or check availability online).

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.