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The Best Local Craft Beverages for a New England Vacation

July 28, 2020 8:16 am

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Photo of Two Craft Beverages (Wine) at our Concord Restaurant.

Arguably the best part about going on vacation is immersing yourself in the local culture by sampling some of the fare enjoyed by those who reside in your destination of choice. With its many historical sites, buildings, and attractions, it’s no wonder that Concord, MA, has long been established as an excellent tourist location for those engaging in a quintessential New England vacation. One way to really get a sense of where you are visiting is to go on a self-guided tour that showcases the area’s most exceptional craft beverages.

Not only will you uncover local flavors, but you’ll also be able to take in some of the most iconic sites along the way. To help acclimate you to the craft beverage scene in Concord, MA, we put together a list consisting of one winery, brewery, and cidery that should all be visited by anyone who considers themselves a libations connoisseur. 

Local Craft Beverages near Concord, MA

While it wouldn’t be hard to do a quick Google search for craft beverages near Concord, MA, there’s something to be said about making a pointed effort to find the best wines, brews, and ciders. Thankfully, the area has a diverse and eclectic selection that ensures you’ll find something you’ll like.

New England Craft Beverages

Located in Bolton, MA, the Nashoba Winery offers a wine shop, picnic area, and curbside pick up. In addition to the winery, Nashoba also has both a distillery, brewery, and an orchard where guests can pick apples and peaches, depending on the season and availability.

If homemade artisanal ciders are your beverage of choice, look no further than Pony Shack Cider in Boxborough, MA. Since 2015, Pony Shack has provided hand-pressed hard ciders to the greater Boston area and offers tastings by reservation.

Finally, Saltbox Kitchen, Concord’s only craft brewery, has a rotational seasonal selection of beers made with organic ingredients. With taps open Monday through Saturday, visitors can grab a craft beverage by the pint, four-beer flights, or a grab-and-go growler. 

The Best Massachusetts Hotel near Boston

Concord’s Colonial Inn, in the heart of downtown Concord, MA, has a luxurious assortment of guest rooms, boasting an exquisite level of period details, as no two rooms are the same. A seemingly endless array of amenities, on-site salon services, and gourmet dining options are the main reasons you may never wish to stay at another Massachusetts hotel when visiting the Boston area. For more information on how we may serve as your home away from home during your New England vacation, please visit us online or call 800-370-9200.

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).

Plan a Visit to Downtown Concord, MA

March 10, 2020 7:45 am

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Photo Outside Concord's Colonial in Downtown Concord MA.

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.